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Category: ‘MLB Free Agency’

New York Yankees “Check in” on Former Mets, Twins Pitcher Mike Pelfrey: Report
December 9th, 2013 at 12:48 AM
The New York Yankees rotation took a little more shape this past week when Hiroki Kuroda re-signed with the team on a one-year deal worth $16 million; keeping him in the Bronx for at least one more season. So now with Kuroda, CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova, the Yankees rotation is...

New York Yankees, Carlos Beltran Agree to Deal
December 7th, 2013 at 6:55 PM
After losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners and Curtis Granderson to the New York Mets, the New York Yankees seemed to have quickly rebounded, agreeing to a three-year, $45 million deal with free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. The deal will not be announced yet because Beltran needs to pass a physical. ***PHOTO1*** Beltran will...

New York Yankees, Hiroki Kuroda Finalize One-Year Deal
December 6th, 2013 at 11:23 AM
With Robinson Cano now on his way to Seattle, this news may be a bit overshadowed. But while Jay-Z was begging the Mariners to let him "reintroduce himself," the New York Yankees were finalizing a very important one-year deal with starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. The Yankees officially made Kuroda, who appeared...

New York Yankees Close to Signing Tampa Bay Rays’ Kelly Johnson to 1-Year Deal: Report
December 4th, 2013 at 1:31 AM
The New York Yankees already made headlines on Tuesday night when they landed Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven year, $153 million deal to become the team's new center fielder and potentially, sending Brett Gardner out of town. A few hours after making perhaps one of the...

New York Yankees to Sign Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury to 7-Year, $153 Million Deal: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The New York Yankees want to improve their roster and make bold additions to the team after missing the playoffs in 2013. They're about to make a monumental move that will shake the entire winter off-season. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN reported on Tuesday night that the Yankees and...

New York Yankees to Pursue Texas Rangers RF Nelson Cruz If Carlos Beltran Signs Elsewhere: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:06 PM
Before Tuesday, the New York Yankees were viewed as the front runners to land Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals have thrown a wrench into those plans for the Yankees. On Tuesday, Beltran and his representatives were in Kansas City to discuss a possible deal for...

Seattle Mariners Emerging as Serious Bidders for New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Up until Tuesday, the New York Yankees were bidding against themselves to retain the services of free agent second basemen Robinson Cano; who is currently looking for a deal in the nine-year, $250-260 million range.     With the Yankees offer standing firm at the seven-year, $168 million range, both sides aren't budging...

New York Yankees Won’t Go Over $200 Million on a Contract for Robinson Cano This Winter: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 PM
In the chess match that is the contract negotiations between free agent second basemen Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees, the latest move has been made which may slightly alter how the negotiations go for both sides. This past week, Cano and his agents, Jay-Z and Brodie Van Wagenen dropped...

New York Mets, GM Sandy Alderson Met with New York Yankees CF/RF Curtis Granderson on Sunday: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 PM
With the New York Yankees making a full-court press for St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran to be their starting right fielder, they have essentially moved on from their right fielder from last year in Curtis Granderson. Granderson was a free agent-to-be in 2013 and spent most of the year on...

New York Yankees Make 1-Year, $15-16 Million Contract Offer to Hiroki Kuroda: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 4:11 PM
The New York Yankees have been a very busy team this offseason since the start of free agency as they continue to address needs for their team for the 2014 season.     Brian McCann is locked up at catcher, they want to sign Carlos Beltran to be their next right fielder and...

New York Yankees Viewed as the Strong Favorites for Carlos Beltran Despite Kansas City Royals Strong Interest
December 1st, 2013 at 11:44 AM
For the last two months, the interest between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has been picking up and with a huge void in right field that needs to be filled, it makes way too much sense for the two sides not to come to...

Robinson Cano’s Asking Price is Currently 9 Years, $250-260 Million from New York Yankees: Report
December 1st, 2013 at 2:52 AM
The good news for the New York Yankees is that Robinson Cano is not looking for the original asking price that he started with from the New York Yankees, which is 10 years and $310 million. The bad news is that his demands are still pretty high, and one the...

Minnesota Twins Sign New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes to 3-year, $24 Million Deal
December 1st, 2013 at 12:08 AM
As expected, New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes was expected to land elsewhere in free agency this winter, as the Yankees finally got fed up with the inconsistencies they had seen from him since the 2007 season. Hughes found a very eager taker who was not only willing to...

New York Yankees Considering Going up to 8 Years on Contract for Robinson Cano: Report
November 30th, 2013 at 2:02 AM
When the free agency period began in baseball, the reported asking price for top second basemen Robinson Cano was for 10 years and $300 million, a price that his team, the New York Yankees, were never going to meet. Even with teams dropping out of the race; such as the Los Angeles...

It’s a Numbers Game: Why the New York Yankees Should Choose Carlos Beltran
November 29th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even as a 34-year old outfielder, Carlos Beltran doesn’t disappoint. In his two-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, he averaged .282 while accumulating 56 home runs and 181 runs batted in. With him turning down the Cardinals’ qualifying offer, and with the New York Yankees being his top...

Minnesota Twins Expected to Make Big Push to Sign New York Yankees’ Phil Hughes: Report
November 29th, 2013 at 2:23 AM
On Thanksgiving Eve, the Minnesota Twins made their first big splurge of the winter off-season when they signed former Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year, $49 million deal. With Nolasco now in the fold, the Twins aren't done looking to make additions to their...

New York Yankees Strongly Interested in Detroit Tigers’ Omar Infante for All Infield Spots: Report
November 28th, 2013 at 2:03 AM
The New York Yankees finalized their deal with veteran backup shortstop Brendan Ryan on Wednesday when they re-signed him to a two-year, $5 million deal with an option for a third year that with incentives, could be as much as $10 million. With Ryan officially back in the mix, plus Derek...

Robinson Cano Meets with New York Yankees on Tuesday; Gap on Contract Negotiations Still Substantial
November 26th, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Robinson Cano and his agents Jay-Z and Brodie Van Wagenen have been very much dead-set on their contract demands with the New York Yankees, which started out at 10 years and $310 million. The Yankees, nor any other team in baseball is going to go that high for a 31-year-old...

New York Yankees Emerging as the Front Runners to Land St. Louis Cardinals RF Carlos Beltran: Report
November 26th, 2013 at 1:42 PM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees want to sign St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran for the 2014 season and Beltran would prefer to sign with the Yankees; something he's wanted to do dating all the way back in the winter of 2004. So it would come as no...

Bernie Williams Endorses Carlos Beltran for the New York Yankees; Thinks He’ll Thrive in the Bronx
November 25th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Bernie Williams knows a thing or two about being a premier outfielder for a team in New York considering he was the Yankees starting outfielder for 15 years and was a part of four World Series Championships. Since his unofficial retirement from baseball after 2006, Williams still keeps a very active...