Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax bills they’re always stuck with, are trying...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman on A-Rod playing defense: ‘He just can’t do it’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman railed against the notion of Alex Rodriguez ever putting on a fielder’s glove and playing some defense, saying the 40-year-old designated hitter simply isn’t capable of it anymore. “He just can’t do it [play the field], so I see no sense in belaboring it,” Cashman said of Rodriguez, via the New York Post. “He is not capable...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman is an Elite Trader

When Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs asked baseball fans how they felt about their team’s front office, the Yankees and Brian Cashman ranked at the neutral position of 15th. This data isn’t exactly shocking, given New York’s reputation of being perpetually dissatisfied with their teams, but considering the Yankees’ run of success, Cashman probably deserved a higher grade. Certainly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez 'just can't' play defense anymore, report says

Sounds like Rodriguez won't get a look to play first base in Greg Bird's absence Maybe Alex Rodriguez will never pick up a glove in a Major League Baseball game again. If you listen to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, it sounds possible, if not likely. The Yankees aren't only going to skip giving A-Rod a try at first base in the wake...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian Cashman reveals which past trade he regrets

In the spirit of Groundhog Day, Yankees GM Brian Cashman reveals which past trade he wishes for a "do-over" on. Watch video Brian Cashman has been Yankees general manager since 1998. With nearly two decades under his belt, his list of transactions--from trades to signings to releases to draft picks--is as long, if not longer...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bird Down, Yankees' Cashman Must Work His Magic Again

You would think that it was already 2017. As soon as Greg Bird's season-cancelling injury was announced, Yankees Universe responded with a reaction that made me stop and ask myself, "Did I miss something? Did I miss a previous announcement, that Mark Teixeira was already out for the season? "Maybe I slept through the 2016 season. Yeah, maybe that's it. Teixeira is gone, it's...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees, Pedro Alvarez and Brian Cashman's revealing hint

The Yankees will be looking to fill the hole left by Greg Bird's absence Watch video NJ Advance Media spoke with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about first baseman Greg Bird's season-ending right-shoulder injury and how it affects the team Monday. Here are 5 takeaways from Cashman:   ACKLEY: Utility man Dustin Ackley...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Bird to miss 2016 season with torn labrum

Mere months ago, Greg Bird stole Yankees fans’ hearts, but the love affair is already on hold. Bird will miss all of the 2016 season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Yankees announced Monday. According to a news release, the injury is a recurrence of an injury first sustained last May. Bird will undergo surgery Tuesday, with the operation performed by Mets team physician...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Eppler on Taking the Reins in Anaheim

Billy Eppler isn’t sure if he’s bringing philosophical change to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. That’s not something he’s especially concerned with. How things were done under Jerry Dipoto is largely immaterial. Eppler’s focus is on the future, which began when he took over as the team’s general manager in early October. Eppler is a first-year GM, but he’s not without...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees might not be doomed until 2018

Last week on this site, Ben Diamond wrote that the Yankees might be approaching a brief drop in the standings as they prepare for the massive off-season in 2018 that could feature Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Manny Machado, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and eleventy-seven other All-Stars. A year ago I would have wholeheartedly agreed with Ben’s assessment. In fact, last September...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman outlines the Yankees' longtime strategy: the Perpetual Wild Card

Yesterday, Brian Cashman explained what differentiates the dynastic New York Yankees from the rest of modern professional sports.Hubris.  Yes, the "H" word. (Which he didn't use. In the Yankiverse, "hubris" is nearly as banned as "Kei Igawa," a naughty word that results in children being sent to bed without supper.)Cashman said this, of the Mets:“They have an amazing collection...

Yankees expect to make deal with Aroldis Chapman, Brian Cashman says

Sides are reportedly far apart in salary arbitration negotiations Watch video NEW YORK -- Despite the sizable cash gap between the Yankees and closer Aroldis Chapman, the team's general manager, Brian Cashman, said he believes the sides will work out a deal. "Nothing to report right now," Cashman said when asked about the progress...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, ex-Toronto Blue Jays nemesis talked joining forces

Alex Anthopoulous, Brian Cashman talked about a front office job in the Bronx NEW YORK -- If you can't beat 'em ... make 'em join you? Alex Anthopoulos, the architect of the juggernaut Blue Jays that won the American League East in 2015, met with the Yankees about a possible front office position this offseason, Yankees general manager Brian...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian Cashman's surprising prediction after Aroldis Chapman trade

