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New York Yankees Sign INF Cole Figueroa to Minor League Deal, Re-Sign Jose Campos
December 18th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The New York Yankees added potential infield depth by signing Cole Figueroa to a minor league deal. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports the Yankees made the move to sign the 27-year-old, who has experience playing at shortstop, third base and second, with a little experience playing the corner outfield spots. Figueroa's...

New York Yankees Desperately Need Hiroki Kuroda to Return for 2015 Season
December 17th, 2014 at 5:19 PM
Earth to Hiroki Kuroda: the New York Yankees need you. ***PHOTO1*** It has been an incredibly quiet offseason for the 39-year-old Japanese star, who has yet to make a decision about what his future holds. Kuroda could simply retire and never pitch again for any team, or he could choose to return for...

David Robertson’s New Beard Symbolizes End of Era with New York Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
David Robertson is now a member of the Chicago White Sox, and to prove he is no longer a member of the New York Yankees, D-Rob is sporting a new beard that he wasn't able to grow as a member of the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson signed a four-year pact with his...

Chase Headley Turned Down More Money to Stay in New York
December 17th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four year, 52 million dollar contract. However, before Headley was signed, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that Headley had a four year 65 million dollar offer on the table. Headley therefore took approximately 13 million dollars less to remain a...

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Beat Chase Headley for New York Yankees’ 3B Job in 2015
December 17th, 2014 at 1:27 PM
Alex Rodriguez might be the only person on the planet who still thinks he can play everyday. It's true the embattled New York Yankees star still thinks he can man the hot corner and beat out Chase Headley for the starting job in 2015, showing true delusion at its finest. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez...

Chris Capuano Guaranteed Spot in New York Yankees’ Rotation, Says GM Brian Cashman
December 17th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 17 at 4:24 p.m. ET Chris Capuano had an opportunity to play in Japan if the Yankees didn't come calling, but the 36-year-old left-hander decided to stay in the Bronx once he was offered a contract, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I love Japan, but if you get the...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Shares Secret on How to Avoid Bad Press
December 16th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was never removed from his perch atop the New York sports world during his 20-year career in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the former Yankees Captain had a very simple recipe to avoid bad press from the sometimes overwhelming media in the Big Apple. What was...

Former Yankees Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras Allegedly Ripped-Off in Money Scam
December 15th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and pitcher Jose Contreras claim they are the victims of a multimillion dollar money scam that has cost each player a significant piece of their career earnings. ***PHOTO1*** The two former players have filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez, two Cuban-American...

Do the New York Yankees Need Chase Headley to Approach His 2012 Production Levels?
December 15th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees addressed the incessant uncertainty surrounding Alex Rodriguez by resigning Chase Headley to a four year contract. The soon-to-be 40 Rodriguez cannot be relied upon for much these days, except for a juicy tabloid headline now and then. Brian Cashman wisely chose to invest in a player...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Optimistic About Mark Teixeira’s Health
December 15th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is apparently a very optimistic person because he actually believes Mark Teixeira will be able to stay healthy in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** This after a 2014 campaign that saw Teixeira play in 123 games while battling wrist problems and other minor issues that have turned the...

New York Yankees’ Chase Headley Deal Blocks Prospects from Regular Playing Time
December 15th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
As the New York Yankees finalize their four-year deal with third baseman Chase Headley, the pact ends any hope of regular playing time for one of the organization's top young prospects. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that Headley signs will be worth $52 million and was first reported on by Jon Heyman of CBS...

New York Yankees Never Made an Offer to Brandon McCarthy; Max Scherzer Rumors Continue
December 11th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO2*** Yankees.com reporter Bryan Hoch tweeted that the New York Yankees never made an offer to free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy. It seems that the Yankees were not comfortable giving McCarthy the contract he was looking for. ***PHOTO1*** McCarthy came to New York in exchange for much maligned starter Vidal Nuño. McCarthy had...

Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees’ Rotation Depth
December 10th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The health of Masahiro Tanaka's elbow remains critical to the potential structure of the New York Yankees' 2015 starting rotation. Before his injury, Tanaka was sensational in 2014. He showed the stuff of a true top of the rotation ace while also validating the 155 million dollar deal given to...

Comparing the Contract Years of David Robertson and Jonathan Papelbon
December 9th, 2014 at 3:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees knew they would have a giant hole to fill at the back of the bullpen with the retirement of Mariano Rivera in 2013. While it was widely acknowledged that David Robertson had the ability to be an MLB closer, he had never stepped into that role...

New York Yankees President Happy Alex Rodriguez Doesn’t Own Record Contract Anymore
November 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
In hindsight (and maybe when it happened, also), the New York Yankees were incredibly dumb for giving Alex Rodriguez a 10-year, $275 million contract after he opted out of his original record contract in 2008. ***PHOTO1*** Apparently Yankees president Randy Levine agrees somewhat, as he clearly is pleased that Giancarlo Stanton's monster...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees and Free Agent SP Max Scherzer are Talking
November 18th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
It appears the New York Yankees and their notoriously stingy owner, Hal Steinbrenner, may decide to spend some money on more than just their own free agents this winter. ***PHOTO1*** CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankes and top free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have had talks since the...

New York Yankees Legend Joe DiMaggio’s Love Letters to Marilyn Monroe
November 17th, 2014 at 4:52 PM
It's pretty rare to get a look into the personal life of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, but a unique opportunity has given us a glimpse of the baseball great's love for Marilyn Monroe. ***PHOTO1*** The Associated Press, via CBS News, is reporting love letters from Joltin' Joe to the blonde...

Hiroki Kuroda’s Future with New York Yankees Cloudy; Expected to Pitch in 2015
November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
While Hiroki Kuroda is expected to pitch in 2015, it isn't quite clear what team he will choose to do it with. ***PHOTO1*** One person who expects Kuroda to pitch again in 2015 is New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who said so to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: Brian Cashman said he...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees not Interested in SS Takashi Toritani
November 17th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The next shortstop of the New York Yankees will not be coming from Japan. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that the Bronx Bombers will not be interested in free agent Japanese import, Takashi Toritani, who is interested in coming to the major leagues in 2015 and playing...

MLB Rumors: Yankees with “Significant” Presence at Yoan Moncada Workout
November 16th, 2014 at 8:13 PM
The New York Yankees have whiffed (whether intentionally or not) on every recent Cuban defector to enter the states, and infielder Yoan Moncada could be the next one the Yankees come up short on. ***PHOTO1*** The 19-year-old Moncada worked out for several teams in Guatemala on Wednesday, showcasing his ability to field...