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New York Yankes Sign Former Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s Closer Andrew Bailey to Minor League Deal
February 23rd, 2014 at 2:46 AM
The New York Yankees have found their "Plan B" for the closer spot just in case things do not work out with David Robertson in 2014. On Saturday night, the Yankees signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal, as Buster Olney of...

New York Yankees One of Seven Teams Interested in Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz
February 20th, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Ever since the news broke that New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter was going to retire from Major League Baseball following the 2014 season, everyone has wondered who could take over as the team's shortstop in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** Names like Hanley Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, Troy Tulowitzki among others have been...

New York Yankees Could Be Potential Landing Spot for New York Mets SP Johan Santana
February 20th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
As former New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to try and come back from the injuries that have plagued him in two of the last three years, the interest in his services has not died down one bit. While the Minnesota Twins have been viewed as a team that...

New York Yankees Made Offer to Stephen Drew Earlier in Offseason
February 18th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Currently, there are four teams interested in Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew; two of which are the Red Sox and the New York Mets and the other two teams identities remain unknown. One of those teams as we know is not the New York Yankees. The Yankees are sticking to...

Baltimore Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez to 4-Year, $48MM Deal; New York Yankees were Once Interested
February 17th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Three years ago, the New York Yankees nearly tried to trade for Ubaldo Jimenez at the trade deadline when he was the ace of the Colorado Rockies, but decided against it because Colorado asked for too much in a return deal. Three years later, Jimenez was the free agent pitcher that...

New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Didn’t Appreciate Robinson Cano’s Lack of Hustle
February 17th, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Ever since departing from the New York Yankees to sign a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, Robinson Cano has taken a beating from the fans all over that he left 3,000 miles behind. People feel that instead of playing for championships, a legacy and maybe a chance for...

Hanley Ramirez Could Be Viewed as Derek Jeter’s Successor at Shortstop for New York Yankees in 2015
February 15th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
There's no better time to rip off the band aid that nobody has wanted to even touch for the last couple of years; who will be the replacement for shortstop of the New York Yankees once Derek Jeter retires; which we all know now will be after the 2014 season. The...

New York Yankees Won’t Pursue Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew Despite Derek Jeter Retirement News
February 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
Derek Jeter sent shock waves around the baseball world this past week when he announced that he would be retiring from Major League Baseball after the 2014 season and with that, everyone has started to wonder who will be the next shortstop of the New York Yankees once the captain...

With Derek Jeter Set to Retire at Seasons End; Now is the Time to Sign Stephen Drew
February 12th, 2014 at 5:49 PM
      With Derek Jeter's announcement today that he would retire from baseball at the end of the 2014 season, the New York Yankees are left with a glaring hole at shortstop. The Yankee infield, which has been loaded with question marks the past two seasons, now gets the biggest one of them of...

Johan Santana Throws Off Mound: New York Yankees Among Teams Interested in Signing the Lefty
February 8th, 2014 at 12:31 AM
Adding a two- time Cy Young Award winner is never a bad idea. Former New York Met and Minnesota Twin, Johan Santana began throwing off a mound this week. Johan 34, tweeted that he " feels great". ***PHOTO1*** The latest reports had Santana returning somewhere towards mid-season. This recent tweet may prove...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

Seattle Mariners Sign Fernando Rodney to 2-Year, $14MM Deal; David Robertson Remains New York Yankees Closer for Now
February 6th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
It looks like the New York Yankees plan to have David Robertson be the closer for the 2014 season remains in tact because the one backup option they had just went off the board on Thursday. Jonah Keri of Grantland has reported that former Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney has...

New York Yankees Could End up Signing Tampa Bay Rays Closer Fernando Rodney as Insurance: Report
February 4th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Last month, the New York Yankees anointed their longtime setup man David Robertson as the team's closer for the 2014 season, as he will have the unenviable task of trying to take over for Mariano Rivera. However, there is a growing sense that some think that Robertson could end up not...

New York Yankees One of Eight Teams Interested in Kansas City Royals SP Ervin Santana
January 28th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
The New York Yankees have 80 percent of their starting rotation set for the 2014 season, yet they still remain interested in other options. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish has reported that the Yankees are one of eight teams interested in Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana; who will...

New York Yankees Again Interested in Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew: Report
January 23rd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
The New York Yankees have already spent an estimated $470 million in free agency this winter and yet, they apparently are not done with the spending spree. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN has reported that the Yankees are once again interested in Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew for...

New York Yankees Sign Masahiro Tanaka to Seven-Year, $155M Deal
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 AM
The race for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has come to an end and the New York Yankees, who were long thought to be leading the way, have come out on top. They will sign Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal that includes a fourth-year opt-out clause. As recently as Tuesday,...

New York Yankees One of Five Finalists for Free Agent Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka: Report
January 21st, 2014 at 3:25 PM
The negotiation period for teams to offer a contract with free agent Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka ends on Friday at 5p.m. with teams trying to lure the 25-year-old with a hefty contract and hopes of pitching for a championship. The New York Yankees have been all-in on Tanaka from day one...

Milwaukee Brewers Sign New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay to Minor-League Deal
January 21st, 2014 at 4:18 AM
Last week, the Milwaukee Brewers added a former Yankee player in Mark Reynolds, who signed a minor-league deal with the team. On Monday, the Brewers added a second Yankee player from 2013 to join their potential infield for 2014. The Brewers announced that they have signed former New York Yankees first...

New York Yankees Sign All Arbitration Eligible Players to One-Year Contracts
January 19th, 2014 at 12:16 AM
The New York Yankees signed all of their eligible arbitration players to one -year contracts. Outfielder Brett Gardner will garner $5.6 million, reliever David Robertson $5.215 million, starting pitcher Ivan Nova will get $3.3 million and Shawn Kelley $1.765 million. Francisco Cervelli signed a $700,000 one year non-guaranteed contract on...

New York Yankees, 4 Other Teams Have Offered Masahiro Tanaka Contract; Deal Exceeds 6 Years, $100MM
January 18th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
With less than a week left for teams to negotiate a deal with Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, teams are putting in their offers for the 25-year-old with hopes of landing him for 2014. The New York Yankees are one of five teams who have submitted an offer to Tanaka, as...