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When the New York Yankees gave first baseman Mark Teixeira an eight year deal worth over $180 million back in December of 2008, they figured they were getting a power hitting player who brought along a solid .300 average and a stellar gold glove defensively. He had a fantastic first season with New York on their way to winning the 27th World Series championship in franchise history. But ever since the 2009 season, the Yankees have not been back to the World Series, and Teixeira has seen a bit of a drop off in some of his numbers.
With that being said, is it time for the Yankees to look into trading Teixeira during the upcoming offseason? It may not sound as unlikely as first believed.
Teixeira is still a well above average hitter who can crush key home runs and play gold glove defense at first base. That cannot be denied. But considering the fact that he makes over $23 million per season and is no longer one of the top offensive first basemen, it may be time to move on ...
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Has Phil Hughes finally turned the corner? He seems to have, although there have been times in the past when when that corner was in the rear view mirror. His last couple of starts have been encouraging and last night's was even more so. I loved the fact that he gave the Yankees 7 strong innings and helped them keep the lead in a close 2-1 game. He made one mistake, a home run...
Worst Yankee Moments of 2012 (Thus Far)1. Mariano Rivera injured catching fungo off bat of Jayson Nix.2. Yanks trade Jesus Montero for plate of bad clams.3. LAST NIGHT: Teixeira hurt (perhaps for duration of regular season), Soriano blows two-run lead, Lowe's pickoff goes into rightfield, Yanks squander nice Phelps outing, extra-inning loss.4. Line drive knocks out Andy...
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...
Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s just that loss to Toronto last night. For my money, it was the worst loss of the year. Worst loss since the 2011 playoffs. Worst loss I can remember. A crushing, brutal, unbelievably awful and sincerely smelly loss. A defeat. For nine innings, it was a sure win. Then, the worst loss since the Crusades. They say cowards die a thousand deaths. Well, then...
Two home runs from Adonis Garcia led the Thunder into the playoffs (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
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Adonis Garcia led the Thunder offense with two of the team’s four home runs as they defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 7-4 on Tuesday night. David Adams and Addison Maruszak each had a home run as well. Garcia, Adams, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Gil all had multiple...
First here are the average and low ticket prices for this week's games in the Bronx via our friends at TiqIQ.
As you can see, tickets for this week's games, and pretty important games at that, are going for well below the Yankees home average. There should be plenty of available seats for under face value as well. For all available tickets for not only these games, but...
Former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens made a return to the mound on Saturday, pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. After an impressive outing, could a return to the Majors be in the 50 year-old right-hander’s future?
“I think it will fuel that speculation,” said Kansas City Royals pro scout Ron Toenjes, who was in attendance to watch Clemens...
It’s always good when the Yankees come to town for a weekend series. The Indians get to sell some tickets and their fans get to see real, live baseballing players. It’s a win-win, really.
There was one of those baseballers from the Bronx who caught my eye this weekend in particular, and made me think some Tribe thoughts. I think too often we look at the Bombers and see...
I was in a foul mood after last night's debacle -- the Yankees should have won that game. Unfortunately -- or perhaps fortunately! -- I was having problems with my television's cable box and remote, so I went from seeing the Yankees ahead by three runs, to seeing that the Toronto Blue Jays went ahead for good in the 11th (which means I missed both Rafael Soriano giving up...
NEW YORK -- They needed this type of outing from Phil Hughes. The New York Yankees also needed Rafael Soriano to come right back after his blown save Monday, and they got just the performance they needed from both players in a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Hughes threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing Adeiny Hechavarria's first major-league home...
First, there was that pick-me-up beverage in a can — Jolt. Now, Arizona Beverages is jumping into the energy drink business with their own caffeine-based drink called "Joltin' Joe" in honor of the all-time baseball great Joe DiMaggio.
The ice tea company is preparing to launch the "lightly carbonated espresso drink" in the New York area featuring a picture...
Yankees vs. Indians Post Game Recap 8/26
The New York Yankees were able to beat the Indians by a score of 4-2 to take the rubber game in a series that the Yankees really need to win after being swept by the White Sox.
Yankees starter Freddy Garcia was ok in picking up the no decision but surely Girardi would have liked to him last longer in the game. Garcia...
Last night, the Yankees played the Blue Jays, and in the fourth inning, Phil Hughes faced Yorvit Torrealba. Odds are you weren’t watching that game, and even if you were watching that game, odds are you weren’t paying particularly close attention to Phil Hughes facing Yorvit Torrealba in the top of the fourth. Anyhow, Hughes fell behind in the count 3-and-0 with three straight...
The month of September is a great time for baseball.
Yankees Stadium – 2010 ALCS
And 2012 appears to be another battle to the finish line. And mind you this is in the aftermath of one of the best finishes to a regular season ever in 2011.
Is it the added Wild Card team?
Well, the new format defiantly makes winning the Wild Card less desirable, as who strives to play a one, do...