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CC Sabathia Free Agent Rumors: 10 Teams That Will Be »

CC Sabathia is not ready to say so yet, but the New York Yankees ace will most likely opt out of his contract at season's end. Sabathia signed for seven years prior to 2009, but stands to gain at least $10 million by forgoing the final four years of that contract and hitting the open market in November.The Boston Red Sox will be one interested [...]

MLB Call-Ups: 8 Players Guaranteed to Impress in Their »

Jesus Montero is a New York Yankee. Despite going 0-for-4 in his big-league debut, Montero is finally getting his chance, and Yankees fans have reason to be excited.But how will Montero fare in his first month on the job, as New York cruises toward the playoffs? How quickly can he adjust to big-league pitching and actualize some of his tremendous [...]

Jesus Montero Called Up: 6 Reasons He Will Make the »

Jesus Montero is on his way to the New York Yankees, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Montero, 21, has been big-league ready for months now, but the Yankees had reason (given their depth and his early-season struggles) to withhold this promotion until the September 1 roster expansion.Now that the expansion has happened, though, it's [...]

MLB Power Rankings: 25 Craziest Mascots Throughout the »

The first thing to know about minor-league baseball is this: it's not about baseball. Sure, the leagues are training grounds for an organization's future assets, but the decisions that determine success from the player development perspective are made exclusively by big-league front offices.A minor-league GM is a savvy businessman, not a baseball [...]

Derek Jeter and the 11 Greatest Acting Jobs in MLB »

For as long as stock-car racing has existed, its unofficial motto has been: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. Drivers and pit crews get caught seemingly every other week in the act of some rule-bending. It actually makes the sport more engrossing.But it lacks a certain art. Eliminating a quarter-inch of drag may help you win, but it's not [...]

MLB Power Rankings: All 30 Teams’ Best Home »

Frank Abagnale Sr.: You know why the Yankees always win, Frank? Frank Abagnale, Jr.: 'Cause they have Mickey Mantle? Frank Abagnale Sr.: No, it's 'cause the other teams can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes. It may not be true, but for years, fans and broadcasters have talked about the Yankee mystique. Walking onto a baseball diamond is a [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Weighing 5 Options at Pitcher for »

The New York Yankees are in trouble, no denying that. The Boston Red Sox have flown past them this winter, and the Yankees' inability to lure free-agent ace Cliff Lee with a colossal seven-year contract offer leave them hurting badly for starting pitching.Zack Greinke, the second-best available pitcher and current ace of the Kansas City Royals, [...]

Cliff Lee Signs With Philadelphia Phillies: The New »

George Steinbrenner was more than a mere baseball mogul. For better or worse, his time at the top of the New York Yankees ladder changed the game forever. During the latter years of the Steinbrenner era, as the landscape became the free market free-for-all Steinbrenner so encouraged during the first two decades of free agency, the Yankees became a [...]

Cliff Lee: Will New York Yankees Snag Free Agent at »

Cliff Lee is, as expected, the most coveted free agent as the MLB Winter Meetings open this week in Florida. Despite the Boston Red Sox' acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez and the mega-deal between Jayson Werth and the Nationals, Lee remains at the forefront of the rumor mill as proceedings begin.Lee and agent Derek Braunecker have begun visiting with [...]

Power Ranking George Steinbrenner and the 25 Greatest »

The Baseball Hall of Fame's Veteran's Committee will vote on Dec. 5 to select any players, executives or other baseball personnel who have contributed sufficiently to the game since 1973 to merit induction. As it happens, 1973 was the year George Steinbrenner bought the New York Yankees. Though Steinbrenner died in July, his son Hal remains [...]

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