Found November 12, 2012 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
It is again that time of year when free agent rumors dominate baseball headlines. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult – if not impossible – to determine the original source and the credibility of the news.
In some cases, members of the media may come up with ideas that appear to be their very own. The only difference between them and random proposals floated on countless message boards is the size of the writer’s platform.
Two weeks ago, Joel Sherman of the New York Post floated an idea that the New York Yankees should probe the potential availability of former New York Met and current St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Beltran.
Despite the fact that no one connected with St. Louis has suggested that Beltran would be traded with a year remaining on his contract, Sherman was not deterred. The logic is driven by the availability of the designated hitter in the American League, allowing Beltran to rest his sore knees more often.
After all, the Yankees always get their target, right? They c...
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The New York Yankees enter this off-season with so many questions that when I started mulling over the issues as a whole it actually is pretty discouraging.
English: Hal Steinbrenner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So to say that GM Brian Cashman has his work cut out for him might be the understatement of the century.
Cashman has been the Yankees GM for 15-seasons, making the postseason...
In years past, the New York Yankees would be a lock securing top free-agents. But times have changed, the fiscal responsible Yankees now have a budget. And that magic number is $189 million for 2014, mandated by owner Hal Steinbrenner.
At this moment, the Yankees have $120 million locked into six players for next season. That number drops in 2014 to $74 million locked into three...
Despite a nightmare postseason, Robinson Cano has reason to celebrate. Just four days after winning the Silver Slugger Award for his production at the plate, the Yankees second baseman officially became a U.S. Citizen on Tuesday morning and tweeted pictures as he was sworn in. “Very proud day for me,” Cano tweeted. “I just became a US citizen, God bless America!” A native...
Last month, the CW - that's conventional wisdom for you outsiders - seemed to be that Hiroki Kuroda and Russell Martin loved bagels, cherished subway rides, enjoyed homeless people and totally grokked New York City, so all we had to do was send them the contract, and they would sign it. Now, well, maybe they're not so sure. The subways do sometimes have a pungent aroma, and...
(CUE THE NEIL DIAMOND)
Things may not have been so grand for Robinson Cano — after struggling through the playoffs a couple of weeks ago — but things are really looking up for the New York Yankees second baseman in recent days. After winning the American League Silver Slugger award last week for being the top offensive player at his position for the third straight year, Cano also became a citizen...
Ruben Rivera is best known for being Mariano Rivera's cousin, which is quite possibly the only thing he's ever done right in his life. When with the Yankees, he was released because the players voted him off the team after being caught hocking Derek Jeter's glove and bat to a sports memorabilia dealer. Below you can see what Giants broadcaster Jon Miller described as...
I recently acquired my second Hope Diamond Parallel, and I can't get over how absolutely AMAZING they are in-hand. For just over a five-spot, this bad boy can now call my collection its home.Numbered 10/60, it's an awesome addition to my Martin PC, and I'm really happy it's a Russ Dodgers' card. What's so noticeable, of course, is how awesome this card is...
Nick Swisher and Joanna Garcia's newborn babe
TRENTON, NJ – Former Yankees pitching great and YES broadcaster David Cone hopes the Yankees don’t have a power shortage in 2013.
He feels the team’s pitching will be fine, but realizes the team will have to come up with a replacement for outfielder Nick Swisher, who rejected the Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer and is seeking a multi-year deal in the $15 million per...
Free agent slugger and former Texas Rangers catcher Mike
Napoli is drawing interest from the New York Yankees, reports Bob Nightengale
of USA Today.
Mike Napoli, the Texas #Rangers free-agent catcher, is drawing interest from the New York #Yankees
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2012
Napoli has garnered significant interest already this
He can now play for the US in the WBC
He becomes an American citizen, and the first thing he does is declare FREEDOM OF FACIAL HAIR.Dammit, he's right. The Yankees must end the repressive, 1890s ban on facial furniture, lip thistle, chin hemp or scalp shrubbery. It is 2012. It will soon be 2013.NO MUSTACHE, NO PEACE. NO MUSTACHE, NO PEACE.WHAT DO WE WANT?END TO YANKEE FACIAL HAIR BAN.WHEN DO WE WANT IT?NOW.