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Sources: New York Yankees and Matt Holliday Agree to Deal

It appears that the New York Yankees have found their new designated hitter. According to reliable sources, Matt Holliday has agreed to a $13 million one-year deal to become a member of the New York Yankees, which represents the first high-profile move this offense for Brian Cashman the Yankees general manager. The sources said the deal was only pending Holliday passing a physical. Following the trade last month of Brian McCann by the Yankees to the Houston Astros, the team was looking for a new designated hitter. Options in the free agent market... 
 

Gary Sanchez Sets Record with Two Straight Player of Week Awards

The New York Yankees are a long shot to make the 2016 MLB playoffs. Nevertheless, if the Yankees do not make the playoffs it will have nothing to do with how rookie Gary Sanchez is playing. Sanchez this week became the first rookie ever to win the Player of the Week award two consecutive times. On Monday, Sanchez was named the American League Player of the Week. It was the second straight week the Yankees catcher was given the award. He is the first rookie in the history of Major League Baseball to win two straight player of the week awards. He... 
 

New York Yankees Season Not Over Yet

When the trade deadline came, management and ownership’s deals gave them young players and future prospects and the New York Yankees began to look to the future. Next, to go was Alex Rodriguez. However, instead of looking to next season, the young Yankees caught fire and are now in the playoff race for an American League wildcard spot. Mark Teixeira said the players knew the situation during the deadline but that did not stop the players from wanting to win and make the playoffs. The Yankees continued their hot streak on Friday with a 14-4 win... 
 

Switching Hitting Mark Teixeira Joins 400-Home Run Club

New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira has joined the 400-home run club. The first baseman, who is switch-hitter, was in a hitting slump of 6 for his last 26 starting Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres. On the day, Teixeira was 0-3 with three Ks prior to hitting two home runs batting left-handed over his last  two at bats helping the Yankees to move their record to within one game of .500 at 40-41. Teixeira now has 401 home runs for his career becoming just the fifth player who bats from both sides to reach that plateau in the major leagues. His... 
 

Alex Rodriguez Inching Closer to 700 Home Runs

This past weekend Alex Rodriguez hit another home run. For those keeping track of that stat, Rodriguez now has 695 for his illustrious career. He has been hitting well of late and closing in on becoming just the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 700 home runs. He would join the small elite club of Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron and Babe Ruth. This is a big deal for baseball even if due to Rodriguez’s year long suspension in 2014 it does not seem like it. Rodriguez had problems at the plate prior to a recent run of good hitting. It... 
 

Yankees CC Sabathia Continues to Defy Odds

Most baseball pundits would never have thought that CC Sabathia would have the lowest ERA on the New York Yankees starting rotation after 60 games of the regular season. Not only does the veteran southpaw have his team’s best ERA, but also he has baseball’s lowest ERA since May 1. Ten weeks have been played in the 2016 MLB regular season and the best starting pitcher for the Yankees is Sabathia. It might not be that much of a surprise, if not for the prior two seasons, as he spent a great deal of those two on the disabled list with problems... 
 

Aroldis Chapman Era Begins in the Big Apple

Aroldis Chapman proved to be one of the few major league baseball players that can stop everybody and everything so people race to a television to see. The new closer for the New York Yankees is an exception. When he comes to the mound from the bullpen people want to be in the ballpark or at least near their television set to see just how hard he can throw. Tuesday night, he powered one of his fastballs to 102 mph while pitching in what was his second appearance in Yankees pinstripes. To end the game, Chapman was facing Lorenzo Cain, who had hit... 
 

Aroldis Chapman Traded to New York Yankees for Package of Prospects

The New York Yankees and Cinncinnati Reds have agreed in a trade sending prized closer, Aroldis Chapman, to the Yankees in exchange for a package of four minor league prospects, including: Eric Jagielo, Caleb Cotham, Rookie Davis and Tony Renda. Chapman is far and away the biggest name in the deal, arguably the best closer in baseball, posting a 1.14 WHIP to go with a 1.63 ERA and 15.7 K/9 last season, which was on the low end of his career numbers.  The 27-year-old is in his prime and could be a free agent after 2016, but faces potential punishment... 
 

