Source says Yankees have no intention of giving Omar Infante 4-year deal. After losing out on Beltran, Royals may be favorites for Infante.
It looks unlikely Raul Ibanez will be back in Seattle. Considering offers from multiple contenders. Among teams linked w/ him: Bal, Atl, NYY
ESPN New York "The Yankees have joined the Mets among the total of eight teams that have expressed interest in Johan Santana for 2014, sources have told ESPN New York. The talks with all the teams are in the preliminary stages. Santana, 34, has not pitched in two of the past three seasons because of..." December 11
New York Daily News "Joe Torre will be part of next summer’s Hall of Fame class, but the former Yankees manager has another ceremony to look forward to at some point in the future. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the Yankees plan to retire Torre’s No. 6 at some point, noting that the organization..." December 11
Hardball Talk "At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and..." December 11
#rays are casting wide net in search for 1B types. another free agent who interests them is power bat mark reynolds.
The #Yankees would love to grab two relievers and have had lots of internal discussions about Joaquin Benoit
Cashman called Youkilis's agent to gauge interest in returning to Yankees. Youkilis appreciated call, but wants to play near home in Cali.
Pinstripe Alley "According to Erik Boland and Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young to help out the team's current question marks at second and third base. Young, who turned 37 in October, managed to hit .279/.335/.395 with a 102 wRC+ in 565 combined plate appearances..." December 10
Diamondbacks have offered Joba Chamberlain a one-year deal worth close to $3 million.
CBSSports.com "The Eric Chavez market is heating up, with at least seven teams in on the free-agent third baseman at the moment. The Rangers, Rays, Pirates, Braves, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Yankees all have checked in with interest, though the Yankees' signing of Kelly Johnson might diminish the chances of..." December 10
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
New York Times "During a triumphant visit by Nelson Mandela to New York in June 1990, shortly after he had been released from a South African prison, one of his most memorable stops was a rally and concert at Yankee Stadium, where he put on a team cap and jacket and proclaimed, “I am a Yankee.” To..." December 09
New York Post "The Yankees know what they lost when Robinson Cano took the Mariners’ $240 million and bolted The Bronx for Seattle. Cano is a premier hitter who plays Gold Glove defense at second base and has a left-handed swing made for Yankee Stadium’s right-field porch. Now, as Yankees general manager..." December 09
#Yankees have talked to Brian Roberts agent. Could just be kicking the ol' tires. I hear they need a second baseman.
Hardball Talk "Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s..." December 09
MLB.com "The Nationals' top priority during the Winter Meetings is to improve their bullpen from the left side. They continue to have interest in several lefties -- Oliver Perez, J.P. Howell, Boone Logan and Scott Downs, according to a baseball source. All four lefties were successful in getting lefty..." December 09
SB Nation "Free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several major league clubs including the Yankees, Rockies and Braves, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman reports that Ibanez is expected to sign at the Winter Meetings, which start on Monday. The 41-year old..." December 08
New York Post "The Yankees already have given their outfield a significant makeover, and they may not be done yet. Now that Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to deals to come to The Bronx, Brett Gardner has drawn interest from other teams looking to pry him away from the Yankees. With..." December 08
ESPN Boston "David Ortiz says he thinks his Boston Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival New York Yankees. Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost "the face" of the team when they..." December 07
Hardball Talk "Now that second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly accepted a 10-year, $240 million contract to leave the Yankees for the Mariners, we can open the floodgates on some anonymously-sourced bad-mouthing. We have our first such story from the Cano side of things, courtesy of George A. King III of..." December 07
CBSSports.com "Reds All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips was rumored to be on the trading block through much of the early offseason. One of those rumors connected Phillips with the Yankees -- likely as a Plan B to possibly losing Robinson Cano to free agency. Well, at Redsfest Saturday, general manager..." December 07
SB Nation "Gardner is expendable as he appears to now be without a starting spot in the Yankees lineup. After two big outfield signings in the last week, the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner for a starting pitcher, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year..." December 07
in case anyone wonders, yanks have no interest in uggla (who's getting married today -- congrats). infante a top target tho
MLB.com "The Yankees have reportedly finalized an agreement with starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, securing him with a one-year contract and his same bonus package as the 2013 season. According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, Kuroda will sign a one-year, $16 million deal with a $250,000 bonus for..." December 07
Source: Cubs and Royals are among the suitors for Joba Chamberlain. Doesn't sound like anything is imminent with either, however.
