What are the Yankees going to do? Will they trade for anyone?
They need a pitcher, because apparently going into the season with 5 solid starters wasn't enough. They need a 2nd baseman and 3rd baseman that can produce on a day to day basis. Is that too much to ask for? Apparently so.
The rumor mill is buzzing. Firstly, the Yankees are looking at David Price. Can he be the answer they are looking for to fill the rotation? Who knows. Early on we heard grumblings from him over not wanting to shave facial hair. He can barely grow a beard as it is.
There is Jason Hammel. He is having a strong year currently at 6-5 with a 2.99 ERA. I like the looks of that. The Phillies are putting a few bums up on the chopping block supposedly too.
I even heard the name Bronson Arroyo being tossed around as another option. Seeing that i just read an article that he can barely throw 80 MPH anymore, I am not sure if he would be the answer.
What about the hitters? Are there any out there? Wait, let me back up... Brian McCann. What the F***. Is this guy not the biggest bust that you have seen? Beltran has been hurt so I can understand that, but McCann is a mess. Makes you want Cervelli back. Steroids and all.
No one knows what the Yankees are planning on doing, but everyone agrees that they have a bunch of holes to fill. You can see the odds at allpro Any other ideas are just guesses at this point.
Good luck Yankees on your series with the socks. Will the rivalry finally get some buzz? We hope so.
The New York Yankees will travel to the West Coast today to play what is arguably the best team in the American League this season, the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees enter this three game series with Oakland at a record of 34-31 while the A’s are an impressive 40-26 thus far and have scored the second most runs this season.
When Oakland plays New York tonight it will be for their second most expensive game of the season at the Overstock.com Coliseum. In fact each the three games the Athletics play against the Bronx Bombers rank among the seven priciest games on the Athletics schedule. For the season the Athletics average $70.48 for tickets at home but as a testament to the Yankees star power and huge fan base will see tickets increase by anywhere from $38 to $69 to give the series a premium of 67.8% above normal ticket prices.
Athletics vs Yankees tickets for tonight's game are going for the most of the three game series and will feature post game fireworks. Fans looking to attend this will find tickets in the neighborhood of $139 even after trending down by 10% over the past seven days with the other two games going for $104 and $119 respectively to round out the series.
A Sorry State Of Affairs In AL East
Often labelled the strongest league in Major League Baseball, the American League East has gotten off to a slow start in the 2014 season. As of Monday, May 5th, the New York Yankees lead the way with a 16-14 record, a record that would have seen them in fourth place in the division at the same stage last season.
There is also the fact that the Toronto Blue Jays in last place with a 14-17 record are just 2.5 games back from first, a stat that is almost unheard of in this league. Even more shockingly, only five teams in the whole of Major League Baseball have a worse record than the Blue Jays, despite them being less than three games from the lead in their division.
In a division usually crammed with teams piling up the wins, the division leading Yankees have a worse record than ANY other league leading team in the MLB. Finally, in an end to the bizarre stat line, every team apart from the Blue Jays has a negative run differential; and that Blue Jays’ run differential? Zero. Despite this, the Yankees still have the talent to be one of the favorites with http://www.bettingsports.com/ to win the World Series this season.
What is Wrong?
No one will deny that April was a difficult month for the teams of the AL East. In between battling inclement weather conditions, injuries and having new players get used to things, teams have also yet to truly recover from some off season moves.
Since leading the league in runs last season, the current defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox sit tied for tenth place in the majors. This may come as no surprise, as Boston lost arguably their best player in Jacoby Ellsbury, with Grady Sizemore proving, with an average April, that he is simply not of the same standard.
This week the Yankees host the Seattle Mariners, welcoming back All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano to Yankees Stadium for the first time since he signed with Seattle during the offseason. Even with the slugger, the Mariners are just 10-14, only two games ahead of the last place Houston Astros. There isn’t a ton of excitement in New York for this series, with the average Yankees tickets for the series 51 percent below the Yankees season average at $65. Even with Cano returning to the Bronx for the first time, this is one of the lowest priced series on the New York Yankees schedule for the 2014 season.
4/29 7:05 SEA Chris Young vs. NYY CC Sabathia | Avg. Price: $45 | Get-in Price: $4
The cheapest game of the series is Tuesday night with CC Sabathia on the mound. A surprise since Sabathia is coming off his two best starts of the season, going a combined 13 innings and only allowing three earned runs. With an average price of $45, tickets have dropped 54 percent from last week. The get-in price is just $4, which is the average for the series. The injury-prone Chris Young will take the mound for the Mariners. While he has a solid 3.94 ERA, he’s walked over six batters with a K/BB ratio of 0.73. Both are the worst numbers of his 11-year career.
4/30 7:05 SEA Roenis Elias vs NYY David Phelps | Avg. Price: $71 | Get-in Price: $5
The Buffalo Bills have suspended their cheerleaders (the Buffalo Jills) after the girls filed lawsuits for alleged mistreatment.
Yankees fan Diego Slimeola is making a push for the Bombers to hire the Jills.
"I bring these girls into the Bronx, I can make a killing." Diego said. "They do some cheers, they pump up the crowd. We beat the Sox. Badabing badaboom, I get 50%."
50% of what?
"50% off the top, you know what I mean?"
No...thats why we asked.
"Just bring the girls in wiseguy. Leave the logistics to me."
Perhaps the Yankees will join the Rays in adding a cheerleader staff...we doubt it but will keep you posted.
Last night was a joke.
This would have been better than what he did. What a moron.
There are many heroes in the Yankees. That can only be so when a team has reached the pinnacle of their sport 27 times. No other team in any sport has achieved that kind of greatness in professional sports. The only team to beat that score in a bat and ball game is the Kilkenny hurling team who has won the championship in the Irish sport of Hurling 37 times. But they are not a professional team in that their players are not paid for their efforts.
But the Yankees are a professional sports team, in the most intense arenas of all, the city of New York. No other city has demanded, and received greatness from its sporting teams. No other city can have a claim to the number of greats as that gleaming metropolis. Even those who have gone to coach and run other teams in other cities such as Vince Lombardi, Al Davis, have become greats in their sports.
Sadly when there are so many who are lauded for their sporting endeavours, there are those who get overlooked and forgotten.
Such is the case with Roger Maris, who seems to has fallen through the cracks of memory. It is my desire to try and at lease play a small role in bringing him to the fore.
Why? That is a good question, with a simple answer. He beat the Babe.
On the last day of the 1961 season, Sunday October 1st, against the Red Sox, Maris comes to the plate. It is the bottom of the fourth, nobody is on, one out, and there is no score. This is Maris' second at bat of the game. Tracy Stallard the Boston pitcher throws a fast ball pitch, knee high, to the outside of the plate. Maris takes a swing and despatches the ball to the rightfield stands.
That faithful day saw him break a record that for many was unbreakable. Babe Ruth's single season home run tally was bettered as Maris racked up a score of 61 home runs in one season.