Nothing is going to stop the Yankees now. Rumor around town is that Beltran will be getting $45 million for three years.
BREAKING: Source says Yankees and Carlos Beltran have agreed to a three-year deal. More details to come.
Robinson Cano is no longer a Yankee. After nine seasons with the Yankees, Cano compiled 204 home runs, a .304 career batting average, and 5 all-star appearances. Let’s not forget about that world series ring he acquired back in 2009. Now, he’s decided to take his talents to Seattle, where he can fall into “nobody cares what I do” land.
“#Mariners and Cano agree. $240 million/10 years. Physical next monday in Seattle”
Does this mean Cano is a goner?
Star free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is in serious talks with the Yankees and the sides appear to be close to reaching a seven-year deal. sources said.
“It could happen,” said someone familiar with the talks.
It is believed the deal would exceeed Carl Crawford’s $142-million, seven-year deal.
“Also, according source, even with McCann and possible Ellsbury, Cano still in play for Yanks.”
“Yankees deal with Ellsbury is seven years and $153 million.”
Posted in Breaking News, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Transactions, tagged $85 Million, Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann, Bronx, Catcher, Chris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli, Free Agent, Jorge Posada, New York, Option on November 23, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Sign on the dotted line! Brian McCann is headed to the Bronx for $85 million over 5 years. His contract will include a 6th year option, bringing the grand total to $100M if he so chooses.
Don’t worry Yankees fans. You’ll no longer have to worry about whether Chris Stewart or Francisco Cervelli will be starting behind the plate. McCann will be the first offensive force behind the dish since Posada left the team back in 2011.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Outlook, tagged Carsten Charles, CC Sabathia, Grade 2, Injury, Joe Girardi, Left Hamstring, New York Yankees, Regular Season on September 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The New York Yankees have said that CC Sabathia has a grade 2 left hamstring strain and won’t pitch again this season. Supposedly, CC injured it during his last start but pitched through it. One would have to guess that he kept the injury secret from management, because I doubt Girardi would have kept him out there if he had known. This puts the nail in the coffin for the Yankees season (that’s if you still thought they had a chance).
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Rumors, tagged Andy Pettitte, Breaking News, Core Four, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Retirement on September 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
have not confirmed 100 pct, but getting lot of buzz Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement this afternoon. Will keep u posted #Yankees
This isn’t shocking news, but Joel Sherman is now reporting that Pettitte will hang it up at the end of the season. If true, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte will all be gone. Leaving Derek Jeter as the last man standing of the Yankees Core Four. This is a sad day indeed.
can confirm pettitte will announce his retirement. likely by early this afternoon. #yankees
Update: 12:15PM ET:
The YES Network just released a statement by Andy Pettitte:
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged Baseball Fans Bid Adieu To the Great Mariano Rivera, Exit Sandman, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, SI Cover, Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci on September 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Mariano Rivera dons this weeks cover of Sports illustrated. This is Mo’s 4th time on the cover of SI. Tom Verducci has the cover story, “Exit Sandman: Baseball Fans Bid Adieu To the Great Mariano Rivera.” The issues hits newsstands today. Be sure to pick up your copy.
“Probably not since Koufax have we seen anyone leave the game with so much respect.” – Joe Torre
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Humor, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged Breaking News, Brian Cashman, Derek Jeter, Disabled List, DL, New York Yankees on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Rumors, tagged Alfonso Soriano, George A. King III, Joaquin Árias, New York Post, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers on July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Alfonso Soriano last played for the Yankees a decade ago. Prior to the 2004 season, the Yankees dealt Soriano and Joaquin Árias to the Texas Rangers for Alex Rodriguez. Now, with the Yankees struggling offense, the club is in desperate need of some pop in the lineup and are looking to bring our old friend back.
ARLINGTON — In dire need of a bat with thump and an indication the Yankees may believe that Alex Rodriguez isn’t going to play this season, the toothless Bombers are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, The Post has learned.
According to a person familiar with the talks, the Cubs will pay the bulk of what is left on Soriano’s contract. He makes $18 million this year and the same for next season.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Outlook, tagged Back Tightness, Injury, Kevin Youkilis, Lyle Overbay, Mark Feinsand, New York Yankees, NY Daily News on April 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Kevin Youkilis was removed from the game at the start of the sixth inning, and was replaced by Lyle Overbay at first base. According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, Youk left the game with tightness in his lower back. It doesn’t seem too serious, as he’s watching the game from the dugout in the bottom of the 8th inning. Stay tuned for updates.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Rumors, tagged Cleveland Indians, Designated Hitter, DH, Free Agent, New York Yankees, Pronk, Travis Hafner on January 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
According to The LoHud Yankees Blog, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Travis Hafner, also known as “Pronk.” From 2004-2007, Hafner was one of the most feared hitters in the game. Over that four-year span, he averaged 30+ HR’s and 100+ RBI’s. He can certainly add a bit of pop to this lineup, which will be especially useful without the likes of Alex Rodriguez (insert A-Rod joke here) in there. Fans may be weary of him because of his injury risk, but for the price they’re paying (said to be around the price of Ibanez’s one year contract at $1.1M)..he’s definitely worth the risk. I’m loving this move, and so should you.
“it could be announced later today or tomorrow. Sources have indicated that the deal is in place, just waiting for the contract language to be agreed upon. The Yankees plan to use Hafner as a platoon designated hitter, strictly playing against right-handers. No dollar figure has been confirmed, though it’s believed to be close to the one-year, $1.1 million given to Raul Ibanez around this time last winter.” (Chad Jennings)
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, tagged Alex Rodriguez, HGH, Miami New Times, New York Yankees, PEDs, performance-enhancing drugs on January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment »
The week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, Alex Rodriguez takes over the New York Sports scene, and not for reasons we’d have hoped for. Apparently, Alex has now been linked to taking performance enhancing drugs through a Miami clinic. His name supposedly appears 16 times throughout records reviewed by the Miami New Times.
This was the last thing the Yankees needed going into the new season. You might be asking yourself…can the Yankees void his contract? What are the chances that can happen? The consensus among New York media outlets is that it would be very difficult for that to occur. The story really isn’t shocking, but it leaves you scratching your head. He already admitted to using steroids from 2001-2003…did he not learn anything from that?
Records from an anti-aging clinic in Miami list the names of prominent baseball players — including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Gio Gonzalez — and detail performance-enhancing drugs administered to them and others, according to a report Tuesday by the Miami New Times.
The names were on records Miami New Times said were given to them by an employee who worked at Biogenesis of America before it closed last month. Miami New Times reported that the records show the firm sold performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids.
Anthony Bosch, the 49-year-old head of the clinic, was connected to Manny Ramirez when the former MLB star was suspended for 50 games for violating baseball’s drug policy in 2009. Bosch has never been charged by local or federal officials.
Miami New Times said it conducted a three-month investigation before releasing its 5,400-word story online on Tuesday.
Saturday, ESPN’s Outside The Lines reported that Major League Baseball was investigating multiple wellness clinics in South Florida, as well as individuals with potential ties to players. The report said that the area from Boca Raton to Miami is “ground zero” for performance-enhancing drugs still filtering into the game.
Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger who ended 2012 injured and on the bench during the playoffs, has admitted to using steroids from 2001-03, but he has said he has not used PEDs since. The New Times report said that Rodriguez’s name shows up 16 times in the records it reviewed. One record, which the newspaper reported was part of Bosch’s private notebooks, indicated Rodriguez paid Bosch $3,500 for “1.5/1.5 HGH (sports perf.), creams test., glut., MIC, supplement, sports perf. Diet.” HGH is banned by MLB.