Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.
The Yankees will sorely miss Brett Gardner’s speed and defense while he recovers from a strained muscle above his elbow.
Gardner had an MRI that showed a strained muscle just above his elbow. He also has a bruise.
CC Sabathia shook off early trouble to get a rare April win for the Yankees and backup catcher Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead, two-run single and had three RBIs for the first time in his career to lead New York over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 Tuesday night.
Andruw Jones homered for the Yankees, who averted the fourth 0-4 start in franchise history — the first since 1973.
Brian Cashman said that he has no issues with CC Sabathia’s weight and spoke about Michael Pineda and the Yankees’ DH plans.
Andruw Jones and the Yankees have finalized a $2 million, one-year contract that keeps him in New York for a second season.
Since trading away Jesus Montero, the Yankees need to acquire an additional DH. Hideki Matsui could fill that role and bring some clutch back to the Yankees.
In a matter of hours on Friday night, the Yankees waived goodbye to prized prospect Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi and welcomed much-needed arms to their rotation. GM Brain Cashman stayed patient and appears to have won big.
Some Yankees fans have expressed outrage, but Brian Cashman has kept the organization’s best interests at heart by waiting for the right deal.
The New York Yankees have brought back outfielder/designated hitter Andruw Jones for another year. He will earn 2 million dollars in base salary plus potential bonuses.
The Yankees should turn to oft-injured free agent Grady Sizemore to provide competition for corner outfielders Brett Gardner and Nick Swisher and to serve as a left-sided DH.
You aren’t supposed to make announcements on game days during World Series, but Neil Keefe couldn’t wait any longer to do his second annual “What Went Wrong And Right For The Yankees” piece.
Matt Moore struck out 11 in five innings of his first major league start and the Tampa Bay Rays unloaded on the watered-down Yankees for a 15-8 victory Thursday, a night after New York clinched the AL East title.
Jorge Posada has been through a difficult year in what is likely his final season as a Yankee but has he made a strong enough case to be named on Joe Girardi’s playoff roster?