New York Yankees
There has been a flurry of activity as the window for baseball free agency opened, and it’s hard to evaluate a deal without some kind of baseline measure.
Phil Hughes probably needed to leave hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, and the Minnesota Twins were desperate for proven arms to strengthen a woeful rotation. The two parties have come together, hoping to help each other out.
I sit back on my swivel chair watching little vultures trying to do the actual kill rather than merely pick apart the carcass and I think to myself, “What is this? What are we doing here?”
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers rested their primary case Thursday without calling the player as a witness at the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension, a person familiar with the proceedings told The Associated Press.
The A-Rod saga never goes away — we know that.
Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract.
The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.
Granderson would be the first installment of what is, if you’re inclined to believe the sound bites, a three-year plan that involves more international spending, the draft, and mid-tier free agents instead of purchasing a team of superstars.
As for Sammy, the door back to to Wrigley can remain dark. And he can build his own statue somewhere else.
To his credit, Theo Epstein has never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room, let alone in baseball.
Martellus Bennett will face his former team Thursday for the first time when the Bears host the Giants, but he made it clear Wednesday — in his own unique way — that any warm feelings he has for his former teammates will go out the window once the ball is kicked off.
It looks like the Cubs’ managerial search will continue without Joe Girardi.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi “wants to formally explore the Cubs’ opening after weeks of back-channel feelers,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Find the right guy, even if if he’s not the known guy.
The Yankees “aren’t willing” to grant the Cubs permission to speak with Girardi while the sides try to negotiate a new deal.
Asking Girardi to manage the Cubs now is like asking Warren Buffett to manage a Waffle House.
The Joe Girardi-to-the-Cubs dream could soon become more than just a dream.
The Yankees want Joe Girardi to return as manager next season.