Around the Empire
LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Not too long ago, it was reported that Andrew Miller was told by the Yankees he’s not on the trading block. On Monday night, it was Miller came out and clarified his statements saying he wasn’t told he wouldn’t be traded. The two statements don’t really contradict each other, however. Basically the Yankees told him, they’re not planning on trading him or actively shopping him, but if presented by an offer that blew them away, he’d likely be shipped out. On a personal note to all other 29 MLB teams: please don’t blow the Yankees away with an offer.
New York Post | George A. King III: Coming into the All-Star break, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News broke the story that Alex Rodriguez would practice taking grounders at first base. According to Brian Cashman, this was pretty much A-Rod’s idea and that he wasn’t encouraged by the team. Again, he’ll likely only be used in emergency situations, if that, but it’s his own way of trying to help.
Baseball America | Vince Lara-Cinisomo: In surprising news, high school baseball’s national governing body unveiled a new rule which would mandate While this may not affect any current Yankees, it will likely have an effect on future Yankees. The new rule aims to help keep young pitchers healthy by mandating pitch count restrictions instead of the current restrictions which focus on an innings limit. The specifics of the policy haven’t been released yet, but either way, focusing on the pitch counts seems better than the number of innings thrown.
NJ.com | Joe Giglio: David Ortiz, who is retiring at the end of the year, was recently asked to assemble the All-MLB team of his era. Basically from 1997-present. In doing so, he chose two Yankee legends in Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, and one former Yankee in Robinson Cano. Kind of surprising he didn’t choose Alex Rodriguez at shortstop or even third base (Adrian Beltre), but that may not be too surprising of an omission.
- Favorite part of last night’s All-Star game?
- Favorite overall All-Star game memory?
Song of the Day
People Loving People by Garth Brooks
It’s Love Week on Pinstripe Alley. Love Week isn’t just restricted to romantic songs and me having seen Garth Brooks live at Yankee Stadium last Friday inspired today’s choice. It’s really simple, it’s just people loving people. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Yankee Tweet of the Day
It’s Mountain time for Dad-Rod! Only regret is that “Mountain time” wasn’t hashtagged.