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The Winter Meetings will come to a close today and, if all things remain the same, the Yankees will have signed and/or traded for no one.It's been a disappointing week for Yankee fans. Yesterday was especially disappointing, as Eric Chavez and Jeff Keppinger, two players who were looked at as a third base platoon in 2013, signed with the Diamondbacks and White Sox respectively. Several writers and reporters tweeted that the Yankees never even made either of them an offer. They now seem to be turning their attention to Mark Reynolds.Then there are the other positions that need filling or upgrading. Russell Martin's departure led to rumors earlier in the week that AJ Pierzynski was on the Yankees' radar. Also, with Nick Swisher obviously unwelcome for 2013, you heard names like Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz begin thrown around. Of course, all of this sit-on-your-hands lack of activity by the Yankees is due to their quest to get below the $189 million payroll threshol...
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Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankeesoff-season has been an unpleasant wake-up call of what is to come.
As a fan to say that my heart is breaking would be an understatement, as the new Yankee reign still talks the talk but it is all smoke and mirrors.
With the number of holes, aging and injured players and the fact that GM Brain Cashman has...
Brian Cashman updating the media on Tuesday night (Associated Press photo)
Good morning, folks! Day three is underway from Nashville, and we’re covering all the action on a minute-by-minute basis at BronxPinstripes.com.
8:10 AM: Last night, Brian Cashman met with the media and revealed that he has spoken to the agent for at least five separate players – Ichiro Suzuki, Raul Ibanez...
Not Cashman? Are the Yankees brass pulling another Rafael Soriano type move here?
There was also an article by Joel Sherman in today's New York Post where he says that George Steinbrenner and the old Yankees brass would never pass up on the chance of getting Josh Hamilton in Pinstripes, which is very true. It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out.
Once his baseball career is over, Curtis Granderson could have a future in sumo wrestling. During his stay in Japan — as part of the MLB International Ambassador Program — Granderson started sharpening his sumo wrestling squats alongside a professional and tweeted a picture for the world to see. In addition to working on his form, the Yankees center fielder also attended sumo...
NASHVILLE While blockbuster rumors swirled, the Diamondbacks tidied up their bench and catching situations Wednesday, signing free agent veterans Eric Chavez and Wil Nieves to fill reserve roles at third base and catcher.Chavez, who would figure to get most of his at-bats against right-handers while spelling Chris Johnson at third, signed a one-year, 3 million contract. He hit 16...
This would be a solid signing for the Yankees, who as you know are in desperate need of a catcher.
Andruw Jones has reached an agreement with the Rakuten Golden Eagles on a one-year deal worth about $3.6 million to play in Japan, Nikkansports.com reported Friday. If the report is accurate, Jones would become one of the biggest Major League Baseball stars to play in Japan. Jones, 35, hit just .197 with 14 homers and 34 RBIs in 233 at-bats for the Yankees last season. Jones...
Yesterday, one of the GMs at the winter meetings assured the songbird Gammonites that the Yankees wouldn't stay cheapo much longer, that a big splash was coming, that the Yankees are always the Yankees. It reminded me of the final scene in "Cool Hand Luke," where George Kennedy is fantasizing to the prison yard how Paul Newman is out there with "that ol' Luke...
This offseason has been rather un-Yankee-like. That doesn’t mean the Bronx Bombers should be ruled out of anything, though
While the Yankees have been relatively quiet thus far, even losing out on guys like Jeff Keppinger, New York is apparently still doing its due diligence on perhaps the biggest fish in free agency. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Yankees are...
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The final act of Brian Cashman’s
dormant week at the winter meetings was to assure the baseball world,
through his words and a $12 million contract offer to Kevin Youkilis,
that the Yankees were still...
Damned if I know.But if he did have, say, a week's headzup, could he have made a deal or signed Eric Chavez?The price of thirdbasemen jumped yesterday. And right now, we don't have one.