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Tumultuous Yankees season could lead to big-time TV ratings
nydailynews.com Updated Mar 7, 2013
In a last-ditch attempt to save a long-running television series, the producers can drastically alter the script or bring in a new star. When it comes to the big show, New York Yankees baseball, artificial enhancements are not an option. It’s all aboutUpvote Share Tweet
As broken leg heals, Yankees GM Brian Cashman seems content to sit and wait out injuries to Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, AlThe Bronx is burning mad, Juan Rivera and Dan Johnson are masquerading as Mark Teixeira, Matt Diaz is a leading solution to the Curtis Granderson vacancy in left field, Melky Mesa might very well be the Opening Day center fielder and Brian Cashman is ma…Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK -- The great Mariano Rivera is getting set to close his career.Upvote Share Tweet
Rod Barajas’ missing World Series ring found after four years - in wife’s shoeWinning a World Series ring is the feat that all pro baseball players chase. Rod Barajas won one in 2001 as part of the Arizona Diamondbacks team that beat the New York Yankees. Four years ago, Barajas went to retrieve his ring. He wanted to wear it. Bu…Upvote Share TweetGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Brett Lawrie is off Canada's roster because of a rib injury, one day before the team's first game at the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Mar 7, 2013Carl Crawford spent most of two miserable, injury-plagued, lucrative seasons in Boston. But he's a free man, having been shipped to L.A. when the Red Sox decided to blow up everything. He's fighting lingering effects from Tommy John surgery, and may not…Upvote Share Tweet
Kozma, Descalso homer as Cards rally past YanksMLB.com Updated Mar 7, 2013Kolten Wong drilled a two-run home run to draw the Cardinals even in the ninth before Adron Chambers' walk-off RBI single in a 7-6 St. Louis win over the Yankees at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday. The game was the first of two spring matchups between th…Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Marlins, desperate to fill stadium for opening day, offering ‘buy one, get one free’ ticketsThe Miami Marlins already gave away most of their players to the Toronto Blue Jays, and now, to get some fans in the stands, they're giving away tickets too. To get a crowd on opening day, the Marlins ticket office is trying to lure fans with this offer…Upvote Share TweetWe've got another general manager down, people! A scorpion stung Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin on Wednesday, just two days after Yankees GM Brian Cashman broke his right ankle skydiving. It's hard out there for a GM. Melvin wasn't concerned at first,…Upvote Share Tweet
Pool D: Team USA should easily advanceCNNSI.com Updated Mar 7, 2013The United States will be the last of the 16 World Baseball Classic qualifiers to join in on tournament play when they dig in against Mexico on Friday night at Phoenix's Chase Field. They'll do so as the heavy favorite to win Pool D, a four team group t…Upvote Share Tweet
Japan hopes to get bats going vs. Chinese TaipeiMLB.com Updated Mar 7, 2013Two-time defending World Baseball Classic champion Japan had just one extra-base hit in the first round, and they'll face a tough test in former Yankees All-Star Chien-Ming Wang and Chinese Taipei on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Q&A: David Price Is Not Good at Baseballgrantland.com Updated Mar 7, 2013We recently got a chance to talk to Tampa Bay Rays ace (and 2012 Cy Young Award winner) David Price about MLB 2K13, having a dog named after a differe...Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Cold Hard FactsMar 7Curt Schilling on Mariano Rivera's legacy, injuries facing the Yankees and the Phillies' rivalry with the Nationals.
BBTN Special: Braves CampMar 7Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Braves camp.
Rivera To Retire After SeasonMar 7Andrew Marchand reacts to the news that Mariano Rivera will announce Saturday that he is retiring after the upcoming season.
Weekend Dime: What The Scouts Are SayingMar 7Daily Dime
The Sports Guy: GM-apaloozaMar 7It didn't get much attention, but Bill Simmons moderated the first-annual Atrocious GM Summit.