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Did you find the seats at the old Yankee Stadium comfortable? Do you have $599.99 (plus shipping) to spend? Will your job not provide you with a swivel chair?
Then we have the Christmas gift for you!
Yes, you can now buy an authentic Yankee Stadium seat, on a swivel base. Click here for the product description and image....Read more »
Yankees superstar Derek Jeter will provide less value to the team than perennial underachiever Eduardo Nunez -- according to the latest computer projections.
The ZiPS projections for the Yankees (and several other teams) were unveiled on Fangraphs.com today and the forecasts for Jeter and Nunez aren't pretty: Jeter Nunez Zips Wins Above Replacement 0.4 0.5 Average .259 .260 On-base...Read more »
Will Ferrell and the cast of the highly-anticipated 'Anchorman 2' have been on a media blitz promoting the new flick -- and that barnstorm has taken them opposite Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.
The All-Star interviews members of the cast on baseball-related terms like "chin music" and "uncle charlie."
And yes, Baxter also makes an appearance.
Your...Read more »
Sandy Alderson – fresh off being named the best GM in baseball by New York Magazine – still has some work to do. But the Mets’ roster for 2014 is beginning to take shape, so here’s how we see things shaking out based on the players currently on the 40-man roster (or those reportedly already in the mix but not officially added yet):
1. Eric Young Jr., LF 2. Daniel Murphy, 2B 3....Read more »
If Derek Jeter approaches 200 hits next season, CC Sabathia believes the Yankees will have a pretty good shot at winning the AL East. “That’s huge. That puts us right at the top of the division,” Sabathia said Tuesday afternoon before he hosted a holiday party for 52 youngsters from the Madison Square Boys and Girls Columbus Clubhouse at the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan. Sabathia added that he recently...Read more »
CC Sabathia expressed approval of the biggest additions to the Yankees this offseason — notably Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran — because “if you put those guys in our park, I think we’ll have a pretty good offense.”
However, the problem is the Yankees need to pitch in that park, too.
It’s the middle of December, and question marks still surround who will comprise the...Read more »
So it's not even 2014 yet -- so what? It's never too early to start guessing what the Yankees roster will look like (and don't worry Mets fans, we'll start predicting the Flushing group in a few days). Here's our projections at OBP based on the current 40-man roster and reported signings:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 2. Brett Gardner, LF 3. Carlos Beltran, RF 4. Brian McCann,...Read more »
If nothing else, it's greatness by contrast.
Compared to his predecessor, Omar Minaya, current Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been a miracle worker. He's turned expensive soon-to-be free agents into valuable, controllable prospects and has even spent a little bit of money this winter, on (largely) sensible deals.
For the first time since 2008, the Mets are truly on the verge of contention...Read more »
The Yankees have agreed with lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton on a two-year deal, according to multiple reports. YES Network analyst Jack Curry first reported the news. Curry said Thornton will make $3.5 million during each season of the deal.
The team had a vacancy for a southpaw specialist after Boone Logan left New York for a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Rockies.
Thornton,...Read more »
Free agent second baseman Brian Roberts has agreed to a deal with the Yankees, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, citing sources.
Rosenthal reports the deal will be for one year at about $2 million plus incentives and won't prevent the Yankees from continuing their search for infield help. He specifically mentions the team has "explored" a trade for Seattle's...Read more »