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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...

Comparing the Contract Years of David Robertson and Jonathan Papelbon
December 9th, 2014 at 3:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees knew they would have a giant hole to fill at the back of the bullpen with the retirement of Mariano Rivera in 2013. While it was widely acknowledged that David Robertson had the ability to be an MLB closer, he had never stepped into that role...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Chase Headley Expected to Make Decision by End of Winter Meetings
December 9th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Now that David Robertson is officially off the board with his four-year deal with the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees can officially turn their attentions to Chase Headley, who is apparently looking to get a deal done soon. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Sherman of the New York Post has reported that Headley...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Jon Lester; May Prefer Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
While Jon Lester has yet to make his decision on where he might sign, some thought the New York Yankees could sneak into the discussions and snag Lester with a major offer. ***PHOTO1*** That offer is not happening, as Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes has reported that the rumors of the Yankees...

Chicago White Sox Sign Yankees Closer David Robertson to 4-Year, $46 Million Deal
December 9th, 2014 at 12:51 AM
The Chicago White Sox were serious about giving David Robertson the kind of deal he was pursuing all winter long. On late Monday night at the Winter Meetings, the White Sox sealed the deal. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news first that the White Sox will sign Roberton to...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: White Sox, Blue Jays Intersted in Yankees’ David Robertson
December 9th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
The Houston Astros don't appear to be a fit for David Robertson and have moved on. Robertson's old team, the New York Yankees, remain interested in him and could give him a four-year deal, but only on their terms. ***PHOTO1*** However, the Yankees are still facing stiff competition to retain their closers...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Willing to Give Chase Headley 4 Years, Growing Feeling He’ll Return
December 8th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Before the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, the New York Yankees were firm on their stance on not going beyond three years to retain third basemen Chase Headley. ***PHOTO1*** That was until Monday when they got to the Winter Meetings and the Yankees have softened on that stance. Buster Olney of...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Giants Aggressively Pursuing Yankees 3B Chase Headley
December 7th, 2014 at 1:45 AM
When they lost out on Pablo Sandoval last month, the San Francisco Giants interest in New York Yankees third basemen Chase Headley became apparent. ***PHOTO1*** Now the defending World Series Champions are ramping up their interests in Headley, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that the Giants are getting aggressive...

New York Yankees, Orioles Reliever Andrew Miller Agree to 4-Year, $36 Million Deal
December 5th, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Earlier in the day, we had said Baltimore Orioles lefty reliever Andrew Miller was nearing a decision on where he wanted to pitch in 2015. He made his decision, and he's now coming to the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees announced on Friday that they have signed Miller to a four-year,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Marlins Hesitant on Pursuing Yankees’ Chase Headley; Cubs May Be Mystery Team
December 5th, 2014 at 1:45 AM
On Thursday, we had reported that the Miami Marlins had interest in New York Yankees third basemen Chase Headley and thought that they could have been the team who made a four-year, $65 million offer to the veteran third basemen. ***PHOTO1*** As it turns out, the Marlins were not the team to...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees’ David Robertson ‘Using Astros as Leverage’; Unlikely to Sign in Houston
December 4th, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Not only are the Houston Astros unlikely to sign to sign free agent lefty reliever Andrew Miller, but it looks like they also aren't signing David Robertson either. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the fact that the Astros have spoken to Robertson, it is unlikely that the Astros will sign him and once source has...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Marlins Reach Out to Yankees’ Chase Headley; Have Strong Interest
December 4th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE (1:55 p.m.); Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has reported that Chase Headley currently has a four-year offer for $65 million on the table from an unknown team. ***PHOTO2*** While that team's identity is not known, it certainly seems like it could very well be the Marlins, who have just recently reached out...

Martin Prado Wants Chase Headley Back on New York Yankees for 2015 Season
December 4th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
There has been some speculation that if Chase Headley doesn't return to the New York Yankees in free agency and signs elsewhere, Martin Prado could be used as the everyday third basemen, or he could platoon at third with the returning Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** However, if it were up to Prado, who...