Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pettite back with Yankees

Andy Pettite has signed a one-year deal with the Yankees. The contract, with incentives, could pay him $12 million, but the base is only $5.5 million. This is a pretty smart deal for the Yanks and, with pitchers and catchers only two weeks away, helps shore up the rotation. Here is the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2009/01/26/2009-01-26_andy_pettitte_signs_oneyear_incentivelad.html

Monday, January 26, 2009

Torre book grabbing headlines

Joe Torre is set to release a new book, "The Yankee Years," which is already grabbing huge headlines in NYC and creating quite a buzz in the world of sports. In the text, Torre supposedly talks about A-Rod's odd fixation on Jeter and his problems in the clubhouse, where he was referred to as "A-Fraud" by some teammates, plus his disappointment in Brian Cashman at the end of his tenure as Yankee manager. He also says some of his players were prima donnas and -perhaps most shocking - how doctors had actually informed Yankee officials that he had cancer before he was informed himself. This is all over the New York papers and WFAN. The book will be released on Feb. 3

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rickey voted into Hall of Fame

No suprise here. Rickey Henderson, MLB's all-time stolen base leader, was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today. What some Yankees fans might not realize is that Henderson is still the Yankees all-time stolen base leader, and he did it in just four years. From 1985-1988, it seemed every game started like this: Henderson walks or gets a hit. Henderson steals second. Mattingly or Winfield drive in Henderson. 1-0 Yanks in the first, every game.

Congrats to Rickey. Since he left the game, nobody else has come even close to dominating the basepaths the way he did.

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