- Everything that can be said has already been written about the passing of Yogi Berra. A true legend, all star player and tremendous person has moved on. I find it fitting and romantic that he passes just in time for his wife Carmen’s birthday so they can spend it together in Yankee heaven. The greatest living Yankee is no longer with us so let the debate for current greatest living Yankee begin. I would guess most people will go with Whitey Ford but I am jumping the gun and putting my money on Mariano.
- Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is still recovering from a grade 1 right hamstring strain that he sustained last week. With the odds ever increasing that the Yankees will be playing in a one game “win or go home” playoff, it is certainly hopeful that Tanaka will be healthy and readily available to lead the Yankees in such a game. One of my fears is that the rotation winds up in a place where the only starting pitcher that is rested and ready to go for the one game playoff is not their ideal selection. However, if the Yankees hold onto a four 4+ game lead in the wild-card race, they might be able to manipulate the rotation as they see fit for the one game playoff. Time will tell.
- Last week I touched on Greg Bird and the impact he has brought while replacing Mark Teixeira. After the big three-run homer against Toronto earlier this week, he is also showing to be a clutch player as well. In what seems like the blink of an eye, he now has double digit homeruns in just over 100 at-bats. Dude is legit.
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