Sweeny's Yankees Notes: Harper To The Bronx After 2018 A Mortal LockWhen Bryce Harper wins the NL MVP award on Thursday night he will officially have the hardware that puts him right alongside Mike Trout as the best player in the game.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: Bombers Are Aware Of Their Many ShortcomingsHere we go again. It's time for the hot stove season to kick in as the GM Meetings wrap up and teams get ready for next month’s Winter Meetings.
Sweeny: A Mets Town? Yankees Of 1987 Tried Real Hard To Make It SoWhen the Mets won the World Series in 1986, everyone expected George Steinbrenner to go crazy. He did, but not in a way you'd expect. What the Yankees did that offseason was stunning.
Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Checks Into Alcohol Rehabilitation CenterYankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.
Sweeny: It Was An Honor Every Day To Know The Great Yogi BerraHe was a true hero as a World War II vet, one of the greatest baseball players of all time and one of the most instantly recognizable people this country has ever seen.
Sweeny: Who Are We To Criticize Monument Park?Have the Yankees retired too many numbers? Probably. But you can't go tearing them off the wall now.
Sweeny: Buckle Up For A Wild Yankees-Blue Jays Pennant RaceDon't worry if things shift one way or the other in a two- or three-day span. Because all it takes is a few hours -- or a New York minute -- to turn the whole thing upside down again.
Sweeny: Red-Hot Yankees Playing Like They Belong In OctoberThere's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear.
Sweeny: Take Notice — Yankees Silencing Doubters With Dog Days AheadThe Yankees will start the second half of the season in first place. Anybody think back in February we would be saying that in July?
Sweeny: Time To Face Reality On Homegrown Players And 'True' YankeesI get the core thing. I really do. But are homegrown players really that much more revered than ones that came from outside the organization?
Sweeny: Brett Gardner Deserves Spot In All-Star GameI only had to watch Mike Trout for one game to know what the starting center fielder in the All-Star Game should look like. But his counterpart in the Yankees' dugout deserves a trip to Cincinnati, too.
Sweeny: Visitor's Dugout Has Been Place To Find Young Stars At Yankee StadiumThe last three home series with the Angels, Nationals and now Marlins coming to The Bronx mean that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Stanton will all play at Yankee Stadium in a two-week stretch.