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Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees’ Rotation Depth
December 10th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The health of Masahiro Tanaka's elbow remains critical to the potential structure of the New York Yankees' 2015 starting rotation. Before his injury, Tanaka was sensational in 2014. He showed the stuff of a true top of the rotation ace while also validating the 155 million dollar deal given to...

Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester Agree to 6-Year, $155 Million Deal; Yankees Never Made Attempt
December 10th, 2014 at 2:04 AM
One year ago, the Chicago Cubs missed out on landing Masahiro Tanaka. But a year later, the Cubs finally got the ace pitcher they were looking for all winter long. ***PHOTO1*** On late Tuesday night, the Cubs have signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's lefty ace pitcher Jon Lester to...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Jon Lester; May Prefer Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
While Jon Lester has yet to make his decision on where he might sign, some thought the New York Yankees could sneak into the discussions and snag Lester with a major offer. ***PHOTO1*** That offer is not happening, as Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes has reported that the rumors of the Yankees...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees ‘In’ on Jon Lester; May Have Made ‘Large’ Offer
December 3rd, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Up until Wednesday night, the teams that were in the lead for Jon Lester were the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. It seems though as if they will have rather large company entering the chase for the top lefty starter on the market. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Abbatcola of...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees and Free Agent SP Max Scherzer are Talking
November 18th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
It appears the New York Yankees and their notoriously stingy owner, Hal Steinbrenner, may decide to spend some money on more than just their own free agents this winter. ***PHOTO1*** CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankes and top free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have had talks since the...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees a Dark Horse for Free Agent SP Jon Lester
November 15th, 2014 at 7:45 PM
While the New York Yankees will undoubtedly look to bolster their offense before the start of the 2015 season, don't rule them out just yet in the hunt for a top-notch starting pitcher. ***PHOTO1*** Three names will garner the most attention this offseason in the starting pitching market: Max Scherzer, James Shields...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Max Scherzer, James Shields, Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval
November 4th, 2014 at 8:15 AM
With Tuesday the official start to free agency in baseball, the rumors are always rampant and with the New York Yankees, lots of big names always seem to be tied to them. ***PHOTO1*** So it's a bit different that on the first day where players are free to negotiate with other teams...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees’ CC Sabathia Likes Jon Lester, Would Want Him as Teammate
October 23rd, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The three biggest names on the pitching market heading into free agency are Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields. The New York Yankees are expected to pursue at least one of them to help their starting rotation that suffered a multitude of injuries in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Because he can't be offered...

2015 MLB Free Agents: Yankees Must Make Offense No. 1 Priority in Offseason
October 6th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
A lot of the early chatter during the New York Yankees' young offseason revolves around adding starting pitchers, but it's a big bat that the Yankees should be focused on. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, New York has no shortage of questions in its starting rotation to answer. At one point during 2014, 80 percent of...

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: New York Yankees Looking for Rentals at Deadline
July 31st, 2014 at 8:53 AM
While the New York Yankees do have their ears open for any potential blockbuster deal, it looks as though general manager Brian Cashman is sticking to trades for smaller, rental types in order to bolster his roster. ***VIDEO1*** That's the latest from Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: The Yankees want to upgrade their talent,...

MLB Trade Rumors: Boston Red Sox to Move Jon Lester and John Lackey
July 29th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 30 at 12:52 p.m. ET The Boston Red Sox are in full sell mode before the July 31 MLB trade deadline. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that both Jon Lester and John Lackey could be moved in the next day or two: To be clear: Source not saying...

Yankees Notes: Derek Jeter’s Birthday, Luis Severino No-No and Red Sox Series
June 25th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** Derek Jeter's Birthday The Captain will celebrate his birthday on June 26 when he turns 40. It seems like only yesterday Derek Jeter was a fresh-faced kid just making it to the big leagues and now he's at the end...

Yankees Rumors: Jon Lester a Target for New York During Offseason
June 8th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
If Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester hits the open market this offseason, the New York Yankees are one of the teams said to be interested in the talented left-hander. ***VIDEO1*** According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Yanks are among five teams who will be going after Lester, with the...

New York Yankees: Michael Pineda Bailed Out by MLB and Fellow Players
April 11th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Dean Anna hits his 1st career homer, Michael Pineda earns the W as #Yankees defeat Boston.  pic.twitter.com/0oocSfnGWg — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 11, 2014 The results are in after New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was caught with a brown substance on his hand on Thursday night versus the Boston Red...

New York Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Flourishes in Opening Day Start
April 2nd, 2013 at 10:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the Monday afternoon opener at Yankee Stadium was a one-sided showing, as the visiting Boston Red Sox essentially controlled the afternoon in their 8-2 victory, the Yankees got their lone offensive contribution from an unlikely source. Following an offseason where the organization made the puzzling decision of letting All-Star catcher Russell...

New York Yankees Soundly Defeated by Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Opening Day
April 1st, 2013 at 6:55 PM
  FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E BOS 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 13 0 NYY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 W: J. Lester (1-0) L: C. Sabathia (0-1)   ***PHOTO1*** Coming off of an offseason where one of the true concerns was how the Yankees would replace the production of departed All-Star catcher Russell Martin, it was that catchers' position that would produce the only offense in an otherwise quiet Opening Day on Monday afternoon in...

Opening Day Versus Red Sox Slated for 1:05 First Pitch on Monday, April 1st
January 4th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The same arch nemesis that closed out the 2012 regular season in the Bronx will be back to kick off the 2013 campaign when the Boston Red Sox come to town on Monday, April 1st.  First pitch that afternoon will be at 1:05 and will begin the first of a three-game series...

New York Yankees Lose 4-1 to Boston Red Sox
August 18th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-1 on Saturday as Jon Lester held New York to just one run in seven innings. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were able to get seven hits and walk twice, but failed to produce in scoring opportunities, going 0-9 with runners in scoring position and...

New York Yankees a Half Game Out of First with Win Over the Boston Red Sox
September 2nd, 2011 at 4:43 AM
A. J. Burnett gave the Yankees exactly what they needed keeping the game close.  Burnett pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing only two hits, two runs and four strikeouts.  The Yankees came back and beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, taking two of three in the series and moving to within a half game of...