Sensing a comeback, fans at Yankee Stadium were rocking on Sunday. Alex Rodriguez entered the batter’s box to a swelling applause. He exited to Bronx cheers.
Brett Gardner must continue as the Yankees’ lead-off man even after Derek Jeter returns from the disabled list. Joe Girardi must continue playing the ‘hot hand’ and allow the new one-two punch of Gardner and Curtis Granderson to flourish at the top of the order.
Is the success of the Yankees inevitably linked to A-Rod’s production?
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have his right hip examined this week, although he insists he’s not feeling pain and has no desire to miss any playing time.
A-Rod has batted .170 since April 23 and eight of the nine hits he has in that span were singles. The other was a double.
As the Yankees came to the end of their trip in Texas, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti sat down with hitting coach Kevin Long on Sunday to talk about Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and his upcoming book.
Derek Jeter can still hit. His 4-hit performance Sunday in Arlington seems like the breakout we’ve waited for throughout the first five weeks of this season.
Two doubles, no triples, no dingers. Is Derek Jeter’s 2011 power outage here to stay?
Josh Beckett out-dueled CC Sabathia to lead the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night. But the big story to come out of New York’s series loss to Boston was Derek Jeter’s lack of production.
A-Rod chatted with reporters after Sunday’s game, the seven minute session his longest and most revealing of the spring, giving some insight into his improved physical health and how that’s affected his game.
Alex Rodriguez has endured stints on the disabled list for the past three seasons, only averaging 133 games played from 2008-10. So what’s A-Rod’s outlook for 2011?
Does Brett Gardner have what it takes to usurp Derek Jeter as the Yankees’ leadoff man? According to the Daily News, there “continues to be a push from some inside the organization” for Gardner to take over the leadoff spot from the Yankees’ captain.
Derek Jeter will be doing extra work with hitting coach Kevin Long as the Yankees captain adjusts to a change in his stride at the plate. “I’ve got to get used to it,” Jeter said. “I’m trying to get comfortable with it.”
Dissecting Derek Jeter’s at-bats will become a tedious exercise this spring, if it hasn’t become so already. Jeter has played in just 2 games so far and his new swing is a big topic of discussion.
Derek Jeter’s new swing will get a lot of attention this year. With exhibition games only a few days away, watch as Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long describes the change in Jeter’s swing.