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Could the Yankees finally be facing the crossroad that we have discussed for years? After the Tigers bounced them from the 2006 playoffs, many thought the run was over and they needed to rebuild. Joe Torre was able to squeeze a playoff appearance out of the group the following season, but they would miss the postseason in 2008 under Joe Girardi. Brian Cashman signed CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira and away they went, winning the World Series in 2009.
There isn’t a Sabathia or Teixeira to save the day on this free agent market. Most of the options are component players such as Shane Victorino, B.J. Upton and the Yankees own free agent, Nick Swisher. The biggest star is Josh Hamilton, but he is also one of the riskiest.
You know the riches to rags to riches story by now. Hamilton was the first pick in the 1999 draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. He was injured, and the idle time led him to experimenting with drugs. That gateway led to heavy drug use, multiple suspensions and a huge career “wha...
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According to reports, one unidentified Yankees player said the booing by fans during Game 2 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium "spooked a lot of guys."
If any excuse the Yankees could make for their poor ALCS showing would be off-limits, I would have to think it would be blaming the fans. Nothing New York fans say should surprise the players, no matter how vulgar, inappropriate or unsupportive it may be. According to one anonymous Yankee, it did this year.“I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys,” the player reportedly...
From Peter Botte:Another offseason, another retirement decision for Andy Pettitte. The 40-year-old lefty hopes to tell the Yankees whether he’ll be back in 2013 “one way or another, within a month or so.”
“I came back because I felt like I had some competition left in me and I wanted to help this organization win another championship,” Pettitte said. “There’s...
George Steinbrenner would have issued a public apology.
After leading the league in wins this year, the New York Yankees didn't just lose to Detroit in the AL championship series. They got swept in one of the more humiliating moments in the team's history.
The four-game wipeout made headlines - A-Rod's benching, Derek Jeter's injury, Robinson Cano's slump. But...
Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson are still out of New York's starting lineup for Game 4 of the AL championship series, a day after the game was postponed by rain.
The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been Wednesday - with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3 for 23 in these playoffs.
Granderson joins him on the...
Imagine the following scenario:
‘Disgusted with his dismal performance in the playoffs and diminishing talents; the Yankees look to unload the contract of Alex Rodriguez so they can pursue a new direction. Unable to afford to offer him the contract he feels he deserves, the Mets are forced to pursue a trade for David Wright. The New York Teams swap players at their hot corners...
With the Yankees on the verge of postseason elimination, third baseman Alex Rodriguez has become the center of controversy. Manager Joe Girardi decided to bench Rodriguez for game 3 of the ALCS, igniting rumors that he was done in New York, and even rumors that the Yankees were shopping him already.I know Alex Rodriguez's postseason isn't exactly going to script, but isn...
With CC Sabathia and the Yankees trailing 2-0 in the fourth inning, and fading fast, Sabathia needed to get out of the inning quickly. After a single by Omar Infante, AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera stepped in and hit a monstrous homer to left field to double the Tigers lead to 4-0.
The Tigers weren't done after Cabrera's homer, though. Sabathia struck out...
I believe our AAA team would have fared better against Detroit than the Yankees.
As a Red Sox fan, I love anything that has to do with the portrayal of the New York Yankees in a negative light. I am reveling in the fact that they are currently down three games to none to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and are just one game away from being swept [...]
After a disappointing 69-win season, the Red Sox' coaching staff was bound to change.
Boston fired manager Bobby Valentine on Oct. 4, and on Friday, Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan said that he has been hired by the Texas Rangers for the same position, first reported by Rob Bradford of WEEI. The hiring was officially announced by the Rangers hours later. ...