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The high-priced New York Yankees spent the past four days becoming the latest supporting actor in what is starting to look like the real-life ''Moneyball'' sequel.
Look out, runs don't come cheap in Oakland anymore.
Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.
The Yankees, who remain the cash king with an opening-day payroll that topped $200 million for the fifth consecutive year, were swept in four games at the Coliseum for the first time by baseball's most penny-pinching franchise. A pair of Yankees - slugger Alex Rodriguez ($30 million) and ace CC Sabathia ($24.3 million) - are making more money combined this year than the A's entire payroll ($53 million).
''It's tough to lose four games regardless of how it looks,'' Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. '...
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The Yankees look to right the ship and salvage the opportunity for a split with Oakland today as Phil Hughes takes the mound. Dewayne Wise starts in right field as Nick Swisher rests after pulling up while running down the first base line. Swisher injured his hip flexor and claims that the injury is not serious, and shouldn’t keep him out of the lineup long term.
The New York Yankees lost perhaps the most important player to their ball club when the greatest closer in MLB history was lost with a torn ACL while shagging fly balls back in May. But what they feared most may be coming true in terms of just how long they will be without Rivera.
While the timeline was wavered, from initially looking like all of the 2012 season, to...
The New York Yankees made a huge splash prior to next weekend’s trade deadline acquiring the face of the Seattle Mariners franchise for over a decade in Ichiro Suzuki. In exchange for Ichiro the Yankees sent minor league pitchers DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar to Seattle according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
After making his way to the United States and signing with the Mariners...
The New York Yankees traded two pitching prospects for an outfielder hitting below the league average in Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro is in the final year of his contract worth $90 million, and asked to be traded. The Yankees took the bait.
This easily ranks as the biggest block buster trade of 2012, in that Ichiro has spent his entire career in Seattle and it will be hard for Mariners...
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the New York Yankees may be interested in trading with the Kansas City Royals to acquire Gold Glove left-fielder Alex Gordon.
We keep mentioning him as possible trade bait for the Royals, who are trying to acquire more pitching after the Jonathan Sanchez misfire. With Brett Gardner having surgery, don’t dismiss possible interest...
The Yankees aren't messing around. With Brett Gardner likely out for the remainder of the season, the Bronx Bombers appear to be in search of an outfielder, and they're "in on everybody" in advance of the July 31 trade deadline, according to SI.com. The Yankees have reportedly checked in on Justin Upton, Shane Victorino, Denard Span and presumably others. Upton...
SEATTLE - The Yankees acquired right fielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Fahrquhar. Seattle also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to the Yankees. Ironically, the Yankees and Mariners opened a three-game series at Safeco Field on Monday, with Ichiro changing uniforms and dugouts before the game. However...
I learned of the Ichiro Suzuki trade made by the New York Yankees from my Starbucksguy who informed me as he was making my double, tall skim latte.
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
At first, I accused the poor guy of lying and actually said, “that is not even funny.”
Well that explains why he wasn’t laughing.
Honestly, I am in...
SEATTLE -- For the first time in a dozen years, Ichiro Suzuki walked into Safeco Field without walking into the home clubhouse. Traded to the New York Yankees midday Monday, Ichiro walked to the interview room where the trade was announced, then headed to the visitor's clubhouse. And he smiled. Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees third baseman who has known Ichiro for over a decade...
Ichiro Suzuki is now a YankeePhoto courtesy of deadspin.com)
Ichiro Suzuki is now with the New York Yankees. Yup, the Bronx Bombers strike again and land another sure-shot Hall of Fame player in an attempt to bring another World Series trophy to the pinstriped nation. According to Jack Curry of the Yes Network, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny...
The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) July 19, 2012 Thursday To the Editor:I went to Alliance Bank Stadium on a recent Saturday evening to catch the Scranton Yankees play the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets' Triple-A farm team. It was a great night to watch the game as the weather was perfect. At the concession stand they had everything you could want to enjoy a baseball game: beer,...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Once again the Oakland Athletics saved their best for last on Sunday. Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 12th, catcher Derek Norris singled hard off the glove of Derek Jeter. Jemile Weeks sacrificed, advancing Norris to second base. And Coco Crisp singled to right, just over the leap of second baseman Robinson Cano for the 11th walk-off win for the A's as...
In the hopes of being able to talk about something positive, I waited until the end of yesterday's series finale in Oakland to complete this episode of the podcast. Of course, that positive news never came. The show is hopeful to some extent, as I interviewed my guest, Mike Pinto of "Mike's Entertainment and Sports Show," before the game began. Topics include Brett...