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Robinson Cano may be the best second baseman in baseball. Robinson Cano may be the best free agent heading into the 2014 season. Does that mean he is entitled to be the next grossly overpaid athlete? We know his agent Scott, “who cares what it does to the rest of a team or baseball”, Boras thinks.
As great as he is, I thought the St. Louis Cardinals did the right thing in passing on Albert Pujols. I outlined a host of issues and other overpaid players prior to Pujols’ free agency here. (You can now add Joe Mauer to the list.) It’s just year one, but Pujols’ old team made the playoffs, and his new team, the Los Angeles Angels, did not.
Even by ludicrous standards, as good a player as Cano is, he is more hype than fact if he wants Pujols or Alex Rodriguez money. To get an absurd ten-year 225 – 300 million dollar contracts, which is what Boras is rumored to want for Cano, you’ve got to be an elite five-tool player. Historically great. Not just the best free agent in a given ye
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The term "Evil Empire" that started out as an insult to the New York Yankees — by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino in 2002 — has now been ruled by judges to belong to the intended target. Trademark judges ruled an entrepreneur cannot register the phrase "Baseballs Evil Empire," used to describe the Bronx Bombers, after Major League Baseball objected...
New York Yankees’ centerfielder Curtis Granderson was hit in the forearm during a plate appearance Sunday. After X-rays were taken, the team announced he will be out 10 weeks. Granderson was hit by a pitch from Blue Jays’ pitcher J.A. Happ in the first inning of their matchup. X-rays revealed....
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What’s the one thing that needs to happen in order for the New York Yankees to be successful in 2013?
Curtis Granderson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And what occurred in the 1st inning of the second game of Spring Training vs. Toronto today?
A pitch hit Curtis Granderson in the arm, and the “precautionary” x-rays showed a fracture. According to the New York...
For the first time since October, we get to see the Bronx Bombers back in pinstripes. Today, the Yankees will face off against the revamped rival Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Joe Girardi will try the different outfield alignment, with Brett Gardner in center and Curtis Granderson in left. In the catching battle, Chris Stewart will get the start after Francisco Cervelli played yesterday...
At age 38 New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter time in the major leagues is coming to an end soon. While many had begun to write him off before this previous season, Jeter responded with batting .316 over the course of the season. A number many had assumed Jeter could never reach again.
But father time has never lost a battle and Jeter will eventually need to hang up the cleats...
Even judges believe that the Yankees are truly baseball’s only evil empire, and they have the documents to prove it.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a private entrepreneur, Evil Enterprises Inc., has been trying to trademark the phrase “Baseballs Evil Empire,” since 2008, but a panel of trademark judges in Washington, D.C., denied the request earlier this month.
We have our first major injury of the spring, and it's not good news for the New York Yankees. Left fielder Curtis Granderson will miss ten weeks with a broken right forearm after being hit in the first inning by JA Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays.
With Granderson missing the first month or so of the regular season, the Yankees will probably end up going into Opening Day...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has thrown 18 pitches in his first simulated game since knee surgery last year.
The 43-year old Rivera pitched one inning against Yankees' minor-league players on Thursday. He also fielded bunts and covered first base.
Rivera pitched in nine games last year, his season ending when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while tracking...
The name “Evil Empire” may have started as a derogatory term for the New York Yankees, but it is now apparently one that they take pride in and enjoy profiting from. Legally speaking, the Yankees are now officially known as the Evil Empire. According to the NY Daily News, trademark judges blocked an entrepreneur from registering the phrase “Baseballs Evil Empire” earlier...
It’s a good thing his new teammates have a good sense of humor.
Kevin Youkilis, who recently told the media that he’ll “always be a Red Sox,” entered camp earlier this month with his new Yankee teammates. While there was some ribbing going on, Youk told the YES Network that he and his fellow Yanks were able to laugh off his comments and any other “non-stories” that came...
The New York Yankees injury woes continue to pile up on them. CBSSports.com is reporting that Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson will be out 10 weeks after fracturing his right forearm.
Granderson was hit by a pitch in his first grapefruit league at bat today by J.A. Happ. Granderson hit a team-leading 43 homers for New York last season, batting .232 with 106 RBIs in 160 games.
The New York Yankees are so evil that they literally sued for the right to call themselves "The Evil Empire".
Alex Rodriguez and Lady Gaga don't seem to run in the same circles, but they do have a lot in common.
Besides both of them claiming they were Born This Way, dealing with Paparazzi and — just like A-Rod's reported drug mule cousin Yuri Sucart — the blond songstress has been banned from the Yankees clubhouse.
Now the injured pop star and the rehabbing New York Yankees...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- While a bunch of aging stars try to get healthy, the New York Yankees have a chance to check out their younger players at spring training.
Zoilo Almonte homered and threw out a runner from right field, Francisco Cervelli began his pitch to win the catching job, and David Phelps threw two scoreless innings as New York defeated the bumbling Atlanta Braves 8...
In the first inning today, the one guy we didn't expect to lose from injuries this year went down with a broken wrist.Curtis Granderson... out for 10 weeks.Unbelievable.And so it begins...