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New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

Former Yankees Catcher Jesus Montero Shows up to Seattle Mariners Spring Training 40 Pounds Overweight
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 AM
A few years ago, Jesus Montero was the star prospect of the New York Yankees farm system with a very bright future ahead of him. ***PHOTO1*** In his brief call up with the Yankees in 2011, Montero showed major flashes of why many perceived him to be a future star in the...

New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka Rents Boeing 787 for Grand Entrance
February 11th, 2014 at 1:31 AM
What to do with a $155 million dollars? How about flying first class? Masahiro Tanaka, the newest Yankee millionaire landed at JFK International Airport on Sunday in a $200,000 rental. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees latest signing has wasted no time acclimating to the jet set life style. Masahiro Tanaka landed at JFK airport...

Great Expectations: Healthy Michael Pineda Could Pay Big Dividends for the New York Yankees in 2014
February 9th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Jesus Montero was named the New York Yankees top prospect by Baseball America for three years running from 2009- 2011. The future Yankee star was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2012 for Rookie All Star pitcher, Michael Pineda. ***PHOTO1*** At first glance, it looked as though the Mariners had swindled the...

New York Yankees Could Look to Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins This Summer If Philadelphia Phillies are Sellers
February 4th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Last week, we at Yankees 101 mentioned the possibility of Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki being a potential trade option for the New York Yankees at the trade deadline, especially if the Rockies fall out of contention and if Derek Jeter's health doesn't go well in 2014. Another team has now...

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki Could Be Summer Trade Option for New York Yankees in 2014
January 29th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Heading into the 2014 season, the health of longtime New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter has been talked about, especially since he missed most of the 2013 season due to an assortment of injuries; one of which was the fractured ankle injury he suffered during Game 1 of...

New York Yankees Should Make Strong Push to Trade for Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley
January 18th, 2014 at 3:09 AM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees current plan right now is to acquire starting pitching and have gone all-in to acquire Masahiro Tanaka from Japan, but there's a growing feeling around baseball that they could be beaten out for him. There's a general feeling around baseball that the Chicago...

Major League Baseball Owners Approve Expanded Instant Replay for 2014 Season
January 17th, 2014 at 4:18 AM
On Thursday Major League Baseball owners unanimously approved expanded instant replay. Both the Major League Player's Association and the Major League Umpire Association are in agreement with the new system. MLB in their decision decided that two more additional umpiring crews and staffing the replay center in New York will be...

New York Yankees Listed with 9/1 Odds to Win AL, 20/1 Odds to Win World Series
December 21st, 2013 at 9:27 AM
The New York Yankees are one of the world’s foremost sporting franchises, and a name which is known throughout the world, whether people are baseball fans or not. It has been argued before that the sheer power behind that name and fearsome reputation for success has been worth a few...

New York Yankees Likely to Sign Former Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts: Report
December 17th, 2013 at 3:22 AM
The New York Yankees have found their next second basemen for the 2014 season to replace the departed Robinson Cano, who left two weeks ago to sign with the Seattle Mariners. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported on Monday night that the Yankees are likely to sign former Baltimore Orioles...

New York Yankees President: We’d Rather Give Mike Trout a 10-Year Deal Over Robinson Cano
December 16th, 2013 at 2:22 AM
New York Yankees president Randy Levine was not shy about making his feelings known about Robinson Cano bolting for the door and signing a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners last week. The team was not willing to go any higher than their seven-year offer for $168 million, especially...

Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners Agree to 10-Year, $240 Million Contract: Report
December 6th, 2013 at 11:07 AM
After days and days of conflicting rumors and reports, it would appear that the Robinson Cano saga has finally come to an end. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes is reporting that Cano and the Seattle Mariners have officially agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal and that a physical will be...

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...

Report: New York Yankees One of Five Teams Interested in Oakland A’s Closer Grant Balfour
November 6th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
The New York Yankees are officially in the post-Mariano Rivera stage of their franchise, as the greatest closer to ever grace the field announced his retirement after the 2013 season and thus, the team needs to figure out who will be pitching in the ninth inning in 2014. With the team...

The Complete 2014 Offseason Guide and Plan for the New York Yankees in Free Agency
November 5th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
When the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, that officially began the free agency period for Major League Baseball and the start to the 2014 season for all 30 teams. The one team that has reportedly been willing to spend big-time money this winter is the New York Yankees, who could be...

New York Yankees Make $14.1MM Qualifying Offers to Robinson Cano, Hiroki Kuroda, Curtis Granderson
November 4th, 2013 at 7:05 PM
On the eve of free agency, the New York Yankees took care of a little bit of housekeeping by making three qualifying offers to some of their own players; second basemen Robinson Cano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and outfielder Curtis Granderson as Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger reported on Monday. With...

MLB Trade Rumors Predicts Carlos Beltran, Grant Balfour, A.J. Pierzynski, Ervin Santana to Sign with New York Yankees
November 4th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
The countdown to Tuesday is rapidly approaching, which is the official start to the free agency period in Major League Baseball and essentially, the beginning for the 2014 offseason. For the New York Yankees, their preparation for 2014 really began the minute they were eliminated from postseason contention in the final...

Report: Former New York Yankees RF Paul O’Neill Interested in Cincinnati Reds Managing Job
October 10th, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Since retiring from baseball following the 2001 season, former New York Yankees right fielder Paul O'Neill has enjoyed life after baseball, which has included being an analyst for the team on the YES Network. He never showed any reported interest in getting into coaching or managing, that is until now, as...

Could New York Yankees Be in Cards If Los Angeles Dodgers Don’t Bring Back Don Mattingly?
October 7th, 2013 at 8:04 AM
The New York Yankees 2013 season has been over for a week now, but it hasn't stopped the chatter for the future plans for 2014 and beyond, especially who will be managing the team. Right now, the Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman would love to have Joe Girardi back with...

If Los Angeles Dodgers Put Matt Kemp on Trading Block, New York Yankees Should Inquire This Winter
September 30th, 2013 at 4:39 PM
The New York Yankees are in a serious need of a roster overhaul and need to inject some youthful talent who can make a difference on the team and help them get back to the postseason. While their main priority in the offseason is re-signing Robinson Cano, the team needs to...