From the AP (via Yahoo!): Alex Rodriguez has been told by the New York Yankees to keep his cousin away from ballparks. The message was given to the star third baseman on Thursday, said a person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team did not make an announcement. The message [...]
The Yankees beat the rays, 5-1, in today’s game.
Jay Jaffe, one of the authors of the renowned Baseball Prospectus site, wrote this piece yesterday about his experience in attempting to transfer his season tickets package to the new stadium. To put it bluntly, he’s less than thrilled with the administration and overall philosophy that seems to lie behind the new stadium seating and [...]
No, this is not another of the “Yanks should go get this guy” or “sign him at any cost” sort of rant. Just saying that John Lackey will be a free agent after this year and he’s exactly the kind of pitcher I love to watch.
Quiet, intense, underrated, and efficient.
In an era when pitching is king – when isn’t it? – Lackey has gone 58-30 with a 3.42 earned-run average the last four seasons. He has earned $17.5 million for that contribution, and checks in at $9 million this season.
Assuming Lackey has a solid 2009, it’s hard to see him taking less than A.J. Burnett, who received $82.5 million over five years from the Yankees this winter.
At least they are putting up TV’s to see what you’re missing. Then again, you can do the same at home without paying a boatload in parking.
The price of watching a fraction of Yankees games dropped to a fraction of its original cost yesterday, with obstructed-view bleacher seats abruptly falling from $12 per game to $5.
Lonn Trost, the team’s chief operating officer, made the announcement during an interview on WFAN. The ticket price applies to about 600 seats on either side of a sports bar that extends to the centerfield wall.
“Those seats are being sold at $5, not $12,” he said. “I think some seats may have gone out improperly invoiced. Those are going to be corrected, but those 600 seats are going to be $5.”
“When we built the sports bar we knew architecturally there is an architectural shadow,” he said. “And that means there are a group of seats that are in the bleachers that if you are sitting very close to either the rightfield or leftfield side of the sports bar, you may not see the opposite side.”
We knew that going in, and to that extent we pre-prepared to put televisions in the wall, as well as that big screen so you don’t miss anything.”
“Architectural shadow“??? Say what? You mean you couldn’t have figured out a way to NOT block the sight lines of your most loyal and ferverent fans? No? You’d rather jut a sports bar out and block their sight lines and put up some flat screens to compensate. After all, they’re only the $12/ticket customers, not the “high value” ones in the sports bar, eh?
Brett Gardner is a solid major league center field prospect. He has some limited major league experience. He was very, very good at Triple-A. Gardner seems like a pretty person to put your money on if you are the New York Yankees. Cashman only brought one alternative to camp – Melky Cabrera – to keep [...]
I hope to do this for every spring training game, or at least once every couple of days to track the progress of players through camp. 3 UP 1) Brett Gardner- He showed some power, homering in the first at bat of the spring. If he can reach base at a decent clip and hit [...]
Yesterday we discussed Joe Girardi’s configuration of his rotation, which has Joba Chamberlain as the fifth starter. Apparently that lines Joba up to start on April 16th against Cleveland, which just happens to be the first game in the new Yankee Stadium. I am glad that Joba is going to get that start, although it [...]