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New York Yankees and Robinson Cano Far Apart on Contract Negotiations
February 16th, 2013 at 10:56 AM
The New York Yankees have made it clear they would like to keep second baseman Robinson Cano in pinstripes for the foreseeable future, but as the two sides begin discussing a contract extension, there is a glaring obstacle between them which could lead to the All-Star hitting the open market...

Has General Manager Brian Cashman Lost His Swagger?
January 12th, 2013 at 2:19 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The first time all fans became acclimated to the "Yankee Way" was November 29, 1976.  On that day, owner George Steinbrenner signed a free agent outfielder from the Baltimore Orioles named Reggie Jackson to the tune of five years, $2.96 million.  While players such as third baseman Graig Nettles and captain/catcher...

As Free Agency Kicks into Full Gear the New York Yankees Have Many Decisions to Make
November 5th, 2012 at 12:40 PM
This past weekend Free Agents across the MLB were officially allowed to start signing.  The New York Yankees enter the offseason with 12 free agents on their roster.  After getting swept in the ALCS by the Tigers' in horrific fashion, many Yankees fans are calling for a major roster overhaul. ***PHOTO1*** Free...

Scott Boras Hints Rafael Soriano Will Opt Out of Contract with New York Yankees
October 20th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Agent Scott Boras strongly indicated that his client, Rafael Soriano, will opt out of his contract with the New York Yankees and become a free agent this offseason, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Boras will have further conversations with Soriano and the Yankees before finalizing any plans, but...

Joe Girardi Wants a Lefty DH
February 4th, 2012 at 2:10 PM
  ***PHOTO1***   With Jorge Posada retired and Jesus Montero out of the picture, the Yankees have been playing around with the idea of adding a new, big bat to their line-up.     At a charity event for childhood alopecia, Joe Girardi took some time out to speak to the New York media about his...

Brett Gardner Strikes Deal with New York Yankees to Avoid Arbitration
January 21st, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees narrowly avoid arbitration after agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.8 million.   ***PHOTO1*** Gardner was initially offered $2.4 million after asking for $3.2 million.  Although Gardner didn't get the $3.2 million he asked for, he is in for quite a raise from the $530,000...

New York Yankees Reach Agreements with David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain
January 18th, 2012 at 12:18 PM
The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain on non-guaranteed one-year contracts, which helped them to avoid arbitration. As first reported by CBSSports.com, Chamberlain will earn approximately $1.675 million and Robertson will receive $1.6 million plus $25,000 in incentives. ***PHOTO1*** According to MLB.com writer, Bryan Hoch,...

New York Yankees Turn Attention to Eric Chavez
January 7th, 2012 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** After the New York Yankees failed to sign Japanese shortstop, Hiroyuki Nakajima, they turn their attention to utility infielder, Eric Chavez.  Chavez, who was a Yankee last year, hit .263 over 175 plate appearances. It is likely that the Yankees will resign Chavez to a one year deal.  It looks as...

Hideki Okajima to Ink Deal with New York Yankees
December 28th, 2011 at 12:03 PM
 ***PHOTO1***   MLB Trade Rumors has confirmed that the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Hideki Okajima.  Word of the deal came through David Waldstein of the New York Times, who tweeted about the deal and from Sports Hochi, who believes the deal is in the final...

Boston Red Sox Aim to Lure Andruw Jones Away from New York Yankees
December 21st, 2011 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** All is quiet in Yankees Universe this holiday season. The Yankees have yet to sign a much needed starting pitcher to fill the number two spot in the rotation. Many Yankees fans assumed Brian Cashman was holding out for Yu Darvish, but when the Yankees bid less than 20 million...

New York Yankees Ink Arbitration Eligible Players Prior to Deadline
December 14th, 2011 at 12:04 PM
The New York Yankees have offered contracts to all of their unsigned players on the 40-man roster in advance of Monday's midnight deadline.  If the Yankees had decided not to offer contracts to certain arbitration eligible players, the players would have become free agents on Tuesday.    The Yankees' latest move guarantees...

Contrary to Initial Reports, New York Yankees Have Yet to Make Offer to Hiroki Kuroda
December 10th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Japanese news outlet, Sponichi, first reported the New York Yankees have offered Hiroki Kuroda a deal. Turns out, the report is FALSE.  The Yankees released a statement refuting the alleged one-year deal worth $12 million on their website Friday afternoon.  ***PHOTO1***    On the last day of the 2011 Winter Meetings, Yankees fans still had hope...

Financial Limit Spells Quiet Winter for New York Yankees
December 7th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
As it turns out the Yankees do have limits. Much to everyone's surprise, the Yankees have remained quiet at this year's Winter Meetings due to financial limitations. It was first reported that the Yankees were interested in signing Mark Buehrle then C.J. Wilson, Yu Darvish, and the list continued to...

Pitchers not on New York Yankees’ Rush Order This Winter
December 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 AM
  As Brian Cashman prepared to scale down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building in Stamford Connecticut, he held firm on his stance that pitching was the Yankees' number one priority this off season.    Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi and Yankees ownership have been playing it cool about the Yankees' pitching rotation...

With New CBA Deal, Former New York Yankees Envision Even Playing Field
November 23rd, 2011 at 11:39 AM
 ***PHOTO2*** Current Major League Baseball players are not the only ones thrilled with the New CBA deal. Former New York Yankees are also speaking highly of the new deal, which will raise the league minimum salary to $480,000 and will establish HGH testing.  Former Yankee, Mike Stanton, who played at the...

Aggressive Cashman to Meet with C.J. Wilson
November 16th, 2011 at 1:45 PM
An aggressive Brian Cashman is wasting no time when it comes to speaking with free agents. Several sources have reported that Cashman reached out to C.J. Wilson's agent, Bob Garber, to schedule a meeting with Wilson in New York possibly before the winter meetings. Cashman has been very tight lipped...

New York Yankee Robinson Cano’s New Agent Wants Options Dropped and Contract Extended
October 28th, 2011 at 6:00 AM
The first priority of the New York Yankees this off season is the securing of CC Sabathia, however it looks like Robinson Cano would like to be the second priority. ***PHOTO1***   Back in 2010 Cano signed a four deal for $30 million that was negotiated by his agent Bobby Barad.  New York holds two options...