The New York Yankees scored six runs off David Price in the first inning amid swirling snow flurries, and Mark Teixeira added a three-run homer in the seventh to cap a 13-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers.
Sure, it’s only been three games, but there’s no denying the fact that the Yankees look very much like their mediocre-at-best selves from last season.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.
Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era started for the Yankees on Monday with Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch against the Blue Jays.
Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.
Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.
After he returned to Steinbrenner Field from the minor league complex, Teixeira said he was “fine.” He said no tests were planned.
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
Didi Gregorius has commanded the attention of everyone associated with the Yankees this spring — from the manager to the veterans to the scouts and executives.
CC Sabathia gave up two runs and four hits over two innings in his first spring training start, a New York Yankees’ 4-2 loss Tuesday night to the Toronto Blue Jays.
“It’s going to suck,” Teixeira said. “But you have to deal with it. It’s going to tear up the infield, but there’s nothing we can do about it, so we’ll deal with it.”
Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.
Don’t expect the Yankees’ slugger to start going the other way. The first baseman isn’t about to sacrifice his power.
Inside the Yankees fridge, there’s a plethora of leftovers. The lobster isn’t fresh. The filet mignon is long gone. But, this is it. Hal’s done shopping.