The Gardner extension and the Bailey signing apparently were moves to obscure the Yankee ownership's unwillingness to bid on Cuban talent

Well, it happened, just as we feared.Saturday, the Yankees signed shoulder-weary RHP Andrew Bailey for $2.5 million, and Sunday they re-upped with the grinder, Brett Gardner, for four years - miniature bursts of spending by a franchise brain trust that spent the last month rattling a cup and begging for nickels. Today, we get a better sense of the timing: The Retrieval Empire is...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bailey could be final piece to Yankees' title run

With the famous "exit sandman" campaign for Mariano Rivera coming to a close last season, the bullpen for the New York Yankees has now become their biggest question mark. With the signing of ex-closer Andrew Bailey to a Minor League deal today, however, this move could serve as the final piece of the puzzle for the club's next championship.Bailey, a two-time All Star...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

After saying there is absolutely no more money for signings, the Yankees sign Andrew Bailey

Don't get me wrong: I'm not complaining. Whenever Hal 9000 spends his hard-earned money*, I'm OK with it. The Yankees yesterday picked up former stopper Andrew Bailey, who is recovering from a torn-up shoulder. He might be ready by August. They spent $2.5 million on him.This comes as the brain trust had been claiming for weeks that there was no more money in the till...
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees, reliever Bailey closing in on Minors deal

The Yankees and right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey have agreed to a Minor League deal, according to multiple reports. The incentive-based pact is for a base salary of $2.5 million, if Bailey makes the Major League roster, which also would trigger a 2015 option or buyout, according to ESPN. Bailey, 29, was one of the most successful closers in baseball while with the A's from...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Andrew Bailey

The New York Yankees have signed free agent reliever Andrew Bailey to a minor-league deal, reports’s Buster Olney. Andrew Bailey agreed to terms with the Yankees on a minor-league deal, stacked with incentives. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 23, 2014 The deal can be worth up to $2.5 million and it includes an option for 2015. Andrew Bailey, age 29, pitched...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Andrew Bailey

In an effort to stack as many bullpen arms as possible, the Yankees have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with reliever Andrew Bailey. Should Bailey pitch for the big league club, his deal would be worth $2.5 million with a 2015 option plus a buyout. The deal was first reported by Buster Olney. Bailey, 29, is coming off a disappointing 2013 season in which he had surgery to...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Andrew Bailey make sense for the Mets?

It seems that the Mets are done spending big money this offseason, although the Stephen Drew saga is not over. But, that doesn’t rule out some minor league or low money deals to help bolster the rotation and bullpen. One of the names that the Mets should target is Andrew Bailey, who was non-tender by the Red Sox in December. The former closer of the A’s was traded to Boston where...
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifteen Teams Have An Interest In Andrew Bailey

(USATSI Photo)According to multiple sources, upwards of 15 teams have shown interest in injury-prone reliever Andrew Bailey—who was non-tendered by the Red Sox. Bailey (who will turn 30 at the end of May) never got untracked in Carmine Hose—appearing in just 49 games over two years in Boston. His 4.91 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, lack of control and multiple injuries plagued him his whole...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: Over 15 teams interested in Andrew Bailey

When a pitcher who missed the entire second half of 2013 and will likely not pitch again until May of 2014 has more than half the Major League teams interested in signing him, he must have something left in the tank. That is probably what general managers must think of relief pitcher Andrew Bailey, formerly of the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics. MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Cut Loose Andrew Bailey And Ryan Kalish

Ryan Kalish With A Young Fan (FN Photo)As expected, the Red Sox non-tendered reliever Andrew Bailey—meaning, as of today, he is a free agent who can sign with any team. Boston also non-tendered outfielder Ryan Kalish—who has suffered myriad injuries over the last three years. Kalish was once thought to be the 'heir apparent' in right field, but was hit with bad luck at...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox cut Andrew Bailey, Ryan Kalish

Right-hander Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Kalish were cut loose by the Boston Red Sox, who failed to offer 2014 contracts by Monday night's deadline. The 29-year-old Bailey was 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA and eight saves in 13 chances for the World Series champions, making 30 appearances before season-ending shoulder surgery on July 24. He was limited to 19 games in 2012, the first...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Do Not Tender Contracts to Andrew Bailey, Ryan Kalish, Make Both Free Agents

The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that they will not tender contracts to right-hander Andrew Bailey or outfielder Ryan Kalish, making both free agents. Before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in July, Bailey appeared in 30 games for the Red Sox, going 3-1 with eight saves while posting a 3.77 ERA. The right-hander was acquired from Oakland in 2012, and appeared in just...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey non-tendered by Red Sox

Andrew Bailey was non-tended by the Boston Red Sox. Bailey figures to miss half of the 2014 season which made the decision easy for the front off in Boston as he was expected to command around $4 million in arbitration. Bailey appeared in 30 games in 2013 finishing with a 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and eight saves.
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Should the Red Sox Tender Andrew Bailey?

