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Archive for November, 2012

Yankees Shore Up Rotation, but Huge Hole Remains at »

The New York Yankees look to replicate the pitching success they enjoyed down the stretch and in the playoffs this past season.They agreed to bring both starter Andy Pettitte and the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, back to the team for the 2013 MLB season.Pettitte, who made his season debut on Mother's Day, was limited to just 12 [...]

Did the Yankees Make a Mistake in Letting Russell »

Welcome to 2012, when the Pittsburgh Pirates outbid the New York Yankees for a free agent. Catcher Russell Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday (Nov. 29), leaving the Yanks without their starting catcher for the past two seasons. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that Martin signed with [...]

Are the Yankees Depending on Too Many Aging Players in »

With the offseason in full swing, the Yankees unsurprisingly haven’t made any big moves. Brian Cashman resigned Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera all before the Winter Meetings. The average age of these three potentially major contributors is 40 years old, and Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez aren’t far behind. With Jeter [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Russell Martin, Pirates Agree on »

******UPDATE (10:07p.m.)**********According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Yankees never even made an offer to Russell Martin this winter.  The Yankees never made an offer to Russell Martin; they haven't made any offers to position players so far this offseason.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 30, 2012   We had heard that [...]

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees Officially Agree to »

Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that the New York Yankees and Mariano Rivera were on the verge of completing a deal.On the night of Rivera's 43rd birthday, the only team that he's ever known as home locked him up for one more season, as he signed a one-year deal for $10 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN.  #yankees [...]

Why Did Andy Pettitte Get a Better Yankees Offer Than »

Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will both be in pinstripes in 2013. But after Pettitte agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with reports breaking on Thursday that Rivera’s deal could be done by Friday, many have been left with one lingering question: Why is Andy Pettitte getting a bigger deal than Mariano Rivera? The short answer is this: [...]

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees Nearing One-Year Deal »

First, it was Hiroki Kuroda. Then, it was Andy Pettitte.Now, it looks like the New York Yankees will bring back the greatest closer of all time for one more season.Jayson Stark of ESPN reported that the Yanks are on the verge of completing a deal with long-time closer Mariano Rivera, and the deal will be finalized by Friday. Yankees expect to get [...]

Should the Aging New York Yankees Overhaul Their »

It is no secret, the New York Yankees are an old team. In fact,with an average age of 32.7 years old, they are the oldest team in the league.As players get older, their production tends to drop off. In the 2012 postseason this was drastically clear for the aging Bombers. The entire lineup batted just .188 in their nine games played in the [...]

Most Overpaid Players for New York Yankees »

The terms ''expensive' and ''New York'' go seemingly hand in hand. So when you talk about baseball's most overpriced players, the Yankees have to come to mind first. Bill Clinton was in the White House the last time the Yankees didn't top Major League Baseball's payroll list.And, shockingly, a few players from that 1998 team are still wearing [...]

Hall of Fame 2013: Yankee Standout Bernie Williams »

Bernie Williams was a centerpiece of the New York Yankees’ championship teams of the late 20th century. He was a five-time All-Star, he won four Gold Gloves and ended his 16-year career (1991-2006) with 2,336 hits, 287 home runs, 1,257 RBI and 1,366 runs. His triple-slash line was a solid .297/.381/.477 while his .858 career OPS ranks among [...]

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