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Yankees head to winter meetings with cash, needs and hesitation

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A year ago, Brian Cashman arrived at the winter meetings looking for a regular second baseman and turned Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan into Starlin Castro, and Justin Wilson into Luis Cessa and Chad Green. Now, Cashman enters this year’s MLB meat market at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Yankees miss out on Carlos Beltran

There won’t be a reunion between the Yankees and Carlos Beltran. The free-agent slugger agreed to a one-year deal worth a reported $16 million with the Astros on Saturday, leaving the Yankees with one fewer bat to pursue this offseason. The Yankees traded Beltran to Texas in July during the final season of his three-year contract,...
Via New York Post
13 hours ago

Yankees enter Cone of Silence while their top scientists study alien CBA

As you read this, a crack team of Yankee super-analysts (pictured right) is scrutinizing MLB's new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the owners and their employees, looking for hairline cracks or possible wormholes into the alien structure's seemingly impenetrable exterior.For the next 24 to 48 hours, we must ignore the rumors and speculation being mouthed across the Yankiverse...

Yankees' 7 worst trades of all time

With the MLB Winter Meetings fast approaching, let's take a look -- if you dare
Via NJ.com
20 hours ago

Yankees non-tender Jacob Lindgren, who will probably be back at some point soon

Prior to tonight’s deadline, the Yankees non-tendered left-hander Jacob Lindgren, the team announced. He’s now a free agent. All other pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players received contract offers. The Yankees now have one open spot on the 40-man roster. Lindgren will miss the entire 2017 season following Tommy John surgery, and his non-tender is not entirely unexpected...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 day ago

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is kinda good, but mostly bad for the Yankees

Earlier this week, MLB and the MLBPA worked out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will cover the 2017-21 seasons. The owners will reportedly vote on the new agreement on December 13th, which is merely a formality. Once they give the thumbs up, the new CBA will be ratified and everything will be good to go. The new CBA won’t have any direct impact on this offseason. Teams...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 day ago

WATCH: Brian Cashman reveals the Yankees' winter focus

Yankees GM Brian Cashman discusses the Yankees' primary focus heading into the Winter Meetings.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hal Steinbrenner discusses the Yankees' payroll

In part two of a Yankees Hot Stove interview with Meredith' Marakovits, Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner discusses the team's payroll and extending Joe Girardi's contract.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM Cashman rappelled down a 22-story building

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman proved to be braver than most folks on Friday morning by rappelling down the 22-story One Landmark Square building. But hey, it was all for charity, so there you go. Cashman, known for committing to out-of-the-ordinary acts for good caues, pulled off his latest stunt for New York City's Heights & Lights program, whose goal is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the new CBA is helping the Yankees

The owners and players made a smart play for baseball by agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday evening. At the moment it appears the CBA could also be good for the Yankees in the not-so-distant future. With just $57.26 million of payroll commitments currently for the 2019 season — and Manny Machado, Matt...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Jeter says golf most frustrating sport he's played

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The New York Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it's been a challenge to master. ''It's frustrating,'' Jeter said Wednesday after playing the pro-am with Rickie Fowler at the Hero World Challenge. ''It's probably the most frustrating thing I've...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Severino, reliever?

When Luis Severino was first called up to the majors, I had visions in my head of an ace. This ace was set to take the Yankee fanbase and the rest of the league by storm, firing 98-mph heaters and wicked changeups all over the place. He was going to take the ball every fifth day, setting the Yankees up with a very good chance to win every time that day occurred. Some of that luster...
Via BP Bronx
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clint Frazier medicine ball workout

Clint Frazier's medicine ball workout via Frazier's social media pages.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees release Eovaldi, Rumbelow, Mantiply

NEW YORK (AP) Injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been released by the New York Yankees along with right-hander Nick Rumbelow and lefty Joe Mantiply. The trio had been designated for assignment on Nov. 18, and the Yankees announced their release Monday. Eovaldi will be sidelined next season as he recovers from Aug. 19 surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger and Jeter play golf, and only 1 of them is retired

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) They were voted rookie of the year 20 years ago in their respective sports and quickly piled up championships. Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter finally had a chance to play golf together Monday. Only one of them is retired. ''He never played golf when he played baseball,'' Woods said after going nine holes at Albany Golf Club with the former New York Yankees shortstop...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Would Matt Holliday be a good fit?

As the offseason continues to progress, there are countless rumors that go around surrounding each team and who they are interested in. This year is no different, as the New York Yankees have expressed interest in former St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday. A 7-time All-Star, Holliday was one of the most prolific hitters in his prime as someone who could anchor a lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Looking at Mike Napoli

The New York Yankees find themselves stuck at a crossroads this off-season. There is the desire to grow their young talent, and provide them ample time on the field. But, this is still the New York Yankees we’re talking about, and part of their identity is being perpetually competitive. So with openings at the DH spot, in the bullpen and in the starting rotation, the Yanks have...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: GM Cashman can’t be too aggressive

General Manager Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees find themselves in a strange limbo this winter. At the trade deadline last season, it appeared the Evil Empire had finally bitten the bullet and begun a rebuild. New York dealt Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran for a haul of top prospects, which was already un-Yankee-like, but in addition to that, none of the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly not interested in Yoenis Cespedes

After clearing up a ton of room on their payroll following the retirements of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira as well as the trade of Brian McCann earlier this month, the New York Yankees will have money to spend during the winter. But don’t expect any of that cash to be doled out to New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who is considered one of the most highly-regarded free...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees do not plan to target Yoenis Cespedes

Despite an admission that the New York Yankees have spoken to the agent of Yoenis Cespedes, the free agent outfielder is reportedly not in their plans. According to Christian Red of the New York Daily News, acquiring Cespedes is, at least for the moment, not a priority for the Yankees, though general manager Brian Cashman did speak to Brodie Van Wagenen, the slugger’s agent. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees trade Brian McCann to Astros

The Yankees had reportedly been chatting with the Astros about a potential Brian McCann deal, and now they’ve struck a deal. New York agreed to send McCann—and more importantly, money to cover his salary, to Houston in exchange for right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman, they announced on Thursday night. Abreu, 21, has had a steady beginning to his career in the...
Via BP Bronx
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What a ‘bad’ Gary Sanchez looks like

In all likelihood, we’ve only seen the best Gary Sanchez has to offer. Sure, he’s young enough to improve aspects of his game, but it seems improbable that he’ll slug over .650 next season and look like the most dominant offensive weapon in the sport. It could happen, but it won’t. Instead, Sanchez will show himself to be an enormously talented and valuable young player rather...
Via BP Bronx
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Masahiro Tanaka star in ‘Pokemon’ commercial

The “Pokemon Go” craze has been dying down, and it seems like Niantic is doing whatever it can to keep users playing. Even though there aren’t nearly as many users playing in the United States, it’s important to note that the game took awhile to debut in Asia, so it’s still fairly popular there. Furthermore, “Pokemon Sun and Moon” is set to be released for Nintendo...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB scout believes Yankees are gearing up for Mike Trout trade

The Los Angeles Angels had a down year in 2016, but Mike Trout continued to show why many have labeled him the best player in baseball. It would seem crazy for the Angels to consider trading the 25-year-old superstar, but one scout believes the richest team in baseball is going to try to convince L.A.’s brass to do just that. After the New York Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Sanchez Was the Rookie of Your Heart

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll start by telling you that I was raised as a fan of the most Evil of Empires. Yes, I confess to the assembled jury of my readers and the court of the comments, that the Yankees earned my allegiance from an early age, and that I can still be found every now and then in the stands at The House that George Built. I am everything you perceive...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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