Yankees GM Brian Cashman isn’t sure what kind of deal David Robertson is looking for this winter. He’ll find out soon enough after the closer turned down a $15.3 million qualifying offer.
The events of last week indicated that signing veteran hole-fillers won’t be as easy as the Bombers might have hoped. In fact, they may be faced with additional, internal issues sooner than later.
There is no longer a debate here. We know who Alex Rodriguez was and who he is, and let’s just leave it at that.
If Robertson — who won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009 and was an All-Star in 2011 — declines the offer, he can still negotiate and ultimately re-sign with New York.
No player in MLB history has ever accepted a qualifying offer, though there is a possibility that Robertson will become the first to do so.
With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
“This is nothing against Joe Girardi, but I’m going to have to give it to Nick Saban because he’s got three national championships with Alabama.”
The perfect script. Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his career.
Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.
It didn’t matter that David Robertson had already pitched two days in a row. The Yankees desperately needed to preserve a ninth-inning lead, and their closer insisted he was capable.
With 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it’s only going to get worse.
Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Friday night.
Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and the New York Yankees beat the Cubs 4-2 Wednesday.
The latest reports are in on Ivan Nova and they are not good.
Teixeira played five innings of defense in Friday’s intrasquad game at the Yankees’ minor-league complex. He says he is ready to return Sunday, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.