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The New York Yankees have been hit with a $13.9 million luxury tax bill, their lowest since 2003. The fee, assessed Thursday by Major League Baseball under its labor contract, is down from $18 million last year and $25.7 million in 2009, when the Yankees won the World Series. Boston, which missed the playoffs this year, is the only other team that will have to pay a tax. The Red Sox received a bill for $3.4 million, up from last year's $1.5 million. Season-ending payroll information and the tax was sent to teams and obtained by The Associated Press. According...
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The silence of this off-season is starting to go from calm to eerie, as the New York Yankees have hardly budged.
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Other than giving ace CC Sabathia a new contract, almost too efficiently, and inking pitcher Freddy Garcia for another go, nothing has changed.
The necessity for another starting pitcher, as well as another lefty for...
Both the Yankees and Andruw Jones have expressed a mutual interest in the outfielder returning to the Bronx next year, but so far there has not been any progress toward a contract, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
Feinsand added that there are “several” teams that have been interested in Jones this offseason including the Red Sox.
Jones was perfect for the...
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Yankees OF Nick Swisher is disappointed with his team's showing last season, so he wants to put the squad back on the map.
From Mark Feinsand: For weeks, it has appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Andruw Jones would return to the Bronx next season, but that’s no longer the certainty it once seemed.
The Yankees have stayed in touch with Jones’ agent, Scott Boras, but a source said the two sides have not made much progress despite the mutual desire for a reunion. The source added that “several”...
Like all pitchers who have been made available this offseason, the Yankees inquired on White Sox starter John Danks. However, talks never really progressed past the initial stage after Sox GM Kenny Williams insisted on at least two of the Yankees top prospects in any deal, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.
Before signing an extension it seemed too risky to give up...
The New York Yankees looking to acquire some pitching depth, contacted the Oakland Athletics about one of their top pitching prospects. Gio González, a 26-year-old left hander, which New York Yankees apparently love.
Athletics asked the Yankees for Jesus Montero and top pitching prospects — Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances–in exchange for Gonzalez when they discussed his availability...
The Indians are one of several clubs that has called the Yankees about Nick Swisher, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Cleveland GM Chris Antonetti, a finalist for free agent Carlos Beltran, is also considering trades to improve his club’s offense.
However, Swisher doesn’t appear to be a realistic option for the Indians, since the Yankees don’t have an obvious...
via Ken Rosenthal | The Cleveland Indians are one of several clubs that have called the New York Yankees about right fielder Nick Swisher, according to major-league sources. But at this point, Swisher does not appear to be a realistic alternative if the Indians fail to sign free agent Carlos Beltran. For the Yankees to [...]
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