Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend ActionAll four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Four American League Teams Left To Chase World SeriesIt's down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.
A's Put Tigers On Brink Of Elimination, Take 2-1 Series Lead In ALDSBrandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Oakland Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-3, on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their AL Division Series.
Sweeny: Notes And Observations From The Winter MeetingsBrian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
Will Derek Jeter Be Ready For Opening Day? 'I Think He'll Find A Way,' Says Girardi"I think there's a little bit of a question (if he'll be ready for Opening Day), but I think he'll find a way," Girardi said on Thursday. "That's who he is."
Despite Dreadful Postseason Slump, Cashman Still Believes In Curtis Granderson“To get 43 home runs from a center fielder isn't easy,” general manager Brian Cashman said. "And I don’t think one series erases that.”
Carmelo Anthony On Alex Rodriguez's Benching: 'I Can't Imagine That'"I can't imagine that," Anthony said in regard to A-Rod's situation. "I can't imagine that. I just feel bad for A-Rod, man. I don't like to see nobody go through that. It's tough."
Coming Off Brilliant Start, Hughes Takes Ball Against Tigers In Must-Win Game 3"I just have to go out there and pitch, that's all it boils down to," Hughes said. "(I can't) really worry about being down 0-2 or that Verlander is on the mound or that we don't have our captain. Those sorts of things are going to be wasted energy."
Sims: Breaking Down Derek Jeter's Compensatory InjuryJeter reportedly first experienced left ankle issues in early September, and he exacerbated the area with the foul tip in mid-September. He was also said to have injured the same ankle, in a different place, in the last game of the regular season.
Tigers' Quintin Berry On Yankee Stadium: 'This Is A Very Easy Place To Play Now'"This is a very easy place to play now," said Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry, according to a report. "Coming from Oakland, the fans there were so rowdy. It was easier to come here."
Amid Brutal Series, A-Rod Benched Against Orioles In Winner-Take-All Game 5Alex Rodriguez started the Yankees' biggest game of the year on the bench. After being pinch-hit for in Games 3 and 4 against the Baltimore Orioles, the $275 million third baseman was removed from the starting lineup for Game 5 on Friday.