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New York Yankees a Likely Destination for Ubaldo Jimenez?
January 1st, 2014 at 4:32 PM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees are in need of some solid starting pitching and will be focused on exactly that over the next several weeks.  But even in the event they land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, several General Managers around the league feel they will aggressively pursue...

It’s a Numbers Game: Why the New York Yankees Should Choose Carlos Beltran
November 29th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even as a 34-year old outfielder, Carlos Beltran doesn’t disappoint. In his two-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, he averaged .282 while accumulating 56 home runs and 181 runs batted in. With him turning down the Cardinals’ qualifying offer, and with the New York Yankees being his top...

Could Brian Cashman Step Away as General Manager of the New York Yankees?
September 27th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
Brian Cashman has been the New York Yankees general manager since the 1998 season and has seen four World Series championships under his command ever since taking the reigns from Bob Watson. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman's routes go even deeper than just 1998, as he started with the team as a 19-year-old intern with...

New York Yankees Activate Outfielder Curtis Granderson from Disabled List
May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** After suffering a fractured right forearm in his first at-bat of spring training against the Toronto Blue Jays, which was then followed with a diligent rehabilitation process and a successful five-game rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, outfielder Curtis Granderson will make his 2013 debut in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Following...

“Pronk” Enjoying the Moment, as His Bat Helps Carry New York Yankees
April 18th, 2013 at 9:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** After an offseason where the New York Yankees let the likes of outfielders Nick Swisher and Raul Ibanez walk, without putting up much of a battle to retain their services, the initial response was concern of a potential "power outage" in the Bronx. Moreover, up until the acquisition of former All-Star...

The Importance of Tuesday Night’s Start for New York Yankees Right-hander Ivan Nova
April 16th, 2013 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** Making his first start in over ten days on Tuesday night, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Bronx for the first of a three-game set, it's hard to describe an April start as "make or break."  However, after a dismal 2012 season, and a rocky first start of 2013 against...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez Allegedly Purchased Biogenesis Documents
April 12th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** While there are over $200 million reasons to not feel sorry for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, at this point, it truly is sad to see what was once an incredible talent, just become more and more of an albatross to one of the most prestigious franchises in sports. As the...

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Remains Committed to Granderson in CF
April 9th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
While the anticipated timetable for Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, recovering from a fractured forearm, calls for an early-May return, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that general manager Brian Cashman has no plans on having Granderson return anywhere other than his customary position in center field. ***PHOTO1*** At the inception of spring training, Cashman...

New York Yankees Recall Starter Phil Hughes; Will Face Detroit on Saturday
April 5th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a move that in all honesty, puzzles Yankees 101, especially considering the diligence they showed in easing him back into live pitching, the Yankees have scratched starter Phil Hughes from his scheduled Triple-A start on Saturday night, and have recalled him to the big club. Furthermore, and as per Wallace Matthews...

New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano Fires Agent Scott Boras, Signs with CAA
April 2nd, 2013 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who is expected to command a heavy market when he hits free agency, to the point where the Yankees have already broken tradition of offering extensions, has decided to part ways with baseball super agent Scott Boras, as reported by Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine...

New York Yankees Starting Pitcher Phil Hughes Will Begin Season on DL
March 27th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what has become "par for the course" this spring, another integral Yankee is headed to the disabled list to start the 2013 season.  However, in this case, the declaration of manager Joe Girardi regarding projected number four starter Phil Hughes was inevitable. On Wednesday, Joel Sherman of The New York Post confirmed that...

Former New York Yankees Catcher Russell Martin was Willing to Sign One-Year Deal
March 27th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the midst of the discovery of newfound cash, exemplified by the latest acquisition of former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells, is some curiosity.  While there's no question that with the anticipated absences of first baseman Mark Teixeira, center fielder Curtis Granderson, and shortstop Derek Jeter, adding Wells this close to Opening Day was a sensible...

New York Yankees Complete Acquisition of Outfielder Vernon Wells
March 26th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After it was reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was headed to Tampa for an imminent physical, the Yankees officially completed the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, and as Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports, the 34-year-old veteran is excited for the opportunity in front of him, “I feel like...

New York Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda to Throw Live BP in Two Weeks
March 26th, 2013 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees will be in the initial stages of the 2013 regular season, another interesting contest will be taking place, albeit on the fields in Tampa, Florida. Chad Jennings of The Journal News is reporting that Michael Pineda, in his continued progress from major shoulder surgery last year, will face live...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter to Finish Out Spring in Minors
March 22nd, 2013 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** While some "crankiness" in the left ankle of Yankee captain Derek Jeter was anticipated, as part of his rehabilitation process, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports that a step has been taken to procure that Jeter is not rushing back. Earlier this week, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed the possibility that Jeter could start the...

New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox Will Honor Sandy Hook Victims on Opening Day
March 20th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday morning, the New York Yankees announced they will collaboratively honor the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting with their counterpart, the Boston Red Sox, on Monday, April 1.  In addition to dedicating the game to the memory of the victims, as well as their families and the overall community...

Is New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano Ready to Be the Leader?
March 19th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Lost in the myriad of injuries that have dominated the Yankees storylines thus far in spring training, the undisputed most complete player on the squad, and arguably the best second baseman on the planet, Robinson Cano, is the talk of the ongoing World Baseball Classic. As his Dominican Republic team, led by...

New York Yankees Outfielder Ben Francisco Makes Strong First Impression
March 14th, 2013 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Albeit it was a spring training game, on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, newly-signed outfielder Ben Francisco made a strong first impression.  Simply put, anytime you get a significant hit off of a highly-regarded Major League Baseball pitcher, you will get notoriety. With Kevin Youkilis on third, coming off of...

New York Yankees to Reach Out to Retired Third Baseman Chipper Jones?
March 11th, 2013 at 12:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the same day it was reported that the Yankees were attempting to lure retired first baseman Derrek Lee out of retirement, it appears the Yankees have another retired player in mind as well. Per Jack Curry of YES Network, general manager Brian Cashman states that he will reach out to the agent...

New York Yankees Trying to Lure First Baseman Derrek Lee Out of Retirement
March 11th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** As the New York Yankees weigh all options to replace holes at first base and third base, especially with the absence of first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will be out until mid-May with a strained wrist, is it possible the Yankees go to a retired veteran? While the Yankees do have a previous Gold...