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.
You see, one has to be on the field in order to lead. Whether Jeter will admit it or not, he’s not going to be there. Not consistently enough to be a factor, anyway.
“We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DL’ed, but I can’t tell you he won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I just think it’s a timing issue.”
Yankees starter Phil Hughes was struck in the back by a comebacker, but appears uninjured.
Injured Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira plans to begin baseball drills in a week.
Brennan Boesch made his Yankees’ debut and went 0-or-3 Saturday as a New York split squad lost 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
It’s quite likely that Derek Jeter won’t feel a Fall Classic under his feet again. And you need not be a Yankees fan to see how sad that is.
Rivera spoke to reporters about mentoring Ivan Nova through his struggles last year. When Rivera was asked who did things like that for him when he first came up, the answer was a bit surprising: Steve Howe.
It is the one guarantee the Yanks have, and it’s not a good one: Whoever follows Rivera won’t be as good as he was.
Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera made their spring debuts, but that wasn’t enough for the Yankees who lost the Braves 2-1.
Mariano said it was a privilege to wear the Yankee uniform. The privilege, Mariano, was watching you wear it.
“It’s official now,” Rivera said at a press conference Saturday morning. “After this year I’ll be retired.”
On occasion, Mariano Rivera took A-Rod to task, demanding that Rodriguez raised his game.
Legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is looking to wave goodbye to baseball with one more World Series ring on his finger.