A few years back, a general manager of a limited-budget team shook his head while talking about the New York Yankees.
"Sometimes it seems like they're trying to operate like us," he said. "If we had their money, we wouldn't operate like us."
The Yankees are far from having a limited budget, with a payroll that has exceeded $200 million in seven of the last eight years. While the Dodgers outspent them each of the last two seasons, the Yankees have ranked first or second in total payroll every season since 1994, ...
The New York Yankees need starting pitching. That's not breaking news, but it's an undeniable truth.
They can get it by spending on the open market, which would be the classic Yankee Way. Or they could get creative on the trading block, which might be the Yankee Way 2.0.
If they go the trade route, here's a name the Yanks and general manager Brian Cashman will at least consider dangling: Brett Gardner.
That's not merely idle speculation. Gardner's name began popping on the hot stove shortly after the Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks ...
Brian Cashman has attacked the previous two offseasons differently following disappointing years, and this one has a chance to be handled a third way after the New York Yankees’ return to the postseason in 2015 lasted all of three hours.
When the Yankees missed the playoffs in 2013, general manager Cashman reacted by spending more than $450 million in free agency to land Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.
When that spending spree didn’t get them into the playoffs last fall, Cashman turned to the trade market to fill ...
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia admitted this week he's known about his alcohol problem for about three years. Yet, it wasn't until near the end of the regular season in Baltimore that he finally understood he needed help.
The 35-year-old former ace discussed his addiction to alcohol in an interview with Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. He insisted the issues never carried into his starts, stating he was "functioning as an alcoholic," but on the final day of the regular season, he decided it was ...
CC Sabathia knows he left the New York Yankees to enter rehab for alcoholism at the worst possible time; however, in his first interview since completing treatment, the former Cy Young Award winner said it's what needed to be done.
“Like I said, I know it was a bad time of the season, but I woke up on that Sunday morning in Baltimore and there was no other option for me but to get help,” Sabathia told Robin Roberts in a Good Morning America interview that will air in full Friday ...
The New York Yankees fell short of a World Series title in 2015, but they have some exciting young pieces in place.
What needs must they address this offseason? Will they spend big or keep their wallet holstered? What big-name outfielder should they pursue now that Carlos Beltran's best days are behind him?
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Now that all the actual baseballing is over, we can finally turn our attention to the possibility of a Washington Nationals star heading to the Bronx and transforming the New York Yankees.
No, not that one. The other one. Stephen Strasburg.
Yeah, that one. Though the Nationals could lose Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister to free agency this winter, word is they might shop Strasburg anyway. As Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported in mid-October, there's a "lot of buzz" that the Nationals could make the 27-year-old right-hander available.
As for which teams could ...
Your true colors are showing, A-Rod.New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez slipped up during the live broadcast from Kauffman Stadium following Game 2 of the World Series, saying Yankees instead of Mets.The panel's reaction may have been the best part—most notably Pete Rose's facial expression.[Twitter]Read more New York Yankees news on BleacherReport.com
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has suffered a right elbow injury.
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Tanaka Has a Bone Spur in Elbow Removed
Tuesday, Oct. 20
According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Tanaka underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow Tuesday. The Yankees say the injury "was pre-existing, dating back to his pitching career in Japan," per Feinsand.
The Yankees are losing their ace for the second time since September, as Tanaka was shelved for a start after straining his hamstring against the New York ...
The New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason play Tuesday after falling to the Houston Astros, 3-0, in front of their home crowd, and general manager Brian Cashman took some time afterward to reflect on a deal that nearly materialized at this summer's trade deadline.
According to LoHud.com, Cashman told reporters the Yankees turned down a proposed deal that would have sent pitcher Adam Warren and second baseman Rob Refsnyder to the Oakland A's for utility man extraordinaire Ben Zobrist.
Zobrist was ultimately traded to the AL Central-champion Kansas City Royals in exchange for ...