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Yankees Trade Rumors: Michael Young Would Be Solid »

The New York Yankees are already a pretty old team. But trailing three other teams in the American League East means the Yankees might have to get older to keep up.  They've already added Alfonso Soriano to bolster the lineup. And it looks like the Bronx Bombers have their eyes on Michael Young of the Philadelphia Phillies as well. From Jon [...]

Alfonso Soriano Was Plan B After Chicago White Sox »

Alfonso Soriano is the newest member of the New York Yankees, as the Chicago Cubs agreed to deal their 37-year-old outfielder to the Bombers for Class-A right-hander Corey Black and $6.8 million. Soriano, a player with a WAR of 0.7 this season, was holding the Cubs back from using younger players and continuing their rebuild. The Yankees, just 2.5 [...]

Mariano Rivera: Mo Knows the Way to Go »

Mariano Rivera is universally regarded as the best relief pitcher in the history of baseball.  Some people believe that he has even made a compelling argument for the title of the sport’s most dominant pitcher.  At 43 years old, age has not been a factor in his effectiveness this season as he has converted 31 of 33 save [...]

Alfonso Soriano to Yankees: Cubs Officially Trade Star »

Alfonso Soriano has been a Chicago Cub for the past seven seasons, but the 37-year-old outfielder is moving on to greener pastures, as the Cubbies have dealt him to the New York Yankees for minor-league pitcher Corey Black (via CBS' Jon Heyman) ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago [...]

Will Acquiring Alfonso Soriano Put Yankees Back into »

The New York Yankees are in the American League pennant race, but only because the race hasn't run away from them while they've been stuck in neutral for what feels like ages. They've been needing a boost of some kind. For that, they have turned to an old friend. A deal was being teased earlier this week, and now the deed is just about done. [...]

Winners and Losers of Cubs-Yankees Trade Sending »

Alfonso Soriano is going back to where it all began. After the outfielder waived his no-trade rights, the Chicago Cubs dealt Soriano to the New York Yankees, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.  It is a shrewd move for the Yankees, who are desperate to find anyone who can hit a home run. It is a savvy move for the Cubs, who have been trying to [...]

Trading for Alfonso Soriano Is Too Little, Too Late »

Nearly 10 years after trading away Alfonso Soriano, the New York Yankees have officially reacquired him to bolster their ailing lineup, tweets ESPN.com's Jim Bowden: MLB has approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano to Yankees (& cash changing hands) and Soriano has officially waved no-trade DEAL is OFFICIAL — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) [...]

5 Biggest Takeaways from This Week’s MLB Action »

It has been an interesting first full week back since the All-Star break in MLB, both on and off the field. The Dodgers continue their meteoric rise to the top of the NL West while the Washington Nationals wish they could have a do-over in the NL East.  The MLB Hot Stove got fired up a little earlier than normal as the Cubs and Rangers pulled [...]

Struggling Yankees Players Want Help but Not from »

First the fans started getting sick of the drama surrounding Alex Rodriguez and now some of his teammates are becoming fed up as well. According to a story by the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand and Anthony McCarron, A-Rod is becoming a distraction to the team. “Guys are just tired of it,” the player said. “The [...]

Report: New York Yankees Could Discipline Alex »

The drama never seems to end with New York Yankees third baseman (and resident headache) Alex Rodriguez. Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Yankees could look to potentially fine Rodriguez after receiving a second opinion on his quad strain without the permission of the organization. The CBA (Article XIII, paragraph D, to be [...]

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