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New York Yankees Trying to Lure First Baseman Derrek Lee Out of Retirement
March 11th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** As the New York Yankees weigh all options to replace holes at first base and third base, especially with the absence of first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will be out until mid-May with a strained wrist, is it possible the Yankees go to a retired veteran? While the Yankees do have a previous Gold...

The Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda Trade; Will It Ever Pan Out?
January 14th, 2013 at 11:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** One year ago Sunday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman consummated a trade many around baseball thought to be a no-brainer.  With the Yankees at the time having All-Star catcher Russell Martin and having strong belief in the development of young Austin Romine, Cashman dealt catcher and right-handed Jesus Montero as the key piece in...

New York Yankees Acquire Casey McGehee from Pittsburgh Pirates
July 31st, 2012 at 4:21 PM
The New York Yankees have acquired corner infielder Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. ***PHOTO1*** McGehee, 29, is batting .230 with eight home runs and 35 RBI this season for the Pirates. The best season of his five-year...

New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates Both Benefiting from AJ Burnett Trade
June 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 AM
When the New York Yankees traded AJ Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason, the Yankees opened up a spot in their starting rotation while the Pirates added a talented but inconsistent veteran starter. As of June 21, both teams are benefiting from the deal as they compete for spots...

New York Yankees Lose 7-4 to Pittsburgh Pirates
March 6th, 2012 at 5:34 PM
The New York Yankees lost 7-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon, dropping their record to 2-2 through their first four games.  ***PHOTO1*** Ace C.C. Sabathia started the game for New York, giving up three hits and a run in two innings pitched. Relieving Sabathia was Phil Hughes, who is fighting for...

New York Yankees Rotation Shedding Dead Weight
February 18th, 2012 at 12:55 PM
The Yankees Rotation is starting to shape up after dropping 230 pounds of dead weight onto the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Now that A.J. Burnett and even Hideki Okajima are out of the picture, the Yankees are starting to see the shape of the 2012 rotation. Losing weight is by far the most popular...

Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire RHP A.J. Burnett from New York Yankees
February 17th, 2012 at 5:26 PM
After days of negotiating, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees were finally able to complete a trade that will send starter A.J. Burnett to the Pirates in exchange for two minor league prospects. ***PHOTO1*** Along with Burnett, the Pirates will be receiving $20 million from the Yankees to help pay Burnett's two-year, $33 million contract. One prospect heading to New York is Diego Moreno, tweeted Joel Sherman. The other...

New York Yankees Head to Spring Training Lock, Stock and Barrel
February 13th, 2012 at 9:24 AM
On Friday afternoon the semi-truck pulled out from the Yankee Stadium parking lot full of uniforms and baseball equipment that the New York Yankees will need in Tampa for the next eight weeks. Clubhouse manager Lou Cucuzza Jr. will set up the lockers in Tampa and go through the task of assigning numbers to players by seniority. The Bombers have 15 numbers that are retired...

New York Yankees Could Be Adding a Left-Handed DH Soon
February 12th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are working on a trade that could potentially send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pirates to lower the Yankees payroll. If a deal is agreed upon, the Yankees will use the cash saved from Burnett's contract to try and sign a left-handed designated hitter.  ***PHOTO1*** Burnett, 35 years old, has two years and $33 million remaining on his contract. That is...

Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees Continue Working on A.J. Burnett Trade
February 12th, 2012 at 3:30 AM
All weekend there have been whispers of a potential trade being discussed that would send New York Yankees starter A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The trade has still not been completed, but there's a good chance it will be done, tweets Mark Feinsand.  ***PHOTO1*** Burnett, 35 years old, went 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA last season. The right-hander has now pitched two consecutive seasons with a plus 5.00 ERA.  After...

New York Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli Looking Forward to Season with A.J. Burnett
February 11th, 2012 at 11:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's become apparent that the Yankees no long believe in A.J. Burnett. After signing Burnett to a mega-contract  in 2009, the Yankees thought they finally had a solid rotation. Soon after, Burnett started to fold under the pressure of playing in New York. Over the past few weeks, the...

Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees Have Discussed Potential A.J. Burnett Trade
February 9th, 2012 at 3:11 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the market for a starting pitcher and have been relatively aggressive in free agency, offering deals to Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, both of which were rejected. With that now in the rear-view mirror, the Pirates have turned their attention to potential trade options, including...

The Designated Hitter Turns 39: a Look Back at 5 Influential Yankees Designated Hitters.
January 11th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Happy 39th Birthday to the American League Designated Hitter! On this date in 1973, the American League owners approved the designated hitter for a three-year trial run in a vote that ended in the DH’s favor 8-to-4.  The designated hitter proved it was worthy in those three years. ***PHOTO2***   The New York...