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Archive for January, 2014

CC Sabathia Signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports »

Roc Nation Sports added another major star to its lineup with the addition of CC Sabathia. The agency announced the New York Yankees starting pitcher as its newest client on Thursday, Jan. 16. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez said, "CC exemplifies everything Roc Nation looks for in an athlete and a [...]

Could Fully Rested A-Rod Be an Impact Player Again in »

Alex Rodriguez is facing the reality of his situation, and he's doing so with an optimistic outlook that, given the circumstances, also passes well enough for a realistic outlook. Less than a week after A-Rod's 211-game ban resulting from MLB's investigation into Biogenesis was reduced to 162 games and the postseason in 2014 by arbitrator [...]

Yankees’ Best Prospect at Every Position at the »

The New York Yankees approach the 2014 season with Derek Jeter the only remaining member of the Core Four, the last wave of homegrown talent who matured simultaneously and famously from prospects to everyday players to Bomber legends. The depth of talent in the farm system is the last thing, of course, that a Yankees fan would boast of. It isn't [...]

3 Things the New York Yankees Need to Address Before »

Now that we are only a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, it seems appropriate to take a look at what housekeeping issues the New York Yankees still need to address.   In spite of an active last two months of 2013, GM Brian Cashman has some open items to take care of before the club can call itself ready for [...]

Ranking the Most Important Players for the Yankees in »

The New York Yankees will have a very different look to their offense this season.   With the key additions of Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran in the offseason, this team has promise again.   Here is a look at the most crucial players for the Yankees going into the 2014 season.     All statistics courtesy of [...]

Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Brett »

Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com recently suggested that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wouldn't trade outfielder Brett Gardner "until and unless he has to for starting pitching." This scenario, while not likely to be in play at this time with the Yankees pursuing Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka and several other frontline starting [...]

Did A-Rod’s Ego Stop Him from Accepting Deal, »

If Alex Rodriguez had come clean about performance-enhancing drug use last spring, he could be gearing up for spring training as the starting third baseman for the New York Yankees. Instead, his career, legacy and reputation have been reduced to rubble by his ego and addiction to the game. According to Buster Olney of ESPN (subscription [...]

How A-Rod’s 162-Game Ban Impacts Yankees 2014 »

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games Saturday, and he won't be eligible for the postseason. While Rodriguez doesn't appear to be giving up just yet—his Facebook page says he will take his fight to federal court—the Yankees can be all but certain that their 2014 season will be [...]

New York Yankees Reach Deal with Reliever Matt »

The New York Yankees officially reached an agreement with lefty reliever Matt Thornton Friday afternoon.   Jack Curry of the YES Network first reported the agreement, which is for two years and $7 million, on December 17.   The 37-year-old pitched to a combined 3.74 ERA with the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox in 2013.  He has [...]

New York Yankees Designate Vernon Wells for Assignment »

After signing outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran this offseason, it was clear that the New York Yankees needed to make additional moves in order to make room. They did precisely that on Jan. 10 by designating veteran outfielder Vernon Wells for assignment, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. The Yankees made things official later Friday [...]

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