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Would Felix Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw or Justin »

Assuming that the New York Yankees will automatically get the best players because they'll spend the most money or trade prospects with no regard for the future is so 2009.Before that season, the Yanks flexed their considerable financial muscles and acted as most everyone who follows baseball expected them to. After not making the playoffs in [...]

Alex Rodriguez is the Poster Child in MLB for Why Drug »

If Alex Rodriguez ends up missing all of the 2013 season following hip surgery, it might end up being a fortunate development for him. That is, in terms of avoiding the media. Otherwise, the New York Yankees third baseman will likely be answering frequent questions about a report in the Miami New Times linking him to an "anti-aging" [...]

Who Would the Yankees Chase If Forced to Drop »

The New York Yankees have conducted business during this offseason under a mandate from principal owner Hal Steinbrenner. The team's payroll must be under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014.As ESPN's Jayson Stark explains, the Yankees have exceeded the luxury tax three times since the penalty was established in 2003. If the Yanks go [...]

Michael Morse Trade Is Not the Answer to Fill New York »

The good news for Adam LaRoche means bad news for Michael Morse.LaRoche agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the Washington Nationals (via Washington Post), with whom he had a career year last season. With 33 home runs and 100 RBI, LaRoche was the Nats' most valuable hitter as the team went on to win 98 games.However, the re-signing of [...]

Why Do the New York Yankees Refuse to Address an »

Trying to retool an aging roster while also attempting to compete for playoff spots and championships is one of the most difficult balancing acts in sports. That's where the New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman find themselves this winter.While star players like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton—both of whom could have helped [...]

Would Trading Curtis Granderson Open Up Josh Hamilton »

As long as Josh Hamilton is available on the free-agent market, some reporters, analysts and fans are going to attach him to the New York Yankees.It's just too good of a match. The Yankees need an outfielder. Hamilton is the best one out there. He's the sort of star player that George Steinbrenner would have lusted after when he was running the [...]

Did the Yankees Make a Mistake in Letting Russell »

Welcome to 2012, when the Pittsburgh Pirates outbid the New York Yankees for a free agent. Catcher Russell Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday (Nov. 29), leaving the Yanks without their starting catcher for the past two seasons. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that Martin signed with [...]

Is Brian Wilson or Joakim Soria the Better Soriano »

One reason the New York Yankees are not—and should not be—interested in re-signing reliever Rafael Soriano to the four-year, $60 million deal he's reportedly seeking is because there are plenty of bargains to be found on the free-agent market.Two former closers, in particular, are the sort of low-risk, high-reward proposition the [...]

Does Yankees’ Stephen Drew Chase Prove Derek »

Regarding Derek Jeter and his readiness for next season, what we may have here with the New York Yankees is a failure to communicate.General manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand that Jeter is expected to be ready for opening day. However, manager Joe Girardi said to the New York Post's Dan Martin that the Yankees [...]

Will $400-500 Million YES Network Sale Bring Back »

New York Yankees principal owner Hal Steinbrenner has publicly stated his intention to get the team's payroll under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014. He's all but declared it a mandate.“I’m looking at it as a goal, but my goals are normally considered a requirement,” Steinbrenner said to reporters, including The New [...]

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