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  • Yankees Doing 'Extensive' Background Check on Manny Machado

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees are expected to be major players in the pitching market this winter, but don't rule them out of the Manny Machado sweepstakes. The Athletic's Jayson Stark reported the Yankees are doing an "extensive" background check on Machado, arguably the..." November 12

  • Keuchel willing to shave iconic beard if he signs with Yankees

    New York Daily News "One-time Yankees killer Dallas Keuchel is entertaining the idea of donning pinstripes. So much so the free agent pitcher is willing to shave his signature beard in order to abide with team protocol. "I think everybody is in play right now," Keuchel said in a recent..." November 12

  • A’s trying to get Sonny Gray back?

    Larry Brown Sports "After a forgettable tenure with the New York Yankees, Sonny Gray could be headed back to where it all began. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that the Oakland Athletics are one of the teams seeking to make a trade for the former All-Star righty, who is widely expected..." November 11

  • Report: Yankees have inquired about James Paxton

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees are ramping up their search for a starting pitcher. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees have asked the Seattle Mariners about left-handed pitcher James Paxton, who is believed to be available via trade.   " November 09

  • Why Yankees miscalculating on Giancarlo Stanton could cost them Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

    SNY TV "So what are the chances the Yankees could interest the Dodgers in trading for Giancarlo Stanton as a way of clearing a path to sign either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado?  Put it this way: they probably have a better shot of convincing Brodie Van Wagenen..." November 09

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Yankees announce Gary Sanchez's shoulder surgery went 'as expected'

    New York Daily News "The surgery to fix Gary Sanchez's ailing left shoulder went "as expected," the Yankees announced. Sanchez underwent the left shoulder debridement on Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The surgery on the catcher's non-throwing shoulder was..." November 09

  • The moment of truth when Yankees could tear up plans for Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees are in the never-say-never business — Giancarlo Stanton, for example, was not in their plans and then he was last offseason, when Shohei Ohtani so quickly slipped away and the Marlins were selling the NL MVP for what the Yankees perceived as considerably below his..." November 09

  • Yankees to sign Ryan Lavarnway

    Pinstripe Alley "The Yankees wasted little time in their hunt for catching depth. According to Joel Sherman, the team signed veteran backstop Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The news arrived less than 24 hours after the Bombers..." November 09

  • Yankees reportedly not showing significant trade interest in D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt

    SNY TV "Amid the rumors that the Diamondbacks could deal first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, the Yankees are reportedly not showing significant interest in the six-time All-Star, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman. Arizona, Heyman reported on Tuesday, has been willing..." November 08

  • MLB Rumors: Bryce Harper to the Yankees 'not happening'

    CBS Sports "For years, it made almost too much sense.  Now, though, the Yankees have a full outfield and a need at first base. They also sound like they don't want to spend huge this offseason. They already have an outfielder on a $300 million-plus contract..." November 08

  • Cashman drops inadvertent clue about Yankees’ interest in Corbin

    New York Post "On Monday, while addressing the media here at the general managers’ meetings, Brian Cashman said of 2018 rental J.A. Happ, “Have I talked to John Courtright, his agent? Yes.” It appears to have been an understandable slip-up. For the Yankees have been negotiating..." November 08

  • Gary Sanchez set to have left shoulder surgery

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez will be a dreaded “rehabilitation player” in spring training, although the Yankees hope to have their everyday catcher behind the plate for Opening Day. Brian Cashman announced Wednesday, at the general managers’ meetings, that Sanchez will undergo a..." November 08

  • Yankees' Sabathia announces he's retiring after 2019 season

    The Score "CC Sabathia's 19th major-league season will be his last. Shortly after officially re-signing with the New York Yankees on a one-year, $8-million contract Wednesday, the veteran left-hander took to Twitter and announced that he'll retire after the..." November 07

  • Yankees reportedly looking to add two starting pitchers

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off re-signing veteran starter CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees are still looking for starting pitching help. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the team is seeking two new starters in either free agency or the trade market. Given that GM Brian Cashman..." November 07

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • The Yankees can’t go wrong with the CC Sabathia signing

