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Former Mets GM Omar Minaya Spurns Job Chance with Yankees; Accepts Job with MLB Players Union
January 30th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Back in October, the New York Yankees were giving consideration to hiring former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya to a front office position; possibly the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, which Marc Newman vacated when he retired. ***PHOTO1*** But negotiations never progressed past the point of Minaya willing to...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Doesn’t Guarantee Stephen Drew Starting Job
January 29th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
While it appears New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman plans for Stephen Drew to be the everyday second baseman for the team in 2015, he certainly isn't guaranteeing it. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently inked Drew to a one-year deal after the Bronx Bombers acquired the free-agent-to-be last season in a deal with...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was a New York Yankees Fan Growing Up
January 26th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
Maybe new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred won't be so bad after all. ***PHOTO1*** That's because he is a very smart man. So smart, that he grew up a New York Yankees fan and watched his first baseball game at Yankee Stadium, allowing him to catch a glimpse of Mickey Mantle...

Alex Rodriguez Had Rob Manfred’s Caddy Probed, Made MLB and Yankees Execs Uneasy
January 26th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Alex Rodriguez's apology to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and his attempted apology to the New York Yankees was about more than just a few lawsuits. ***PHOTO1*** Yes, Rodriguez was looking to clear the air after the messy Biogenesis scandal that pitted him versus the league and eventually got him suspended....

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...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Sued for Spying on E-Mails, Trying to Commit Mistress
January 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has more than just on-the-field problems in 2015, as his alleged former mistress, Louise Meanwell, is filing a lawsuit against the Yanks' front office man. ***PHOTO1*** The suit says that Cashman not only hacked and spied on Meanwell's e-mails, but he also contacted the woman's...

Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long Voices Frustration with Yankees for Being Fired
January 17th, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long was none too happy about being fired by his old club as he prepares to embark on his new job as the hitting coach of the Mets. ***PHOTO1*** After a horrid season offensively, the Yankees decided to part ways with Long, who was the...

Hal Steinbrenner Thinks Luis Severino Can Help New York Yankees in 2015
January 15th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The future of the New York Yankees rotation lies in top pitching prospect Luis Severino, and Hal Steinbrenner thinks he could be helping the team sooner rather than later. ***PHOTO1*** Steinbrenner dropped the names of a couple of Yankees prospects when speaking to reporters, but he clearly held Severino above the rest,...

Projected Arbitration Salaries for Yankees’ Pineda, Eovaldi, Nova and Carpenter
January 14th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 9:05 a.m. ET The Yankees have now locked up all of their arbitration-eligible players with the signings of Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: Carpenter and the club agreed at $1.275 million, while Eovaldi will earn $3.3 million and Pineda will receive $2.1...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Explains Why He Hired 2 Hitting Coaches
January 14th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had another first in his career when he hired two hitting coaches for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks parted ways with former hitting coach Kevin Long during the offseason, who left for the Mets in Flushing. It took the Bronx Bombers a long time...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks Acquiring ‘Moveable Pieces’
January 11th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is moving the franchise in a different direction, making trades for younger players who can give the Yanks a future. ***PHOTO1*** It's something the fanbase has been asking for, and the Yanks' GM is in the process of delivering. Cashman recently spoke about the moves he's...

Media Complained About New York Yankees Payroll 112 Years Ago, Sound Familiar?
January 10th, 2015 at 4:33 PM
All the way back in 1903, the New York Yankees were the Highlanders, but even with a different name they had to hear the same complaints from the media about their payroll that they hear in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** An incredibly interesting newspaper article shared on Twitter by graphic designer Todd Radom shows...

Pedro Martinez Wanted to Play with New York Yankees During Hall of Fame Career
January 6th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Pedro Martinez was one of the greatest pitchers in Boston Red Sox history and is a surefire Hall of Fame player, but just imagine if he had joined the New York Yankees instead. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the former Cy Young winner admit he was almost traded to the Yanks more than...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Says Media to Blame for Big Spending Speculation
December 20th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
The New York Yankees have been linked to just about every free agent pitcher this offseason, leading to the idea that the team would land one of the big-name starters on the market. ***PHOTO1*** As of now, nothing has come to fruition and Yankees brass has done its best to shoot down...

Chris Capuano Guaranteed Spot in New York Yankees’ Rotation, Says GM Brian Cashman
December 17th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 17 at 4:24 p.m. ET Chris Capuano had an opportunity to play in Japan if the Yankees didn't come calling, but the 36-year-old left-hander decided to stay in the Bronx once he was offered a contract, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I love Japan, but if you get the...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Open to Signing 2 Starting Pitchers This Offseason
November 21st, 2014 at 8:54 AM
The starting rotation of the New York Yankees is usually a priority for the team and heading into the winter, it could once again be a focal point for Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka, last year's signee, missed two months with a slight ligament tear and was able to avoid surgery for...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: 2015 Payroll Will Be ‘Very High, Very Impressive’
November 14th, 2014 at 10:35 AM
There's been chatter about if the New York Yankees will spend high like they normally do in the winter or if they will scale back and focus more on player development. ***PHOTO1*** Some aren't buying the Yankees not spending; Scott Boras sure isn't because he doesn't think it's the Yankees way or...

New York Yankees Choose Gary Denbo as New Head of Minor League System
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:03 PM
After Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Mark Newman left the team, the New York Yankees needed a new man to head their minor league system and have chosen Gary Denbo to take the role. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported the decision by the Yankees: Source: Gary Denbo...

Joe Torre Reacts to Idea That Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Might Be on Hot Seat
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 AM
It has been two full seasons since the New York Yankees have played meaningful games in October, but according to former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, that won't lead to current skipper Joe Girardi being on the hot seat anytime soon. ***PHOTO1*** Brendan Kuty of NJ.com shared the details of what...

Dave Magadan Won’t Become Yankees Hitting Coach; Chili Davis Chose Boston Over NY
October 20th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The New York Yankees have notified Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan that he will not be the team's next hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony McCarron of New York Daily News has the latest: Dave Magadan has been told by the Yankees he's not going to be their hitting coach. — Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) October...