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.
Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from Opening Day a year ago, Jon Lester gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions.
The hard realities of age, injuries, and talent levels can wait. Today, just knowing that baseball season has begun should suffice. In other words, don’t worry. Be happy.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
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.
Vernon Wells is excited about the chance to wear the Yankees’ pinstripes.
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.
“We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DL’ed, but I can’t tell you he won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I just think it’s a timing issue.”
George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.
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 baseball gods may just have doomed the Bombers to a bad season, a year where they get to see how the other half lives.
Mark Teixeira is confident that the New York Yankees can overcome key injuries likely to impact the team through the first month of the regular season.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
If you are remotely related to the world of sports and wanted to get your name out there this week – all you had to do was weigh-in on the gays in the NFL discussion. […]
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