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(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ free-wheeling spending spree that brought former Boston Red Sox players Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the team has many in baseball calling them the New York Yankees of the West.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Dodgers, managed by former Yankee Don Mattingly, initially reached out to the New York club in an attempt at scooping some of its talent, according to the New York Post.
The new ownership group in Chavez Ravine, led by Mark Walter, inquired about left-hander CC Sabathia and first baseman Mark Teixeira. It appears the Bronx door was shut on that inquiry pretty quickly, which might have led to the phone call to Boston.
But it would have made an interesting deal for a club that absorbed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars of the Red Sox’s payroll. And that was after getting Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez with a cool $37 million remaining on his deal.
So let’s s...
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In their quest to become the Yankees of the west, the Dodgers even tried to out-Yankee the Yankees.
While they were on their multi-million dollar shopping spree, the Dodgers reportedly asked the Yankees if they had any interest in unloading CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira, both of whom are signed to long-term deals.
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that the Dodgers began...
There were no positives in yesterday's series finale between the Blue Jays and Yankees. None at all. Everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong: CC Sabathia was ineffective, the defense made 3 errors, the lineup was 3-17 with RISP, and the bullpen stunk.If it were earlier in the season it would be easy, as a fan, to follow that well-worn player mantra about turning the...
CC Sabathia took the blame. Manager Joe Girardi spread it around.
No matter whose mistakes cost the Yankees in their sixth loss in nine games, they need to straighten things out: the quickly closing Baltimore Orioles are coming to the Bronx for three games starting Friday.
Sabathia failed to hold two leads, and New York made three errors and went homerless at Yankee Stadium in...
As some of the walking wounded are poised to return for the New York Yankees, Mark Teixeira may be another name eventually added to the DL.
Teixeira felt a pull in his left calf while at the plate in the fourth inning of last night’s game and had an MRI at New York-Presbyterian Hospital which revealed a grade 1 strain.
Mark addressed reporters after the game and said it could...
C.C. Sabathia will shoot for another solid start since his return from the DL
Phil Hughes continued the success of the starting rotation last night by putting on a stellar seven-inning performance, giving up just four hits and one earned run as the Yankees held on tightly and edged out the Blue Jays by a score of 2-1.
Yankee ace, C.C. Sabathia will look to provide his club with more...
Rafael Soriano giving up three hits and three runs turned out to be the least of the New York Yankees’ worries following last night’s let down loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yankees All-Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira, suffered what Ian Begley of ESPN New York reported to be a Grade 1 calf strain.
Teixeira apparently experienced tightness in his left calf subsequent to...
Toronto Blue Jays 8 — New York Yankees 5
Defensive errors and offensive struggles play a big role in today’s 8-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
CC Sabathia pitched today and while he didn’t have his best game on the mound, the defense also slipped up behind the Yankees ace. Through 7 innings, Sabathia gave up 5 runs total but only 2 were earned. He didn’t walk a batter...
I know most of this news is a day old, but I've had a very busy week, so sorry for the delay.
- Mark Teixeira will likely be out 1-2 weeks with his calf injury reports Mark Feinsand.
On to better news, Andy Pettitte threw off flat ground for the first time since his ankle injury:Andy Pettitte could be throwing off a mound before the end of the week. The lefthander took...
Yunel Esccobar hit a two-run homer, three doubles and drove in five runs as Toronto beat the New York Yankees 8-5 Wednesday, ending CC Sabathia's five years of dominance over the Blue Jays.
Escobar had a go-ahead RBI double in the third. His homer against Sabathia in the sixth gave the Blue Jays the lead again and his two-run double off Joba Chamberlain in the ninth helped secure...
Joe Girardi rarely shows anger over his team's play during his postgame press conferences. However, with the Yankees about to begin a key 10-game stretch against Baltimore and Tampa Bay -- the two teams directly behind the Yankees and closing in the AL East -- the New York manager clearly was agitated after the Bombers bombed in all facets in an 8-5 loss Wednesday against the...