Each week, 1010 WINS sports director Marc Ernay nominates the most inept figures in sports.
The Yankees are no longer the bullies on the block. Retire the Darth Vader masks. The Jeter babies can burn those nauseating “Got Rings?” shirts. Lose the elitism.
Johan Santana desperately wants to get back to the majors, but it appears it might take him longer than he had hoped.
Might he be the next coming? The Yankees reportedly held a private workout recently for Yoan Moncada, a 19-year-old infielder from Cuba that Baseball America believes has superstar potential.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the all-time home-run king is working with Rodriguez on his hitting as the Yankee looks to regain his form for the 2015 season.
The New York Yankees have traded pitcher Gonzalez Germen to the Texas Rangers for cash, a month after acquiring him from the New York Mets.
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
As has been the case since the fall, the Islanders and the Rangers have been really the only reasons for New York City-area sports fans to feel pride. And they seem to be getting better as the season progresses.
Infielder Stephen Drew and the Yankees have finalized a $5 million, one-year contract, a deal that puts him in position to become New York’s starting second baseman.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced last month that Chase Headley would be New York’s everyday third baseman in 2015. Apparently A-Rod didn’t get that memo.
Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings.
Hal Steinbrenner is keeping an eye on the Bombers’ bottom line. But it seems he’d still be willing to flash some cash if the right opportunity comes along.
Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.3 million, one-year contract, the same salary the pitcher earned when he missed most of the 2014 season because of a torn elbow ligament.
Santana retired six straight batters on Tuesday night in the Venezuelan Winter League, the first outing for the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner since he tore an Achilles tendon last June.
The Yankees have added another new face to their pitching staff.
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