In A-Rod’s case, Yankees act like an unclassy organization

We all know by now that Alex Rodriguez will play his last game tonight at Yankee Stadium vs the the Tampa Bay Rays. Earlier this week Rodriguez announced his "retirement" from baseball in an emotional speech. He expressed his hope that he would be able to play the remaining games as well. Joe Girardi answered: …

Solid outing of Tanaka in 4-1 win over Rays

The New York Yankees won 4-1 in Tampa Bay last night. The team did not hit well once again, as it collected four hits but they also drew three walks. But especially the outing of Masahiro Tanaka was very impressive. The Japanese pitcher lasted seven innings in which he gave up only two runs and …

Huge setback for Yankees

With an already injury riddled first baseman, the Yankees were hit by a big setback as the Yankees' future 1B torn the labrum of his right shoulder. Bird will undergo season ending surgery. A major setback as current first baseman Mark Teixeira missed substantial parts of the last few seasons due to injuries as well. Bird …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Tampa Bay Rays

In this episode of "Summing up the Dutchies", a team where only one Dutchie is playing in the low minors. Today I will shed light on:         Number of Dutchies: 1 Alex Rodriguez: No this is not about Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. This is about Alex Rodriguez from Willemstad on …

2015 New York Yankees: Cold, hot, cold, hot

Last night the New York Yankees clinched a 7-2 home win over the Anaheim Angels, winning the first two games of a three game homestand vs the Angels. So far the season has been a roller coaster ride. After a cold start, the Yankees caught fire in May before they cooled off again. But in …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Wednesday March 11

Chris Capuano's Spring Training start lasted exactly seven pitches and two outs. While stepping on first base when he covered it for the second out, he strained his right quadriceps. Capuano was offered a one-year five million dollar deal to be the fourth or fifth starter in the rotation. Another oldie connected for his first …

Baseball Miscellaneaous 2

Another post that merges a few short news items. The Nashville Sounds will add an exhibition about the Negro League past of Nashville. On the councourse, photos and artefacts will be displayed to show the fans what the history of Nashville baseball is about. That history covers a period of 130 years. But not only …

Anthony Bosch and the double standards of MLB

Anthony Bosch, founder of Biogenesis, has been sentenced to four year emprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. He has pleaded guilty to distributing testerone. Bosch dealt human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players as well as high school athletes. Of course this is a case outside the jurisprudence …

Spending spree from past haunting Yankees now

The farce that has been unfolding around A-Rod in the last couple of weeks makes me really think that the Yankees want to get rid of Alex Rodriguez. First of all, they still owe him another $61 million and they have a separate deal with him that will pay him a couple of millions more, …

A-Rod is becoming a persona non grata with Yankees

Remember when the Yankees robbed Alex Rodriguez away from the Red Sox back in 2003? The Red Sox were close in striking a deal with the Rangers when the Yankees made a better offer. Rodriguez was laureled as a new hero. How things can change. After serving a year of suspension after being accused of …

What to do with the hefty contracts, Cashman?

This morning I bumped into this article about the Yankees who would be ready to dump A-Rod in the first months of the season, pending on his performance. I don't know if it is true. It appears highly speculative to me. But it made me think about what the Yankees should do with the hefty …

What to do with third base and the closer role?

The Yankees have leaned back most of the time during the off season. After the Beantowners signed Kung Fu Panda to a five year contract, Chase Headley is hot all of a sudden. The Giants are targeting him as well. I wonder why the Yankees should chase Headley (sorry for the pun). They still have …