Hal Steinbrenner

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Obstacles Aplenty, But Yankees Taking No-Excuses Approach To 2013

October baseball is almost a divine right in the view of the Yankees. But there are doubts this year. Lots of them.

03/28/2013

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Forbes: Yankees Still MLB’s Most Valuable Team; Mets At No. 6

The Bombers, worth an estimated $2.3 billion, took home the No. 1 spot for the 16th straight year.

03/27/2013

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Hal Steinbrenner: We’re Not Selling The Team, And We Can Win With $189M Payroll

“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.”

03/26/2013

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Yankees To Honor Newtown Victims And Community On Opening Day, Again In July

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.

03/20/2013

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Keidel: Shallow Hal Steinbrenner Should Have Signed Hamilton

George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.

03/18/2013

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Mariano Rivera Retirement Tour: Yankees, Foes Give It Up For ‘The Greatest Ever’

Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.

03/08/2013

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Hal Steinbrenner Dishes On State Of The Yankees, $189 Million And Michael Pineda

“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.”

03/07/2013

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Yankees Willing To Consider ‘Significant Long-Term’ Deal For Cano

“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.

02/20/2013

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Yankees Pitcher Phil Hughes Sidelined With Upper Back Stiffness

“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.”

02/19/2013

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Silverman: Nobody In Baseball Is Above Reproach These Days

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.

02/19/2013

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Yankees’ Robinson Cano Focused On Upcoming Season, Not Free Agency

“I don’t feel anything about nervousness,” Cano said. “To be honest, I’m not focused on free agency. My focus right now is on the 2013 season. I still have one more year under contract and my mind right now is just on helping the team win another championship.”

02/19/2013

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Hal Concerned About A-Rod Situation; Says Yanks Have ‘Championship-Caliber Team’

Steinbrenner feels that the Yankees have a “championship-caliber team” this season. He acknowledged that the club is sometimes criticized for fielding an older roster, but he likes its experience, “assuming we can stay away from injuries.”

02/08/2013

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Robertson’s $3.1M Contract Pushes Yankees’ Payroll Up To $206M

David Robertson will earn $3.1 million under his one-year deal with the Yanks, increases Yankees’ projected payroll to about $206M.

01/26/2013

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Hal Steinbrenner On The Yankees’ Offseason: ‘We’re Not Done Yet’

“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.”

01/11/2013

Hideki Matsui after the Yankees clinched the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Hideki Matsui, Goodbye And Good Luck In Retirement

Hideki Matsui announced his retirement Thursday. I went back to find what I had written about him after the 2009 season, his last as a Yankee.

12/28/2012

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