Yankees Face Multiple Options Going Forward This Winter

With the ink of David Price‘s new contract still drying in the front office of their arch rival, the New York Yankees face multiple options for how they will proceed this winter. Winter Meetings will be in full effect shortly where the position player market is likely to heat up after the Big Three of pitchers (Jordan Zimmerman, Price and Zack Greinke) are all likely to be off the boards by the end of business on Friday. Fortunately for the Yankees, free agent pitching is not its biggest need this winter. Ivan Nova is likely to be tendered... 
 

Luis Severino to Debut Thursday for Yankees

The New York Yankees may have struck out at the trade deadline but plan to impose its biggest transaction with itself by calling up top prospect, Luis Severino, to debut on Thursday. Severino, will be added to a rotation suddenly with a lot of question marks surrounding itself. CC Sabathia has reverted back to major struggles, most recently getting shelled by Texas on Thursday. Ivan Nova and Masahiro Tanaka have been inconsistent and Michael Pineda will be out at least a month with a strained forearm. Severino will take Pineda’s spot in the... 
 

Yankees Roster: What’s the Best Course of Action in April?

It’s about that time of year where minor clues start to be handed out like early Easter eggs during spring training and it coincidentally coincides with another annual Yankees’ tradition: Pitching injuries. Chris Capuano is the first to go down, straining his right quad and leaving the door open for any of: Adam Warren, Scott Baker or Bryan Mitchell to have to make at least one start during the first half of April. What we know about the rest of the team so far is this: Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are likely forming a lefty-lefty... 
 

New York Yankees Rotation: Healthy or Not, Here They Are

Much has been made of the health in the Yankees’ starting rotation, from the front-end arms of Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda to the depth potential in Ivan Nova and CC Sabathia. New York will be going into the regular season likely with a rotation different from its powerful bullpen which should have depth and high upside, but similar to its offense, potentially better than last year but still full of question marks. Each pitcher has a different issue they will be dealing with for the start of the season with varying levels of risk and... 
 

It’s Clear the Yankees Did Not Have a Plan for Yoan Moncada

It’s been two days and Yoan Moncada is still a Boston Red Sox player. This didn’t turn out to be a cruel joke Hal Steinbrenner tried to pull to literally see if his Father might roll over in his grave. And as the past 48 hours have come and gone, it’s clear the Yankees did not have a suitable plan for how to approach an offer for the Cuban teenager. All winter long the Yankees have operated intelligently and with understandable restraint. They didn’t overspend on veterans in free agency who won’t be around or in their... 
 

Scott Baker – Most Important Player Not on Yankees 40 Man Roster

The New York Yankees will need a lot to go right in order to be contenders for the 2015 season. CC Sabathia and his recent weight gain will have to stay healthy and effective. Michael Pineda and Mashiro Tanaka will likely have to avoid major injury, while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez try to capture glory days one last time. While bit players like Chris Young and Garrett Jones are specifically on the 25 man roster to provide depth in case of injury, there are four players who aren’t even on the 40 man roster who may offer a long-term impact... 
 

Yankees Need to Remember Own History

The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships spread out across 92 years. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Joe Dimaggio: The team in pinstripes has no shortage of greatness from greatest to simply “Hall of Famer”. Fifty three different players have played for the Yankees and sit in Cooperstown and 26 of them entered with the Yankees as their primary team. This isn’t a lesson in statistics, it’s a lesson in just how special the Yankees’ past has been. Before the 1990’s dynasty, the Yankees had 17 players... 
 

New York Yankees Made the Smartest Decisions This Winter

With pitchers and catchers due to report this weekend and James Shields firmly planted on the Padres’ roster, the majority of the heavy and impactful lifting is complete for the 2015 winter. The New York Yankees used the past three-and-a-half months trying to get younger, trying to sure up the defense, trying to cover both holes on the left side of the infield, trying to sort out the second base competition and trying to rebuild some of the innings lost with Hiroki Kuroda‘s departure. It was a long to-do list to not only maintain what... 
 

Yankees Defense Good Enough for Playoff Contention, The Rest?

If there’s one underlying theme to the New York Yankees’ winter, it’s been improving the defense. Whether that means addition by subtraction with Derek Jeter‘s retirement, keeping together another strong bullpen lead by strikeout machine, Dellin Betances, or simply getting younger and more athletic, it has all contributed to the same cause. Keeping runs off the board. Last season, the Yankees’ average age was 30.2, trailing only the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies for oldest team in the majors. Of course, this... 
 

