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REDSOCK CLAIM: The Yankees spend too much money and are exploding Major League Baseball's deficit.YANKEE RESPONSE: Talk about wasting money; Curt Schilling just cost the good people of Rhode Island $100 million.*REDSOCK CLAIM: The Yankee batting order has drifted too far to the left and is out of touch with the America League.YANKEE RESPONSE: The Yankees recognize the civil rights of switch-hitters, and it's time for Boston's ridiculous stance to move into the new millenium.*REDSOCK CLAIM: The Yankees lack of business sense caused them to blow the Jesus Montero trade.YANKEE RESPONSE: By dealing Montero, we created jobs for Yankee catchers and DHs.*REDSOCK CLAIM: With the number of Yankees injuries, MLB can't afford to pay for the team's health care.YANKEE RESPONSE: Talk about health care, the Redsocks are still trying to thaw out the head of Ted Williams. *REDSOCK CLAIM: Arod is too old.YANKEE RESPONSE: It's absurd that Boston is still questioning Arod's ...

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Bouncing Back?

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7059\">Dellin Betances looked much improved for Scranton...

Russell Martin Claims Umpire Laz Diaz Wouldn't Let Him Throw New Ball to Pitcher Because He Hadn't Earned It

We may have a new low when it comes to power-hungry umpires, if Yankees catcher Russell Martin can be believed. The New York catcher had some eye-opening claims following the Yankees' win over the Angels on Wednesday night. Martin argued balls and strikes with home plate umpire Laz Diaz earlier in the game, and after that, Diaz refused to let Martin throw new baseballs back to...

Yanks C Martin says he had unusual run-in with ump

Yankees catcher Russell Martin says home plate umpire Laz Diaz decided on an unusual way to punish him for arguing balls and strikes. Martin says Diaz wouldn't allow him to throw new baseballs back to his pitchers after fouls during New York's 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Martin and Diaz got into it early in the game, and Martin says Diaz '...

Minors Wrap-Up: Offense Galore For Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Russell Martin angry with umpire Laz Diaz for not letting him throw new balls back to the mound

Anyone who watches baseball knows that certain umpires have certain tendencies. Some guys are animated about called third strikes whereas others are probably more excited about standing in line at a wake than they are about ringing a hitter up. After foul balls, some umpires like to throw a new ball to the pitcher and others would prefer the catcher to do it. MLB umpire Laz Diaz...

Caption: Derek Jeter as Colonel Kurtz in production of ‘Apocalypse Now’ (pic)

“I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.” Seriously, that pic looks like a still straight out of the final scenes in Apocalypse Now. Derek Jeter looks positively Brando-esque. Okay, okay, actual caption: Derek [...]

Retired FDNY lieutenant sues Yankees following drunken Stadium beating, Twizzler theft

48-year-old retired FDNY lieutenant Richard Kelly is suing the New York Yankees after claiming he suffered a beating at Yankees Stadium in May by pair of drunk brothers. “It wasn’t just an attack on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Yankees' Wade rebounds from Monday's loss by inducing key strikeout

Cory Wade's week started off on a sour note, as the New York Yankees reliver gave up Mark Trumbo's walk-off home run in Monday night's loss to the Los Angeles Angels. But Wade, who started his big-league career four years ago up the freeway with the Los Angeles Dodgers, got a chance to redeem himself before leaving Southern California. With the Yankees clinging to...

Is Rodriguez Done As A Top 10 Third Basemen?

The fantasy baseball landscape at third base looks much different than it did at the end of last year. Only three players who ranked in the 2011 top 10 for third base according to ESPN’s Player Rater are currently in the top 10: Adrian Beltre (6), Jose Bautista (8) and Emilio Bonifacio (9). With fantasy elites Miguel Cabrera (currently ranked 3rd) and Hanley Ramirez (5th) gaining...

Yankees 6, Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Yankees got home runs from Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano in a five-run third inning, and they were able to salvage a game against the Los Angeles Angels, winning the finale of the three-game series 6-5 Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Raul Ibanez tripled off relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi with one out in the sixth inning, and Nick Swisher...

Not-So-Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Angels 5

The Yankees last night only had one good inning. However, that inning was the perfect illustration of what this offense looks like when things are right. Ervin Santana needed 48 pitches to get through the frame, but more stunningly, he got nobody out with any of the first 38. Russell Martin led off with a eight-pitch walk, advancing to third when Derek Jeter lined the sixth offering...

Not-So-Secret Secrets of Pro Athletes and Their Contracts

It's no wonder the New York Yankees have won more World Series tournaments than any other team in major league baseball: The Yankees have paid four of the 10 most expensive sports contracts of all time. Nine of the 10 most expensive sports contracts occurred in baseball. As any sports fan knows, how much discretionary income a team has in contracts can make a big difference when...

REGULAR SEASON GAME 48 YANKEES @ ANGELS First Pitch: 9:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS Here are the lineups: YANKEES (26-21) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Mark Teixeira 1B Raul Ibanez LF Nick Swisher RF Eric Chavez DH Russell Martin C Starting Pitcher: RHP Phil Hughes (4-5, 4.94 ERA) ANGELS (24-25) Mike Trout CF...

Tuesday's Plays

In an effort to get back in the win column, I am doubling up on my beloved Yankees: Yankees +122 over Angels / Over 7.5 Bet $150 / $100 In yesterday’s contest, these two teams combined to score 17 runs on 25 hits.  There is no reason to suggest they won’t do the same tonight, especially since they were forced to use a combined 11 pitchers, weakening both bullpens.  Despite...
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