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MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Pursuing White Sox’ John Danks, Rockies’ Brett Anderson

July 30th, 2014 at 8:14 PM
By Doug Rush

The New York Yankees have been tied to just about every single starter mentioned on the trade market this month. You can cross off at least two names of that very long list.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that while the Yankees did in fact contact the San Diego Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, the are not in on Chicago White Sox lefty starter John Danks, nor are they in on Colorado Rockies starter Brett Anderson.

Both Danks and Anderson are considered to be part of the mid-level trade market for starting pitchers that the Yankees could have had to settle on if they couldn't land a big-time starter, but it's quite possible that the Yankees might be eyeing the bigger names out there.

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Derek Jeter Receives Gifts from Texas Rangers in Ceremony for Yankees Captain

July 30th, 2014 at 8:01 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The latest stop on the Derek Jeter farewell tour was in Arlington, Texas, as the Texas Rangers presented the New York Yankees Captain with gifts on Wednesday night before the game.

Former Rangers Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez gave Jeter a pair of custom cowboy boots for No. 2 to enjoy after his playing days are over. Among the guests was a surprise visit from former president George W. Bush, who gave Jeter a framed picture of he and Bush:

Interestingly enough, Pudge and the Rangers are honoring Jeter on the anniversary of Rodriguez being traded to the Yankees back in 2008.

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Derek Jeter Isn’t Afraid of Chuck Norris, According to New York Yankees Fan

July 30th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Derek Jeter doesn't fear Chuck Norris.

Or at least that's what one New York Yankees fan feels, which was expressed in the form of a sign before Jeter's final game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

Erik Boland of Newsday tweeted a picture of the sign:

Norris wouldn't take too kindly to such a statement seeing as how he is the No. 1 Texas Ranger in those parts. However, maybe the legendary Norris can take a backseat for just one day in honor of The Captain.

The Ranger and The Captain: we might have a spin-off television show idea for after Jeter retires.

Better go copyright that.

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MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Join Dodgers in Chase for Padres’ Joaquin Benoit

July 30th, 2014 at 6:46 PM
By Doug Rush

While the New York Yankees have been essentially stuck in their efforts to acquire another starting pitcher before the deadline, they're looking at strengthening the back-end of a very good bullpen.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN has reported that the Yankees have joined in on the chase for San Diego Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit; the Los Angeles Dodgers have been the primary team in on the veteran reliever thus far.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Have Offered Cole Hamels to Yankees; Requesting Multiple Top Prospects in Return

July 30th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
By Doug Rush

The Philadelphia Phillies, who are one of the top sellers on the market this summer, are trying to sell off some of their trade chips before the July 31 trade deadline.

Their biggest one to date is lefty ace Cole Hamels, who would certainly help any contender in need of a durable strikeout pitcher to put near the top of their starting rotation. The Phillies, who were once hesitant in dealing Hamels, have now not only put him on the trade block, but have offered him to the New York Yankees, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Wednesday.

"The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion yet that any of the other teams have realistic hope to land Hamels."

Heyman did mention though, that the Phillies aren't that keen on the idea of trading away their best pitcher, which is why the Phillies and GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. has demanded multiple top prospects in order to land Hamels.

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