Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Mum On His Offseason PlanHow will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn't disclose his plans.
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.”
Girardi Defends Postseason Decisions, Maintains That A-Rod Benching Was Baseball-Related"(Rodriguez's benching) had nothing to do with anything but what I felt was our best opportunity that day," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I just think he was one of our guys that was struggling, like a lot of our other guys."
Sticking To His Guns: Girardi Doesn't Budge, Sits A-Rod And Granderson For Game 4The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.
A-Rod, Granderson Benched For Game 4, Swisher Returns To Hit SecondAlex Rodriguez has been benched again by manager Joe Girardi, who also dropped center fielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup while trying to avoid elimination on Wednesday.
Kallas: Yankees' Joe Girardi Is Rearranging Deck Chairs On The TitanicThe Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.
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.
Palladino: A Peek At The End For A-Rod?A-Rod is suddenly expendable. And moveable. Not good. We'll see what happens this afternoon in Game 5 -- he could look back on this series as the beginning of the end.
Hartnett: Expect Girardi To Make Major Lineup Shuffle For Game 5Desperate times call for desperate measures. Formerly fearsome hitters Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez could both be sacrificed in a drastically different Yankees lineup Friday.
Still Batting Third, A-Rod To DH Against Orioles In Game 3"I trust our guys," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I'm with them every day. I'm with their approach every day, and it's important that they trust me."
Silverman: Girardi Must Make Difficult Decisions To Keep The Yanks In This SeriesHe has to give a lineup change serious consideration. It’s not about ego at this point. It’s about surviving and advancing. Chavez could launch a homer or two over the right-field porch, and there’s little doubt that Ibanez would hit the ball hard.
Girardi Sets The Yankees Roster For ALDS Joe Girardi has placed 11 pitchers on the team's 25-man roster for the AL divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Yankees Rally To Beat Blue Jays 9-6, Retain Share Of AL East LeadEduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly, and the New York Yankees overcame a four-run deficit to beat Toronto Blue Jays 9-6.
Palladino: Wednesday’s ‘Smaller Ball’ Is What The Yankees NeedWhen the thunder and lightning doesn’t happen -- it may not against the better pitchers they’ll face in the ALDS -- it would be a comfort for Girardi to know that the Yankees can still generate some high, crooked numbers without leaving the yard.
Sabathia Strong Over 8, Yankees Blast TwinsThis hasn't been the smoothest of seasons for C.C. Sabathia. He's still coming through when it counts for the New York Yankees.