They probably can't wait to jettison A-Rod and the sooner the better. Even though the Yankees will have to open wide and eat the majority of the years and the over 100 million dollars left on that contract. He does have a no trade clause, but the situation is toxic after this series and the benchings. They want him out. He'll most likely wind up in LA or Miami.
Swisher will definately be gone, and nobody should be surprised if they move Granderson as well.
And that's for starters.
I'll be rooting for Detroit in the World Series, especially if they play St. Louis.
Congratulations to the 2012 American League Champions the Detroit Tigers.
Here I thought you were annoyed that Young knocked in 6 runs over 4 games, which equalled the Yankee's entire run total for the series. Only the 3rd time in their entire history that the Yankees have been swept in a 4 game series.
Curtis will be a Yankee next year, can't see them getting rid of his homers and feilding. Of course NY could end up with Young. I don't know where the Tigers will play him next year. V Martinez will be DHing next year.
I have no axe to grind with what kind of player he is. But anyone who thinks there is something cool about wearing something like that has the same kind of IQ that John Rocker possessed for being dumb from the other end and we all know the kind of uproar that generated.
If it is Tigers-Cards this will be shortest distance (six years) in terms of a "rematch" among World Series teams since the Yankees-Braves meeting again three years apart (1996-1999). We haven't seen a back to back year rematch since Yankees-Dodgers in 1977-78 (and then three times in five years adding 1981).
Well, the Giants are on track to push the NLCS to a seventh game. I'm reminded of how it was 25 years ago in the 6th game of the 1987 NLCS, that the Giants had a chance to clinch the pennant and Dave Dravecky (who would later lose an arm to cancer) pitched his heart out in a 1-0 loss.
The Giants have fought back in this series and it should be an interesting game 7.
After getting off to a fast start, the Cards are on their heels a bit now.
34 year old former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito (talk about a bad contract) reached down deep and came up with a blast from the past performance on the mound the other night for San Francisco against the Cardinals.
Meanwhile.. Detroit is still waiting for the winner of the 7th and deciding game in this series tonight to find out who they will play in the 2012 World Series.
From what I gather, Jim Leyland has taken a different approach this time in getting his team ready than he did in 2006 when the Tigers had the long layoff between the Championship Series and the World Series.
His pitching rotation will be all set and rested, hopefully his ace Justin Verlander has not been losing too much sleep lately given that he's now dating model Kate Upton..
The Boston Red Sox made a trade Sunday with the Toronto Blue Jays to acquire their manager, John Farrell, to replace the fired Bobby Valentine in 2013. I was aware of some of the candidates Boston was interviewing, but this move came as a surprise.
Boston gives up infielder Mike Aviles (.250, 13hr, 60rbi) to get it done.
Farrell has reportedly long been coveted by Boston for their top spot, and this move is akin to swinging open all the doors and windows and letting in some fresh air up there.
Congratulations to the 2012 National League Champions the San Francisco Giants.
I thought that the Giants had an edge going into game 7 in San Francisco with Matt Cain starting and he was brilliant last night.
The Giants got the early lead and as the game wore on the steam began coming out of the boiler for St. Louis. Their commanding lead in the series had vanished. It became a blowout.
Once Washington was knocked off in the playoffs I rooted for San Francisco to finish off the Cardinals. It did not look good there for a while. But to the Giants credit they never gave up and came back in the series to beat St. Louis when they were facing elimination and had their backs against the wall.
I've always admired Bruce Bochy. He is not a man of many words and he's never been a "colorful" type personality, never a guy with the splashy quotes for the media, but he's always been a solid manager. Nose to the grindstone. The same can be said for Jim Leyland who he will be facing in the upcoming World Series.
The Miami Marlins have announced that they have fired first year manager Ozzie Guillen and his bench coach Joey Cora.
This move came as no surprise after the Marlins moved into a brand new ballpark and spent millions in the off season on players to make a splash in the NL east and instead wound up being a drip. Guillen's comment early in the season certainly did not help him one bit.