We'll know a little bit more about the 2014 Red Sox by the end of today, as it is the deadline to decide on tendering contracts for six Red Sox players (five relievers): Andrew Bailey, Junchi Tazawa, Franklin Morales, Andrew Miller, recently acquired Burke Badenhop and 1B/OF Mike Carp. Obviously the Red Sox will offer salary arbitration to Burke Badenhop, considering they...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Expected to Tender Contract to Andrew Bailey, Keeping Right-Hander From Free Agency

The Red Sox might be preparing to gamble for the first time this offseason. Boston will tender a contract to reliever Andrew Bailey, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Bailey could miss the entire first half of the 2014 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but the Red Sox apparently are willing to pay in the $4 million range to keep the right-hander from...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Andrew Bailey could be back

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Monday is the deadline for teams to offer contracts to players eligible for salary arbitration. Any player not tendered a contract would become a free agent. For the Red Sox, that means decisions on six players...
Via Ted's Army
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey Could Be History By Tuesday

(Mike Petraglia/ Red Sox have a decision to make on reliever Andrew Bailey. By the Monday deadline, they need to determine if it's worth tendering him a contract. If they do, he can negotiate a salary or go to arbitration—and would likely get about $4 million for 2014. The problem is, his surgically-repaired right shoulder will keep him out until around the All...
Via FenwayNation
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox could non-tender Andrew Bailey

Reliever Andrew Bailey‘s days with the Red Sox could be numbered. After moving to Boston in the Josh Reddick deal with the Athletics prior to the 2012 season, Bailey has made just 49 appearances in his two seasons with the Sox. He missed most of the 2012 season with a thumb injury, then had his 2013 season end abruptly to undergo surgery to repair labrum and capsule damage in his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Dempster, Ryan Lavarnway, Andrew Bailey Get Rowdy on Red Sox’ Dugout After Game 6 Win (Video)

Things got pretty rowdy at Fenway Park on Saturday. The Red Sox clinched the American League pennant and a World Series berth with a 5-2 victory over the Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS. Following the win, Boston was ready to party, and so were the Red Sox. Those fans who ventured down near the Red Sox’ dugout came away from the celebration a little wet, as a number of players wildly...
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rehab-Bailey-tation: On the mend, closer returns to clubhouse

Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Oft-injured Red Sox right hander Andrew Bailey is back in the BoSox house for the current nine-game home stand at Fenway. Bailey, who underwent season-ending surgery in July to repair a torn capsule and labrum in his throwing shoulder and likely won’t return to the Boston bullpen until July 2014, put in an appearance at Fenway on Tuesday...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston's Andrew Bailey undergoes season-ending surgery

Do you believe in bad luck? Well if you're a surviving member of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, you may have a reason to start bringing a lucky charm to the park. Just months after losing closer Joel Hanrahan and set-up man Andrew Miller to season-ending surgery, replacement closer Andrew Bailey joined the ranks of Boston relievers to go under the knife, effectively putting an end...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox confirm Andrew Bailey requires season-ending surgery

The Boston Red Sox made what was largely expected official earlier today, announcing that former closer Andrew Bailey requires season-ending surgery on his shoulder. The right-hander will undergo the procedure on Wednesday in New York, according to manager John Farrell. Farrell told reporters -- including Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston -- that Bailey's operation will be conducted...
Via MLB Injury News
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bailey Done For Year; Buchholz To Dr. Andrews

(USATSI Photo)The Red Sox announced two major developments among their pitching corps: 1.) Andrew Bailey is done for the year, electing to have shoulder surgery on Wednesday; and 2.) Clay Buchholz will travel to Florida today to get a second opinion from renowned arm guru Dr. James Andrews. Bailey will be out at least 12 months—depending on the extent of his surgery and its anybody...
Via FenwayNation
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Trade deadline discussion

As the second half of the season kicks off, the trade deadline inches closer and closer. Some teams are buyers, some are sellers, and some just stay put. With the recent news that Andrew Bailey will be lost for the season, the Boston Red Sox now carry a sense of urgency towards July 31st to replenish their bullpen. Fixing the problem internally is still a viable option, but based...
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox bombarded with bad news on Bailey & Buchholz

Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, manager John Farrell announced. Manager also said right-hander Clay Buchholz will visit Dr. James Andrews regarding the irritating discomfort in his neck. #RedSox RHP Andrew Bailey set for surgery Wednesday on right shoulder; RHP Clay Buchholz to visit Dr. James Andrews for neck and shoulder. ...
Via MLB Injury News
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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