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Derek Jeter has received his fair share of retirement gifts during his farewell tour. Fox Sports has joined the party with this All-Star Game ad paying homage to the shortstop.
A recording of the legendary Bob Sheppard introducing Jeter plays over clips of him at different All-Star Games through the years.
Watch the video below:
(Mobile users can watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1qkvyfr.)...Read more »
Before Jenrry Mejia received his first paycheck from playing baseball his mother demanded one thing.
“She always said, ‘If you’re going to get a lot of money or get to the big leagues, never change,’” the Mets closer, who grew up poor in the Dominican Republic, said early Tuesday afternoon.
Mejia, Bobby Abreu, Bartolo Colon, Gonzalez Germen and bullpen coach Ricky Bones shared...Read more »
These are the full answers for the Yankees or Mets quiz.
Note: Answers are based on stats as of July 8.
Which team's regular first baseman has the higher on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS)?
Lucas Duda (Mets)Mark Teixeira (Yankees)
A: Duda has a .819 OPS, Tex has a .791 OPS.
Which team's regular center fielder has the higher slugging percentage?
Juan...Read more »
It’s been more than 10 years since David Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 MLB players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in a survey test, but from time to time his name still gets brought up with PEDs. That bothers the Red Sox slugger.
Ortiz turned to WEEI.com to go off on an MLB Network analyst, who according to the Boston Globe was former MLB pitcher Joe Magrane,...Read more »
Home runs are just so….blah.
Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion can hit the ball a long way. We get it. Isn’t it time for the other baseball skills to have their day during the All-Star week festivities?
If there was going to be an MLB skills competition, here’s some of the events we’d like to see featured, and some of the players we’d like to see included:
Pitching accuracy, throwing...Read more »
No hitter was able to make contact against Shane Greene during his major league debut, on April 24 against the Red Sox.
Of course, Greene didn't give them much of a chance. Or himself.
He appeared out of the Yankees' bullpen and in just 0.1 innings walked three and struck out one. All three of his walks came around to score and Greene was sent packing, back to Triple-A.
Joe Girardi...Read more »
1. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 5.70 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 74 K, 23 BBAGE: 21 | DRAFTED: 1st round (2010)“Thor” has had a rough experience in AAA. His last five starts: 19 innings, 32 hits, 22 earned runs.
2. BRANDON NIMMO, CF, Binghamton Mets (AA): .302 BA, .430 OBP, .444 SLG, 6 HRAGE: 21 | DRAFTED: 1st round (2011)Has a hit in eight of his last 10 games as he adjusts to a recent...Read more »
1. ROB REFSNYDER, 2B, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA): .340 BA, .408 OBP, .551 SLG, 10 HR
AGE: 23 | DRAFTED: 5th round (2012)
Has a .512 OBP in his last 10 games and has baseball buzzing about a possible call-up.
2. LUIS SEVERINO, RHP, Tampa Yankees (A+): 2.56 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 90 K, 19 BB
AGE: 20 | DRAFTED: Signed out of the Dominican Republic
Has allowed two hits in 12...Read more »
CC Sabathia will likely not pitch again this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, due to the right knee issue that has limited him to eight starts with the Yankees this year.
When asked if Sabathia may not return during the 2014 season, Joe Girardi told reporters before Friday’s game against Minnesota, “That’s probably fair to say.”
Girardi admitted there was some concern that,...Read more »
After the Yankees sent down slumping Yangervis Solarte earlier Thursday, his replacement, rookie infielder Zelous Wheeler, proved he deserves a shot at the big-league level.
In just his second career at-bat, Wheeler drove a 3-1 pitch from Phil Hughes over the left-centerfield wall for a solo home run to extend the Yankees' lead to 4-2 in the fifth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins....Read more »