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MLB Rumors: Yankees, Alex Rodriguez Set for Battle Over Performance Clauses
January 25th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
If you thought New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was going to collect his bonus for passing Willie Mays easily, you may want to think again. ***PHOTO1*** A report by Teri Thompson, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees and A-Rod could battle over...

New York Yankees and Players Fail to Recognize Ernie Banks’ Death at Age 83
January 24th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
A true Major League Baseball legend passed away on Friday when Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died at the age of 83, but if you were following the New York Yankees on social media, you wouldn't have known anything happened. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the team has been absolutely silent on the passing...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Attended Hector Olivera Workout Last Week in DR
January 24th, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Cuban import Hector Olivera held a workout last week in the Dominican Republic with about 200 scouts in attendance, and the New York Yankees were indeed one of the interested parties. ***PHOTO1*** Olivera, who is 29 years old and figures to be a second baseman in Major League Baseball, has drawn interest...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Meets Secretly with MLB Commish Rob Manfred
January 24th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Yankees Turned Down A-Rod "Goodwill" Meeting (UPDATE: Sunday, January 25 at 9:43 a.m. ET) ***PHOTO3*** While the MLB Commish was apparently open to meeting with A-Rod to discuss their issues and put their problems to bed, the Yankees weren't so open to such a meeting. Teri Thompson, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of...

Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

Miami Marlins Sign Former Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year, $2 Million Deal
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:37 PM
This past week, the Miami Marlins made a one-year offer to New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki for right around $2 million to be their fourth outfielder in the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer chose to accept the offer from the Marlins, as Ken Rosenthal of...

Johan Santana Has No Structural Damage to Shoulder, MLB Comeback Back on; Yankees Remain in Mix
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:41 AM
24 hours ago, it had seemed like Johan Santana's bid to make a comeback to Major League Baseball had been derailed while pitching in Venezuela, as he was shut down due to shoulder issues. ***PHOTO1*** However, Santana's comeback may not be done after all, as Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that...

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees Should Give Consideration into Braves’ Brandon Beachy for Pitching Depth
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:12 AM
So there's two things we know heading into the final month before spring training; the New York Yankees need pitching and they don't want to spend a fortune on it. ***PHOTO1*** They made that clear when they passed on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and are making no attempt to go for...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t in on James Shields with Alex Rodriguez’s Returning Contract
January 22nd, 2015 at 1:12 AM
Last year, the New York Yankees got a bit of a reprieve when Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, which wiped his $27.5 million salary off their payroll. ***PHOTO1*** Now that he's officially reinstated back to baseball and his $21 million is on the payroll for the...

Laura Posada Tweets Wedding Photo from 2000 with Derek Jeter as Jorge’s Best Man
January 21st, 2015 at 5:04 PM
On this day 15 years ago, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura got married, with perhaps the coolest part of the wedding being Derek Jeter playing the Best Man role. A fresh faced Jeter at the age of 25 can be seen in this wedding photo tweeted by Laura Posada, quietly...

Johan Santana’s Comeback Attempt Shut Down Due to Shoulder Issues; Could End Yankees Interest
January 21st, 2015 at 11:26 AM
The New York Yankees were one of six teams interested in former New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana's attempt to come back to the major leagues and possibly pitch in 2015, but it doesn't look like that might happen after all. ***PHOTO1*** Santana was pitching in Venezuela during their playoffs for the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees, Yoan Moncada Held Private Workout
January 20th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 7:59 p.m. ET Earlier in the day we found out that the Yankees and Yoan Moncada had a private workout. Along with the Yankees, Moncada has also worked out for several other teams already, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com: According to industry sources, Moncada, 19, has held...

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann Off Market, Stephen Strasburg Available; Yankees Could Inquire
January 20th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Less than 24 hours ago, it was reported that the Washington Nationals landed Max Scherzer and signed him to a seven-year, $210 million deal and have all but made themselves the favorites again in the National League East and perhaps the early favorites for the 2015 World Series. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier in the...

Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius: Nobody Can Be Like, Replace Derek Jeter in New York
January 19th, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Troy Tulowitzki wanted to be the guy to take over for Derek Jeter at shortstop for the New York Yankees, but his massive contract was too much of a stumbling block for the deal to ever get done. Instead, the Yankees decided to trade for another National League West shortstop...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Seriously Pursuing Cole Hamels
January 19th, 2015 at 3:56 PM
If you were hoping the New York Yankees were going to pursue Cole Hamels this offseason in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, you can pretty much put that thought to bed. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that while the Yankees have inquired about the Phillies ace, they are not...

MLB Hot Stove: Max Scherzer to Nationals, Yankees Should Inquire on Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
January 19th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
On late Sunday night; or early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals won the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer, as they landed the now former Detroit Tigers ace on a seven-year deal worth around $180 million. ***PHOTO1*** With Scherzer now officially off the market, it potentially puts either free agent to be Jordan Zimmermann...

Washington Nationals Sign Max Scherzer to 7-Year Deal Worth Over $180 Million
January 19th, 2015 at 12:24 AM
The prize of the free agent market, especially the pitching market, is finally off it, and he's going to get paid like one of the top pitchers in the sport. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news on Sunday that it was the Washington Nationals who...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Close to Deal, Nationals Seen as Favorites
January 18th, 2015 at 4:58 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET The Yankees seem to have been telling the truth when making it clear they wouldn't pursue Max Scherzer, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports the team never made a bid on Scherzer: There were some thoughts that the Yankees might be posturing in order...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Cardinals ‘Out’ on Max Scherzer Chase; Further Keeps Yankees in Mix
January 18th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
This past week, the Detroit Tigers all but took themselves out of the mix for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer when general manager Dave Dombrowsi all but said they were done looking to upgrade their rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Now, another team, one that had reported interest, has taken themselves out of the mix...