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Yankees GM Brian Cashman Says Media to Blame for Big Spending Speculation
December 20th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
The New York Yankees have been linked to just about every free agent pitcher this offseason, leading to the idea that the team would land one of the big-name starters on the market. ***PHOTO1*** As of now, nothing has come to fruition and Yankees brass has done its best to shoot down...

MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees Could Still Look to Add 2nd Basemen This Winter
December 19th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Before Friday, Martin Prado was expected to be the New York Yankees starting second basemen at the beginning of the season, but the trade that sent him to the Miami Marlins ended that expectation. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, the Yankees are right where they were a year earlier when Robinson Cano bolted out of...

New York Yankees Trade for Garrett Jones is One of Insurance, Especially for Alex Rodriguez
December 19th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
On Friday afternoon, the Yankees made another roster altering move to land Garrett Jones in the deal with the Miami Marlins that sent Martin Prado and David Phelps down to Miami. ***PHOTO1*** With Jones, he adds more versatility to a lineup that needs it, especially with the age that surrounds it heading...

New York Yankees’ Garrett Jones and Wife Have Special Connection to Big Apple
December 19th, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Newly acquired New York Yankees outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones and his wife are both thrilled to be coming to New York to play for the Bronx Bombers as the pair have a special connection to the Big Apple. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that netted Jones had the Yankees also receiving starter Nathan Eovaldi...

Jimmy Rollins was Open to New York Yankees Trade Before LA Dodgers Deal
December 19th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, ending his long tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. However, the Dodgers weren't the only option Rollins had in mind. ***PHOTO1*** According to the shortstop himself, the Dodgers were his first choice, but he also would have waived his no-trade clause to...

New York Yankees Acquire Miami Marlins Pitching Prospect Domingo German in Nathan Eovaldi Trade
December 19th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees acquired a young power arm in Nathan Eovaldi in today's trade, but they were also able to acquire a top Miami Marlins pitching prospect in Domingo German. German is 22 years old and was recently ranked as the Marlins' sixth best prospect by Baseball America. German...

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 Rumors: New York Yankees to Have Competition for 2nd Base Involving Prospects
December 19th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
With the deal sending Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Miami Marlins for Garrett Jones and Nathan Eovaldi, the New York Yankees are left with a hole on the right side of their infield that they plan to fill with an open competition that will involve some of their...

Yankees Agree to Trade Martin Prado, David Phelps to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones
December 19th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. ET Yankees GM Brian Cashman has shared his thoughts on newly acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones, as well as prospect Domingo German, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman said Eovaldi "has a good arm and he's young and we felt...

New York Yankees in Dark Age, but Prospects are Light at End of the Tunnel
December 19th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
The New York Yankees have spent themselves into a corner and have very little wiggle room to improve their roster from last season. With no end in sight, this may be the norm for the next few seasons as the Yankees wait for the contracts of CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Mets, not Yankees, Discussing Potential Trade with Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki
December 19th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Ever since the summer when he called being the heir to Derek Jeter, everyone in baseball thought Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would be somehow traded to the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees though, got scared off at the remaining $114 million left on his contract over the next six seasons,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Unlikely to Target Max Scherzer This Offseason
December 19th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Last week, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that it was unlikely that the team would pursue Detroit Tigers free agent pitcher Max Scherzer because of the asking price; which was reportedly at over $200 million. ***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, Yankees team president Randy Levine confirmed that sentiment, as he said...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Interested in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki
December 18th, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Last year, Ichiro Suzuki was on the trading block for the New York Yankees, but they were unable to find any takers and because of an injury to Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano's release, it turned out to be a good thing the Yankees didn't get rid of Ichiro. ***PHOTO1*** A year...

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
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 5:13 p.m. ET New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke briefly about Hiroki Kuroda and what it would take to re-sign the soon-to-be 40-year-old, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman: No update on Kuroda. Spoke about how $ must work to add pitching. Wouldn't say...

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...