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Archive for November, 2015

Yankees Need to Find a Middle Ground in Plan to Build »

A few years back, a general manager of a limited-budget team shook his head while talking about the New York Yankees. "Sometimes it seems like they're trying to operate like us," he said. "If we had their money, we wouldn't operate like us." The Yankees are far from having a limited budget, with a payroll that has exceeded $200 million in seven of [...]

How the Yankees Can Turn Brett Gardner into a Key »

The New York Yankees need starting pitching. That's not breaking news, but it's an undeniable truth. They can get it by spending on the open market, which would be the classic Yankee Way. Or they could get creative on the trading block, which might be the Yankee Way 2.0. If they go the trade route, here's a name the Yanks and general manager Brian [...]

Yankees Should Target Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel »

Brian Cashman has attacked the previous two offseasons differently following disappointing years, and this one has a chance to be handled a third way after the New York Yankees’ return to the postseason in 2015 lasted all of three hours.  When the Yankees missed the playoffs in 2013, general manager Cashman reacted by spending more than [...]

CC Sabathia Discusses Life as an Alcoholic in New York »

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia admitted this week he's known about his alcohol problem for about three years. Yet, it wasn't until near the end of the regular season in Baltimore that he finally understood he needed help.   The 35-year-old former ace discussed his addiction to alcohol in an interview with Mark Feinsand of the [...]

CC Sabathia Discusses Decision to Enter Rehab on »

CC Sabathia knows he left the New York Yankees to enter rehab for alcoholism at the worst possible time; however, in his first interview since completing treatment, the former Cy Young Award winner said it's what needed to be done.   “Like I said, I know it was a bad time of the season, but I woke up on that Sunday morning in Baltimore [...]

Rapid-Fire Predictions for the Yankees Offseason »

The New York Yankees fell short of a World Series title in 2015, but they have some exciting young pieces in place. What needs must they address this offseason? Will they spend big or keep their wallet holstered? What big-name outfielder should they pursue now that Carlos Beltran's best days are behind him? Watch Stephen Nelson and [...]

Stephen Strasburg Blockbuster Would Be Yankees’ »

Now that all the actual baseballing is over, we can finally turn our attention to the possibility of a Washington Nationals star heading to the Bronx and transforming the New York Yankees. No, not that one. The other one. Stephen Strasburg. Yeah, that one. Though the Nationals could lose Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister to free agency [...]