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New York Yankees Sign Scott Baker To Minor-League Deal

The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with right-handed pitcher Scott Baker on a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to big league spring training. The deal was first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he will earn $1.5 million if he makes the Yankees’ big league team. #Yankees become latest team to try to...
Via Baseball Essential
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees sign pitcher Scott Baker to minor league contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees and right-hander Scott Baker have agreed to a one-year minor league contract. The 33-year-old Baker is 66-52 in 191 big league outings - 170 starts - for Minnesota, the Chicago Cubs and Texas. He has a 4.25 ERA and 831 strikeouts in 1,053 2-3 innings. Baker had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and mostly pitched out of the bullpen last year for the Rangers.
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Scott Baker, Brewers land Neal Cotts

The Yankees have signed pitcher Scott Baker to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to spring training. Baker, 33, will join the Yankees in Spring Training as he tries to crack their opening day roster. Baker made eight starts and 17 relief appearances for the Rangers last season finishing with a 5.47 ERA and and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings. The right hander...
Via Tireball.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees again crossing fingers with Masahiro Tanaka

Just over one year ago the New York Yankees and their fans were full of excitement with the signing of Japanese right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. While not certain his success in Japan would translate in the states, there was something about his makeup which suggested he could. The club crossed their fingers after making a $175 million total investment and right off the bat...
Via Yankees Unscripted
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the New York Yankees closer?

In 2013, the Yankees lost an iconic player who is arguably the best closer of all time. This Yankee pitcher, Mariano Rivera, currently holds the MLB record for career saves with an astonishing 652 saves. When he retired, the Yankees faced a tough decision as to who would be their future closer. For the 2014 season, Joe Girardi opted to go with a homegrown Yankee pitcher, David Robertson...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Yankees' CC Sabathia resuscitate his career?

The New York Yankees have a slew of questions concerning its 2015 rotation and near the top of the list is whether or not CC Sabathia can resuscitate his career.Sabathia suffered from right knee discomfort in 2014 which ultimately resulted in season-ending surgery in July. He amassed just 46 innings of work last season, cutting a string of seven straight seasons in which he tossed...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Bullpen Analysis and Projections for The 2015 Season

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) The 2014 New York Yankees did not perform how general manager Brian Cashman pictured after he spent over $500 million resigning players and signing free agents prior to last season...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Attitude Towards A-Rod Bad Money

Alex Rodriguez with Yankees GM Brian Cashman When the New York Yankees made the decision to keep Alex Rodriguez as a member of the team heading into the 2015 season, as well as the foreseeable future, they knew everything he did to himself, as well the organization. They also knew that with Rodriguez they have a player who comes with a ton of baggage and an enormous amount...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Completed Objections And Concerns

Pitchers and catchers report in a matter of a month, so I wanted to take the time to address the 2015 baseball season. In the AL East, the Yankees face a lot of stiff competition, but they should compete for a playoff spot this year. They have too much talent and experience not to bounce back this year, even after losing their captain Derek Jeter. The Red Sox have what appears to...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees can’t distance themselves from A-Rod no matter how hard they try

The New York Yankees made the proverbial bed when they agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract with Alex Rodriguez. They hopped right into the sack with A-Rod when they added a separate milestone contract to the mix, believing they would cash in on his pursuit of Major League Baseball’s career home run crown.Admissions of performance-enhancing drug use and a full-year suspension...
Via Yankees Unscripted
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The A-Bomb Nightmare: A-Rod's milestone home run should conjure some bizarre pageantry

Watching the Super Bowl Media Day blather yesterday, it occurred to me that, for Alex Rodriguez, every day is Media Day - but a much darker version. Starting next month, whenever A-Rod scratches his balls, a Gammonite will write that he's got crabs. Whatever A-Rod does will be cheered or jeered. (Actually, A-Rod will be universally denounced, UNLESS he's hitting well, in...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Right To Continue Their Scorched A-Rod Policy

Shortly after MLB handed him his 162-game suspension last year, Alex Rodriguez embarked on a scorched-earth policy. Claiming innocence for what was probably the 100th time, he set out to sue everyone and everybody in his path, including his own union. This policy was the furthest thing from anyone's mind after his 2009 mea culpa, in which he said to everyone, "Judge me from here...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Ink Eddy Rodriguez to Minor League Deal

