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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Boston Red Sox Interested in Pursuing Yankees 3B Chase Headley
October 30th, 2014 at 8:31 AM
Now that the 2014 World Series is officially over, teams have the next five days to prepare their game plans for free agency and the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox are apparently focusing on adding a third basemen for next year and they have several of the top targets on...

Fans Want Tigers’ Max Scherzer to Be Signed by Yankees This Winter, According to ESPN Poll
October 27th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
While injuries may have plagued the New York Yankees pitching staff with as many as five starters hitting the disabled list this past season, the actual performance from their pitchers who were healthy was not the issue. And yet, with an 84-win season, the Yankees could always use a little...

Fans Don’t Want Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez to Be Next Yankees Shortstop, According to ESPN Poll
October 24th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
One year ago, Hanley Ramirez may have looked like one of the best and most attractive options to take over as the next New York Yankees shortstop in 2015 once Derek Jeter retired. ***PHOTO1*** A year later, the fans are speaking up, and apparently, they do not want the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Trey Hillman Scouted 3 Possible Shortstop Replacements for Yankees’ Derek Jeter Before Leaving
October 23rd, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Before taking the bench coach job with the Houston Astros, Trey Hillman was part of the New York Yankees front office, scouting possible players and overseeing things in the minor and major leagues. ***PHOTO1*** His desire to get back in a uniform and on the bench lured him away from the Bronx...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees’ CC Sabathia Likes Jon Lester, Would Want Him as Teammate
October 23rd, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The three biggest names on the pitching market heading into free agency are Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields. The New York Yankees are expected to pursue at least one of them to help their starting rotation that suffered a multitude of injuries in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Because he can't be offered...

New York Yankees Free Agent Target Kenta Maeda May not Be Posted
October 15th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The New York Yankees may have one less option in the starting pitching market this offseason as Japanese star Kenta Maeda may not be posted after all. ***PHOTO1*** The Hiroshima Carp were expected to post the 26-year-old right-hander to be ready to start in the majors by 2015, but now that could...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Still Expected to Pursue Nelson Cruz Despite Orioles Contract Attempts
October 12th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Currently, the Baltimore Orioles are desperately trying to lock up leading home run hitter Nelson Cruz with an extension that will keep him in Baltimore past the 2014 season, but given the way his season has gone, he might want to head into free agency and cash in on his...

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...

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...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Red Sox, not Yankees, are Early Favorites for Royals’ James Shields
October 10th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Kansas City Royals would love nothing more than be able to retain ace starter James Shields, but given how well he's been pitching in the postseason, along with the fact that he's one of the top three starters on the market next month, that may just not happen. ***PHOTO1*** And given...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: David Robertson Likely to Remain with New York Yankees in 2015
October 9th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
With Dellin Betances emergence as a dominating reliever in 2014, it made David Robertson's future with the New York Yankees in doubt, especially because he's a free agent in waiting. ***PHOTO1*** The plan likely was that the Yankees would offer Robertson a one-year, qualifying offer, Robertson would turn it down and then...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Orioles, J.J. Hardy Agree to 3-Year, $40 Million Extension; Yankees Had Interest
October 9th, 2014 at 12:58 PM
If the New York Yankees had any hopes of J.J. Hardy hitting the free agent market this upcoming winter, those hopes are about to end very soon. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that the Baltimore Orioles and Hardy are closing in on a three-year extension worth up to $40...

MLB Free Agency Rumors: New York Yankees Likely to Pass on Yasmani Tomas
October 8th, 2014 at 8:34 AM
It had been reported that the New York Yankees were going to make a strong play for the latest Cuban defected outfielder in Yasmani Tomas, but apparently that does not appear to be the case. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the rumored interest, the Yankees will likely pass on pursuing the 24-year-old Tomas, as George...

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Yankees Strongly Interested in Re-Signing Chase Headley; View Alex Rodriguez as DH
October 7th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Chase Headley's almost three month stint in pinstripes was apparently more than enough to impress the New York Yankees to the point where they want to re-sign him for 2015 and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN has reported that the Yankees are in fact strongly interested in re-signing...

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...

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Oakland A’s Jed Lowrie a ‘Cheap Option’ for Yankees SS Vacancy
October 6th, 2014 at 3:02 PM
In the great carousel of names that get added to the "shortstops the New York Yankees should sign" in the winter that Derek Jeter retires from the team, another name has been added to that long list that's slowly adding up. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote on Monday...