Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
It’s hilarious how everyone wants to claim the Yankees may finish in last or will be the new-age ’65 team. Meanwhile, in Queens…
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.
Kevin Youkilis collected two RBIs in the Yankees 10-6 defeat to Detroit on Saturday.
Two of New York’s brightest stars will take the stage on Thursday night when Team USA takes on the Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. We’re talking about the Yankees’ Robinson Cano and the Mets’ David Wright, of course.
Robinson Cano’s father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs — one earned — and three hits over 1 2/3 innings in his initial exhibition-game start for the Yankees. The Yankees had four errors and gave up six unearned runs. New York has 13 errors in eight games.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says his contract status is on his mind, though not a distraction. Cano is due $15 million in the final season of what became a $57 million, six-year deal and is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman admitted on WFAN radio Thursday that a “significant” contract extension was offered to Cano. Apparently it wasn’t significant enough.
Jeter discussed how he’s feeling coming off surgery, CC talked about how he’s preparing for Opening Day and Pettitte compared his ability as a pitcher now to when he was younger. Mark Teixeira and Brian Cashman also stopped by to chat.
“We’re not commenting any further than acknowledging that we made a significant offer and had some dialogue with his agent, Scott Boras,” Cashman said. “But other than that, there’s not much really to say.”
Robinson Cano talked briefly about his contract situation, while manager Joe Girardi discussed, well, pretty much everything. Check out all the audio.
For some reason, the lords of Major League Baseball think the World Baseball Classic is important stuff. The negatives vastly outweigh the positives. But there’s no going back.