Yankees Rumors & News

  • Angels Held Talks With C.C. Sabathia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have spoken to free agent hurler C.C. Sabathia, George A. King III of the New York Post reports (Twitter link). The Halos made one big rotation addition earlier this week by landing Shohei Ohtani, but Sabathia would bring more veteran stability to a pitching staff that is full of..." December 11

  • Yankees still have money to spend even after the mega Stanton trade

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, after Giancarlo Stanton invoked his no-trade clause to block deals to the Giants and Cardinals, the New York Yankees swooped in to acquire the reigning NL MVP and Marlins star at what can charitably be described as a bargain price. Starlin Castro and second tier prospects Jorge Guzman..." December 10

  • Yankees to officially announce Stanton trade on Monday

    Sportsnaut "The MLB Winter Meetings will get off to a rip-roaring start in Orlando on Monday with the New York Yankees set to officially announce the acquisition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. This has long been expected. On Saturday, reports noted that the Yankees had indeed..." December 10

  • Harper’s agent has good news for Yanks fans

    New York Post "Scott Boras refuses to rule out the Yankees as a future destination of Bryce Harper. Or, at least, the super-agent is appealing to Hal Steinbrenner’s finer tastes. With the Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton spurring widespread speculation the Yankees appear far less likely of an..." December 10

  • It’s killing Derek Jeter that he might be helping the Yankees

    New York Post "Here in New York, we know better. Derek Jeter as a double agent, working to help his old team? That would make as much sense as suggesting the former Yankees captain would use Alex Rodriguez as his “Phone a friend” were he to ever appear on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” You can bet a..." December 10

  • Yankees 'weighing trades' for Ellsbury, Headley

    New York Post "Since losing Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, the Yankees have replaced Joe Girardi with Aaron Boone, had Shohei Ohtani spurn them and added reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to a lineup that led the majors in home runs this past season. So, what’s left for general manager Brian Cashman to do..." December 10

  • Yankees, Marlins Reach Deal For Stanton; Still Awaiting His Approval

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Marlins have a deal for Giancarlo Stanton, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is still subject to Stanton’s approval, as the slugger has full no-trade rights. " December 09

  • Report: Yankees taking on upwards of $260 million to complete Stanton deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at..." December 09

  • Marlins to receive Jorge Guzman, Jose Devers in trade for Giancarlo Stanton

    Hardball Talk "While the Yankees aren’t expected to finalize their acquisition of Marlins’ outfielder Giancarlo Stanton until later this weekend, the terms of the deal have been reported. The Marlins will receive veteran outfielder Starlin Castro, minor league right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers..." December 09

  • Dodgers not expected to make last-ditch effort for Giancarlo Stanton

    Yardbarker "Giancarlo Stanton appears headed to the New York Yankees as no other potential suitors threaten a last-minute hijack of the currently agreed deal. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Saturday that Stanton was expected to formally approve a deal sending him to New York, and the likely main threat..." December 09

  • Derek Jeter conspiracy theories are flooding Twitter

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is being treated like a hero or saboteur, depending where you are looking on Twitter. The former Yankees captain is orchestrating a deal to send Giancarlo Stanton to his former team in his first major move — apologies, Dee Gordon — since becoming part-owner of the Marlins. Some..." December 09

  • Marcus Stroman ‘can’t wait’ to face Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Stroman is not one to back down from a challenge and that includes perhaps the premier power hitter in baseball today. On Saturay, many around the baseball world woke up to news the Yankees and Marlins had reportedly agreed on a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. The..." December 09

  • Yankees score huge catch acquiring Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Daily News "It was too good to pass up. The Yankees have taken advantage of a desperate Derek Jeter-led Marlins franchise, acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The two teams have a deal in place, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted Saturday. The deal bolsters an already formidable lineup, with..." December 09

  • The Yankees are “kicking the tires” on Stanton, but don’t hold your breath Yankees, fans

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of last night’s report that Giancarlo Stanton is unwilling to waive his no-trade clause for the Cardinals and Giants, but would do so for the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs or Astros, a new round of trade speculation and rumors has begun. First up, assessing the intent of the Yankees, who..." December 08

  • Yankees, GM Brian Cashman finalizing five-year, $25 million extension

    USA Today "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's grip on the club's baseball operations is growing even firmer, as he and the club are finalizing a five-year, $25 million contract extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on..." December 08

  • Report: Stanton Narrows List Of Trade Candidates, Crosses Off Giants And Cardinals

    Deadspin "Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly narrowed the list of places he’d accept a trade, and the two biggest frontrunners have been left off. Per reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Stanton is now focusing on the Dodgers and Yankees—and not the Giants or Cardinals. Craig Mish of SiriusXM..." December 08

  • Aaron Boone already working on relationship with Gary Sanchez

    New York Post "One of Aaron Boone’s first priorities once he was told he got the job as Yankees manager was to contact some of his new players. “I’ve reached out to a lot already,’’ Boone said at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. “I’ve texted with a lot of them. I’ve spoken with a handful. Obviously, I know some..." December 07

  • Who would be a good fit next to Aaron Boone as bench coach?

