Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.
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.
George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.
With his 20’s in his rearview mirror, Cano is no longer one of the young guys on this team that can ride along relatively unnoticed, overshadowed by the bigger names and bigger salaries.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
When talking about the countless acts of charity which have emerged in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Craig recalled a classic line from late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
I heard Yankees fans whine about Russell Martin, Joe Girardi, Ichiro Suzuki and, well, everyone but the sainted captain at shortstop. I had to roll my window down a foot in case of car (and fan) sickness.
MLB is not talking about expansion now, but it will happen. Don’t be surprised if the “official” discussion begins this offseason and is finalized within a year. In 2015 or ’16, there will be two more teams playing in the Major Leagues.
Buck Showalter’s inspired Orioles are defying logic and mastering the aging Yankees.
What the Yankees need is pitching help. There is an assumption that CC Sabathia will return at full strength after his stint on the disabled list with a strained groin. That seems reasonable, but there are no guarantees.
Nothing has seemed to go right for Bay, so maybe it’s time the Mets consider moving him to his next stop. It’s time, just like it was for a few others in his shoes.
While he was not a legacy owner the way that George Halas was with the Chicago Bears in the NFL, no American sports owner was more identified with his team than Steinbrenner was with the Yankees. He made the team his priority.
In 1973, George Steinbrenner made the investment of his life. Nearly 40 years later, his family could be due to cash in. The question is: have they even considered it?
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
After 126 games, 77 starts, 49 relief appearances and 472 innings in the majors, Neil Keefe still isn’t sure what Phil Hughes is.