The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in an eight-run third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
“Moose” pitched for the Orioles from 1991-2000 and then for the Bronx Bombers from 2001-2008. In 536 career starts, the Stanford alum went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts.
He definitely has the game, if not the gravitas, to lead the Bronx Bombers for the next six years. Just not 10.
According to Jon Heyman, the five-time All-Star is still looking for $310 million over 10 years from the Bronx Bombers, while New York is currently offering slightly more than half that.
The 2010 All-Star had a brutal season for the Bronx Bombers in 2013. He went an abysmal 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA, surrendering 24 home runs in 145 2/3 innings.
The five-time All-Star posted a picture of the watch on his Instagram account two weeks ago. He also posted the following comment: “thanks to the ROC NATION my birthday gift.”
The Yankees are dropping the price on 9,000 seats next season, raising the cost of 2,000 and leaving the rest the same, while building a new lounge and 10 additional suites.
“I talked to Joe on two different occasions,” Steinbrenner said. “I made it clear to him that we do want him back. My family thinks he did a great job this season given everything that happened. We’re gonna try to work something out.”
It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.
Hughes’ start was pushed back to Monday, but he only pitched 1 1/3 innings before rain hit the Bronx. David Huff took the ball for the Yankees when play resumed and got the win, allowing just one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
“Look, as I told him when I talked to him in Tampa, we need him,” Steinbrenner said. “We do. That’s just obvious. We’ve still got our injuries, and my hope is that he comes back and continues to improve and stay healthy.”
An imposter claiming to be Spencer called the station and admitted to taking steroids, saying, “I have used steroids in the past … Did I ever see anyone using them? Absolutely.”
The Yankees just can’t catch a break. The struggling Bombers will face Matt Garza when he makes his Texas Rangers debut on Wednesday night.
Rodriguez is done. Make it easy on yourself, A-Rod, and go away. Let the pastime shed the past you did so much to stain. On June 6 I called for A-Rod to retire, and was told my logic was laughable. Not so funny anymore, is it?
When legendary closer Mariano Rivera enters the game — whenever that will be — he will be accompanied by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” baseball sources told FOX Sports.