Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?
Many fans will feel sad because watching Derek Jeter has been a part of their childhood and adulthood. But we should realize it’s an opportunity to celebrate having seen one of the greatest players in baseball history.
Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.
Mussina was one of baseball’s most consistent pitchers during his 18-year career with the Orioles and Yankees, recording at least 18 victories in six seasons and winning at least 11 games in each of his last 17 years in the majors.
“Moose” pitched for the Orioles from 1991-2000 and then for the Bronx Bombers from 2001-2008. In 536 career starts, the Stanford alum went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
Brian Cashman is pleased by the way the Yankees’ offseason is progressing.
Newly retired catcher Jorge Posada will soon take an unfamiliar position on the field at Yankee Stadium.
Hiroki Kuroda made his first start of the spring Wednesday, giving up 3 hits and 3 runs in his 2 innings of work. With help from translator Kenji Nimura, here are some of Kuroda’s comments after his spring training start against the Rays…
There’s still a month to go before the games count for real, so take all of Phil Hughes’ numbers in stride. I’m still counting on the fact that the good Hughes we saw in 2010 is the real Hughes, and that’s the guy who will be starting for the Yankees in 2012.
Brian Cashman said that he has no issues with CC Sabathia’s weight and spoke about Michael Pineda and the Yankees’ DH plans.
Assuming he exercises his opt-out clause, can the Yankees afford to re-sign CC Sabathia? The better question is: can they afford not to?
After three games Mark Teixeira is still on pace for 162 home runs. I’m betting against it, but a good start takes some weight off his notoriously slow-starting shoulders for a little while.
After two full seasons of retirement, five-time All-Star Mike Mussina was back on the Yankee Stadium mound Thursday.