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MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann Off Market, Stephen Strasburg Available; Yankees Could Inquire
January 20th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Less than 24 hours ago, it was reported that the Washington Nationals landed Max Scherzer and signed him to a seven-year, $210 million deal and have all but made themselves the favorites again in the National League East and perhaps the early favorites for the 2015 World Series. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier in the...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Seriously Pursuing Cole Hamels
January 19th, 2015 at 3:56 PM
If you were hoping the New York Yankees were going to pursue Cole Hamels this offseason in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, you can pretty much put that thought to bed. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that while the Yankees have inquired about the Phillies ace, they are not...

MLB Hot Stove: Max Scherzer to Nationals, Yankees Should Inquire on Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
January 19th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
On late Sunday night; or early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals won the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer, as they landed the now former Detroit Tigers ace on a seven-year deal worth around $180 million. ***PHOTO1*** With Scherzer now officially off the market, it potentially puts either free agent to be Jordan Zimmermann...

Washington Nationals Sign Max Scherzer to 7-Year Deal Worth Over $180 Million
January 19th, 2015 at 12:24 AM
The prize of the free agent market, especially the pitching market, is finally off it, and he's going to get paid like one of the top pitchers in the sport. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news on Sunday that it was the Washington Nationals who...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Close to Deal, Nationals Seen as Favorites
January 18th, 2015 at 4:58 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET The Yankees seem to have been telling the truth when making it clear they wouldn't pursue Max Scherzer, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports the team never made a bid on Scherzer: There were some thoughts that the Yankees might be posturing in order...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Cardinals ‘Out’ on Max Scherzer Chase; Further Keeps Yankees in Mix
January 18th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
This past week, the Detroit Tigers all but took themselves out of the mix for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer when general manager Dave Dombrowsi all but said they were done looking to upgrade their rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Now, another team, one that had reported interest, has taken themselves out of the mix...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Tigers Adamant on not Pursuing Max Scherzer; Keeps Yankees Around
January 16th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
It's almost a month until spring training when pitchers and catchers will have to report to camp and top free agent pitcher Max Scherzer still doesn't have a team to call home for 2015 and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** It could have to do with the high demands he and agent Scott Boras have;...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Would “Love” Max Scherzer; Tigers Seen as Favorites
January 15th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
While most of the New York Yankees' front office has denied the team's intent to sign a high-priced free agent like Max Scherzer this offseason, rumor has it the team would be thrilled to sign him. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and President Randy Levine have both said signing Scherzer is...

MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers, Red Sox, Padres, Cardinals in on Phillies’ Cole Hamels, Yankees Aren’t
January 15th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies are considering trading ace pitcher Cole Hamels this winter and there are plenty of teams interested in his services. ***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres are all viewed as the teams at the front of the race to land Hamels, while...

Hal Steinbrenner Thinks Luis Severino Can Help New York Yankees in 2015
January 15th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The future of the New York Yankees rotation lies in top pitching prospect Luis Severino, and Hal Steinbrenner thinks he could be helping the team sooner rather than later. ***PHOTO1*** Steinbrenner dropped the names of a couple of Yankees prospects when speaking to reporters, but he clearly held Severino above the rest,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Owner Doesn’t Rule Out Signing Max Scherzer
January 14th, 2015 at 5:08 PM
Hal Steinbrenner struck a slightly different tone than his general manager when speaking about increasing payroll to sign a big-name free agent this offseason. ***PHOTO1*** In the past few months, both general manager Brian Cashman and President Randy Levine have all but denounced signing a big-name pitcher like Max Scherzer, who would...

New York Yankees Avoid Arbitration with Ivan Nova; Agree to 1-Year, Non-Guaranteed Deal
January 14th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
On Wednesday, the New York Yankees decided to gamble on Ivan Nova possibly coming back to the team during the 2015 season healthy and producing. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees avoided going to arbitration with Nova and signed him to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal for the 2015 season; the team announced on Twitter. ***PHOTO2*** Nova, who...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Johan Santana Drawing Interest from New York Yankees
January 14th, 2015 at 10:47 AM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are still looking at Johan Santana with interest as he prepares to make his next start in the Venezuelan Winter League: yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday...

Scout Says Yankees’ CC Sabathia ‘Knows How to Pitch,’ Can Reinvent Himself
January 12th, 2015 at 12:42 PM
CC Sabathia isn't the same power pitcher he once was with the New York Yankees, but one scout believes the big left-hander can reinvent himself and be successful in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The noticeable dip in Sabathia's velocity has been a major issue the past few seasons, and that problem came to a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yoan Lopez Drawing Strong Interest from Yankees
January 10th, 2015 at 7:20 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:47 p.m. ET Yoan Lopez is now off the market as the Arizona Diamondbacks have scooped him up, courtesy of Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com: (Updated) Source: Yoan Lopez's deal with #Dbacks is for $8.27MM. He turned down $9MM to sign with Arizona. — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) January 13,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Tigers ‘Need to Have’ Max Scherzer Back; Gives Yankees Strongest Competition
January 10th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
First, the St. Louis Cardinals were reported to be in on Max Scherzer and were pursuing him for their starting rotation. Now, it's Scherzer's current team, the Detroit Tigers, who are apparently back in on him. ***PHOTO1*** Just a month after Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told the media at the baseball...

MLB Hot Stove: Cardinals Pursuing Max Scherzer, Cole Hamels Could Alter Yankees Plans
January 9th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
The New York Yankees have been rumored to possibly making a bigger move to land a pitcher with all of the salary that they've cleared over the last two months; which would make a ton of sense. ***PHOTO1*** A trade for Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels or the widely talked about signing...

Randy Johnson Says He Loved Playing in New York with Yankees? Could’ve Fooled Us
January 8th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
Randy Johnson must have felt really good after it was announced he would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame because he actually said he enjoyed playing for the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** History would beg to differ with Mr. Johnson. After all, it didn't take Johnson long to sour his...

New York Yankees Prospect Ty Hensley Hospitalized After Suffering Brutal Attack
January 8th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:43 p.m. ET Despite his injuries, it appears Ty Hensley will be ready for the start of the season, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: Weeks after he was allegedly assaulted, Yankeesprospect Ty Hensley is optimistic he'll be ready for spring training, his agent, Rob Martin of ICON...