Showing posts with label Yankees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yankees. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Conspiracy in the Bronx: Are the Yankees Faking A-Rod's Quad Injury to Collect Insurance Money?

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez believes that the team is misrepresenting his quadriceps injury simply to collect insurance money. He had a second opinion on his injury that confirmed he is healthy (video above).

Michael L. Gross, chief of the division of sports Medicine and the orthopedic director of The Sports Medicine Institute at Hackensack University, told WFAN on Wednesday that Rodriguez has no injury.

"To be perfectly honest,'' Gross told host Mike Francesa, "I don't see any sort of injury there.''

Rodriguez, who's earning $28 million this season, was scheduled to be activated Monday for the first time this season after undergoing January hip surgery. Yet, the Yankees ordered him to undergo an MRI exam in New York where he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strained quadriceps, keeping him sidelined at least another week to 10 days.

General manager Brian Cashman released a statement Wednesday night firing back at Rodriguez.

"I heard via a text message this afternoon from Alex Rodriguez that he had retained a doctor to review his medical situation. In media reports, we have since learned that the doctor in question has acknowledged that he did not examine Mr. Rodriguez and that he was not retained to do a comprehensive medical examination of Mr. Rodriguez. Contrary to the Basic Agreement, Mr. Rodriguez did not notify us at any time that he was seeking a second opinion from any doctor with regard to his quad strain."

Cashman said Rodriguez told him July 12 that he had "tightness" in his quadriceps and reported "stiffness" on Sunday, saying he should not play Sunday or Monday. It was at that point Rodriguez was sent to have an MRI exam.

"As always, we will follow the rules and regulations set forth in the Basic Agreement, and will again re-evaluate Alex in Tampa tomorrow, as our goal is to return him to the lineup as soon as he is medically capable of doing so," Cashman said.

Rodriguez reported Wednesday to the Yankees' spring-training facility in Tampa.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mets new schedule reduces Yankees Interleague games in 2013

According to ESPN NY's Adam Rubin, the Mets and Yankees, who annually have played six games a season since 1999, have a new format beginning next season.

The teams only will meet four times -- two times apiece in each ballpark. The 2013 games will occur consecutively, on May 27 (Memorial Day) and 28 at Citi Field, then May 29 and 30 in the Bronx.

MLB's new schedule tries to make the difficulty for all division opponents comparable. While the Mets maintain the four games with their natural rival -- the Yankees -- they otherwise exclusively play the American League Central, trying to make it equitable with the other National League East teams, who also line up for that division.

When the Mets play the Yankees, the Phillies will play their natural rivals, the Red Sox. The Braves will face the Blue Jays. The Marlins will face the Rays. And the Nationals will face the Orioles.

The Mets and Yankees likely will play six games a season in the years the AL East and NL East line up for interleague play.

Subway Series games are typically the best attended, so the reduction of one home game against the Yankees seems to hurt the Mets at the box office. The Mets averaged 41,559 fans per game at Citi Field this season for the three-games against the Yankees.

 For the Mets 2013 full schedule, click here.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 31 - Mets Lose Final Spring Game Against Yanks

Final Score: NY Yankees 8, NY Mets 3

Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run home run and Hector Rabago also drove in two runs as the Yankees downed the Mets, 8-3, in the final exhibition contest for both teams.

Eduardo Sosa and Ramon Flores added an RBI each for the Bombers, who open up the regular season on Friday against the Rays.

Freddy Garcia allowed three runs and four hits while fanning four and walking two over 4 2/3 innings.

Ike Davis' three-run homer in the third inning was all the offense for New York's National League squad, which begins its regular season on Thursday by hosting Atlanta.

Box Score:

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 30 - Ike Davis' Homer beats Yanks in the 9th

Final Score: NY Mets 7, NY Yankees 6

Ike Davis' home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Mets over the Yankees, 7-6, in spring training action.

Davis finished with two RBI, while Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Lucas Duda and Josh Thole had two hits and an RBI apiece for the Mets.

Mets starter Mike Pelfrey allowed a run on two hits and struck out five through four innings.

Nick Swisher went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, while Doug Bernier also had a pair of hits and knocked in a run for the Yankees.

