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Five Burning Questions for the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are leading the public to believe they will not play much in free agency this winter, preferring to keep payroll relatively constant while continuing to develop homegrown stars. While that sounds like a noble goal, does anyone really believe the Yankees will not be targeting at least one frontline starting pitcher […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Worst Yankee decade since the 1980s?

Yankee success through the modern decades1950s: 6 World Championships, 30 post-season wins1960s: 3 World Championships, 14 post-season wins1970s: 3 World Championships, 12 post-season wins 1980s: 2 post-season victories1990s: 3 World Championships, 14 post-season wins2000s: 2 World Championships, 21 post-season wins2010s*: 4 post-season wins*In progress

Prospects That Could Make An Impact in 2016

The Yankees have started to make an attempt to get younger. Last year, they traded for Nathan Eovaldi and Didi Gregorious, gave rookies Luis Severino and Greg Bird prominent roles, and avoided trading top prospects. The goal of building a team that can have short term and long term success, which is what the Yankees are trying to accomplish, often starts with the use of major league...
Via BP Bronx
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will those horrible, terrible,, big Yankee contracts really be "coming off the books" in the next two years?

Last week, Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner rendered unto the world his personal Vision of Hope:"A couple of years from now, the payroll situation will be different," I'm Not Cheap told reporters. "I'll have flexibility."What he meant was this: By 2019, the Yankees will finally be rid of Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodrguez and CC Sabathia - the Core Four of Fiscal Doom...

New York Yankees: Brett Gardner for Starlin Castro?

After acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins for catcher John Ryan Murphy a week and a half ago, the trade rumors grew louder for New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner. Many potential deals have come up, and amongst the potential offers is Gardner heading to the Chicago Cubs for second baseman Starlin Castro. While this deal is far from imminent, this deal...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Way I’d Deal Zack Wheeler To The Yankees For Brett Gardner

Good morning, everyone. Here is something from John Harper of the Daily News, who believes that if the Yankees are truly serious about dealing Brett Gardner, that the Mets could be a pretty good trade partner for them as they seek to add a starting pitcher. Harper suggests that the Mets could send the Yankees rehabbing right-hander Zack Wheeler in return for Gardner. I’m not...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Brett Gardner is Really on the Block

Brett Gardner, coming off the first All-Star season of his career for the New York Yankees, is on the block. The 32-year-old outfielder, who has spent his entire eight-year career in New York, is owed $37.5 million over the next three years, with a team option for $12.5 million in 2019. Gardner slashed .259/.343/.399 in […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Value Free Agents for the Yankees to Consider

With nearly $183 million in payroll already locked in for the 2016 season, the New York Yankees will not be one of the more aggressive teams this winter in free agency. While it’s likely the Yankees will add one or more starting pitchers to their rotation, the team is locked into a big contract with […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Yankees trade BOTH Gardner and Miller?

We’ve heard it over and over; the New York Yankees will not be active in the high-priced free agent market in a season in which big money is not coming off the books.Brett GardnerPhoto: Keith AllisonInstead, they will follow a strategy which got aggressive last season in which the club traded from surplus and from their major league roster to acquire MLB-ready players tagged with...
Via Yankees Unscripted
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter and 50 Cent are feuding over an underwear endorsement

I didn’t realize underwear endorsements could cause people anger, and yet here we are. Frigo, a Swedish company that sells underwear for up to $100 a pair (!!), is suing Derek Jeter for backing out of a deal to back something that covered his back(side). Complex has the details: According to TMZ Sports, a Swedish company called Frigo, which sells underwear that go for up to $100...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z, Derek Jeter at Clippers game

You never know who will make an appearance at Staples Center on any given night. And when the two best teams in the Western Conference squared off on the court on Thursday, it was evident that at least a few celebrities would be in the house. Jay-Z and Derek Jeter showed up to watch the Clippers and Warriors battle it out, and the two had a warm embrace on the court before the game...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeter partly addresses the rumor he gave gift baskets to dates

Derek Jeter is a master at never addressing rumors about his personal life, but the New York Yankees legend recently broke character to shed some more light on arguably the best one. During Wednesday’s episode of “Undeniable with Joe Buck” on DirecTV’s Audience Network, Jeter spoke about the rumblings that he trades autographed memorabilia for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Cent takes issue with Derek Jeter over underwear

Hip-hop artist and actor 50 Cent has a problem with former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. The problem: fashion.50 Cent, whose legal name is Curtis Jackson, is part of a clothing company that is suing the former Yankees great for $4.7 million, after Jeter supposedly backed out of a business transaction, after he felt the clothing brand was too "urban." Wow...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans jubilant, as Hal Steinbrenner unveils intricate 10-point 2016 Yankee Action Plan

Yesterday, Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner granted a brief, papal toe-kissing session with selected scribes from the unwashed masses. I imagine Blofeld petting a cat, while everybody sits nervously over the shark tank. During the meeting, the heir owner outlined his 10-Point 2016 Yankee Action Plan:1. Don't sign anybody to an expensive contract.2. Avoid expensive free agents.3....

