Girardi: 'Possible' Jeter Could Play Outfield

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says it’s “possible” Derek Jeter could move from the shortstop position at some point down the road.

“It probably all depends on how long he plays the game,” Girardi told MSG’s Jill Martin Wednesday at halftime of the Clippers-Knicks game at MSG.

“He’s our shortstop and that’s what we plan on him being…But if he plays beyond this contract it’s possible he plays somewhere else.”

The 36-year-old Yankee captain recently signed a three-year, $51 million extension with an option for a fourth year.

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Report: Jeter Getting Hitched

Derek Jeter’s days as a bachelor appear to be numbered.

The New York Post reported Sunday that the Yankees shortstop and girlfriend Minka Kelly will be married Nov. 5 on Long Island.

Kelly, 29, stars in the NBC series “Friday Night Lights.”

Acting on a tip, a reporter posing as a bride-to-be spotted an entry reading “JETER wedding” on the calendar for the Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y. Sales manager Rick Bellando insisted that a celebrity wouldn’t be listed under his real name when the reporter pointed it out.

The Oheka Castle is the second-largest private residence in the United States and recently hosted the wedding of one of the Jonas Brothers.

(The AP contributed)

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Hal Steinbrenner Has Same Feelings as Dad

NEW YORK — Hal Steinbrenner isn’t nearly as blustery or as brash as his famous father, but he still expects the same thing once October baseball begins.
 
With the Yankees about to enter the postseason for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons, Hal has the same expectations as his old man.
 
“What are our expectations? To win,” the younger Steinbrenner said Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
 

 

 

 

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Kate Hudson Watches A-Rod Make History; Bill Simmons and Mike Dunleavy Still Going at It

Kate Hudson watched from the second row next to the Mets dugout at CitiField Friday night as A-Rod hit a historic two-run homer in the Yankees’ 9-1 victory over the Mets.

She should show up to more games. I’m sure Yankee fans would appreciate it, and it can only help Alex get out of his slump. Oh by the way, Rodriguez passed non-steroid-using Yankee great Reggie Jackson and now has 564 career dingers, good for 11th all-time.

“You’re so focused on playing the game and playing it right every day that I’ve never stopped to see [who he’s passing],” Rodriguez told the Daily News. “But when you see Reggie – Reggie is such a huge name in our game and he’s also Mr. October and a close friend – it’s big.” To read more of this story, click here

Girardi Not Panicking Despite Losses

NEW YORK — Joe Girardi was reminded by a reporter Wednesday that in a bygone era, Yogi Berra was once fired as the Yankees manager after 16 games.

The year was 1985 and George Steinbrenner was changing managers the way the rest of us change underwear.

Those Yankees lost their first five games against the hated Red Sox, a Bronx tragedy that hadn’t repeated itself since Girardi’s Bombers did it again this year.

So, does Girardi worry for his job security?

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And find out who Brian Bruney is blaming for his elbow soreness.

On another note, I don’t know how Major League Baseball beat writers do it. I was out at Yankee Stadium yesterday for nine hours and I’m exhausted. The beat writers do that day after day after day. Must be very on hard on their personal lives.

Give me basketball any day. Games take two hours, and your back home or on the bar stool before the night is out.

Letterman's Top 10 Messages Left on A-Rod's Answering Machine

Top Ten Messages Left on Alex Rodriguez’s Answering Machine

10 “Hey, it’s Mark McGwire, want to get together this weekend and not talk about the past?”

9 “Joe Torre here, thanks for helping book sales.”
8 “Could you find a steroid that keeps you from choking in the playoffs?”
7 “Are you worried this will taint all the championships you didn’t win?”
6 “Hi, it’s Bernie Madoff. Nice try, but I’m still the most hated man in NYC.”
5 “Michael Phelps here, got any snacks?”
4 “Hi, this is Sammy Sosa, just pretend you don’t speak English.”
3 “Michael Phelps again, did I call you or did you call me?”
2 “Hi this is Rod Blagojevich, I’ll say you’re innocent if you say I am.”

and the Number One Message Left on Alex Rodriguez’s Answering Machine:

1 “It’s Madonna. You got a phone number for Jeter?”

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Yankees Get Their Man

The Yankees got their man.

They reached an agreement with left-handed free agent pitcher CC Sabathia, according to the New York Post.

ESPN is saying it’s for seven years and $160 million. The Yankees initially offered six years and $140 million.

Looks like the Yankees haven’t been impacted too badly by the recession.

Sabathia, 28, went 17-10 with a 2.70 ERA last season. The year before he won the AL Cy Young.

Sabathia, who was a workhorse down the stretch for the Milwaukee Brewers, is exactly what the Yankees need. A front-of-the-rotation ace who can pitch the first game of any postseason series, if the Yankees can get back there.

Sabathia joins Chien-Ming Wang and Joba Chamberlain in a rotation that was decimated by injury last season. The Yankees are also pursuing free agents A.J. Burnett and Derek Lowe. Bringing back Andy Pettitte is also an option. Youngsters Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy are still in the mix as well.

The Sabathia deals comes a day after the Mets announced a three-year, $37-million deal with closer Francisco Rodriguez.