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New York Yankes Sign Former Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s Closer Andrew Bailey to Minor League Deal
February 23rd, 2014 at 2:46 AM
The New York Yankees have found their "Plan B" for the closer spot just in case things do not work out with David Robertson in 2014. On Saturday night, the Yankees signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal, as Buster Olney of...

New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

Former Yankees Catcher Jesus Montero Shows up to Seattle Mariners Spring Training 40 Pounds Overweight
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 AM
A few years ago, Jesus Montero was the star prospect of the New York Yankees farm system with a very bright future ahead of him. ***PHOTO1*** In his brief call up with the Yankees in 2011, Montero showed major flashes of why many perceived him to be a future star in the...

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki Addresses Rumors of Replacing Derek Jeter for New York Yankees in 2015
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 AM
Between now, the start of spring training and the end of the 2014 season, the talk of who will take over for Derek Jeter at shortstop will simply not die down until they find an actual replacement. Brendan Ryan is on the roster and he desperately wants to be the heir...

A Slimmed Down New York Yankees CC Sabathia on a Return to the Playoffs in 2014: I Set the Tone
February 21st, 2014 at 6:12 PM
CC Sabathia has never been called little and at 6'7'' he is a towering force on the mound. Sabathia is big and intimidating when it comes to facing American League hitters. The problem has never been his size, it's been his weight. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia has admitted that his weight has ballooned upwards towards 315...

New York Yankees One of Seven Teams Interested in Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz
February 20th, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Ever since the news broke that New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter was going to retire from Major League Baseball following the 2014 season, everyone has wondered who could take over as the team's shortstop in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** Names like Hanley Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, Troy Tulowitzki among others have been...

In the Shadows: New York Yankee Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki Quietly Closes in on 3,000 Hits
February 20th, 2014 at 7:05 PM
With all of the attention this off-season being on Derek Jeter's retirement and free agent signings, New York Yankee Ichiro Suzuki has quietly been preparing for his 14th season in the majors. Almost a forgotten man, Ichiro 40, has compiled an astounding 4,020 hits between his storied Major League and Japanese League...

MLB Dropping Biogenesis Lawsuit Showed League, Bud Selig was Out to Get Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez
February 20th, 2014 at 3:12 PM
From the beginning, Major League Baseball was out to punish New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez and in 2014, they finally found a way to do so involving Biogenesis and Anthony Bosch. This past week, MLB and commissioner Bud Selig filed a motion to end the almost two-year lawsuit against...

New York Yankees Could Be Potential Landing Spot for New York Mets SP Johan Santana
February 20th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
As former New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to try and come back from the injuries that have plagued him in two of the last three years, the interest in his services has not died down one bit. While the Minnesota Twins have been viewed as a team that...

New York Yankees LF Alfonso Soriano Pondering Retirement from Baseball After 2014 Season
February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 PM
When the New York Yankees made the mid-summer deal last July to re-acquire Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs, it could not have worked out more perfectly for them, as Soriano was a spark in the lineup and at times, almost unstoppable with the bat. ***VIDEO1*** In just 58 games with the...

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter: I Still Have a Season to Play in 2014
February 19th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Derek Jeter's addressed his decision to retire at the end of the 2014 season for the first time today. Jeter commented on his retirement but reiterated that he "still has a season to play". Jeter talked with the press in Tampa as the first day of Spring Training kicked off. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter...

Jacoby Ellsbury Feels Healthy, Ready to Make Impact for New York Yankees in 2014
February 19th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Of all the major moves the New York Yankees made this past winter, the one that really shocked everyone the most was when they lured long-time Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in early December and signed him to a seven-year, $153 million deal to patrol center field in...

Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish Says Yankees Paid Masahiro Tanaka Too Much; Later Apologizes for ‘Apparent Joke’
February 19th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
There had been some question about the contract that the New York Yankees gave Masahiro Tanaka last month; seven years and $155 million and if he was really worth it given he had never pitched in the United States before. At one point, it had looked like Texas Rangers ace pitcher...

New York Yankees Made Offer to Stephen Drew Earlier in Offseason
February 18th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Currently, there are four teams interested in Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew; two of which are the Red Sox and the New York Mets and the other two teams identities remain unknown. One of those teams as we know is not the New York Yankees. The Yankees are sticking to...

Seattle Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon Responds to Coments on Robinson Cano
February 18th, 2014 at 3:49 PM
On Monday, New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long made it very clear that he and the other coaches on the staff did not appreciate Robinson Cano's apparent lack of hustle during games. ***VIDEO1*** The former Yankee, now Seattle Mariners second basemen bolted the Bronx after nine years to sign with Seattle...

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia to Use Blueprint Andy Pettitte Set as Aging Veteran Pitcher
February 18th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Ever since coming to the New York Yankees in 2009, CC Sabathia has been nothing short of sensational during his time as the team's ace pitcher. He's posted an 88-42 record in five seasons and has been a workhorse for the team. But in 2013, Sabathia started to show some wear...

New York Yankee History Shows That David Robertson Will Make a Successful Transition to the Closers Role
February 17th, 2014 at 8:03 PM
With Mariano Rivera retiring at the end of last season the torch has been passed to first year New York Yankee closer, David Robertson. Many Yankee fans are asking the same questions. Is he the right guy? Should we sign a free agent? Why Can't Mariano pitch forever? The time of...

Baltimore Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez to 4-Year, $48MM Deal; New York Yankees were Once Interested
February 17th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Three years ago, the New York Yankees nearly tried to trade for Ubaldo Jimenez at the trade deadline when he was the ace of the Colorado Rockies, but decided against it because Colorado asked for too much in a return deal. Three years later, Jimenez was the free agent pitcher that...

New York Yankees RF Carlos Beltran: I Just Want That One World Series Ring
February 17th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Last season, Carlos Beltran got his first taste of playing in the Fall Classic with the St. Louis Cardinals, but fell short of his first championship when they were defeated by the Boston Red Sox. After spending two seasons in St. Louis, Beltran wanted one last chance at an opportunity to...

New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Didn’t Appreciate Robinson Cano’s Lack of Hustle
February 17th, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Ever since departing from the New York Yankees to sign a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, Robinson Cano has taken a beating from the fans all over that he left 3,000 miles behind. People feel that instead of playing for championships, a legacy and maybe a chance for...