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TAMPA — Francisco Cervelli is baseball’s “Rocky.” Never count him out.
In an Apollo Creed clubhouse overflowing with superstars, Cervelli is the Yankees’ underdog in pinstripes, the player from nowhere who makes his way to the title shot. And, wouldn’t you know it, Rocky is his inspiration.
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Let me be clear by stating that Alex Rodriguez has never said anything about Ryan Braun’s failed drug test having to do with him taking medicine for herpes.
Of course A-rod wouldn’t because he knows better, as Derek Jeter would have failed way before Braun… right?
Kidding again. But now to the point, as this Braun saga is getting annoying but I wanted to...
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George King of the NY Post spoke with Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis recently and the coach told him that just two years ago Michael Pineda‘s changeup was better than his slider.
“In the minor leagues in 2010 his changeup was more effective than the slider,” Willis told The Post. “Last year we attacked the slider in spring training because the American League never...
TAMPA — Mark Teixeira didn’t drop 15 pounds in order to beat out the bunts he plans to put in play this year.“The older you get, the lighter,’’ said the 31-year-old Teixeira, who said he had been 225 to 230 pounds the last eight seasons. “I tried to eat...
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You only have to look at a strikingly thinner Mark Teixeira to know that he did some soul-searching over the winter. His batting average, after all, took a nosedive for a second straight season, and then he didn’t hit much in the playoffs, leaving him to agonize for weeks over the first-round loss to the Tigers.
The No. 3 lineup spot is a badge of honor typically reserved for a team's best hitter, and you'd have a difficult time finding anyone in the Yankees' world who doesn't believe Robinson Cano fits there.
Nick Swisher, in the final year of a three-year contract with the Yankees, said Sunday he will not seek to negotiate a new contract during the 2012 season and expects to test the free-agent market next winter.
TAMPA — Was it the last time Mariano Rivera throws for the first time in spring training? Rivera knows the answer but is unwilling to share it publicly, although he strongly indicated last week the 2012 season will mark the end of his Hall of Fame career.Yesterday morning in 59-degree...
Nick Swisher beamed when he was told of manager Joe Girardi's comments, in which he said that Swisher might be the likeliest choice to take over A.J. Burnett's practice of smashing teammates with whipped cream-filled towels after walk-off hits.