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Houston Astros Continue Fire Sale Trade Lance Berkman »

Various media sources are reporting the New York Yankees have acquired Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros to be their DH. This is clearly in reaction to the Phillies acquiring Roy Oswalt, as they don't want to look as though they did nothing during the trade deadline, while the Phillies vastly upgraded their team. They say that the only reason [...]

Lance Berkman to the New York Yankees: Knee-Jerk »

It looks like long-time Astros star Lance Berkman is headed to the Yankees, according to ESPN.  The Texas native, who even played at Rice University in Houston, is finally leaving the sinking franchise. For Berkman, it essentially accelerates the inevitable. This is his last year on contract, and with the trade for Brett Wallace yesterday, it [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Not Stopping at Lance Berkman »

The Lance Berkman trade isn’t even official yet and the word is that the Yankees are already moving on. According to both Buster Olney and Jack Curry, the Yankees are working on other deals and expect to make at least one, maybe two, more trades. What else are the Yankees looking for? Well, they’ve added a full-time DH, but they still [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: D-Backs Likely to Trade Qualls, »

According to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR Phoenix, the Arizona Diamondbacks are likely to make at least two more trades, including a deal that involves Chad Qualls. Gambadoro lists Colorado and the Yankees as the two most likely destinations. Qualls, still 31 (his birthday is August 17), was the D-Backs' closer last year and at the beginning of the [...]

New York Yankees To Add To Offense By Trading For »

The Yankees were looking to make a splash at the trading deadline. At first, it looked like they would add a pitcher. Then Cliff Lee went to the Rangers, Dan Haren went to the Angels, and Roy Oswalt went to the Phillies. Plus, Joakim Soria of the Royals had the Yankees on his no-trade list. So the Yankees needed a Plan B. Plan B might end up being [...]

Billy Loes Dies at 80 »

Billy Loes, former Brooklyn Dodgers hurler who appeared in three World Series (1952, 1953, and 1955), has died at the age of 80. Loes, who compiled a 80-63 record in 11 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants, died in a hospice in Tucson, Arizona. He had been battling diabetes for several years. He made [...]

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds & »

The balance of power in the AL East could swing quite a bit one way or the other this weekend, as the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays crack skulls in MLB betting encounters. The first of these duels is on Friday night at Tropicana Field. CLICK HERE TO OPEN A BETTING ACCOUNT AT BETUS The Rays enter this evening’s tussle just two games [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees On Verge of »

According to Joel Sherman, of the New York Post, the Yankees are very close to acquiring Houston Astros' first baseman, Lance Berkman. The Big Puma is hitting a subpar .245 this year, with 13 home runs and 49 RBI. Certainly not the best looking average, but he does have decent run production numbers, plus he was hurt earlier this season, so the [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Deal for Berkman “On Verge of »

Updated 5:20 : Here are a couple more pieces. Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News is reporting that a deal is “imminent” and that they aren’t expected to give up any big prospects. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Yankees will not be expected to pick up Berkman’s $15 million 2011 option as part of waiving his [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: More from Sherman on Oswalt, »

Having covered the team since 1989, Joel Sherman is currently the longest tenured Yankees beat writer. This gives him a pretty good advantage when it comes to leaked rumors from the Bronx. Here is his latest : The Yankees had “no idea” that the Astros were willing to include $11 million in cash along with their ace starter Roy Oswalt [...]

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