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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,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Astros Out of the Running for Andrew Miller; Yankees Likely the Favorites
December 4th, 2014 at 1:21 AM
Late Wednesday night, it was reported that tne New York Yankees were among at least two or three teams that were finalists for Baltimore Orioles reliever Andrew Miller. ***PHOTO1*** The two other teams; the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, although the Dodgers were viewed as the longshot and distant third,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Dodgers, Astros to Battle Yankees in Pursuit for Andrew Miller
December 1st, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Earlier in the day, it had been reported that the New York Yankees were strongly pursuing Baltimore Orioles left handed reliever Andrew Miller and were doing so in case they lost their current closer, David Robertson, to free agency. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees won't have it that easy though, as they will get...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees in Serious Pursuit of Orioles’ Andrew Miller; Could Get 4 Years
December 1st, 2014 at 9:33 AM
The New York Yankees have been preparing for the possible departure of David Robertson, but they have someone in mind to take his place just in case that does happen. ***PHOTO1*** Buster Olney of ESPN New York reported early Monday morning that the New York Yankees are in serious pursuit of Baltimore...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Have Discussed Signing Pirates, Angels Closer Jason Grilli
November 22nd, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The New York Yankees are preparing themselves in case their closer David Robertson decides to take more money elsewhere on the free agent market and bolt out of the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Considering Robertson is looking for the kind of money Jonathan Papelbon got three years ago with the Philadelphia Phillies, Robertson may...

New York Yankees Trade Francisco Cervelli to Pittsburgh Pirates for Lefty Reliever Justin Wilson
November 12th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing themselves in case they lose Russell Martin to free agency and they've turned to an old trade partner for catching depth in case Martin bolts the Steel City. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday night, the Pirated acquired Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for lefty reliever...

New York Yankees, Reliever Andrew Bailey Agree to New Minor League Deal
November 7th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
This past winter, the New York Yankees signed Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal which had an option for the 2015 season; something the Yankees attached to it because it was unlikely he would pitch in the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Bailey was coming off surgery for a torn labrum in his...

New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances a Finalist for American League Rookie of the Year
November 5th, 2014 at 7:43 AM
While Dellin Betances is awaiting to see if the New York Yankees will re-sign closer David Robertson or if he bolts out of town for a chance to close elsewhere, he's got a chance to win an award following his rookie season. ***PHOTO1*** Betances was named a finalist on Tuesday for the...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances Make All-Rookie Team
October 12th, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Baseball America came out with its annual All-Rookie Team and there were two Yankees who made the cut: starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and reliever Dellin Betances. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka was one of five starters named to the squad, while Betances was the lone reliever. Here is BA's write-up on each player: The Yankees’ $155 million...

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 Free Agency Rumors: Orioles LHP Andrew Miller a Potential Option for New York Yankees
October 7th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
The New York Yankees haven't had muck luck with their left-handed reliever options over the last couple of years. ***PHOTO1*** There was World Series hero Damaso Marte, who could barely stay healthy during his time with the team. Pedro Feliciano got a two year deal, but he never pitched a single inning...

Joba Chamberlain Trims Beard After Detroit Tigers are Eliminated from Postseason
October 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Joba Chamberlain has finally decided to tame his wild beard after eight strong months of growth while pitching for the Detroit Tigers. ***PHOTO1*** Joba started growing the beard following his departure from the New York Yankees in 2013 and allowed it to get lumberjack style over the course of the 2014 campaign. But...

Joe Girardi Thinks Dellin Betances is Ready to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015
September 28th, 2014 at 8:57 AM
If David Robertson leaves in free agency after the 2014 season, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes Dellin Betances is ready to step up and take over the job. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson will likely be offered a one-year qualifying offer that could pay him upwards of $15 million, per George A. King...

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances Shut Down for Rest of Season
September 27th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever and 2014 breakout star Dellin Betances has been shut down for the final two games of the 2014 season after reaching his innings limit. ***PHOTO1*** David Lennon from Newsday has the latest: Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees — David Lennon (@DPLennon)...

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Chaz Roe Off Waivers from New York Yankees
September 25th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Chaz Roe's time with the New York Yankees was a very short one and now, he's on to his fourth team in less than two years. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees acquired Roe from the Miami Marlins on August 31 for bullpen help, but he wasn't that effective when he came into pitch. In...

New York Yankees’ Shawn Kelley Felt Disrespected by Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista
September 20th, 2014 at 9:42 AM
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has upset the horse head man. Shawn Kelley wore a horse head one day. The @Yankees haven't lost since (via @TheBuzzeronFOX pic.twitter.com/lzQbox2oQs — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 26, 2014 New York Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley is upset with Bautista for his home run celebration after...