The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda’s neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble at Fenway Park. He got both.
Joe Girardi doesn’t expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from showing pitcher Michael Pineda walking in the tunnel from the team’s dugout to the clubhouse.
“I think, at worst, this is a playoff-contending team. I think this roster is a playoff-contending roster … I have a lot of optimism, a lot of hope.”
“We’ll make sure we take care of this, and if it takes a few days or a week, so be it,” Cashman said. “It felt tight, so we’re going to make sure that’s all it’s going to be.”
This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.
The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, broke his left ankle in the 2012 ALCS, then broke it again last spring during his rehab.
While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.
“We’ve got Kelly Johnson along with a cast of characters that are going to compete for that spot from the right side,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We look for it to be a platoon situation, a lefty-righty situation.”
“This would make the Boss proud,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “This is Yankee big. This is Steinbrenner big.”
Asked to deliver a message to New York fans in English on Thursday, Tanaka said he plans to let his performance on the field do the talking.
On the heels of landing prized free-agent pitcher Masihiro Tanaka, Yankees GM Brian Cashman gave Boomer and Craig a call Thursday morning to comment on the process.
They have their way, and it has generally worked. For now, the outfield improves with Beltran. And that is enough. The way the Yanks operate, it has to be enough.
Joba was like a firefly in Central Park, carelessly drifting through the woods, free and aflame just long enough to charm an entire city, and just short enough to leave us forever frustrated.
“We loved Robby. He’s a great player,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. “We made an offer we were comfortable with making. It fell far short of obviously where Seattle was. So, in terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did.”
General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday the team isn’t shopping outfielder Brett Gardner, though they will listen to offers.