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Boston Red Sox Favorites for Rusney Castillo; Yankees Falling Out of Picture
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:14 AM
There is plenty of competition for Cuban-born outfielder Rusney Castillo, but it appears the Boston Red Sox are trying vigorously to sign him and are emerging as the favorites in the sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Red Sox are still "heavily involved" and are attempting to beat out...

Cuban Free Agent Rusney Castillo Likely to Sign with Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees: Report
August 19th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It looks like the Chicago Cubs, not the Philadelphia Phillies, may have appeared to be the new front runners to land Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Tuesday night that the Cubs appear to be the team to land Castillo, beating out five other teams for his...

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees, Considered Favorites to Sign Oakland A’s Starter Jon Lester
August 11th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Ever since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland A's at the trade deadline last month, people have started to wonder if the New York Yankees will be the team to land Lester once he becomes a free agent in the winter. ***VIDEO1*** Because Lester was dealt from Boston...

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees, Awarded Waiver Claim on Phillies’ Cole Hamels; Trade Doubtful
August 8th, 2014 at 12:04 AM
UPDATE: Sorry Yankees fans, but not only were the New York Yankees not even close to getting Cole Hamels off waivers, they never even put in a bid for him. ***VIDEO1*** Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times reported on late Thursday night that the Chicago Cubs in fact were the only team...

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees, May Have Claimed Phillies’ Cole Hamels Off Waivers
August 7th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Late last night, it was reported that Philadelphia Phillies lefty ace Cole Hamels was claimed off waivers by an unknown team and some wondered if the New York Yankees were that unknown team. ***VIDEO1*** If the rumors and reports are true, the Yankees weren't even close to landing Hamels on waivers. The...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees and Cubs Talking Deal for Jake Arrieta
July 27th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees have their sights set on adding another starting pitcher as they are discussing a trade that would send Chicago Cubs' pitcher Jake Arrieta to the Bronx. ***VIDEO1*** George Ofman of WBBM radio reported the rumor: Sources: Yankees have discussed Jake Arrieta. Told it would take an offer the Cubs...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Making No Progress in Hunt for Starting Pitcher
July 19th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
Either the New York Yankees are doing a fantastic job at keeping things close to the vest or general manager Brian Cashman has nothing going on in terms of bringing in a top-notch, impact starter before the Major League Baseball trade deadline. ***VIDEO1*** With July 31 rapidly approaching, rival general managers around...

MLB Trade Rumors: Edwin Jackson Isn’t Worth New York Yankees’ Time
July 19th, 2014 at 2:06 PM
The New York Yankees are searching high and low for starting pitching with no results to speak of yet. ***VIDEO1*** That's likely because the Yanks and general manager Brian Cashman are unwilling to part ways with some of their top prospects in order to land that big-name starter.  So instead expect...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Interest in Cole Hamels About More than 2014 Season
July 17th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
It's nice to think that the New York Yankees' interest in Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels is about getting over the hump in 2014 in order to make Derek Jeter's final season at least a playoff season, but it's about much more than that. ***VIDEO1*** FOX Sports' Jon Morosi figures the Yankees...

New York Yankees Ranked as Most Loved and Hated Team in Major League Baseball
July 15th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The New York Yankees are widely loved throughout the United States of America—but they are also not surprisingly the most hated team in Major League Baseball. ***VIDEO1*** According to a Harris Poll that ranked the most beloved teams in MLB, the Yankees finished first and have done so every year since 2003....

New York Yankees Officially Release Alfonso Soriano; was Designated for Assignment on July 6
July 15th, 2014 at 12:17 AM
The New York Yankees had 10 days to either trade, option or release Alfonso Soriano after they designated him for assignment back on July 6. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees weren't able to find a trade for Soriano, especially since he still had a no-trade clause in his contract and obviously, he wasn't accepting...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Have Called Chicago Cubs Asking on Shortstop Surplus
July 9th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Following the blockbuster trade last week that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland A's, the Cubs now have a bit of a surplus at shortstop, especially after acquiring Addison Russel from Oakland. ***VIDEO1*** The Cubs already have an MLB proven shortstop with Starlin Castro, whose...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: We were in Ballpark for Jeff Samardzija
July 8th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
The New York Yankees really wanted to make a trade for Jeff Samardzija and were working very hard with the Chicago Cubs to try and pry him away. ***VIDEO1*** The only thing was, so were the Oakland A's who had slightly stronger prospects to offer such as Addison Russel and Dan Straily...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Couldn’t Match Oakland Athletics’ Package
July 5th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
Before the Oakland Athletics completed the deal that netted them Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the New York Yankees were in the mix as a team vying for the two starters. ***VIDEO1*** According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yanks made an attempt to land either of the...

New York Yankees Should Trade for Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone
July 5th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
The Oakland Athletics have a wealth of starting pitching after completing a trade with the Chicago Cubs for Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. While that trade was helpful for Oakland, it could end up being a good thing for the New York Yankees also. ***VIDEO1*** After pulling the trigger on the trade...

Oakland A’s Acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Chicago Cubs; New York Yankees Lost Out on Trade
July 4th, 2014 at 11:12 PM
While most of the country was celebrating America's birthday on Friday night, the Oakland A's and Billy Beane were busy making the first gigantic splash of the trade deadline. ***VIDEO1*** The A's have acquired both pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for prospects, as Jon Heyman...

New York Yankees Destined to Trade for Aging Starting Pitcher
June 26th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
When the New York Yankees need a particular position filled, whether it be during the offseason or at the Major League Baseball trade deadline, the older, veteran players are always the most likely candidate. There are two reasons for this. ***VIDEO1*** One of them being young players don't just grow on trees. Either...

MLB Trade Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays Now in on Cubs’ Jason Hammel; Give Yankees Competiton for Him
June 25th, 2014 at 5:13 PM
While it's been reported that the New York Yankees don't have the necessary trade pieces needed in order to land Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija this summer, people around baseball feel that Jason Hammel would be a much more reasonable trade option. ***VIDEO1*** While that is true, other teams are seeing this...

MLB Trade Rumors: Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija, Rays’ David Price Likely Out of New York Yankees Range: Report
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Two of the more popular names tied to the New York Yankees as far as trade rumors go are Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** With the Yankees need for at least one starting pitcher, those were just two of the laundry list...

MLB Rumors: Jeff Samardzija Rejects Cubs Extension; Still Yankees Trade Option
June 18th, 2014 at 8:04 PM
The Chicago Cubs made one last-ditch effort to extend their best pitcher before the 2014 MLB trade deadline comes, but Jeff Samardzija didn't bite on his team's offer and remains a potential trade target for the New York Yankees. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Cubs offered Samardzija a...