Ivan Nova got the start for the Yankees and gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Spring Training Lineup vs Yankees - Game 30

Mets Lineup vs. the Yankees:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Hairston-DH
  8. Thole-C
  9. Tejada-SS

Pitching Today : Pelfrey-RHP

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mets and Yankees are planning to play two exhibition games against each other in spring training next year

According to the Wall Street Journal , the Mets and Yankees are tentatively planning to play two exhibition games against each other toward the end of spring training next year, according to two baseball officials familiar with the schedule. Under the plan being discussed, the teams would play one game at the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the other game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

They would mark the first spring training games between the New York teams since 1996. The teams used to play each other regularly in the spring, with the Yankees winning 45 of 87 games all-time.

But when the Yankees moved their spring training base from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa in 1996, the travel became inconvenient. And after the start of the Subway Series in 1997, the novelty wore off.

This year, though, the Yankees are already planning to travel to the southeast coast of Florida for a pair of exhibition games at the Miami Marlins' new ballpark April 1 and 2. And the Mets are looking to diversify their schedule, which is limited by the dwindling number of nearby teams located along the I-95 corridor.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rumor Mill: Number of teams interested in Carlos Beltran gets narrowed to 5 or 6

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is narrowing the field on possible destinations for outfielder Carlos Beltran, sources said Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, the day after Alderson provided him with a short list of interested teams he believed could fulfill the Mets’ wishes and provide Beltran another shot at the post-season.

Beltran had not ruled out any of those clubs, believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and, perhaps, the New York Yankees.

Brown Outlines the Possible Destinations:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran will NOT be traded to the Yankees

Many have reported over the last two weeks that the Mets could be ready to ship Carlos Beltran to the Yankees for a bunch of prospects, forget that thought  - it won't happen!

According to Bob Klapsich ,  that the Yankees have ruled him out as “not a fit.”

So the Mets Fan dream of  having Brett Garner and/or David Robinson on the team will not be a reality anytime soon.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Whispers: K-Rod is NOT on the Yankees wish list

According to the NY Post,  The Yankees are searching for bullpen help, but Francisco Rodriguez is not on their wish list.

A published report had the Mets closer saying he would be willing to accept a setup role in The Bronx, but a source said the Yankees have "no interest" in Rodriguez if he is traded.

Rodriguez has 20 saves, but the Yankees don't like several things about him, from his contract to his off-field behavior.

Doing a deal with their crosstown rivals is also a tricky situation that could inflate what the Mets look for in return.

Friday, June 24, 2011

K-Rod Open to Trade to Contender Team As Setup Guy

K-Rod has stated that he would give up his closer role if traded to a contender team. "If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. The Mets have incentive to dump Rodriguez. He has a $17.5 million vesting option for 2012 that kicks in if he finishes 55 games this season. He has already finshed 28. If a team picks him up to be a setup man, that issue wouldn't come into play. Rodriguez also has a no-trade clause to 10 teams, but he doesn't think that's a big deal. "Honestly I don't even know what (teams) are on the no-trade clause, I haven't even been asked about that yet," Rodriguez said, according to the Daily News. "I mean I would definitely love to stay here, but I have to be open to every possibility out there right now." Rodriguez has 20 saves and a 3.25 ERA this season but it seems he already has one foot out of the door. So let's all just give him that final shove and leave his uniform out on the front yard.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cashman Rejects Reyes for Yankees

Jose Reyes going to the cross town rival Yankees is out of the scenario. Brian Cashman put an end to the speculation last night. "That's just not going to happen," he said. Cashman gave a vote of confidence to Derek Jeter and the backup, Eduardo Nunez, who is filling in admirably for him while he works to return from the injured right calf that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. "We have an everyday shortstop in Derek Jeter," said Cashman. ... "But we do need a setup man." When Cashman means "everyday shortstop" does he mean 2 days off and a game batting in the DH spot?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 44 (Game 1 Subway Series)

Tonight's  Mets Starting Lineup vs. New York Yankees - Game 44:  

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Murphy-1B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Martinez-DH
  6. Turner-3B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Tejada-2B

