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MLB Free Agency 2013: New York Yankees in on Kevin »

The New York Yankees' main focus has become third base.That became a glaring need following news that Alex Rodriguez needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, which will keep him out anywhere between four and six months.Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been scouring the free agent market for a third baseman, and two potential options went off [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Mark Reynolds Is on »

The Alex Rodriguez injury really changed the New York Yankees' winter plans.After it came out that he needs surgery to fix a torn labrum in his hip, we've all been wondering what the Yankees will do to fill his spot in the field.Two of the potential options that the Yankees could have looked at for 2013 went off the board and signed with other [...]

Yankees Rumors: Why the Bombers Should Steer Clear of »

With Russell Martin signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has been suggested as a possible replacement behind the dish for the New York Yankees.Yeah...that's a bad idea. The appeal isn't hard to see to be sure, but putting Pierzynski in pinstripes would be alike trying to smash a square peg through a [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Cubs Land Nate Schierholtz on »

*****UPDATE (10:10 p.m.):**************According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Chicago Cubs have landed Nate Schierholtz on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.  Nate Schierholtz has agreed on 1 year deal with Cubs, source says— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 6, 2012  In the deal, there is $500k worth of incentives, making [...]

New York Yankees: Which Top Prospects Could Make the »

With the MLB Winter Meetings in full swing, the prospects of another quiet offseason aren’t far off. Even with the loss of Nick Swisher, and also with Alex Rodriguez having hip surgery, it doesn’t look as though the Yankees and Brian Cashman are going to surprise anyone with any big moves this offseason. Cashman’s hands are tied [...]

Winter Meetings: Media Types Thought Yankees Were »

A couple of amusing pieces came out of the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the New York Yankees’ lack of activity at said meetings. David Lennon of Newsday wrote Tuesday how strange it was to see the Yankees “rummaging through the bargain bin” as the team tries to fill holes in the outfield and left side of the [...]

5 Reasons Why the Yankees Will Win the AL East Without »

It's December—the season of office holiday obligations parties, the realization that the Jets are a mess and the Yankees making the biggest splash at baseball's winter meetings. Well, at least two out of three are true this year. It's almost eerie how quiet the Yankees have been, and will presumably continue to be during this free-agent [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Yankees Negotiating to Sign A.J. »

We all wondered what the Yankees would do to fill the void at their catcher spot.New York's catcher of the last two seasons, Russell Martin, signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates this past Friday.Former Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli, another name that was linked to the Yankees, signed a three-year, $39 million deal [...]

New York Yankees Should Sign Stephen Drew as an »

Infielder Stephen Drew is testing the free agency waters.According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the New York Yankees are interested in the former Arizona Diamondback and Oakland Athletic.The 30-year-old shortstop might no longer be an solid offensive player. He might have missed a lot of time over the past few seasons due to ankle injuries. [...]

New York Yankees Can’t Afford to Pinch Pennies »

What a bad time for the New York Yankees to decide they don't want to fall off their own fiscal cliff. To avoid a luxury tax in 2014, which may cost them $50 million, the Steinbrenner family is insisting that general manager Brian Cashman bring payroll down into the $189 million range.That would be great if the Yankees had a core of players just [...]

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