    SNY TV "During Aaron Boone's introductory press conference Wednesday, he recognized that he would have a learning curve as the Yankees manager. As such, Boone intimated that he would be able to lean on his coaching staff in an effort to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. While Boone and..." December 07

  • What Aaron Boone wants from his right-hand man

    New York Post "Listening to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and new manager Aaron Boone discuss what they are looking for in a bench coach, it’s not necessary the choice has to be an old head who has seen everything. “I just hired a manager without actual managing experience. I do take great comfort in..." December 07

  • Yankees would be wise to acquire Kyle Schwarber to fill DH role after missing out on Shohei Otani

    New York Daily News "The Yankees wanted Shohei Otani mostly for his pitching, but they were also willing to let him hit as a DH when he wasn’t on the mound, so his refusal to consider playing in the Bronx raises the question of who will get those at-bats. GM Brian Cashman could plan on dividing them up among his..." December 06

  • Yankees turn attention toward filling out Boone’s coaching staff

    New York Post "Carlos Mendoza and Reggie Willits are under consideration to join new manager Aaron Boone’s coaching staff. Mendoza, 38, recently completed his fifth year as the Yankees’ minor league infield field coordinator and could be Joe Espada’s replacement as the third-base coach. The former Yankees..." December 06

  • With manager and Otani situations resolved, Yankees are free to move forward with offseason plans

    New York Daily News "With Aaron Boone officially named on Monday as the new manager, confirming the Daily News report on Friday, and Shohei Otani no longer a consideration, the Yankees can move forward now in planning for next season, which mostly means looking at ways to add pitching. On Monday Brian Cashman said..." December 05

  • Yankees give their Aaron Boone reasoning, now that it’s official

    New York Post "Aaron Boone is officially the Yankees manager. The team made the announcement on Monday, with Boone signing a three-year deal that includes a team option for 2021. He will be introduced at a press conference at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. Boone replaces Joe Girardi, whose contract was not..." December 04

  • Yankees, CC Sabathia Have Been In Contact

    Real GM Baseball "The New York Yankees were recently in contact with CC Sabathia about a potential return to the club. Sabathia said after the season that he hoped to return to the Yankees." December 04

  • Shohei Ohtani Rumors: Yankees out on Free Agent, Giants and Mariners Finalists

    Bleacher Report "Shohei Ohtani has no shortage of suitors as he prepares for his MLB arrival, but the New York Yankees are apparently out of the race to land the Japanese star. According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Ohtani's representatives informed the Yankees front office the franchise won't be afforded the..." December 03

  • Yankees to retain pitching coach Larry Rothschild

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees are on the prowl for a manager after cutting ties with Joe Girardi following the 2017 season. So while names aplenty — including former Yankees Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran — have been rumored to take the job, at least one coaching position won’t need a..." December 01

  • Yankees name Aaron Boone their new manager

    New York Daily News "Aaron Bleepin' Boone it is. The Yankees have chosen Boone to replace Joe Girardi as manager, the News has learned. Boone, who catapulted the Bombers to the World Series in 2003 with his iconic walk-off homer in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Red Sox, is said to have been the pick due to his..." December 01

  • Why Yankees will likely name Hensley Meulens or Aaron Boone manager next week

    New York Daily News "It looks like any day now we are finally going to learn who, among the six candidates interviewed for the Yankee managerial job, was the one who most blew the socks off Brian Cashman. After practicing his rappelling from the Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn. for the annual Lights and..." December 01

  • Brian Cashman aggressively begins recruiting Shohei Ohtani

    New York Post "Brian Cashman finally confirmed the worst-kept secret in baseball: The Yankees really, really want Shohei Ohtani. “We have been preparing for this and thinking through this for quite some time,” Cashman said Friday morning, of a pursuit for the Japanese pitcher-outfielder, “and we’re trying..." December 01

  • Why Yankees GM Brian Cashman reached out to Alex Rodriguez ‘a number of times’ during managerial search

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman reached out to Alex Rodriguez "a number of times" during the ongoing managerial search — but not to ask the retired slugger if he wanted the job. The Yankees general manager told reporters Friday morning that he sought A-Rod's guidance, but Rodriguez "never expressed interest" in..." December 01

  • The Yankees are done interviewing managerial candidates

    Hardball Talk "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met the press at a charity event this morning and said that the Yankees are finished interviewing managerial candidates. Which means that, barring something crazy, one of these men are going to be the next Yankees manager: Carlos Beltran; Aaron Boone; Rob..." December 01

  • J Lo: Hey Yankees, Hire A-Rod As Manager

    TMZ "Listen up, Hank Steinbrenner ... Jennifer Lopez says she's got the PERFECT candidate for the next New York Yankees manager ... her BF, Alex Rodriguez!! The Yanks have been interviewing managerial candidates since they let Joe Girardi go last month. A-Rod -- who's been linked to the gig -- has..." November 30

