“I think we’re going to compete. I think we’re improved,” Brian Cashman said after Thursday’s trade deadline. “We’re going to find out if it’s enough or not.”
Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.
Matched up against the Blue Jays for the second time in a week, Chase Whitley had the worst start of his short career.
CC Sabathia is going south, to Tampa, that is. That’s good news for the Yanks because the trip represents a major step forward in getting off the DL.
To lose 15 games in a row in one ballpark takes a lot of lousy luck. For the second night in a row, a short home run to right field at Yankee Stadium proved to be Toronto’s undoing.
The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.
“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Nova pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout, Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer and the Yankees kept pace in the wild-card chase.
Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.
“A great ceremony. Great,” the Yankees closer said. “Well done. Humbling. At the same time, I definitely appreciate what the Red Sox organization did. I will never forget it.”
As the Yankees continue to surge then sputter, surge then sputter, I keep hearing from fans about how this team lacks heart and desire. Seriously? That’s about all this team has.
Sadly, Derek Jeter will force the Yankees to yank him from the infield, literally rip the uniform off his increasingly creaky body. He won’t go quietly.
We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.
The Red Sox invited fans to be seated by 7:30 p.m. for the tribute, adding that some tickets are still available. The game is scheduled to start at 8:05 p.m.
The Yankees and Orioles meet for the final time this year to close out a four-game series at Camden Yards, with 13-game loser Phil Hughes making his return to the rotation for New York.