Saturday, September 14, 2013

Is Cashman Looking To Replace Jeter At SS?

John Harper of the New York Daily News believes Brian Cashman may have to make a tough decisions when it comes to Derek Jeter this offseason.

No, he can't keep Jeter from exercising his player option. However, Harper polled three scouts and three executives who think the Yankees' GM will try to acquire somebody to regularly play shortstop in The Captain's place. Jeter will turn 40 years old next June, had all sorts of health issues this year, and at this point is a below average defender. So that wouldn't be the worst idea.

This offseason already looked to be an interesting one, but the idea that Brian Cashman could look for a new shortstop could make this a very interesting offseason.

Yankees offense non-existent in second straight loss at Fenway

Well, these last two games have really sucked. The Yankees went into this series with all the momentum in the world, but for the second time in two weeks the Red Sox have showed them who's boss. In today's middle game, Jon Lester held the Yankees to just one run as the Sox won, 5-1. Right now, it's easy to think that the season's over. But, when looking at the Bombers upcoming schedule, I saw that that is in no way the case. After this trip to Boston, the Yankees will head to Toronto for 3, come home for 6 against the Giants and Rays, and then head to Houston for 3. So Bomber fans, don't give up. Stay confident. 

By the way, the Yankees one run today came on a groundout from Cano in the third. I don't think that bit of info will cheer anybody up, but I still consider it worth sharing. 

Alfonso Soriano Day To Day With Sprained Thumb

Alfonso Soriano has been scratched from today's game and has been listed as day to day with a sprained thumb. The Yankees cannot afford to lose another player, especially Soriano, but for at least a day or two this will be the case. The Yankees playoffs hopes are dwindling with every loss and every injury so this one hurts more than the Brett Gardner injury.

Game Thread: Yankees @ Red Sox 9/14

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play their second game of this three game set this weekend at Fenway Park. The pitching match up is CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Jon Lester for the Red Sox and the game can be seen at 1:05 pm ET on FOX. Sabathia comes into this start sporting a 2-1 record with a 7.15 ERA against the Red Sox this season so it is hard to be confident in the dreaded afternoon game on FOX that we always seem to struggle in. This game screams watching on mute with some kind of music going in the background.

Here is the Yankees lineup:

Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Vernon Wells RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Brendan Ryan SS
J.R. Murphy C

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David Phelps Activated, Derek Jeter Placed On 60 Day DL

David Phelps is back with the Yankees FINALLY after rehabbing a couple bouts of right forearm stiffness. Phelps has not pitched since July 4th and seemed like a Tommy John surgery candidate before this news broke. Phelps looks to improve on his 5.01 ERA and 3.84 FIP before the season ends. Phelps looks to be a huge part of the 2014 season so this is a great opportunity to audition once again and build some confidence before the season ends.

Derek Jeter has been added to the 60 day DL to make room for Phelps who was transferred off the 60 day DL and called up.

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox Meme

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 9/14

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox continue their big three game set this weekend at Fenway Park this afternoon. The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound hoping he does not struggle in Fenway again and will be facing off with Jon Lester for the Red Sox. The game can be seen at 1:05 pm ET on FOX. The dreaded afternoon FOX game with Buck and McGarver, joy.

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/14

On this day in 1974 The Nettles brothers, Graig for the Yankees and Jim for the Tigers, hit a home run in the same game for the second time in their careers. This was conveniently in the same game as the Yankees beat the Tigers 10-7 in Detroit.

On this day in 2007 the Yankees Shelley Duncan broke a 10 year old Boston Red Sox fan's heart when he asked for an autograph and Duncan signed "Red Sox suck." The kid got the autograph what more did he want?