Category: Mike Francesa

Brian Cashman Hopes to Have Derek Jeter Back After the All-Star Break, But Expects Curtis Granderson Back in May

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

This past week the New York Yankees got an injury update they weren't hoping to hear. Derek Jeter has a small fracture in the ankle he broke in October and will now be sidelined until at least after the All-Star break. Brian Cashman gave the walking wounded report as the Bronx ...

Jim Calhoun on the End of the Big East: “We Have Been, in the Last 15 Years, the Dominant League in the Country.”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

This time of year is special for many northeastern college basketball fans because it marks the week of the Big East tournament. Some of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball duke it out for conference bragging rights. Well, now with most of the major powers in the Big East moving ...

David Wright on World Baseball Classic: “It’s No Exhibition by any Means.”

Monday, March 4th, 2013

David Wright signed his $138 million, eight-year contract extension back in December and is excited to see the young power arms the Mets are developing in spring training. For right now though, the Mets third baseman has reported to Phoenix to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. In the ...

Derek Jeter Expects to be Ready by Opening Day and Believes Playing ‘Small Ball’ Wins Championships

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Derek Jeter knew his ankle was broken in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers last October and that was the beginning of the end for the Yankees' chances of advancing to the World Series. Now the biggest key for the Yankees this season is keeping 'The Captain" ...

Mike Piazza has Moved on From his Feud With Roger Clemens and Claims He was Never Tempted to Take Steroids

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The release of Mike Piazza's autobiography occurred this week where the former catcher wanted to tell the story of his career. Piazza reveals a behind-the-scenes look at his feud with Roger Clemens, the rumors about his sexuality and his opinions on performance-enhancing substances along with a slew of other topics. Mike Piazza ...

P.J. Carlesimo Quietly Sheds Interim Tag as Nets Strive to ‘Maintain Consistency’ In January

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets are 5-1 since P.J. Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson. Apparently Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has loved what he's seen, because in the following interview Carlesimo explains how he was told he will remain as the Nets head coach for the remainder of the season. The pursuit of Phil Jackson ...

David Wright is ‘Beyond Thrilled’ to Stay with Mets, Feels Confident About Recruiting Free Agents to New York

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

It's official: David Wright has signed up to stay with the New York Mets, most likely for the rest of his career. The Mets third baseman signed his $138 million, eight-year contract -- the largest in team history -- this week. Wright has great expectations for the Mets moving forward and ...

Giants QB Eli Manning: “It’s Good To Get This Little Reality Check”

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The New York Giants had their four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday after giving up a double-digit fourth-quarter lead. Big Blue hasn't played their best football since their convincing win over the San Francisco 49ers a few weeks ago. They were able to overcome the Washington Redskins with a late ...

Joe Girardi Believes A-Rod Can Still Be Extremely Productive, Maintains That ALCS Benching Was Baseball-Related

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The New York Yankees will look back at the 2012 season and realize that it ultimately ended up being a disappointment, especially after their embarrassing performance in the American League Championship Series, where they were swept by the Detroit Tigers. This team overcame a myriad of injuries and was still ...

Joe Girardi and Yankees Relish A Hard-Fought AL East Crown, Await Wild Card Opponent

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Last Sunday afternoon the New York Yankees were in Toronto and trailing the Blue Jays by four runs in the fifth inning. It was a big turning point for the Yankees season as the team was able to come back in the game and they never bat an eyelash this ...