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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Kenta Maeda Won’t Be Posted; Yankees Lose Out on Pitching Option
December 18th, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Last year, the New York Yankees made a bid; seven years and $155 million worth, plus a $20 million posting fee, to land Masahiro Tanaka from Japan, and some thought they would make another play for the next big Japanese pitcher to come over to America in Kenta Maeda. ***PHOTO1*** That however,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Currently not Pursuing Jason Grilli; Communication Kept Open
December 18th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reported that the Yankees are "keeping communications open" between themselves and Grilli, according to his agents. "We last spoke during the (Winter Meetings) and the door is still open to discussions," said Xavier D. James, who co-represents Grilli with retired outfielder Gary Sheffield. "We will...

New York Yankees Sign INF Cole Figueroa to Minor League Deal, Re-Sign Jose Campos
December 18th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The New York Yankees added potential infield depth by signing Cole Figueroa to a minor league deal. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports the Yankees made the move to sign the 27-year-old, who has experience playing at shortstop, third base and second, with a little experience playing the corner outfield spots. Figueroa's...

New York Yankees Desperately Need Hiroki Kuroda to Return for 2015 Season
December 17th, 2014 at 5:19 PM
Earth to Hiroki Kuroda: the New York Yankees need you. ***PHOTO1*** It has been an incredibly quiet offseason for the 39-year-old Japanese star, who has yet to make a decision about what his future holds. Kuroda could simply retire and never pitch again for any team, or he could choose to return for...

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Closer Sergio Romo to 2-Year, $15 Million Deal, Yankees Had Interest
December 17th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
With the departure of David Robertson to the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees were giving serious consideration to alternative options for the closer role in case Dellin Betances wasn't able to handle the duties. ***PHOTO1*** One option the Yankees gave consideration to was San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo, but...

David Robertson’s New Beard Symbolizes End of Era with New York Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
David Robertson is now a member of the Chicago White Sox, and to prove he is no longer a member of the New York Yankees, D-Rob is sporting a new beard that he wasn't able to grow as a member of the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson signed a four-year pact with his...

Chase Headley Turned Down More Money to Stay in New York
December 17th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four year, 52 million dollar contract. However, before Headley was signed, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that Headley had a four year 65 million dollar offer on the table. Headley therefore took approximately 13 million dollars less to remain a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Oakland A’s Made ‘Competitive Bid’ on Chase Headley Before Re-Signing with Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Before the New York Yankees brought back third basemen Chase Headley on a four-year, $52 million deal, there were several teams interested in his services. ***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco Giants, Miami Marlins and Houston Astros all had interest in him up until his signing; the Toronto Blue Jays did until they traded...

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Beat Chase Headley for New York Yankees’ 3B Job in 2015
December 17th, 2014 at 1:27 PM
Alex Rodriguez might be the only person on the planet who still thinks he can play everyday. It's true the embattled New York Yankees star still thinks he can man the hot corner and beat out Chase Headley for the starting job in 2015, showing true delusion at its finest. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez...

Chris Capuano Guaranteed Spot in New York Yankees’ Rotation, Says GM Brian Cashman
December 17th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 17 at 4:24 p.m. ET Chris Capuano had an opportunity to play in Japan if the Yankees didn't come calling, but the 36-year-old left-hander decided to stay in the Bronx once he was offered a contract, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I love Japan, but if you get the...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Alex Rodriguez: We Look Forward to Him Being a Tremendous DH
December 16th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
On Monday, the New York Yankees solidified their infield with the signing of third basemen Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million deal, which now makes him the everyday third basemen. ***PHOTO1*** Headley takes the reigns of the returning Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended for the entire 2014 season and was one...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Shares Secret on How to Avoid Bad Press
December 16th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was never removed from his perch atop the New York sports world during his 20-year career in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the former Yankees Captain had a very simple recipe to avoid bad press from the sometimes overwhelming media in the Big Apple. What was...

New York Yankees Re-Sign Lefty Chris Capuano to 1-Year, $5 Million Deal
December 16th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Not too long ago, it had looked like Chris Capuano might have been heading towards playing baseball in Japan. Instead, he'll not only remain in the United States, but the Bronx for a second season. ***PHOTO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network has reported that the Yankees will re-sign Capuano to a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Had Interest in Brett Anderson Before Signing with Dodgers
December 15th, 2014 at 8:29 PM
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers added the fifth and final part of their rotation when they signed former Colorado Rockies and Oakland A's lefty starter Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Anderson, who was once a top lefty pitcher in the Oakland system but eventually moved on from...

Former Yankees Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras Allegedly Ripped-Off in Money Scam
December 15th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and pitcher Jose Contreras claim they are the victims of a multimillion dollar money scam that has cost each player a significant piece of their career earnings. ***PHOTO1*** The two former players have filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez, two Cuban-American...

Yankees’ Chase Headley Doesn’t Expect Any Friction with Alex Rodriguez in 2015 Season
December 15th, 2014 at 6:31 PM
On Monday, the New York Yankees made their latest big signing of the winter when they brought back starting third basemen Chase Headley on a four-year, $52 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Headley will now be the everyday third basemen for the 2015 season and beyond, and will assume the duties that Alex Rodriguez...

Do the New York Yankees Need Chase Headley to Approach His 2012 Production Levels?
December 15th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees addressed the incessant uncertainty surrounding Alex Rodriguez by resigning Chase Headley to a four year contract. The soon-to-be 40 Rodriguez cannot be relied upon for much these days, except for a juicy tabloid headline now and then. Brian Cashman wisely chose to invest in a player...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Optimistic About Mark Teixeira’s Health
December 15th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is apparently a very optimistic person because he actually believes Mark Teixeira will be able to stay healthy in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** This after a 2014 campaign that saw Teixeira play in 123 games while battling wrist problems and other minor issues that have turned the...

New York Yankees’ Chase Headley Deal Blocks Prospects from Regular Playing Time
December 15th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
As the New York Yankees finalize their four-year deal with third baseman Chase Headley, the pact ends any hope of regular playing time for one of the organization's top young prospects. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that Headley signs will be worth $52 million and was first reported on by Jon Heyman of CBS...

New York Yankees, Chase Headley Agree to 4-Year, $52 Million Deal: Report
December 15th, 2014 at 11:07 AM
After weeks of negotiating and back and forth reports, the New York Yankees appear to be on the verge of bringing back their starting third basemen for the 2015 season and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports broke the news first that the Yankees are on the verge of closing in...