New York Yankees: Five Possible Outcomes in 2015

It seemed like such a dismal failure, but the New York Yankees actually finished as the second best team in the American League East last season. We discovered: Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances and what Brett Gardner‘s power looks like. We said goodbye to: Brian Roberts, Alfonso Soriano and, by the end, Dave Robertson and Hiroki Kuroda. By the end, we were excited about: Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda and Chase Headley and disappointed in: Brian McCann, CC Sabathia and Carlos Beltran. There were a lot of moving parts, ups and downs and most... 
 

Yankees Need to Stay Firm with Alex Rodriguez

Reports on Monday indicated the New York Yankees were planning on suing its highest paid player in the event he had any modicum of success. Ladies and Gentleman, only Alex Rodriguez can create those headlines. We live in a Yankees’ Universe where they don’t pick up the phone for an employee who was once considered the next “face” of the franchise, even if it’s allegedly just an apology. We follow a franchise where if Alex Rodriguez hits six home runs, there could be legal repercussions. There’s a team who owns... 
 

New York Yankees Prospects Who Could Have an Immediate Impact

The New York Yankees have had issues developing offensive farm talent for the better part of two decades, at least in using that talent to help its own roster. Much has been written about the potential prospect battle at second base but it quickly had cold water tossed on it when Stephen Drew was brought back in the mix. While the roster has trended significantly younger this winter, New York still has performance and health concerns and the most promising offensive talent at the higher levels of the minors in years. Let’s look at which of... 
 

New York Yankees Should be All in on Yoan Moncada

With Brian Cashman seemingly fully in control of personnel decisions, the New York Yankees have continued a calculated approach towards a youth movement this winter. Signing Cuban super-prospect, Yoan Moncada, would be the crown jewel of the off-season and make him immediately the top prospect in the Yankees’ system. Each transaction thus far has been an obvious attempt at making moves for 2015 and beyond as opposed to a one season franchise attempt, something the Yankees had been attempting for over a decade prior. Moncada would be the “finishing... 
 

Yankees Sign Stephen Drew, Add Infield Flexibility

The New York Yankees re-signed 31-year-old, Stephen Drew, for a one year, $5 million dollar deal with potentially 1-2 million in incentives on Tuesday. Drew will be expected to play second base and provide insurance to Didi Gregorius at shortstop. The veteran, Drew, hit a measly .162/.237 last season but missed part of the season before signing with a team and there have been rumors of alleged personal matters which may have contributed to his weak numbers. With the move, Brendan Ryan, the previous slick-fielding backup shortstop, would appear to... 
 

Yankees Rumors: Potential Remaining Offseason Moves

It’s been an off-season of saving money and getting younger for the New York Yankees. This isn’t some sort of alternate Universe but it is a clear philosophical shift by the front office to go in a different direction, possibly with an Alex Rodriguez reminder and CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira contracts fresh on the conscience. The fact of the matter is if the Yankees kept going the direction they were headed, it could have become mid 1980’s ugly and Brian Cashman likely realized that. As a result, Didi Gregorius, Nathan Eovaldi,... 
 

Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley to Padres

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Shawn Kelley to the Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Johnny Barbato. Kelley went 3-6 with a 4.53 ERA in 59 appearances for the Yankees in 2014 and closed briefly for New York when David Robertson was on the disabled list. Barbato is a 22-year-old minor leaguer who posted a 2.87 ERA for the Padres Class-AA San Antonio team and converted 16 saves with 33 strikeouts in 31.1 innings. The right-hander was a sixth-round pick of the Padres... 
 

New York Yankees Making Trades to Contend in the Future

The New York Yankees became creative in its search for starting pitching on Friday, trading 28-year-old swing-man David Phelps and 31-year-old Martin Prado for 24-year-old, Nathan Eovaldi, backup 1B/OF, Garrett Jones and 22-year-old pitching prospect, Domingo German, ranked 20th in the Marlins’ farm system and last seen pitching at the A level. The trade at face value seems like a head-scratcher for New York. Phelps is a homegrown and proven commodity for pitching depth, Prado was arguably the best all-around hitter down the stretch and Eovaldi... 
 

