• Jake

    Does Jeter’s retirment now take center stage over the Team as a whole?

    Call me crazy, I love Mariano, but all the attention, ceremonies, gifts kind of took away from the team.

    I want this team to be ginding out wins to get to the playoffs, not dilly-dallying in ceremonies all season now.
    Part of me wishes he just announced after the season so the team could just focus on winning.

    • sevrox

      I don’t remember Mo’s victory lap around baseball taking away from any of the games. He’d be honored once in his last appearance in whatever city they’d travel to. Big deal.

  • Pete V

    Re: MLBTV in NJ, it depends on where in NJ you live. Most of central/southern NJ is blacked out for Phillies games, not NYY. You can enter zip code on MLB site to see.

  • Farewell #2

    Machado hasn’t been anything special with the bat? He hit 50 doubles last year bro

    • W.B. Mason Williams

      101 wRC+ last season.

      Even Adam Dunn has one redeeming statistic.

  • Dave in VA

    Thinking about shortstop, which is hardly a surprise in the wake of Jeter’s announcement. Yankees have Ryan signed through next year (with a player option for 2016); he’s not my favorite option due to issues with offense, but will shore up the infield defense when he’s playing short. How good/bad would it be to have him as an everyday SS in 2015?

    Drew wants an opt-out after a year as part of his deal. I’m not sure I’d want the Yankees to offer him one. On the other hand, say he gets that from a different team, and takes it after 2014; should the Yanks go after him then?