Archive for November 2nd, 2007

Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Yankees Rumors & News

In the wake of Alex Rodriguez walking away from the remaining three years of his 10-year $252 million deal, the Yankees begin the search for his replacement at third base.

So far there are about as many rumors as to who it is going to be to replace him in the Bronx as there are about what team Arod will eventually pick; the Marlins?!?

There are a couple of viable options out there, but nobody is going to completely replace his 54 homers and 156 RBI’s so not only are the Yankees going to have to upgrade at third, but probably also at first base and maybe upgrade their pitching too.

Before the Yankees begin to scour baseball for their next guy to patrol the hot-corner they have started to search from within the organization.

“Hello Wilson Betemit,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman proclaimed to the NJ Star-Ledger. “Internally, he’s our guy until something else comes along.”

It has been rumored since they got him that Betemit could be a possible replacement at third. …

Yankees Rumors & News

Joe Girardi was introduced as New York Yankees’ manager Thursday. The Yankees have won 26 World Series titles and, intentional or not, the issuing of the No. 27 jersey to the new skipper is symbolic.

It is because the Yankees have been unable to win that 27th title that Girardi is now in charge.

“The objective,” Hank Steinbrenner said, putting the Yankees Mission Statement into one sentence, “is to win more championships than anybody else.”

How are the Yankees going to get that 27th title soon, and hopefully, many more after that?

Alex Rodriguez has bailed, there is uncertainty about the futures of cornerstones Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, as well as Bobby Abreu. There are questions about the bullpen, the rotation, the cleanup spot, first base, maybe even center field.

Then, of course, there is the spectre of the Boston Red Sox, who have won two of the last four World Series while the Yankees have floundered. The Red Sox now stand firmly entrenched in the …

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