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New York Yankees interested in Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez

The New York Yankees are one of three MLB teams interested in 21 year-old Yoan Lopez. Lopez is a Cuban prospect who played for the Isla de la Juventud in 2014. Lopez played three seasons pitching for Isla de la Juventud in the Cuban National Series which is the island’s top league. He ended his 2014 season pitching 3.14 ERA with 11 walks and racking up 28 strikeouts all in 49...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees can wait on David Robertson

The New York Yankees have been more or less quiet this offseason while others in the American League East and around the rest of Major League Baseball have signed some top-flight free agents. As usual, this leaves some fans clamoring for the Bombers to make a move, and apparently one of the Yankees’ best beat reporters is getting itchy too.Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Next Potential Yankees Shortstop

The Derek Jeter era has come to an end in New York. For 20 seasons, the Yankees could rely on Jeter to bring energy, heart, and of course his talent to the baseball diamond. He played in nearly 85 percent of all Yankees games since 1995, and if his 1995 inaugural season and injury riddled 2013 were to be excluded, he played in over 93 percent of games. However, the Yankees, who...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees rumors: Trade for Troy Tulowitzki not happening

The rumors and gossip surrounding the New York Yankees making a possible trade for Colorado Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzkiare definitely false -- reports baseball insider Andy Martino of New York's Daily News. Martino says the Yankees "are truly behaving as if they mean it about avoiding more long-term contracts," and that includes taking on Tulowitski's. #454339056 ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Furious Yankee Fan Hall of Fame Ballot Sabotage Initiative

You have 10 votes. Your job is to support Yankees... and no one else. Mwa-hahahaha! So... the plan:1. Until Roger Maris is in the Hall... no Barry Bonds, no Mark McGwire, no Sammy Sosa... no sluggers whatsoever. (From now on, HR stands for Human Resources.) This is your ironclad rule of life, the first thing you tell strangers on the street. Without Roger, there is no Cooperstown...

Buy Alex Rodriguez’s Old Mercedes Convertible – $39,500 (or Best Offer)

  2015, baby! That’s when we all get to see baseball’s walking ray of sunshine Alex Rodriguez back on the field with the New York Yankees. And for all you A-Rod fans out there, we have a special opportunity for you. Currently listed on eBay is Rodriguez’s old 2007 Mercedes Benz CLK. Just imagine yourself driving up to Yankees Stadium (a ridiculous idea) in a car that might...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

28 Things Every Yankees Fan Should Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  Over the years, the New York Yankees and their fans have had more things to be thankful for than other fans and the teams they root for.  So, with a nod to that elusive 28th World Championship, here are 28 things Yankees Universe should "thank the good Lord for" (or, whomever your higher power is), in no particular order:1. George Steinbrenner ("The Boss")2...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Chase Headley edition

Chase Headley isn’t ready to settle with the New York Yankees just yet. With recent trades including Hanley Ramirez ($95 million/5 yrs) and Pablo Sandoval (4 yrs) to the Boston Red Sox who are raking in the money, Headley is waiting for the perfect price and most likely a four-year deal. After an outstanding performance in the second half of the 2014 season, Headley has everything...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees only offering Chase Headley three-year deal

If Chase Headley wants to return to the Yankees he will have to do so in a three year deal reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Despite another done year Headley is viewed as the top third baseman on the market now that both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez went to the Red Sox. Should Headley not return to the Yankees one possibility is Sandoval’s former team in the Giants. ...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Won’t Engage In ‘Bidding War’ For Chase Headley

The New York Yankees say they will be just fine with Martin Prado manning third base. The Yankees are not willing to engage in a bidding war for Chase Headley, a source told the New York Daily News, suggesting that the 30-year-old could be making an unceremonious — if lucrative — exit from the Bronx. “The Yankees like him and want him back, but they...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankee Rumors: Yankees won't overbid for Chase Headley

The New York Yankees are looking for major upgrades following an 84-win season in 2014, their worst since Derek Jeter first put on a Yankee uniform in 1995. Entering 2015, the first without Jeter, the Yankees look to get younger and improve upon an offense that was 20th in runs scored and pitching that was 18th in ERA. Third base is one position of concern, and although the Yankees...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Troy Tulowitzki

The New York Yankees have been on the hunt for a new shortstop since former Captain, Derek Jeter, retired this year. Fans thought the team found Jeter’s replacement in 30 year-old Troy “Tulo” Tulowitzki, but that may not be the case after all. Tulo is currently known as the best shortstop in Major League Baseball with a career .299 batting average, 176 home runs and a whopping...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees could stay in-house at third and second base

As the New York Yankees watched the Boston Red Sox make two splashes in the free agent market Monday, one of the moves will begin a domino effect forcing them to turn their attention to one of their offseason priorities, Chase Headley.With Pablo Sandoval off the third-base market, agreeing to a five-year, $95 million deal with a club option according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Mr. Cashman: The last time the Yankees over-reacted to a Boston move, the result was Kei Igawa

Dear Madam or Sir,Little known fact: As a teen, I was bitten by a genetically altered clone of Matt Nokes, which gave me powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal man. My secret super power? On occasion, I can somehow channel the entire disassembled zeitgeist of the Yankiverse, and present it into one crisp, cohesive, primal bleat. Today is one of those moments.I am about to...

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...
Via Back9Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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 »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Sleeps On Street To Combat Homelessness (Video)

Even Boston Red Sox fans have to give Brian Cashman some credit. The New York Yankees general manager slept on the streets of Manhattan on Thursday night as part of an annual “Sleep Out” event geared toward raising money and awareness for homeless children and adolescents. It’s the fifth straight year Cashman has participated, according to ESPN.com. “I don’t know how any...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...

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...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka Thoughts: Stay Well, Ma-Kun

Yesterday the YES Network posted a fun video about Masahiro Tanaka, in which they presented five facts they think you should know about the Yankees pitcher:1. He used to be a catcher.2. He has won a Japanese Gold Glove.3. He is a big fan of Momoiro Cover Z.4. His nickname in Japan was Ma-Kun.5. He and his wife were married in Hawaii.Pretty interesting. However, there is one more...
Via Lady At The Bat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Manny Banuelos to compete for rotation spot in spring training

Manny Banuelos been quite excitement and frustration since signing with the New York Yankees for in 2008. The deal was worth $450,000. After six up and down seasons in professional baseball, the 23-year-old left-hander will finally get the chance to show exactly why the club signed him way back when.Banuelos, who missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgey...
Via On-Base Talk
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yuri Sucart’s wife: A-Rod is the devil, peed on our floor

Carmen Sucart, the wife of Alex Rodriguez’s cousin Yuri Sucart, does not think very highly of A-Rod. On Thursday, Carmen told the New York Daily News that the New York Yankees slugger is “evil” and that he once marked his territory in the Sucarts’ home like a dog would mark a fire hydrant. According to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kay rips into Mike Francesa about simulcast show

The war in the New York media between Michael Kay and Mike Francesa is heating up once again. Earlier today, Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking PEDs obtained from the Biogenesis clinic, a direct contradiction of what he told Francesa in a now-legendary interview last year. Kay was asked about his thoughts on the situation, which soon morphed into an absolute destruction of the Sports...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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