Lost in all the respect and hoopla surrounding Derek Jeter’s last season as part of the New York Yankees is the fact that the squad is still very much in the race for an American League playoff spot.
Entering play Monday, the Bronx Bombers were four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East and battling with the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals for wild-card positioning.
Perhaps a significant move or two at the trade deadline could push the Yankees over the top?
With that in mind, ...
You can bet on the New York Yankees being active at the 2014 MLB non-waiver trade deadline.
General manager Brian Cashman has already made three successful moves. Chase Headley and Brandon McCarthy have been very good as members of the Bombers, while Chris Capuano's first start in pinstripes was encouraging.
None of these moves represent the big acquisitions we've become accustomed to, however. Does Cashman have something bigger up his sleeve? That's uncertain for now, but we'll know for sure by 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Below are the latest rumors surrounding the Yankees.
After the New York Yankees lost Masahiro Tanaka, the fourth of five Opening Day starters to go down in 2014, you may not have expected them in the last week of July to be kissing the ground and thanking the baseball gods for their pitching.
The largest irony: The area in which they appear to be the most crippled to the naked eye is the same one where you'll find their biggest crutch—hell, their biggest strength.
The Bombers lost their Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 arms in CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, ...
The 2014 MLB trade deadline is right around the corner. Some teams are putting together rosters to propel them into the postseason, while others are selling talent to stock up on prospects.
The New York Yankees are known to have very deep pockets and will do what it takes to win at any cost. Whom do you think the Yankees should add to help them climb their way to the top of the AL East?
Find out as Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal breaks down the latest news as the ...
Brian Cashman has been a busy man these past few weeks.
First, he acquired Brandon McCarthy in a low-risk deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander has been strong in the New York Yankees rotation, sporting a 1.45 ERA and 1.179 WHIP in three starts.
Chase Headley was the next outsider to join the Bombers and made his presence felt early. In his first game with the team, the third baseman hit a walk-off single against the Texas Rangers. He has three hits in 10 at-bats so far in his Yankees career.
With a two-bagger in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees passed Lou Gehrig to take sole possession of the all-time franchise record for doubles, per MLB Stat of the Day.
Jeter recorded the milestone hit against Rangers reliever Neal Cotts with one out in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. Following an intentional walk of Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Cotts got out of the jam by coaxing designated hitter Carlos Beltran to hit into a double play.
The Yankees would ...
A year or two ago, Chase Headley would have fetched a king’s ransom in a trade. That was not the case on Tuesday.
The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres agreed to send the third baseman to the Bronx, according to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:
The Yankees will also receive $1 million in cash considerations from the Pads. They will ship third baseman Yangervis Solarte and Single-A pitching prospect Rafael De Paula out to California in return.
Upon learning of the trade, Headley thanked the Pads while expressing ...
Despite an injury-plagued first half of the season for the New York Yankees, the team is still very much in the American League East race, and it appears they will be buyers at this season's trade deadline.
The team pulled the trigger on a trade for San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley on Tuesday afternoon, sealing the first of what could be a number of upcoming deals.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news, with the terms of the trade coming shortly thereafter:
The two players going ...
Last Thursday, as part of its Real.Big.Summer program, Pepsi brought a four-story-high, world-record claw machine with larger-than-life prizes to Jenkinson's Boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. The event included a special appearance by Yankees All-Star pitcher Dellin Betances.
Bleacher Report's Yankees featured columnist Peter F. Richman spoke with Betances about what it means to hold a prominent role for his hometown, childhood team and let us in on the most important wisdom he received from David Wells and Mariano Rivera long before his rapid ascension in 2014 commenced.
Peter F. Richman (PFR): First ...
Back on June 12, I wrote a piece breaking down the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the New York Yankees' top 10 prospects. Now, over a month later, it seems as if a new set of rankings is in order as I determine whether the stock of some of the Yankees' top prospects has dropped or risen.
While the Yankees' website is a bit conservative to drop some of their farm hands in their rankings, I will not be so generous. A batting average just above the Mendoza Line means Mason ...