“If Bud lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax. If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York.”
The Orioles skipper refused to comment on his old player A-Rod’s probable PED usage, as Buck managed him in Texas but couldn’t control his hate for the Yankees organization.
Showalter had no issue voicing his concern that the MLB Commissioner’s Office is helping the Yankees by suspending A-Rod. Essentially, it is true but I doubt Bud Selig is worried about freeing up money for the Bronx Bombers to spend.
A-Rod was supposed to debut this past Monday against the Texas Rangers, but instead the Yankees put the third baseman on the DL, and sent back to Tampa to rehab a Grade 1 quad strain. When will he return? Look at MLB odds at Top Bet for this one.
The problem is A-Rod says he isn’t hurt and is ready to get back with his teammates.
He even had Dr. Michael Gross, a tainted orthopedic surgeon declare his sentiments publicly on WFAN’s The Mike Francesca Show. You can listen to the radio interview here.
And of course Gross was reprimanded this winter for “failing to adequately ensure proper patient treatment involving the prescribing of hormones including steroids”
Last night’s 7-8, 11th inning loss to the Boston Red Sox might have been the icing on the cake.
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Clearly it time is up for the New York Yankees, as holding down the fort is no longer a practical game plan.
The Yankees losing two of three games up in Fenway Park to start the second-half of the season is not what needed to happen.
It should feel like déjà vu for Yankee fans because on this day back in 2008 the Red Sox were seven games ahead in the standings over New York.
If this is any sign of what is to come October will be a lonely place in the Bronx.
The only difference is the problems that this 2013 team like mounting injuries, lack of power and being unsettled behind the dish were supposed to be solved by now. As there is no new manager or stadium that caused distractions in 2008.
Inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner wanted to implement a lower payroll, but that made it impossible to keep his promise to the fans that he would field a championship caliber team.
So for the first time in almost two decades, Yankee fans have to watch a non-contending team because the owner shopped in the bargain bin instead of keeping his promise.
For the first time in 20 years the Yankees didn’t get the best the market had to offer, they got the last players on it.
Boston Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Eric Gagne, and Curt Schilling among others. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
all season long and hasn’t lived up to their lofty expectations (Only 4th in the division). Starting today they will face the rival Boston Red Sox, but is the rivalry as good as it used to be?
There,was a time when having a pair of Yankees tickets to this game would be the holy grail of baseball, but with the team struggling is the game still worth the hype? Especially considering these tickets are averaging $208 and are 92% more expensive than the averageprice of Red Sox tickets at home this year.
The short answer is an absolute yes, because the Yankee’s are known to always make a great run following the All-Star break.
Just ask a Red Sox fan.
The team can never be counted out even with half the season gone. They’re just 6 games out of the first place and there is plenty of baseball still to be played.
Here’s a breakdown of this weekend’s game by game ticket prices: