Found May 05, 2014 on Lady At The Bat:
What are the New York Yankees going to do with CC Sabathia? After his Sunday start, the Yankees left-hander is 3-4 with an ERA of 5.75. Despite striking out more than a batter an inning, he has a WHIP of 1.45. It didn’t seem possible, but Sabathia is even worse than he was last year and, considering he had the worst season of his career, that is a terrible sign. The Yankees entered the year with playoff aspirations, and since they are sitting atop the A.L. East by 0.5 games very early in the season, those hopes aren’t quite out of the window yet. If that is to continue, however, Sabathia needs to join the party. His current performances need to stop, especially with the state of the rest of the Yankees rotation.With the exception of Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees rotation is in a complete shambles. With CC Sabathia turning in another terrible start on Sunday afternoon, both he and Hiroki Kuroda have season ERAs above 5, and Ivan Nova’s replacement, Vida Nuno, tops them both w...

Masahiro Tanaka adjusting nicely to life as a New York Yankee

After being forced to watch the playoffs from their respective mansions for just the second time in the past 19 years at the end of last season, appropriately named General Manager Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees tackled the free-agent market in order to reload ahead of the current campaign. On Saturday afternoon, the crown jewel of that $438 million face lift continued to...

We have the man who was once CC Sabathia through 2017 at a cost of nearly $100 million

See here the last four years of ERA for Mr. CC Sabathia: 3.00, 3.38, 4.78 and - now, over one month - 5.11. It's rising like watching the trajectory of a Reggie Jackson home run. Yesterday, the home town fans booed CC as if he had signed with Seattle, while he botched a rubber match against a team we need to beat, and which seems to own a voodoo doll pin/cushion for us.Since...

Girardi, Yankees fly off the handle in wild eighth-inning against Angels (VIDEO)

The Yankees lost more than the game in the bottom of the eighth against the Angels when Shawn Kelley, Matt Thornton and Preston Claiborne combined to allow six walks, the final five in a row after two were out, and forced home three runs. The Angels didn't have a hit in the inning and and still scored three runs for the 4-1 victory.But even before that, the wild inning featured...

Yankees: Beating Bedard should be enough to win

Joe Maddon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After enduring a torturous Friday night loss, the Yankees dusted themselves off and paid back the Rays yesterday to tie up the series at a game apiece. Even with the unpredictable CC Sabathia on the bump, one would think the Yankees bats could crush the ball against Rays’ Erik Bedard enough to win no matter what. Until I remembered that the...

Street outside Yankee Stadium renamed to honor Mariano Rivera (Video)

Mariano Rivera’s farewell tour and Hall of Fame career came to an end in 2013, but the honors and recognition of his great career continue. Late last year, a campaign was started by a longtime Yankees fan to have a street near Yankee Stadium renamed in honor of Mariano Rivera. In December, New York City […]

Joe Girardi goes nuts on Laz Diaz during ejection (Video)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected during the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss to the Angels on Monday night after arguing balls and strikes with umpire Laz Diaz, and he definitely got his money’s worth before being run. Girardi was upset over a low pitch called a strike on Brett Gardner with the bases […]

Peyton Manning visits Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter had a special guest at batting practice Sunday morning at Yankee Stadium -- Peyton Manning. "I came to see Derek play," Manning said. "Derek and I have been friends -- he's a couple years older than me, but we've been pretty much professionals at the same time. So I wanted to pay my respects and see him play for the last time." Manning stood...

Baseball and the Business of 'Cheating'

When Michael Pineda was ejected from his last start for having pine tar on his neck, he was, technically, cheating. This was affirmed by his subsequent 10-game suspension. But the outrage over the Pineda incident wasn't due to the fact the he was using pine tar, it was because he was blatantly using it. Red Sox starter Jake Peavy told reporters that he, “thought (Wednesday...

Mariano Rivera in new book questions Robinson Cano’s desire, would pick Dustin Pedroia

Mariano Rivera in his new autobiography “The Closer,” raises some eyebrows when sharing his thoughts on former teammate Robinson Cano. Rivera, who pitched 19 seasons and is known as the best closer in baseball history, was never considered a trash talker, so we’re not really taking his comments as anything other than an honest assessment. […]

Mariano Rivera’s Dustin Pedroia-Robinson Cano Outlook Confirms Obvious

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s new book, “The Closer,” confirms what’s long been suspected about two of Major League Baseball’s elite second basemen. Rivera wrote in his book released Tuesday that he’d take Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over anybody at the position, including longtime teammate Robinson Cano, when it comes to winning one...

Mariano Rivera says He’d Take Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano

Mariano Rivera is no longer a New York Yankee, but he still knows how to rile up the fan base. Instead of striking out batters to close the game, Rivera has taken his talents to the pages and is writing a book called, “The Closer”. In an excerpt leaked from the book, Rivera says he’d take Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano if he had to...

Mo Rivera: I'd pick Pedroia over Cano

Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in a new book released Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox would be his ultimate choice as a second baseman, saying he doesn't think former teammate Robinson Cano "burns to be the best." Rivera played with Cano for the first nine seasons of the second baseman's career -- before Rivera retired after last...

Quote of The Day 5/6/14: Mariano Rivera on Dustin Pedroia

In Mariano Rivera’s soon to be released book “The Closer” he talks about the Red Sox second baseman and the respect he has for him: Nobody plays harder, gives more, wants to win more. He comes at you hard for 27 outs. It’s a special thing to see…. If I have to win one game, I’d have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman.  

FFLockerRoom Show at 8 ET: Mike Trout, Matt Cain and CC Sabathia

The guys are back for another week of the FF Locker Room Show! This week, the guys will discuss Mike Trout‘s high strikeout rate, Matt Cain‘s inability to bounce back from last year so far and discuss if CC Sabathia has really been as bad as the numbers on the surface show. The guys will also go over the waiver wire and closer report later on. Let us know what player you’re...

Derek Jeter: Doing the right thing

The Yankees are really trying to win this season, Derek Jeter's not hitting at all, and management will soon have a semi-viable option at shortstop. So is the Farewell Tour going to end sooner than everyone expected?
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