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The Yankees' reaction to Boston signing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sanduval

We signed Jonathan Galvez.
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Will Yankees overreact to Red Sox deals with Ramirez and Sandoval?

“Great, the Yankees are sleeping while the Red Sox win the offseason.” - ABC Yankee Fan The New York Yankees have a tendency to create plans for the structuring of their roster and then perform a complete about-face when seemingly pushed into the corner by American League East rival Boston Red Sox.The BoSox have reportedly signed a five-year, $90 million deal with Hanley Ramirez...
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Anything can happen

This week, we saw the national pundit corps wipe its eyes over Marion Barry, while vilifying Bill Cosby.So, yes, Carlos Beltran could have a bounce-back year.
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To be or not to be... Boston is asking the essential question

The home of the Gammonites shows an uncanny knack for laying out the limitless range of possibilities.The most earnest of the non-Shaugnessys - Nick Carfado - gazes wide-eyed into the jaws of Hell, comes to terms with his apocalyptic mortality, and writes that the Yankees:a) May be gun-shy. or b) May be ready to pull the trigger.It's hard to say. What will the Yankees do? That...
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Derek Jeter, President Obama Golf At Exclusive Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they say. That is, until it involves President Obama, Derek Jeter and a round of golf. According to Reuters, Jeter joined Obama — along with Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun and democratic party supporter Stephen Cloobeck — for a round of golf at the highly-regarded Shadow Creek. It appears Jeter’s retirement is going just fine. Derek...
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News mash: Waiting for Ferguson grand jury report v. waiting for new Yankee hitting coach

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — BRONX. Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury the Yankees have been considering whether to indict hire the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown as their new hitting coach.In recent days, tension has been mounting in Ferguson the Yankiverse, with many speculating that the grand jury's Hal Steinbrenner's decision...
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Astros show interest in David Robertson

The Houston Astros have contacted Scott Leventhal, David Robertson‘s agent, to express the interest in the free agent reliever, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Previously, MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reported that the Astros were aggressively pursuing a top closer. He named Robertson, Sergio Romo and Andrew Miller. As many as a six teams have reached out to the...
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Astros among teams interested in David Robertson

David Robertson may very well return to the Yankees for the 2015 season but that does not mean that other teams will not try to land the 29-year-old who saved 39 games last season. Robertson is said to be seeking a contract along the lines of Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon after he finished with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP upon taking over for Mariano Rivera. As many as six teams...
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2014: The year of commercially orchestrated Yankee emotions

From Jeter's powerful "Respect" ad - which sold Gatorade - to this heartwarming, 30-second ditty, the Yankees in 2014 became a touchstone for any corporation in need of a public relations face-lift.This one came out in July. I almost forgot about it, until it popped up on Reddit yesterday.
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New York Yankees: Raul Ibanez not interested in hitting coach

It’s been over a month since the New York Yankees fired hitting coach Kevin Long and management is still looking for someone to fill the position. That person may be former Yankees outfielder Raul Ibanez. Long, who had an eight season career (2007-2014) as the Yankees hitting coach failed to make ends meet after two years of no postseason play. In mid-October owner of the Yankees...
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Yankees Rumors: Jason Grilli could replace David Robertson as closer

The New York Yankees are trying hard to re-sign closer David Robertson, but they also understand that he may decide to pitch elsewhere, and, in that case, the Yankees will need a genuine closer to step in. One possibility is free agent Jason Grilli, who last pitched for the Los Angeles Angels this season. CBS New York's Sweeny Murti reports that the Yankees have already discussed...
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Free Agency: Brandon McCarthy

On July 6th of this past season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees swapped struggling pitchers, Brandon McCarthy and Vidal Nuno. McCarthy, who started 18 games for the Diamondbacks, posted a 5.01 ERA, 109.2 IP, with a 3-10 record. When the right-hander played with the Yankees, he pitched unbelievably, posting a 2.89 ERA, 90.1 IP, with a 7-5 record. Since joining the Bronx...
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Mets and Yankees Open Bid for Shortstop Stephen Drew

According to offseason MLB reports, the two teams from the Big Apple have their eyes fixed on veteran shortstop Stephen Drew, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013. Both teams are currently working on their rosters heading to next season in an attempt to increase their MLB odds to win the 2015 World Series.via TwitterRead more »
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Tampa Bay Drops the Face of Framing

