“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.
Approximately one-sixteenth of the season is now complete. That’s like one game of the NFL season. Can you really make definitive judgments on a team that soon?
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.
Yankees fans may soon get their wish: Burnett anywhere but the Bronx.
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.