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Brian Cashman Explains Logic Behind New York Yankees Trading Shane Greene
April 19th, 2015 at 12:15 PM
New York Yankees manager Brian Cashman has been getting some flack lately for pulling the trigger on a three-team deal during the offseason that landed the Yanks shortstop Didi Gregorius and sent starting pitcher Shane Greene to Detroit. ***PHOTO1*** Now Greene has started off the season 2-0 for the Tigers without surrendering...

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...

Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Quotes Yogi Berra Twice in Letter to Fans
April 18th, 2015 at 5:59 PM
New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra's infamous quotes, or Yogiisms, have gone global. ***PHOTO1*** In a letter to Brooklyn Nets fans following the team's clinching of a playoff spot in the NBA, Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov used not one, but two quotes from the great Yankees catcher. Prokhorov not only quoted Berra twice,...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Made ‘Painful’ Shane Greene Trade Out of Desperation
April 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The New York Yankees gave up young right-hander Shane Greene in a three-team deal that landed them Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Green was shipped to Detroit. At the moment it isn't looking like a good trade as Green is off to an impressive 2-0 start and has...

Jose Peraza to New York Yankees Trade Rumor Officially Put to Bed by Atlanta Braves
April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
It has now been confirmed that the Atlanta Braves have no interest in trading one of their top prospects, second baseman Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week there were rumors swirling about the New York Yankees being interested in Peraza as they even scouted the second baseman. While that did happen, any...

Joe Girardi Teaches Newest New York Yankees Players Yogi-isms: Video
April 17th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
When you come to the New York Yankees you better know your history, and that includes knowing all the greatest quotes from Bronx Bombers legend Yogi Berra, or Yogi-isms as we like to call them. Your browser does not support iframes. Yankees On Demand brings us another classic bit involving the Yankees...

Brian Cashman Expresses Frustration with New York Yankees’ Defense to Start Season
April 17th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees thought that defense was going to be one of the last problems the team faced this season, but instead it has become on of the biggest problems. ***PHOTO1*** Through nine games, the Yanks have an astounding 11 errors, tying them for the most in Major League Baseball with...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Have Contacted Braves About Prospect Jose Peraza
April 16th, 2015 at 10:05 AM
The New York Yankees are looking to add yet another infield prospect to their Triple-A roster with the Bronx Bombers contacting the Atlanta Braves about second baseman Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the details: The Yankees have let the Braves know they have an interest...

Alex Rodriguez Reacts to Barry Bonds Saying He’d Celebrate Yankees DH’s 660th HR
April 14th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez finds support hard to come by nowadays when it comes to his pursuit of career home run No. 660. ***PHOTO1*** So when Major League Baseball great Barry Bonds threw his weight behind A-Rod in that regard, the Yankees slugger was grateful. Bonds recently spoke on the...

Alex Rodriguez Left Off New York Yankees’ Upcoming Milestone List: Photo
April 13th, 2015 at 6:12 PM
If you take a look at the New York Yankees' list of upcoming milestones for their players, you'll notice a pretty big omission from that list: Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** A-Rod is set to tie Wille Mays' career home run total of 660 with five more homers left to hit, but that is...

MLB Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Offered Craig Kimbrel to New York Yankees
April 13th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves shopped Craig Kimbrel to several teams during the offseason, with the New York Yankees being one of them. ***PHOTO1*** Kimbrel eventually ended up in San Diego after the Padres and Braves struck a deal in what was one of many moves for Padres general manager A.J. Preller this offseason. Before...

New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez Likely Headed for Arbitration Over HR Milestone Bonuses
April 11th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Yankees are not willing to pay Alex Rodriguez the bonus he is set to receive for tying Willie Mays on the all-time home run list, and it's likely the two sides will head for arbitration should Rodriguez choose to fight it. ***PHOTO1*** A-Rod is just five homers shy of...

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 Officially Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster
April 6th, 2015 at 8:30 AM
The New York Yankees have made it official and announced the 2015 Opening Day roster on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Things were pretty much settled a few days ago except for the role of backup catcher, which was finally determined on Saturday afternoon with John Ryan Murphy winning the job over fellow backstop Austin...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Never Had Velocity Problems
March 31st, 2015 at 1:30 PM
All this talk of New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances having velocity issues this spring is hogwash, according to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Along with lackluster numbers that have people concerned, Betances was also said to be throwing less heat than he did as compared to last season. Well, Cashman is here...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees Prospects Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder ‘Still Have Work to Do’
March 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is happy he signed second baseman Stephen Drew during the offseason because prospects Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder are not ready defensively. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman said so on Sunday while also praising the pair's bats, per Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog: “I know there’s a...

Felix Lopez-Yoan Moncada Story Shows New York Yankees’ Lack of Organizational Control
March 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Although the son-in-law of the late George Steinbrenner was fired weeks ago, news of it just came down on Saturday afternoon, and along with it comes embarrassing details being released about the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO2*** Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported on Saturday that the Yankees had said...

New York Yankees Fire George Steinbrenner’s Son-in-Law, Who May Have Driven Yoan Moncada Away
March 28th, 2015 at 4:34 PM
The New York Yankees have reportedly done away with George Steinbrenner's son-in-law, Felix Lopez, who is married to The Boss' youngest daughter, Jessica. ***PHOTO1*** Lopez actually held a position with the Yankees, giving him the title of "Executive Vice President/Chief International Officer." Apparently that seemingly cushy job is gone as the Yanks told...

Hal Steinbrenner Says New York Yankees Prospects Bird, Judge, Severino Possible for Majors in 2015
March 27th, 2015 at 9:03 AM
New York Yankees managing general partner and co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner sat down with Mike Francesa on WFAN radio in New York and discussed the overall state of the team in 2015. ***PHOTO2*** Among the topics covered were the young prospects in the team's organization, who drew rave reviews from the son of...

New York Yankees’ Adam Warren ‘Has a Huge Lead’ for No. 5 Starter Spot
March 25th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
Not that it should come as much of a surprise to anyone, but New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren is the favorite for the team's No. 5 starter spot, according to his own general manager. ***PHOTO2*** GM Brian Cashman said so to reporters on Wednesday, saying that Wareen has "a huge lead"...