    Pinstripe Alley "Yankees fans, breathe a sigh of relief. After some speculation that CC Sabathia would move on, the team announced a new contract with the big lefty for one year and $8 million. This deal is the best of both worlds for the Yankees: not only do they retain a fan favorite and..." November 07

  • Cashman reveals the big name he kept in nixing Chris Sale deal

    New York Post "Two offseasons ago, the Yankees passed on a trade for the White Sox’s Chris Sale. “Thank God I didn’t do that, actually,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday at the general managers’ meetings, “because you’d be missing some serious..." November 07

  • MLB rumors: Yankees facing new suitors bidding for Patrick Corbin, J.A. Happ

    Newark Star-Ledger "On Tuesday, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in signing free-agent left-hander J.A. Happ. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has already gone on the record as saying he has interest in re-signing Happ, who was..." November 07

  • Brian Cashman prefers Yankees to stay under luxury tax threshold

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees have long been viewed as the “evil empire” because of the organization’s willingness to use its financial muscle to bring in baseball’s best players. That changed this past year, as the Yankees opened the 2018 season with a $161,305,917 payroll — only..." November 07

  • Yankees, CC Sabathia Working To Finalize One-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia are working through the “final details” of what will be a one-year, $8MM contract for the 2019 season, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Sabathia, according to Sherman, had little interest in exploring the..." November 06

  • The Yankees have cast a wide net for pitching and they're already discussing Kluber, other big names

    CBS Sports "It's not often a 100-win season feels like a disappointment, but that is certainly the case for the New York Yankees. The Yankees went 100-62 in 2018 and still had to settle for a spot in the Wild Card Game. They were then ousted in the ALDS by the rival Red Sox, who went on to win the..." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Brian Cashman hopes Yankees can bring back CC Sabathia, trade Sonny Gray

    SNY TV "The Yankees hope to re-sign CC Sabathia, aim to add multiple pitchers via trade or free agency and have received interest in Sonny Gray, GM Brian Cashman told reporters at GM Meetings on Monday. "We need to reinforce our pitching, so we'll do the best we can with..." November 06

  • Report: Yankees Considering Chasing Bryce Harper as a First Baseman

    12 Up "Bryce Harper undoubtedly one of the biggest names in all of baseball. Naturally, the ?world has been on fire so far this offseason speculating where he might be going in free agency. Many early predictions pointed to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago Cubs, or even his..." November 06

  • MLB Rumors: Red Sox bracing for Yankees' interest in Nathan Eovaldi

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a quick and easy way to change the balance of power with the Red Sox in the American League East: sign free-agent right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. The former Yankee was one of Boston's World Series heroes,..." November 06

  • Brian Cashman has given up on Sonny Gray

    New York Post "He was a Vanderbilt star who seemed overwhelmed coming to an intense Northeast market as he failed to pitch well at home or within the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. David Price overcame all of that in October to become a playoff hero and a Red Sox darling. Did that give Brian Cashman..." November 06

  • A healthy Andrew Miller would be a Yankees and Mets target

    New York Post "One of the most important questions of this offseason is just how healthy Andrew Miller is. One of his representatives, Mark Rodgers, said fully and that they have the documentation to show that from a full workup done by Dr. David Altchek. That physician should matter because he is..." November 06

  • Will Yankees' Clint Frazier be ready for spring training?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was just an aside, but it was big news to Yankees fans eager to see one of their most hyped prospects get a shot at a starting job. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Clint Frazier will be ready for spring training while at the..." November 06

  • New York MLB Insider Speculates That Yankees May Move Giancarlo Stanton to Get Bryce Harper

    12 Up "The New York Yankees are going to make myriad moves this offseason, many of which we can't possibly see coming (while others are likely entirely predictable). Prepare for the Bronx Bombers to ?spend money, as they successfully got under the luxury tax threshold for the..." November 05

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • MLB Rumors: Why Giants' Madison Bumgarner to Yankees is unlikely to happen

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB teams shopping for starting pitching in free agency won't be overwhelmed with options, especially now that Clayton Kershaw re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The best arms on the market are Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin and..." November 05

