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New York Yankees Make an Offer to 3rd Baseman Kevin »

The age of the New York Yankees and their thin minor league system may be creating some very strange bedfellows.According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, the New York Yankees have offered former Boston Red Sox star and Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis a one-year $12 million contract.As of this writing, Youkilis has not agreed [...]

New York Yankees Should Sign Stephen Drew as an »

Infielder Stephen Drew is testing the free agency waters.According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the New York Yankees are interested in the former Arizona Diamondback and Oakland Athletic.The 30-year-old shortstop might no longer be an solid offensive player. He might have missed a lot of time over the past few seasons due to ankle injuries. [...]

New York Yankees Might Soon Bear Little Resemblance to »

The New York Yankees season is over following their disastrous performance in the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. They never led for a single inning, were shut out in 36 out of 39 innings and saw the entire offense, with the exception of Ichiro Suzuki and Eduardo Núñez, collapse. They only scored a single run by a method other [...]

New York Yankees: Something Is Wrong with CC Sabathia »

The New York Yankees have lost the last four games that CC Sabathia has started. Of all the stats that can be broken down during the Yankees' slide, none illustrates why they have dropped 10 games in the standings more than that.The Yankees need to be able to hand the ball to Sabathia and get a win. Instead, Sabathia has not shut down the [...]

New York Yankees Are Feeling the Effect of Losing »

The image of Mariano Rivera shagging fly balls in Kansas City must come to New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi in nightmares constantly. On May 3 of this season, Rivera put his marvelous career on the line when he tore his ACL during batting practice at Kauffman Stadium.Since then, Girardi has had to endure waters uncharted for the Yankees, at [...]

New York Yankees Can Not Lose Many CC Sabathia Starts »

The Yankees and their fans desperately want their team to avoid the fate that befell on the 2007 New York Mets and the 2011 Boston Red Sox: They do not want to squander a huge late lead and fall short of the playoffs, especially one with an additional team.In order to avoid that ignominious fate which could destroy a manager's career (just ask [...]

Derek Lowe Is the Latest Member of the 2004 Red Sox to »

According to ESPN New York, the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with right-hander Derek Lowe. With ace CC Sabathia heading for the disabled list, the Yankees need some depth for the rest of August. They will now hand the ball to a pitcher who could not keep his job in Cleveland.At age 39, Lowe is having his second straight season with an [...]

Joe Girardi Should Win the American League Manager of »

The voting criteria for Manager of the Year appears to go along these lines: "What team had the most surprising season? Who managed that team? Give that manager the award."From Bud Black and Kirk Gibson to Eric Wedge and Joe Maddon, small-revenue teams that have seasons as surprise contenders have the prime position for the award.Evidently, this [...]

Ichiro to New York Yankees: Does the Trade Make Sense? »

Every once in a while a trade comes around that simply blindsides everyone. Ichiro Suzuki being dealt from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees is one such trade (via ESPN).On the one hand, the trade does make sense for both sides. Ichiro's contract ends at the end of this season, and instead of letting him walk or offering arbitration, [...]

Yankees Could Have Already Ended Their Big Spending »

There are a few things that people can be 100 percent sure of in the world. The sun will rise. The sun will set. The summer will have too many movies based on comic book heroes. Another certainty is that if a baseball player’s contract is ending, they will go to the highest bidder who will inevitably be the Yankees. Even people who do not [...]

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