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.
Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner says that he’s OK with Jeter backing his longtime teammate, but is miffed the Yankees got swept over the weekend at home by Boston, leaving them with a five-game losing streak.
A strange thing happened to the Yankees this winter: They lost. Sure, the billion-dollar franchise occasionally loses in the postseason. What they never do is fail in the offseason. That is until now.
George Steinbrenner often compared himself to powerful, iron-fisted leaders. Assuredly, the late New York Yankees owner never had the Iranian president in mind.
Yankees general manager Cashman said Wednesday: “Why we fall short, how we fell short, the bottom line is we fell short.”
Derek Jeter doesn’t agree with Hank Steinbrenner’s comments about a lack of hunger on the Yankees last season, though he has “no problem with it.”
Over the course of 10 minutes this morning inside the Steinbrenner Field clubhouse, Derek Jeter giggled his way through a very long “no comment” and gave no indication he was annoyed at Hank Steinbrenner’s comments from Monday.
It’s a Tuesday morning Melo party here on the Boomer & Carton morning extravaganza, as news broke last last night that the Knicks finally managed to pry Carmelo Anthony away from the Nuggets.
Alex Rodriguez arrived at spring training and promptly discussed the most significant activity of his offseason: getting fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz at the Super Bowl in the snack seen ’round the world.
“I was just saying, maybe they were riding the wave of ’09 a little too much, and it happens sometimes,” Steinbrenner said.
Andy Pettitte is going ahead with his decision to retire, leaving the Yankees with a huge hole in what appears to be a rather wobbly starting rotation. On Thursday, several all-time great Yankees weighed in on Pettitte’s career in pinstripes.
The Steinbrenner family, as part of a renovation project at the Yankees’ spring training stadium, decided that team co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner will use the office of his late father, George Steinbrenner.
So much has already been said about the Yankees this off-season. Apparently, not enough. Enter Hank Steinbrenner.
The New York Yankees have signed 19-year-old Leonel Vinas to a minor league contract. The right-hander from Long Island was the ace of Hank’s Yanks, a team sponsored by Hank Steinbrenner, co-chairman of the Yankees.
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are waiting for a decision on which offer Cliff Lee will accept. They are the two known bidders for the $100 million-plus pitcher, although according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, there may a “mystery team” in the mix.