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Yankees' Bank Finally Defeats the System

We're all tired of talking about NY payroll, but it stifles baseball hope

(Newser) - Yes, writing about the New York Yankees’ ginormous payroll is “like writing about the heat in Phoenix. We all know it’s there, and we don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” Joe Ponanski says in what he admits is a “screed.” And though... More »

Phillies Survive, Force Game 6

Philadelphia jumps on Burnett early, holds off late threat

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies kept their title defense alive tonight, jumping on New York Yankees starter AJ Burnett early then hanging on late for an 8-6 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. The Phillies trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven matchup, and head back to New York for Game 6... More »

Yankees Win 3-1, Pull Even

New York finds just enough offense against Phillies' Martinez

(Newser) - Hideki Matsui’s sixth-inning home run off old pal Pedro Martinez held up as the winning run as the New York Yankees pulled even in the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees overcame an early 1-0 deficit on solo shots by Mark Teixeira and... More »

MLB Fetes Gehrig's 'Luckiest Man' Speech at 70

(Newser) - Major League Baseball will honor the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man” retirement speech tomorrow, part of a campaign against the disease that now bears his name, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. “It’s one of the great moments in American sports and, arguably, American popular culture,... More »

Believe It or Not, Baseball Offers Frugal Lessons

Sport re-evaluates its pay structure

(Newser) - Looking at baseball, you’d think the country wasn’t in a recession—clubs are charging exorbitant ticket prices and shelling out tens of millions of dollars on top free agents. Will the bubble ever collapse? Probably not, writes Nate Silver for Esquire. MLB is, after all, a legally protected... More »

Yankees Take Scorn for (Gasp!) Spending Money

Yankees Are Doing There Job, Filling Stadiums, In It To WIn

(Newser) - Given the reaction to the Yankees' deep-pocketed acquisition of three big-name players, it's easy to assume the team is nothing less than evil personified, writes Sean Collins in Spiked. But set aside for the moment that the moves are actually a wise investment for a team that's building a new... More »

Yankees Land Big Prize Teixeira: 8 Years, $180M

New York swoops in to keep first baseman away from rival Red Sox

(Newser) - The New York Yankees snatched the off-season’s biggest remaining free-agent prize away from their rivals today, agreeing with first baseman Mark Teixeira on an 8-year contract worth about $180 million, the Post reports. The Boston Red Sox were thought to have had the inside track on the 28-year-old switch-hitter,... More »

Angels Land Slugger Teixeira

American League's best send infielder Kotchman, minor leaguer to Atlanta

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves today, a trade that further bolsters the team with the best record in the major leagues. The Angels—who entered tonight's games with a whopping 11½-game lead in the American League West and are clearly... More »

Kotsay's Double Gives Braves Win Over A's

(Newser) - Mark Kotsay knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a two-out RBI double, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night for their eighth straight home victory. The loss was a season-high fourth in a row for the A's, who have dropped six of... More »

Braves' Road Woes Continue

(Newser) - Tom Gorzelanny shook off Mark Teixeira's two-run homer in the first inning to shut out Atlanta during the rest of his 7 1-3 innings, Jason Bay homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended the Braves' road woes with a 5-2 victory tonight. Gorzelanny (3-3), skipped over for a start because of... More »

Jurrjens Sharp for 7 Innings to Help Braves Sweep Dodgers

As Braves beat Los Angeles 6-1

(Newser) - Jair Jurrjens pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Mark Teixeira homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles 6-1 Sunday for their first sweep of the Dodgers in eight years. The Braves gave up a total of only three runs in defeating the Dodgers three times. Atlanta's last sweep over... More »

Braves Beat Dodgers for 3rd Straight Win

James returns from minors to pick up his first victory

(Newser) - Chuck James did a good impression of Tom Glavine. Just hours after coming back from the minors, James allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta bullpen shut down the Dodgers, leading the Braves past Los Angeles 4-1 today for their third straight victory. Mark Teixeira's two-run single highlighted... More »

Smoltz, Teixeira Lift Braves Past Mets

Atlanta relievers combine to make lead hold up

(Newser) - Johan Santana was sharp. The New York Mets just couldn't do much against John Smoltz and the Braves bullpen. Smoltz pitched five scoreless innings in his season debut and Atlanta beat New York 3-1 on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series. Santana (0-1) gave up only... More »

Teixeira Has Brave New Start

Atlanta's acquisition collects three-run homer, 4 RBIs in 12-3 rout of Houston

(Newser) - Slugger Mark Teixeira was a smash in his first Atlanta performance last night, chalking up a three-run blast to lead the Braves to a 12-3 win over Houston. Teixeira, whom Atlanta nabbed in a multi-player deal with Texas this week, was 1-4 with a walk and 4 RBIs, an inaugural... More »

Yanks Deal Proctor to Dodgers

NY picks up much-needed backup infielder in Betemit

(Newser) - The Yankees dealt reliever Scott Proctor to the Dodgers yesterday, in exchange for infielder Wilson Betemit. Proctor, who will likely be replaced by minor-league righty Edwar Ramirez, had struggled in the Bronx, giving up four home runs in his last six outings. The Yanks are hoping to add depth to... More »

Exit Texas for Teixeira?

Rangers 1B to be shipped to Atlanta for prospects in mid-season's biggest move

(Newser) - The Braves are close to a deal with the Rangers for slugger Mark Teixeira, who will correct a power outage at first base. The Rangers will receive a handful of prospects, including majors-ready catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. With Brian McCann installed long-term behind the plate, the Braves could afford to lose... More »

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