It seems the Yankees were steadfast in their budgetary discipline. Until they weren’t. And thank goodness for that. Not only are we spoiled Yankees fans better off, but so is baseball.
Asked to deliver a message to New York fans in English on Thursday, Tanaka said he plans to let his performance on the field do the talking.
It’s New Year’s resolution time. Here’s what prominent sports figures are (or should be) saying.
Saddled with the twin burdens of bulging expectations and a newfound frugality, Hal Steinbrenner is at a crossroads. His next few moves could decide the next decade for the New York Yankees.
“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.”
David Robertson will earn $3.1 million under his one-year deal with the Yanks, increases Yankees’ projected payroll to about $206M.
Hank Steinbrenner says too much blame is being directed at Alex Rodriguez for Detroit’s sweep of the Yankees, and won’t address whether the slumping star will be back in New York next season.
The day of reckoning was always going to come for the Yankees, ever since the Steinbrenner brothers caved in and re-signed A-Rod.
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?
It figures – as soon as I applaud the Yanks for their excess, Hal goes weak on me.
The Yankees are better off without the services of free agent slugger David Ortiz. A mix of controversy, age and lineup inflexibility are reasons why he shouldn’t don pinstripes.
By now, most Yankees fans know about the provision in CC Sabathia’s seven-year contract that gives him the ability to opt out after this season. If his comments Sunday night are any indication, the Yankees’ ace might just be leaning against exercising the clause.
It’s Jorge Posada vs. the Yankees, round two. According to the Daily News, the Yankees told Posada that in addition to DH duties, he may have to catch from time to time in an emergency. But whenever he was asked to work behind the dish, Posada refused.
Hank Steinbrenner said on Monday that he isn’t too happy with how the Yankees are playing. One can only wonder how he feels after the Bombers’ latest loss.
The Yankees can’t buy a win right now. Mired in controversy, the bumbling Bombers dropped one to the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-5, for their sixth loss in a row.