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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Give him credit: Broadway sensation Mark Teixeira is constantly scheming.Tex's newest strategy: Avoid his traditional season-opening slump by playing in Bud Selig's infamous WBC, so hiss one-for-twenty will hurt America - not the Yankees. Not very patriotic. But I'm fine with it.In fact, here's hoping Tex plays so raggedly in the WBC - think Grandy in the 2013 post - that he gets benched for Russ Canzler or Hopalong Digberry, anybody. Just get it behind us ASAP.I'm sorry, Commissioner Zelig, but the WBC is about as important to most U.S. fans as the Pro Bowl or Battle of the Network Stars (Still remembering Robert Conrad straining his hammy in losing to Gabe Kaplan.) Do they mike players? Interview pitchers between innings? Does anybody remember who won the last WBC? (True Fact: The hitting leader in the 2009 WBC was Czech 3B Mike Cervenak, who hit .715. )Maybe this is hot tortillas in Spain and South Africa. Obviously, there's a marketing scheme: Selig wants...
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The future of the New York Yankees is up in the air.
Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Unlike the past decade, or since the infamous Core Four, the Yankee brass wants to depend on the farm system to produce the team’s future stars. The last homegrown star to come up was Brett Gardner back in 2008.
Here are four of the Yankees top prospects that I think have...
What is wrong with the New York Yankees farm system?
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I will get right to the point.
As of today, the state of the Yankees farm system is actually irrelevant.
And here is why.
Fact is it does not house the talent to immediate help the team in 2013.
Too many of the top prospects took a step back last season due to injuries and promotions. Obviously...
Nobody is more excited to return to baseball than Derek Jeter.
Last season came to a crushing end for the Yankees captain, who fractured his ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in October, and Jeter says the ensuing offseason has been a nightmare.
“My offseason was terrible,” he told reporters Sunday. “Absolutely terrible.”
Jeter was reportedly unable...
Before fracturing his ankle in game one of the ALCS against the Tigers last October, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was told he had a stress fracture in his foot. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that the team only knew about a bone bruise, and manager Joe Girardi agreed with that statement. But during a media session on Sunday, Jeter came out with the revelation of the stress fracture...
New York Yankees’ star shortstop
Derek Jeter has arrived at Yankees’ Spring Training camp in Tampa, Florida.
Jeter will work out with the team, but he will not participate in the Yankees’
initial Spring Training games, which begin on February 23. Instead, he will
wait until at least early March to test his surgically repaired ankle in
full-speed game action.
Although he might not appear in any New York Yankees spring training games, veteran shortstop Derek Jeter hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Jeter has been rehabbing from an ankle injury he suffered last October. He underwent surgery to his ankle and has had a metal plate and screws inserted in his ankle.
Jeter spoke to reporters on Sunday and said that he hopes to ready for the...
There has been a problem — an epidemic of sorts — that has plagued the Twitter accounts of many corporations. They are being overtaken by an unknown hacker who is then tweeting sometimes-offensive comments from the accounts. First, it was Burger King who was hacked. Then it was Jeep:
.@jeep Glad everything is back to normal.
— BurgerKing (@BurgerKing) February 19, 2013
Continuing to move forward, All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera of
the New York Yankees sailed smoothly Saturday through a 30-pitch
workout. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Rivera, who suffered a tear
in his right anterior cruciate ligament last May, completed his work off
the mound while wearing a protective brace on his surgically repaired right
Recorded yesterday, shortly after Derek Jeter gave his State Of The Captain address, this episode includes a breakdown of what Jeter said in the presser, as well as other Yankee news and notes from Tampa.Also in this episode is another chance to win a bottle of NYY Fragrance! It's my best giveaway to date. You have a chance to win a Silver Fragrance Limited Edition 6.7 oz bottle...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter could start running on
the field in the next couple days for the first time since ankle
surgery and still expects to be ready for opening day.
Updated by Joe D.
You can deny it all you want, jump up and down, throw a tantrum, or just ignore the facts – the choice is yours. But when you look at the evidence, there is no denying that David Wright has practically mirrored Derek Jeter in terms of overall production and value to the team during the regular season. In fact, Wright outproduced Jeter over a broad array of offensive...
Legendary New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera told ESPN’s Buster Olney that there’s “a good chance” he would have retired had he returned to pitch in last autumn’s playoffs. The 43-year-old Rivera, who has amassed a record 608 saves, 76 … Continue reading →