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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
The official Yankiverse rumor line seems to be that Nick Swisher is gone from the Tankees. I'll believe it when I see it. Swish has always been a likeable, bi-polar West Virginia mope who drank the Kool-Aid of Gotham like mother's milk, and set himself up for a post-baseball career as a sitcom walk-on, card show lugnut or ESPN smiling caballero. He won't be happy in KC or SD - or any place without celebrity entourages. It's either New York or LA. I'm figuring the Mets don't bite. The Dodgers and Angels don't need another OF. That leaves Swish deciding whether to play one more year with the Tankees or spend the rest of his life in a Cleveland of the mind. Frankly, I think he'd rather get himself a new pair of Pradas.But here's the rub. I don't think the Tankees want him back. I think they say so in public. After all, he's a popular guy, he hits in the regular season, and he's not the team's only headcase in October. I just t...
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Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
Brian Cashman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ok not literally, but say you had his job and you were just named the new GM for the New York Yankees.
And your first order of business is deciding is deciding who gets to live another day in pinstripes, and who will get handed their walking papers.
A few things to keep in mind...
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In order to not bruise his slugging superstar's already-deflated ego, Joe Girardi reportedly called the Yankee Stadium PA announcer to ask him to not mention Alex Rodirguez's name when he was being pinch-hit for.
END OF THE ROAD?
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the legendary closer "doesn’t know what he is doing yet" as it relates to whether or not he'll return next season.
Mariano Rivera vowed some months ago that despite tearing his ACL, he would return to pitch again in the major leagues. Now, it appears that he's not so sure.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand on Friday, and he indicated that Rivera still hasn't decided on his future.
"He wasn't certain on what he is...
In the past week I’ve seen some amateur events (UF Scout Day, Florida Diamond Club) that I’ll write about here and I’ll be covering the WWBA tournament in Jupiter for ESPN. I also still have lots of instructs reports and extra regular season minor league reports to offload. So, before I move on to all these new topics, here’s the final notes from Yankees instructs, starting...
It's no secret that Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily throughout the 2012 postseason, but the common refrain was that at least he was saying the right things and acting like a good teammate amid all the attention. At least, of course, until that little incident where A-Rod apparently hit on a fan behind the Yankees' dugout, which called into question his focus and intensity...
The New York Yankees are already on vacation, while the San Francisco Giants are playing for their second World Series Championshipin three years. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games...
I know this is blaspheme, but for once, let's not be cheerful and optimistic: Does anybody really expect Mariano Rivera to come back in 2013 and pitch an entire season at the level that befits his career? Because I sure don't. I think there's a better chance of Ann Coulter winning a sportsmanship medal at the Special Olympics. When Mariano shredded his knee last spring...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
2. World Series Game Two Event
3. Contract Crowdsourcing: Five Right-Handed Relievers
What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, dedicated largely to contract crowdsourcing for DH-type free agents...
After being swept by the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS, the New York Yankees are now receiving more bad news, as ace CC Sabathia is being sent to have his pitching elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews. The injury is believed to be a bone spur, but Sabathia admits that he is concerned about the possibility [...]
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