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Archive for January, 2014

It’s Time for the New York Yankees to Release »

Alex Rodriguez finally learned his fate when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz dropped his suspension from 211 games to 162 games, first reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale. In the process, it has given the New York Yankees salary relief for the 2014 season by wiping A-Rod's money off of the books.  Now is the time for the Yankees to release [...]

Spring Training Preview: Best Case, Worst Case for »

Hell hath no fury like the New York Yankees when they miss the playoffs. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, the entire sport, from San Diego to St. Petersburg, feels the effects. After missing out on the postseason in 2008, the Yankees committed $423.5 million to CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Mark Teixeira—three key players in [...]

New York Yankees: Projecting Yankees’ 5-Man »

The New York Yankees' starting rotation got a whole lot deeper on Jan. 22. Prior to signing Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka to an enormous contract, the Yankees rotation was suspect. CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda were expected to head a rotation comprised of question marks. Ivan Nova would have taken the reigns as the No. 3 starter, and it remains [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Dark-Horse Prospects Who Could »

Our analysis of the New York Yankees farm system rolls on this week, as we find ourselves nearing the fringes of the first workouts of 2014 spring training. We've thus far projected Major League Baseball arrival dates for the top 10 prospects, charted the best young talent at each position and, just last week, ranked the most underrated minor [...]

5 New York Yankees Non-Roster Invitees to Watch in »

The end of January is a beautiful time for Major League Baseball fans. Most teams have made their big offseason moves and are just counting the days until pitchers and catchers report.  For the New York Yankees, spring training is going to be a madhouse as everyone gets a look at new acquisitions Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran [...]

MLB Trade Target: Ichiro Suzuki »

At some point even the truly remarkable become tough to move. Such is the issue facing the New York Yankees at the moment—if you believe there is indeed an issue.   MLB analyst Gabe Zaldivar offers some thoughts on an aging Ichiro Suzuki, who is getting paid quite handsomely to be just a fourth outfielder for the 2014-15 [...]

Yankees’ Rebuilt 2014 Lineup Can’t Survive »

In an effort to rebuild a flaccid lineup, the New York Yankees spent more than $280 million on offensive reinforcements this winter. The new-look attack is expensive, but won't thrive without production from first baseman Mark Teixeira.  Despite the arrivals of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran, the Yankees won't score enough [...]

2014 Predictions for New York Yankees’ Offseason »

It has been a very "loud" offseason for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.  While trying to avoid a repeat of 2013's disappointing campaign, he has inserted several new names into a roster that had gone stale. Has he done enough? Many say no and claim the team still lacks the depth needed to avoid the plague of injuries that [...]

Should the New York Yankees Move Derek Jeter to Third »

If the New York Yankees are ever going to consider moving Derek Jeter from shortstop, the time seems ripe for the Yankees to float the idea given the events that have transpired over the past year and New York's rebuilding this winter. The Yankees finally learned that Alex Rodriguez's suspension will be upheld for the entire 2014 season, [...]

Report: New York Yankees No. 20 in Keith Law’s »

The New York Yankees are known across baseball as having one of the lesser-ranked farm systems in the sport. Now we have an exact number to put on that belief. ESPN's Keith Law released his annual farm system rankings on Tuesday, Jan. 28 (insider required), and the Yankees rank 20th in all of baseball. The Houston Astros come in at No. 1, while [...]

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