Found July 27, 2013 on
New York Yankees
This is a guest column from DraftStreet.com, a site where you can join daily fantasy baseball leagues for money or for fun. This is a look at which closers fantasy owners should keep their eyes on after the Mariano Rivera ends. Fantasy owners looking for closers with a long track record of success won’t be able to turn to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera after this season. Rivera had 638 career saves at the All-Star break. Only four active closers have 250 saves, and only two of them are likely to be closers in 2014.Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers (328 career saves at the break)Nathan had at least 35 saves for six straight seasons before undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing all of 2010. The following season, Nathan had only 14 saves. But he returned to form in 2012 with Texas, saving 37 games, and already has 30 saves this season. At 38, he is putting up better numbers than ever, with a 1.36 ERA, 0.756 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.Francisco Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles (303)Rodriguez, who p...
BEST OF MAXIM
And the drama with the Yankees continues.
GM Grain Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post.
"I would say we are in a desperate time," Cashman told the Post. "Ownership wants to go for it. I didn't want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense...
There is no doubt that Brian Cashman has had his fill with Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankes GM never wanted to sign him the enormous deal, and would love to see the Yanks move on completely from him. Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen, barring a lifetime ban from baseball due to A-Rod’s involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Until that happens, which it may never come...
Gary Sanchez’s performance has earned him the top spot in our Prospect Rankings (Photo: Mark LoMoglio)
With the All-Star Break come and gone, it’s time for our mid-season prospect rankings. There’s some changes at the top, with Rafael DePaula, Jose Ramirez, and and J.R. Murphy being some of the biggest movers. This season has seen the re-emergence of players such as Dellin...
Alex Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his rehabilitation session at the team's minor league complex, two days before Major League Baseball is likely to suspend the New York Yankees third baseman for his connection to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Coming back from January hip surgery and strained quadriceps he hurt...
Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert has been inducted posthumously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The ceremony took place Sunday. Ruppert, who died in 1939, was elected by the 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee. Anne Vernon, a great grandniece of Ruppert, accepted the award for the family.
Ruppert purchased the Yankees prior to the 1915 season...
According to a report by Brian Kotloff of Sports Illustrated via Joel Sherman of the New York Post, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, was told to go ahead with the trade for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, although he was against it.
Cashman would not directly confirm what he advised Hal Steinbrenner, but told The Post: “I would say we are in a desperate...
Alex Rodriguez is one of the most scorned athletes in the media today. There is a palpable amount of hatred towards A-Rod from the media, fans, and hell, even Yankees executives. And yet, the reasons for all of the disdain towards Rodriguez are petty at best. Yet, that doesn't stop media members from taking snipes at Rodriguez whenever his name pops up, despite the fact that...
Derek Jeter had no doubts he was ready to return and one pitch into his second comeback of the season he showed it.
The Yankees captain homered in his first at-bat Sunday staking New York to a 1-0 lead in the first inning as they try to avoid a sweep to the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Jeter who started at shortstop and was batting second Sunday stepped to the plate to the familiar...
It looks like Major League Baseball is ready to drop the hammer on the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal sometime this week, according to a report by The New York Post.
MLB is also set to announce a lengthy suspension for Alex Rodriguez, according to The Post.
“It always has been MLB’s plan to announce the suspensions at one time for the 15-plus players believed...
After nine seasons away from the team that signed him as a 22-year old out of Japan, Alfonso Soriano has returned home to the Bronx.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, the Yankees and Cubs have completed a deal that sends the veteran outfielder to New York in exchange for a mid-level prospect who is not yet known. Because Soriano has 10-and-5 rights (10 years...
Immediately after Meredith Marakovits reported today that Brian Cashman had said on a conference call earlier that Dr. Dan Murphy confirmed Alex Rodriguez' quad is improving and that A-Rod "was in agreement" moving forward with an August 1 goal for a simulated game...Arod confirmed Michael Kay's suspicions of blind support and opinion buying. Alex appeared, again...
Corey Black, 21, gets us Alfonso Soriano, 37. Thank God El Duque and Alphonso are away, or we'd be in for 20,000 words. Here's Soriano homering for the Yankees in a World Series played all the way back when TV screens were narrow:
The Alex Rodriguez-New York Yankees soap opera was a five-part miniseries Thursday culminating in A-Rod again declaring he was ready to play now but -- since he is just "an employee" -- that he would accept the Yankees' plan to have him start a rehab assignment Aug. 1.
If all goes according to plan with the quad and if he is not suspended by baseball in the interim...
As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sveum also claimed the New York Yankees were the only team he knew of...
Hideki Matsui did great things for the New York Yankees, so it’s only right that he retired as one. In 11 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Matsui had a line of .282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs.
Hideki Matsui signs a one day minor league deal with Yanks and then retires as a Yankee pic.twitter.com/sSfdy2UP2Y
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) July 28, 2013
Yankees captain Derek...