Yankees Add Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones In Trade With Marlins

The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins have agreed on a trade that will send infielder Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to Miami in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German. Miami also received an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal. Featuring a high-ocatane fastball Eovaldi threw nearly 200 innings, finishing 6-14 with a 4.37 ERA with the Marlins in 2014. He will join a rotation that has question marks with with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova. Tanaka and Nova... 
 

New York Yankees, Chase Headley Reach Agreement on four-year deal

The New York Yankees and Chase Headley have reached an agreement on a four-year deal worth $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Headley spent the 2014 season between the San Diego Padres and Yankees, batting .243 with 13 home runs, 20 doubles and 49 RBI in 135 games. He hit .262 with six home runs, eight doubles and 17 RBI in 58 games with New York. Headley has a career .265/.347/.409/.756 slash line in eight MLB seasons. The deal is pending Headley passing a physical. Alex Rodriguez is due back after a year long suspension for... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: David Robertson Rumors

Free agent closer David Robertson is set to make big money this offseason. The New York Yankees recently signed reliever Andrew Miller to a four year deal worth $36 million. Robertson reportedly has an offer for three years and $39 million in hand but expect him to sign for more than that. The 29 year-old Robertson has been one of the top strikeout artists in baseball over the course of his seven year career with the Yankees. In that time frame he’s fanned 32 percent of hitters, the 10th best mark and the highest among relievers that have... 
 

New York Yankees Sign Andrew Miller, Acquire Didi Gregorius In Trade

The New York Yankees completed a very busy day signing free-agent southpaw Andrew Miller to a four-year deal reportedly worth $36 million. Earlier today the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers finalized a three-way deal that sent shortstop to Didi Gregorius to New York. Miller weighed offers from several teams before settling on the Bronx Bombers. Miller split time with Boston and Baltimore last year, giving up just 33 hits in 62 1/3 innings with 17 walks and 103 strikeouts. Miller will be a setup man or share the closing duties with Dellin... 
 

Derek Jeter’s Impact on a Generation

Being born in New York and growing up in NJ, I never really had a choice to root for any team except the Yankees. My family has actively been attending games at Yankee Stadium for close to 80 years and I’ve followed Baseball since the very end of 1993, when my dad started watching games with me when I was a six-year-old. It wasn’t until 1995 where a few things stuck out to me. I remember Don Mattingly being the first player I actively rooted for. I remember the first ever wild card race with the Yankees beating the Blue  Jays to clinch... 
 

Derek Jeter is Everything Keith Olbermann Should Want

For nearly seven minutes straight, America’s best version of an agenda-pushing, media shill threw caution into the wind by arguing about something he entirely made up right before opening his mouth. In case you were busy doing…Anything else, Keith Olbermann has been back with ESPN and has his own show. He starts shows with opening monologues and used one on Tuesday night to absolutely blast someone who has been near and dear to the majority’s hearts for the past two decades. Let’s get a few things straight right off the bat:... 
 

Yankees Acquire Martin Prado, Stephen Drew, at the Deadline

Shortly before the 4:00PM Eastern time trade deadline, the Yankees managed to give its infield a makeover in exchange for a stopgap, designating a veteran for assignment and one solid prospect. New York parted ways with Kelly Johnson in a straight up deal for Red Sox middle infielder, Stephen Drew, designated  Brian Roberts for assignment and then traded 23-year-old catching prospect, Peter O’brien, for utility player, Martin Prado, from the Arizona Diamondbacks. For the Yankees, the deals make a lot of sense just as Chase Headley‘s... 
 

With Headley Deal Done, Expect the Yankees to Land Cliff Lee

Chase Headley is the perfect type of low-risk, high-reward the Yankees target in all facets of Front Office action, whether it’s the MLB draft or the trade deadline. With Headley’s ability to play third every day or pop around corner infield and outfield, the Yankees added versatility, a glimmer of high upside and a young(er) bat, all at the price of a sell-high non-prospect and an A ball non-elite pitcher. Those are the deals the Yankees need to make if they want to appease public perception and avoid crippling the future by trading... 
 

