Found November 13, 2012 on
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New York Yankees
TRENTON, NJ – Former Yankees pitching great and YES broadcaster David Cone hopes the Yankees don’t have a power shortage in 2013.
He feels the team’s pitching will be fine, but realizes the team will have to come up with a replacement for outfielder Nick Swisher, who rejected the Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer and is seeking a multi-year deal in the $15 million per season neighborhood.
Swisher, who, with wife JoAnna Garcia, announced Tuesday the couple is expecting their first child, hit .272 (146-for-537) with 24 homers and 93 RBIs for the Yankees in 2012, has been mentioned as a possibility for several teams, including the Rangers, Orioles and Braves. He also had an impressive OPS of .837.
“At the price Nick is asking, I can’t see him coming back, and that’s a lot of power to replace,’’ said Cone. “I know he loves being a Yankee, but I can’t blame him for testing the market. That’s the way the business is.’’
Swisher likely won’t land in Philadelphia.
“From what I hea
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The New York Yankees enter this off-season with so many questions that when I started mulling over the issues as a whole it actually is pretty discouraging.
English: Hal Steinbrenner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So to say that GM Brian Cashman has his work cut out for him might be the understatement of the century.
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Despite a nightmare postseason, Robinson Cano has reason to celebrate. Just four days after winning the Silver Slugger Award for his production at the plate, the Yankees second baseman officially became a U.S. Citizen on Tuesday morning and tweeted pictures as he was sworn in. “Very proud day for me,” Cano tweeted. “I just became a US citizen, God bless America!” A native...
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Ruben Rivera is best known for being Mariano Rivera's cousin, which is quite possibly the only thing he's ever done right in his life. When with the Yankees, he was released because the players voted him off the team after being caught hocking Derek Jeter's glove and bat to a sports memorabilia dealer. Below you can see what Giants broadcaster Jon Miller described as...
It is again that time of year when free agent rumors dominate baseball headlines. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult – if not impossible – to determine the original source and the credibility of the news.
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The new logo for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Photo: MiLB.com)
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If they do lose Martin, Napoli would be a pretty good replacement. After a great 2011 campaign, Napoli fell off a bit last season hitting .227/.343/.469 with 24 HR and 56 RBI in 108 games for the Rangers. Not great, but better than the numbers Martin put up the last two years.
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He can now play for the US in the WBC
He becomes an American citizen, and the first thing he does is declare FREEDOM OF FACIAL HAIR.Dammit, he's right. The Yankees must end the repressive, 1890s ban on facial furniture, lip thistle, chin hemp or scalp shrubbery. It is 2012. It will soon be 2013.NO MUSTACHE, NO PEACE. NO MUSTACHE, NO PEACE.WHAT DO WE WANT?END TO YANKEE FACIAL HAIR BAN.WHEN DO WE WANT IT?NOW.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants remain confident they will sign relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to a 3-year deal for $18 million.
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