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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 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...

New York Yankees to Hire Jeff Pentland as Hitting Coach, Alan Cockrell as Assistant Hitting Coach
January 11th, 2015 at 3:37 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:38 p.m. ET Former Yankees manager Joe Torre gave new hitting coach Jeff Pentland a great endorsement, per Sweeny Murty of WFAN: New NYY Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland was Joe Torre's HC in LA. Torre says: "He's a guru. He absolutely loves to teach and talk hitting." —...

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Former Yankees Reliever David Huff to Minor League Deal
January 10th, 2015 at 12:01 PM
When the New York Yankees acquired Andrew Miller and Justin Miller for their bullpen, it likely meant that there wasn't a place for David Huff on the team in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have signed Huff to a minor league deal with an invite...

The Remarkable Consistency of Hiroki Kuroda
December 29th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Hiroki Kuroda decided to return to Japan and pitch for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, the New York Yankees lost a pillar of their starting rotation. Kuroda pitched three seasons for the Yankees, consistently making his starts, eating innings, and giving the Yankees a chance to win games. Kuroda's departure...

New York Yankees News & Notes: New Luxury Tax Kings, World Series Odds, and More
December 21st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe to look over while you enjoy your Sunday cup of coffee. ***PHOTO1*** New Luxury Tax Kings The Yanks have had a long and expensive reign at the top of the luxury tax standings in Major League Baseball, but now the franchise...

Jimmy Rollins was Open to New York Yankees Trade Before LA Dodgers Deal
December 19th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, ending his long tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. However, the Dodgers weren't the only option Rollins had in mind. ***PHOTO1*** According to the shortstop himself, the Dodgers were his first choice, but he also would have waived his no-trade clause to...

New York Yankees Desperately Need Hiroki Kuroda to Return for 2015 Season
December 17th, 2014 at 5:19 PM
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 5:13 p.m. ET New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke briefly about Hiroki Kuroda and what it would take to re-sign the soon-to-be 40-year-old, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman: No update on Kuroda. Spoke about how $ must work to add pitching. Wouldn't say...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Had Interest in Brett Anderson Before Signing with Dodgers
December 15th, 2014 at 8:29 PM
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers added the fifth and final part of their rotation when they signed former Colorado Rockies and Oakland A's lefty starter Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Anderson, who was once a top lefty pitcher in the Oakland system but eventually moved on from...

Los Angeles Dodgers Closing in on 4-Year, $48 Million Deal with Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy
December 10th, 2014 at 11:37 PM
The New York Yankees are about to lose their second starting pitcher this winter and it's one they wanted to keep for next season. ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on a 4-year, $48 million deal with Yankees right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy, as per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. ***PHOTO2*** McCarthy will...

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 Free Agent Rumors: Yankees a Finalist for Orioles Reliever Andrew Miller; Decision Coming Soon
December 3rd, 2014 at 9:54 PM
The sweepstakes for left handed reliever Andrew Miller seem to be coming towards the end and it looks like there are two or three teams in the running for his services. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees are one of those teams, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports wrote on Wednesday night. The...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Dodgers, Astros to Battle Yankees in Pursuit for Andrew Miller
December 1st, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Earlier in the day, it had been reported that the New York Yankees were strongly pursuing Baltimore Orioles left handed reliever Andrew Miller and were doing so in case they lost their current closer, David Robertson, to free agency. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees won't have it that easy though, as they will get...

Boston Red Sox to Sign Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez to 5-Year, $90 Million Deal
November 24th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
While the New York Yankees continue to play the waiting game this winter, their American League East rivals are getting a jump on things and are taking one of the best hitters off the market. ***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is headed to Beantown, as he will land in Boston...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Inclined to Spend Big for Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez
November 11th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
One of the top priorities for the New York Yankees this winter is finding their next shortstop to replace the now retired Derek Jeter and Brian Cashman has been taking a very aggressive approach searching the entire market. ***PHOTO1*** He's looked at the free agents out there as well as all of...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees are Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki’s Preferece; Trade Won’t Be Easy
November 8th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
The hottest name on the trade market right now is Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who could finally be moved this offseason after the Rockies have decided to start listening to offers for their All Star shortstop. ***PHOTO1*** It's no secret where Tulowitzki wants to play, as he grew up idolizing Derek...

Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda Mulling Over Future Between Pitching for MLB, Japan or Retirement
November 7th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
This past week, the New York Yankees decided not to offer Hiroki Kuroda a qualifying offer, which has lead to people wondering not only about his future with the team, but his career as well. ***PHOTO1*** Kuroda, who will be 40 this winter, pitched very well for the Yankees in 2014; 11-9...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Interested in Deal for White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez
November 6th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
The New York Yankees are continuing to search for their next shortstop for the 2015 season to replace the retired Derek Jeter and they may have a possible trade target in mind. ***PHOTO1*** Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reported on Thursday that the Yankees are at least one of three teams that...

MLB Rumors: Could Joe Maddon’s Departure from Rays Lead Don Mattingly Back to the Yankees?
October 24th, 2014 at 3:56 PM
On Friday, the shocking news came down that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the team and has effectively left the team immediately. ***PHOTO1*** With Maddon leaving the Rays, some have highly speculated on him possibly following Andrew Friedman, who was the Rays GM up until...

Fans Don’t Want Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez to Be Next Yankees Shortstop, According to ESPN Poll
October 24th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
One year ago, Hanley Ramirez may have looked like one of the best and most attractive options to take over as the next New York Yankees shortstop in 2015 once Derek Jeter retired. ***PHOTO1*** A year later, the fans are speaking up, and apparently, they do not want the Los Angeles Dodgers...