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.
0-3. Panic in the streets? Maybe. Panic in the clubhouse? Not quite.
Watch out, Yankees. Major League Baseball is starting to spread the wealth.
James Dolan is an easy target. He has more negatives I can pile on but I don’t want to bore you. All that being said, he is far from an impossible obstacle to overcome for the Knicks to win a title.
Married to one of George Steinbrenner’s daughters, Steve Swindal was a general partner of the Yankees from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. These days, Swindal works with players who hope to join the Yankees — or any other team in the big leagues.