Found December 06, 2012 on
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
Time to panic.
It is still early December and Spring Training is months away. The Yankees are coming off a 95-win season in which they won the division. But there is no doubt that Yankee fans everywhere are getting more nervous every day.
“Beggars can’t be choosers.” That’s not something you expect to hear from Brian Cashman, the GM of the New York Yankees, no matter the circumstances. But Hal Steinbrenner’s new wallet pinching strategy is coming at the worst possible time.
We have seen what Baltimore can do. After winning a wild card and defeating the Texas Rangers in the playoffs, they will be formidable again. The Blue Jays just reloaded and have put together the most talented roster in the division. And the Rays always contend.
So far the Yankees have signed three free agents, Hiroki Kuroda ($15M), Pettitte ($12M), and Rivera ($10M). That is $37M for three pitchers with a combined age of 121. They don’t have a catcher, third baseman, or right fielder. Actually, they don’t even h...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Yesterday, the terrible words crashed upon us like the news of Pearl Harbor: KEPPINGER HAS SIGNED ELSEWHERE!!! My first thought was, omg, we were trying to sign the umpire? But no, it was Keppinger! KEPPINGER! And he hath scorned us! A utility infielder! A few botched grounders removed from Jason Nix! Gone! And Chavez, too! Along with the outfielder, Schiensomethingorther - whose...