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Player Profile #176: Brian McCann | C/1B | NYY

Brian McCann is a sellout — for power, that is. Since McCann broke into the league in 2005, he’s caught 9,709.1 innings. That’s the third-most in the league over that span behind Yadier Molina (10,533) and A.J. Pierzynski (10,437). But unlike Molina, McCann’s offense hasn’t gotten better with age. In his early years (2005-2008) McCann regularly had 11-13% strikeout rates...
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Yankees don't need a "proven" closer

The New York Yankees currently possess an area of strength, potentially their only one at the present time, in their bullpen. With the addition of Andrew Miller and Justin Wilson to the fold, combined with the return of Dellin Betances, the Bombers have a very strong back end of the bullpen. You know what? The front end is pretty good too.Add Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren (I’m...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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Capuano signing signals Yankees intent to wing it

The New York Yankees agreed to terms with left-handed starter Chris Capuano on a one-year, $5 million contract for the 2015 season Tuesday according YES Network's Jack Curry via Twitter. The deal has not been officially announced by the team.This is not exactly what some Yankees fans were looking for, but it does indicate that the club might be intent on winging it when it comes...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 New York Yankees: A Focus on Run Prevention

Throughout the years, the New York Yankees have been professional sports most successful franchise, winning 27 World Championships and being a model of consistency for other teams to follow. The 1996-2000 teams are still considered to be the last true dynasty in Major League Baseball, winning four World Series in five years. Since then, the Yankees have had winning seasons,  including...
Via Baseball Essential
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MLB News: Yankees don’t expect much from A-Rod

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alex Rodriguez’s days of playing third base for the New York Yankees are over. According to multiple reports, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman suggested Tuesday that Chase Headley will be New York’s starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year contract. Rodriguez is expected to be the permanent designated hitter. “I can’t expect...

Yankees GM: Alex Rodriguez To Serve As Full-Time Designated Hitter

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days as an everyday fielder are over in the Bronx and Chase Headley will start at third after...
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The Ball Used During Derek Jeter’s Last Game Was Auctioned Off For A Lot

And you probably thought that the Derek Jeter media frenzy was over. Nope. The sensation this past season for the MLB was Derek Jeter’s retirement. From his gifts to the lavish farewell in Fenway, this was well covered. This article also addresses a question I once had back in September. “What’s going to happen to the balls used during this game?” Well, they were auctioned...
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Cashman: A-Rod now Yankees’ full-time designated hitter

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed on Tuesday that it apparently is the team’s intent to have Alex Rodriguez serve as its full-time designated hitter, not as the de facto third baseman. The GM confirmed during a conversation with the Associated Press that Chase Headley, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal with...Read More The post Brian Cashman: Alex...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baseball Used To Collect Derek Jeter’s Last Out Was Auctioned Off For A **** Load Of Money

The hype around Derek Jeter memorabilia is still incredibly real. The baseball that was used to record Derek Jeter’s final out as a professional baseball player was auctioned off on Monday night. It fetched $24,025. Twenty four thousand and twenty five dollars. The five figure ball was lined out by Jeter at Fenway Park during Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Yankees Re-Sign Chris Capuano To One-Year Deal Worth $5 Million

NEW YORK — Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young. The 36-year-old left-hander agreed Tuesday to a $5 million, one-year contract. He started last season with Boston and had a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. He was released July 1 and signed with Colorado three days later but never made it to the majors with...
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Yankees re-sign Chris Capuano

The New York Yankees reunion tour continues as with Chris Young and Chase Headley back in the fold, the Yankees have re-signed left-hander, Chris Capuano to a one year, $5 million deal according to Jack Curry of YES. Capuano, 36, pitched to a 4.25 ERA through 12 starts for the Yankees in 2014 after being picked up from the Colorado Rockies. The Yankees were Capuano’s third organization...
Via Baseball Essential
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Yankees not in on free agent Max Scherzer, sign Chris Capuano

Some believe the Yankees are simply waiting for the market of free agent pitcher Max Scherzer to shake out before jumping into the fray. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says those theories are not true and that the Yankees are “absolutely not” interested in the former Tigers pitcher. A year after winning the Cy Young, Scherzer had another fine season in 2014 going 18-5 with...
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Thoughts On The Headley Signing