In his final season as the face of baseball, Derek Jeter wasn’t the best player in baseball. He generated a forever memorable moment to close out his time in New York, but the year saw him finish with a wRC+ that was 46 points below his career average. Since Jeter’s retirement, people have openly wondered […]
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New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Nick Swisher

The New York Yankees may be interested in a familiar face and possibly have their sights set on former Yankees outfielder, Nick Swisher. Swisher, who played his last two seasons with the Cleveland Indians had his worst season to date in 2014 batting only .208 with a mere 8 home runs and just 42 RBIs. He became a free agent in 2012 and signed a four-year, $56 million agreement with...
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Yankees protect Mason Williams; further roster decisions loom

The New York Yankees added Tyler Austin, Danny Burawa, Branden Pinder and Mason Williams to their 40-man roster Thursday eliminating the chance of them being selected in the Rule 5 draft to be held at the upcoming Winter Meetings.Austin seemed to have the best chance of being protected in his first season eligible for the Rule 5 draft, and the selection of power arms in Burawa...
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Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets for charity, talks Yankees (pics/vid)

Brian Cashman, for the fourth consecutive year, slept outside on a Manhattan street on a chilly New York night to raise funds for charity and bring awareness to the plight of homeless children and adolescents. The New York Yankees general manager set up a sleeping bag and braved the cool temperatures in the West 41st...Read More The post Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets...
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Buffalo has jumped the starter's pistol in the Golden Snowball award

If you're lucky enough to live in Upstate New York, nothing more delights you than the annual race for the Golden Snowball. It's like the Stanley Cup, the World Wrestling Federation Championship Belt and the Oscar for Best Special Effects - all rolled into one.Five Utopian cities - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany (Sorry, Utica, mwa-hahaha...) - scramble...
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Someone left the cake out in the rain: The Yankees may regret leaving Kyle Roller unprotected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft

Yesterday, the Evil Empire added four "kids" - Tyler Austin (age 23), Danny Burawa (25), Branden Pinder (25) and Mason Williams (23) - to their 40-man roster, protecting them in next month's Rule 5 scavenger hunt. Left outside the Bronx bubble is first-baseman Kyle Roller. I understand the decision. Roller is 26. Also, he plays a position where the Yankee drain is clogged: Mark...
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Brian Cashman spends night sleeping on street for charity

Brian Cashman has probably lost more than a few hours of sleep pondering life with Alex Rodriguez for the next three years, but at least he did it from the cozy comfort of his own bed.On Thursday night though, the Yankees general manager joined hundreds of executives nationwide by participating in the annual "Sleep Out" organized by Covenant House, sleeping on the streets...
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New York Yankees rumors: Replacing Jeter, bolstering pitching staff

The New York Yankees had a disappointing year missing the playoffs, only finishing 6 games above .500. Now that the 2014 season is in the past, their focus remains on the future, specifically on this off-season. There are many questions the Yankees face that range from replacing the irreplaceable Derek Jeter at shortstop, to the injured and aging pitching staff. First, finding a...
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Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Paul Casella of Sports on Earth analyzed 15 years of data and ranked the top producing $100+ million dollar deals in baseball history. Coming in second was the seven year deal Carlos Beltran signed with the Mets in 2005. Casella considered every deal since 1999 when Kevin Brown became the first player to land a $100 million contract. Alex Rodriguez’ first 10-year mega deal with...
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Yankees are not screwing up Chase Headley negotiations

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal pushed out a couple of tweets regarding the New York Yankees and their pursuit of free-agent third baseman Chase Headley. He was immediately tattooed with a balanced number of tweets in agreement and others opposing his statements.Here are Rosenthal’s tweets.Just asking: Don’t #Yankees need to lock up Headley quickly? If #SFGiants re-sign Sandoval...
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New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez’s contract topped

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez is no longer MLB’s highest paid player, and for Yankees’ president Randy Levine, there couldn’t be happier news. On Monday the Miami Marlins announced Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325-million contract with the team officially making him the highest paid baseball player. Stanton’s contract also made history for being the largest contract...
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New York Yankees rumors: David Robertson edition

Last week, New York Yankees free agent closer David Robertson rejected the New York Yankees $15.3 million qualifying offer. This should come as no surprise to Yankee fans, given the fact that he is the top free-agent closer available. Because of this, he will look to maximize his value out on the open market where at least a half dozen clubs are interested according to Mark Feinsand...
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