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New York Yankees’ Early Spring Training Tidbits: »

Pitchers and catchers have officially arrived at camp to begin workouts. Position players are arriving as well. It’s that time of year when everyone makes a big deal out of little issues. That keeps spring training fun for us fans and media. The toughest job this season falls in the hands of new pitching coach Larry Rothschild. He has the [...]

New York Yankees: Plenty of Opportunities As the Team »

Spring Training in Tampa, Florida will be very interesting to follow this year. The New York Yankees are coming in after a disappointing ending to 2010 and a somewhat odd offseason. Veterans and youngsters will all have opportunities to impress the Yankees staff and earn roster spots for the upcoming 2011 season. Up and down the roster, there are [...]

Andy Pettitte Retires: New York Yankees’ Core 4 »

Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada are no longer the New York Yankees' "Core Four."  After a 16-year career, Pettitte announced his retirement today.  In an official press conference in New York, the left-handed starter acknowledged thoughts of retiring after last season, but said he felt obligated to return [...]

New York Yankees Are All Set: Team Signs »

The 8th and 9th innings are once again in good hands at Yankee Stadium. While the starting rotation may still be a question mark, the bullpen is taking shape. New York has agreed to sign reliever Rafael Soriano to a three year deal worth $35 million. Soriano was the best relief pitcher on the market this offseason. Last year, the 31-year-old [...]

New York Yankees Finally Get a Pitcher: Agree To Terms »

Sure, the New York Yankees had already signed a pitcher in Mark Prior, however let’s not count that. The Prior deal is a minor league contract. After losing out on Cliff Lee, the Yankees appeared as though they would focus on improving their bullpen. Signing Pedro Feliciano is a step in the right direction. Left-handed batters hit just .211 [...]

New York Yankees Winter Meetings Rumors: Lee, Jeter, »

Never a dull moment in the land of the New York Yankees, and this offseason is no different. The early talk was Cliff Lee and Derek Jeter. Now that Jeter is signed, all the attention is focused on the big name lefty, Lee. Yankees GM Brian Cashman was apparently frustrated and somewhat annoyed with the pace of the Lee negotiations. There had been [...]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: The Latest on Derek Jeter »

Other than the back and forth bickering about Derek Jeter through media outlets, the New York Yankees had been fairly quiet this offseason. Sure, they have been talking with free agent right-hander Cliff Lee, but we all expected that. Outside of those topics, the Yankees remained quiet, until now. The hot stove is official heating up in New [...]

Andy Pettitte Could Put Yankees in a Bind »

Andy Pettitte is a free agent once again. It’s retirement or another year on the mound for the veteran lefty. The Yankees need him to play one more year. Currently, the Yankees have three pitchers penciled into their five-man starting rotation for next season: CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes. Cliff Lee is the biggest name on this [...]

MLB Rumors: Early Thoughts for Yankees and Mets As »

Major League Baseball free agency officially began on Sunday. The Yankees and Mets could both be players in this year's market. The Yankees normally are out to get the biggest names, and this year is no different. Across town, the Mets are more likely to look at filling some pieces, rather than chasing the big names. You never know however. [...]

New York Yankees Have Options in Pitching Coach Search »

With the New York Yankees and manager Joe Girardi having ironed out a new three-year deal, general manager Brian Cashman can focus on finding a pitching coach. After firing Dave Eiland, the Yankees priority will be to find his replacement. It appears Cashman and Girardi will have options as they begin their search. A handful of names have been [...]

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