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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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Magadan won’t be Yankees hitting coach, but he could be front-runner with A’s

The Yankees are in search of a hitting coach after firing Kevin Long earlier this month, but Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Dave Magadan will not get the job. Still, it’s not all bad news. Now that Chili Davis has joined the Red Sox as hitting coach, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Magadan could be the front-runner to replace...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances and Craig Kimbrel earn Goose Gossage Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced today that Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees has won the American League Goose Gossage Award as the year's best relief pitcher and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves has earned his fourth consecutive nod as the best relief pitcher of the National League for 2014. See the link for the details.The General Chapter of...
Via The Flagrant Fan
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke with this week said Teixeira's "outside interests" -- he is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez may play first base for New York Yankees

Not only are the New York Yankees down a shortstop after Captain Derek Jeter retired this year, but now possibly a third baseman as well. Former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will return to the team for spring training in 2015, but it has already been speculated that fans will not see him make an appearance at his most well-known position. A-Rod will turn 40 next summer and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Brian Roberts Announces Retirement

After 14 productive and injury plagued seasons in the American League East, former all-star second baseman Brian Roberts has announced his retirement from baseball. The news does not come as a surprise as the once perennial all-star has had tremendous difficulties with his health and overall effectiveness for the past number of seasons. Roberts, 37, spent this past 2014 season with...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Mark Teixeira going to take A-Rod's place as the designated Yankee scapegoat?

About a month ago, I said to Squawker Jon that I thought Mark Teixeira would be the new target of the Yankees' ire in the future, basically becoming the new Alex Rodriguez when it comes to being the team's designated Yankee scapegoat.  After all, Tex not only has a ridiculous contract, like Alex Rodriguez, and he also is no longer in his prime, and he is injured all of the...
Via Subway Squawkers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Going To Alabama Games

Alex Rodriguez was at the Alabama-Texas A&M game on Saturday and appeared to enjoy himself.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN has hilarious tagline regarding 3 underachieving Yankees

Jason Whitney ESPN New York didn’t beat around the bush when labeling Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann and of course, Alex Rodriguez. The popular sports website put a hilarious tagline on the three overpaid and underachieving New York Yankees. “The Three Stooges,” was the tagline ESPN New York placed on the three Yankees players and it couldn’t be more […] Sports-Kings - The...
Via Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The world breathlessly awaits announcement of the Yankees new hitting coach

During the golden semen avalanche of Bud Selig's epoch as MLB's Owner of All Owners Who Own, there used to be a rule against teams issuing big press releases during the World Series, especially if Kansas City happened to be in it. Bud wanted the whole world watching the games, so the sore loser owners - i.e., George - were expected to squelch competing news bulletins...

Yankees near decision on hitting coach

The Yankees are in the final lap of replacing hitting coach Kevin Long. According to candidate Dave Magadan, the Yankees could have a new hitting coach in place before Tuesday’s Game 1 of the World Series. “I interviewed Wednesday in New York with the Yankees. They told me they were going to interview a couple of other candidates. I don’t know if that was going to happen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees looking for new hitting coach

The New York Yankees said goodbye to hitting coach Kevin Long last week and are already setting their sights on someone new. After a week of saying he was cautious to fire his employees, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner decided Long’s eight season career (2007-2014) with the Yankees was over. Before he came to any conclusion, Steinbrenner talked about Long’s unfortunate...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Off-Season Priorities For The New York Yankees

While the Yankees have conducted their organizational meetings this week, I have given a lot of thought to what I think they should be focusing on down there in Tampa.They should be concentrating on many things, but in my opinion, these four should be at top of the list:1. Acquiring or trading for a new shortstop:  JJ Hardy never really floated my boat, so I'm glad the Orioles...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cashman: A-Rod could play first base in 2015

Alex Rodriguez might be asked to showcase some versatility when he returns to the New York Yankees. The third baseman is set to return to the Bronx Bombers’ lineup in 2015 after being suspended for the entire 2014 season. Rodriguez figured to slide right into a vacant third base hole, but he might not be limited to the hot corner. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rock makes surprise Raw return, starts Derek Jeter chant

The Rock made a surprise appearance on “Monday Night Raw” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and got into an awesome confrontation with Rusev and Lana in the ring. The Rock ripped on the Russian by throwing out some stereotypical Putin, vodka, and hairy beanbag disses, though he did offer some compliments to him and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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