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10 Panic Moves Teams May Make after Missing Out On »

Heading into the offseason, the Yankees considered themselves favorites to land Cliff Lee, and the Rangers definitely thought they had a chance. The Angels though they could sign Carl Crawford, and several teams around the league believed they could bring in Zack Greinke.With all three players off the market—Lee in Philly, Greinke in [...]

Cliff Lee: Where Do the Yankees Go With the Ace in »

In a stunning turn of events Monday night, 2008 Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee agreed to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, turning down higher offers from the two teams long believed to be the only contenders in the Lee sweepstakes. As fans in Philadelphia drool over a rotation led by possibly the two best pitchers in all of baseball, fans in [...]

MLB Free Agency: Cliff Lee and the 20 Most Coveted »

You can never have too much pitching. Pitching wins championships. Momentum is only as good as your next day's starting pitcher. General managers, broadcasters and baseball columnists tell us as much each and every year, and each and every year these beliefs are reinforced when the biggest Free Agent starter on the market is signed to a massive [...]

MLB Rumors: 10 Shortstops Who Could Replace Yankees »

For the first time in his career, Derek Jeter is a free agent.Jeter's ten year 189 million dollar contract is up, and while just weeks ago it seemed impossible that Jeter would sign anywhere else, negotiations between Jeter and the Yankees have turned ugly.Jeter wants five or six years, and 120+ million dollars. He wants to be paid like Alex [...]

World Series 2010 Predictions: 9 Reasons a Ring »

The momentum is building.Last Friday, the Texas Rangers defeated the Yankees, ending New York's title defense, and sending Brian Cashman's front office into overdrive.Cliff Lee, the Rangers ace, and the Yankees ace for a few hours on July 9th, will start game one of the World Series. But what uniform will he be wearing next season?The battle for [...]

ALCS 2010: Why Cliff Lee Will Suffer His First Career »

The Yankees may have stolen a game in Texas, but heading into Game 3 of the 2010 ALCS, they can't be happy about their situation.With Cliff Lee on the mound, the Yankees look likely to fall back a game in the series, and with Lee going in Game 7, New York would certainly would like to rap this up early. Should Lee win tonight, Games 4-6 become [...]

2010 MLB Draft Results: Yankees Select Shortstop Cito »

The board could not have fallen more perfectly for the New York Yankees Monday night. Picking 32nd overall, they had several potential top-10 talents available for selection, including Middle Tennessee State outfielder Bryce Brentz, and LSU right hander Anthony Ranaudo. Most years, Brian Cashman would scoop up the top available talent, pay him [...]

Report: Vazquez Headed to Yankees For Melky, Prospects »

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Atlanta Braves will trade Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees for centerfielder Melky Cabrera, lefty reliever Michael Dunn, and Arodys Vizcaino. Vazquez had a career year in 2009, with a 2.87 ERA, 5.41 K/BB ratio, and 2.77 FIP. Vazquez, who was acquired by the Yankees in 2004, has since pitched for [...]

New York Yankees Appear Close To Acquiring Another »

According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Yankees may be close to acquiring a starter: Yankees working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher. Remember that they came close to deal for Aaron Harang in summer. The Yankees have been busy this offseason, already landing Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson, and have since turned their [...]