Yankees Trade Rumors: Face Crossroads at Deadline, Likely Scenarios

The New York Yankees are perfectly mediocre. Sitting at 47-47 more than halfway through the season, New York sits in third place right in the middle of the AL  East facing a trade deadline two weeks away generally used as the barometer for where teams find themselves in terms of competing for the remainder of the year. It’s widely known the Yankees have lost four out of its five opening day starters. It’s perfectly clear Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran, half of the major purchases of the off season, have under performed. We know New... 
 

Masahiro Tanaka Has Partially Torn UCL – Will Rehab, Surgery A Possibility

Doctors confirmed New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn UCL  in his right elbow and will miss a minimum of six weeks. He rehab his elbow during the next few weeks to see if he can avoid Tommy John elbow surgery, which would keep him sidelined until 2016. In his first MLB season Tanaka. 25, has posted a 12-4 record and a 2.51 ERA in his first 18 starts, making the All-Star team. The Yankees invested $175 million in Masahiro Tanaka before this season, giving him a seven-year, $155 million contract while also paying a $20 million... 
 

Yankees Masahiro Tanaka Placed on DL With Elbow Inflamation

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow, the club announced Wednesday. The Yankees invested $175 million in Masahiro Tanaka before this season, giving him a seven-year, $155 million contract while also paying a $20 million posting fee to his Japanese club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, and up until this point it was a good investment. Tanaka has posted a 12-4 record and a 2.51 ERA in his first 18 starts, making the All-Star team. Tanaka will have an MRI on the tender elbow and the team will anxiously... 
 

New York Yankees DFA Veteran Alfonso Soriano

As we reported earlier, the New York Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks. As it turns out the move will cost Alfonso Soriano a spot on the roster as the team designated for assignment the 38 year old outfielder and will have 10 days to trade, release or waive him. Soriano is in the final year of his eight-year, $138 million contract.  He came to the Yankees in a trade from the Chicago Cubs last summer. The Cubs are paying $13 million of Soriano’s 2014 salary while the Yankees are responsible for $5 million. “It... 
 

Yankees Get Something for Nothing, Swap Nuno for McCarthy

The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks worked out a deal today, exchanging pitchers Vidal Nuno and Brandon McCarthy. Buster Olney of ESPN first reported the news. Arizona will eat half of the $4.1 million owed to McCarthy over the rest of the season. His contract expires after the season. Nuno, a 26 year old left-hander who was a 48th round pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2009, made his major league debut for the Yankees last season. The Yankees picked him up from the Washington Wild Things of the Independent Frontier League after... 
 

Yankees Send Michael Pineda To DL, Activate Brendan Ryan

The New York Yankees sent starter Michael Pineda to the 15 day disabled list after suffering a strain in a muscle in his back. Pineda said his right lat muscle suddenly felt tight after a pitch in the first inning of the simulated game he pitched Tuesday in Florida and an MRI confirmed it. Pineda was et to come off suspension for using pine tar in a game against Boston, but the injury looks like it may force Pineda to miss 3-4 weeks. Reliever David Phelps will replace Pineda in a rotation that has already lost Ivan Nova for the season due to... 
 

Young Yankees Relievers Poised to Make Big Impressions

If there’s two things being treated as a given from Yankees’ critics, it’s that they have a weak farm system and did not address the bullpen this winter, particularly with the departure of Mariano Rivera. While the Yankees dedicated hundreds of millions to a new starter, a new outfield, a new backstop and some infield stop gaps, the biggest signing on the reliever side of the house might have been Matt Thornton, a lefty specialist with a straight fastball who couldn’t quite cut it in Boston last season. But as he so often... 
 

New York Yankees Show Their Flaws Early

The New York Yankees spent a lot of money this winter on covering up a lot of flaws for a team who overachieved to win 85 games. And if you were to look back at the 2013 Opening Day lineup and compare it to today, you would see just how far the team has come. Only Brett Gardner was in the lineup this season and last season during the first game of the season and four hitters from last season aren’t even in the major leagues anymore. An additional two are now backups on the Yankees’ bench. Suffice it to say the Yankees have come a long... 
 

