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.
Boomer and Craig got this party started discussing the sad state of the activities on the hardwood after Melo undergoes surgery before turning their collective attention to the Yankees.
The Yankees begin life without Derek Jeter this week, facing a future full of holes in an offense already among the American League’s worst.
Last year, the manager sent Jeter and Andy Pettitte to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning of New York’s last game at Yankee Stadium to remove Mariano Rivera.
I asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me…
The Bombers’ best lineup next year will have Alex Rodriguez as their full-time DH. Wow, I can’t believe I just said that either.
Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5.
So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.