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Category: ‘MLB Free Agency’

Report: Seattle Mariners’ Kendrys Morales on the New York Yankees Radar as 1B/DH for 2014 Season
November 15th, 2013 at 1:50 AM
The New York Yankees are interested in a lot of free agent hitters this winter to add to their lineup for the 2014 season; Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are just a few of the names linked to the Yankees so far.   ***PHOTO1***   As...

Report: New York Yankees Unlikely to Trade for St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese
November 14th, 2013 at 12:41 PM
On Wednesday, it had been first reported that the New York Yankees were trying to work a deal to land St. Louis Cardinals third basemen David Freese with Alex Rodriguez's status for 2014 up in the air. However, Joel Sherman of the New York Post has reported that it is very...

Report: New York Yankees Closing in on Re-Signing SS Brendan Ryan; Will Look at Other Infield Options
November 13th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Last September, the New York Yankees acquired Brendan Ryan to shore up their infield and take over as the primary shortstop when it was determined that Derek Jeter would be ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injuries. The Yankees liked what he could bring with the glove...

Former Giants/Dodgers Closer Brian Wilson Won’t Sign with New York Yankees; Unwilling to Shave Beard
November 13th, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The New York Yankees have been looking into alternative plans for their closer spot in case they don't think that David Robertson could fill the void left by the retiring Mariano Rivera. Apparently, Brian Wilson isn't interested in being the guy to succeed Rivera, as Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger...

Report: New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals Discussing Trade for 3B David Freese
November 13th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees are preparing themselves just in case third basemen Alex Rodriguez has to serve any kind of suspension during the 2014 season, so they are looking at a potential long-term replacement. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has reported that the Yankees are discussing a trade...

New York Yankees in on Boston Red Sox’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Could Trade Brett Gardner If Signed
November 13th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
It was about two weeks ago when it was first learned that the New York Yankees were first interested in Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury; who might be considered the second best free agent on the market behind their own free agent second basemen, Robinson Cano. The 30-year-old center...

New York Yankees Unsure If David Robertson Will Be Closer in 2014; Will Look at Market for Options
November 13th, 2013 at 1:21 AM
With the New York Yankees looking to fill a lot of holes and voids left by certain player departures in 2013, the one that might be the most impossible void to fill was the one left by Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest relief pitcher and closer of all time and...

New York Yankees Plan to Tender Francisco Cervelli for 2014; Will Continue Search for Starting Catcher
November 12th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Francisco Cervelli was essentially handed the chance to be the everyday starting catcher for the New York Yankees in 2013 following the departure of Russell Martin in free agency last winter and for about a month, it was going according to plan for him. That was until he fractured his hand...

Report: New York Yankees Only Bidding Against Themselves for Robinson Cano
November 12th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees is this winter's top prize on the free agent market and after rejecting the team's one-year qualifying offer for $14.1 million on Monday, the true period where he is officially a free agent has finally begun for the 31-year-old second basemen. With Cano hitting...

Report: New York Yankees are “Definitely Interested” in Signing St. Louis Cardinals RF Carlos Beltran
November 12th, 2013 at 1:27 PM
With Curtis Granderson turning down the New York Yankees qualifying offer for one-year and $14.1 million for the 2014 season, the team is turning their attentions to the guy they want for right field. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, who is currently down in Orlando, Florida covering the MLB General Manager Meetings,...

Report: New York Yankees Interested in Reunion with Former 1B/3B Eric Chavez
November 12th, 2013 at 1:01 AM
With Alex Rodriguez's status up in the air for the 2014 season, the New York Yankees are taking the necessary precautions to fill the void at third base just incase the Yankees starting third basemen has to serve a suspension for any length during the season. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...

Hiroki Kuroda Turns Down New York Yankees $14.1MM Qualifying Offer; Will Test Free Agent Market
November 11th, 2013 at 7:29 PM
On Monday, it was reported that Curtis Granderson would turn down the New York Yankees one-year qualifying offer for $14.1 million and will test the free agent market in hopes of a multi-year deal. With the 5p.m. deadline passing for players to accept or reject teams' offers, the Yankees also had...

Carlos Beltran Turns Down St. Louis Cardinals Offer; Could New York Yankees Now Be in His Sights?
November 10th, 2013 at 12:53 AM
On Saturday afternoon, Carlos Beltran made a decision for the 2014 season as he decided to reject the St. Louis Cardinals qualifying offer, which would have paid him one-year and $14.1 million. With Beltran turning down the Cardinals offer, it shows that Beltran and the Cardinals will part ways after two...

Report: New York Yankees Making “Bold Push” to Land Masahiro Tanaka; Posting Bid Could Top $75 Million
November 9th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
It's been well documented on the interest of 24-year-old Japanese right-handed starter Masahiro Tanaka, who will soon be exposed to the teams of Major League Baseball and then the posting period begins where teams put in bids for his services to the Nappon Japanese team and the winning team gets...

Report: New York Yankees Interested in SP’s Matt Garza, Dan Haren, Scott Feldman, Bronson Arroyo
November 8th, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Earlier on Friday, we at Yankees 101 had reported on the New York Yankees interest in Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, as the team desperately needs to make drastic changes to the starting rotation. On Friday, you can add four more names to that list of pitchers that are on...

Report: New York Yankees Have Cleveland Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez on Their Radar
November 8th, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Of all the areas that the New York Yankees are looking to improve on in 2014, the biggest one that the team is going to want to address is the starting rotation. Andy Pettitte retired at the end of the 2013 season, Phil Hughes is a free agent and will not...

Agent for Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann: the New York Yankees are on His Radar
November 7th, 2013 at 4:11 PM
The New York Yankees have made it very clear that they want to sign Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann for the 2014 season to the point where they have made him one of their top priorities in free agency this winter. Now all that mattered was if McCann would be interested...

Report: New York Yankees Have Interest in Texas Rangers Closer Joe Nathan
November 7th, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Part of the New York Yankees offseason plans for free agency are looking into who will be their next closer following the departure of Mariano Rivera, who retired following the 2013 season. One name has already been mentioned in Oakland A's closer Grant Balfour. Now, a second American League West name...

Report: Curtis Granderson Considering Accepting New York Yankees $14.1MM Qualifying Offer for 2014 Season
November 7th, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Before the start of the 2013 season, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Curtis Granderson would not be back with the New York Yankees as he was entering the final year of his contract as a 32-year-old outfielder who was looking for one final pay-day on the free agent...

Report: Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann a “Priority Signing” for the New York Yankees
November 6th, 2013 at 10:53 PM
One of the key positions that the New York Yankees drastically need to address this offseason is the catcher position; especially since they let Russell Martin leave on a two-year deal to the Pittsburgh Pirates and never made a serious attempt to re-sign him. Letting Martin go without a contract offer...