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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Targeting A’s Starter Jason Hammel, Reunion with Chris Capuano
November 6th, 2014 at 9:17 AM
The New York Yankees are interested in a starter from the Oakland A's this winter, although it's not the starter most would want or think considering they're not pursuing top-flight pitching options. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Wednesday night that the Yankees are interested in right-handed starter Jason Hammel;...

Scott Boras: New York Yankees Need Stephen Drew Back at Shortstop for 2015 Season
November 5th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Stephen Drew obviously didn't have the best 2014 season, whether it was with the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees. Hitting .150 usually makes people think you're a terrible baseball player, but Drew is anything but. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is a career .256 hitter and a year ago in Boston, was...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees to Scout Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada
November 4th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
On November 12, the New York Yankees are expected to attend a showcase in which they will be scouting a Cuban infielder that everyone has interest in. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees, along with 29 other teams in the majors, will be scouting Yoan Moncada in Guatemala, as Brendan Kuty of the Newark-Star Ledger...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Max Scherzer, James Shields, Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval
November 4th, 2014 at 8:15 AM
With Tuesday the official start to free agency in baseball, the rumors are always rampant and with the New York Yankees, lots of big names always seem to be tied to them. ***PHOTO1*** So it's a bit different that on the first day where players are free to negotiate with other teams...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees, Chase Headley Begin Negotiations on New Contract
November 3rd, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Both the New York Yankees and free agent-to-be third basemen Chase Headley have maintained a mutual interest in a reunion for Headley to come back and be the permanent solution at third base in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Even with Alex Rodriguez's position in the field up in the air for 2015, the Yankees...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: 6 Teams Strongly Interested in Yankees’ David Robertson
November 3rd, 2014 at 10:48 AM
While the New York Yankees are expected to present David Robertson with a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer on Monday, they're going to find some aggressive competition for their closer on the free agent market. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has reported that there are no fewer than...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: ‘Mutual Interest’ Continues with Chase Headley, New York Yankees
November 3rd, 2014 at 7:57 AM
When the New York Yankees traded for Chase Headley back in July, it was basically a three-month audition to see what he can do as their third basemen and the audition went pretty well in which the Yankees would like to bring him back for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Headley, who will officially be...

MLB Trade Rumors Predicts Max Scherzer, Hanley Ramirez to Yankees; David Robertson to Cubs
November 2nd, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Every season, the popular site MLB Trade Rumors runs its Top 50 Free Agent Predictions article just before the start of actual free agency, this year, free agency will begin on Tuesday at midnight. ***PHOTO1*** In the article, it has a few bold predictions for the New York Yankees making several big-time...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Unlikely to Extend Hiroki Kuroda a Qualifying Offer
November 2nd, 2014 at 9:26 PM
Despite the strong season in 2014 from Hiroki Kuroda, it looks like the New York Yankees may be turning the page in regards to the veteran right-hander. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that when teams are set to make qualifying offers to impending free agents this week, the Yankees...

New York Yankees to Extend David Robertson $15.3 Million Qualifying Offer on Monday
November 1st, 2014 at 12:28 AM
David Robertson said that if the New York Yankees want to keep him past the 2014 season, it wouldn't come cheap, as he did once offer to give the Yankees a hometown discount in the past, but because they didn't make him an offer, he's not giving them the luxury...

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...