Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Joba, Hal, and Favorite Moments

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJuly 15, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 13:  American League All-Star Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on during the 81st MLB All-Star Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 13, 2010 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Yankees are off again today. They will start a three game series against the Tampa Rays tomorrow with their ace C.C. Sabathia on the hill.

Here are some notes:

  • Apparently part of the reason why Alex Rodriguez didn’t play in the All-Star Game had to do with a mild thumb injury.
  • Joba Chamberlain has been voted the most overrated player in baseball. I’m not sure who thinks Joba is especially good right now though.
  • There also seems to be a faction of fans that are wondering what the post-Boss Yankees will look like. They’ll look a lot like the 2009 team that Hal Steinbrenner put together.
  • Also, Hal doesn’t appear to have any desire to sell the team in the wake of his father’s death.
  • River Ave Blues is asking fans what their favorite first half moment was. Mine was Phil Hughes flirting with a no-hitter way back in April. CC’s no-no bid against the Rays wasn’t on RAB’s list, but that game was up there for me. A-Rod’s grand slam against the Twins was also pretty big.

My father is among those convinced that it is only a matter of time before Hal and Hank Steinbrenner sell the team. I hope he’s wrong, but it is good to know that at least for right now nothing is going to change.

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