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Category: ‘Short Stops’

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...

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...

Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...

Yankees Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland Sees ‘Extremely Bright Future’ for New Shortstop Didi Gregorius
January 16th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
Ever since being acquired by the New York Yankees last month in the three-team deal, new shortstop Didi Gregorius' offense has been subject to debate and to heavy criticism. ***PHOTO1*** When you're a career .243 hitter with 13 home runs, maybe it's expected. Although when you're looked at as the next guy...

Will the New York Yankees Get 2013 Stephen Drew or 2014 Stephen Drew?
January 7th, 2015 at 4:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees resigned Stephen Drew to a one year deal, which initially seems puzzling given how abysmal Drew was last season. It looked like the Yankees were going to let Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela duke it out during Spring Training for the second base position, but Drew's...

New York Yankees to Re-Sign 2B/SS Stephen Drew to 1-Year, $5MM Deal
January 6th, 2015 at 10:13 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, January 7 at 10:33 a.m. ET While we knew Stephen Drew's deal with the Yankees was worth $5 million plus incentives, we didn't know the specifics of those incentives. Well, thanks to ESPN's Buster Olney, we now know exactly what Drew could make next season should he hit a certain...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Stephen Drew Looking for $7MM per Season; Yankees Remain Interested
January 6th, 2015 at 8:35 PM
When the New York Yankees made the trade a month ago to bring in Didi Gregorius to be their everyday shortstop, people thought that was the Yankees closing the book on Stephen Drew after two months on the team. ***PHOTO1*** But that doesn't appear to be the case at all, as the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Still in Contact with Asdrubal Cabrera
December 29th, 2014 at 2:07 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 30 at 11:48 a.m. ET Asdrubal Cabrera is now off the board for the Yankees, as he has signed with division rival Tampa Bay, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 The New York Post's Joel...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Labeled as ‘Front Runners’ to Land Troy Tulowitzki This Winter
December 23rd, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Talk about a rumor that simply will not die. This is starting to border around the one several years ago of the Yankees and Felix Hernandez one before he signed his long-term extension with the Seattle Mariners. ***PHOTO1*** Up until a couple of days ago, it had seemed like it was a...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Aren’t in Pursuit of Colorado Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki
December 22nd, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Guess the reports of being in pursuit of a trade were too good to be true, huh? Appears that way. ***PHOTO1*** Just hours after a report came down that the New York Yankees were checking in on a trade for Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Yankees apparently are not actively pursuing...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Have ‘Checked In’ on Trade for Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki
December 22nd, 2014 at 2:02 PM
So file this into the interesting column, especially since everyone thought the team already filled their need for shortstop. ***PHOTO1*** Not even a month ago, the New York Yankees made the three-team trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers to land 24-year-old Didi Gregorius and there, everyone thought the team had...

Jimmy Rollins was Open to New York Yankees Trade Before LA Dodgers Deal
December 19th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, ending his long tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. However, the Dodgers weren't the only option Rollins had in mind. ***PHOTO1*** According to the shortstop himself, the Dodgers were his first choice, but he also would have waived his no-trade clause to...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Mets, not Yankees, Discussing Potential Trade with Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki
December 19th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Ever since the summer when he called being the heir to Derek Jeter, everyone in baseball thought Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would be somehow traded to the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees though, got scared off at the remaining $114 million left on his contract over the next six seasons,...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Shares Secret on How to Avoid Bad Press
December 16th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was never removed from his perch atop the New York sports world during his 20-year career in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the former Yankees Captain had a very simple recipe to avoid bad press from the sometimes overwhelming media in the Big Apple. What was...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Houston Astros Interested in Yankees’ Stephen Drew
December 12th, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Thus far, the Houston Astros have had a tough time convincing some players to come to what has been a losing franchise in recent time; Andrew Miller spurned them to sign with the New York Yankees and David Robertson only negotiated with them because he needed leverage and eventually got...

Yankees Acquire Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius in 3-Team Trade; Shane Greene Sent to Tigers
December 5th, 2014 at 10:57 AM
The New York Yankees have FINALLY found their shortstop for the future and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** Almost five years after the three teams came together to make a trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, the Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers have again completed a three-team deal on Friday morning that...

San Diego Padres Non-Tender Everth Cabrera; Should Yankees Take Chance on Shortstop?
December 3rd, 2014 at 12:36 AM
The New York Yankees have been looking for a shortstop to be the guy to take the reigns from Derek Jeter ever since his retirement after the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Thus far, every option that have looked at has been a dead-end, especially the latest being Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Called with Interest on Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins, Price was ‘Too High’
November 26th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
The New York Yankees can now cross off another possible trade target they were considering at shortstop. ***PHOTO1*** Jayson Stark of ESPN reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Yankees called the Philadelphia Phillies to ask about the possibility of trading for veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins, but as it turns out, the asking...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki’s Contract; Trade Unlikely
November 25th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
When it comes to who will replace Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees shortstop in 2015, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki seems to be the most popular name that comes up; heck, even Tulowitzki himself has gone on record to saying that it's the perfect scenario for his career. ***PHOTO1*** However,...

Boston Red Sox to Sign Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez to 5-Year, $90 Million Deal
November 24th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
While the New York Yankees continue to play the waiting game this winter, their American League East rivals are getting a jump on things and are taking one of the best hitters off the market. ***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is headed to Beantown, as he will land in Boston...