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MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Take Closer Look at Cuban 2B Andy Ibanez
May 1st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Yankees decided to take a closer look at Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez over the weekend. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks already attended a workout for Ibanez back in April in Miami along with other teams, but that was the extent of their interest until now. However Dan Martin of the New...

New York Yankees Interested in Cuban Second Base Prospect Andy Ibanez
April 19th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees had their eyes on another second base prospect on Saturday, Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez held a workout on Saturday in Miami and the Yankees were in attendance, per George A. King III of the New York Post: The Yankees had eyes on Andy Ibanez on Saturday in...

Alex Rodriguez Can Help New York Yankees with International Recruiting After Career is Over
April 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Alex Rodriguez might actually be useful to the New York Yankees after his playing days are over. ***PHOTO1*** We learned a lot about A-Rod over the past few weeks. He can still play baseball at the ripe-old age of 39, he's solid at his new position, first base, and he has a fanbase...

New York Yankees Release Jared Burton and His Mustache from Minor League Contract
March 26th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Reliever Jared Burton sported a fantastic mustache while trying out for the New York Yankees roster, but it simply wasn't enough to get him on the team. ***PHOTO2*** The Yanks have granted Burton an unconditional release from his minor-league deal, which he signed during the offseason: ***PHOTO1*** Burton was vying for a spot in...

New York Yankees Sign 1st Baseman Mat Gamel to Minor League Contract
March 6th, 2015 at 5:28 PM
The New York Yankees added another first baseman to their system on Friday when they signed former Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Mat Gamel to a minor league contract. ***PHOTO1*** The news of the Yankees signing the 29-year-old comes from Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk. Gamel, who bats from the left side of the...

Luis Tiant Helped Boston Red Sox Take Yoan Moncada from New York Yankees
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
While the New York Yankees did their best to recruit 19-year-old Cuban stud Yoan Moncada, it was a Boston Red Sox legend who was the difference in him signing in Beantown. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox used former starting pitcher Luis Tiant in the recruiting process for Moncada, while the Yankees used Orlando...

Andrew Miller Took Less Money to Play for New York Yankees Over Houston Astros
March 1st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It wasn't by a whole lot, but New York Yankees reliever Andrew Miller took less money to go to the Bronx as opposed to taking the more lucrative deal with a rebuilding Houston Astros team. ***PHOTO1*** The difference in total salary was "only" about $4 million; although in reality Miller will be...

Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino Claims His Team Isn’t “Yankee-Like”
February 25th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Larry Lucchino, CEO of the Boston Red Sox, adamantly maintained that his team was different from the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The Red Sox have recently spent over $300 million acquiring new players, with the most recent addition being prized Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada. Lucchino was the executive who...

The New York Yankees Picked the Wrong Time to Be Frugal
February 23rd, 2015 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO2*** The New York Yankees could only watch today as prized Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada took his talents to Boston. Moncada was supposed to be the future for the Yankees. He was supposed to bolster the farm system and lead a new generation of prospects. Instead, it's likely that the...

Sticking to His Guns: Brian Cashman’s Offseason Thus Far
February 12th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees entered the 2014 offseason with the same bland rhetoric they usually emphasize before free agency. They said that they would take a look at ways to improve the roster. The Yankees gave no indication that they would be in on the big free...

MLB Hot Stove: Cuban Yoan Moncada to Field Offers Over Next 2 Weeks, Should Decide Soon
February 11th, 2015 at 12:56 PM
With spring training upon us, the sweepstakes for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada have started to warm up and now that he's free to sign anywhere he'd like, it's a full on battle between teams for his services. ***PHOTO1*** It's no secret the New York Yankees want Moncada, as they've passed on every...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Ex-Braves’ Brandon Beachy Listed as ‘Should-Sign’ Option for Yankees
February 11th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
With a little over a week until the start of spring training for teams, one of the biggest question marks heading in for the New York Yankees is the starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Mainly, it's due to Masahiro Tanaka's elbow, CC Sabathia's knee, Ivan Nova recovering from Tommy John Surgery and Michael Pineda...

New York Yankees Sign Former Royals Pitcher Kyle Davies to Minor League Deal
February 9th, 2015 at 1:07 PM
When some hear the name Kyle Davies mentioned, the first thing mentioned is the 500th career home run hit by Alex Rodriguez back in 2007 at Yankee Stadium. Eight years later, they'll both be in spring training looking to make comebacks together. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees signed the now 31-year-old Davies...

MLB Hot Stove: Padres Aggressively Pursuing Yoan Moncada; Planning ‘Huge Bid’: Report
February 9th, 2015 at 12:16 PM
The San Diego Padres really are trying to win the winter off-season. On Monday, they made a major move to land James Shields in free agency, signing him to a four-year deal in the $70 million range. But it looks like they aren't done just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Dodgers ‘Hesitant’ on Pursuing Yoan Moncada; Makes Yankees Potential Favorites
February 9th, 2015 at 8:27 AM
Last week, Buster Olney of ESPN had reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers were seen by some as the favorites to land Yoan Moncada, but that might be a bit premature now. ***PHOTO1*** The Dodgers, who have been one of the more active teams to add payroll over the last three seasons,...

San Diego Padres, James Shields Agree to 4-Year Deal Worth $72-76 Million
February 9th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
The chase for James Shields is officially over, and the team that was perhaps the most aggressive all winter went out and landed themselves one more piece to be competitive in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The San Diego Padres have landed James Shields and have accepted their offer, as Peter Gammons reported early Monday...

MLB Hot Stove: James Shields Has 4-Year Offer Worth $72-80 Million from Padres
February 8th, 2015 at 11:12 PM
The San Diego Padres are all in on free agent pitcher James Shields and they're apparently willing to pay a premium price to bring him near home. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Padres have made an offer of four years and anywhere in the price range of...

MLB Hot Stove: San Diego Padres Seen as the Favorites to Land James Shields
February 6th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
This past week, the speculation on whether or not the New York Yankees are on free agent pitcher James Shields has been back and forth; more of the reports have been on the passing side as opposed to the interested side. ***PHOTO1*** Several teams have been linked to Shields in the past,...

MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees: We Aren’t Bidding on James Shields
February 5th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Maybe the New York Yankees will not be on James Shields after all despite the reports that they were making a late entry into the sweepstakes for the free agent pitcher. ***PHOTO1*** Erik Boland of Newsday talked to several Yankees officials this week regarding the interest of the free agent pitcher, in...

MLB Hot Stove: Cuban Defector Yoan Moncada Expected to Sign Soon; Dodgers Seen as Possible Favorites
February 4th, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Now that Yoan Moncada is officially free to sign anywhere he likes in Major League Baseball, his decision should be coming soon with several eager teams trying to land him. ***PHOTO1*** The 19-year-old Cuban infielder who has the Yasiel Puig kind of hype surrounding him, is considered to be the top player...