Girardi said on Thursday that if a decision isn’t made soon, the team will have to make backup third-base plans in case Rodriguez isn’t available.
Derek Jeter’s new contract has increased the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to $97.71 million for seven signed players next year.
Despite what the mythmakers and propagandists, and you, the Jeter Zombie assert, Derek does not, never has, and never will…
In a sign of confidence that Derek Jeter will return to shortstop next season, the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a $12 million, one-year contract with their captain.
The Yankees need hard-working, healthy bodies; players who can get on base, field their positions and run the bases. That’s what it will take to get this team back in contention, along with help on the pitching front.
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Following the Yankees’ worst year since 1992, there are a whole lot of questions and not many answers. Manager Joe Girardi hasn’t even committed to returning.
“I want to keep that memory of mine,” Rivera told the crowd of 40,542, second largest of the season at Minute Maid Park behind Opening Day. “For that, I apologize. You guys deserved more, but I’m being a little selfish.”
Andy Pettitte’s final start was a storybook finish — a complete game win over the Astros on Saturday.
I had just come from the clubhouse, along with a throng of reporters, swarming and barking at him like hyenas. Everyone wants to be like him. Everyone wants to be him. Everyone wants a piece of his peace.
Rivera put his head on Andy Pettitte’s right shoulder and sobbed. The end had arrived, at least for his career in the Yankees’ home pinstripes.
Robinson Cano, for one thing, might be gone next year. In truth, they overachieved in a 2013 filled with injury and PED scandal. Most teams wouldn’t have hit .500 if they lost a key player seemingly every week.
Haters have waited a decade for the day to come, when the money, the love, and the luck run dry on the Yankees. The rest have wrestled with the pristine precedent, whether this is finally 1965 redux.
The Beatles never got back together. And nobody else ever really took their place, did they? The Yankees will be the Yankees again one day. But they won’t ever be the same as the group you saw assembled one last time on Sunday.