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Archive for December, 2012

Will Injuries and Age Finally Catch Up to New York »

For years, the New York Yankees have been one of the oldest teams in baseball.This, of course, takes its toll.The older a team is, the more prone to injuries they are. While they have been largely able to stave of the injury bug in the latter part of the decade, it has begun to catch up with them. And it seems that, finally, the age will catch up [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: How Dealing for Vernon Wells Could »

The main focus of the New York Yankees heading into 2013 seems to be a bat.Preferably, a right-handed bat that can play the outfield.Last week, the Yankees signed former Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports doesn't think the Yankees' pursuit for [...]

MLB Prospects: 5 Prospects Who Could Be the Next »

After posting a .435 OPS in 34 games with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, Hideki Matsui has decided to retire. The 38-year-old played 10 seasons in the major leagues, as he hit .282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs and 689/547 K/BB in 1,236 career games. Of his 10 big-league seasons, Matsui spent seven years playing for the New York Yankees, as [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Potential New Year’s »

First and foremost, I hope everyone on here had a great holiday this past week and enjoyed time with your family and friends.With Christmas now over, the page on 2012 is about to turn and the 2013 year is upon us.With New Year's, everyone likes to make their "New Year's resolutions" for what they want to change about their life.For the New York [...]

Should the Yankees Trade Phil Hughes Now While Teams »

One thing that can be said about the roster the New York Yankees have put together for 2013 is that it features a strong rotation. It's solid one through five.But maybe they'll trade 26-year-old right-hander Phil Hughes anyway. Just for kicks....And because he may not be long for New York anyway.There's no real talk of the Yankees shopping Hughes [...]

Why Hal Steinbrenner, New York Yankees May Be Headed »

The New York Yankees' 2012-13 offseason has gone differently than most other winters in New York. The Yankees, who are often a force in the free-agent and trade markets, have laid low and allowed other big-market rivals like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels steal the headlines. Not only have the Yankees avoided big-name [...]

New York Yankees: Former World Series MVP Hideki »

Another former Yankee has decided to hang up the cleats for good.Hideki Matsui has decided to announce his retirement from baseball, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC's Hard Ball Talk.The 38-year-old made headlines back in the winter of 2002 by coming over from Japan to the majors and choosing to sign with the Yankees on a three-year, $21 [...]

New York Yankees: Ichiro Suzuki and the Make-or-Break »

As numerous teams continue to make deals and sign new players, Brian Cashman and the New York front office continues to remain quiet. The offseason inaction has become the new norm for the New York Yankees, who quietly signed a few veteran role players but nothing more. This lack of movement has become even more amplified as the Yankees only [...]

4 Areas the Yankees Should Address Before Spring »

Even with all of the productive moves made by the organization so far this winter, the New York Yankees still have several areas they might want to address before spring training. An aging roster and losses to free agency have made Brian Cashman's job more challenging than in years past. Factor in the Toronto Blue Jays' upgrades and the [...]

Matt Diaz Could Be a Low-Risk Fix for New York Yankees »

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday night that the New York Yankees have signed veteran outfielder Matt Diaz to a minor league contract and extended an invitation to spring training to the 35-year-old. Diaz played in just 51 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2012 and missed the second half of the season after having surgery on an injured [...]

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