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From Erik Boland:Free agency officially kicked off in the hours after the Giants completed their four-game sweep of the Tigers in the World Series on Sunday night and, as expected, the Yankees on Monday exercised the club options they held on second baseman Robinson Cano, centerfielder Curtis Granderson and reliever David Aardsma.
Twelve of their players became free agents, headlined by Hiroki Kuroda, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Ichiro Suzuki, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. The others are Eric Chavez, Pedro Feliciano, Freddy Garcia, Raul Ibanez, Andruw Jones and Derek Lowe.
Players can start signing with other clubs after midnight ET on Saturday.OK, just wanted to post that before the Sandy knocked out my power and internet. Stay safe people.
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According to ESPN, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi reached out to third baseman Alex Rodriguez on Friday to work on their relationship and talk about the future. Friday was the same day CBSSports.com reported that Girardi made a call to Yankee Stadium public-address announcer during the postseason asking that Rodriguez's name not be announced when a pinch hitter was sent...
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MLB free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The $189M payroll, set by Hal Steinbrenner, is the key number. Can the Yankees re-tool the team while staying on budget?
Below is the list of free-agents provided by the Players Association. Who should the go after?
The New York Yankees have exercised their $15 million contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson for next season.
Cano hit .313 with 33 home runs and 94 RBIs this season and Granderson hit 43 homers and drove in 106 runs, but with a .232 average. The Yankees were swept in the ALCS by the Detroit Tigers, who went on to lose the World Series...
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorAfter the Yankees lost to the Tigers, Alex Rodriguez was quoted as saying, "I'll be back." I hope he meant for Old-Timer's Day. JOHN BUONAGURA Stewart Manor, N.Y.
Their bats were less than golden in the postseason, however, their gloves are just that, golden.
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano won Gold Glove Awards last night.
Teixeira winning for the fifth time in his career and third as a Yankee finished the season with a career-best .999 fielding percentage by making just one error in 1,055 chances during the regular...
Baseball's business began Friday with the New York Yankees exercising $15 million options on second baseman Robinson Cano and center fielder Curtis Granderson, two of the disappointments in their AL championship series loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Oakland, the surprise AL West champion with a major league-low $59.5 million payroll, exercised a $4.5 million option for closer Grant...
The New York Yankees made news by picking the options up on 2B Robinson Cano (15 million), CF Curtis Granderson (15 million) and RP David Aardsma (500k).
It was obvious the Yankees were going to pick up those options and I'm sure they will try to re-sign CP Mariano Rivera and OF Ichrio Suzuki to new contracts as well.
Also, the AL gold glove award winners were announced...
The Yankees are known to spend a bit too much money on washed-up stars.
They've also been talking about changing their ways and trying to stay under the luxury tax threshold moving forward.
But they're willing to pay for established, premium in-house talent -- that is, if the talent produces.
Oh, the irony that New York just exercised two player options that will cost...
Less than 24 hours after the San Francisco Giants wrapped up a World Series sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees got to work on shaping their 2013 roster. The Yankees announced today that they have picked up the 2013 options on All-Stars Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson. Both players will receive $15 million next season and become free agents after 2013. The...
Buffalo News (New York)October 21, 2012 Sunday Dear Editor:The Yankees have been eliminated and gone into hibernation. Unfortunately Cano, Rodriguez, Granderson and Swisher were already there long before they were swept by Detroit. Let's face it, without Ibanez's heroics, the Yankees wouldn't have gotten by Baltimore. Along with occasional contributions, Teixeira...
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorEveryone has an opinion on the Yankees' embarrassing ALCS showing. What cannot be debated is the entire team's carefree demeanor throughout the playoffs. This is about a group of men who showed no heart, no fight and no passion for the game. They rolled over and played dead, a huge smack in the face to every loyal Yankees...
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Here is a list of players that either had their 2013 option picked up or declined.
-The Yankees announced that they have exercised their team options for Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and David Aardsma. Cano and Granderson will each make $15mm while Aardsma who is coming off of Tommy John surgery will make $500k.
-The Phillies exercised their $5mm option they held for catcher...
Thank God we didn't have to play the Giants. It would have taken them two games to sweep us in four. We wouldn't have gotten a hit - not one - and the Giants would still be batting in game two. The lead would be something like 104 to 0, and Nick Swisher would be pitching for us. Girardi would still be keeping A-Rod on the bench - resting him for the critical moment - and...