Yankees Shortstop Carousel Takes a New Turn – Yangervis Solarte

While Derek Jeter begins a long process of saying goodbye to Major League Baseball, the Yankees are in no position to say goodbye to its shortstop of the past 20 years. A few years ago, everything was set up. New York had just drafted Cito Culver with its first pick, Eduardo Nunez was showing signs of being an everyday shortstop at the Major League level and Jeter was showing no signs of slowing down, except of course to his right. Even headed into last season it seemed Nunez was taking a temporary stop at the hot corner as a bandaid to Alex Rodriguez,... 
 

Yagervis Solarte, Michael Pineda, Lead List of Early Yankees’ Standouts

With their most turnover in five years, the Yankees have an especially important spring to monitor. Unlike the last few seasons when New York was perfectly moderate in its winter dealings, the Yankees went on a spree this off season, needing to add some stability before a spring full of auditions and new opportunities. While Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian Mccann, Masahiro Tanaka and Carlos Beltran are certainly new to the Pinstripes, their respective roles were solidified before March ever rolled around. Three of them will be in the lineup through at least... 
 

Yankees Win Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes – Seven Years, $155 Million

After months of speculation and competition, the team who may have expressed interest first is the team who ended up with the prized Japanese import. The Yankees, long rumored to be in on the righty, signed Masahiro Tanaka to a seven year, $155 million dollar contract on Wednesday morning. Reportedly, the Diamondbacks, Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees were in on it in the end, with the Red Sox and Astros watching from afar, but it was New York who created an ideal scenario for the highly touted pitcher. The deal includes an opt out after four years, meaning... 
 

Alex Rodriguez Suspension Reduced to 162 Games

Alex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season after MLB arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced the original 211 game suspension for his involvement in Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez quickly reaffirmed that he would contest the decision in federal court. An A-Rod spokesman sussed a statement, before the decision was announced saying the suspension was “inconsistent” and based on “false and wholly unreliable testimony.” “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been... 
 

Six Teams With the Best Chances to Land Masahiro Tanaka

The Winter’s biggest blockbuster player has been posted and Major League Baseball teams will take the next month or so to decide if they want to negotiate with Masahiro Tanaka. Before evaluating who has the best chance of landing the prized 25-year-old Japanese import, it’s important to set a few ground rules and eliminate a few possibilities right off the bat. Chances are almost half of baseball will make a $20 million dollar bid, even if most of them stand little to no chance of actually landing Tanaka. Teams like the: Boston Red Sox,... 
 

Yankees Sign Lefty Reliever Matt Thornton

The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with left-handed reliever Matt Thornton on a two-year deal worth $7 million. Thornton replaces Boone Logan in the Yankees bullpen who signed with the Colorado Rockies for three years and $15 million. YES Network analyst Jack Curry first reported the news. Thornton split time with the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox in 2013 pitching to a 3.74 ERA over 47 1/3 innings of work. An All-Star in 2010 with the White Sox, Thornton has held lefties to a .233 average and .297 on-base percentage during his... 
 

Yankees Reach Agreement With Brian Roberts

The New York Yankees have reached agreement with veteran second baseman Brian Roberts on a one-year deal worth an estimated $2 million according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Roberts played 13 years in Baltimore and became a free agent this year after finishing off a four-year contract signed before the 2009 season.  Roberts has dealt with a multitude of injuries and played in just 192 games over that span. The Yankees have been looking to fill the void at second base left by Robinson Cano, who signed with the Seattle Mariners.  Roberts batted... 
 

Brett Gardner for Austin Jackson Makes Sense for Yankees and Tigers

The Yankees and Tigers appear to be on two separate missions this winter, but they could come together for one deal. No, the Yankees won’t be getting a starting pitcher they still need and the Tigers wouldn’t be receiving power to help fill the void of Prince Fielder‘s departure to Texas, nor would they get a late inning arm to replace Joaquin Benoit (and setup for Joe Nathan). Instead, New York and Detroit have been rumored to be in talks about swapping two out fielders, in this case, Brett Gardner and former Yankees’ prospect,... 
 

Is Shin-Soo Choo Worth a $140 Million Deal ?

With the signing of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo is the best hitter available in the free agent class. The 31 year-old outfielder is looking for a big deal, something in the range of seven years at $20 million per year. There are a bevy of teams that are reported to be interested in Choo, including the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.  How much is Choo worth? Should he command a deal in the Ellsbury range? Choo is an on-base machine. He owns a career .389 OBP... 
 
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