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Let’s do something stupid and pretend that the New York Yankees had one of their best off-seasons ever.
Austin Romine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
That would mean inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner became a baseball fan.
Josh Hamilton would be Tampa for Spring Training, along with Rafael Soriano.
The farm system would be flourishing and one or two youngsters make the 25-man rosters.
And finally a Yankees bench that is so deep that losing Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira can be tolerated.
Gosh would that bring a smile my face for a second, until I crashed back down to earth.
Instead the Yankees are even older, cannot afford the injuries they already have, still do not trust their farm system and lack overall depth.
The honest sense of desperation coming from GM Brian Cashman is the only refreshing thing to come out of Spring Training thus far.
Otherwise it’s been empty promises and contradicting statements since last October. You remember when the Yankees got swept right in the ALCS at...
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Michael Pineda threw a bullpen session yesterday (Photo credit: CBSsports.com
Righty Michael Pineda threw a successful bullpen yesterday, the longest since beginning rehab on his surgically repaired right shoulder, according to the YES Network.
Pineda, 24, incorporated sliders into the mound session for the first time and called it his best pitch of the day. This represents a big...
Philadelphia Phillies 2 — New York Yankees 6
Andy Pettitte and Ben Francisco made their Spring debut for the Yankees in tonight’s 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ben Francisco was recently acquired by the Yankees and made his first start in the outfield tonight, competing for a job on Opening Day. The first pitch Francisco saw in the 1st inning was driven to center...
The Yankees will welcome their captain back to the field on Wednesday as Derek Jeter is set to play his first spring game at short stop. Jeter’s return comes at a time when many other prominent Yankees have been forced to the disabled
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Shortstop Derek Jeter has been scratched from the New York Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the team captain has a ''cranky'' ankle and will not play in the Grapefruit League contest, which would have been Jeter's first road game of spring training.
Jeter, who had ankle surgery last fall, was slated...
Ivan Nova continued to make a case to be the New York Yankees' fifth starter by pitching four scoreless innings Tuesday during a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Nova allowed four hits, walked none and struck out two in his third exhibition start. The right-hander who faltered down the stretch last season has allowed one run over nine innings this spring.
The Yankees scored...
Where are the Yankees I used to hate?
This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano Rivera nail down a save for the New York Yankees.
Sure, I’ve seen it before. Most of us probably...
The Texas Rangers are scouting New York Yankees right-handed
reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to George A. King III of The New York
The Rangers sent Don Welke, a special assistant to general manager
Jon Daniels, to a Yankees’ spring training contest Monday specifically to watch
Chamberlain throw. King notes that the Rangers get the sense that the Yankees
Sun, warm weather, and baseball. Every year in Florida and Arizona, MLB teams open up Spring Training camps in minor league stadiums and practice facilities. It brings the big leagues to communities that would otherwise never really see MLB action. The players are separated from the fans by a simple chain link fence, like a set of neighbors in the backyard. I have been lucky enough...
I was very glad to see Chipper Jones reject the Yankees’ overtures for a comeback. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to see Jones have a change of heart, but not with the Yankees … not with anybody else but the Braves.
CHIPPER: Turns down Yankees
I’ve always admired players to begin and end it with the same team. That ‘s what I want to see for David Wright. It’s one of...