Why weren't Steinbrenner sons at Derek Jeter's final farewell? Were they watching #TGIT? And where is Hal's statement about this disaster of a team?

Look -- I have criticized the Derek Jeter farewell tour repeatedly in this column. I found the hype and the kitsch over the top, and I thought it had become a flat-out money grab. But even I found Thursday's farewell game extremely touching, and, yes, I am not ashamed to admit cried at the end. Who wouldn't, after seeing Jeter's walkoff single in that game?What moved...
Via Subway Squawkers
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cashman not worried about job status, nor should he be

Photo – Getty Images When the boss speaks, everyone listens. That includes general manager Brian Cashman, who’s contract is up after this season. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner sounded off Wednesday during the owners vote for the next MLB commish , and the talked about Cashman’s status. Steinbrenner said he will wait till the offseason before turning his attention to general...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter On Retirement: ‘You Can’t Do This Forever’

TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter said 20 years in the major leagues will be enough. He just wouldn’t really say why. The New York Yankees captain responded to questions for nearly half an hour Wednesday, a week after announcing this will be his final season. But he provided few answers. “You can’t do this forever. I’d like to, but you can’t do it forever, and I feel as though...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks, Masahiro Tanaka agree to $155M, 7-year deal

The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract. In addition to the deal with the 25-year-old right-hander, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to his Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. After missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years, the Yankees went on a free-agent spending spree...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How to become the Knicks of baseball: Long term contracts to old, brittle players

Now, they're saying the Yankees may sign Stephen Drew. Nobody knows what for. He might play SS. Maybe 3B. Or 2B. He could he could be our fifth starter. We'll sign him for three to five years. Who cares? We're buying old players the way teenagers buy phone aps. Come spring, when we decide who plays OF, it'll be like the Three Stooges trying to get through a doorway...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

How much do the Yankees owe in luxury tax this year?

Since the MLB instituted a luxury tax on teams in 2003, no team has been scrutinized more over the taxes than the New York Yankees. With no salary cap in baseball, the Yankees have been freely spending for decades, often gobbling up prime talent with the lure of big contracts and the chance to put on the pinstripes. Still, have you ever wondered just how much of a luxury tax they’ve...
Via New York Sports-Kings
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

A fine piece of ownin': Congrats to Hal and Hank Steinbrenner for owning the richest franchise in sports

You know what they say:Owners aren't taught. They're born.And the Steinbrothers certainly know how to flash ownership.Yesterday, Bloomberg - the news outlet, not the pixie mayor - estimated the Yankees' current worth at $3.3 billion, the priciest tomato can on the MLB shelf. The Yankee Stadium urinals should be molded of platinum. If the team switched its business to...
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Hank Steinbrenner hopeful Joe Girardi returns

Hank Steinbrenner wants Joe Girardi to remain with the New York Yankees and is awaiting the manager's decision on a new contract. Girardi's current deal expires at the end of the month, and the team offered a new agreement last week. ''It's up to him now,'' Steinbrenner, the team's co-chairman, said Tuesday. The Yankees failed to make the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A-Rod to the Knicks!

Truly awesome reports are trickling out about the deal MLB is offering A-Rod in the BioGenesis scandal. Per CBS Sports, A-Rod can avoid a lifetime ban by sitting out the rest of this season and all of next season. That’s right, the amount of evidence that MLB is purported to have collected is sufficient to ban A-Rod from baseball for the rest of his life (see this report from the...
Via The Victory Formation
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: One boo to many

Have you ever made a mistake or a few?  Español: A-Rod en agosto de 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Well, I certainly have done many things that I regret and my guess is you have too. Now pretend that everyone, everywhere knew your mistakes and judged you on that merit only. Personally, I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be like. I am sure all of us have been on the...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees express disappointment in Alex Rodriguez

No surprise here actually. It is pretty obvious to be disappointed in the kind of production that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has performed at as of late. This is probably the first time the Yankees have truly gone public regarding the state of A-Rod. On Sunday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged that A-Rod “probably… couldn’t live up to” the 10...
Via Overtime
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MO'S FRONT ROW NO-SHOWS: Hank Steinbrenner, Jackie Robinson, Jesus Christ

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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Exit Sandman

The New York Post and ESPN.com reported that tomorrow the greatest closer to ever played the game, New York Yankees Mariano Rivera will officially announce Yankees Mariano Rivera on May 25th, 2008 vs. Seattle Mariners. that he is hanging up his glove at the end of this 2013 season. Joel Sherman of the NY Post learned that Rivera had had recently asked to speak privately with Hal...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mariano Rivera scheduled to announce retirement on Saturday

Mariano Rivera has been playing a little game in which he said he already knew when he was planning to retire but wouldn't reveal when he would actually do it. Now, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame closer is scheduled to announce his final day in pinstripes on Saturday at a 10 a.m. press conference at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, reports Joel Sherman of The New York...
Via The Other Paper
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Meanwhile, back in the Bronx....or why isn't Brian smiling?

