Found December 02, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
From George King: Ichiro Suzuki’s willingness to wait on the Yankees has declined to the point where the veteran outfielder is talking to other teams.
“At the beginning we talked a lot but since that time, zero,’’ agent Tony Attanasio said of discussions with the Yankees. “As far as we are concerned we don’t care what the Yankees do. We have had conversations with multiple clubs. If we see something we like he will go through with it.’
In a week’s time, Ichiro has completely reversed field.
“There has been a lot of interest [from other teams] but he enjoyed playing for the Yankees so much it’s hard for him to say no to the Yankees,’’ Attanasio said a week ago yesterday. “His preference is to stay there instead of going someplace else, but we’ll wait and see.’’
Of course, Ichiro’s reversal doesn’t mean he can’t return to The Bronx, where he was a fan favorite. Thanks to a torrid 14-for-20 stretch over five games in mid-September, he batted .322 in 67 games as a Yankee.
Nor did general manager Brian Cashman eliminate Ichiro from the list of outfield candidates he will talk to about replacing Nick Swisher in right field.
“I’m really not in position to comment, but our focus was first on pitching and see the amount of dollars we needed to secure pitching,’’ Cashman said. “Now we’ll focus on players who want to talk to us.’’Letting Ichiro sign somewhere else would be a major mistake. That being said, I understand why the Yankees were focused on pitching in the last few weeks. Hopefully, now that they can turn their attention to right field they'll get the Ichiro situation settled quickly.
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From Joel Sherman:Alex Rodriguez was playing late in the regular season and playoffs with a re-tear in his surgically repaired right hip, The Post has learned.
Rodriguez is expected to need a second surgery in the coming days and will miss, at minimum, a piece of the 2013 season. Still, the hope is that the procedure will allow A-Rod to return as a full, successful player as early...
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman confirmed on Monday at MLB’s Winter Meetings that third baseman Alex Rodriguez needs hip surgery and will be out four to six months.
What does this mean for the Yankees? Well first off, the team is currently without -Rod and Derek Jeter, who broke his ankle in the ALCS against the Tigers.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News thinks that...
The New York Yankees got some bad news in the midst of winter meetings that are designed to normally improve a team for the next year. Their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, will likely miss time at the start of the 2013 season because of a lingering hip issue he was battling toward the end of the 2012 season.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York post, Alex ...
A blown midrift and the NY Post was all over the Derek Jeter is a fat bastard theme. They even continued mocking today on Page 6:
"Derek Jeter pigging out"
Derek Jeter, looking portlier than...
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Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip and will miss the start of the season and possibly the entire first half.
Rodriguez has a torn labrum, bone impingement and a cyst, the Yankees said Monday. The third baseman will need to follow a pre-surgery program over the next four-to-six weeks, and the team anticipates he will be sidelined four-to-six months after the operation...
During the general managers' meetings last month, Brian Cashman was asked about his plans for a player recovering from surgery.
"In fairness to him and the significant injury he had, we're going to put him off to the side," the Yankees GM said of starting pitcher Michael Pineda, who is coming off shoulder surgery. "His rehab will take him into late May, June...
I'm looking at a reflection of myself, or should I say, of Yankees, 2012?Is it true that A-Rod is turning the other hip? When he does come back ( think September, 2013 ) will he be his usual svelte and speedy self?Will he be ready for the double-headers and 11 game trips to the coast?Are we looking to pay $26 million to watch him limp around? Again?I do understand that this...
Andy & Artrell talk about Derek Jeter's weight gain, Calvin Johnson's amazing catch, and the new Mark Sanchez jersey