If Tanaka and his Beethovian six-pitch mound symphony can turn into a No. 1 or No. 2 rotation option immediately, his richness in texture and rhythm can transform last year’s also-ran into a contender. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.
Alfonso Soriano lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The 39-year-old Matsui put his signature to his official Major League Baseball retirement papers in an on-field ceremony before the Yankees played Tampa Bay.
Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.
Matsui wants to go out in style — and that means pinstripes.
Matsui arrived just a little late to enjoy the spoils of the 1990s. But one could easily argue that that was the only time his timing was ever off.
Hideki Matsui added an extra bit of class to the Yankee pinstripes during his seven years in the Bronx and will be remembered as a beloved Yankee.
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.
Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.
Phil Hughes has regained his velocity and forced his way into the Yankees rotation. 2012 could a be bounce-back season for the rejuvenated Hughes.
Jon Heyman reported Sunday afternoon that they Yankees have completed the deal to trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Meanwhile, the Yankees’ DH search continues…
Brian Cashman said that he has no issues with CC Sabathia’s weight and spoke about Michael Pineda and the Yankees’ DH plans.
Since trading away Jesus Montero, the Yankees need to acquire an additional DH. Hideki Matsui could fill that role and bring some clutch back to the Yankees.
The Yankees’ budget may force them to use in-house designated hitter options opposed to signing an expensive free agent DH.