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Archive for June, 2011

New York Yankees Face Injuries, Indians, Injuries, »

If you came here expecting to find a post titled Looking Back at the Indians Series, you won't find one.I have been up to "here" with work and other things the last few days and I just couldn't find the time to sit down and write it. I'll just say I was glad to see the Yankees take three out of four from Cleveland and it was also nice to [...]

New York Yankees: Should the Yankees Take a Chance on »

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, or Anaheim Angels or the Mighty Ducks (or whatever they are calling themselves today) are on the verge of releasing 27-year-old lefty Scott Kazmir.Kazmir, as some may remember, was the crown jewel of the New York Mets farm system in 2003 and 2004. That was [...]

MLB Trade Speculation: 7 Players the Yankees Could »

Coming into the 2011 season with a mediocre starting rotation, the New York Yankees alleviated worries by presenting a top-notch bullpen filled with dominance and reliability. Unfortunately, their key to victory has failed, as relievers Rafael Soriano, Pedro Feliciano and Joba Chamberlain are each suffering [...]

MLB Power Rankings: Roger Clemens and MLB’s 10 »

It's no secret that out of all athletes, baseball players are the most superstitious.  As an ex-player, I can attest to this.  In the 14 years that I played, I never once spoke about a big game out of fear of jinxing it.  Whenever I came to bat (this was primarily in high school), I took four practice swings: one for my brother, [...]

New York Yankees: Bombers Raid the Phillies Farm for »

Originally drafted as an outfielder by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1997, 32-year-old Brian Gordon is in line to make his Yankee debut on Thursday against the Texas Rangers.Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Gordon opted out of his contract with the Phillies, signed with the Yankees and will start for them on Thursday.Gordon has [...]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter Placed on Disabled List »

The Yankees have been victimized by injuries this season.Pedro Feliciano, Damaso Marte, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain and Bartolo Colon have all spent time on the disabled list.On Tuesday, the Yankees lost another crucial starter to injury: a major one on the verge of history.According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN, Derek Jeter will now be placed on [...]

Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 27: Even Feller »

Game 27: June 14, 1941 New York. Home, sweet home. The Big Apple was alive on Saturday, June 14. Still four out in second place, the Yankees were nestled safely in the Bronx for a three-game series with front-running Cleveland. New Yorkers didn’t know what to talk about first: the pennant race, the fact that Bob Feller (13-2) would pitch the [...]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter to the DL Makes More »

While the New York Yankees medical staff decides what the best course of action is in regards to Yankee captain Derek Jeter's injured calf, let me save them some time.Put Derek Jeter on the 15-Day disabled list, today.This works out well for the Yankees on a number of levels.Most importantly, it allows the 36-year-old Jeter two weeks to rest and [...]

MLB Power Rankings: Mariano Rivera and the 20 Worst »

A closer's only job is to enter the game, normally in the ninth inning, get three outs and leave with his team winning the game and him getting a save.  The best closers in history do this more often than not. However, every closer has a game where he just can't seem to get outs and the score ends up being tied or even worse, what seemed [...]

Derek Jeter: New York Yankees’ Shortstop Injures »

Derek Jeter’s pursuit of 3,000 career hits may have to wait. The New York Yankees shortstop left Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning with a calf injury. An MRI after the game revealed that Jeter had a Grade I calf strain. It is unknown how much time Jeter will miss, but manager Joe Girardi said it [...]

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