Tagged: ‘World Baseball Classic’

The Decline of New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira: Can He Bounce Back?
March 21st, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Mark Teixeira inked an eight-year, $180 million contract with the New York Yankees before the 2009 season and was expected to hold down first base for years to come. Teixeira responded by helping the Yankees win a championship in 2009 and solidifying the middle of the lineup. However, Teixeira has...

New York Yankees Complete Acquisition of Outfielder Vernon Wells
March 26th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After it was reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was headed to Tampa for an imminent physical, the Yankees officially completed the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, and as Cash Kruth of reports, the 34-year-old veteran is excited for the opportunity in front of him, “I feel like...

Is New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano Ready to Be the Leader?
March 19th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Lost in the myriad of injuries that have dominated the Yankees storylines thus far in spring training, the undisputed most complete player on the squad, and arguably the best second baseman on the planet, Robinson Cano, is the talk of the ongoing World Baseball Classic. As his Dominican Republic team, led by...

New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano Wins Most Valuable Player of Second Round of World Baseball Classic
March 16th, 2013 at 11:55 PM
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was named the Most Valuable Player of the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, edging out Dominican Republic teammate Fernando Rodney, who now has five saves and a 0.00 ERA through six tournament games. ***PHOTO1*** Cano, who is hitting .519 with two home...

New York Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena Manages DR to WBC Championship Round
March 15th, 2013 at 9:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 17 years as a catcher, Yankees bench coach Tony Pena was one of the true special talents behind the plate.  With unorthodox technique and superior defensive skills, to this day, Pena's four Gold Glove Awards certainly are merited.  However, despite being named American League Manager of the Year, in...