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Archive for January, 2011

Top 5 Reasons Why Brian Cashman Should Be Fired As GM »

The New York Yankees' offseason has been marked by inactivity, as they have sat on the sidelines and watched teams like the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies load up with big-name free agents.Other than the signings of their two key free agents, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, the Yankees' two main signings have been lefty reliever Pedro [...]

New York Yankees: Patience Part 1 (of 6): Hector Noesi »

 There is a lot of talk about how Brian Cashman failed this offseason.  When he failed to land "the big fish," which is Cliff Lee, the entire 2011 season became a bust.  He is preaching "patience;" a very taboo word in this city, with this team.   The question on peoples' minds is this: what are we being patient for?  What [...]

Johnny Damon Hoping for a Second Chance With the New »

It seems like yesterday that Johnny Damon was the special guest host for WWE's Monday Night Raw, dressed like a Creed roadie and saying things like, "Hey, John Cena, that's a real home run of an idea."It was actually last Dec. 21, and Damon was one of the more sought-after entities on the free-agent market. Fresh off a starring role in a Yankees [...]

New York Yankees: Why Cameron Diaz Is Not Good for »

If you want to date New York Yankees star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, your resume better read: blond, Hollywood actress, small chest and athletic build. When A-Rod started to date Kate Hudson, the rumors were hard to believe Goldie’s daughter would fancy such an insecure womanizer. When Hudson showed up at the ballpark in [...]

Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Baseball Season of All »

Lou Gehrig. His name is synonymous with the American psyche for two reasons. One, he was one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game, and two, his name was given to a life-ending disease that took his own life in 1941.  Gehrig was first diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Spring of 1939. It is said that [...]

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Making an Attempt To Get »

Happy New Year Bleacher Report, hope your 2011 is a good one for all of you. For the Yankees, they are looking to have a strong 2011 after a disappointing end to the 2010 season. So far, they've re-signed Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, brining in Russell Martin and Pedro Feliciano as well. Their main priority was getting stronger in the pitching [...]

MLB Rumors: Johnny Damon Still Hoping To Be a New York »

Via Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York: It doesn’t appear that there has been any movement in Johnny Damon returning to the Yankees, but his agent, Scott Boras, said that Damon is still interested in coming back. “As Johnny has said, he is more than willing to return to New York,” Boras said. It sounds like Johnny Damon wants to [...]

MLB Rumors: Yankees Talking with Rafael Soriano, Who »

Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated: Yankees are in contact with Rafael Soriano, who had 45 saves for the Rays but would set up for Mariano Rivera in NY. Also, Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY passed this along: Free-agent closer Rafael Soriano led the majors in saves last year, but he would consider being a setup man for one team in [...]

Former New York Yankees Strike Out in Hall of Fame »

On Wednesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame class for 2011 was announced and, as anticipated, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar amassed the number of votes necessary for their enshrinement in Cooperstown this summer. A Hall of Fame candidate must receive 75 percent of the vote from eligible Baseball Writers [...]

New York Yankees: GM Cashman Picks Up Schlitter, but »

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman claimed 25-year-old Brian Schlitter, a relief pitcher, off waivers this week from the Chicago Cubs. Schlitter made seven appearances out of the bullpen in 2010 for the Cubs. Over his eight innings of work, Schlitter posted a terrible 12.37 ERA, giving up 18 hits, 11 earned runs, allowed two home runs and [...]

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