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How Masahiro Tanaka Not Being Posted Would Endanger »

Outside of Robinson Cano and potential trade chips David Price and Max Scherzer, the prize of the offseason was expected to be Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka. Expected to be posted this winter by the Rakuten Golden Eagles, there is a chance the 25-year-old could be spending another year in Japan as Major League Baseball has yet to come to [...]

Yankees Rumors: David Freese Would Be Pivotal Upgrade »

The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in acquiring St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese in a trade. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported the development on Wednesday: In a follow-up report by Feinsand, it was indicated that the Yankees are proceeding as if superstar Alex Rodriguez will be on the roster. However, [...]

Is David Freese the Yankees’ Best Alex Rodriguez »

The New York Yankees are looking for potential replacement candidates for star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and David Freese appears to be on that list. With A-Rod facing a hefty suspension due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, the team may need a new third baseman next year. Rodriguez is attempting to appeal his suspension, but he is [...]

Big Moves New York Yankees Could Actually Pull Off »

The New York Yankees are looking to spend big this offseason, and that means there will likely be at least one big-time contract handed out by general manager Brian Cashman by the time spring training rolls around. The Bombers have a ton of holes to fill if they hope to contend in 2014. There's a major power shortage behind the dish, the starting [...]

Is Masahiro Tanaka Worth the New York Yankees’ »

After keeping it holstered last winter, the word is that the New York Yankees are ready to get their checkbook out again this winter, and that they're not going to be messing around when they do. That will be the case as far as their pursuit of Japanese right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is concerned anyway, and yours truly is inclined to say [...]

Do the New York Yankees Still Have the Same Drawing »

The New York Yankees may have problems, but let's not go overboard. New York and the Yankees are still a draw, still an attractive destination for players.Even if the team happens to be coming off a playoff-less 2013 campaign, it was only the second such over the past 19 seasons.Even if longtime stars Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte are [...]

Which of New York Yankees’ Big-Name Pitching »

In New York, the Yankees are preparing to spend money like it's 2008 all over again. Five years after drowning their third-place finish sorrows away by spending over $400 million combined on CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett, the Yankees are poised to hand out big-money deals. The names have changed, but the objective remains to [...]

Five Dream Free Agent Pickups for the New York Yankees »

The anticipation and speculation leading up to a Major League Baseball season is unlike that of any other sport.  As soon as the last out of the final game of a World Series is recorded, the calculation and dreaming for a campaign still five months away begins. For the New York Yankees, 2014 can't get here fast enough.  The sooner they [...]

How A-Rod’s Suspension Appeal Could Shake Up »

Alex Rodriguez continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for the New York Yankees organization. Nearly a full decade after acquiring him from Texas, and six years after forking over another contract worth over $275 million, A-Rod's chokehold on New York's bottom line continues to drag on.According to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, per Andrew [...]

What Brian Cashman Must Do to Save His Job, Legacy »

In reality, Brian Cashman is on the path to becoming one of less than 30 executives in The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. In New York, his job is critiqued and questioned on a yearly basis.Since taking over for Bob Watson as Yankees general manager in 1998, the franchise has produced one of the greatest runs of success in baseball [...]

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