He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.
The manager of the Yankees is generally used to acquiring great players, not losing them. Joe Girardi sat down to meet the media Tuesday and had the chance to publicly address for the first time the loss of Robinson Cano to Seattle.
The Yanks are still looking for a second baseman/third baseman type and are trying to bring the lineup “back to the top two or three offenses in the game. We need more work there.”
“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”
“We got pretty close throughout the years, but I understand it’s a business. It’s a business on both sides. I would have liked to have played with him longer but you understand it’s a business, guys move on.”
Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.
Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.
“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”
With the additions of Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees have a surplus of outfielders. So could a trade be in the works?
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
The plaque will pay tribute to Mandela’s June 1990 visit to Yankee Stadium, the New York Times reported.
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season, but had no bowl affiliation this year. The spot in the Pinstripe Bowl was open because the Big 12 did not have enough Bowl-eligible teams.
Inking Grandy sends the right message, and it puts the baseball world on notice that this franchise isn’t just going to rest on its laurels and continue to be a complete and utter joke.
The Yankees are checking in on former Mets starter Mike Pelfrey, according to WFAN/CBS Sports baseball insider John Heyman.
Here is a recap of the first week of the MLB Playoffs.
New York Yankees photos of the week.
New York Mets photos of the week.
Yankees celebrate Mariano Rivera by retiring his number in monument park.