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Archive for October, 2013

New York Yankees Offseason Tracker: Hottest Trade »

After missing the playoffs for only the second time since 1995, the New York Yankees and GM Brian Cashman head into the offseason with multiple problems to deal with. Mariano Rivera's retirement has left the team without a closer; as many as three-fifths of the team's starting rotation may need to be replaced; and Robinson Cano, the team's best [...]

Where Does the 2014 MLB Free-Agency Class Rank Among »

While this year's class of free agents appears relatively thin in some areas, particularly in the middle infield and third base, it's a strong group overall, with catching, outfield, pitching depth and a handful of superstars that will command deals worth $100 million or more.  But compared to free-agent classes of recent history, how does it [...]

How the Yankees Should Handle Each of Their Big-Name »

Life is never simple when you're the general manager of the New York Yankees. As the 2013 season comes to a final conclusion at Fenway Park, every team not fortunate enough to be competing in the World Series, including the Yankees, will look to retool and make a run at a title in the near future. For Yankees executive Brian Cashman, that means [...]

How the Yankees Can Play Hardball with Robinson Cano »

This winter, Robinson Cano will be the biggest, most expensive name on the free-agent market, which is just the sort of player the big-market, deep-pocketed New York Yankees have been known to land. But will they? And more importantly, should they? Cano, of course, actually is a Yankee. At least, technically speaking. For now. Fresh off his 31st [...]

New York Yankees’ 5 Most Tradeable Assets for »

The New York Yankees don't have many trade assets this winter, but there are a few players whom general manager Brian Cashman could dangle in potential trades. Cashman will more than likely spend most of his time gauging the free-agent market, but if the right package comes around, he might be willing to deal some major league-ready [...]

Updating the Latest Suitors for Top 25 MLB Free Agents »

While it took five days before the first free agent signed with a new team last offseason—Maicer Izturis left the Los Angeles Angels to sign a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 8; free agents were eligible to sign with new teams as of Nov. 3 (six days after the end of World Series)—and much later before most of the [...]

Everything Yankees Fans Need to Know About Korean »

Masahiro Tanaka may not be the only international pitcher targeted by the New York Yankees this offseason. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees have scouted 31-year-old reliever Seung-Hwan Oh of the Korean Baseball Organization. News of the Yankees’ interest in Oh doesn’t come as a surprise. The team was [...]

Robinson Cano Had an Outrageous Birthday Bash Courtesy »

When your champagne bottles are wearing gold chains, that’s when you know you’re partying with Jay Z. On Monday night, the Jigga Man finished a concert in Antwerp, Belgium, and spent the rest of the night throwing a barnburner for client Robinson Cano, who recently flew to Europe to take in the sights and ring in his 31st [...]

5 Catchers the New York Yankees Should Pursue This »

The New York Yankees have plenty of holes to fill this offseason. Fortunately for them, they will have the money to do so. One of the most glaring holes for the Yankees is their starting catcher position. It's safe to say that the Yankees did not think the loss of Russell Martin to the Pittsburgh Pirates would be as significant as it ended up [...]

Mariano Rivera Honored By Bud Selig Before World »

Mariano Rivera may have suited up for the last time, but Major League Baseball continues to find ways to honor the greatest closer ever. Rivera was honored by MLB commissioner Bud Selig with the Historic Achievement Award prior to Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The award is not given [...]

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