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Would Nick Swisher satisfy the Tigers' needs? Two different ESPN baseball writers mentioned a Swisher-to-Detroit possibility this week. Continue reading →
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What will the New York Yankees outfield look like next season?
Nick Swisher salutes the crowd during ‘roll call’ at the June 8, 2009 Yankee vs. Rays.
For starters, CF Curtis Granderson and LF Brett Gardner will be back. The Yankees picked up Grandy’s 2013 option and Gardner is under team control till 2015 but is arbitration eligible.
So that leaves GM Brain Cashman with...
Can Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers make it 2 straight Cy Young Awards? Later today the finalists for the MVP and Cy Young races will be anointed. Yet one more way for baseball to ramp up the drama was to create a tiered approach to naming the winners of baseball’s most coveted individual awards.
Each trophy will have 5 finalists assigned tonight at 6 pm and the votes will...
Multiple teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle
Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and
Washington Nationals, are believed to have “some level of interest” in free
agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
While he isn't going to be
able to duplicate Jayson Werth’s $126 million contract...
SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT
A chef at a Las Vegas eatery recently said that the only celebrity who has ever turned down a kitchen invite was A-Rod, who apparently said he "didn't want to smell like the kitchen."
Bully for the 2012 Detroit Tigers. While the Tigers fell a little shy of winning the World Series, they did manage to accomplish more than 28 other teams, and they got as far as they did in large part by riding their superstars. Justin Verlander, obviously, was the star of the pitching staff, and Max Scherzer and Doug Fister did more to get noticed as well. In the middle of the lineup...
IN FOR A TRIM
Mariano Rivera said he's planning to come back to the Yankees next season, and the team may ask him to take a pay cut.
From Jon Lane:Pettitte, who ended his one-year retirement during Spring Training, continues to mull his immediate future and stated he’ll make a decision sooner rather than later. Speaking with reporters at this week’s general manager meetings, Yankees GM Brian Cashman shared details of a conversation that didn’t reveal answers, but he’s holding on to hope that the veteran...
After Alex Rodriguez had arguably his worst regular season coupled with an embarrassing postseason performance that saw him get benched for the first time in his illustrious career, speculation started to run rampant that his time with the Yankees may be coming to an abrupt end.
Early in this offseason, it appeared Brian Cashman might be able to get a trade done for A-Rod with...
Here's a scoop, straight from the floor at the general managers meetings: Brian Cashman listens to sports talk radio.
"I've heard a lot of things," the New York Yankees GM said Wednesday. "(After) last year, we had CC (Sabathia), Phil Hughes coming off injury, and (Ivan) Nova finished the season hurt. So, people are like, 'They've got one starter....
Detroit Tigers star Delmon Young pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated harassment in an incident last spring where he shouted an anti-Semitic slur and tackled a man to the ground outside a Manhattan hotel, prosecutors said.
The 27-year-old left fielder was ordered to complete 10 days of community service and enroll in a program at the Museum of Tolerance New York as part of the...
If the New York Yankees cannot trade third baseman Alex Rodriguez, they likely will need to find a player who could spell both Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter.
Rodriguez, 37, made 38 of his 119 starts at designated hitter last season, and that number only figures to increase as he continues to lose mobility.
Jeter, 38, is recovering from surgery on his left ankle. While he is...
A judge has sentenced former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor to 38 months in prison after he pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.
Taylor, 40, told U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan during Wednesday's sentencing hearing that he was sorry for causing so much pain to his family and his five daughters.
''I made poor decisions...
Tuesday's Yankeesque meltown has prompted a lot of heavy soul-searching in the ranks of the GOP superstructure. Most notably, the election has cast a shadow on the future of crazy rape quotes, a bulwark of Republican leaders since the rise of Hillary Clinton. It seems like only yesterday that Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock climbed aboard the crazy rape...
Baseball expert Jim Bowden's trade proposal: Nick Castellanos, Avisail Garcia and Drew Smyly for Upton and a second piece. Continue reading →