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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...

MLB Trade Rumors: Cubs Considering Signing Jeff Samardzija to Extension; Would Severely Alter Yankees Trade Plans
June 17th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Talk about throwing a curveball into the plans for the New York Yankees this summer. ***VIDEO1*** For months, Jeff Samardzija has been one of the most heavily talked about trade targets for teams like the Yankees, as well as the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, as all three teams are in...

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs Listening to Offers for Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel; New York Yankees in Play
June 16th, 2014 at 6:49 PM
Two of the Chicago Cubs starting pitchers have been tied to the New York Yankees going as far back as last month, especially from their two-game series between the two teams at Wrigley Field. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees got a birds-eye view of Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and veteran Jason Hammel, both of...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees ‘in Picture’ for Jeff Samardzija
June 15th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
The New York Yankees are one of six teams said to be in the hunt for Chicago Cubs ace, Jeff Samardzija. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has the latest on the competitive quest to land the talented starting pitcher: The #SFGiants are showing strong interest in #Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija. Also in...

New York Yankees: Chicago Cubs Sell Masahiro Tanaka Folding Chair
May 30th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
Are things getting so bad for the Chicago Cubs that they need to sell a chair that New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's butt was in? ***VIDEO1*** Yep. The Cubs are actually selling a game-used folding chair used by Tanaka when the Yanks visited Chicago this season. If you're interested in bidding on it,...

New York Yankees: Wrigley Field Does a Great ‘The Birds’ Impression
May 22nd, 2014 at 12:47 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs were lucky to get out of Wrigley Field alive and bird poop free as a flock of seagulls nearly took over the game on Wednesday. The birds gathered in the outfield during the game and would have made Alfred Hitchcock blush. The Yankees 101 Facebook...

Chicago Cubs’ Jason Hammel a More Realistic Trade Option than Jeff Samardzija for New York Yankees?
May 22nd, 2014 at 10:44 AM
This past week, the New York Yankees got a chance to look at two potential prime candidates in their two-game series against the Chicago Cubs. ***VIDEO1*** The first one, and the more popular one was Jeff Samardzija, who despite the 0-4 record is considered one of the most attractive trade options right...

New York Yankees: was Jacoby Ellsbury’s Spot in Lineup Causing His Slump?
May 21st, 2014 at 7:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** Jacoby Ellsbury finally broke out of his slump on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs with two hits in the New York Yankees' win, but what has been wrong with the outfielder lately? Ellsbury went 2-for-6 in the winning effort, although he didn't drive in any runs from the three hole. Before...

New York Yankees Trade Target Jeff Samardzija Auditioning at Wrigley Field
May 21st, 2014 at 8:19 AM
***VIDEO1*** The second and final game of the series between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs will present the Bronx Bombers with a taste of Jeff Samardzija, who figures to be a certain trade target this summer before the 2014 MLB trade deadline passes. (function(d, s, id) { var js,...

Masahiro Tanaka Suffers 1st Defeat of 2014; Chicago Cubs Beat New York Yankees 6-1
May 20th, 2014 at 11:33 PM
It had been almost two years since Masahiro Tanaka had suffered a defeat on the mound as he was carrying a 6-0 record into Tuesday night's start for the New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. ***VIDEO1*** On Tuesday night, Tanaka tasted defeat for the first time dating back...

New York Yankees: See Derek Jeter’s Gift from Chicago Cubs
May 20th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Derek Jeter has been receiving gifts from teams around the league in celebration of the New York Yankee shortstop's final season in Major League Baseball, and the Chicago Cubs were just the latest squad to do so. Before the game between the Cubs and Yankees at Wrigley Field, Jeter was presented...

New York Yankees: Watch Masahiro Tanaka’s Last Start Vs. Chicago Cubs
May 20th, 2014 at 6:56 PM
***VIDEO1*** Masahiro Tanaka will be taking the mound at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night in the hopes of repeating his dominant performance against the Chicago Cubs for the New York Yankees back in April at Yankee Stadium. In that start, Tanaka threw eight stellar innings without allowing a run while surrendering just...

Alfonso Soriano Says New York Yankees were Better Fit than Chicago Cubs for Him
May 20th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Last July, the New York Yankees were in desperate need of a right-handed bat in their lineup with all of the injuries to their team; Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis. ***VIDEO1*** So Brian Cashman called his old buddies from Boston in Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein of the...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees to Target Cliff Lee at Deadline
May 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***VIDEO1*** With a need for pitching in their starting rotation, it looks as though the New York Yankees will definitely have an eye on Cliff Lee when the 2014 MLB trade deadline approaches. Nick Cafardo of the The Boston Globe is reporting that many in baseball believe the Yanks will target Lee in...