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$12 million for one season doesn't buy what it used to. Kevin Youkilis, who will make more in 2013 than David Wright will, made his New York Yankees debut Thursday. And he promptly announced his loyalties to his old Boston Red Sox team, saying "Iâll always be a Red Sock." Oh, great.I couldn't stand Youk -- I call him Yuck -- as a Red Sock, and the fact that he is now a Yankee makes my skin crawl. This isn't the likeable, self-deprecating and fun Johnny Damon becoming a Yank at the prime of his career. This is an overpaid has-been who can't stay healthy, and who even some Red Sox fans and players acknowledge is a jerk. Even his fellow players got sick of the way he threw a hissy fit every time he struck out.Can't say Youkilis has made a great impression on me so far. He's made Joba Chamberlain into a sympathetic character -- Joba had the guts to reach out to him first, only to be treated to radio silence for a month. Then when Youk arrives in Florida...
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New York Yankee fans need to relax, big time!
Kevin Youkilis (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Kevin Youkilis might play for the Yankees, but he will forever be a Boston Red Sox in my mind.
So earlier this week when Youkilis told ESPN New York, âIâll always be a Red Sox,â personally, I found it refreshingly honest.
The problem is a majority of Yankees Universe did not.
Itâs no surprise on the day former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youkilis reported
to Yankees spring training the first words out of his mouth to the media were
about the Red Sox. What may surprise you to know is that those words were spoken
with high regard for his former organization.
Youkilis spent 9 years with the Red Sox organization (2004-2012) and was a vital member...
Kevin Youkilis' new teammates were waiting to razz him when the
third baseman walked into the New York Yankees clubhouse.
Â He is still the ace, the cornerstone, the man the Yankees must have in
the rotation if they are going to remain competitive in the vastly improved AL
East. The Associated Press reports thatÂ C.C. Sabathia, 32, threw off a mound on
Saturday for the first time since arthroscopic surgeryÂ last October 25.
With spring training instructor Billy Connors, pitching coach Larry
Matthew McGough: "I grew up a huge fan of the New York Yankees..."
It's been nearly nine months since Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging fly balls during practice in Kansas City and, if his injured right knee is as up to snuff as his attitude, fans need not worry about seeing No. 42 shattering bats again this season.
Wearing a "small, light brace" over the knee, the future Hall of Famer showed off for reporters by throwing 25 bullpen...
I can't remember a spring training when I was this cynical about the Yankees' prospects for the season. World Series or bust? Really? More like $189M or bust.That's what happens when you have a disastrous offseason like this one. I mean, really -- what Brian Cashman moves, exactly, excited you this winter? Signing the injury-ridden ex-Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis for...
Alex Rodriguez â who is already getting enough press for his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs â is happy to know that a long awaited book about the New York Yankees slugger's Â life has been shelved by its publisher.
A source told The New York Daily News that A-Rod thinks it's great that a book about him, being written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author...
One of the finest football coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi once said, âConfidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.â
English: Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Just think about how many times the heavily favored team gets defeated by the less talented underdogs.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Super Bowl XLII â recently ranked as the best Super...
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The Yankees will always somehow manage to put a good product out on the field. However, if I look at the way things ended last year and the changes they made to the team. Theyâre third in the AL East right now in my eyes.
Vince Carter passed Larry Bird on the All-Time Scoring List [USAToday]
Heat Trade Rumors...
This guy is a Yankee. And itâs weird. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
Things in Tampa continue to heat up. Youk arrived yesterday and already stirred up the fan base by saying he will âalways be a Red Sock.â I think if we resist the knee-jerk reaction to overreact, we can understand where heâs coming from, but it was still an interesting choice of words on his first day in pinstripes...