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Former Yankees’ Raul Ibanez Withdraws Name from Tampa Bay Rays Manager Consideration
December 4th, 2014 at 1:12 PM
Up until Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays had narrowed down their choices for their vacant manager job down to three: Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu. ***PHOTO1*** The search is now down to two, as Mark Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported that Ibanez has pulled his name out...

Raul Ibanez not Interested in New York Yankees Hitting Coach Vacancy: Report
November 22nd, 2014 at 9:18 AM
Well, cross off another possible hitting coach candidate for the New York Yankees for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were interested in Raul Ibanez for the hitting coach job, which was vacated in early October after the team fired Kevin Long after seven years at the position, but as George King of the...

Raul Ibanez, Potential New York Yankees Hitting Coach Prospect, Now Candidate for Rays Manager Job
November 6th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Raul Ibanez has some choices as far as what he wants to do for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** He could still try to find work as a part-time player, which is what he did for the Kansas City Royals this past season all the way through to the World Series, although they...

New York Yankees Have Contacted Raul Ibanez Regarding Interest in Hitting Coach Job
November 1st, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Just after the conclusion of the 2014 World Series, the New York Yankees wasted little time in getting in touch with Raul Ibanez about their opening for the hitting coach spot. ***PHOTO1*** George King of the New York Post reported on Friday that not only are the Yankees interested in Ibanez about...

New York Yankees Interested in Reunion with Royals’ Raul Ibanez for Hitting Coach Job: Report
October 29th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees have gone almost an entire month without filling the void for their hitting coach spot; that is ever since they relieved Kevin Long of those duties earlier in the month after seven years with the team. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees appear to be waiting for the end of the...

New York Yankees Should Take Chance on Raul Ibanez for Struggling Offense
June 24th, 2014 at 1:20 PM
The New York Yankees offense is again, struggling. Nothing new for the 2014 season, but this time, they're in the midst of a pennant race and trying to catch up to the Toronto Blue Jays, who are 2.5 games up on them in first place. ***VIDEO1*** With the Yankees looking to the...

New York Yankees Strongly Interested in Reunion with Former Playoff Hero Raul Ibanez in 2014: Report
November 18th, 2013 at 10:06 PM
One of the biggest mistakes the New York Yankees made before the 2013 season was letting Raul Ibanez leave via free agency to sign with the Seattle Mariners on a one-year, $2.75 million deal. Brian Cashman is trying to make up for that blunder by bringing back their former postseason...

Why the New York Yankees Made a Mistake in not Aggressively Pursuing, Signing David Ortiz After 2011 Season
October 29th, 2013 at 1:09 AM
David Ortiz was a free agent after the 2011 season and at the time, it had sounded like Big Papi was fed up with the Boston Red Sox. The team had finished a historic collapse and were eliminated from postseason contention; something that cost then-manager Terry Francona his job as it...

New York Yankees to Activate DH Travis Hafner Off the 60-Day Disabled List on Wednesday
September 25th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
The New York Yankees are on the verge of having their season end and their playoff hopes crushed with one more loss, or another Cleveland Indians win, but they will at least get another player back for their final five games. On Wednesday, the Yankees will activate designated hitter Travis Hafner...

Report: New York Yankees DH Travis Hafner in Danger of Being Released
July 21st, 2013 at 4:48 PM
When the New York Yankees first signed Travis Hafner to a one-year, $2 million deal in the winter, a lot of people looked at the signing as a bargain, wondering if Hafner could find his old stroke. ***PHOTO1*** The 35-year-old veteran was brought in to replace the departed Raul Ibanez, who signed...

“Pronk” Enjoying the Moment, as His Bat Helps Carry New York Yankees
April 18th, 2013 at 9:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** After an offseason where the New York Yankees let the likes of outfielders Nick Swisher and Raul Ibanez walk, without putting up much of a battle to retain their services, the initial response was concern of a potential "power outage" in the Bronx. Moreover, up until the acquisition of former All-Star...

Eight Most Interesting Yankees Entering 2013: No. 8 Brett Gardner
February 4th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
With the clock hitting zero last night in New Orleans, the culmination of one season drew to its end, and similar to all Super Bowl Sundays, with football season coming to a close, the anticipation of another sport's season began its buildup. With a mere eight days to go until pitchers and...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Remains Patient While Looking to Fill Out Roster
January 3rd, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Though the New York Yankees have failed to make a splash in the free agent market this offseason, general manager Brian Cashman has been satisfied with the team's acquisitions and will continue to be patient as he looks to fill the remainder of the roster's holes.  ***PHOTO1*** "I think patience is a virtue,...

New York Yankees Sit Quiet as Free Agency Heats Up
December 6th, 2012 at 7:02 AM
As teams around the league are scooping up free agents to fill their weakest positions, the New York Yankees are waiting patiently to find deals that fit into their future plans, despite having holes at third base, catcher, and right field.  ***PHOTO1*** With Alex Rodriguez expected to be out until June and...

Free Agent Raul Ibanez Drawing Interest from Several Teams
December 5th, 2012 at 9:36 PM
Coming off a record-breaking postseason with the New York Yankees, free agent Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several teams around the league, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. ***PHOTO1*** The Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers are among the teams interested in Ibanez. The Yankees have also had talks with his...

New York Yankees Have Discussions with Raul Ibanez About Returning Next Season
November 13th, 2012 at 8:06 PM
As the New York Yankees look to fill out their roster with short-term contracts rather than high-priced multi-year deals, the team has had preliminary discussions with free agent Raul Ibanez about returning to the Bronx next season, reports Dan Martin of The New York Post. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez, 40, hit .240 with 19...

As Free Agency Kicks into Full Gear the New York Yankees Have Many Decisions to Make
November 5th, 2012 at 12:40 PM
This past weekend Free Agents across the MLB were officially allowed to start signing.  The New York Yankees enter the offseason with 12 free agents on their roster.  After getting swept in the ALCS by the Tigers' in horrific fashion, many Yankees fans are calling for a major roster overhaul. ***PHOTO1*** Free...

New York Yankees DH Raul Ibanez Sets Postseason Record with Clutch Home Run in Game One of ALCS
October 14th, 2012 at 10:34 AM
With a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth of Saturday's 6-4 game one ALCS loss, New York Yankees designated hitter Raul Ibanez has set a new postseason record with three home runs hit in the ninth inning or later of a single postseason. ***PHOTO1*** After signing with the New York...

New York Yankees Advance to the ALCS Behind CC Sabathia’s Complete Game Win Over the Baltimore Orioles
October 12th, 2012 at 8:11 PM
The New York Yankees closed out the ALDS in game five with a  3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles and advance to the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers starting tomorrow at Yankee Stadium. What a pitching series this has been and Game 5 didn't disappoint with the Yankees CC Sabathia against Baltimore's...

Joe Girardi’s Gutsy Call to Pinch Hit for Struggling Alex Rodriguez Propels New York Yankees to Series Lead
October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 AM
The New York Yankees have now taken a 2-1 lead in the ALDS over the Baltimore Orioles. On a night where Raul Ibanez’s two home runs will overshadow anything, it was the gutsy decision made by manager Joe Girardi to put Ibanez in the game that might have very well...