Found February 25, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Raul Ibanez
TEAMS: New York Yankees
Raul Ibanez would be the proud owner of a World Series ring if not for the 2009 Yankees, so now the veteran is hoping that putting on pinstripes will give him a second crack at the opportunity.

Maybe New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez respects Ryan Braun herpes

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 weigh in my opinion...

Michael Pineda Player Projection No. 45

Key Stats: Upon seeing where other sites are ranking Michael Pineda after the way he started in his rookie season, I am very surprised that he’s not being ranked higher. Pineda came out of the gates flying last year as a top 50 player in both April and May – only four other starting pitchers accomplished that. He was deservedly (unlike 50% of the players) selected to the all...

Teixeira’s effort worth weight loss

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...

Newcastle Target Norwich Pair Surman, Martin

Norwich City’s Russell Martin and Andrew Surman are interesting Newcastle more

Postseason woes eat away at Yanks' Teixeira

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.

Girardi considering hitting Cano third

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.

Yanks' Cano likes having A-Rod hit behind him in lineup

T AMPA — Joe Girardi has hinted that Robinson Cano will be the Yankees’ No. 3 hitter this season, which means that instead of protecting Alex Rodriguez in the lineup, the second baseman will have the three-time AL MVP protecting him.

Yankees' Swisher won't seek deal midseason

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.

Chavez disputes 'Moneyball' portrayal

The movie "Moneyball," based on the landmark book by Michael Lewis, is an entertaining fantasy. So says Eric Chavez, who was a main cog on that 2002 Oakland Athletics team, but is not mentioned in the cinematic depiction when multiple reasons are given for that 103-win season.

Unusual medical procedure has Yankees' Alex Rodriguez feeling healthy, confident

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Pie duty will likely fall to Swisher

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.

Mo makes a throw of it

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...
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