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Archive for October, 2014

New York Yankees Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free »

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the New York Yankees head into the offseason without a clue as to who will be the team's starting shortstop. Derek Jeter's final season didn't end as well as he would have liked, with the Yankees relegated to watching the playoffs from the comfort of their living rooms for the second consecutive season. After [...]

Setting Odds for Yankees to Land Each of Their »

You can be sure that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn't going to let the top free agents on the market sign without at least giving their agents a call. The Yankees go in to every offseason with high expectations. After failing to make the playoffs in 2014, some roster reconstruction is in order. Most of the blame should be [...]

New York Yankees’ 8 Most Tradable Assets for the »

With the disappointing 2014 season behind them, the New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman are now a mere day from the start of the Major League Baseball offseason. Though it's fairly doubtful the Bombers will embark on another half-billion dollar shopping spree, they'll most certainly exhaust any options to snap their playoff drought [...]

How New York Yankees Should Handle Each of Their »

After missing the postseason in 2013, the New York Yankees set out to accomplish two goals in 2014: play October baseball and stay under the luxury-tax threshold. But prior to the season, New York brass doled out $500 million in marquee signings—exceeding the threshold—and the Bombers concluded a wholly unremarkable 84-78 campaign [...]

New York Yankees’ Guide to the 2014-15 »

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has some tinkering to do. While much of his focus should be spent on an offense that mustered just 3.9 runs per game in 2014, the newly re-signed GM must also spend some time upgrading a rotation that has been susceptible to injury in recent memory. CC Sabathia is a perennial threat to spend [...]

3 Impact Prospects That Could Make the Yankees’ »

The New York Yankees have notably had a lack of farm system depth and talent over the past few years, but there are a few prospects who could potentially make an impact on the 2015 big league roster. At 29.6 years of age, the Bombers were the second-oldest team in baseball behind the World Series-bound San Francisco Giants in 2014, according to [...]

3 Reasons Pablo Sandoval Would Be a Poor Fit for the »

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be one of the most sought-after free agents when he hits the open market this winter. At the very least, "Kung Fu Panda" will headline this year's class of available third basemen. His free-agent profile is an interesting one. At 28 years of age, Sandoval is still in what would be considered [...]

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly May Play 1st Base for »

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to make his return to the New York Yankees in 2015, but he may be spending some time on the opposite side of the diamond. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, A-Rod and Bronx Bombers manager Joe Girardi have discussed Rodriguez potentially playing some first base next season. The three-time [...]

New Contract Extension Is Brian Cashman’s Last »

This could very well be Brian Cashman's last chance. The New York Yankees general manager has been in place since the 1998 season, presiding over a long run of success with the club that decided on Friday to grant him a three-year extension, as Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. The deal, which runs through 2017, isn't exactly a surprise, given [...]

Brian Cashman, Yankees Agree to New Contract: Latest »

The New York Yankees have ended any potential drama with general manager Brian Cashman by reportedly agreeing to a contract extension.  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Cashman's new deal with the Yankees is for three years: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman also reported another Yankees transaction today: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily [...]

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