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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...

Raul Ibanez Hits a Walk Off Home Run in the 12th to Give the New York Yankees a 2-1 Lead in the ALDS Over the Baltimore Orioles
October 10th, 2012 at 11:25 PM
The New York Yankees took the pivotal game three in dramatic fashion over the Baltimore Orioles with Raul Ibanez hitting a walk off solo shot off of Brian Matusz in the 12th for his second homer of the night. The Yankees now lead the ALDS 2-1 and can advance to the ALCS with a win tomorrow night. The...

Raul Ibanez Hits Walk Off Single in Extra Innings to Lead New York Yankees Over Boston Red Sox
October 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night as Raul Ibanez hit a game-tying pinch hit home run in the bottom of the ninth and then a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th.  ***PHOTO1*** Replacing Ivan Nova in the starting rotation and taking the...

New York Yankees Top Oakland Athletics 10-9 in 14 Inning Slugfest
September 22nd, 2012 at 11:54 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics for the second straight day in extra innings, with a 10-9 victory on Saturday. The winning run came for New York in the bottom of the 14th inning as Eduardo Nunez reached base safely because of an error which allowed Ichiro Suzuki...

New York Yankees Win Final Game of Homestand, Top Seattle Mariners 6-2
August 5th, 2012 at 5:48 PM
The New York Yankees bounced back after being shut out on Saturday to win 6-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in the final game of their nine game homestand at Yankee Stadium. Getting the win for New York was starter Freddy Garcia, who improved his record to 5-5 this...

Dewayne Wise Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A by New York Yankees
July 26th, 2012 at 9:08 PM
The New York Yankees have outrighted Dewayne Wise to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the 34 year-old outfielder cleared waivers. Wise was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday to open up a roster spot for newly-acquired outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.  ***PHOTO1*** Though the Yankees have outrighted Wise to the minors, the defensive-specialist has...

Acquisition of Ichiro Suzuki Gives New York Yankees What They were Missing
July 24th, 2012 at 7:16 AM
The New York Yankees currently have the best record in baseball at 58-38, but with Brett Gardner out for the rest of the season, the team had one glaring weakness that needed to be improved before the trade deadline. On Monday, the Yankees did just that by acquiring Ichiro Suzuki...