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New York Yankees Believe They Won’t Have to Pay Alex Rodriguez’s HR Bonuses
February 26th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The New York Yankees are confident they won't have to pay Alex Rodriguez's home run bonuses should he reach the milestones that will pay him $6 million apiece. ***PHOTO1*** New York believes that Rodriguez's admission of steroid use has tainted his career and overall numbers, thus the marketing contract he signed that...

Hal Steinbrenner Reacts to Belief New York Yankees are Becoming Cheap
February 26th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Only the New York Yankees could have $200 million-plus payroll and still be considered cheap. Or at least that's what some fans of the team have said about Hal Steinbrenner and the new regime running the show in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Not surprisingly Steinbrenner took exception to the idea that the Yankees...

New York Yankees Unhappy with Alex Rodriguez’s Early Arrival to Spring Training
February 25th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Alex Rodriguez reported to Spring Training two days ahead of schedule on Monday, and while the New York Yankees would not have had a problem with A-Rod checking in early to get some extra work in, they were unhappy that Rodriguez did not let them know he was coming. ***PHOTO1*** The team's...

Chuck Knoblauch Destroys Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees Over Jersey Retirement
February 16th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
Former New York Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch is not too happy about Andy Pettitte's jersey being retired by his former team. ***PHOTO1*** Knoblauch made that clear on Twitter late Sunday night after it was reported the Yankees planned on honoring Pettitte during the 2015 season by retiring his number and giving...

New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez Talked Home Run Milestone Bonuses in Meeting
February 11th, 2015 at 12:17 PM
While it isn't clear if anything came out of it, the New York Yankees relayed their feelings to Alex Rodriguez about the home run bonuses he is set to receive this year and potentially down the road during their meeting to clear the air recently. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez met with the Yanks' brass...

Alex Rodriguez to Meet with New York Yankees, Reports of Team Denying Meeting ‘Untrue’
February 6th, 2015 at 11:57 AM
Well, well. Looks like the two sides might be ready to play nice after all. ***PHOTO1*** Last month, the New York Yankees rejected a meeting at the request of their third basemen/designated hitter Alex Rodriguez; the meeting request came after he met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to clear the air on...

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya Spurns Job Chance with Yankees; Accepts Job with MLB Players Union
January 30th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Back in October, the New York Yankees were giving consideration to hiring former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya to a front office position; possibly the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, which Marc Newman vacated when he retired. ***PHOTO1*** But negotiations never progressed past the point of Minaya willing to...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Doesn’t Guarantee Stephen Drew Starting Job
January 29th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
While it appears New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman plans for Stephen Drew to be the everyday second baseman for the team in 2015, he certainly isn't guaranteeing it. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently inked Drew to a one-year deal after the Bronx Bombers acquired the free-agent-to-be last season in a deal with...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was a New York Yankees Fan Growing Up
January 26th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
Maybe new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred won't be so bad after all. ***PHOTO1*** That's because he is a very smart man. So smart, that he grew up a New York Yankees fan and watched his first baseball game at Yankee Stadium, allowing him to catch a glimpse of Mickey Mantle...

Alex Rodriguez Had Rob Manfred’s Caddy Probed, Made MLB and Yankees Execs Uneasy
January 26th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Alex Rodriguez's apology to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and his attempted apology to the New York Yankees was about more than just a few lawsuits. ***PHOTO1*** Yes, Rodriguez was looking to clear the air after the messy Biogenesis scandal that pitted him versus the league and eventually got him suspended....

MLB Rumors: Yankees, Alex Rodriguez Set for Battle Over Performance Clauses
January 25th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
If you thought New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was going to collect his bonus for passing Willie Mays easily, you may want to think again. ***PHOTO1*** A report by Teri Thompson, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees and A-Rod could battle over...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Sued for Spying on E-Mails, Trying to Commit Mistress
January 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has more than just on-the-field problems in 2015, as his alleged former mistress, Louise Meanwell, is filing a lawsuit against the Yanks' front office man. ***PHOTO1*** The suit says that Cashman not only hacked and spied on Meanwell's e-mails, but he also contacted the woman's...

Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long Voices Frustration with Yankees for Being Fired
January 17th, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long was none too happy about being fired by his old club as he prepares to embark on his new job as the hitting coach of the Mets. ***PHOTO1*** After a horrid season offensively, the Yankees decided to part ways with Long, who was the...

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,...

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...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Explains Why He Hired 2 Hitting Coaches
January 14th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had another first in his career when he hired two hitting coaches for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks parted ways with former hitting coach Kevin Long during the offseason, who left for the Mets in Flushing. It took the Bronx Bombers a long time...

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...

Media Complained About New York Yankees Payroll 112 Years Ago, Sound Familiar?
January 10th, 2015 at 4:33 PM
All the way back in 1903, the New York Yankees were the Highlanders, but even with a different name they had to hear the same complaints from the media about their payroll that they hear in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** An incredibly interesting newspaper article shared on Twitter by graphic designer Todd Radom shows...

Pedro Martinez Wanted to Play with New York Yankees During Hall of Fame Career
January 6th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Pedro Martinez was one of the greatest pitchers in Boston Red Sox history and is a surefire Hall of Fame player, but just imagine if he had joined the New York Yankees instead. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the former Cy Young winner admit he was almost traded to the Yanks more than...

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...