New York Yankees
When it comes to the placing of value on playing in an all-star game, Brett Gardner is the anti-Carmelo Anthony.
It’s a common aphorism that objects in your rear-view mirror are closer than they appear.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed two hits over 7 2-3 innings, Brett Gardner hit a first-inning home run, and the Yankees rallied past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Thursday.
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is an All-Star for the first time, picked as a replacement for injured Kansas City star Alex Gordon.
What is lost on the A-Rod Apologist, shrieking in indignity over the All-Star snub, is that he’s blown past the point of total forgiveness.
The Yankees really, really want outfielder Brett Gardner to join reliever Dellin Betances and first baseman Mark Teixeira at the All-Star game.
With Chase Headley still sidelined by a sore right calf, Cole Figueroa made his New York Yankees’ debut in a series finale against Oakland.
It’s not looking good for either local player hoping to play in this month’s All-Star game.
I get the core thing. I really do. But are homegrown players really that much more revered than ones that came from outside the organization?
Alex Rodriguez says he is “obviously disappointed” to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself “a long shot” to get selected.
The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once.
Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the news on Tuesday, just hours before the Yankees were to start a three-game series with the visiting Athletics.
As far as top prospects go, for the first time in a while both New York baseball teams appear to be in really good shape.
“It’s an amazing year,” he said. “The bad hips, all the other stuff, the more than a year off at his age. To come back and do what he’s done is pretty amazing.”
Hank Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is having “one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had.” But it’s not enough to earn him a place on the AL’s All-Star team.