Yesterday the San Diego Padres sent Third Baseman Chase Headley to the Bronx in exchange for Utility Infielder Yangervis Solarte and Pitching prospect Rafael DePaula. The trade itself is fairly innocuous; the Padres want to dump salary in exchange for young controllable players while the Yankees will hope that the changes Headley has made to his swing (going back to his old batting grip) will allow him to return to the form he had in 2012 as he hit 31 Home Runs while winning a Silver Slugger and finishing 5th in the National League MVP Race. 285 more words
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With the All-Star Game now in the rear-view mirror it’s time to start looking forward to the second half of the MLB season. The first half provided it’s usual number of surprises with teams either being pleasantly surprising (Brewers, Marlins, Astros) and, some, less pleasantly (Red Sox, D-Backs, Rangers). 922 more words
They say you always remember your first love…For me that was the New York Yankees.
The Bronx Bombers weren’t a team, they were a religion. For my friends and I, memorizing all the significant names and numbers of Yankees history was way more important than anything we could ever learn in school. 259 more words
Mike Napoli had come through with the heroics, but he didn’t seem to believe it. One out away from a complete-game shutout, Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka fed the Red Sox first baseman a 1-2 fastball out over the plate instead of the pitch Napoli expected—a splitter low in the zone, which had already served to strike him out twice on the night. 561 more words