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Monday November 24th 2014

New York Yankees’ Guide to the 2014-15 Free-Agent Pitching Market

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has some tinkering to do. While much of his focus should be spent on an offense that mustered just 3.9 runs per game in 2014, the newly re-signed GM must also spend some time upgrading a rotation that has been susceptible to injury in recent memory. CC Sabathia is a perennial threat to spend significant time on the shelf. Masahiro Tanaka is a huge injury risk with an elbow that threatened to need Tommy John surgery last season. Ivan Nova is coming back from said ...

3 Impact Prospects That Could Make the Yankees’ 2015 Roster

The New York Yankees have notably had a lack of farm system depth and talent over the past few years, but there are a few prospects who could potentially make an impact on the 2015 big league roster. At 29.6 years of age, the Bombers were the second-oldest team in baseball behind the World Series-bound San Francisco Giants in 2014, according to ESPN. With aging and injury-prone veterans, the team is looking to get younger after missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year. With holes in the lineup and a lack ...

3 Reasons Pablo Sandoval Would Be a Poor Fit for the New York Yankees

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be one of the most sought-after free agents when he hits the open market this winter. At the very least, "Kung Fu Panda" will headline this year's class of available third basemen. His free-agent profile is an interesting one. At 28 years of age, Sandoval is still in what would be considered the prime of his career. The thing is, his numbers the past few seasons have not reflected that. His OPS has declined over the past four seasons and he has not hit ...

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly May Play 1st Base for Yankees in 2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to make his return to the New York Yankees in 2015, but he may be spending some time on the opposite side of the diamond. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, A-Rod and Bronx Bombers manager Joe Girardi have discussed Rodriguez potentially playing some first base next season. The three-time American League MVP missed the entire 2014 campaign after being suspended for his involvement in a Biogenesis scandal. He will be 39 years of age when the 2015 campaign commences, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman ...

New Contract Extension Is Brian Cashman’s Last Chance to Rebuild Yankees

This could very well be Brian Cashman's last chance. The New York Yankees general manager has been in place since the 1998 season, presiding over a long run of success with the club that decided on Friday to grant him a three-year extension, as Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. The deal, which runs through 2017, isn't exactly a surprise, given the 47-year-old Cashman's history with the franchise and the Steinbrenner family. Those four World Series titles and 12 AL East crowns certainly help, too. But it does come at a ...

Brian Cashman, Yankees Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The New York Yankees have ended any potential drama with general manager Brian Cashman by reportedly agreeing to a contract extension.  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Cashman's new deal with the Yankees is for three years: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman also reported another Yankees transaction today: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has another Yankees staff move as well: The Yankees are coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued 2014 season in which the team won just 84 games. This is the first time since 1993-94 (when there was no postseason) ...

‘Professional’ Robbers Steal Memorabilia from Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey

Police are still attempting to tally all the stolen memorabilia taken in a recent burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey. The New York Daily News reports that police believe a team of “professional” robbers broke into the building Tuesday night and made off with a number of “priceless” baseball keepsakes housed within the facilities.  Authorities report that the thieves made their way into the museum through Yogi Berra Stadium, which connects to the exhibit and is used by the minor league New Jersey Jackals baseball team. It’s ...

The Rock Surprises Crowd at WWE Raw, Starts ‘Derek Jeter’ Chant

The Rock swung into WWE Raw on Monday night, helping salvage an otherwise strange and regrettable parade of dinosaur costumes and wine bottles. Seeing as it was a wrestling exhibition in Brooklyn, The Rock arrived at the Barclays Center and asked fans to indulge him in an homage to retiring New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. FoxSports.com's Jimmy Traina uploaded footage of the chant on Instagram. "Show respect to The Captain and say, 'Derek Jeter!'" the sometimes professional wrestler yelled. Fans obliged—because you can never have too much “RE2PECT” at a wrestling match. The ...

Derek Jeter: Deconstructing the Myth of the Yankee Captain

There is fact, and there is legend. There is Derek Jeter the ballplayer, and there is Derek Jeter the myth, and the myth—reflected in the outpouring of adulation and parade of retirement gifts normally reserved for the titans of the game—has outgrown the man. How did this happen? How did Derek Jeter, who never even won an AL MVP award, become this generation’s Joe DiMaggio? There’s no denying Madison Avenue’s role. The ubiquitous Nike RE2PECT ads, the schmaltzy black-and-white Gatorade commercials featuring an everyman Jeter glad-handing his way through the South Bronx ...

Where Should New York Yankees Turn to Replace Derek Jeter at Shortstop in 2015?

Derek Jeter's career is over, and for the first time in 20 years, the New York Yankees must think about replacing their captain. The void Jeter will leave in the locker room and off the field cannot be filled. He meant something special to the city of New York and to the game of baseball, and the legacy he leaves behind is one that can't be duplicated or replaced. His on-field production, however, is a different story. Jeter ceased being a productive major leaguer after the 2012 season, and even his staunchest ...
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