Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend ActionAll four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
Ex-Yankee Chamberlain's Epic Meltdown Puts Orioles In The Driver's SeatDelmon Young drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tigers 7-6 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series.
Keidel: Joba Never Made It In New York, But Who's To Blame? He lost his colossal fastball, his control and his craft. And thus ended the Joba Chamberlain Experiment. By the time he returned to his ancestral home, the bullpen, he was a pitching carcass.
Joba Chamberlain: No Regrets About Time With YankeesDespite appearing to have worn out his welcome with at the end of a tumultuous eight years in New York, Chamberlain had only positive things to say Monday about his old team.
McCarthy Wins Again For Yankees, Beats TigersBrandon McCarthy won his fourth straight start with a gritty effort, and the New York Yankees took the first of three straight matchups against Detroit's Cy Young Award winners, beating Max Scherzer and the Tigers 2-1 Monday night.
Keidel: Blame Bombers For Surreal, Sad Journey Of Joba ChamberlainJoba was like a firefly in Central Park, carelessly drifting through the woods, free and aflame just long enough to charm an entire city, and just short enough to leave us forever frustrated.
Heyman: Chamberlain Agrees To Deal With TigersHe drove Yankees fans crazy for years. Now he'll try his luck in Detroit.
Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Should Yankees Trade Gardner?Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.
Sweeny: If Joba, Hughes Leave They Will Go Down As Disappointments, Not Busts Yes, we all helped create the hype and bought into it. We expected more based on a lot of early promise. That makes them disappointing, but far from busts.
Cano, Granderson, Kuroda Reject Yankees' Qualifying Offers Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees' qualifying offers.
Yankees Extend Qualifying Offers To Cano, Granderson, KurodaWith free agency set to begin, the Yankees have extended qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
Sweeny: Breaking Down Yankees' Long List Of Free AgentsAs fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent -- Robinson Cano.