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MLB Rumors: Yankees, Alex Rodriguez Set for Battle Over Performance Clauses
January 25th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
If you thought New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was going to collect his bonus for passing Willie Mays easily, you may want to think again. ***PHOTO1*** A report by Teri Thompson, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees and A-Rod could battle over...

New York Yankees and Players Fail to Recognize Ernie Banks’ Death at Age 83
January 24th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
A true Major League Baseball legend passed away on Friday when Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died at the age of 83, but if you were following the New York Yankees on social media, you wouldn't have known anything happened. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the team has been absolutely silent on the passing...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Attended Hector Olivera Workout Last Week in DR
January 24th, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Cuban import Hector Olivera held a workout last week in the Dominican Republic with about 200 scouts in attendance, and the New York Yankees were indeed one of the interested parties. ***PHOTO1*** Olivera, who is 29 years old and figures to be a second baseman in Major League Baseball, has drawn interest...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Sued for Spying on E-Mails, Trying to Commit Mistress
January 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has more than just on-the-field problems in 2015, as his alleged former mistress, Louise Meanwell, is filing a lawsuit against the Yanks' front office man. ***PHOTO1*** The suit says that Cashman not only hacked and spied on Meanwell's e-mails, but he also contacted the woman's...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Meets Secretly with MLB Commish Rob Manfred
January 24th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Yankees Turned Down A-Rod "Goodwill" Meeting (UPDATE: Sunday, January 25 at 9:43 a.m. ET) ***PHOTO3*** While the MLB Commish was apparently open to meeting with A-Rod to discuss their issues and put their problems to bed, the Yankees weren't so open to such a meeting. Teri Thompson, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of...

Yankees News & Notes: Yogi Berra Talks Deflategate, Bird No. 3 1B Prospect and More
January 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Here are a few tidbits from the New York Yankees Universe. ***PHOTO1*** Yogi Talks Deflategate Yogi Berra's Yogisms are always classics, and recently the Yankees legend applied one to the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, lovingly known as "Deflategate." Yogi's granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, had a quote from her gramps talking about the Patriots: Gramp...

Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

John Sterling Says He Lost New York Yankees World Series Rings in Apartment Fire
January 22nd, 2015 at 3:56 PM
UPDATE: Michael Kay Interviews John Sterling (January 22 at 4:40 p.m. ET) John Sterling was a guest on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio and spoke in detail about the devastating fire that destroyed his home, while explaining how fortunate he is to have so much support from the Yankees...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

Barry Bonds is Alex Rodriguez’s Tutor for Comeback Attempt with New York Yankees
January 20th, 2015 at 11:04 PM
I kid you not. ***PHOTO1*** In what will make every baseball fan (A-Rod supporter or not) gasp, there is a report out there that says Barry Bonds is Alex Rodriguez's tutor as the embattled 39-year-old continues to make his way back to Major League Baseball. The San Francisco Chonicle's John Shea relays this...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees, Yoan Moncada Held Private Workout
January 20th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 7:59 p.m. ET Earlier in the day we found out that the Yankees and Yoan Moncada had a private workout. Along with the Yankees, Moncada has also worked out for several other teams already, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com: According to industry sources, Moncada, 19, has held...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Seriously Pursuing Cole Hamels
January 19th, 2015 at 3:56 PM
If you were hoping the New York Yankees were going to pursue Cole Hamels this offseason in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, you can pretty much put that thought to bed. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that while the Yankees have inquired about the Phillies ace, they are not...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Close to Deal, Nationals Seen as Favorites
January 18th, 2015 at 4:58 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET The Yankees seem to have been telling the truth when making it clear they wouldn't pursue Max Scherzer, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports the team never made a bid on Scherzer: There were some thoughts that the Yankees might be posturing in order...

Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long Voices Frustration with Yankees for Being Fired
January 17th, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long was none too happy about being fired by his old club as he prepares to embark on his new job as the hitting coach of the Mets. ***PHOTO1*** After a horrid season offensively, the Yankees decided to part ways with Long, who was the...

Jorge Posada not Happy New York Yankees Assigned Wife Laura No. 2 Jersey
January 16th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET Well, the mystery has been solved as to why Jorge Posada's wife Laura was assigned Derek Jeter's No. 2 as opposed to Jorge's No. 20 at the Yanks' women's mini-fantasy camp. It turns out there was a simple error in the paperwork, as Laura...

New York Yankees’ Carlos Beltran Talks Elbow, Age, and Having Something to Prove
January 16th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran had a rough first season in pinstripes, which ultimately ended with him receiving elbow surgery to remove bone chips that affected him all season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees and Beltran made the wrong decision on his injury in 2014. Instead of opting for surgery earlier in the...

MLB Rumors: Alex Rodriguez Thinks New York Yankees’ 3B Job is His to Lose
January 15th, 2015 at 7:48 PM
Never mind what New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said, Alex Rodriguez still thinks the third base job is his job to lose in spring training. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees' brass, particularly Cashman, have made it quite clear A-Rod will not be the team's everyday third baseman in 2015 and that...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Would “Love” Max Scherzer; Tigers Seen as Favorites
January 15th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
While most of the New York Yankees' front office has denied the team's intent to sign a high-priced free agent like Max Scherzer this offseason, rumor has it the team would be thrilled to sign him. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and President Randy Levine have both said signing Scherzer is...

Hal Steinbrenner Thinks Luis Severino Can Help New York Yankees in 2015
January 15th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The future of the New York Yankees rotation lies in top pitching prospect Luis Severino, and Hal Steinbrenner thinks he could be helping the team sooner rather than later. ***PHOTO1*** Steinbrenner dropped the names of a couple of Yankees prospects when speaking to reporters, but he clearly held Severino above the rest,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Owner Doesn’t Rule Out Signing Max Scherzer
January 14th, 2015 at 5:08 PM
Hal Steinbrenner struck a slightly different tone than his general manager when speaking about increasing payroll to sign a big-name free agent this offseason. ***PHOTO1*** In the past few months, both general manager Brian Cashman and President Randy Levine have all but denounced signing a big-name pitcher like Max Scherzer, who would...