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Mariano Rivera (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sweeny: John Wetteland Offers Unique Perspective On Mo Rivera’s Career

Wetteland, who retired in 2000 after four seasons with the Rangers, spoke to the media after getting to chat with Rivera on Thursday during an on-field ceremony. He offered his unique perspective on Rivera’s career.

07/25/2013

George Brett (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 30 Years Later, Pine Tar Game Still Sticking To George Brett

For being such a great player, Brett had — prior to the Pine Tar Incident — gained his greatest national attention for an ill-timed case of hemorrhoids during the 1980 World Series.

07/24/2013

Joe Girardi, CC Sabathia (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), A-Rod  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Sweeny: With Or Without A-Rod, Yankees’ Injuries Too Much To Overcome

The lack of power on this team is staggering. A three-game series at Fenway Park without a single home run? That hasn’t happened to the Bombers since 1995.

07/22/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Derek Jeter’s Grade 1 Right Quad Strain

It isn’t easy to bounce back from strains, even when only Grade 1. And when you are nearing 40 instead of 20, it is generally just a little bit more difficult.

07/19/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Looking To Put ‘June Swoon’ Behind Them

Next week, the Yankees begin HOPE Week. Meanwhile, on the field, the Yankees will begin another type of Hope Week.

07/05/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sweeny: No Contingency Plan For Yankees’ Best Players

This is not how the Yankees were supposed to go to battle, using 41 players in the first 77 games.

06/27/2013

Brian Cashman  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images), A-Rod (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Twitter, Hal, F-Bomb And A-Rod — Brian Cashman Faces The Media

So why were A-Rod’s rehab tweets a bigger deal than those of Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson? Listen to all the audio from a strange day in Yankee-land.

06/27/2013

Dave Jennings with the Jets in 1985 (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Remembering My Friend, Colleague Dave Jennings

The passing of Dave saddened me deeply. We lost a fine all-time Giant and a wonderful broadcaster. I lost a former co-worker and a man I was honored to call a friend.

06/20/2013

Don Mattingly (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Past, Present And Future — Donnie Baseball Talks Yankees And Baseball

Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.

06/19/2013

Mark Teixeira (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

MRI Reveals Mark Teixeira Doesn’t Have A Wrist Tear, Only Inflammation

Positive news for the Yankees — an MRI only revealed inflammation in Mark Teixeira’s right wrist.

06/16/2013

Jayson Nix (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Yankees Thoughts: Sabathia Lit Up, Cano’s Slump, MLB Draft & More

Brett Gardner has been very hot, but has anybody noticed Jayson Nix?

06/12/2013

A-Rod (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Benefit Of The Doubt? A-Rod Doesn’t Deserve It

Bottom line is this—A-Rod will no longer be considered among the greatest players ever, and he will not be in the Hall of Fame, as a Yankee or anything else.

06/07/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Kevin Youkilis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Teixeira, Youkilis To Start Minor League Assignments; Both Could Return Friday

Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players could rejoin the Yankees as early as Friday after playing for Trenton on Wednesday and Thursday.

05/28/2013

Phil Hughes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Thoughts Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

Some thoughts as the Yankees hit Memorial Day weekend, the first big summer marker of the baseball season…

05/24/2013

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte leaves due to injury in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 16, 2013. (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Hits Just Keep On Coming: Yanks Place Andy Pettitte On DL, Call Up Vidal Nuno

New York placed left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte on the DL with a strained left trapezius on Friday evening ahead of the Yankees’ series-opening game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

05/17/2013

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