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MLB Free Agent Rumors: David Robertson Likely to Remain with New York Yankees in 2015
October 9th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
With Dellin Betances emergence as a dominating reliever in 2014, it made David Robertson's future with the New York Yankees in doubt, especially because he's a free agent in waiting. ***PHOTO1*** The plan likely was that the Yankees would offer Robertson a one-year, qualifying offer, Robertson would turn it down and then...

MLB Qualifying Offers Raised to $15.3 Million This Offseason; up from $14.1 Million Last Year
October 7th, 2014 at 5:45 PM
Over the last couple of years, Major League Baseball has raised how much the qualifying offers have been for free agents who are eligible to receive them. This winter, they will be raised again for those eligible to receive one. ***PHOTO1*** The league announced on Tuesday that the qualifying offers teams can...

Yankees’ David Robertson: Alabama’s Nick Saban is Better Leader than Joe Girardi
October 2nd, 2014 at 2:45 PM
It's no secret that current New York Yankees closer and impending free agent David Robertson is a huge University of Alabama fan, being that he's from the state, attended the college and played his baseball there before coming to the majors and loves their football program. ***PHOTO1*** So while appearing on a...

New York Yankees’ David Robertson on Blown Save to Orioles: I Pitched Like Crap
September 15th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
On Sunday night, the New York Yankees had a chance to earn a split with the first place Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards; a split that would have given them a lot more confidence heading into the final two weeks of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Brian McCann had just hit a go-ahead home...

Jesus Montero Shut Down by Seattle Mariners After Ice Cream Throwing Incident
August 30th, 2014 at 9:24 AM
Jesus Montero, who was in the minors rehabbing an oblique injury, will not play another game in the minors or for the Seattle Mariners this season after an altercation he had with a scout that was reported on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** The Mariners will now shut Montero down for the remainder of the...

Former New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)
August 20th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
You can now say the Core Four of the New York Yankees have all taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. ***PHOTO1*** Jorge Posada was the first one who started the challenges to some of his former teammates, as he got Andy Pettitte to take...

Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Could Be Potential Suitor for Oakland A’s Jim Johnson
June 8th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Not too long before the 2014 MLB Draft, the Oakland A's nearly had a deal to trade former closer Jim Johnson to the Miami Marlins for an early round draft pick, but the deal never happened and Johnson remained with Oakland. ***VIDEO1*** With a month to go until the non-waiver trade deadline...

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances Makes David Robertson Trade Possible
June 3rd, 2014 at 4:25 PM
The New York Yankees need some serious help and they need it right away, so is David Robertson a viable trade chip for the team to use in order to get that help? ***VIDEO1*** Robertson has recently become expendable in the wake of Dellin Betances' meteoric rise to fame. Betances is already...

New York Yankees Need to Make Dellin Betances the Team’s New Closer Over David Robertson ASAP
June 2nd, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Most people thought David Robertson would make a fine closer taking the place of Mariano Rivera this season after spending the last couple of seasons as his setup man and learning from him. ***VIDEO1*** Although it hasn't been the perfect transition from the greatest closer to ever put on baseball spikes to...

New York Yankees David Robertson on Ninth Inning Implosion: ‘It was a Bad Day’
June 1st, 2014 at 11:14 PM
New York Yankees rookie, Chase Whitley was impressive for five innings against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The Yankee bullpen tookover and was solid the rest of the way, until the game's final frame. The Yankees turned to closer David Robertson in the ninth and handed the game over to...

Dellin Betances Talks New York Yankees’ Closer Job, David Robertson
June 1st, 2014 at 6:06 PM
Dellin Betances is being crowned as the next New York Yankees closer and the 26-year-old spoke about the prospect of getting the job, whether sooner or later, after the Yanks' loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** According to Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal, Betances was nothing but humble about...

David Robertson Thriving as Closer for New York Yankees in Year After Mariano Rivera’s Retirement
May 19th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
For years, everyone would wonder how the New York Yankees would be able to deal with Mariano Rivera's potential retirement and leaving the team, which he did at the conclusion of the 2013 season. ***VIDEO1*** In 2014, it's been David Robertson who was given the closer's job following Rivera's retirement and so...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Rips Robinson Cano, Praises Dustin Pedroia
May 6th, 2014 at 8:36 AM
***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera has never been one to criticize his teammates, both past or present, but The Sandman has some scathing remarks to make about his former New York Yankees teammate, Robinson Cano. The comments come in Rivera's new book, "The Closer" which comes out on Tuesday and in it he praises...

Detroit Tigers, Joel Hanrahan Agree to Terms on Deal, New York Yankees were Interested
May 2nd, 2014 at 11:53 AM
The New York Yankees were heavily in the mix for former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan and were looking to add him to their bullpen, but they were beaten out for his services. ***VIDEO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN reported on Friday that the Detroit Tigers...

New York Yankees Have ‘Strong Interest’ in Former Boston Red Sox Closer Joel Hanrahan: Report
April 30th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
With the New York Yankees needing to move both David Phelps and Vidal Nuno from the bullpen into the starting rotation, they are looking for potential additions for the bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees have been interested in former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, who is battling back from...

New York Yankees Activate Closer David Robertson from 15-Day DL; Option Cesar Cabral to Class-AAA Scranton
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:11 AM
The New York Yankees have been going with a make-shift bullpen over the last two weeks, but on Tuesday, they will get stronger with the return of their closer from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees have announced that they have activated David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed...

New York Yankees Interested in Joel Hanrahan; Attended Throwing Showcase on Thursday
April 18th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
The New York Yankees have continued to maintain their interest in former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan; interest that dates back to the winter from when they signed another former Boston closer; Andrew Bailey. ***VIDEO1*** Hanrahan is recovering from Tommy John Surgery and threw in a showcase for...

American League Reliever of the Year Award to Be Named After Mariano Rivera
April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Major League baseball announced yesterday they will give out a reliever award to a pitcher from the American League and National League. Previously only one pitcher was acknowledged from both leagues and the award was the MLB's Delivery Man of the Year Award. In the American League the award will be...

After Shawn Kelley’s Implosion as Closer, New York Yankees Should Try Dellin Betances in Role
April 10th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees got a second chance at what Shawn Kelley could offer them as a closer. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, they saw what he could do with a two-run lead, but this time, he was inserted into a tied game and hoping he could keep the game tied...