  • Report: Yankees, Marlins have discussed Giancarlo Stanton trade

    Sportsnaut "While most of the rumors surrounding reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton have involved the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, one American League team might be his ultimate landing spot. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Miami Marlins and New York..." November 30

  • Carlos Beltran ready for quick transition to become Yankees manager, would want experienced bench coach

    New York Daily News "During a Yankees-Astros series in what would be his final season in the majors, Carlos Beltran approached Brian Cashman to let the Bombers GM know that he was planning on retiring, and would be willing to help out his former organization in some capacity when his playing career ended. Three..." November 30

  • Yankees to interview Carlos Beltran for manager job: report

    New York Daily News "Next up: Carlos Beltran. The Yankees reportedly will interview Beltran for their managerial vacancy, according to former Mets GM Steve Phillips. Beltran would become the sixth candidate to interview for the job, joining Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Hensley Meulens, Aaron Boone and Chris..." November 28

  • Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Barring any surprises -- I think we'd all welcome some surprise hot stove activity -- the two biggest stories of the 2017-18 MLB offseason will be the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Giancarlo Stanton trade market. Ohtani is expected to be posted in the coming days and the 21-day negotiating..." November 28

  • Yankees are expanding their managerial search

    New York Post "Five was not enough for the Yankees. GM Brian Cashman is set to expand the team’s managerial search after conducting interviews with a first round of candidates over the past several weeks, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. Former Mets GM and Sirius XM host Steve Phillips reported that Carlos..." November 28

  • Yankees president Randy Levine hates Trump’s tax plan

    Hardball Talk "Normally the political preferences and views of baseball ownership and top brass are only interesting insofar as they impact the teams they run. Yankees president Randy Levine, however, wrote a political column over at the conservative NewsMax website yesterday, however, that was fairly notable in..." November 27

  • Yankees bench coach Thomson to interview with Phillies

    SNY TV "Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, who is one of five candidates for New York's managerial vacancy, will interview for the Philadelphia Phillies' bench coach job, according to WFAN's Sweeny Murti. Thomson interviewed for the Yankees' managerial opening earlier in November, joining Dodgers third..." November 27

  • Yankees’ biggest question may not sway Shohei Ohtani

    New York Post "Nowhere on Shohei Ohtani’s list of questions to all 30 MLB clubs distributed by commissioner Rob Manfred’s office Friday was an inquiry about the status of a manager. That’s understandable because 29 of the 30 teams have managers in place, with the Yankees the lone club without one as the..." November 27

  • Scouts believe Shohei Ohtani will sign with Yankees

    New York Post "Even without mega-millions to spend, the Yankees are considered the favorites to land two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani after he is posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters late next week. Ohtani, 23, will have 21 days to choose from the field of teams that filed the $20 million posting fee, meaning..." November 23

  • What are the Yankees' options with top prospect Gleyber Torres?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Breaking down what the Yankees will likely do with Gleyber Torres, perhaps the most exciting prospect to come through their system in years. The Yankees’ youth movement had been in the works for a long time before it broke through at the major-league level to huge results last year...." November 23

  • New York radio legend Mike Francesa 'would love to try' to manage the Yankees

    CBS Sports "It has been exactly one month since the New York Yankees lost Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, sending them home for a winter following a successful 2017 season. Aaron Judge won Rookie of the Year and finished second in the MVP voting, plus Luis Severino finished third in the Cy Young voting...." November 22

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

    Forbes.com "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • Dellin Betances: The manager option who would be popular choice

    New York Post "Dellin Betances said he hasn’t been closely following the Yankees’ search for Joe Girardi’s replacement or checking the internet to see if his name has been linked to trade rumors. Betances did mention that Rob Thomson, the club’s bench coach and the first man interviewed by general manager..." November 22

  • Yankees abruptly announce Aaron Judge shoulder surgery

    New York Post "The news for the right fielder came out of left field. The Yankees announced Tuesday that Aaron Judge had successful surgery a day prior on his left shoulder. According to the team, the procedure performed by Dr. Neil ElAttrache involved “a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up.” The..." November 21

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Shohei Otani to the Yankees seems like an inevitable conclusion after latest developments

    New York Daily News "This has to happen, right? That’s the obvious reaction to the news on Monday night that the MLB Players Association extended a soft deadline regarding a new agreement with Japanese Baseball that would allow Shohei Otani to come over here and play in the states next season. As a team..." November 21

  • Yankees, Cubs set to battle for Alex Cobb?

    Newark Star-Ledger "This qualifies as a surprise hot stove rumor for the Yankees. According to long-time MLB insider Peter Gammons, the Yankees will be heavily involved in the race to sign ex-Rays right-handed starter Alex Cobb. Heading for Thanksgiving, the industry consensus is that the Alex Cobb showdown..." November 21

  • Yankees scramble to keep top-rated farm system together

    New York Post "The Yankees’ 40-man roster is at the limit. To make room on the roster for highly regarded prospects, Monday the Yankees shipped Ronald Herrera to the Rangers for lefty Reiver Sanmartin and infielder Garrett Cooper and lefty Caleb Smith to the Marlins for minor league right-hander Michael King...." November 21