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Why Brian McCann and the New York Yankees Are the »

New York Yankees catchers made for a living, breathing definition of the term "pushover" in 2013. Combined, they managed just a .289 on-base percentage and 26 extra-base hits. Thanks to the club's latest signing, however, the position can now be considered upgraded. As Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News was first to report, the Yankees [...]

Is Brian McCann Contract a Sign That Yankees Are Back »

They're back! After acting like a mid-market penny-pinching outfit during recent offseasons, the New York Yankees have dipped their toes back into the major free-agent waters. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN, former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is on his way to the Bronx on a five-year, $85 million free-agent contract. [...]

Brian McCann Reportedly Signs 5-Year Deal with New »

For nearly a decade, Brian McCann has been one of the top catchers in all of baseball. He finally cashed in on his elite status at the position, signing a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports: CBS' Jon Heyman also added this: McCann certainly earned his big payday. The slugging [...]

Robinson Cano Rumors: Latest Updates on Free »

Robinson Cano is the crown jewel of MLB free agency this offseason. The former New York Yankees slugger is now 31 years old, but that has not stopped him from reportedly asking for a 10-year, $300 million deal. Cano has surpassed a .300 batting average, .345 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage during each of the past five seasons, but [...]

Mariano Rivera Talks Panama, A-Rod and More at Street »

Mariano Rivera continued to be showered with recognition this past week, as the corner of East 4th Street and Broadway was temporarily re-named "Mariano Rivera Way" on November 21. The event was sponsored by New Era Caps, as it was in honor of the limited edition cap they released on the same day. The cap features each of Rivera's five World [...]

A-Rod’s Childish Ways Alienating Him from the »

As the Alex Rodriguez suspension-appeal process rolls on, the former sensation continues to baffle the public with his immature actions. The latest misstep on A-Rod's part was storming out of his arbitration hearing after hearing that MLB commissioner Bud Selig would not have to testify in the case.  Just another in a long list of childish [...]

Peter Gammons’ Boston Bombers Comments Hurt More »

During an interview Thursday morning with Mike Lupica, baseball analyst Peter Gammons likened New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's side of the dispute with MLB to that of the Boston Marathon bombers.  You can listen to the conversation that took place on ESPN Radiohere, via Deadspin. As CBS New York reports, the respected veteran [...]

Why Joe Nathan is the Perfect Mariano Rivera Heir for »

The New York Yankees' search to replace Mariano Rivera will next turn to former Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have interest in Nathan and will likely pursue him after addressing some of their other needs first: Source: Yankees have interest in Joe Nathan, but working on more [...]

Big Takeaways from Alex Rodriguez’s Passionate »

The long, arduous triple-threat match between Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees came to a screeching halt on Wednesday afternoon. The three-time American League Most Valuable Player stormed out of his grievance hearing when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig to testify. Hours [...]

A-Rod’s Outrage at Appeal Process Is Writing on »

Whatever remnants of goodwill that might have still existed between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball in this ongoing appeals process essentially walked out the door Wednesday along with the New York Yankees third baseman. So, too, may have Rodriguez's chances at a lesser suspension. Rodriguez, who is appealing his historic, unprecedented [...]

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