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Archive for December, 2013

How Yankees’ Spending Spree Is a Perfect Storm »

Robinson Cano chose to bolt for the Seattle Mariners over re-signing with the New York Yankees, as one is wont to do when 10 years for $240 million is offered. But never mind that. They may have lost Cano, but the Yankees most definitely haven't gotten cheap. On the contrary, they're in the middle of a classic pinstriped spending spree, one born [...]

Are Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury Deals Enough to »

Nobody is offering the New York Yankees a shoulder to cry on following Friday's free-agent departures of Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson. That's because the club opened up its wallet this week for Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, a pair of All-Stars with comparable offensive potential. Including the newly introduced Brian McCann, the Yanks [...]

Grading the 10 Richest Contracts in MLB History. »

Robinson Cano's ten-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, which was first reported by Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes (spanish link) earlier in the day, ties him with Albert Pujols for the third-highest contract ever handed out to a major league player—Alex Rodriguez holds the record for the first two spots. While there are [...]

Yankees Rumors: Candidates Who May Land in New York »

On Friday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners acquired Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240 million blockbuster deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Now that a gratuitous amount of money has freed up for the New York Yankees, the rumors regarding how to spend it have begun to swirl. After the Cano deal was done, USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale [...]

Yankees’ Top Options, Potential 2014 Lineup »

The biggest story of the MLB offseason to this point broke on Friday afternoon, as Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners agreed on a massive 10-year, $240 million deal just days before this year's winter meetings kick off in Orlando. The New York Yankees' offers topped out at seven years and somewhere in the neighborhood of $160-175 million, [...]

Were Yankees Smart to Draw Line in Sand with Robinson »

Options. That's what the New York Yankees have now, thanks to their firm stance against giving in to Robinson Cano. Sure, losing their best player when they wanted him to stay hurts. But Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had made it known all along that if Cano was coming back, it would be on their terms—not his. And Cano's [...]

Moves the New York Yankees Must Try to Pull Off at the »

The MLB winter meetings are scheduled to kick off in Orlando, Fla., from Dec. 9-12.  For the New York Yankees, they will be an opportunity to continue their march back to relevance. Already the team has made the loudest splashes this offseason by signing former Atlanta Brave Brian McCann and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. In spite [...]

TV Station in Detroit Confuses Nelson Mandela with »

Nelson Mandela's death at the age of 95 touched all corners of the world, and the South African's face must surely be one of the world's most recognisable. Not in Detroit, however, where a gaffe on NBC station WDIV-TV meant that a picture of the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez came up to illustrate a piece on Mandela. As you can see in the [...]

Would Losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners »

The Seattle Mariners are blowin' up the New York Yankees' spot, as the kids say. The Mariners have made it known to free agent Robinson Cano—the longtime Yankees second baseman—that they are willing to offer him a contract for 10 years and upward of $230 to $240 million, according to a report by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. That [...]

Yankees’ Top Backup Plans If They Lose out on »

The New York Yankees have been the biggest winners in the offseason thus far, signing free agents Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann. However, the news hasn't been great over the last 24 hours for New York. And the bad news deals with the Yankees' two biggest targets this offseason. The first deals with Robinson Cano, who has agreed to sign with the [...]

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