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MLB Rumors: Yankees Wise not to Consider Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach
October 13th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez will not be considered a candidate for the team's vacant hitting coach position after Kevin Long was fired on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Klapisch of NorthJersey.com has the latest info on the Yanks' search: Told Tino Martinez is not under consideration to replace Kevin Long as...

Former New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Comments on Future Plans
October 13th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Many inside the New York Yankees Universe couldn't imagine teams actually wanting former hitting coach Kevin Long after the team's abysmal offensive season in 2014, but that clearly isn't the case. ***PHOTO1*** Experts around the league say Long, who was let go by the Yankees last Friday, is well-respected by Major League...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances Make All-Rookie Team
October 12th, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Baseball America came out with its annual All-Rookie Team and there were two Yankees who made the cut: starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and reliever Dellin Betances. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka was one of five starters named to the squad, while Betances was the lone reliever. Here is BA's write-up on each player: The Yankees’ $155 million...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks About Replacing Derek Jeter in 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
As if New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn't have a difficult enough job already, he now has to find a replacement for the irreplaceable: shortstop Derek Jeter. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently spoke to the media about several things concerning the Yankees and their offseason, but the topic of Jeter also came...

New York Yankees May Shuffle Coaching Staff to Different Positions for 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The New York Yankees have already begun to make moves to change their coaching staff for the 2015 season, and it appears more changes are on the way, although it could just be a situation where coaches are rearranged to different positions. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach Mick...

MLB Rumors: Mets to Consider Former Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long for Job
October 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Kevin Long was fired by the New York Yankees on Friday after an unsuccessful 2014 campaign in the Bronx, but he may not want to pack his bags just yet and could find himself back in New York in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while the...

MLB Rumors: Asdrubal Cabrera a Yankees Target; Had ‘Mild Interest’ in J.J. Hardy
October 11th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
While many had speculated the New York Yankees would be hot for Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, it appears the team wasn't willing to go that far in order to sign him as a free agent during the offseason. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles recently signed Hardy to an extension as they battle to...

New York Yankees Will Never Go into Rebuild Mode, Says GM Brian Cashman
October 11th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
For those fans who are hoping the New York Yankees will start building their team from the ground up via the farm system, don't hold your breath. ***PHOTO1*** In an interview on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 FM ESPN New York, General manager Brian Cashman admitted that the Bronx Bombers are...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Reacts to Firing Kevin Long and Mick Kelleher
October 11th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
The New York Yankees made a statement on Friday when they fired their hitting coach, Kevin Long, after a terrible season for the organization offensively. ***PHOTO1*** Maybe more importantly, the move silenced millions of critics--or Yankees fans--who thought Long must be fired in order to begin steering the ship in the right...

Chris Young Talks About New York Yankees and Potential Return in 2015
October 11th, 2014 at 9:12 AM
The New York Yankees got an unexpected spark from a late-season acquisition after they signed Chris Young to a minor-league deal when rosters expanded back in September. ***PHOTO1*** Young, who had spent the majority of the season as a major disappointment with the New York Mets, needed a fresh start after hitting...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: ‘I Am Open to Pursuing 3B Options’
October 10th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman admitted on Friday that he is open to exploring 'options' at third base. He also stated that veteran third baseman Alex Rodriguez may spend some time at first base. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported earlier this week that the Yankees are likely to...

New York Yankees Carlos Beltran Sells Florida Home for Record Price
October 10th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Carlos Beltran signed a three year $45 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees this past off-season. On Friday, Beltran added another $4.1 million to the tally as he sold his Florida mansion for a record price. ***VIDEO1*** According to Samantha Joseph of the Daily Business Review, Beltran has sold the...

Derek Jeter Farewell Tour with New York Yankees Gives YES Network Ratings Boost
October 10th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
The New York Yankees Captain, Derek Jeter, was a one-man wrecking crew this season and he most likely single-handedly gave the YES Network a ratings boost. ***PHOTO1*** The official home of the Yankees saw an increase in their ratings during the 2014 season, which would normally be contradictory because of the team's...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Stephen Drew the Favorite to Be New York Yankees Shortstop
October 9th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
The New York Yankees lost a potential replacement for Derek Jeter on Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles signed shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year extension before he could hit the open market this winter. ***PHOTO1*** The move is a smart one by the Orioles, who have no desire to lose Hardy, let...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles ‘Pushing’ to Extend Nelson Cruz; Considered a Yankees Target
October 9th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles are pushing to complete an extension of potential free agent, Nelson Cruz. Rosenthal's report comes on the heels of the O's re-signing of shortstop J.J. Hardy He was signed this off-season as a free agent by the Orioles to a one...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Royals Will Look to Re-Sign James Shields; New York Yankees Still Interested
October 9th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Kansas City Royals will look to re-sign starting pitcher James Shields. Heyman reported that the Royals had informed Shields at the trade deadline that were prepared to offer him a multi-year deal this winter. ***VIDEO1*** Shields has pitched well as the ace for the...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra’s Museum Burglarized; Police Investigating
October 9th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, October 9 at 6:39 p.m. ET Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on the burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum, including the specific items that were taken: Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the...

Joba Chamberlain Trims Beard After Detroit Tigers are Eliminated from Postseason
October 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Joba Chamberlain has finally decided to tame his wild beard after eight strong months of growth while pitching for the Detroit Tigers. ***PHOTO1*** Joba started growing the beard following his departure from the New York Yankees in 2013 and allowed it to get lumberjack style over the course of the 2014 campaign. But...

Mark Teixeira Talks Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees’ 2014 Season and Golf
October 6th, 2014 at 5:56 PM
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a rough season with injuries in 2014, and he certainly isn't afraid to admit it. ***PHOTO1*** Teixeira spoke at a charity golf event and acknowledged that the season he had was a disappointment, namely because of his unreliable health, per Mark Newman of MLB.com: "This...

2015 MLB Free Agents: Yankees Must Make Offense No. 1 Priority in Offseason
October 6th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
A lot of the early chatter during the New York Yankees' young offseason revolves around adding starting pitchers, but it's a big bat that the Yankees should be focused on. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, New York has no shortage of questions in its starting rotation to answer. At one point during 2014, 80 percent of...