The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer’s 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.
The club has “had several conversations with Roc Nation Sports about Robinson Cano’s future with the team,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner told reporters on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
On Monday, the Yankees will honor the town of Newtown, Conn., and the victims who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
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.
October baseball is almost a divine right in the view of the Yankees. But there are doubts this year. Lots of them.
The Bombers, worth an estimated $2.3 billion, took home the No. 1 spot for the 16th straight year.
“We are committed as a family to be in this long-term,” Steinbrenner said. “We enjoy this, this is why we’re all involved — all of my siblings. And we’re going to continue, every year, to field a championship-caliber team.”
The Yankees will honor the town of Newtown, Conn., and the victims who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the team announced on Wednesday.
George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.
Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.
“Let me say what I’ve been saying: $189 (million) is the goal,” Steinbrenner said. …”That is the goal, but in no way, shape or form will we sacrifice our commitment to field a championship-caliber team. That’s not going to happen.”
“We expressed to Scott (Boras) how much we like Robby and what a great Yankee he’s been, and we hope he continues his career here for a long time to come,” Hal Steinbrenner said Tuesday.
“There’s always a little bit of concern, but it’s upper back by his shoulder blades, so we’ll see how he is in a couple of days,” manager Joe Girardi said. “You’re usually more concerned about the lower (back problem) lingering.”
You just hope it isn’t so. These days, there is no way of knowing who is using performance-enhancing drugs and who is not. But the idea that Robinson Cano has used PEDs is enough to sicken any baseball fan or official.