The Yankees acquired Chapman to create a super bullpen, but ... Watch video NEW YORK -- While many have heaped praise on the Yankees for possibly forming the scariest late-inning trio in the history of baseball, general manager Brian Cashman offered some caution: The crew of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miler likely...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian Cashman: 5 takeaways from talk with general manager

Cashman gives updates on Alex Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman Watch video NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez played several roles with the Yankees last season, none of them more important than the middle-of-the-order threat hardly any expected from 40-year-old returning from a season away due to a performance-enhancing suspension.   He...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman unsure what to expect out of Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted it’s difficult for him to gauge exactly what the team should expect out of Alex Rodriguez in the 2016 MLB season. With Rodriguez hitting the age of 40 last August and obviously the best years of his career well-behind him, Cashman acknowledged the Yankees need to take a wait-and-see approach when projecting just how productive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian Cashman: Alex Rodriguez still a wild card

GM says he's not sure what to expect from 40-year-old DH Watch video The scenario: Speaking on the YES Network's "Yankees Hot Stove" on Monday night, general manager Brian Cashman said he wasn't sure what to expect from 40-year-old designated hitter Alex Rodriguez in 2016.   The quote: "Alex, at this stage of his career, you...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently, Aroldis Chapman is a specialist, capable only of closing

Yesterday, Brian Cashman took time out of his busy, 25/8 schedule of combing Blue Jays recycling dumpsters for nickel bottle deposits, in order to explain the thought process behind Joe Girardi's recent statement that Aroldis Chapman shall enter 2016 as the anointed Yankee Bullpen Bull Goose Closer.It's an experience thing. In his career, Chapman has only worked one job: Pitching...

This is the season, churn, churn, churn: Tyler Olsen and Ronald Terreyes are now Yankees

Yesterday, Brian Cashman made one of his signature roster tweak-a-doodles, elevating the 2016 Yankees - according to the precise measurements in his super-Cashmanic index - by 0.0003 millionth of a parsnet. All you need to know is that we traded a 27-year-old career minor leaguer for two players, who had just been punted-on by the Dodgers. Both are now on our 40-man roster, although...

New York Yankees: 3 Questions to consider for the team’s top three relievers

After acquiring Aroldis Chapman from the Reds, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman assembled potentially the most feared back-end bullpen in the MLB. Nevertheless, questions still surround the trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Chapman. Even though they could look to end games after the sixth inning with the tandem, the Yanks still have questions regarding the three that need...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Regarding Gardy: One look at the Yankee batting order, and you sense Brian Cashman isn't done

Let's go to the lineup card. On Opening Day, barring asteroid strike or earthquake - (looking at you, rolling hills of Oklahoma) - here's a likely 2016 Yankee batting order:CF Jacoby Ellsbury (great when healthy, too pricy to bench when not)2B Starlin Castro (need a RH bat, fingers crossed he'll hit)1B Mark Teixeira (no-brainer)DH Alex Rodriguez (could flip-flop with Tex)RF Carlos...

Featured Post: Would You Move Zack Wheeler To Yankees In Andrew Miller Deal?

John Harper of the Daily News suggests that the Mets and Yankees could really help each other out and proposes a trade that would fill some significant needs for both GM Brian Cashman and his Flushing counterpart Sandy Alderson. With the Yankees acquiring reliever Aroldis Chapman and still in need of a starter for the rotation, the buzz is that Cashman will likely deal closer Andrew...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 New Year's resolutions for Yankees players, coaches and management

Last season, I wrote that the New York Yankees’ 2015 New Year’s resolution should be to stay the course with their future roster planning and by most measures they did just that. For the organization, I would recommend much of the same for 2016. The transition is in full effect, but will continue to envelop the next couple of seasons to be seen through to fruition.With that in...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Yankees’ Solution to its Starting Pitching Rotation

Brian Cashman trading for Aroldis Chapman leaves the Yankees with three dominant relievers in Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. With Chapman now in the fold, the potential for a trade of Dellin Betances or Andrew Miller has risen. Betances is young and still hasn’t reached his ceiling and Miller carries a high salary, is older and has solid trade value. Amid rumors,...
Via The Sports Journal
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Yankees’ Three-Headed Bullpen Monster

With the news of the Yankees acquiring flamethrower Aroldis Chapman from the Reds, General manager Brian Cashman came out and said the team’s intention is to have Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Dellin Betances in their bullpen at the start of the 2016 season. Jack Curry of YES reported that manager Joe Girardi could use Betances […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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