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Andrew Bailey Expects to Compete for Spot on New York Yankees’ 2015 Roster
February 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Reliever Andrew Bailey has endured a long road to recovery after shoulder surgery and he is now ready to compete for a spot on the New York Yankees' roster in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Bailey hasn't pitched in a game since 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and has spent last season as a...

Yankees Headlines Roundup: Jared Burton Signed, Jason Giambi, Jeter on SNL Special
February 16th, 2015 at 6:53 PM
Here are some of the latest headlines from the New York Yankees Universe. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees Sign RHP Jared Burton Jared Burton and the Yankees have agreed on a minor-league deal, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: The Yankees have agreed to terms with right-hander Jared Burton on a Minor League contract that includes an invitation...

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...

Projected Arbitration Salaries for Yankees’ Pineda, Eovaldi, Nova and Carpenter
January 14th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 9:05 a.m. ET The Yankees have now locked up all of their arbitration-eligible players with the signings of Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: Carpenter and the club agreed at $1.275 million, while Eovaldi will earn $3.3 million and Pineda will receive $2.1...

Yankees Acquire Chris Martin from Rockies for Cash; DFA Gonzalez German
January 14th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 5:36 p.m. ET After designating reliever Gonzalez Germen for assignment following the trade for reliever Chris Martin with the Colorado Rockies, the Yankees have now turned around and traded Germen to the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash, per the Rangers' VP of Communications, John Blake: Rangers...

Taking a Look at David Carpenter and the Manny Banuelos Trade
January 5th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos was once regarded as one of the jewels of the New York Yankees farm system. Three or four years ago, it would be inconceivable that the Yankees would trade him for a relief pitcher. The great Mariano Rivera described Banuelos as the greatest pitching prospect he had ever...

Yankees Take Page from Royals Run with Trade for Bullpen Help in David Carpenter, Chasen Shreve
January 1st, 2015 at 6:39 PM
While the entire sports world was watching the Rose Bowl between Oregon and Florida State, Brian Cashman was busy making a deal that gives an already revamped bullpen a much different look for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos, the once highly-regarded pitching prospect for the New York Yankees, was dealt to...

New York Yankees Trade Manny Banuelos to Braves for David Carpenter, Chasen Shreve
January 1st, 2015 at 5:54 PM
Well, so much for Manny Banuelos being a possibility for the New York Yankees rotation in 2015, as the one time member of the "Killer B's" has found a new home. ***PHOTO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network has reported that the Yankees have traded Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers...

Shawn Kelley Hints New York Yankees Have More Moves Coming After Trade with Padres
December 29th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
The most common question after the New York Yankees pulled the trigger on a deal that sent reliever Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres for prospect Johnny Barbato was: is there something bigger in the works for the Bronx Bombers? ***PHOTO1*** Well, according to Kelley himself, general manager Brian Cashman admitted...

New York Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley to San Diego Padres for Johnny Barbato
December 29th, 2014 at 2:21 PM
UPDATE: Monday, December 29 at 5:27 p.m. ET Brian Cashman reacts to the trade for Johnny Barbato, per John Harper of the New York Daily News: Barbato was shut down in Double-A late last season because of elbow. Cashman said he "may need TJ (surgery) at some point.'' — John Harper (@NYDNHarper) December...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Braves Sign Jason Grilli to 2-Year, $8MM Deal, Yankees Once Had Interest
December 23rd, 2014 at 11:20 PM
If the New York Yankees are going to add some bullpen insurance for Dellin Betances as the closer, they might want to put a move on it, because another option went off the board on Tuesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves announced on late Tuesday night that they had signed former Pittsburgh...

Miami Marlins Claim Preston Claiborne Off Waivers from New York Yankees
December 23rd, 2014 at 2:35 PM
On Friday, the New York Yankees designated Preston Claiborne for assignment after they had made the trade with the New York Mets to land reliever Gonzalez German for cash considerations. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, Claiborne was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins, as Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported. Claiborne will be on...

Washington Nationals Sign Yankees Reliever Heath Bell to Minor League Deal
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Not too long ago, Heath Bell was considered to be one of the better closers in the sport. In fact, almost three years ago, he was considered one of the top closers on the market and got paid like one from the Miami Marlins. ***PHOTO1*** A lot has happened since then, specifically...

Comparing Dellin Betances’ Projections to the New York Yankees’ Recent Closers
December 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees enjoyed remarkable consistency at the closer position with Mariano Rivera. He locked down the ninth inning from 1997 to 2013 and was incredibly durable, suffering his only major injury in 2012. When Rivera tore his ACL in early 2012, Rafael Soriano took over as the Yankees'...

New York Yankees Acquire Reliever Gonzalez German from New York Mets; Preston Claiborne DFA’ed
December 19th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
On Friday afternoon, the New York Yankees and New York Mets decided to make a rare trade with one another, this one involving a young relief pitcher headed to the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees will acquire right-handed reliever Gonzalez German from the Mets in exchange fot cash considerations, as per Adam Rubin...

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...

Mariano Rivera Endorses Dellin Betances to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015 Season
December 13th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
A year ago around this time, newly retired closer Mariano Rivera had publicly endorsed his protege and student, David Robertson to become the team's next closer following his retirement from baseball after the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson cashed in on a successful 2014 season as the Yankees closer, converting 39 of 44...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Interested in Giants Closer Sergio Romo
December 10th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With the arrival of Andrew Miller and the departure of David Robertson, the New York Yankees are looking at other bullpen options to fill the void left by the now former Yankees closer. ***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees have explored the trade market, they are also looking at the free agent market too...

Comparing the Contract Years of David Robertson and Jonathan Papelbon
December 9th, 2014 at 3:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees knew they would have a giant hole to fill at the back of the bullpen with the retirement of Mariano Rivera in 2013. While it was widely acknowledged that David Robertson had the ability to be an MLB closer, he had never stepped into that role...

New York Yankees, Orioles Reliever Andrew Miller Agree to 4-Year, $36 Million Deal
December 5th, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Earlier in the day, we had said Baltimore Orioles lefty reliever Andrew Miller was nearing a decision on where he wanted to pitch in 2015. He made his decision, and he's now coming to the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees announced on Friday that they have signed Miller to a four-year,...