CBSSports.com "Two offseasons ago, the Cardinals turned to Carlos Beltran after Albert Pujols left as a free agent. Beltran put up a 128 OPS+ during his two years in St. Louis while Pujols has managed a 130 OPS+ with the Angels, though he has battled numerous injuries. The plan worked out well for the..." December 07
Jacoby Ellsbury has passed his physical. He's a Yankee.
New York Post "Brian McCann was welcomed to The Bronx Thursday and Jacoby Ellsbury is up next. The Yankees are engaged with Robinson Cano and Shin-Soo Choo. Yet, the elephant in the room — starting pitching — isn’t being ignored, because after CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova there are three rotation spots..." December 06
New York Daily News "The Yankees struck quickly after losing Robinson Cano to the Mariners Friday, agreeing to a three-year, $45 million deal with outfielder Carlos Beltran, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal. Beltran, who will be 37 in April, figures to be the Yankees’ regular right..." December 06
#Mets have a 4-yr agreement with Curtis Granderson, the Post has learned
CBSSports.com "The Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240MM deal with superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, CBSSports.com confirms. Early on Friday, there were reports (including here) of a snag in negotiations, but sources suggest that was overblown or just not correct, as the sides worked through a deal..." December 06
New York Post "The Mets are in no hurry to bid against themselves for Curtis Granderson’s services. With it unclear if there is another team willing to offer the free-agent outfielder three years, never mind four, the Mets were holding steady in negotiations on Thursday. On the table for Granderson was a..." December 06
New York Daily News "The Mariners’ efforts to lure Robinson Cano to Seattle as the latest $200 million player have apparently ended. According to two sources briefed on the negotiations, talks between the Mariners – the free agent second baseman’s lone stalking horse — and Cano’s camp — led by rapper-turned super..." December 06
Source with knowledge of the Mariners planning said they are going to offer Cano 9 years/$225 million
ESPN.com "Negotiations between second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners rallied to another level Thursday when the ballplayer took a private flight from New York to Seattle to talk personally with the club in the American League, a source told ESPNdeportes.com. Could not determine the degree..." December 05
Newsday "After three years of financial austerity under the watch of general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets moved closer Wednesday to making a major free-agent splash of their own. Negotiations with outfielder Curtis Granderson have heated up, according to sources, with the Mets expressing some..." December 05
I don't really see it happening, but I was told last night Yanks were still in on Choo.
Kelly Johnson's deal with the Yankees may ultimately be worth between $3 million and $4 million, source says. @FOXSports1
Source: #Mets “moving forward” on Granderson, have cooled on Nelson Cruz.
New York Post "The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source. “The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday. The Yankees want Cano to return to The Bronx, but they are not..." December 04
kelly johnson and yankees are in agreement. deal is pending physical. believed to be about $3M.
NESN "After spending his entire Major League career with the Boston Red Sox, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reportedly signed a seven-year deal to join the rival New York Yankees. Ellsbury is the first high-profile Red Sox player to join the other side of baseball’s most storied rivalry..." December 04
ESPN New York "With Jacoby Ellsbury on the way in, it may seem that Robinson Cano is closer to the way out, but that is not how the Yankees see it. Sources have told ESPN New York the Yankees still plan to keep their ultimate offer to Cano in the seven-year, $175 million range. That is unchanged from before..." December 04
ESPN New York "Well, the speculation machine got started quickly. With Jacoby Ellsbury on board, it seemed like the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner. "Absolutely not," a source told Wallace Matthews. "The whole idea is to put the two of them at the top of the lineup. The would be an electric..." December 04
ESPN New York "Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson's representatives intensified late Tuesday, and a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com the organization is negotiating to land the free-agent outfielder on a three-year deal. A second source said late Tuesday night that..." December 04