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The Yankees need to re-tool this winter after using over 50 players last season, and even if this year's free agent market is weak, there is still some talent out there that would help the Yankees return to the playoffs in 2014.
These are the three free agents the Yankees need to sign this winter (assuming they are able to sign both Granderson and Cano):
The Yankees let Russell Martin walk last winter and they paid the price for it all season. They have some young talent at catcher, but none of those prospects are ready. McCann would be a perfect candidate to bridge the gap. He is still young enough at 30 that his production should be fine for the next few years; he could provide some power in the middle of the order, and in a few years if he starts slowing down he could easily be moved to DH or platooned with a guy like Austin Romine or JR Murphy. Martin should be the one in this role, but the Yankees can fix a past error by signing McCann this of...
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All across the field, the New York Yankees will have questions to answer. But now that the Yanks have re-signed manager Joe Girardi to four-year deal, the next big task for the Yankees will be to bring back their best player in Robinson Cano. In 2013, Cano was the Bombers’ best player, and they’ll need him back for next season.
Cano led the Yankees with a .314 batting average...
It's not always fun to look at Brian Cashman's trades from the other side of the equation. The Yankee version goes that we acquire solid veterans and give up nothing, either because the other team wanted to dump salary or they simply aren't as smart as us.Take Seattle, of course. Of course, the ultimate deal - Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda - now looks, at best, to...
We spoke yesterday about several free agents the Yankees should sign this offseason. Missing from that list was Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is the next big Japanese star trying to come to the United States, and the Yankees are set to agressively go after him.
George King of the New York Post reported:
"According to industry sources, the Yankees are going...
Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, met with his scouting department on Tuesday. This was the second day of a week long plan to discuss the team's off season plans. One part of the plan is to decrease the salary under the $189 million luxury-tax threshold.
Managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner insisted that this will be done in a way that will not...
Perfect Yankee Insider post from Matthew Jarrell
It’s fall here in Maine. The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, and we’re well on our way to the upcoming season of blizzards, burning wood stoves and rampant influenza. In the meantime, we have more than enough sport to whet our appetites - fall means football, basketball, hockey, and more than...
So I see that Hal Steinbrenner made the media rounds yesterday, telling reporters and sports yakkers gems like "I think Brian [Cashman] did a great job" as general manager. (What high standards, eh? If Cashman did a great job this year, then I would hate to think what Hal considers a bad job?) I wonder what took Hal so long to finally speak out about the season. After all...
This post was supposed to be about Joe Girardi's new contract with the Yankees. I thought I would be writing about the new deal and speculating about what he would do during the life of it. I also thought I would be writing about it sooner than today. We were all given the impression that the negotiation would be quick and painless and that Girardi would, by now, be preparing...
According to a story via ESPN, the New York Yankees have decided to bring back manager Joe Girardi, even though the team missed the playoffs this season.
Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract to return as the New York Yankees‘ manager, the team announced Wednesday.
Girardi, who turns 49 later this month, managed the Yankees to an 85-77 record this past season, his sixth...
Is Curtis Granderson on his way out of the Bronx?
Granderson just completed his fourth season with the New York Yankees and is a free agent this winter. The veteran outfielder has put up impressive numbers during his 10-year career -- playing the first six seasons with the Detroit Tigers.
In 2011, he led the majors with 136 runs and was second in homers with 41, while leading the...
Don’t worry Yankees fans, Joe Girardi won’t be leaving the Bronx in the offseason.
The veteran manager, who led New York to a World Series championship in 2009 and has reached the playoffs in four of his six seasons with the club, agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal on Wednesday to remain in pinstripes, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Girardi’s previous contract...
A lot of people like to discredit the closer role, especially when considering a pitcher for the Hall of Fame. After all, they just pitch one inning.
However, that inning is unlike any other.
While a starting pitcher might face the same lineup three times in a game, each batter going for a swing-for-the-fences approach in every at-bat, the closer is usually facing a team...
Yesterday, the billion dollar voice of Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner appeared unto ESPN and WFAN radio, assuring his lost tribe that 2013 was an aberration, and that His Ownership will do what it takes to put the Bombers back on course next season.As Hal spoke, the Cardinals, Tigers, As and Rays - franchises that win year after year on far less than the Yankees spend - were still...
Saying the New York Yankees have a lot of work to do this off-season is the understatement of the century.
English: Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with a New York Yankees signed team jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So far, the Yankees have gotten off to a good start by inking skipper Joe Girardi to a 4-year, for around $16 million this past week.
The Yankees were already...
In this morning's Daily News a famed sports reporter inserted a qualifier into his article about the Yankee's future, and approach to re-building a competitive team; the qualifier was in thevein of: " assuming that they take actions to get more productivity from their farm system..."Think about that for a moment.How do the Yankees suddenly get, "more productivity...
The New York Mets have been connected to both Robinson Cano and Jose Abreu, but don’t expect them to sign either of them. They may check in on both of them, but don’t expect either one of them to end up with the Mets.
While the Mets may like Jose Abreu and his power potential, you shouldn’t expect them to pursue him, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The...