Archive for April 25th, 2007


Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Jeter OK After HBP

Yankees Rumors & News

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left last night’s game in the first inning after being hit by a pitch in the left thigh by Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir. Jeter is day-to-day, but says he will play tonight.

Opt-Out? Who, Me?

Yankees Rumors & News

Alex Rodriguez’s hitting streak came to an end last night, however his torrid start has opened a lot of eyes around baseball, including those of Newsday columnist Wallace Matthews. Matthews believes that the (apparently) squeaky clean A-Rod can deliver us from the scourge of Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, and that 2007 could be the “Summer of Justice.”

Meanwhile, the sub-plot within the sub-plot of the Yankees season continues to be the opt-out clause in Alex Rodriguez’s contract, which as a Scott Boras client, he will almost certainly exercise. A-Rod wants more money, and A-Rod will get more money, but the question remains: Will he get it from the Yankees?

For his part, Rodriguez is super happy in New York and wants to say “no matter what.” We will see.

Call him Stay-Rod

New York Daily News

ALEX ON HIS FUTURE: CALL ME STAY-ROD

New York Post

Alex to fans: I’m staying

Newsday

Yanks Drop 5th Straight, Fall To Last Place

Yankees Rumors & News

On the bright side, the Yanks finally got a starter to go more than five innings.

(Chris O’Meara/AP)YANKS ARE NOW LEAST OF EAST

New York Post

Yankees Find Themselves in Last Place They Expected

New York Times

Bottoming out in cellar

Newsday

Bullpen fails Yankees in loss to Devil Rays

Journal News

End-y Game

Mets Rumors & News

In reality, Damion Easley was the hero last night, belting a 2-out, 2-strike pinch hit homer deep into the night off Colorado closer Brian Fuentes to rescue the Mets from the brink of a 1-0 10-inning defeat. But in the wake of cult hero Endy Chavez’s walk-off drag bunt, Easley’s heroics will get somewhat overshadowed. One thing is certain: The cast of characters may be slightly different, but GM Omar Minaya has once again assembled one of the best benches in baseball.(Barton Silverman/The New York Times)Chávez’s Bunt to Pitcher Goes Long Way for Mets

New York Times

Endy ends it for Mets

New York Daily News

Easley’s HR in 10th a life preserver; Endy’s bunt wins it in 12th

Newsday

EXTRA! EXTRA!

New York Post

CHAVEZ’S BUNT JUST A ‘GREAT PLAY’

New York Post

Avery Confident, Ready For Buffalo

Rangers Rumors & News

Rangers’ spark plug Sean Avery is riled and ready to go. Some quotes from Avery via The New York Post’s Larry Brooks:

“I’m going to hurt them, I’m going to hit them, I’m going to be in their face as much as I can.”…”Each check is going to be a little bit harder.

“Their speed isn’t an issue to me. My game doesn’t change. It’s a long series. I’m going to try to punish their D[efense].”…”People can [denigrate] Atlanta now, but they came into the series with two of the highest-scoring forwards in the league in [Marian] Hossa and [Ilya] Kovalchuk, and we shut them down and swept them, so I don’t think we have to question what we can do against Buffalo.

“I’m sure there’s going to be a little bit of adversity. I don’t necessarily foresee us winning in four. I anticipate a long series. It could go six games or five.”

On Target

Mets Rumors & News

PEDRO’S ON TARGET FOR RETURN IN AUGUST

New York Post

The Slump Continues

Mets Rumors & News

(Lynne Sladky/AP)Yesterday, HSNY asked Where Have You Gone, David Wright? Last night, DWright went hitless for the 4th straight game, adding 2 more strike outs, and extending his hitless streak to 0-for-15. The third baseman now has 20 strike outs in 18 games, and nine in his last five. He is batting .261 with just a .333 slugging percentage. Wright is a career .304 hitter with a .518 slugging percentage.

NOT ALL WRIGHT

New York Post

Wright’s Swing Adding to Power Shortage

New York Times

What’s wrong with Wright?

NorthJersey

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