So while Red Sox Nation held its collective breath Wednesday night as 3rd baseman Will Middlebrooks left the field in the top of the 1st inning of an exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles (so far the news on that has been positive), the news out of Tampa where the New York Yankees are holding spring training has been anything but positive. Even before centerfielder Curtis...
Via RedSoxLife
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Steinbrenners approve of A-Rod's portrayal in Yankees animated movie

While the New York Yankees played against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater Tuesday, the team's braintrust, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner took in an animated movie during an afternoon matinee. The film called "Henry & Me" — which is nearly completed and had been six years in the making — serves as an homage to Yankees' history and includes a virtual...
Via The Other Paper
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dear Yankees: If you're going to be the Evil Empire, you need to allow beards

An Open Letter to Yankee owners Hal and Hank Steinbrenner:Dear Billionaires,Recently, in some Byzantine clown court, the New York Yankees secured the legal trademark rights to the marketing name "Evil Empire." Meanwhile, General Manager Brian Cashman was said to be trolling through the Yankee facilities, eying the hair on players' chins the way Lindsay Lohan scans for...
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly scrapping cost-cutting plan, will go back to spending big

The New York Yankees have an incredibly important situation to address at some point over the next eight months with Robinson Cano set to become a free agent after this season. Cano is the best second baseman in baseball and arguably the best all-around player in the game today. He could sign a record-setting contract next fall or sooner. Until recently, it would have been silly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees want to void A-Rod’s contract – Yeah, good luck with that

While the New York Yankees and their attorneys feverishly search for an out in Alex Rodriguez’s contract, the rest of the baseball world points their fingers and laugh. Why? Because there isn’t a chance in hell that the Yankees get out from under this deal, short of A-Rod physically assaulting Hal and Hank Steinbrenner and being thrown in jail. And even then, it is unlikely that...
Via The Victory Formation
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Open letter to Brian Cashman: If you stop blaming the owners and just say “rebuilding year,” we will accept it

Dear Madam or Sir, It bugs people when the rich guy pleads poverty. They see it all the time. The governor grubs for money. The corporation cheats on taxes. The billionaires complain about their employees’ wages. I mention this because you’ve spent the last three months poor-mouthing on behalf of Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, and their plan to shrink the Yankee payroll to $189...
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: "How could anyone not be envious...?"

The Kansas City StarNovember 28Dear Editor, I recently read with amazement an open letter of apology issued by New York Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner to the fans of his baseball franchise, describing his disappointment in the 2012 season and promising changes for the 2013 season.Keep in mind this season was one that saw the Yankees win 95 games and make it to the American...
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Robber Yells 'Go Cards!' After Holding Up Missouri Bank, Appears to Pay Homage to St. Louis Pitchers With Beard

Folks all around St. Louis have baseball playoffs on their minds -- including, apparently, those doing a good old stick-'em-up. A bearded man held up the First Bank branch in Arnold, a city south of St. Louis, around 1:15 p.m. Friday, according to St. Louis Today. While most of the holdup was standard fare -- the thief handed the teller a note demanding cash...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Want Alex Rodriguez to Focus Less on Being Celebrity, But Hank Steinbrenner Spreads Blame Around

NEW YORK -- Hank Steinbrenner says too much blame is being directed at Alex Rodriguez for Detroit's sweep of the Yankees, and he won't address whether the slumping star will be back in New York next season. "He was just one of quite a few that just had a bad time at the plate," the team's co-chairman said Friday during a phone interview. "...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees' Steinbrenner issues letter to fans

Amid an listless end to their 2012 season, New York Yankees managing general partner Hank Steinbrenner issued a statement to fans. The Yankees, who won 95 games during the regular season, but were swept by the 88-win Detroit Tigers, prompting an offseason filled with questions. "I want to thank our passionate fans for their support this season," Steinbrenner wrote....
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Day of reckoning had to come for A-Rod

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Joe Girardi should be manager of the year just for the guts it took to sit down his $275 million third baseman and help the New York Yankees advance a step closer to the World Series. Benching Alex Rodriguez might turn out to be the easiest move in a drama that is suitable for Broadway, but will play out instead in the Bronx...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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