The Yankees have added depth to their catching position. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) The New York Yankees have added depth to their catching as the team inked journeyman catcher Eddy Rodriguez to a minor league deal, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The 29-year-old Rodriguez has spent the majority of professional career at the minor league level. He did have a brief...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Carlos Beltran is healthy and set for 2015 rebound

New York Yankees right-fielder Carlos Beltran had a rough inaugural season in the Bronx, due in large part to a bone spur in his right elbow which forced the veteran to take three separate cortisone shots. He had offseason surgery, has been rehabbing ever since and is said to be on target for full workouts with the team when spring training begins in Tampa next month.Beltran, who...
Via Yankees Unscripted
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Yankees avoid paying A-Rod's milestone bonuses?

The legal controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez seemingly knows no end. Fresh off a season-long suspension – and a year filled with litigation – Rodriguez is currently preparing to return to the New York Yankees for the 2015 season. In addition to the $61 million the Yankees still owe A-Rod under the 10-year contract he signed […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knee deep in no-names: Kiley McDaniel rates the Yankees as the 10th best farm system in baseball

All the way to Antonio Arias and Bryan Emery - (an outfielder we signed this month for a half-a-million frickin' dollars, even though his trainer refused to let him be seen in big games - good luck figuring that out!) - the ex-scout chronicles the long list of names to watch next summer in minor league box scores. (Spoiler alert: He's down on Gary Sanchez, the son of Jesus "Ice...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fragile Relationship Between the Yankees and A-Rod

It has been made very public that the New York Yankees have all but ended their relationship with Alex Rodriguez. This fragile relationship did not just start this off-season. Ever since the Yankees traded for then star Rodriguez, it has been a tumultuous relationship. News came out today that the Yankees are devising a plan to contest Rodriguez’s milestone home run clause in his...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod home run bonuses

The current relationship between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees seems contentious, to say the least. For further proof of that, we have the Yankees reportedly looking to get out of paying A-Rod some bonus money. In addition to the roughly $20 million per season Rodriguez is owed over the next three years, he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

"Why did Derek Jeter die?": The wise and terrifying analysis of the Yankees, according to Google search questions

Have you ever wondered what Google knows about us, based on their algorithmic analyses of our searches? I thought I'd see what they know about the Yankees? For example, type in a simple open-ended question... and Google supplies the punch. Why do the Yankees wear polyester? From what inquiring minds did that come? It gets a little weirder if you merely change the tense... Hmm. People...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

A-Rod is trying to schmooze the commish.     Alex Rodriguez met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred last week in an effort to find closure following the Biogenesis scandal that led to the New York Yankees third baseman’s season-long suspension, sources told ESPN.com. Rodriguez reportedly initiated the meeting, which lasted about 10 minutes and involved...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Willits to join New York Yankees in Coordinator Position

Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Reject Meeting With Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees strikes out with two men on base to end the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) In an attempt to smooth over the relationship between the two sides, third baseman Alex Rodriguez tried to schedule a meeting with the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees reject A-Rod's request for apology meeting

Alex Rodriguez appears to be in a conciliatory mood, but the New York Yankees may not be on the same page as the ballplayer. The New York Daily News reports that A-Rod attempted to set up a meeting with the Yankees where he would apologize for his involvement in Biogenesis, the suspension that followed, and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez looking thinner, Yankees reject apology offer

Getty Images Alex Rodriguez is looking “thinner and massless than in previous years” as he returns to baseball after a year long suspension. The Daily News also reports that Rodriguez also offered to meet face to face with the Yankees for his role in the Biogenesis scandal but the team declined his invitation. They will now deal with him when they report to Spring Training...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

When they mess up, they're always "former Yankees"

Ted Lilly pitched for 15 years, most of the time in the National League. He pitched four years for the Dodgers and four for the Cubs. He twice made the All-Star team. He pitched less than three years for the Yankees - including his rookie year (a full 8 innings, he threw), and midway through his final Yankee year, he was traded to Oakland. In other words, as a Yankee, he was a blip...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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