Johnny Damon says if the boo birds in the Bronx want what’s best for the Yankees, they’ll keep their traps shut. Better yet, they’ll actually cheer Alex Rodriguez.
“When you feel you can still outhit at least half the league and you don’t get that call, it’s rough,” Damon told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday.
Johnny Damon was beloved in Boston. Then, seemingly overnight, he became in the eyes of the Red Sox’s faithful a modern day Judas.
Jacoby Ellsbury came through the Red Sox system and was beloved by Sox fans. Not anymore. He will be booed as loudly as Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens were when they came back to Fenway.
Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees’ MVP in an unusual season.
Johnny Damon, A-Rod’s Yankees teammate from 2006-09, exclaims that if A-Rod was using PEDs during the 2009 postseason, the significance of winning the World Series is certainly lessened, if not completely diminished.
“He’s just not going to fit our needs,” Cashman said. “It’s the same reason we didn’t bring him in last year. We need somebody who can play the outfield every day.”
Melky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Damon really, really wants to wear the pinstripes again — even if just for six weeks or so. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”
“It probably wasn’t the best thing to say, but I didn’t mean anything by it,” Price said. “I wasn’t looking to offend the Yankees. It’s probably the best organization in all of sports. Not just baseball, but all of sports.”
“All I needed him to say was that he apologizes and he won’t say my name again — I got that out of him,” Weatherford said. “I got that out of him, and I’m good. I’m not looking to stir the pot any more by suing him. That’s all I wanted.”
Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.
The Yankees made Derek Lowe’s signing official today and optioning Ryota Igarashi to Triple-A.
It is a certainty that the egos of some umpires — who by the way should go largely unnoticed if they’re doing their job properly — are alive and well.
After 126 games, 77 starts, 49 relief appearances and 472 innings in the majors, Neil Keefe still isn’t sure what Phil Hughes is.