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MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Interested in Cuban Pitcher Yoan Lopez
November 28th, 2014 at 11:11 AM
The New York Yankees have already made their presence felt in the international market when they signed 10 of the Top 30 international free agents in the summer and the latest this past month. ***PHOTO1*** They're already trying to lure in another one in Cuban prospect infielder Yoan Moncada, who can play...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees’ Chris Capuano Interested in Pitching in Japan in 2015
November 28th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
Casey McGahee. Andruw Jones. Kevin Youkilis. What do they all have in common. Former members of the New York Yankees who went to play over in Japan the following season. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Capuano may be the next one to follow, as the 36-year-old told both Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on MLB...

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez Considered a ‘Perfect Fit’ for New York Yankees Rotation
November 25th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
In years past, the New York Yankees have never been shy about spending or making deals to make their pitching staff better, especially their starting pitching staff, which heading into 2015, is surrounded with question marks. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova all suffered tough injuries and two of them...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Once Again Listed as Possible Landing Spot for Phillies’ Cliff Lee
November 24th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
When Philadelphia Phillies lefty pitcher Cliff Lee re-injured his elbow back in the summer around the trade deadline and was ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season, most thought it would be the last time fans would hear Lee's name mentioned to trade rumors with the New York...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees are ‘Sleeping Giants’ for Tigers’ Max Scherzer; According to N.L. Executive
November 20th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Over the last 48 hours, we've heard several different reports regarding the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, they were reported to be engaging in talks for the ace and former Cy Young award winner. On Wednesday, they weren't being viewed as the team...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Expected to Land Tigers’ Max Scherzer
November 19th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Yesterday, we had reported that the New York Yankees were engaging in free agent discussions with Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Max Scherzer and some were getting the feeling that they could be the team to land him this winter. ***PHOTO1*** One of those who don't feel that the Yankees will be the...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees and Free Agent SP Max Scherzer are Talking
November 18th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
It appears the New York Yankees and their notoriously stingy owner, Hal Steinbrenner, may decide to spend some money on more than just their own free agents this winter. ***PHOTO1*** CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankes and top free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have had talks since the...

Hiroki Kuroda’s Future with New York Yankees Cloudy; Expected to Pitch in 2015
November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
While Hiroki Kuroda is expected to pitch in 2015, it isn't quite clear what team he will choose to do it with. ***PHOTO1*** One person who expects Kuroda to pitch again in 2015 is New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who said so to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: Brian Cashman said he...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees a Dark Horse for Free Agent SP Jon Lester
November 15th, 2014 at 7:45 PM
While the New York Yankees will undoubtedly look to bolster their offense before the start of the 2015 season, don't rule them out just yet in the hunt for a top-notch starting pitcher. ***PHOTO1*** Three names will garner the most attention this offseason in the starting pitching market: Max Scherzer, James Shields...

Manny Banuelos Has Chance to Make New York Yankees Starting Rotation in 2015
November 15th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Coming into spring training 2015, New York Yankees pitching prospect Manny Banuelos will have a chance to make the team's starting rotation. I still DK: Manny Banuelos pitches. I take a picture. The mystery is, I don't know who took the photo of US. #Yankees — Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) November 29, 2012 Yankees...

Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy Will Sit Back, Wait for Top Starters to Sign First Before Deciding
November 9th, 2014 at 10:22 AM
While Brandon McCarthy has said before that he would like to return to the New York Yankees, he's also looking at a potential payday this winter and isn't in a hurry to choose where he's playing next year. ***PHOTO1*** The trade that sent him from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Yankees this...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Again Listed as Trade Option for Phillies Ace Cole Hamels
November 7th, 2014 at 3:26 PM
Back in the summer, we heard Cole Hamels name attached to the New York Yankees in trade rumors quite often. Of course, the Yankees never made a move for him. ***PHOTO1*** Hamels was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs when the Philadelphia Phillies placed him there in August, but the two...

Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda Mulling Over Future Between Pitching for MLB, Japan or Retirement
November 7th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
This past week, the New York Yankees decided not to offer Hiroki Kuroda a qualifying offer, which has lead to people wondering not only about his future with the team, but his career as well. ***PHOTO1*** Kuroda, who will be 40 this winter, pitched very well for the Yankees in 2014; 11-9...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Unlikely to Extend Hiroki Kuroda a Qualifying Offer
November 2nd, 2014 at 9:26 PM
Despite the strong season in 2014 from Hiroki Kuroda, it looks like the New York Yankees may be turning the page in regards to the veteran right-hander. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that when teams are set to make qualifying offers to impending free agents this week, the Yankees...

Fans Want Tigers’ Max Scherzer to Be Signed by Yankees This Winter, According to ESPN Poll
October 27th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
While injuries may have plagued the New York Yankees pitching staff with as many as five starters hitting the disabled list this past season, the actual performance from their pitchers who were healthy was not the issue. And yet, with an 84-win season, the Yankees could always use a little...

CC Sabathia Believes He Can Dominate for New York Yankees in 2015
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
CC Sabathia may be the only person on Earth who believes he can return to his No. 1 starter form from five years ago en route to dominating opposing hitters like he used to do. ***PHOTO1*** That's what Sabathia told ESPN radio in New York on Wednesday as he spoke quite optimistically...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees’ CC Sabathia Likes Jon Lester, Would Want Him as Teammate
October 23rd, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The three biggest names on the pitching market heading into free agency are Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields. The New York Yankees are expected to pursue at least one of them to help their starting rotation that suffered a multitude of injuries in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Because he can't be offered...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Won’t Throw Off Mound Until Spring Training
October 22nd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
CC Sabathia continues to progress in his return from a degenerative knee condition that helped end his 2014 season early, but he hasn't thrown off a mound just yet and won't do so until spring training 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia explained where he is in the process to Pete Caldera of the Bergen...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia: Alex Rodriguez Can Still Produce; Contribute in 2015
October 22nd, 2014 at 12:41 AM
Alex Rodriguez already has one vocal supporter on his side in the New York Yankees locker room and club house in Mark Teixeira, who is excited to see A-Rod back on the team in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Now, he's got another one, and this time, he's got one of the leaders inside the...

New York Yankees Free Agent Target Kenta Maeda May not Be Posted
October 15th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The New York Yankees may have one less option in the starting pitching market this offseason as Japanese star Kenta Maeda may not be posted after all. ***PHOTO1*** The Hiroshima Carp were expected to post the 26-year-old right-hander to be ready to start in the majors by 2015, but now that could...