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The Yankees may be able to sign OF Ichiro Suzuki very soon, filling a hole in RF. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, a Major League source says that a deal will in fact happen, and that the Yankees are “all over him.” It’s no secret that Ichiro wants to remain a Yankee, so a deal would be expected soon as Christmas approaches.
Last year, Ichiro was rejuvenated in the Bronx after coming over from Seattle in a trade. He hit .322 with five homers and 27 RBIs in just 67 games, compared to .261, 4 homers and 28 driven in with Seattle in 95 games. Since Ichiro just turned 39, he will likely receive a 1-year deal, similar to Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera – the Yankees remain adamant about lowering their payroll by 2014.
New York will likely need a right-handed bat to counter the lefty Ichiro should a deal happen. Keep in mind that Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner are both lefties as well. Ichiro became a fan-favorite this past season and would be welcomed back with open arms as the future hall-of-famer closes out his career.
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The Yankees 37-year-old third baseman, who is scheduled for surgery in mid...
The New York Yankees hope to finalize an agreement with
outfielder Ichiro Suzuki “within the next few days,” reports Jon Heyman of CBS
The Yankees are hoping to finalize a deal with Ichiro
Suzuki within the next few days.
Beyond the Yankees, there are a few other teams that are
talking to Ichiro, one of which is believed to be the Philadelphia...
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All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano isn’t prepared to offer
the New York Yankees a hometown discount, and he may very well “bolt the Bronx”
one he reaches free agency, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
According to two industry sources familiar with Cano’s
situation, the Yankees’ Gold Glove second baseman may very well bolt the Bronx
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There’s a good chance that Ichiro Suzuki‘s first year in the Bronx won’t be his last.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are showing strong interest in re-signing the 39-year-old outfielder, with one source reportedly saying New York is “all over him.”
Suzuki, who was dealt to the Yankees in July, spent his first 11-plus seasons in Seattle, carving out...
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The Yankees third baseman hosted an art show at his Miami home during the city’s Art Basel celebration, and some visitors noticed that a couple of fabled paintings weren’t on display. We’re referring, of course, to the rumored artwork of A-Rod as a centaur...
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Unless the Yankees come out of their economic cocoon, they will not have the largest payroll in the game for the first time since 1998...
From the NY Daily News:
The Yankees could have an answer to their third-base problem shortly and the possibility it’ll be Kevin Youkilis may have gained steam Sunday night when Mark Reynolds reportedly agreed to a deal with the Indians.
Cleveland was viewed as the Yankees’ biggest competition for Youkilis. But CBSsports.com, which first reported Reynolds’ agreement and...
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Brown, who had ended his playing career...
Ken Rosenthal reports that Jason Grilli is returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates on a two-year deal, pending a physical.
Source: Grilli back to #Pirates. Two-year deal. Pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2012
I assume this time it’s real, unlike last Thursday which was full of “he’s signing”, followed by Grilli denying each report. I only assume...