BRIAN ROBERTS NEWS

It's Brian Roberts time, posing to the Yankiverse the ultimate question: Just how bad is Rob Refsnyder's fielding?

Last July, the Yankees expressed absoute, 150 percent, smell-the-glove confidence in the esteemed 2B statesman, Brian Roberts... right up to the moment when they dumped him like a plate of bad clams. One minute he was a pillar of the franchise. The next, he never happened. Joe Stalin would have been proud.Surely, Stephen Drew these days cannot turn on the radio without hearing Bob...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

So long, Esmil Rogers. Hello, next class of Yankee scrap heapers

Last July 5, the Yankees parted ways with the 38-year-old Alfonso Soriano, ending the free-swinging slugger's career. For three months, Sori had languished in the meat of our batting order, hitting .221. Finally, the Yankees cried "Uncle."Three weeks later, the team cut ties with 36-year-old Brian Roberts, the great former O's 2B who - by 2015 Drew/Ryan/Petit standards - was actually...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Apparently, the Yankees will wait to fall out of first before making any moves

Here's today's Amazing True Fun Fan Fact:The Yankees yesterday were shutout for the first time all year!Yep. That was our first full-game whiff. It's hard to imagine that a team whose batting averages - after the first three hitters - are .248, .237, .234, .236, .177, and .204 - had not been shutout until yesterday. That's because several of our one-run games - like Thursday night...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

May Day! May Day! The bottom has dropped out of the Yankee lineup

Five hits last night.Five stinking hits - off of that famous dual of Koufax and Drysdale - no, wait... Ramirez and Andriese...Five meaningless hits, all from the first three batters in our lineup. After that, nothing... nada, zilch, groobah, quadringo, pssssssssssss...Over the last two seasons - an era fraught with line score zeros - Joe Giardi has regularly filled out the lower...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Refsnyder: Inspiring Yankee fans everywhere - until they think of Stephen Drew

This ran Friday in the Gray Lady. It's the kind of story that makes you proud to be a Yankee fan - especially if you followed Refsnyder's rise through the minors.But then you think about how the Yankees signed Stephen Drew, this year's Brian Roberts. The YES apologists keep assuring us that this is wise, this is right, this is all good for Refsnyder - that Drew playing 2B will give...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

(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

For joy. Hooray. The Yankees sign Drew... aka: Brian Roberts II?

Wow. For a while there, they had me fooled.The 2015 Yankees actually looked interesting.I bet you - like me - actually thought the Empire would trust its $200 million, third-place dynasty to a rookie 2B. What manner of fools are we! Yesterday's rumor said Willie Randolph - a once-upon-a-time rookie 2B - would become a coach, and maybe he'd groom a new fairy tale rookie - like old...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The REAL Five Worst Yankee Moves of 2014

I wasn't gonna spew today, just sit around, drink, and listen to the John Sterling songbook, but then some embryonic baby Gammonite at New Jersey dot com - the folks who prefer slideshows over newspapers - whacked out his "list" of the Yankees worst moves of 2014, and dammit, it pushed a bad tooth.The slideshow barker lists the Yankees worst moves of 2014 as: 1. Stephen Drew, 2....
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December 31, 2014  |  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

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 Baseball Essential
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is There a Concussion Hangover?

Concussions are a hot topic in sports and baseball is no exception. This past weekend I attended annual the Saber Seminar in my hometown of Boston. Among many interesting topics and speakers Robert Stern gave a great talk about concussions. Well, actually it was not about concussions, but the effect on the brain of repeated less than concussive head traumas. His interesting but grim...
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August 20, 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...
Via NESN.com
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

What revealing pictures of Hal Steinbrenner does Brian Roberts possess?

Last night, down in the Stygian coal mines of Moosic, Pa., the Yankees "second-baseman of the future," Rob Refsnyder went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. That gives him four doubles and a homer in his last eight games, batting .344 over that stretch. At Triple A, he's hitting .301.Oh... and did I mention that Refsnyder last night was playing right field?Yep, right field. That's where...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Rumors: Face Crossroads at Deadline, Likely Scenarios

The New York Yankees are perfectly mediocre. Sitting at 47-47 more than halfway through the season, New York sits in third place right in the middle of the AL  East facing a trade deadline two weeks away generally used as the barometer for where teams find themselves in terms of competing for the remainder of the year. It’s widely known the Yankees have lost four out of its five...
Via Baseball News Source
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brian Roberts Hits Home Run in First Trip to Camden Yards as a Visitor

Leaving a team you've played with for your entire career has to be tough, but Brian Roberts did just that this season when he signed with the New York Yankees rather than the Baltimore Orioles (the team he has played on for the last 13 years). It's a tough call to make, but sometimes leaving is what's best.Friday night he returned to his former stomping grounds and in his first at...
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July 12, 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...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts has pickoff throw stuck between his legs (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts had an awkward moment on the basepath when a pickoff attempt to catch him at second base ended up stuck between his legs during Thursday night's game at Seattle.In the top of the fourth with Roberts on second, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino made the throw to second after the 1-1 pitch to Yankees batter...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royal’s Ball Boy Makes Hysterical Error

Posted to Things Other Than Sports But Are Still Funny, and A Little Bit Of SportsDuring the Royals vs Yankees game, a young ball boy made a costly error, he picked up a fair ball and gave it away to a fan in the stands. The act gave Brian Roberts a ground ruled double. Then when a clear foul ball made its way over to him he did not leave his seat. I can’t help but feel for this...
Via Sports Mockery
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Ball Boy Fields Ball In Fair Territory, Has Awesome Response (Video)

2014 hasn’t been the best year for determining what’s fair and what’s foul. Just two months into the season, we’ve already seen a Baltimore Orioles ball girl mistakenly snag a fair ball and New York Yankees star Derek Jeter nearly toss a fair ball into the stands. A Kansas City Royals ball boy became the latest victim on Sunday when he fielded a fair ball down the right...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Royals ball boy mistakenly fields fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Kansas City Royals ball boy mistakenly fielded a fair ball hit by New York Yankees batter Brian Roberts during the fourth inning of Sunday's game at Kauffman Stadium.Roberts hit a ball inside the first base bag that curved foul down the right field line. The Royals ball boy scooped it up as it came to him and gave it to a young fan before...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitley pitches Yankees to 4-2 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chase Whitley pitched seven innings for his first career win, Brian McCann drove in three runs with a timely double and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Brian Roberts drove in a run for the Yankees, who finally gave their young right-hander some support. Whitley (1-0) had allowed five earned runs in his first four starts, and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals drop history-steeped game 6-4

ST. LOUIS -- Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run 12th inning after Brett Gardner's leaping catch at the left-field fence helped save the New York Yankees in a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Pinch-hitter Alfonso Soriano and Brendan Ryan each added an RBI for the Yankees, who took the opener of a three-game interleague series for their third straight...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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