The Curious Case of the Yankees and Ben Zobrist

If you’re reading this, most likely you’re a Yankees fan. This isn’t a breaking news story or even a story discussing an actual piece of news. Nothing has actually happened as it pertains to the Yankees and free agent Swiss army knife Ben Zobrist. I’ve gathered you here mostly to discuss the reports that are out there, which say that the Yankees won’t be signing Zobrist...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Announcements About Coaches, From The Yankees & From The White House

As you may know, the Yankees announced their complete coaching staff yesterday, for the 2016 season: After a two year stint with the Arizona Diamond backs, Mike Harkey will return to his role as bullpen coach in the Bronx. Larry Rothschild will be back for another year as pitching coach. Alan Cockrell has been promoted from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach, with Marcus...
Via Lady At The Bat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Ramifications of the Aaron Hicks trade

Last Wednesday, the New York Yankees made their first major move of the offseason, acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy. This marks the third straight season that the Yankees have traded a backup catcher in the offseason, as Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli were both traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 and 2014, respectively. So what role...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Trading Andrew Miller

The MLB hot stove hasn’t quite kicked into full gear, but as we await the fall of the large dominoes, the New York Yankees are making headlines. Although the Jose Pirela and JR Murphy trades are not earth-shattering, they are getting the ball rolling. More interesting are the rumors in circulation about Brett Gardner and Andrew Miller. Trading Gardner is a bit tricky because...
Via BP Bronx
8 days ago  |  Discuss

If Yankees add outside starter, bullpen might benefit from excess arms

The New York Yankees are reportedly in the market for a starting pitcher, yet they have seven hurlers on their 40-man roster who made at least 11 starts for the club in 2015. If a starter is added to the mix this offseason, we might expect one of those seven pitchers is traded. We can speculate as to who that might be, but it’s also worth trying to determine who misses the cut...
Via Yankees Unscripted
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees strike another November trade, fueling rumor mill

The New York Yankees swung two deals in the matter of an hour Wednesday; the second season in a row the Yankees made a trade in early November. First, the club spun infielder Jose Pirela for 20-year-old starting pitcher Ronald Herrera from the San Diego Padres, and then moved catcher John Ryan Murphy to the Minnesota Twins for switch-hitting outfielder Aaron Hicks.Trading Pirela...
Via Yankees Unscripted
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Yankees swap Aaron Hicks, John Ryan Murphy

So, about that backlog in Minnesota…looks like it’s been taken care of, for now at least. The Twins have traded center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. OFFICIAL: #MNTwins acquire C John Ryan Murphy (@JRMurphy513) from #Yankees for OF Aaron Hicks. — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 11, 2015   The 26-year...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM Brian Cashman squashes Daniel Murphy rumors

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman won’t be one the many GMs lining up to sign former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. While not specifically addressing reporters questions on Murphy, Cashman made it clear he’s not interested in an offensive second baseman, saying if he addressed the position it wouldn’t be for offensive purposes alone. “We have...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Stove More Fun With Yankees On Front Burner

The stove has only just been fired up and, already, the New York Yankees are on the front burner. GM Brian Cashman has been quoted as saying, essentially, that he is willing to listen to offers for anyone on the team's roster, including the most recently dropped name, Andrew Miller.  This has caused a firestorm, both on social media and in traditional media.  However, before...
Via Lady At The Bat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia 'probably still drunk' during season's final games

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of CC Sabathia’s decision to enter an alcohol rehabilitation program was the timing, being that he left the Yankees just before their Wild Card playoff game against the Astros. But after what took place during New York’s final series of the regular season, Sabathia knew it couldn’t wait. There have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod destroys TV with errant football pass on pregame show

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is good at baseball. Football, however, may not be his thing. Rodriguez appeared on the “FOX NFL Sunday” pregame show, as he recently joined the network as an analyst to cover the MLB playoffs. He threw a pass to Jay Glazer that shows the former high school quarterback clearly possesses a strong arm but might need to work on his accuracy...
Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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