Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Moore became the first Rays pitcher to win his first four starts of a season, Ryan Roberts homered twice and Tampa Bay beat CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees 5-1 on Monday night.
The Yankees defeated the Rays 7-6, but the big news is the impending acquisition of Vernon Wells.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
“It probably wasn’t the best thing to say, but I didn’t mean anything by it,” Price said. “I wasn’t looking to offend the Yankees. It’s probably the best organization in all of sports. Not just baseball, but all of sports.”
If Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was on your wish list, well, keep on dreaming.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
Deferred money is a sticking point in David Wright’s negotiations with the Mets.
Negotiations between David Wright and the Mets have reportedly hit a snag over deferred money.
The ball is in David Wright’s court after the Mets have offered him a multi-year extension.
Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.
The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.
“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
Joe Girardi can’t jam the reset button and make his team young and voracious again. But he is expected to beat Baltimore. And if he doesn’t, he could go hungry.
Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.
Rangers’ McDonagh visited the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures on Saturday.