What have you done for me lately? When Joe Girardi can no longer answer that question to the Steinbrenners’ satisfaction, their first phone call should be to Don Mattingly.
On Friday night, the Yankees will go back to their roots — to nearly the very beginning — and don throwback uniforms in honor of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary, according to CBSSports.com.
The New York Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, who had agreed to a minor league contract in January.
Ah, spring training. The warm late-winter sun of Florida. Veterans and prospects looking to make their mark before pitchers and catchers report. And a Mattingly in Tampa.
A Mattingly will be back in uniform in the Yankees’ organization this year — Preston.
It’s easy to see how the events of the last year recently led Jorge Posada to his decision to retire from the Yankees.
Hit Man. Donnie Baseball. Mother Ginger?!
Sandy Alderson didn’t tip his hand that he was onto some big moves when he spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon, but he got quite busy a few hours later acquiring three relievers and a new center fielder.
By agreeing to an extension without opting out, CC Sabathia again demonstrated why he’ll be remembered as a beloved Yankee and not a mercenary — like Alex Rodriguez.
The debate isn’t at all about Roger Maris’s merits for the Hall of Fame, because he has none. This is a microcosm, a debate we all have about someone from your youth, parsing preteen idolatry from reality.
As a former MLB player, pro scout, field manager and front office personnel executive, perhaps the most frustrating and annoying thing I hear is arguments by people regarding entry into the pro baseball HOF.
Hartnett: Slick-Fielding First Basemen Don Mattingly, Keith Hernandez Are Glaring Hall Of Fame Omissions
Two of the dominant players of the 1980’s and Big Apple baseball legends Don Mattingly and Keith Hernandez have been overlooked by Hall of Fame voters over the years and deserve reconsideration.
Is Alex Rodriguez the most misunderstood player in the history of New York sports? Or is he deserving of the type of scorn he still receives? We’ll find out soon because the Yankees’ slugger is on the precipice of immortality.
Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player – and first in four years – to reach the magic number.
Jorge Posada has monopolized the sports pages since pulling himself out of the Yankees’ lineup on Saturday. Buck Showalter, manager of the Baltimore Orioles and former Yankees skipper, thinks it’s that passion that sets Posada above the rest.