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New York Yankees Sign Scott Baker To Minor-League Deal

The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with right-handed pitcher Scott Baker on a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to big league spring training. The deal was first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he will earn $1.5 million if he makes the Yankees’ big league team. #Yankees become latest team to try to...
Via Baseball Essential
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees again crossing fingers with Masahiro Tanaka

Just over one year ago the New York Yankees and their fans were full of excitement with the signing of Japanese right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. While not certain his success in Japan would translate in the states, there was something about his makeup which suggested he could. The club crossed their fingers after making a $175 million total investment and right off the bat...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the New York Yankees closer?

In 2013, the Yankees lost an iconic player who is arguably the best closer of all time. This Yankee pitcher, Mariano Rivera, currently holds the MLB record for career saves with an astonishing 652 saves. When he retired, the Yankees faced a tough decision as to who would be their future closer. For the 2014 season, Joe Girardi opted to go with a homegrown Yankee pitcher, David Robertson...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Yankees' CC Sabathia resuscitate his career?

The New York Yankees have a slew of questions concerning its 2015 rotation and near the top of the list is whether or not CC Sabathia can resuscitate his career.Sabathia suffered from right knee discomfort in 2014 which ultimately resulted in season-ending surgery in July. He amassed just 46 innings of work last season, cutting a string of seven straight seasons in which he tossed...
Via Yankees Unscripted
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Completed Objections And Concerns

Pitchers and catchers report in a matter of a month, so I wanted to take the time to address the 2015 baseball season. In the AL East, the Yankees face a lot of stiff competition, but they should compete for a playoff spot this year. They have too much talent and experience not to bounce back this year, even after losing their captain Derek Jeter. The Red Sox have what appears to...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Ink Eddy Rodriguez to Minor League Deal

The Yankees have added depth to their catching position. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) The New York Yankees have added depth to their catching as the team inked journeyman catcher Eddy Rodriguez to a minor league deal, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The 29-year-old Rodriguez has spent the majority of professional career at the minor league level. He did have a brief...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Yankees avoid paying A-Rod's milestone bonuses?

The legal controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez seemingly knows no end. Fresh off a season-long suspension – and a year filled with litigation – Rodriguez is currently preparing to return to the New York Yankees for the 2015 season. In addition to the $61 million the Yankees still owe A-Rod under the 10-year contract he signed […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knee deep in no-names: Kiley McDaniel rates the Yankees as the 10th best farm system in baseball

All the way to Antonio Arias and Bryan Emery - (an outfielder we signed this month for a half-a-million frickin' dollars, even though his trainer refused to let him be seen in big games - good luck figuring that out!) - the ex-scout chronicles the long list of names to watch next summer in minor league box scores. (Spoiler alert: He's down on Gary Sanchez, the son of Jesus "Ice...

Report: Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod home run bonuses

The current relationship between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees seems contentious, to say the least. For further proof of that, we have the Yankees reportedly looking to get out of paying A-Rod some bonus money. In addition to the roughly $20 million per season Rodriguez is owed over the next three years, he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

"Why did Derek Jeter die?": The wise and terrifying analysis of the Yankees, according to Google search questions

Have you ever wondered what Google knows about us, based on their algorithmic analyses of our searches? I thought I'd see what they know about the Yankees? For example, type in a simple open-ended question... and Google supplies the punch. Why do the Yankees wear polyester? From what inquiring minds did that come? It gets a little weirder if you merely change the tense... Hmm. People...

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

A-Rod is trying to schmooze the commish.     Alex Rodriguez met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred last week in an effort to find closure following the Biogenesis scandal that led to the New York Yankees third baseman’s season-long suspension, sources told ESPN.com. Rodriguez reportedly initiated the meeting, which lasted about 10 minutes and involved...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees reject A-Rod's request for apology meeting

Alex Rodriguez appears to be in a conciliatory mood, but the New York Yankees may not be on the same page as the ballplayer. The New York Daily News reports that A-Rod attempted to set up a meeting with the Yankees where he would apologize for his involvement in Biogenesis, the suspension that followed, and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis To Open California Brew Pub

Former Red Sox fan favorite Kevin Youkilis will open a brew pub in California with his brother Scott—who runs the Hog & Rocks ham and oyster bar in San Francisco. The brothers will open the brew pub at the site of the Los Gatos Brewing Company. The new pub will feature "easy California comfort meals with a twist" using "fresh, seasonal ingredients". Kind of fitting, actually...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect guru: Yankees farms "may be the deepest system in the game."

Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has broken several big stories about the Yankees in recent months. A former Yankee scout, he was first to write about the team's plan to bombard the international market with money last July. Clearly, he knows people within the Yankees - and for those reasons, a guy might be inclined to see things from their perspective.Still, McDaniel is the real deal...

New York Yankees Prospects Who Could Have an Immediate Impact

The New York Yankees have had issues developing offensive farm talent for the better part of two decades, at least in using that talent to help its own roster. Much has been written about the potential prospect battle at second base but it quickly had cold water tossed on it when Stephen Drew was brought back in the mix. While the roster has trended significantly younger this winter...
Via Baseball News Source
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Yoan Moncada the Future of the New York Yankees?

Could the 19-year-old Moncada go from Cuban defector to the face of the New York Yankees? (Mandatory Credit: Jesse Sanchez) When Robinson Cano spurned the New York Yankees and signed with the Seattle Mariners, the team was left without a face and future of the franchise. Derek Jeter’s career was nearing the end, A-Rod is too old and troubled and Mariano Rivera rode off into the...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Rumors: Yoan Moncada Edition

Cuban Phenom: Yoan Moncada The New York Yankees are at it again; with the Washington Nationals signing of Max Scherzer, the Yankees now have to look elsewhere in order to satisfy their reputation of bringing in superstar players to join their historical franchise. The player they have recently inquired about is a Cuban player who has yet to play a single game in the MLB. The Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees won't sign free-agent James Shields because of A-Rod: Report

As if Yankee fans need another reason to vilify Alex Rodriguez, along comes this little tid-bid of info coming from Brian Cashman on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees general manager claims that James Shields, one of the most desirable starting pitchers available in free agency this offseason, will not be contacted by the team.  And the reason the Bombers — just one...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees announcer John Sterling affected by massive fire

A large fire swept through the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. Yankees play-by-play voice John Sterling was among hundreds of New Jersey residents that were left homeless by the flames—which reached 200 feet and could be seen clear across the Hudson River in Manhattan, according to NJ.com. The fire reportedly began around 4:20 p.m. ET, and firefighters...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Filling the Jeter Void

Didi Gregorious gears up for 2015 season With the inevitable departure of the timeless Yankee legend, Derek Jeter, New York Yankee fans desire to know what to expect for the upcoming 2015 season. Jeter was the final player to retire from the remarkable teams in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, which left mainly millennial Yankee fans, but also the whole Yankee fan base feeling a...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod thinks Yankees third base job is his to lose

Despite the Yankees signing Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract this winter, Alex Rodriguez thinks the club’s starting third base job is his to lose. Yep – the 39-year old who didn’t play at all in 2014 and hasn’t played 100 games in the field since 2010 is assuming that he’s going into Spring Training with a starting role at the hot corner. Hold me. Newsday...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hal Steinbrenner: Yankees not 'afraid to spend money'

The Yankees still are the Yankees.   While this offseason has been relatively quiet for New York, the Bronx Bombers still could make a splash before Opening Day. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner maintained Wednesday that the team has spending limits, but he also didn’t close the door on dishing out cash to improve the club. “We’re still the New York Yankees, all you guys...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees' Coaching Staff, Willie Randolph & Misplaced Nostalgia

The Yankees will have almost an entirely new coaching staff this year, and Willie Randolph will not be part of it. From the team's press release:The New York Yankees today announced Joe Girardi's coaches for the 2015 season, with Jeff Pentland (hitting), Joe Espada (third base) and Alan Cockrell (assistant hitting) joining the staff. Larry Rothschild (pitching) and Gary Tuck (bullpen...
Via Lady At The Bat
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL linebacker charged in attack on Yankees prospect

Former New York Yankees first-round pick Ty Hensley is currently recovering from what has been described as a vicious attack that left him with multiple facial injuries, including a broken jaw. The attack occurred in a suburb of Oklahoma City back on December 28th. Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Anthony Morales, who was released by the team in training camp, has been charged...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Drew's asking price for 2015 is '9M to $10M'

Stephen Drew certainly thinks a lot of himself. The free-agent veteran infielder has drawn interest from a number of teams this offseason, including the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics, but he might continue to remain on the open market if agent Scott Boras doesn’t lower his asking price substantially. According to Joel Sherman of the...
Via NESN.com
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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