It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Let’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.
Ichiro Suzuki is fine and has no soreness one day after being involved in a traffic accident.
Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-3 to lead the Yankees. He legged out an infield single, stole second and scored on Mark Teixeira’s double in the first inning off Kyle Kendrick.
Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions. Granderson worked out in left field on Thursday and the speedy Gardner switched to center.
Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the Yankees.
“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.”
“I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”
I’ll admit that I’m as skeptical of what the Yankees can do in 2013 as most of you. I’m just willing to let it play out a little longer before I make final judgement.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
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.
The Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki have finalized a $13 million, two-year contract that keeps the 10-time All-Star in the Bronx.
Youkilis joined Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon as Boston players who made the switch to the Bronx in the heated Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
In 2011, Derek Jeter became the first player to record hit No. 3,000 with the Yankees. Ichiro will get a legitimate shot to join him.