Archive for May 14th, 2008


Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Yankees Rumors & News

Hank Steinbrenner just cracks me up. Today we welcome another page into the Annals of Hankenstein.

Yesterday he went after the Bombers once again, attacking their recent play (they’ve dropped two straight to the Tampa Bay Rays behind Andy Pettitte and Chien-Ming Wang) and stating, “These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money.”

And does the man know a compliment that isn’t back-handed?

In one breath he praised the AL-leading Rays, stating that the Yankees have “got to start playing the way the Rays are playing.” In his next breath, he elaborated the point, stating that the team needs “to start treating it like when they were younger players and going after that big contract, like they’re in [Triple-A] and trying to make the majors.” So he admires the Rays because they play like they’re in AAA. I love it.

Incidentally, you think Derek Jeter appreciates being told he’d better start earning …

Mets Rumors & News

On December 1st 2007, Mets Nation was collectively left with its jaw hanging. After seeing the Mets trade away one of their “untouchable” young studs in Lastings Milledge, an uproar from fans could be heard as far as Washington D.C.

Enamored with his excited play and charisma, seeing Lastings leave created a dark cloud over lowly Shea Stadium. But alas, a silver lining! The Mets actually did get players back for Milledge. Ryan Church and Brian Schneider were shipped to the Mets from the Nationals for the exuberant young player. To say the least, fans were not expecting much from either of their 2 new players. But surprise, surprise!

Ryan Church has become the Mets best player in the early going. Leading the Mets in Homeruns (8) and second in RBI (30) and AVG (.324), Church has provided this Mets lineup with some much needed pop. Nothing has stopped Church from putting the bat on the ball. No matter where Church has been placed in the lineup he has …

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