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BRIAN ROBERTS RUMORS

Is last night's hero, Stephen Drew, sitting on a Brian Roberts deadline?

Last year, Brian Roberts - the former "Mr. Orioles" - was the Yankee first-half bargain experiment at second base. Over the winter of 2013-14, Roberts signed a one-year deal for $2 million, and then was basically handed 2B, despite the fine play of Yangervis Solarte, (who clearly was challenged at 3B).On July 28, hours before the MLB trade deadline, Roberts was hitting .237 - Ruthian...

(Because those who cannot remember the past...) Yankee Retro Week Continues: Brian Roberts is excited about his new role

TAMPA, Fla. -- Second baseman Brian Roberts has yet to turn his first double play in a Yankees uniform, but he won't need much time to get acquainted with his partner up the middle, as Derek Jeter has already made a lasting impact on his career... "I think it was maybe 2004. I was on second, and he just said, 'You can hit .300 in this league,'" Roberts said on Monday. "To...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Brian Roberts announces retirement

After 14 years in the show, New York Yankees’ second baseman Brian Roberts announced on Friday that he will hang up his cleats and retire. The two-time All Star was a first round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in 1999 and made his Major League debut on June 14, 2001. Roberts played all but one season with the Orioles, becoming a free agent after the 2013 season. He signed a one...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Officially Release Second Baseman Brian Roberts

Second baseman Brian Roberts’ time in New York is over. The Yankees released Roberts before Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. Roberts was designated for assignment on July 31 when the Yankees acquired Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox, shifting Drew from shortstop to second base. Roberts emerged as one of baseball’s best second baseman in the mid-2000s with...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: As they make the final turn, the Yankees need players, not contracts

I spent July whining about Brian Roberts, which was like mocking a lawn flamingo. I hated myself. Roberts is a nice fellow whose body simply ran out of baseball games, in the same gasping, wheezing way that a keg runs out of beer. The Yankees' biggest improvement was to release him and try someone new. But they couldn't: There was that contract. We were paying him so much money...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Master absolutely loves what Brian Roberts brings to this emerging Yankee ballclub

Last night, after Brian Roberts notched his second base hit, Suzyn Waldman felt inspired enough to do some napkin math on his batting average. "He's now up to .252!" she exclaimed, as if calling the winning Powerball number, and John gave one of his all-knowing, God-is-good, chuckles. With a five-run lead, a bolt of pure human joy resounded over the Yankee Radio Network, driven by...

Royals ball boy fields fair ball, hands it to fan, kinda learns lesson (vid/GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Kansas City Royals ball boy suffered an unfortunate gaffe during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees while manning the right field foul line at Kauffman Stadium. During the top of the 4th inning, the poor kid fielded a fair ball off the bat of Brian Roberts. And […] The post Royals ball boy fields fair ball, hands it to fan, kinda...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter was urinating when he lost HR bet with Roberts

Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees teammates Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts have both been struggling at the plate thus far this season. Both players are hitting in the mid-200s and have been suffering through a significant power shortage with both Jeter and Roberts having not hit a home run yet. Roberts […] The post Derek Jeter was taking a whiz when he lost...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees fill their lineup

A few days ago, I wrote about how the New York Yankees needed to address their second base situation for the first time in nine seasons. I talked about how the Yankees can’t afford to go into the season with Kelly Johnson as their everyday second baseman. Brian Roberts should provide some type of production at the 2B position (Derick E. Hingle – USA TODAY Sports) After losing...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts Signs With Yankees to Play Second Base After Spending Entire 13-Year Career With Orioles

NEW YORK — Second baseman Brian Roberts and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations says. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes performance bonuses, was subject to a physical. An All-Star in 2005 and 2007, the 36-year-old Roberts had spent...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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