"I Hate the Yankees" Says Beato

Pedro Beato tells Steve Popper of the Record what the reliever thinks about the Yankees.
"I hate the Yankees," Beato said. "My family -- I can tell there are no Yankees fans. I think I know more than those guys, not the older guys obviously because they’ve been in this situation. I’ve been to games. I know how crazy the fans can be. As a player you shouldn’t let that get to you. I know it doesn’t get to me. I’d rather play in these situations than play in a game where there’s not that many fans. That’s the whole excitement of the game, how the fans get into the game, how they cheer their team, the loudness and craziness of the crowd."
With a trillion dollar pay roll, its easy to hate the Yankees. I like the fact that Beato was truthful and upfront about his disgust for the Yankees and wasn't concerned about ruining any chances he had of playing for the Yankees one day like most of these players nowadays.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pedro Feliciano will be out for the rest of the season?

Today the Yankees announced that Pedro Feliciano has a “torn shoulder capsule” and the left-hander told Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger that he’s “leaning toward” undergoing season-ending surgery.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman criticized the Mets for “abusing” Feliciano by using him 408 times in the past five seasons, including league-leading appearance totals in each of the past three years.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yanks interested in Ollie???

Here's one for the back pages and talk show hosts. The Yankees have discussed Oliver Perez as a potential cheap addition, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter).

However, GM Brian Cashman doesn't seem enthused about the 29-year-old left-hander.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Terry Collins wants to see the Yanks and Phillies more next Spring

Terry Collins reiterated his hope to take the Mets on a barnstorming tour of the west coast of Florida next spring training. The Mets are about to embark on an overnight to Fort Myers to play the Twins and Red Sox this week to vary the competition.

"I hope it's done next year," Collins said. "I hope it's done to where teams on this side of the state can go over to the other side. I mean, there's no reason why we don't take this trip and go over and play the Yankees and the Phillies. That would be something a lot of people would be excited about. And if we're going to go over to that side, that's what I'd like to try to do.

"It's tough for us every day when we get on that bus to drive two hours to play a game when we can go over there and spend two or three days and drive 20 minutes. Hopefully that's in the future."

Source: ESPN NY

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ace on the block? Francisco Liriano on Yankees radar

Francisco Liriano
Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune got the Francisco Liriano rumor mill rolling two weeks ago by reporting that the Twins aren’t interested in signing the 27-year-old left-hander to a long-term contract extension and are open to the possibility of trading him before he becomes a free agent following the 2012 season.

The reports linking Liriano to the Yankees are starting to roll in. Bob Nightengale of USA Today, who has broken Twins news several times in the past, wrote that the Yankees “are keeping a close eye” on Liriano “while the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects” and then yesterday Nightengale said on Jim Bowden’s radio show that “it’s possible” Liriano is traded to the Yankees for a package headlined by Joba Chamberlain or Ivan Nova before the season begins.

Building off that, Andrew Marchand of reported yesterday that “the Yankees called the Twins this offseason about the availability of Liriano” but “as of right now Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there are no talks with the Twins.”
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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Andy Pettitte is Retiring

Longtime Yankee pitcher, Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement Friday February 4th at Yankee Stadium according to Michael Kay of ESPN and YES network.

Pettitte had told the Yankees to prepare for the season as if he weren't pitching.

"Andy has told me he's not in play, and that's what I am assuming," Cashman said Jan. 18. "Until he tells me otherwise, I'm assuming he's not going to be here."

And unless Pettitte changes his mind, he is bowing out of baseball.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mets 3 Game Paks Fail with Fans

Mets 3 game Pick-A-Paks are on sale for the 2011 season along with season ticket plans, 40 game plans and 15 game plans. The 3 game Pick-A- Packs offered this season, unlike last year, do not include the (Marquee ) subway series against the Yankees. Last year, thousands of Mets fans specifically purchased the 3 game packs to insure that they would have a ticket to a subway series game at Citifield. Now fans are being forced to wait until 2 weeks before the series for a pre-sale password or they can test their luck on the open market on ebay or Stubhub. It was oddly refreshing when the Mets front office lowered its pricing in November releasing this statement: "The Mets are committed to providing quality and value to our fans," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "We reduced ticket prices for 2011 based on fan feedback and marketplace information." It's true that the Mets did slash the average ticket price by 14%, however I hope the Mets officials do realize that being apart of this fan base means sticking it to the Yankees on our field. But to do so effectively we need a bigger supply of tickets accessible to us.
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