Elizabeth DiPietro

Elizabeth is a teacher by day, sports fan by night. In her spare time, she can usually be found watching her favorite teams, the Yankees, Knicks, and Jets, with her husband Dave. She has a master’s of arts in creative writing from CUNY Queens College, and enjoys various kinds of exercise like yoga, Zumba, and spinning. Elizabeth has been covering the New York Yankees for Double G Sports since May of 2011.

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal: Sabathia, Kuroda, and Tanaka Pack 1-2-3 Punch

(Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News) The YES announcers joked with Joe Girardi several times that he managed Saturday afternoon’s game as though it were “the seventh game of the World Series.” True, the game More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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O Captain, Our Captain: The End of an Era

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images I don’t want to think about who is going to replace Jeter in 2015 right now. I don’t want to speculate how Jeter is going to perform this season, or how many days a week he’ll spend More...

David Robertson's ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, February 10th, 2014

Yankees: Pitchers and Catchers Report Friday Amid Rotation and Bullpen Questions

David Robertson’s ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images) Alex Rodriguez’s withdrawal of his inane lawsuit More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Yankees Hope Tanaka Signing Proves They’re In It to Win It in 2014

Many questions were raised by the New York Yankees’ signing of Masahiro Tanaka, but a cast-iron certainty trumps them all: They had no other choice. On Wednesday, the Yankees signed the Japanese right-hander, More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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Earth to A-Rod: Give It Up Already

There was a time when we thought Alex Rodriguez was a shoo-in to shatter all kinds of baseball records. This weekend he broke a record, but not one that will get him into Cooperstown. On Saturday, Rodriguez was More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, December 30th, 2013

Is Tanaka the Answer to Yankee Rotation Questions?

(AP Photo) On Thursday, Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was officially posted, and the New York Yankees wasted no time tossing their star-spangled top hat into the ring. Sources report they have already made More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Robbie Cano Goes for the Dough…and This Fan Is Over It

Though I can’t say I was surprised, I will admit that the news of Robinson Cano’s departure on Friday made me a little depressed. He was virtually the only Yankee who mattered last year that didn’t fall victim More...

Curtis Granderson is a free agent and other teams have already been rumored interested.
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Yankee Offseason Part 1: Qualifying Offers for Cano, Granderson, and Kuroda

This will be a two-part post on potential Yankee offseason activity. Part 1 will focus on who to re-sign from their current roster. Part 2 will focus on which free agents they should go after.   Curtis Granderson More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Girardi’s Big Deal a Symbol of His Worth to Yankees

(AP Photo) Most New York Yankee fans are feeling a little unsettled about the upcoming season, but some of our uneasiness was lifted last week when Joe Girardi signed a four-year contract extension. The deal will More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Thanks for the Mo-meries

(Photo Credit: AP) One of the best images from Sunday’s emotional tribute to Mariano Rivera was seeing Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, and other Yankee staples record their former teammate make the slow jog from More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Yankees in Desperate Need of Good Luck as Gardner Goes Down and Bullpen Falters

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The Yankees’ late season chase for a wild card is a narrative that gets rewritten practically every day. Six teams, all within three and a half games of each other, are competing More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, August 30th, 2013

Yankees Keep Fingers Crossed for Cano Return as Time Starts Running Out

Anyone thinking the Yankees could keep pace in the playoff race probably didn’t expect them to lose two out of three to the Blue Jays. But that’s exactly what happened this week, culminating with Hiroki Kuroda’s More...