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Brian Cashman feels so good about the Yankees' offseason, he decided to rapel down a building.
After spending the previous few days retaining veteran starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda as well as closer Mariano Rivera, New York's general manager made some practice jumps down the side of Stamford's Landmark Building on Friday. The workout was in advance of a charity event Sunday.
But the talk afterward was on pitching, and Cashman is confident the Yankees are already offseason winners. Pettitte and Kuroda were given one-year deals that will cost the Yankees approximately $27 million. Rivera is expected to return on a one-year deal worth $10 million that could be announced next week.
''I think Pettitte is a big thing,'' Cashman said. ''Kuroda was a big thing. I think we're having a successful early campaign to our winter because we've able to retain some high-end, high-caliber starting pitching and if you look at the market...
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From Erik Boland:Add catcher to the list of offseason needs for the Yankees.
In a move that came as a surprise to many, a club source said Russell Martin agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates early Thursday night. The deal is reportedly worth $17 million.
While there were reports the Yankees had made their own two-year offer, the source said the club never made an offer...
The New York Yankees watched Russell Martin sign a two year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, thus officially beginning their search for a new starting catcher. The Yankees have a few prospects in the minor leagues expected to handle the everyday duties behind the plate in the near future, including Austin Romine, but, as with Jesus Montero, New York appears in no rush...
Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera will continue to pitch and he will do so for the New York Yankees. Baseball’s all time saves leader and perhaps the most dominating relief pitcher in baseball history has reached a one year deal worth $10 million.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports the deal has incentives which could make the total payout to Rivera even higher. Rivera turned 43 on...
Bobby Valentine is all too familiar with what it feels like to go from the top to the bottom very quickly. Luckily for him, his controlled rappel from the top of a Connecticut building was much more graceful than his trip to rock bottom in Boston.
Valentine, who was joining New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman for one of Cashman’s favorite hobbies, began his descent Friday...
Mariano Rivera is officially coming back. The 43-year old closer missed almost the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL, and he contemplated retirement. However, Rivera and the Yankees reached an agreement for the future Hall of Famer to pitch one more year.
According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN, the Yankees and Rivera agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal. The contract is...
Mariano Rivera, who is regarded as the best closer in baseball history, has agreed on a new contract with the New York Yankees. Pending a physical the new contract will assure the closer at least one more year in the Bronx. The deal is reportedly worth up to $10 million for the 43-year old. With the new deal, Rivera will take a $5 million cut from the $15 million he made last season...
Fav NY Post caption -- Derek Eater or Captain Munch?
Sad. They couldn't come up with anything referring to the world's smallest wrists.
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Shout whatever obscenity you wish at the Yankee swish-hitters who two months ago embarrassed God and us - and not in that order. But at least we haven't yet plummeted to the toxic point where nobody wants to play in NYC. Because, folks, we once held that poisoned perch: Never forget the Greg Maddux era.Proof of our continued status: Andy Pettitte is back for another year, making...