Perhaps “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer, since A.J. Burnett technically didn’t go anywhere. But to Yankee fans during the 2010 season, he may as well have. After posting a dismal 10-15 record with a 5.26 ERA last year, he has raised many questions about his reliability as the number two starter for 2011.
The New York Yankees won a record setting 11th straight home opener. CC Sabathia battled through six innings, the bullpen took over, and the Yankees got come clutch hitting as they start the season with a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.
The 2011 MLB season gets started tomorrow with a few games on the slate. The Double G Sports Expert Panel has given their predictions for the coming season and we are sharing them with our readers. Take a look and see which expert you agree with...there are some very different opinions throughout.
When Francisco Cervelli went down with an injury, it appeared as though stud prospect Jesus Montero was in the driver seat for the New York Yankees backup catcher job. After watching closely as their prized youngster got more playing time, manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees staff have decided against giving him that roster spot.
The New York Yankees continue to piece together their pitching staff as Opening Day approaches. Today, they traded Sergio Mitre to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Chris Dickerson. They also signed Kevin Millwood to a minor league deal.
The Captain of the pinstriped clad NY Yankees is the face of the April Issue of the popular magazine Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Jeter is the point man for the Yankees not only because of what he has accomplished as an athlete on the field but he has a lot of other qualities that has set him apart as a leader.
Four players for two open rotation spots. That's what the New York Yankees have on their hands as Spring Training ends in one week. Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia and Sergio Mitre are all still very much in the competition to earn a spot in the Yankees starting rotation.
Opening Day is right around the corner, followed by the second and third games of the 2011 season. A.J. Burnett should be zoning in his focus like mad to avoid looking like a dud in between two Yankee studs.
Derek Jeter is a must buy for all Yankees fans, and baseball fans in general. The book if the first ever illustrated chronicle of Jeter's career. It is loaded with articles and photographs from The New York Times.
The halfway point of spring training shows the issues the Yankees had coming in may turn out to be high points moving forward. The competition for the two starting pitching spots is very tight, as is the battle for bench spots.