Found March 23, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Chien-Ming Wang signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees today and the former ace will start the season pitching at the Triple-A level. The 32-year-old Wang, who went 55-26 in 109 games as a Yankee, was New York’s stopper during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Unfortunately for the Taiwanese icon and the Bombers, Wang suffered a torn Lisfranc ligament and a partial tear of the peroneus longus of the right foot while running around third against the Astros in Houston in June 2008. Returning the following spring, the hard-throwing sinkerballer struggled mightily on the mound and … Continue reading →

Report: Jeter likely to miss opener

Derek Jeter is still experiencing soreness in his ankle and it appears he will be on the disabled list when the Yankees begin their season.


Vernon Wells traded to Yankees

The Angels reportedly have agreed to trade Vernon Wells to the Yankees. Wells was a disappointment during his two seasons in Anaheim.

10 Bold Predictions for 2013: Yoenis Cespedes will get more MVP votes than Robinson Cano

Is Cano or Cespedes going to have the better year? Robinson Cano has been one of the best hitters in baseball over past several years.  His three year averages:  .311/.370/.539, 30 HR, 107 RBI, 104 runs, and 5 sB.  The 30/100/100 mark is a milestone and when someone averages that over three years in an increasingly pitching dominated era, it’s incredible.  He has finished 3rd...

Yankees rumors: New York still targeting corner infielders

The New York Yankees continue to actively pursue help at first and third base, according to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News. This is so obvious it's hardly worth saying, but also was told that #Yankees still actively seeking 1B and 3B help. — Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) March 21, 2013 Martino terms this news “obvious,” as the Yankees have been...

Derek Jeter to play in minor league games only the rest of spring

Derek Jeter's ankle will keep him out of Major League exhibition games for the rest of spring training.  He will play only in minor league games the rest of the way out.  The move comes after Jeter felt soreness in his ankle and an inflammation was discovered. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports says the move to have Jeter play in minor league games could be strategic.  By...

Nationals' Harper scratched with swollen left hand

Bryce Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' lineup because of swelling in his left hand. Harper was scheduled to bat third and play left field against the New York Mets on Saturday, but manager Davey Johnson told Harper in the morning that he would not be playing. Harper was jammed on a pitch by Drew Smyly of the Detroit Tigers on Friday, and Johnson took...

Nationals Prepare For First Season With Expectations

  One week from today, the Washington Nationals season will be underway. After the best season in their history, the Nats will try to exceed expectations with a team that many expect to win the National League East, and the NL on the whole. How can you possibly exceed those expectations? I’m not sure, but this team sure seems poised to do so. When the 98-win Nationals...

Washington Nationals 2013 Roundtable On District Sports Page: Part 2 - Expectations For Harper

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page organized the 2013 Washington Nationals rountable this year, where a few Nats bloggers (including me) were asked to make predictions about the coming season. It's a seven-part series, and I'll be crossposting the links here as well as my answers to each of the questions. In case you missed it, part one is available here. In part two...

OUCH! Stephen Strasburg hit in the wrist by Prince Fielder line drive

Just Stephen Strasburg icing is wrist in the bottom of the fourth after getting drilled in the hand/wrist by a Prince Fielder liner. No big deal. Well, the good news is it was his non-throwing hand...and he finished the inning...and he came out to pitch the fifth. But for a second there the 2013 season flashed before our eyes... (Screencaps via MASN/TV) Befriend...

Washington Nationals 2013 Season Preview

Sergeant Gunnery Hartman/Davey Johnson is baseball’s best manager. We only get one more season of him. Any conversation about baseball’s most-loaded team must begin with their R. Lee Ermey style manager, Davey Johnson. Johnson is baseball’s finest manager, having been perched on dugout top steps since Small Pox was a problem; he’s seen more baseball than any living man has...

Prince Fielder Nails Stephen Strasburg’s Wrist With a Line Drive: Video

Prince Fielder had the hearts of Washington Nationals fans everywhere racing last week when he ripped a line drive back up the middle and off the left (non-throwing) wrist of ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg. On a 1-1 pitch in the top of the fourth, Fielder centered up a Strasburg pitch and laced it just to Strasburg’s left. Washington’s pitcher, however, happens to fall off the...

Season Preview: Washington Nationals

The Nationals made a few big moves this winter to help an already talented team. Were their moves enough to counter what the Braves did? Key Losses: Sean Burnett, LHP (Angels, Free Agent) Mark DeRosa, 3B (Blue Jays, Free Agent) Mike Gonzalez, LHP (Brewers, Free Agent) Tom Gorzelanny, LHP (Brewers, Free Agent) Edwin Jackson, RHP (Cubs, Free Agent) Jeff Kobernus, 2B (Red Sox, Rule...

Minor League ST Notes: Yankees vs. Phillies

Kiley covers minor league spring training with the AA & AAA squads of the Phillies & Yankees. Dellin Betances & Jon Pettibone started, Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph played and a little known reliever hit 96 mph.
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