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Why the Yankees Should Trust in Refsnyder

Since the departure of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees have struggled to fill the hole left at second base. They’ve since tried to patch things together with career minor leaguers and veterans like of Dean Anna, Scott Sizemore, Jose Pirela, Brendan Ryan, Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts and Stephen Drew. Most […]
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Gary Sanchez should be on the Yankees Opening Day roster

They New York Yankees have a lot of talented prospects in their farm system that can help build winnings teams for the future. Of those prospects, 22-year-old Gary Sanchez has been tearing it up in the Arizona Fall League, and can be the next great Yankee catcher. Current backstop, Brian McCann, posted career highs in RBI’s and […]
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly sign free agent OF Chris Young

Dave Dombrowski reportedly has tapped into the open market. The Boston Red Sox agreed to a multiyear contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Monday that a deal had been reached. The deal reportedly is pending a physical and terms of the contract aren’t yet known. But once official, Young...
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Breaking Down the Yankees Payroll: Pitchers

*Brian McCann, $15M vesting option if he totals 1,000 PAs from 2017-18, catches 90 games in 2018 and is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2018 season*Brendan Ryan, $1M player option*Alex Rodriguez, $6M bonus at 763 HR and 764 HR*Brett Gardner, $12.5M Team Option, $2M Buyout*Jacoby Ellsbury, $21M Team Option, $5M Buyout*C.C. Sabathia, $25M Vesting Option if he 1) does not...
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Yankees fans have a character-building offseason ahead

When it came to the offseason, being a New York Yankees fan used to be easy. There was a four step process that got fans of the Bronx Bombers through the lean months between the end of the World Series and the beginning of the next season. It went something like this. 1) Close your eyes and imagine what the absolute best free agents would look like in pinstripes. 2) Pat yourself...
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Yankees could be for sale …and Donald Trump could be a buyer?

The Steinbrenner family has owned a share of the New York Yankees since 1973 when George Steinbrenner was part of a group that bought the team from CBS for $10 million. In time, Steinbrenner became the majority owner and managing partner of the franchise. In 2008, George Steinbrenner’s sons Hank and Hal became the co-chairmen of the team as the family patriarch began to age, and...
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MIss Congeniality: Will Hal Steinbrenner sit back and let Boston sign David Price?

Once upon a time, the prospect of facing the Evil Empire in a bidding war rendered nightmares unto so-called "small market owners" - (aka, billionaires who own minor states, such as Kansas.) This dark period ended seven years ago, when the fiscally prudent children of George Steinbrenner assumed the family business of owning.Today's Yankee owners play well with fellow owner heirs...

New York Yankees: Ivan Nova trade rumors

Despite their apparent need for a starting pitcher, the New York Yankees appear to be willing to part ways with righty Ivan Nova. But that doesn’t mean they’re willing to sell low on the 28-year-old. Making just $4.5 million in the final year of his contract, further removed from Tommy John surgery, and still in his prime, the Yanks could include him in a potential package deal...
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What could we get for Ivan "Super" Nova, aside from an end to sitting around and hoping for Ivan "Super" Nova?

Hot Scoop: Yankee GM-For-Life Brian Cashman is shopping Ivan "Super" Nova to other teams during his late-night, naked, executive-biker bonfires.Nova, 29  - a statistical clone of Brett Tomko, by the way - has one more year on his contract, and right now, he's our sixth starter. Last summer, he returned from Tommy John surgery and for three games pitched like Tommy John, and then...

Is it time for a Robinson Cano/Yankees reunion? I say yes!

Two years ago around this time, the Yankees were backing up the Brinks' truck to Jacoby Ellsbury's house, while they were pleading poverty to Robinson Cano. So how has that decision worked out so far? Horrible, I say.Since the Yankees let Cano walk, something I was furious about at the time and am still peeved over, second base has been a disaster for the Yankees, most notably with...
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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 […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Discussed Gardner For Castro Trade

According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, the Yankees have discussed swapping Brett Gardner for Starlin Castro. Gardner has been drawing a lot of interest this offseason and could eventually be traded for the right price. He hit .259 this year with 16 homeruns and 20 steals in 151 games, and is owed $38 million over the the next three years. If Gardner is moved, the Yankees...
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11 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...
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11 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
11 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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12 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....

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...
15 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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter refuses to divulge details about upcoming wedding

 Playing close to type, Derek Jeter remained steadfast in his refusal to divulge any plans concerning his upcoming marriage to supermodel Hannah Davis. The New York Yankees legend was in attendance at former manager Joe Torre's "Safe at Home" gala, rejecting a reporter's request for details about the impending nuptials. “You know I ain’t … Come on, man,” he said,...
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18 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...
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19 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter finally confirms engagement to Hannah Davis

Derek Jeter was reluctant to divulge any information regarding his rumored engagement to supermodel Hannah Davis when confronted with questions about the reports last week. But the retired New York Yankees icon finally announced that the two are in fact to be wed, but he did so on his terms … by revealing it in an offhand manner on The Players’ Tribune in an essay … about...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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