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Final Report Card Grades for NY Yankees Prospects at »

The New York Yankees enter the winter months searching for answers at the major league level after missing the postseason for the second straight year. But the picture, and potentially the future, is much brighter in the farm system after several prospects excelled in the Arizona Fall League this past month. Eight Yankees minor leaguers [...]

Bargain Free Agents New York Yankees Should Keep on »

For the New York Yankees, rediscovering their identity as perennial postseason contenders may come down to stripping their identity as enormous offseason spenders.  Plates have already begun shifting around Major League Baseball this week, with the general manager meetings underway through Thursday and the heated winter meetings looming just [...]

Unexpected Trades New York Yankees Could Pull off This »

The hot stove started warming up with Tuesday's opening of the free-agency period. A year ago, the New York Yankees shopped early and often, stockpiling marquee signings Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka—by the end of the winter, they'd spent around $500 million. But after getting burnt by a failed 2014 [...]

New York Yankees’ 8 Most Tradable Assets for the »

With the disappointing 2014 season behind them, the New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman are now a mere day from the start of the Major League Baseball offseason. Though it's fairly doubtful the Bombers will embark on another half-billion dollar shopping spree, they'll most certainly exhaust any options to snap their playoff drought [...]

How New York Yankees Should Handle Each of Their »

After missing the postseason in 2013, the New York Yankees set out to accomplish two goals in 2014: play October baseball and stay under the luxury-tax threshold. But prior to the season, New York brass doled out $500 million in marquee signings—exceeding the threshold—and the Bombers concluded a wholly unremarkable 84-78 campaign [...]

Ranking Derek Jeter’s 2014 Farewell Tour Gifts »

It's possible this Derek Jeter retirement tour got a little out of hand somewhere between a kayak, an all-expenses-paid trip to something called the "Castle of the Rockies" and a salute from astronauts in space. To paraphrase Robin Ventura, Jeter wasn't given six months to live prior to the season, so the gifts upon gifts can understandably [...]

New York Yankees’ 2014 Minor League Awards »

Only a dozen games separate the New York Yankees from the culmination of a disappointing 2014 season. They remained in the wild-card hunt into the month of September, but at six games back of the second spot as of Wednesday morning, they've simply run out of rope and reinforcements. When it comes to criticism and blame for the current state of the [...]

New York Yankees 2014 All-Prospect Team »

The New York Yankees have, of late, shown more signs of taking themselves out of the pressure-cooker of the American League wild-card race than of sneaking toward its forefront. Going just 4-6 in their last 10 and losing their last two, the Bombers' final 20 games may not be enough to close the 5.5-game gap of the second slot. A case of "one step [...]

New York Yankees: Full Scouting Report on Each »

Five games back of the second wild card with 26 games remaining, the New York Yankees (70-66) need all the help they can get—especially after going 3-4 on the most recent road trip. On Labor Day, MLB roster sizes expanded to 40, granting playoff-hunting teams the ability to add reinforcements down the stretch and others the opportunity [...]

Michael Pineda’s Comeback Is Shot in the Arm »

Twelve up, 12 down.  Four innings into Michael Pineda's start on Wednesday night in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, it was clear the New York Yankees had found yet another vaccine in the area where they've needed it the least in their quest for October baseball. The 6'7”, 265-pounder was writing poetry for the story of his [...]

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