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MLB Hot Stove: Cuban Yoan Moncada’s Free Agency Immiment, Yankees One of Favorites
January 27th, 2015 at 6:45 PM
The New York Yankees have been closely monitoring the situation regarding Cuban player Yoan Moncada and when he will become available to sign in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Some thought the holdup was over legal documentation and obtaining a permanent residence in the United States, but now, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Attended Hector Olivera Workout Last Week in DR
January 24th, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Details of Hector Olivera's Workout Revealed (UPDATE: Monday, January 26 at 11:36 a.m. ET) Ben Badler of Baseball America has the latest on how Olivera looked in his workout last week: That combination of talent and uncertainty drew hundreds of scouts to a two-day showcase at the Giants’ academy in the Dominican...

Miami Marlins Sign Former Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year, $2 Million Deal
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:37 PM
This past week, the Miami Marlins made a one-year offer to New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki for right around $2 million to be their fourth outfielder in the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer chose to accept the offer from the Marlins, as Ken Rosenthal of...

Johan Santana Has No Structural Damage to Shoulder, MLB Comeback Back on; Yankees Remain in Mix
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:41 AM
Johan Santana Resumes Throwing and is Feeling Fine (UPDATE: Monday, January 26 at 11:52 a.m. ET) Jon Heyman has the latest on Johan Santana's comeback attempt after he was shut down with shoulder soreness following his first start in the Venezuelan Winter League: johan santana threw a bullpen yesterday and is said...

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees Should Give Consideration into Braves’ Brandon Beachy for Pitching Depth
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:12 AM
So there's two things we know heading into the final month before spring training; the New York Yankees need pitching and they don't want to spend a fortune on it. ***PHOTO1*** They made that clear when they passed on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and are making no attempt to go for...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t in on James Shields with Alex Rodriguez’s Returning Contract
January 22nd, 2015 at 1:12 AM
Last year, the New York Yankees got a bit of a reprieve when Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, which wiped his $27.5 million salary off their payroll. ***PHOTO1*** Now that he's officially reinstated back to baseball and his $21 million is on the payroll for the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees, Yoan Moncada Held Private Workout
January 20th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 7:59 p.m. ET Earlier in the day we found out that the Yankees and Yoan Moncada had a private workout. Along with the Yankees, Moncada has also worked out for several other teams already, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com: According to industry sources, Moncada, 19, has held...

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: Miami Marlins Interest in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki Beginning to Intensify
January 18th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Marlins Sign Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year Deal (UPDATE: Friday, January 23 at 12:32 p.m. ET) SiriusXM's Craig Mish is reporting that the Marlins and Ichiro have agreed to a deal, which according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is for around $2 million for one year: Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have...

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 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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Dodgers Joining Chase with Yankees, Red Sox for Yoan Moncada
January 14th, 2015 at 1:50 PM
About a week ago, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were considered to be the favorites for Cuban slugger Yoan Moncada. Now, there's a third team in the mix for him. ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Dodgers are now expected to join the chase for Moncada, as Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com...

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...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks Acquiring ‘Moveable Pieces’
January 11th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is moving the franchise in a different direction, making trades for younger players who can give the Yanks a future. ***PHOTO1*** It's something the fanbase has been asking for, and the Yanks' GM is in the process of delivering. Cashman recently spoke about the moves he's...

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...