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Dellin Betances' agent fires back at Yankees president after heated arbitration hearing

The arbitration hearing between the New York Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances got contentious Saturday, so much so that Yankees president Randy Levine held a news conference to air his grievances with Betances’ representatives – after the arbiters ruled in favor of the team.Levine accused Betances' agents at Excel Sports Management of trying to use Betances to “change the...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2017

Randy Levine Makes a Fool of Himself and the Yankees

Here are some undeniable facts. Dellin Betances was the third-best reliever in baseball by WAR last year. He has the third-best strikeout rate, all-time, among pitchers who have thrown at least 250 innings. He has 22 career saves, with 12 of them coming last year. Betances, eligible for arbitration for the first time, filed for a $5 million salary this winter; the Yankees countered...
Via Fangraphs
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Yankees, Dellin Betances in war of words after arbitration hearing

New York Yankees president Randy Levine may have driven a wedge between the organization and one of its elite talents.Yankee setup man Dellin Betances, who has been one of baseball’s best relievers since the beginning of the 2014 season, requested a salary of $5 million in his arbitration hearing. The Yankees were willing to pay $3 million and won, largely because despite his elite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Don’t ask Yankees president of the team will be sellers at trade deadline

The New York Yankees started the day sitting at .500, seven and a half games out of first place in the AL East and just 2.5 out of a wild card spot with more than half of the season left to play. With so much time remaining in the baseball season, you can probably understand why the Yankees would not be thinking about being sellers at this point of the year. Whatever you think of...
Via The Comeback
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees president rips media over trade deadline question

New York Yankees president Randy Levine did not respond well when asked about the prospect of the team being sellers, going after the media on Monday in response. Levine was asked to respond to those who believe the Yankees should sellers at the trade deadline, and he resorted to the old argument that you can’t criticize if you’ve never done it. Randy Levine called suggestions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Good news: Randy Levine says Yankees unlikely to add lavish salary

We’ve heard that the New York Yankees would not spend lavishly this offseason quite frequently from general manager Brian Cashman, and Thursday the Bombers’ president Randy Levine echoed those statements in an interview with Newsday’s David Lennon."We're always out there looking, but it has to be tempered by the reality of the organization," Levine said. "You look at our pitching...
Via Yankees Unscripted
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks President Levine switches law firms

Yankees President Randy Levine is switching law firms. Levine joined Jackson Lewis on Tuesday after 14 years at Akin Gump. When Levine took the Yankees' job in January 2000, he also became senior counsel on labor and employment practices at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld. Jackson Lewis said Tuesday he will be a counsel at its firm in addition to his duties with the Yankees...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 revelations from today's emails between A-Rod and Handy Randy Levine

Today, New York Mag - which owns the A-Rod story - posted emails (probably taken from the NSA) between  Alex "Chip" Rodriguez and Randy Levine, the curly-haired president of the Yankees. They are a treasure trove of insights into two iconic New York personalities. Ten findings:1. Joking email banter dries up fast when lawyers appear. In 2011, Randy writes "U are the man. I told...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees fear loss of Randy Levine would deal deathknell blow to organization

It's hard to imagine the Yankees without the ol' red-topped skipper, Randy Levine, and his steady hand in the till. But that's the nightmare scenario facing us on this cold winter evening.Our President will be probed by Bud Selig for an off-hand comment in today's introduction of Jacoby Ellsbury as the Yankees' new ambassador to Massachusetts. President Levine said the Yankees would...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Just what we needed: A week of Randy Levine

I believe I cringe on behalf of the entire Yankiverse when seeing the trailer fire of hair that belongs to Randy Levine - the 58-year-old former Reagan Administration lugnut, money-bundler for the 2008 McCain presidential campaign, bag man for Rudy Giuliani, chief MLB negotiator for the 1996 labor agreement (remember the strike?) and President of the NY Yankees.Since January of 2000...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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