Cody Ross hit a go-ahead single in the 12th inning, Eric Chavez followed with a three-run double against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Thursday night.
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.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
The Yankees are good, not great. And that’s probably not good enough, especially when you gauge how they gouge you at the turnstiles. $5 waters and $10 beers don’t taste too hot when the team gets cold and old.
Multiple sources have reported that New York is interested in signing the 35-year-old free agent as the club looks to find a more suitable bat to serve as designated hitter.
“We’ve signed three or four of the biggest free agents on the market, and we’re pretty happy with that,” Steinbrenner said. “…We’ve got some work to do, still. We need another bat. We’re not done yet.”
“I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
Could it be? Yankees fans may find themselves chanting for one-time nemesis Kevin Youkilis this season — or at least for the team to finally fill their hole at third base.
The 38-year-old Yankees captain insists he’s on a path that will allow him to be New York’s shortstop on opening day, April 1.
The Yankees need someone to step in at third base for Alex Rodriguez. But it won’t be familiar face Eric Chavez. Jeff Keppinger? He’s off the table, too.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
Losing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.
The bombshell about A-Rod’s latest injury leaves us all wondering what he has left. Let’s face it — it is perfectly clear to all of us that he is not a 30-100 guy anymore.
Joe Girardi reportedly phoned the Yankees’ PA announcer to spare A-Rod the embarrassment of his name being announced when was pinch hit for in ALCS Game 1.