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Wednesday July 30th 2014

Stock Up, Stock Down for Yankees’ Top 10 Prospects for Week 17

With Week 17 here, it is time to once again examine the stocks of the New York Yankees' top 10 prospects. Last week's list went as such: Gary Sanchez, C: Down Luis Severino, RHP: Up Rob Refsnyder, 2B/OF: Up Eric Jagielo, 3B: Down Tyler Austin, 1B/3B/OF: Down Peter O'Brien, C/1B/3B/OF: Even Aaron Judge, OF: Up Ian Clarkin, LHP: Up Jose Pirela, 2B/SS/OF: Up Greg Bird, 1B: Down With a week having gone by and the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline right around the corner on July 31, let's see where the stocks of these players have gone.   Note: While other sources were ...

Derek Jeter: Stay 2 More Years, and Finish Top 3 in Hits?

Derek Jeter continues to break career records, and at this age, it’s no surprise. Earlier in the season. he eclipsed Lou Gehrig’s doubles record of 534, and most recently he passed Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time hits list. The hit was a quintessential Jeter base hit through the right side gap on a well executed hit-and-run. With this latest accomplishment, fans have to wonder how high he will move up on the hit list. Jeter is currently only 10 hits behind fellow shortstop Honus Wagner, who ranks sixth all time with ...

Yankees Trade Rumors: Latest on New York’s Pursuit of John Danks and More

Lost in all the respect and hoopla surrounding Derek Jeter’s last season as part of the New York Yankees is the fact that the squad is still very much in the race for an American League playoff spot. Entering play Monday, the Bronx Bombers were four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East and battling with the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals for wild-card positioning. Perhaps a significant move or two at the trade deadline could push the Yankees over the top?  With that in mind, ...

Yankees Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Matt Kemp, Alex Rios and More

You can bet on the New York Yankees being active at the 2014 MLB non-waiver trade deadline. General manager Brian Cashman has already made three successful moves. Chase Headley and Brandon McCarthy have been very good as members of the Bombers, while Chris Capuano's first start in pinstripes was encouraging. None of these moves represent the big acquisitions we've become accustomed to, however. Does Cashman have something bigger up his sleeve? That's uncertain for now, but we'll know for sure by 4 p.m. on Thursday. Below are the latest rumors surrounding the Yankees.   Matt ...

How the Crippled Yankees Have Pieced Together a Shocking Playoff Contender

After the New York Yankees lost Masahiro Tanaka, the fourth of five Opening Day starters to go down in 2014, you may not have expected them in the last week of July to be kissing the ground and thanking the baseball gods for their pitching. The largest irony: The area in which they appear to be the most crippled to the naked eye is the same one where you'll find their biggest crutch—hell, their biggest strength. The Bombers lost their Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 arms in CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, ...

What the New York Yankees Should Do for 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

The 2014 MLB trade deadline is right around the corner. Some teams are putting together rosters to propel them into the postseason, while others are selling talent to stock up on prospects.  The New York Yankees are known to have very deep pockets and will do what it takes to win at any cost. Whom do you think the Yankees should add to help them climb their way to the top of the AL East? Find out as Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal breaks down the latest news as the ...

New York Yankees Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with Latest Trade Chatter

Brian Cashman has been a busy man these past few weeks. First, he acquired Brandon McCarthy in a low-risk deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander has been strong in the New York Yankees rotation, sporting a 1.45 ERA and 1.179 WHIP in three starts. Chase Headley was the next outsider to join the Bombers and made his presence felt early. In his first game with the team, the third baseman hit a walk-off single against the Texas Rangers. He has three hits in 10 at-bats so far in his Yankees career. In ...

Yankees’ Derek Jeter Moves into 1st Place on Franchise’s All-Time Doubles List

With a two-bagger in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees passed Lou Gehrig to take sole possession of the all-time franchise record for doubles, per MLB Stat of the Day. Jeter recorded the milestone hit against Rangers reliever Neal Cotts with one out in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. Following an intentional walk of Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Cotts got out of the jam by coaxing designated hitter Carlos Beltran to hit into a double play. The Yankees would ...

Yankees Acquire Chase Headley, Retain Premium Prospects

A year or two ago, Chase Headley would have fetched a king’s ransom in a trade. That was not the case on Tuesday. The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres agreed to send the third baseman to the Bronx, according to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: The Yankees will also receive $1 million in cash considerations from the Pads. They will ship third baseman Yangervis Solarte and Single-A pitching prospect Rafael De Paula out to California in return. Upon learning of the trade, Headley thanked the Pads while expressing ...

Yankees Try to Catch Lightning in a Bottle with Chase Headley

Despite an injury-plagued first half of the season for the New York Yankees, the team is still very much in the American League East race, and it appears they will be buyers at this season's trade deadline. The team pulled the trigger on a trade for San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley on Tuesday afternoon, sealing the first of what could be a number of upcoming deals. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news, with the terms of the trade coming shortly thereafter: The two players going ...
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