The New York Yankees showed Friday night, with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox, that their years-long attempt to find a number one starter is finally over with the development of Joba Chamberlain.
But as Sidney Ponson’s horrible outing Sunday night in New York’s 9-2 loss to the Red Sox showed, it Read More
With Chien-Ming Wang on the shelf until at least September with a torn tendon in his foot, the Yankees are scrambling to replace one of the few givens in their 2008 rotation. The Wang Replacement Derby is wide-open—expect plenty of quick hooks and Plan B’s until New York settles on a pitcher—or trades for Cleveland’s Read More
While the Mets and Yankees played just two games this weekend, due to a Friday night rainout, there were a few illuminating aspects to both games for the heretofore struggling New York teams.
Wang’s Increased Use of Slider is Double-Edged Sword
As Chien-Ming Wang rocketed to a 6-0 start, it was his strikeout rate that Read More
Chien-Ming Wang has won 35 games for the Yankees since the start of the 2006 season. He rebounded from his recent struggles with a strong effort Thursday, allowing just one hit in a win over the Red Sox.
But for a pitcher the Yankees are relying upon to be an ace for years to come, Read More
TAMPA—Brian Cashman, the pale, wonky general manager of the New York Yankees, was perched on a bench behind a batting cage. It was Feb. 23, slightly before noon, the UV index was swelling, and the Yankees were in their fourth workout day as a full squad in spring training.
As he watched this year’s crop Read More