  • MLB rumors: Yankees to miss on Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin, Astros' Dallas Keuchel?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB hot stove is heating up, and the rumors are flying fast and furious about Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The latest chatter has the Yankees passing on the former National League MVP. And with good reason. Anyone who watched the..." November 05

  • Report: Yankees Will Pursue Manny Machado Depending on Asking Price

    12 Up "Manny Machado was essentially rented by the Dodgers for a part of the season, and much speculation has occurred regarding where he'd end up after his time there.  To the surprise of nobody, the ?Yankees are in strong contention to land Machado as the MLB offseason..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Yankees out of Bryce Harper sweepstakes

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper in pinstripes does not look like it will be happening anywhere other than Photoshop. Steve Phillips of TSN reported on Saturday that the New York Yankees “will not be in” on the free agent megastar this winter. Phillips also notes that the Yankees just..." November 03

  • Yankees will explore re-signing Happ, Sabathia

    New York Daily News "Despite winning 100 games in 2018, more than they had won in nearly a decade, the Yankees are not quite a finished product. Their biggest need, of course, is starting pitching but there is now an unforeseen vacancy at shortstop with the injury to Didi Gregorius, an unresolved situation at first..." November 03

  • Madison Bumgarner to Yankees: What it could take if they want lefthander

    SNY TV "It would be incorrect to call the idea of the Yankees trading for Madison Bumgarner a pipe dream, considering the state of disrepair that currently defines the San Francisco Giants. In fact, the immediate future of their organization is so bleak that team president, Larry..." November 02

  • Yankees are pretending they won’t make big free agency moves and it’s hilarious

    SB Nation "We’ve just started wading into the waters of free agency, with one of the most exciting and anticipated free agent classes in years ready to sign ... well who knows where — which is the fun part! Besides Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, there’s also Craig..." November 01

  • J.T. Realmuto wants out, so here comes Gary Sanchez swap talk

    New York Post "The offseason grew more intriguing Tuesday when Jeff Berry, the rep for J.T. Realmuto, said on MLB Network Radio that his client would not sign an extension with the Marlins and, “I think he will definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring..." November 01

  • Yankees bring back Brett Gardner and save $3 million

    New York Post "Brett Gardner will be back in The Bronx in 2019. The Yankees announced they agreed to terms with the 35-year-old outfielder on a one-year contract after declining the $12.5 million club option on his previous deal. The new contract will pay Gardner $7.5 million this season, and he..." October 31

  • Three ways Yankees can go with looming Brett Gardner decision

    New York Post "After being ousted from the ALDS in four games by the Red Sox, the Yankees got a head start on their offseason plans while their blood rivals captured a fourth World Series title in 14 years by beating the overmatched Dodgers in five games. Now it is time for the Yankees to make..." October 31

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees won't pursue Bryce Harper

    Sporting News "The Yankees won't pursue pending free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper this offseason, SNY reported Monday, citing unidentified MLB sources. The report offers a caveat:  As with (pending free-agent shortstop) Manny Machado, who the Yankees will monitor..." October 29

  • Sources: After postseason antics, Yankees 'lukewarm' on signing Manny Machado

    SNY TV "We're not here, the morning after the Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship since 2004, to tell you that the Yankees definitely will not sign Manny Machado. If you're a Yankee fan, you probably don't want to hear that today. And they're the..." October 29

  • David Robertson: Why I’m Representing Myself In Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "David Robertson just finished another successful season in the Yankees’ bullpen.  That’s been a regular occurrence in his 11-year MLB career, with a stop in Chicago as well.  Robertson, 34 in April, owns a 2.88 career ERA and a 12.0 K/9.  Several years ago, David..." October 29

  • Report: Dallas Keuchel may want to pitch in New York or LA

    Yardbarker "Dallas Keuchel was not quite as effective in 2018 as he was in seasons past with the Houston Astros, but that will not prevent him from getting a massive contract when he becomes a free agent this winter. If he wants to pitch in some of the biggest markets in sports, the price tag is sure to be..." October 26