Super Bowl Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that, “There’s a feeling that a team like the Yankees may pluck Rodney, or someone of his ilk, to ensure they have another closer in case Dave Robertson breaks down or isn’t up to the task.”
Fernando Rodney pitching for the Detroit Tigers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With the seemingly questionable state of the Yankees bullpen, Carfardo’s sentiment makes total sense.
Adding a veteran who has dominated in the
AL East, like Fernando Rodney could prove to be a difference maker just like Rafael Soriano was back in 2009.
As of today, the bullpen consists of D-Rob,
, Preston Claiborne and Shawn Kelley with the remaining spots will got to prospects like Matt Thornton Dellin Betances or Chase Whitley. This group, while not a horrific bunch, is an indecisive one that poses risk.
Shoring up a proven closer like Rodney would bring experience and added depth to the Yankees bullpen. Especially since the Yankees will not have
Mariano Rivera running out to Enter Sandman in the ninth inning for the first time in almost two decades. Continue reading ‘Yankees Hot Stove: A Fernando feeling’ »
First off, my apologies my lack of writing but I have been sick with the flu the last few days and am still not close to 100%.
Seattle (Photo credits: www.roadtrafficsigns.com)
My weekend’s goal was to muster up enough energy to watch
Super Bowl XLVIII, which turned out to be as exciting as watching paint dry.
The Seahawks played a great game, but
Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos undeniably aided Seattle’s victory by making every mistake possible from the get-go.
The highlight of my
Super Bowl Sunday was getting to watch Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as they put my first reservations to shame.
Just case you missed it…
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Super Bowl is over…. do you know what that means?’ »
“It’s about winning the summer. It’s not about winning the winter. That’s what we’re going to try to do again.”
Yankee Stadium – 4/13/11 (Photo credit: jvdalton)
Those are the words that
Boston Red Sox Johnny Gomes told the Boston Globe when asked what he thought of the New York Yankees off-season spending spree.
And the reigning champ could not have said it any better, as the Yankees big winter makes them the team with something to prove heading into 2014.
What is truly baffling is how a $500 million winter spending spree could leave any team with uncertainties but that is the state of the 2014 Yankees.
And anyone blind to the questions looming is suffering from déjà vu circa 2009.
What separates 2009 from today is that was money better spent, and that championship season the team was not banking on veterans coming off injuries to stay healthy or bust.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Do you know this isn’t your 2009 Bronx Bombers?’ »
As of today, the
New York Yankees starting infield on Opening Day will showcase Mark Teixeira (1B), Brian Roberts (2B),
Derek Jeter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Derek Jeter (SS) and Kelly Johnson (3B).
This fragile foursome played a total of 227 last season combined. Johnson is accountable for 117 of those games, while Jeter, Tex and Roberts missed time due to injuries.
All you have to do is check out the latest
sportsbook odds for MLB to see where the Bronx Bombers currently rank, and it is not at the top of the AL East even after signing Masahiro Tanaka. My guess is this is due to the shaky infield.
Truthfully, no one in their right mind could predict the Yankees as the division favorites with such a dubious infield being compared to the Word Series Champion Red Sox.
You might disagree with me, but at least read my notes explaining why this is hodge-podge infield.
Continue reading ‘Yankees are starting the season with a risky infield’ »
While I was casually surfing the web yesterday, looking for new additions for my Nike Dunk Sky Hi collection, I randomly
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees talks with former Yankee great Reggie jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
came across something on the
Classic Kicks website.
It was the reaction of a
New York Yankees fan named Bernie LeRoy about what has gone on with Alex Rodriguez titled, . A Fan’s Notes (With Apologies To Fred Exley)
In this note, Mr. LeRoy vents his disappointments about A-Rod and he really struck a cord in me.
As a long time believer of trying to see the good in everybody, including A-Rod this note made me think hard about this man I have defended.
With A-Rod suspended for the entire 2014 season, I have plenty of time to ponder this some more.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: You must read this letter to Alex Rodriguez’ »
New York Yankees fans relish about the Masahiro Tanaka signing, I started thinking about the return of another
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Maybe you had forgotten that Pineda was the main piece the
Yankees got in return from the Seattle Mariners for Jesus Montero back in 2012.
Or maybe you don’t remember seeing Pineda pitch in the Yankees pinstripes, and that is because he hasn’t yet.
But as the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow founder and I remember drooling over Pineda during his 2011 rookie campaign with the Mariners.
Following that dazzling rookie season,
ESPN’s Keith Law ranked Pineda the fifth best pitcher under the age of 25 in MLB. And here is why: Continue reading ‘Yankees: The Michael Pineda project part two’ »