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Archive for January, 2015

Would Fully Healthy Masahiro Tanaka Even Be Enough for »

More than any other, the word "maybe" comes to mind when thinking about Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. In fact, it comes to mind twice. Here's Maybe No. 1: Despite having a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, maybe the ace right-hander can avoid Tommy John surgery and stay healthy in 2015. And here's Maybe No. 2: If [...]

Will Yankees Resist Urge to Gut Emerging Farm for »

Don't look now, but the New York Yankees have behaved a little differently this winter. Actually, they've behaved exactly how they said they would. At the outset of the offseason, general manager Brian Cashman indicated the Yankees likely would not be in on any of the big-money free agents, like Max Scherzer, James Shields, Hanley Ramirez and [...]

Alex Rodriguez’s Milestone Bonuses Reportedly »

The ongoing cold war between the New York Yankees and third baseman Alex Rodriguez appears to be headed for another battle. Bill Madden and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News reported the Yankees are preparing to contest the $6 million bonuses due to Rodriguez as he moves his way up the all-time home runs list.  Rodriguez, who [...]

Projecting the Yankees’ 2015 Opening Day Roster »

Spring training is almost here, which means Opening Day and the 2015 season are getting closer and closer with each passing day. A lot has changed with the New York Yankees since the last time fans saw the team. This year's bunch is younger and better defensively, but it also comes with plenty of question marks. As he pays attention to various [...]

2015 Yankees Could Be Perfect Fit for 6-Man Rotation »

The six-man rotation is sort of like the Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster of Major League Baseball. It's talked about but doesn't really exist. But unlike Sasquatch or Nessy, a baseball team putting together a batch of six starting pitchers actually could come to fruition. While it flies in the face of convention—five-man rotations have become [...]

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Training with Barry Bonds at »

In an attempt to make a comeback after suspensions and injuries have essentially kept him out of baseball for the past two years, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has reportedly enlisted the services of another controversial superstar in his day, Barry Bonds. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Rodriguez is training with [...]

Biggest Winners and Losers from the Yankees’ »

Major League Baseball's offseason is undeniably the most exciting in sports. Once the winter meetings get going in early December, players begin signing contracts and switching uniforms at a rapid pace. Teams are making trades, bringing in free agents and bidding against one another in the name of improving their own ballclub. That holds true for [...]

Stephen Drew to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, »

Free agency has not been kind to Stephen Drew recently, but the veteran shortstop has found a new home heading into the 2015 season. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Drew has decided to rejoin the New York Yankees: CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman first reported that a deal was close. The last two times Drew was a free agent, after 2012 and [...]

3 Missing Pieces the Yankees Could Still Land This »

The New York Yankees have had an eventful offseason despite not making any major splashes, yet there is still some work to do. They have already found Derek Jeter's successor in Didi Gregorius, traded for young starter Nathan Eovaldi, re-signed third baseman Chase Headley, brought in reliever Andrew Miller and made a handful of other smaller [...]