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Here’s the analytical truth: most MLB teams overvalue and overpay relief pitchers. Especially closers, and especially set-up men. Their jobs are glorified, so the argument goes, making their practice more exclusive than it should be.
David Robertson has put together a first-half campaign worthy of a trip to the All-Star Game.
That being said, if David Robertson, the set-up man for the Yankees, was released and made a free agent today, you can bet every team in baseball would be knocking on his door.
This is partly because traditional knowledge endures, but mostly because Robertson has knock-you-off-your-feet kind of stuff. The kind of stuff that belongs in the All-Star Game, this coming Tuesday at Citi Field.
An All-Star for the first time in 2011, Robertson has a shot at his second trip to the Midsummer Classic by way of the A.L. Final Vote. As of this writing, he trails only Toronto’s Steve Delabar for the last spot on the A.L. roster. Granted, with five terrific relief pitchers...
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Now batting, for the New York Yankees. Number two. Derek..Jeter. Number two.
The booming voice of Bob Sheppard will once again fill Yankee Stadium when he introduces Derek Jeter, a fitting honor for the longtime Yankee PA announcer, who passed away on this date three years ago.
Jeter returns to the lineup eight months and 28 days after breaking his ankle in Game One of the 2012 ALCS...
The Yankees, at present, are right in the thick of the American League playoff race, and like most teams hanging around contention, they’ve expressed interest in making a midseason splash. Recently there’ve been rumors about Joba Chamberlain, and about maybe trading Phil Hughes for a hitter. But Thursday, the Yankees went ahead and exchanged Travis Ishikawa for Derek Jeter. Jeter...
Derek Jeter hasn’t played an inning of baseball all season and it’s safe to assume he’s a bit grumpy.
Nonetheless, Jeter being Jeter managed to put his pride aside and work hard rehabbing at the Yankees Triple A team in Scranton. As expected he’s been bombarded by fans day and night and well, this pretty much sums up at man who’s ready to get back in pinstripes
CC allows three runs in tonight’s loss. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals 3 — New York Yankees 1
Yankees manufacture one run in tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
The top of the Yankees lineup got going early against former Rays’ starting pitcher James Shields. Brett Gardner started the game with a bunt single and Ichiro Suzuki followed...
The Yankees look to get back to their winning ways tonight after a tough loss yesterday. CC Sabathia takes the mound trying to be the stopper against “Big-Game” James Shields.
Kansas City Royals (42-44)
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Eric Hosmer 1B
Billy Butler DH
Salvador Perez C
Lorenzo Cain CF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Johnny Giavotella 2B
David Lough RF
RHP James Shields (3-6,...
Last night, in the middle of another one-run debacle, the YES Team welcomed comedian Adam Sandler to its Booth of Death. And if viewers inched forward in their seats, expecting a funny song or patter of jokes, well, it was like listening to a retired librarian interview her former accountant for an NPR Storycorp. Sandler spoke in a hushed tone, so meekly you barely caught his words...
According to a report from TJ Quinn and Mike Fish at ESPN.com, Major League Baseball is making preparations to suspend Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez among 20 other players in wake of the Biogenesis scandal where it is believed that these players received performance-enhancing drugs. Per Quinn and Fish: Commissioner Bud Selig’s office is expected to suspend Braun and Rodriguez,...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reportedly is expected to make a return to the team's lineup in some capacity Thursday night for a game against the Royals.
It was interesting this week to read Billy Madden's tribute to Tom Seaver, who is recovering from Lyme disease and will throw out the first pitch Tuesday at the All-Star game. The Daily News wasn't always so supportive of Tom Terrific. In fact, its lead baseball columnist from the 1970s, Dick Young - Madden's predecessor - ran Seaver out of New York, trashing his Met...
The Captain is back! (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
According to Ken Rosenthal, major league sources have said that shortstop Derek Jeter will rejoin the Yankees and is expected to be in the starting lineup at either shortstop or designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon.
Sources: Jeter to rejoin #Yankees Thursday afternoon against #Royals. Story...
We may never know exactly what Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are being accused of in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation - if they beat the rap.
That's because details likely will be caught in a tangle of legal gymnastics involving MLB, the players' union and probably an arbitrator, who could rule no discipline is warranted.
Lengthy proceedings make it...
The long road has come to an end.
Derek Jeter, who has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle last October, will return to the Yankees’ lineup Thursday, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Jeter reportedly is expected to either play his usual shortstop position or serve as the designated hitter as New York hosts the Kansas City Royals. The 39-year...
MLB plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and as many as 20 other players soon after the All-Star break because of their ties to Biogenesis, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports. Tony Bosch, who ran the Biogenesis clinic, cut a deal with MLB last month to provide information which helped them build their cases against [...]
photo credit: nydailynews.com“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Yankee Stadium.”
His legacy is remembered as being one of the most iconic sports announcers in history, with one of the most distinct, smooth, clear voices to ever call the game. Reggie Jackson coined him the “Voice of God.” We will forever love and miss the sweet sounds of Bob Sheppard resounding...