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Archive for December, 2012

Hideki Matsui: Japanese Newspaper Announces Slugger »

Update: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports Matsui will retire.According to the Japanese news outlet Sanspo.com, Hideki Matsui is seriously considering retiring and staying in his native Japan.  After being cut by the Tampa Bay Rays in middle of last season, Matsui has expressed that he no longer seems to have the strong desire to continue [...]

New York Yankees: Matt Diaz Will Give Yankees a Good »

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports recently reported that Matt Diaz has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.The deal could potentially be worth up to $1.2 million should Diaz reach the major leagues, with a chance to earn an additional $800,000 in incentives.  The 34-year-old Diaz has been suffering from recurring thumb issues since [...]

5 Players Still Within New York Yankees’ Reach »

The New York Yankees are having a quiet winter, but there are some guys who could still end up in pinstripes come springtime.Hal Steinbrenner's organization is not spending as much as usual this offseason, committing to get the payroll below the luxury tax line by 2014.Per The New York Times:'I’m looking at it as a goal, but my goals are [...]

Predicting Brian Cashman’s Plan of Action the »

We're now a couple months into Major League Baseball's offseason, but the question for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is the same as it ever was.What's next?The answer would appear to be something along the lines of, "Not much, really." Cashman hasn't made any earth-shattering moves, but he has rounded out the Yankees' depth chart [...]

Yankees Rumors: ‘Fact or Fiction’ on All »

It has been an extremely quiet offseason for the New York Yankees thus far, but rumors continue to swirl as to what the Bombers will do the rest of the winter in order to fill their respective holes. There hasn't been any big splashes from general manager Brian Cashman yet, but the Yanks are interested in several players that can still make a [...]

New York Yankees: 7 Offseason Storylines That Will »

Very much like last offseason, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has gone all of December remaining quiet and allowing big name free agents to land elsewhere. Unlike the Yankees of George Steinbrenner, his son Hal's Yankees are more fiscally responsible and will not splurge on the market's most expensive players unless they are a [...]

Should NY Yankees Tap Detroit Tigers to Boost Outfield »

While the New York Yankees have a healthy crop of prospect outfielders in their farm system, it is evident this aging team is one big Curtis Granderson or Ichiro Suzuki injury away from losing offense in a competitive AL East. With frugal leadership in a tough economy, could the Yankees find a trading partner in the Detroit Tigers to infuse talent [...]

4 Ways for Kevin Youkilis to Instantly Endear Himself »

It's been a quiet offseason so far for the New York Yankees. Brian Cashman and the front office only gave fans one new present for the holiday season in Kevin Youkilis (the rest, re-signing Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and Ichiro Suzuki, were recycled gifts).Yankees fans are going to have difficulty accepting the "Greek God of [...]

New York Yankees Are Already Strong Enough to Win 2013 »

Were the 2013 New York Yankees season beginning today, manager Joe Girardi already has enough talent to construct a starting lineup capable of winning the World Series come November. What remains to be seen is if Girardi realizes it and has the patience not to juggle the lineup after a couple of bad games.If [...]

New York Yankees Rumors: 4 Reasons Michael Bourn Is a »

The New York Yankees outfield seems to be all but set entering the 2013 season. However, following Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe's report that the team is "quietly interested" in free agent Michael Bourn, wonder and excitement began to fill the air.That excitement has already been tampered thanks to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. [...]

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