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Archive for December, 2012

Hot Stove: New York Yankees Still Have 2 Big Offseason »

The New York Yankees entered the offseason with more than half a roster—14 players—heading into free agency. With the calendar rapidly approaching the New Year, the Yankees have already brought back a handful of those free agents. Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki signed a two-year deal last week. Starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki [...]

5 Reasons Yankees Were Absolutely Right in Letting »

Nick Swisher is a very happy (and very wealthy) man this Christmas Eve, perhaps happier than this Ohio native has ever been before. Per Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Cleveland Indians inked Swisher to a four-year, $56 million deal. Swisher, 32, spent the past four seasons playing for manager Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees. An [...]

Barry Bonds to Craig Biggio: Ranking MLB 2013 Hall of »

The 37 eligible candidates for Major League Baseball's 2013 Hall of Fame without a doubt make up the most intriguing ballot of players we've seen in recent history.Not only because of some of the big names that are on the list—Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza to name a few—but because of the performance [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Nick Swisher, Cleveland Indians »

Nick Swisher is officially off the market.The former New York Yankees right fielder will be returning home to play baseball in 2013.Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News broke the news that Swisher had signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians: BREAKING: Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Raul Ibanez Returns to Mariners »

The New York Yankees have another vacancy in their lineup to fill for 2013.Not only is the catcher spot open, but now, their designated hitter spot is as well.Sweeny Murti of WFAN broke the news that former Yankees designated hitter Raul Ibanez has signed with the Seattle Mariners.  Raul Ibanez has agreed to a 1-year deal with the [...]

Hot Stove: Seattle Mariners Eyeing Return of Raul »

***UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com tweeted Saturday evening that the Seattle Mariners and Raul Ibanez had reached a contract agreement.***George King of the New York Post reported Saturday that the Seattle Mariners are reportedly showing “serious interest” in free-agent outfielder Raul Ibanez, who played for the New York Yankees [...]

3 Offseason Moves the New York Yankees Will Not Regret »

Many would call it slow, but so far this offseason, the New York Yankees have made several moves that the organization will not regret. Big bats like Josh Hamilton have come and gone. Zack Greinke and Dan Haren both found homes in the National League. However, it could be the Yankees who have had the most productive offseason to [...]

Austin Romine Draws Rave Reviews from New York Yankee »

At least one New York Yankees executive had high praise for 24-year-old catcher Austin Romine—enough to think that the prospect may be the odds-on favorite for the everyday catching job heading into spring training. Vice president of baseball operations, Mark Newman, told Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog on Wednesday that Romine is [...]

Yankees Are Making Wrong Call Going with Austin Romine »

The New York Yankees opted not to pursue free agent A.J. Pierzynski, who agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million deal with the Texas Rangers on Thursday.So, unless they sign a veteran catcher—such as Miguel Olivo (bad idea) or Rod Barajas (worse idea)—the organization seems content using a combination of Austin Romine, Francisco Cervelli [...]

New York Yankees: 3 Reasons the Yanks Will Miss Nick »

As his contract was set to expire at the end of the 2012 season, Nick Swisher made it pretty obvious that he was going to be asking for more money. But for a Jayson Werth-type contract?  It seems a little over the top that Swisher was looking for that kind of money after being selected to only one All-Star game in four years as a Yankee. [...]

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