Looking forward, looking back

Statistically, Swisher a clear choice for right field
ESPN Deportes: A-Rod to miss start of season

As part of his ongoing series of organizational reports, the Biz of Baseball’s Devon Temple profiled the Yanks yesterday. While the piece covers familiar ground — a fruitful offseason, the new stadium — Temple makes an interesting comparison between the Yankees and just about every other team in baseball. The Yanks’ value, according to Forbes, has tripled over the last decade to well over $1 billion, and when we compare the Yanks to the Marlins, “the Yankees are a brand and the Marlins are a team in the National League East.” Along with money come expectations, and soon we’ll see how the 2009 Yankees face those too.

Statistically, Swisher a clear choice for right field
ESPN Deportes: A-Rod to miss start of season
  • Expired Milk

    But but people tell me baseball needs a salary cap because the Yankees buy up all the FA’s. Its sad how “polar opposites” those two teams really are but I been arguing with people for years about how Florida makes little to no effort in keeping a consistent team.I mean do they really expect people to keep coming back to the stadium when they offload players after a championship.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What else do you really expect Florida to do, though? They have no fan base and no revenue stream that supports the team. Even during their title runs, the stadium was half empty. If they paid the big bucks to retain all those Kevin Browns and Gary Sheffields and Al Leiters and Josh Becketts, they’d have gone bankrupt.

  • Angel

    ALEX BROTHER SAYS: ALEX OUT FOR A MONTH:

    ORLANDO, Florida — Alex Rodríguez no solamente se perderá jugar con República Dominicana en el Clásico Mundial de Béisbol, sino que se perdería el primer mes de la temporada con los Yanquis de Nueva York después que un examen médico revelara que debe ser operado inmediatamente de un quiste en la cadera, dijo un hermano del pelotero a ESPNdeportes.com.

    Joe Rodríguez informó que A-Rod será operado este próximo lunes en Colorado y necesitaría cerca de 10 semanas para rehabilitarse.

    “Para toda la familia es un golpe muy fuerte, Alex está destrozado”, dijo Joe Rodríguez. “Todos estábamos muy enstusiasmado de verlo jugando con Republica Dominicana en el Clásico Mundial”, agregó.

    “Pero lo más importante es que la operación sea exitosa para que Alex pueda continuar con su carrera”, dijo el hermano del pelotero.

    La noticia tomó fuera de base a Stan Javier, gerente general del equipo de República Dominicana. “Aún no ha recibido ninguna información de los resultados del chequeo médico que realizaron a A-Rod”, dijo Javier.

    Los Yankees aún no han informado nada respecto a su estelar antesalista.

    • steve (different one)

      is this the same source that said we signed Manny?

      i guess if he has the cyst surgically removed, this isn’t implausible, but we should probably wait until the Yankees say something.

    • Mike Pop

      NOOOOO!!!!!!

      • Angel

        no this is ESPNDEPORTES

    • pat

      10 semanas is actually closer to two and a half months.

      • Expired Milk

        2 and a half months for a cyst?
        *Cues conspiracy rumors about Selig secretly suspending Arod*

        Arods gonna go play football. He was a QB

  • pat

    Thank Mo a guy like george steinbrenner bought the Yankees instead of some punk like jeff loria.