New York Yankees fans can count out any hopes that major league baseball’s bearded wonder, Brian Wilson will be landing in the Big Apple. According to Yankees beat writer, Bryan Hoch, Wilson will not entertain any offers from clubs that have facial hair rules.
After bouncing back from Tommy John surgery in 2012, Wilson spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped anchor the back-end of a shaky bullpen. Wilson pitched 30 innings for the Dodgers last season with one save, a 5.40 ERA and 4 holds. Moderate numbers for the once dominating closer as he looks to regain his former dominance.
Wilson’s beard and unexplainable antics have managed to keep him relevant, even after he was out of the game for a nearly a whole year. Wilson knows that his beard is his golden ticket to continued endorsement opportunities, TV time and appearances on crappy blogs like this one. Wilson is playing it smart and grasping onto his money-maker, because you can’t throw baseballs 90+ mph your whole life. Expect Wilson to draw some attention from the Boston Red Sox, at least we know they’re equal facial hair opportunity employers.
The MLB Network and Ken Rosenthal have reported that the New York Yankees have just acquired Seattle Mariners OF, Ichiro Suzuki. The Yankees in exchange send prospect D.J Mitchell and minor league journey man Danny Fahrquar to the M’s. With Brett Gardner seemingly out for the remainder of the season, the Yankees needed to help stabilize their already aging outfield and add a little depth.
Although Ichiro has struggled in since last season, if he can improve his batting numbers, he brings a spark and versatile dynamic to the Yankee lineup. A career .322 hitter, Ichiro is batting a respectable .261 this season. Your move Boston…
The funny side of Ichiro
Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher took out the Twins most expensive investment on Thursday, on on a take out slide into 2nd base. The slide was intended to break up the potential double play, but Nick came in a little hard on this one. Watch as Swisher comes in with a leg up slide right in Twins shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s fibula. At least Swish was sportsman like enough to pat the poor guy on the back as he retreated back to the dugout. Konnichiwa to Major League Baseball Tsuyoshi, and Sayounara to your rookie season!
This Yankee fan is ready for the Playoffs! Are you?