Sweeny Murti

sweeny Sweeny MurtiLike a few before him, Sweeny Murti has worked his way up the roster at WFAN…from intern in 1991, to being hired in 1993, to Yankees beat reporter today.

Sweeny’s highlights:

— Has worked at WFAN since 1993, covering the Yankees beat since 2001.

— Has worked with SNY since 2008, MLB Network since 2011.

— Won a New York Emmy Award for work at SNY in 2014.

— Honored by the New York Pro Baseball Scouts with the Jim Quigley Memorial Award for Baseball Service in 2011.

— Also covered 2 Summer Olympic Games (1996 and 2000) for Westwood One Radio.

Sweeny: Mariano Rivera Hints At Retirement

Yankees’ legendary closer Mariano Rivera hinted a retirement when he met with the media on February 20th when pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training.


Sweeny: Sabathia Weighs In

Brian Cashman said that he has no issues with CC Sabathia’s weight and spoke about Michael Pineda and the Yankees’ DH plans.


Sweeny: Yankees Fans, Rotation Not As Bad As You Think

Sweeny Murti discusses the Yankees’ rotation going into 2012, remaining free agent possibilities and the likelihood of trading A.J. Burnett.


Sweeny: Brian Cashman Talks

Brian Cashman has returned to the Yankees and he shed some light on his off-season agenda when he spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits…


Sweeny: CC Sabathia Will Have To Pull His Weight

Which one of us wouldn’t want to—ahem—throw our weight around for tens of millions more given the chance?


Sweeny: 30 Good Minutes With Yankees’ A.J. Burnett

With two more years left on his five-year deal, and the postseason upon us, A.J. Burnett sat down with Sweeny Murti for half an hour on Wednesday.


Sweeny Says: Big Start For Yankees’ A.J. Burnett

Could it be A.J. Burnett’s last turn in the Yankees’ rotation? What happens if he doesn’t pitch well? What happens if he DOES pitch well?


Sweeny Says: Yankees’ Jorge Posada Hits The Big 4-0

Jorge Posada turns 40 years old today. It’s not his best season — he’s had some highs and he’s had some lows. But it’s almost certainly his last season as a Yankee.


Sweeny Says: Assessing The Yankees Inactivity At The Trading Deadline

As good as Jimenez has been, he is not being traded at the same level that Johan Santana and CC Sabathia were a few years ago. Remember—the Yankees twice traded for Javier Vazquez off the best year of his career, and he didn’t become what they had hoped either time.


Sweeny Says: Ubaldo Jimenez And Jesus Montero Both Have Question Marks

Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is interesting, but he’s not the perfect-fit, no-questions-asked upgrade Yankees fans have pined for since Cliff Lee escaped them last July and last December.


Sweeny Says: Dick Groch, The Scout Who Signed Derek Jeter

When the Yankees held the 6th overall pick in the 1992 draft, they picked shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The rest, as they say, is history.


Sweeny Says: Is A-Rod Overrated?

Alex Rodriguez is the player other major leaguers think is the most overrated? Makes me wonder why we bother asking them anything at all sometimes.


Sweeny Says: Seeing A Simulated Yankees Game

So this is what a simulated game looks like. CC Sabathia and Bartolo Colon both threw to minor league hitters at Steinbrenner Field, a 10am start time, game over in barely over an hour.


Sweeny Says: A-Rod Arrives

As the Yankees continue workouts in Tampa, A-Rod addressed the media for the first time on Monday, talking at ease about his health, his expectations for the coming season, and yes—even the Popcorn Debacle.


Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter

Sweeny Says: Derek Disillusioned

Every marriage has a few bumps in the road, a few arguments that turn a little more heated than you hoped they would. Welcome to Derek Jeter and the Yankees, married since 1992.


Sweeny Says: Power Shift

Another trade between the NL West and the AL East, this time the Diamondbacks sent 3B Mark Reynolds to Baltimore for pitchers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio.


Sweeny Says: Mets Manager Meets Media

Mets manager Terry Collins addressed the media Monday and discussed a number of topics.


Sweeny Says: It’s Good To Be Lee

Darek Braunecker arrived at the Winter Meetings. If you don’t know his name yet, where have you been hiding? He is the agent for Cliff Lee and is therefore more popular than Mickey Mouse this week at Disney.


Sweeny Says: Murti’s Musings

The Yankees have to feel a lot better about their pitching now than they did a month ago, but A.J. Burnett is still a mystery.