They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
Andy Pettitte expects big things from the Yankees in 2013.
Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Let’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
Kevin Youkilis collected two RBIs in the Yankees 10-6 defeat to Detroit on Saturday.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes was struck in the back by a comebacker, but appears uninjured.
Pettitte, who had been pitching in simulated games, allowed one run and four hits over three-plus innings. The left-hander had three strikeouts and three walks.
It’s quite likely that Derek Jeter won’t feel a Fall Classic under his feet again. And you need not be a Yankees fan to see how sad that is.
Jeter said on Tuesday after working out in Tampa, Fla., that he’ll “be out there” against the Phillies after two games as the designated hitter.
“It’s official now,” Rivera said at a press conference Saturday morning. “After this year I’ll be retired.”
Legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is looking to wave goodbye to baseball with one more World Series ring on his finger.
Mariano Rivera’s family is on its way to Florida for the expected announcement that one of baseball’s greatest relievers will retire after the season.
The baseball gods may just have doomed the Bombers to a bad season, a year where they get to see how the other half lives.
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