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Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann Off Market, Stephen Strasburg Available; Yankees Could Inquire
January 20th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Less than 24 hours ago, it was reported that the Washington Nationals landed Max Scherzer and signed him to a seven-year, $210 million deal and have all but made themselves the favorites again in the National League East and perhaps the early favorites for the 2015 World Series. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier in the...

MLB Hot Stove: Max Scherzer to Nationals, Yankees Should Inquire on Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
January 19th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
On late Sunday night; or early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals won the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer, as they landed the now former Detroit Tigers ace on a seven-year deal worth around $180 million. ***PHOTO1*** With Scherzer now officially off the market, it potentially puts either free agent to be Jordan Zimmermann...

Washington Nationals Sign Max Scherzer to 7-Year Deal Worth Over $180 Million
January 19th, 2015 at 12:24 AM
The prize of the free agent market, especially the pitching market, is finally off it, and he's going to get paid like one of the top pitchers in the sport. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news on Sunday that it was the Washington Nationals who...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Close to Deal, Nationals Seen as Favorites
January 18th, 2015 at 4:58 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET The Yankees seem to have been telling the truth when making it clear they wouldn't pursue Max Scherzer, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports the team never made a bid on Scherzer: There were some thoughts that the Yankees might be posturing in order...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Still in Contact with Asdrubal Cabrera
December 29th, 2014 at 2:07 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 30 at 11:48 a.m. ET Asdrubal Cabrera is now off the board for the Yankees, as he has signed with division rival Tampa Bay, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 The New York Post's Joel...

Washington Nationals Sign Yankees Reliever Heath Bell to Minor League Deal
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Not too long ago, Heath Bell was considered to be one of the better closers in the sport. In fact, almost three years ago, he was considered one of the top closers on the market and got paid like one from the Miami Marlins. ***PHOTO1*** A lot has happened since then, specifically...

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez Considered a ‘Perfect Fit’ for New York Yankees Rotation
November 25th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
In years past, the New York Yankees have never been shy about spending or making deals to make their pitching staff better, especially their starting pitching staff, which heading into 2015, is surrounded with question marks. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova all suffered tough injuries and two of them...

MLB Trade Talk: Could Yankees Be Waiting on Nationals’ Ian Desmond After $107 Million Contract Rejection
November 13th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Ever since Derek Jeter's retirement, the speculation has been on who will play shortstop for the New York Yankees in 2015. Thus far, the candidates that could be either trade partners or free agent pickups aren't looking like they will be Bronx bound. ***PHOTO1*** Hanley Ramirez likely won't be a shortstop much...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Jed Lowrie, Asdrubal Cabrera not High on New York Yankees List
November 11th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees want to find their next shortstop for the 2015 season; something that they've had time to think about during the entire 2014 season with Derek Jeter's departure from baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Many names are going to be thrown around from Jimmy Rollins to Elvis Andrus...

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Nationals’ Asdrubal Cabrera Viewed as Affordable Shortstop Option for Yankees
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:39 AM
We all know the usual names as far as shortstop options go for the New York Yankees this offseason in their efforts to replace the retiring Derek Jeter. ***PHOTO1*** J.J. Hardy. Troy Tulowitzki. Hanley Ramirez. Jimmy Rollins. You can now add another option for the Yankees, which will be in the free...

UPDATE: New York Yankees DFA Eury Perez to Make Room for Stephen Drew
September 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 PM
UPDATE: Friday, January 16 at 12:18 p.m. ET In news that will just devastate Yankees fans (just kidding), the team has designated Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew on the 40-man roster, per Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog: Yankees announce Drew signing; DFA Eury...

Breaking Down New York Yankees 2015 Schedule Released by Major League Baseball
September 8th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
You never want to start looking at next season's schedule before the current season is finished, but with the way the New York Yankees are playing in 2014, it may not be too early. ***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball released the schedules of all teams for next season on Monday, which can be...

New York Yankees Rumors: Jacob Lindgren Unlikely to Be Called up Sept. 1
August 30th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
There has been plenty of speculation that the New York Yankees would bring their 2014 No. 1 pick, second-rounder Jacob Lindgren, to the majors when rosters expand on September 1, but that may not happen after all. ***PHOTO1*** According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees may end up holding off...

Matt Thornton Reacts to New York Yankees Allowing Washington Nationals to Claim Him
August 13th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Matt Thornton, as was the rest of the New York Yankees Universe, was shocked to see the Yankees allow the Washington Nationals to claim him. Matt thornton pic.twitter.com/OhzCGcU3BE — Brian Lieber (@brianlieb14) August 7, 2014 Thornton spoke to Dan Martin of the New York Post about being placed on waivers by the Yankees...

Washington Nationals Claim Matt Thornton Off Waivers from New York Yankees
August 5th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
The New York Yankees put Matt Thornton on revocable waivers this week with the chance that he could be claimed by another team. ***VIDEO1*** A team did in fact claim Thornton, as it was the Washington Nationals who made the claim and have been awarded him and his $3.5 million salary for...

Seattle Mariners Won’t Pursue New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi for Vacant Manager Job
October 9th, 2013 at 7:14 AM
Joe Girardi has been the top name of quite a few team's list as a must-hire manager for the 2014 season. The New York Yankees, the team he's been with for the last six seasons, desperately wants to retain him and have an outstanding offer for a new contract on the...

Report: Joe Girardi Torn Between New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs Managing Jobs
October 8th, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Most people thought by the beginning of this week, Joe Girardi would have given the New York Yankees his answer on whether he would be coming back to the team or not for 2014 and beyond. That has not been the case though. Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger reported on...

Report: Washington Nationals Interested in New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi; Requesting Permission for Meeting
October 6th, 2013 at 1:55 AM
The sweepstakes for manager Joe Girardi is really starting to pick up over the last week and may get very interesting as he is picking up options. The New York Yankees are trying to retain their manager before his contract officially expires and would be free to speak to any team...