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New York Yankees: Grading the Bombers’ Trade »

The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, and as has become the "Yankee Way," Brian Cashman and the Yankees' front office made a couple of minor moves without pulling off a blockbuster deal.Cashman made two small upgrades to his first-place team's roster, acquiring outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners for minor league pitchers [...]

MLB Trade Deadline: Yankees Land Casey McGehee from »

The Yankees didn't make the big splash at the 4 p.m. deadline for a player like Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza.Instead, they made a trade more on need for third base, as they acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Got 2d confirm, [...]

MLB Trade Deadline 2012: New York Yankees Should Pass »

What’s the matter with Headley? He’s a bum! Sitting in the left field bleachers on a cold, rainy night in San Francisco, some excitement was needed to improve this dreary game featuring the Giants and Padres in the summer of 2008. A gentleman a few rows behind me decided he would provide the entertainment for those of us sticking it [...]

New York Yankees Acquire Extra Infield Help with Trade »

The New York Yankees acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls right before the trade deadline on Tuesday, according to Joel Sherman.While the Bombers already have Eric Chavez to fill in at third base for the injured Alex Rodriguez, McGehee adds some extra depth to the bench and can also be [...]

MLB Rumors: Yankees Must Pull Trigger on Trade for »

Now isn’t the time to play it safe.The New York Yankees boast the best record in the AL. According to the latest MLB rumors, they aren’t satisfied with that record. They’re in pursuit of a top-flight pitcher, and with a World Series ring within reach, they must do everything in their power to finish this season strong and that [...]

4 New York Yankees’ Prospects Who Should Be »

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and suddenly the Yankees may be forced into making a move—something that seemed highly unlikely just six days ago. Alex Rodriguez is sidelined with a broken left hand until mid-September at the earliest, and Mark Teixeira may be facing a serious injury himself, according to [...]

Should the New York Yankees Be Making More Moves »

The clock is ticking closer to baseball's trade deadline, and the question is whether the Yankees should stand pat after acquiring Ichiro Suzuki or try to make another splash or two.We know about the Steinbrenner family's desire to bring payroll down to $185 million, a budget most teams would love to have.But for the Yankees, this represents [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Rafael Betancourt Would Bolster »

Despite the absence of Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees still have one of the top bullpens in baseball.Adding Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt would make the Yankees hard to beat.Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post reported on Sunday that the Yankees were one of several teams vying for Betancourt before the trade deadline. I know [...]

MLB Trade Deadline: What Do the Yankees Do on July 31? »

We have officially reached the trading deadline for Major League Baseball.The 4 p.m. ET deadline will be upon us and a lot of major names are rumored to be on the block.The New York Yankees haven't been an active team this deadline, but they haven't been completely dead either.They have made two moves so far during the 2012 trade deadline.They [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Chase Headley Isn’t Worth »

The New York Yankees are interested in San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (h/t Jon Heyman, cbssports.com), but with the Padres asking for multiple top-level prospects, the Yankees should turn their attention elsewhere.According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Padres are looking to trade Headley for something very similar to what they got for [...]

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