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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Kenta Maeda Won’t Be Posted; Yankees Lose Out on Pitching Option
December 18th, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Last year, the New York Yankees made a bid; seven years and $155 million worth, plus a $20 million posting fee, to land Masahiro Tanaka from Japan, and some thought they would make another play for the next big Japanese pitcher to come over to America in Kenta Maeda. ***PHOTO1*** That however,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Currently not Pursuing Jason Grilli; Communication Kept Open
December 18th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reported that the Yankees are "keeping communications open" between themselves and Grilli, according to his agents. "We last spoke during the (Winter Meetings) and the door is still open to discussions," said Xavier D. James, who co-represents Grilli with retired outfielder Gary Sheffield. "We will...

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Closer Sergio Romo to 2-Year, $15 Million Deal, Yankees Had Interest
December 17th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
With the departure of David Robertson to the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees were giving serious consideration to alternative options for the closer role in case Dellin Betances wasn't able to handle the duties. ***PHOTO1*** One option the Yankees gave consideration to was San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo, but...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Oakland A’s Made ‘Competitive Bid’ on Chase Headley Before Re-Signing with Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Before the New York Yankees brought back third basemen Chase Headley on a four-year, $52 million deal, there were several teams interested in his services. ***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco Giants, Miami Marlins and Houston Astros all had interest in him up until his signing; the Toronto Blue Jays did until they traded...

New York Yankees Re-Sign Lefty Chris Capuano to 1-Year, $5 Million Deal
December 16th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Not too long ago, it had looked like Chris Capuano might have been heading towards playing baseball in Japan. Instead, he'll not only remain in the United States, but the Bronx for a second season. ***PHOTO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network has reported that the Yankees will re-sign Capuano to a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Had Interest in Brett Anderson Before Signing with Dodgers
December 15th, 2014 at 8:29 PM
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers added the fifth and final part of their rotation when they signed former Colorado Rockies and Oakland A's lefty starter Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Anderson, who was once a top lefty pitcher in the Oakland system but eventually moved on from...

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, Chase Headley Agree to 4-Year, $52 Million Deal: Report
December 15th, 2014 at 11:07 AM
After weeks of negotiating and back and forth reports, the New York Yankees appear to be on the verge of bringing back their starting third basemen for the 2015 season and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports broke the news first that the Yankees are on the verge of closing in...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer’s Price ‘Out of Yankees Range,’ According to Brian Cashman
December 15th, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Last week, it had been reported through league sources that the agent for current free agent pitcher Max Scherzer, Scott Boras, had requested an eight-year, $216 million deal from the New York Yankees. Before that, Scherzer was looking for at least $200 million in a contract, which would make him...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Houston Astros Interested in Yankees’ Stephen Drew
December 12th, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Thus far, the Houston Astros have had a tough time convincing some players to come to what has been a losing franchise in recent time; Andrew Miller spurned them to sign with the New York Yankees and David Robertson only negotiated with them because he needed leverage and eventually got...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer’s Agent Requests 8-Year, $216 Million Deal from Yankees
December 12th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Talk about shooting from the moon. That is exactly what Max Scherzer and more importantly his agent, Scott Boras, have done. ***PHOTO1*** Boras has been pitching to the Yankees lately on how Scherzer would make them a World Series contender again and how they need him, and given their injuries to their...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Brandon McCarthy’s Departure Could Lead to Yankees Signing Max Scherzer
December 11th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Late Wednesday night, the New York Yankees lost one of their top free agent targets when Brandon McCarthy signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were willing to wait and see if McCarthy's asking price would drop, but instead, the Dodgers swooped in and offered...

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...

Minnesota Twins Agree to 4-Year, $54 Million Deal with Braves’ Ervin Santana; Yankees Had Interest
December 11th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
UPDATE (2:07 p.m,) Well, we can scratch that idea of Ervin Santana coming to the Bronx. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Minnesota Twins have signed Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal. ***PHOTO3*** Santana joins a rotation with another former Yankee in Phil Hughes and will pitch in the...

Scott Boras: Max Scherzer Fits Yankees, Would Make Them World Series Contenders
December 11th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Scott Boras is renown as the super agent in baseball and is known for getting his clients the best deal possible and he does have some familiarity with the New York Yankees in the past. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday while at the baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, Boras did his best selling...

Los Angeles Dodgers Closing in on 4-Year, $48 Million Deal with Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy
December 10th, 2014 at 11:37 PM
The New York Yankees are about to lose their second starting pitcher this winter and it's one they wanted to keep for next season. ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on a 4-year, $48 million deal with Yankees right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy, as per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. ***PHOTO2*** McCarthy will...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Interested in Giants Closer Sergio Romo
December 10th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With the arrival of Andrew Miller and the departure of David Robertson, the New York Yankees are looking at other bullpen options to fill the void left by the now former Yankees closer. ***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees have explored the trade market, they are also looking at the free agent market too...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Looking for $200 Million Deal, Tigers Unlikely to Sign Him
December 10th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
With Jon Lester now officially off the market, the top starting pitcher in free agency becomes Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer, and he may not be coming back to his old team. ***PHOTO1*** Peter Gammons of MLB Network has reported that an official with the Tigers has said that a reunion between...

Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester Agree to 6-Year, $155 Million Deal; Yankees Never Made Attempt
December 10th, 2014 at 2:04 AM
One year ago, the Chicago Cubs missed out on landing Masahiro Tanaka. But a year later, the Cubs finally got the ace pitcher they were looking for all winter long. ***PHOTO1*** On late Tuesday night, the Cubs have signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's lefty ace pitcher Jon Lester to...