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Mariano Rivera vowed some months ago that despite tearing his ACL, he would return to pitch again in the major leagues. Now, it appears that he's not so sure.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand on Friday, and he indicated that Rivera still hasn't decided on his future.
"He wasn't certain on what he is going to do," Cashman said.
Rivera, who will turn 43 in November, has been working on rehabbing the knee he injured in May while fielding fly balls during batting practice. He appeared in only nine games for New York this season, with Rafael Soriano instead taking over the closer's duties.
"It's a decision that I think he'll sit down with his family, evaluate
where he is maybe a little bit later in this process and how he feels
and how his arm feels," manager Joe Girardi speculated Wednesday at his end-of-season meeting with reporters, "to feel like you think you can com...
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Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
Brian Cashman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ok not literally, but say you had his job and you were just named the new GM for the New York Yankees.
And your first order of business is deciding is deciding who gets to live another day in pinstripes, and who will get handed their walking papers.
A few things to keep in mind...
END OF THE ROAD?
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the legendary closer "doesn’t know what he is doing yet" as it relates to whether or not he'll return next season.
CALL IN A FAVOR
In order to not bruise his slugging superstar's already-deflated ego, Joe Girardi reportedly called the Yankee Stadium PA announcer to ask him to not mention Alex Rodirguez's name when he was being pinch-hit for.
The official Yankiverse rumor line seems to be that Nick Swisher is gone from the Tankees. I'll believe it when I see it. Swish has always been a likeable, bi-polar West Virginia mope who drank the Kool-Aid of Gotham like mother's milk, and set himself up for a post-baseball career as a sitcom walk-on, card show lugnut or ESPN smiling caballero. He won't be happy...
I know this is blaspheme, but for once, let's not be cheerful and optimistic: Does anybody really expect Mariano Rivera to come back in 2013 and pitch an entire season at the level that befits his career? Because I sure don't. I think there's a better chance of Ann Coulter winning a sportsmanship medal at the Special Olympics. When Mariano shredded his knee last spring...
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorI have never been more embarrassed in my life to be a Yankees fan. I can only hope the Steinbrenners and Randy Levine issue a public apology to the fans, because we're owed one. We're also owed a new manager, new hitting coach (goodbye Kevin Long!), and a large chunk of new players. This postseason has been a complete...
While rumors began to swirl that the Yankees were discussing a trade with the Marlins involving Alex Rodriguez, manager Joe Girardi was silent. Girardi was also silent in the aftermath of Rodriguez’s benching, as well as his extracurricular activities while in the dugout.
But in his season ending press conference Girardi told reporters that despite the benching and the rumors,...
It's no secret that Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily throughout the 2012 postseason, but the common refrain was that at least he was saying the right things and acting like a good teammate amid all the attention. At least, of course, until that little incident where A-Rod apparently hit on a fan behind the Yankees' dugout, which called into question his focus and intensity...
The New York Yankees are already on vacation, while the San Francisco Giants are playing for their second World Series Championshipin three years. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games...
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi requested that the team's public address announcer not mention Alex Rodriguez's name when he was pinch-hit for during the American League Championship series, according to CBSSports.com. Typically, announcements include the pinch hitter and the player he is replacing in the lineup. Girardi reportedly called the press box when Eric...
Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that Ichiro Suzuki wants to continue playing for the New York Yankees. I hope this doesn’tContinue Reading »
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
2. World Series Game Two Event
3. Contract Crowdsourcing: Five Right-Handed Relievers
What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, dedicated largely to contract crowdsourcing for DH-type free agents...