Following two straight duds to start the season, the banged-up New York Yankees finally looked like themselves Thursday night.
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.
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?
As of now, newly-signed Brennan Boesch is slated to be the starting left fielder. But if and when Wells becomes a member of the Bronx Bombers, he’ll immediately take over as the everyday left fielder, according to a report.
The Yankees are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels.
David Phelps improved his chances of making the Yankees rotation by giving the Bombers another superb outing in their win over Jays on Sunday.
The shortstop went to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday for a scheduled visit to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the surgeon who operated on his ankle last October. “He said everything’s healed,” Jeter said. “100 percent healed.”
New York beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Sunday in a game likely to be very different from the teams’ opening-day.
Jeter discussed how he’s feeling coming off surgery, CC talked about how he’s preparing for Opening Day and Pettitte compared his ability as a pitcher now to when he was younger. Mark Teixeira and Brian Cashman also stopped by to chat.
Robinson Cano talked briefly about his contract situation, while manager Joe Girardi discussed, well, pretty much everything. Check out all the audio.
Brett Gardner had a three-run triple in the New York Yankees’ 10-7 loss to a Baltimore Orioles’ split squad on Wednesday.
Melky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1, over the New York Yankees on Monday.
Even though he is publicly keeping an open mind and trying to make sure he doesn’t damage any egos, it’s hard to imagine Joe Girardi changing his mind.
Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions. Granderson worked out in left field on Thursday and the speedy Gardner switched to center.