"Headley is deadly!"We heard this phrase a lot last year after Chase Headley was traded to the Yankees last season. However, now that he has signed a free agent deal with the team, I am worried that it will turn into something more along the lines of "Headley's contract is deadly!"Four years/$51 million includes one year too many for a player with a history of back problems who hit...
Via Lady At The Bat
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Jorge Posada bilked out of $11 million in 'jaw-dropping' money scam: Report

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has reportedly lost $11 million in a money-management scam that his lawyers have labeled "jaw-dropping." The Puerto Rican catcher, once worth $117 million, was approached by a pair of Cuban-American men in 1999 who targeted Latin American baseball stars. Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez proceeded to take total control of Posada...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What re-signing Chase Headley really means: The players we will not get

Yesterday, the Retrieval Empire retrieved Chase Headley through 2018.Gimme a pill. I know, I know... some of you blokes think it was a pip-pip jolly good idea. Obviously, the Yankee brain trust did. And look at all it did last year with a measly $210 million: Six wins over .500. (Oh, but that's because of the injuries.)Signing Headley means the team will pass on Max Scherzer or James...

Report: Yankees sign Chase Headley to 4-year deal

            The New York Yankees have signed free agent third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million deal, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. headley signing with yanks. 4 yrs, a little north of $50M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 15, 2014 headley deal is $52M. pending physical — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It looks like Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees

The free agent market is starting to get light on bats – third baseman Chase Headley has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth more than $50 million to stay with the New York Yankees. Sources: #Yankees close to signing free-agent 3B Chase Headley to four-year deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2014 headley deal is $52M. pending physical — Jon Heyman...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The towering ho-hum approaches: Chase Headley might re-sign with the Yankees

Here's a holiday thought: If all the world were upended - the rich suddenly poor, the worst suddenly the best - the Yankees won't be much affected. Ah... the beauty of finishing near.500!Here's another: If we sign Chase Headley, we'll be basically rolling out the same rickety dessert tray that finished 12 games out last year. Ah... the poetry of standing still!Last night, Brian Cashman...

It just needs to be said: With a name like Didi Gregorius, this guy better be good

Didi Gregorius - the first Knighted Yankee since Sir Sidney Ponson - could turn out to be the most easily mocked name in New York sports history. Even more than Joe Don Looney.Yes, I'm talking about old-fashioned, schoolyard-bully, name-calling.By the way, I'm not proud of this. It doesn't take a lot to sit at home in your underwear and - while sipping from warm cans of PBR - regress...

Derek Jeter shares sage advice on how to avoid bad press

Save for a handful of semi-salacious stories hitting the back pages of the daily tabloids — beginning and ending with the infamous “gift basket for romantic conquests” rumor, something he denies to this day — Derek Jeter mostly avoided being in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons during his 20-year career under the bright...Read More The post Derek Jeter on how to avoid...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cashman: ARod needs to drop weight before spring training

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, after meeting with the team’s strength and conditioning coach, admitted that Alex Rodriguez needs to shed some pounds before spring training to reach his targeted weight. “Like all our players, we have a report weight we are hopeful they hit. He is approaching that,” Cashman said, per the...Read More The post Brian Cashman: Alex...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees rumors: who should close?

The Yankees are still feeling the effects of the post-Rivera era, and are still trying to find their long-term closer. The latest news of David Robertson going to the White Sox means that the Yankees must decide who is going to close out their games. They have a couple of options they could go with that includes Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, or they could choose to go into free...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Impact of Andrew Miller Signing with the New York Yankees

Surprise surprise, the New York Yankees threw a lot of money around and signed a big name this offseason. Except, this time, it might work out okay for them. But this article isn’t to talk about the disappointing seasons of the Yankees’ free agent signings over the past few seasons. This is an article to talk about how the Yankees signing Mr. Andrew Miller impacts others around...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying To Make Sense of The #Yankees' Snub of David Robertson

The bad thing about the Winter Meetings being in San Diego is that Yankee fans who live on the east coast are at risk of waking up to bad news. That is what happened this morning with the news that came down of David Robertson's reported four-year deal with the Chicago White Sox. On the surface, it looks as if the Yankees made a huge mistake:  They gave Andrew Miller what everyone...
Via Lady At The Bat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees find their shortstop and bolster their bullpen

The New York Yankees have finally made a splash in free agency. They have traded for their next shortstop, Didi Gregorius, and have bolstered their bullpen with the signing of Andrew Miller. Gregorius may not be a strong hitter, but he is a very good defender with a lot of potential. Last season he hit .226 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but only played in 80 games, which is a relatively...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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