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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...

Report: New York Yankees Make Contract Offer to Manager Joe Girardi; Await Decision
October 4th, 2013 at 9:31 PM
The New York Yankees would like to retain their manager Joe Girardi, who is currently one of the top managers on the market right now as he is a free agent. On Friday, the Yankees put in their offer to keep Girardi, as Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reported and...

Despite Inclement Weather, New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Enjoys Cleveland
April 12th, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Despite back-to-back rain outs on Wednesday and Thursday in Cleveland, after successful showings on Monday and Tuesday, the incomparable Mariano Rivera made the most of his idle time during an inactive two-game, two-rain out set. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera, who officially announced his retirement following the 2013 season, has been honored at each stadium played at so far this...

New York Yankees Defeat Washington Nationals 4-2 in Exhibition Game in D.C.
March 29th, 2013 at 6:43 PM
While it was a game that still fits under the category of "exhibition," it was a game with a regular season feel to it, as starters played and it was contested in a Major League ballpark, instead of the friendly confines of the Grapefruit League fields. Needless to say, on Friday...

Are the Yankees Miscalculating the Potential Gain of a Reduced Payroll?
January 23rd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the mantra of Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has continuously been reduced payroll, it has been a mantra echoed under the pretense that the Yankees were building for a more stable financial future.  However, as FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reports in a very interesting synopsis of the Yankees financial...

With Rafael Soriano Heading to Washington, Who is the Heir Apparent to All-time Saves King Mariano Rivera?
January 16th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
While it never seemed to be a possibility that general manager Brian Cashman would retain the services of closer Rafael Soriano following his opt out, the idea officially closed its doors yesterday.  As first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Nationals and Soriano agreed to a two-year deal for...

Taking a Look at Who Can Fill the Right-handed Void in the Yankees Outfield
January 11th, 2013 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner indicated that while the upmost goal is to reduce payroll, he still takes pride in putting out a "championship-caliber" team.  In reaffirming his commitment to competing for a championship, he further confirmed the Yankees are not done adding players and are looking to add some lumber. ...

Yankees Interested in Nationals Outfielder Michael Morse
January 8th, 2013 at 4:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals solidified one of their top offseason priorities by re-signing veteran first baseman Adam LaRoche.  In doing so, ESPNNewYork senior writer Andrew Marchand has learned the re-signing of LaRoche might open the door to the Yankees exploring a trade for Nationals slugger Michael Morse.  A 29-year-old native of Florida,...

New York Yankees Win Ninth Straight Game; Sweep Washington Nationals
June 17th, 2012 at 5:12 PM
The New York Yankees swept the Washington Nationals after winning 4-1 on Sunday. The win is New York's ninth straight victory, giving them three consecutive series sweeps.  ***PHOTO1*** Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and was dominant as he improved his record to 9-2 season. In seven and two third innings, the...

New York Yankees Top Washington Nationals 5-3 in Extra Innings
June 16th, 2012 at 6:15 PM
The New York Yankees won their eighth straight game on Saturday as they defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 in 14 innings. Getting the win for New York was Freddy Garcia as Rafael Soriano picked up the save and Brad Lidge took the loss for Washington.  ***PHOTO1*** Andy Pettitte started the game for...

New York Yankees Get Their Seventh Win in a Row Against the Washington Nationals
June 15th, 2012 at 10:39 PM
The New York Yankees won the battle of division leaders at Nationals Park by defeating the Washington Nationals 7-2. New York's Phil Hughes and Washington's Gio Gonzalez matched pitch for pitch in the early innings before each team broke through in the third. Derek Jeter doubled and Mark Teixeira walked setting up first and second with two outs. Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher each would garner RBI singles to make the...

New York Yankees Select Brad Meyers in Rule 5 Draft
December 8th, 2011 at 1:11 PM
The New York Yankees have selected 26 year-old pitcher Brad Meyers in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft.  Myers is a right-handed starter, who split time last season at A, AA, and AAA for the Washington Nationals organization. In his time at AAA, he went 6-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 starts for the Syracuse Chiefs.  Myers will cost the Yankees $50,000...