According to several reports, Kevin Youkilis agreed to the Yankees’ one-year, $12-million offer on Tuesday, which will become official pending a physical. Youkilis, 33, would take over at third base for injured Alex Rodriguez.
Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
Losing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.
There isn’t an obvious answer for the Yankees
The poor play by Fielder, Lamont and Peralta cost the Tigers something very important: THE LEAD. And that is something that the Detroit Tigers, at that point down 1-0 and soon to be down 2-0 after that play, desperately needed.
The achievements of MLB stars shouldn’t be tainted by wild accusations like the ones
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
Surprise, surprise: Alex Rodriguez isn’t beloved among his peers.