ANDREW BAILEY RUMORS

The Gardner extension and the Bailey signing apparently were moves to obscure the Yankee ownership's unwillingness to bid on Cuban talent

Well, it happened, just as we feared.Saturday, the Yankees signed shoulder-weary RHP Andrew Bailey for $2.5 million, and Sunday they re-upped with the grinder, Brett Gardner, for four years - miniature bursts of spending by a franchise brain trust that spent the last month rattling a cup and begging for nickels. Today, we get a better sense of the timing: The Retrieval Empire is...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bailey could be final piece to Yankees' title run

With the famous "exit sandman" campaign for Mariano Rivera coming to a close last season, the bullpen for the New York Yankees has now become their biggest question mark. With the signing of ex-closer Andrew Bailey to a Minor League deal today, however, this move could serve as the final piece of the puzzle for the club's next championship.Bailey, a two-time All Star...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

After saying there is absolutely no more money for signings, the Yankees sign Andrew Bailey

Don't get me wrong: I'm not complaining. Whenever Hal 9000 spends his hard-earned money*, I'm OK with it. The Yankees yesterday picked up former stopper Andrew Bailey, who is recovering from a torn-up shoulder. He might be ready by August. They spent $2.5 million on him.This comes as the brain trust had been claiming for weeks that there was no more money in the till...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees, reliever Bailey closing in on Minors deal

The Yankees and right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey have agreed to a Minor League deal, according to multiple reports. The incentive-based pact is for a base salary of $2.5 million, if Bailey makes the Major League roster, which also would trigger a 2015 option or buyout, according to ESPN. Bailey, 29, was one of the most successful closers in baseball while with the A's from...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor: Over 15 teams interested in Andrew Bailey

When a pitcher who missed the entire second half of 2013 and will likely not pitch again until May of 2014 has more than half the Major League teams interested in signing him, he must have something left in the tank. That is probably what general managers must think of relief pitcher Andrew Bailey, formerly of the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics. MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey Could Be History By Tuesday

(Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)The Red Sox have a decision to make on reliever Andrew Bailey. By the Monday deadline, they need to determine if it's worth tendering him a contract. If they do, he can negotiate a salary or go to arbitration—and would likely get about $4 million for 2014. The problem is, his surgically-repaired right shoulder will keep him out until around the All...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Trade deadline discussion

As the second half of the season kicks off, the trade deadline inches closer and closer. Some teams are buyers, some are sellers, and some just stay put. With the recent news that Andrew Bailey will be lost for the season, the Boston Red Sox now carry a sense of urgency towards July 31st to replenish their bullpen. Fixing the problem internally is still a viable option, but based...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bailey Melts Down Again; Red Sox Lose, 4-3

(Duane Burleson/Getty Images)This time, Andrew Bailey didn't even record an out. With the Red Sox leading 3-2, Bailey walked the lead-off hitter and then gave up the game-winning two-run HR. Tigers win , 4-3. Game. Set. Match. New Closer. Manager John Farrell confirmed the switch after the game, "We're going to back him out of there right now and try to get him fixed...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey activated off the DL

  Andrew Bailey Called Up Today the Red Sox announced that right-hander Andrew Bailey has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. The corresponding move was sending right-hander Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket following Sunday’s game against the Twins. Bailey was placed on the DL on May 6 (retroactive to April 29) due to a right biceps strain. Bailey's season...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

WEEI: Bailey to join Red Sox in Baltimore

It's taken a while, but Andrew Bailey is finally over his injury and ready to make his Red Sox debut. WEEI's Alex Speier reports that after finishing 6 1/3 innings of rehab in Pawtucket, Bailey is expected to be activated in time for tomorrow's series opener at Camden Yards. It's less of a story than it might otherwise have been because the Red Sox have become a...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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