Nik Swartz

Nik Swartz

Graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Psychology, currently a counselor in Philadelphia. I started writing professionally in 1999 as the Penn State beat writer for the Milton Standard/Lewisburg Daily Journal in Pa. I have worked at eight daily newspapers as a Sports Writer/Editor - covering all high school sports, the NFL, professional baseball and professional hockey. A few sites I've written and/or contributed articles for include Rant Sports, Bleacher Report, FanSided and Pro Football Spot. Follow Nik on Twitter @Sweetnesz13.

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Making Yankees Brass Look Like Clowns

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez signs an autograph prior to game against Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park In the past Alex Rodriguez has come off like an arrogant, selfish player – a player who was easy to More...

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Tanaka Time Only Put On Pause

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka The New York Yankees announced ace Masahiro Tanaka would be heading to 15-day DL yesterday due to wrist tendonitis and soreness in his forearm. Yankees GM Brian More...

By Nik Swartz On Friday, April 24th, 2015

Yankees Will Always Be Kings of New York

No matter how much success the other team in New York may be having this season, or ever, the city of New York will always be owned by the New York Yankees. ESPN Sunday Night baseball analyst John Kruk seems to More...

By Nik Swartz On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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MLB Week 1 Losers: Yankee Haters

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez It’s laughable to think the New York Yankees will be living in the AL East basement in 2015. It does not matter how early in the season it is, there are always More...

By Nik Swartz On Monday, March 30th, 2015

Yankees Need Adam Warren Every Fifth Day

New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Friday Masahiro Tanaka will get the Opening Day start against the Toronto Blue Jays April 6th. This will be Tanaka’s first Opening More...

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

CC Sabathia Key To Yankees Season

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia Tuesday night New York Yankees hefty-lefty CC Sabathia made his much anticipated spring training debut against the Toronto Blue Jays. Sabathia went two innings, More...

By Nik Swartz On Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Yankees Retiring Captaincy With Derek Jeter Disrespects All Before Him

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman declared this afternoon, on the Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio, that if it were up to him Derek Jeter would be the last captain the More...

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Iron Mike Protects Yankees Pitchers And Helps Hitters

Yankees’ pitching machine, nicknamed ‘Iron Mike,’ fires off 90 mph fastballs during an intrasquad game. The New York Yankees have employed a pitching machine this spring, and it’s not just any More...

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

What In the Hal Are the Yankees Doing?

New York Yankees former owner George Steinbrenner Late Sunday night I was told by an MLB reporter who has been covering the New York Yankees for over a decade, “there will be a deal done Monday morning and the More...

By Nik Swartz On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Coming Back Will Magnify Jeter’s Absence

The New York Yankees haven’t even started Spring Training yet and the Alex Rodriguez circus is in full swing. Not only has the majority of media attention been about Rodriguez heading to camp, now he is gracing More...

Dellin Betances
By Nik Swartz On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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New York Yankees As Good As Any Team In AL East

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances The New York Yankees head into the 2015 season having missed consecutive postseasons for the first time in two decades. Winning the World Series had always been the More...

Alex Rodriguez
By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Yankees Attitude Towards A-Rod Bad Money

Alex Rodriguez with Yankees GM Brian Cashman When the New York Yankees made the decision to keep Alex Rodriguez as a member of the team heading into the 2015 season, as well as the foreseeable future, they knew More...

By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hal Steinbrenner Hasn’t Proved He Is Committed To Yankees Winning In 2015

New York Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner The New York Yankees may have lost out on mega free agent Max Scherzer but the team has to make a move to bolster the starting staff before the season starts. Right now the More...

Cole Hamels
By Nik Swartz On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Cole Hamels Trade to Padres Getting Legs

Cole Hamels It’s no secret the Philadelphia Phillies want to shop any and all of their expensive toys, as the team goes down a long painful rebuild that has no end in sight. If the Phils don’t rid themselves More...

Stephen Drew
By Nik Swartz On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Did Yankees Sign Stephen Drew To Play Second?

New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew According to FOX Sports MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, the New York Yankees have inked free agent infielder Stephen Drew to a one-year $5 million deal, with the chance to More...

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