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New York Yankees Acquire Extra Infield Help with Trade »

The New York Yankees acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls right before the trade deadline on Tuesday, according to Joel Sherman.While the Bombers already have Eric Chavez to fill in at third base for the injured Alex Rodriguez, McGehee adds some extra depth to the bench and can also be [...]

Ichiro Suzuki Trade Fills Void for New York Yankees »

The New York Yankees have the best record in baseball and now they have a future first-ballot Hall of Famer in their outfield.The Bombers acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners on Monday in a deal that also sent cash to the Yanks and right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to Seattle.At 38 years old, Ichiro is certainly not the [...]

Yankees-Mets Series Preview: CC Sabathia-R.A. Dickey »

In this year's first Subway Series two weeks ago, the Yankees capped their sweep of the Mets with a walk-off homer by Russell Martin.This time around, the series will end with a highly anticipated pitching matchup between CC Sabathia and R.A. Dickey.Let's take a look at matchups in all three games of this weekend's set at Citi Field. Friday, [...]

Mariano Rivera’s Injury Is Not as Big of a Deal »

Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging fly balls during batting practice on Thursday night in Kansas City, and while the loss of the Yankees' top relief pitcher will certainly be felt over the remainder of this season, it will not be as catastrophic as many think.This is primarily because all closers, even Mariano Rivera, are overrated.I realize [...]

Yankees Reportedly Deal A.J. Burnett to Pirates for »

A.J. Burnett's much-maligned tenure with the Yankees appears to be over.MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reports that New York and Pittsburgh have come to terms on a trade that must be approved by the Commissioner's Office because of the amount of money involved.The Pirates will reportedly pick up $13 million of the remaining $33 million on Burnett's [...]

New York Yankees Set to Acquire Kuroda, Pineda and »

The New York Yankees' quiet winter came to an end in a loud way on Friday night, when they traded power-hitting catcher Jesus Montero along with Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for top pitching prospect Michael Pineda and Minor League hurler Jose Campos (via MLB.com)Just about an hour later, news broke that New York's rotation would be [...]

Jorge Posada Retirement: Where Does He Rank Among »

The New York Yankees have had their share of outstanding catchers over the past century, so where does Jorge Posada rank on that list?With the 40-year-old veteran reportedly set to announce his retirement in the next few weeks, let's count down the top 10 backstops in the storied history of this franchise...Begin Slideshow

New York Yankees Once Again Quiet at Winter Meetings »

Last year, the New York Yankees missed out on signing Cliff Lee and wound up with a rag-tag rotation that included Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon.While those starting pitchers overachieved in the regular season, the second-rate crew couldn't carry the Bombers past the first round of the playoffs.Entering this offseason, the Yanks again [...]

New York Yankees 2011 Season: Pitcher Grades »

After missing out on Cliff Lee this past offseason, the Yankees entered 2011 with a bunch of question marks in their rotation.Could A.J. Burnett bounce back from the worst season of his career? Would Phil Hughes be able to live up to expectations after his 2010 record was overinflated thanks to a ridiculous amount of run support? How much would [...]

New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays Series Preview: How »

With a little more than a week left in the regular season, the New York Yankees have little to worry about. Unlike last year, they are a comfortable five games up on the Boston Red Sox for the American League East lead and are even 3.5 up on the Detroit Tigers for the best record in the AL.Despite the fact that the Bombers' final 10 games come [...]

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