Masahiro Tanaka thought his spring training debut on Thursday was “good.” His teammates used another word: “great.”
Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.
Could hitting coach Kevin Long take the fall for the Yankees’ worst offensive season in more than 20 years? I sat down with Long last weekend in Boston and got some answers about what went wrong with the 2014 Yankees and specifically his role.
The Yankees begin life without Derek Jeter this week, facing a future full of holes in an offense already among the American League’s worst.
The Yankees, citing research from Elias, said they became the first team to reach the milestone. The total starts in 1903, the first year the franchise started play in New York.
Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5.
So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.
It looks like it might be the status quo for the Yankees next season. As far as general manager Brian Cashman’s job goes, it appears the Steinbrenners will try to bring him back in 2015.
Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann are in decline. It’s as simple as that.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night.
Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
It was not quite said with his father’s famed intensity, but the message was the same. A Steinbrenner is not happy with the Yankees.
McCann was injured in the third inning against Cleveland Friday night but remained in the game until he was pinch hit for in the sixth.