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Robinson Cano wants $300 million, Curtis Granderson opts for free agency along with Hiroki Kuroda.
So what’s the plan in Yankee Universe: buy.
In an apparent move that will probably not put the Yankees near their hopeful $189 million payroll goal for 2014, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will look a lot more like his late father when MLB’s free-agency goes into full swing next month.
"Even with [Alex Rodriguez] as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said Tuesday night in... (more)
Let's be honest for a second. It's not like anyone expected the Yankees to start the season 3-0 after their opening series against the Boston Red Sox after the team lost Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixiera, and Curtis Granderson during Spring Training.
It's not as if we didn't think that the lineup would struggle to score runs during the first month of the year either, only scoring a total of six runs despite 15 hits throughout the first two games of the year.
But after a disappointing first outing by pitcher C.C. Sabathia and a bullpen that just got rocked on Wednesday... (more)
... Cliff Lee has taken his talent back to Philly. You know, the team with Oswalt, Halladay, Hamels, and now Lee in their rotation. Worst nightmare ever.
Cliff Lee shocked everyone yesterday by signing with his old team the Phillies. He signed for far less years than either the Rangers or Yankees were offering, 5 instead of 7. He signed for far less money, 100 million rather than 140 or 150 million. He signed with the Phillies because he knows just like everyone else that now the Phillies have an almost unbeatable rotation. That it all but guarantees them a playoff spot and probably ... (more)
The Yankees are going to make a fatal mistake for their next game vs the Rangers. The Yankees are going to go ahead and pitch AJ Burnett in game 4. It's a fatal mistake.
Burnett has pitched badly for months. He has been the direct cause of several Yankees losses over the end of the regular season. He has not had a quality start. He is going to open the door for the Rangers to take a commanding lead in this series in the Yankees home stadium. Burnett also takes away Posada as he has to have his "own" catcher. Posada is an offensive leader, a spark, a catalyst. Without him, the... (more)
The Phillies survived a scare last night in beating the New York Yankees and forcing a return to New York for game 6. The final score of 8 – 6 was not a safe lead as the Yankees came to bat in the 9th. After scoring 6 runs in the 1st 3 innings and leading 6 – 1, the Phillies fans had to cross their fingers and hope that their bull pen could hold off the Yankees who scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning against ace starter Cliff Lee and reliever Chan Ho Park to tighten the score to
8 – 5. The setting was right for a big Yankee rally to polish off the Phillies.... (more)
...on TV enjoyed the outcome as their team bested the Phillies with an 8 - 5 win. On nights like last night, the cold seems worse when your team falls and the Phillies fans had to feel the chill much worse than Yankee fans.
The star studded and expensive payroll laden Yankees were able to put away the game despite 2 home runs from Philly slugger Jayson Werth. Andy Pettitte, the cagey veteran continued to offer 6 good innings of work before he turned the game over to the manager and his bull pen. However, the real story in this game was the hit by Alex Rodriguez in... (more)
There are those who say the Yankees where pinstripes because they make the opposing batters dizzy. The fact is, however, that on Thursday night it was the pitching of A.J. Burnett that kept the Phillies batters off balance. In the biggest game of his career, Burnett put on quite a show as he held the Phillies to one run through seven innings in a game that the Yanks ultimately took 3-1.
It was his curveball--which started outside and seemingly at the last moment would drop down and over the outside corner of the plate--that gave many of the Phillies batters trouble. This nasty curve... (more)
... not rid us of was suddenly washed away and replaced by an unfamiliar and exhilarating confidence.
This confidence seems to be shared by the Phillies who have been unstoppable so far in the 2009 postseason. And, if anyone thought that was going to change as they took the field against the Yankees tonight, they were sorely mistaken.
A calm Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shutting down the Yankees offense by striking out 10 and allowing no earned runs. His dominating pitching performance was complemented by solid defense. He effortlessly caught a pop fly to retire Johnny Damon ... (more)
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