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  • Yankees Add Dan Jennings To Triple-A Roster, Release Ryan Lavarnway

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees somewhat quietly signed veteran lefty Dan Jennings to a minor league contract earlier this month — there was no formal announcement from the big league club — and they’ve now bumped him up to the Triple-A level after a pair of outings with Class-A Tampa, per Donnie..." July 18

  • Why the Yankees need to trade for Madison Bumgarner

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees head into this weekend’s action with an AL-best 60-33 record. From top to bottom, they are right there with the Houston Astros as top World Series contenders in the league. Unlike previous versions of Yankees title contenders, most of this core group was..." July 18

  • Ranking the Yankees' top 10 trade targets with Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman high on the list

    CBS Sports "The single July 31 trade deadline is less than two weeks away. The first place New York Yankees are expected to be among the most active teams prior to the deadline, and in fact, they've already been busy. They added Edwin Encarnacion last month, and, more recently, they..." July 18

  • MLB rumors: Is Giants’ Madison Bumgarner the only starting pitcher Yankees would trade for now?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Could left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner be headed to the Yankeesbefore the trade deadline on July 31? Some feel the Yankees already have enough pitching to compete for a World Series title, considering their batting lineup. They boast a starting pitching rotation --..." July 18

  • Aroldis Chapman, Yankees can’t run from massive decisions

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman has a decision to make, and in turn the Yankees may have one as well. Granted, if the All-Star closer opts out of the final two years of his contract at the end of this season, general manager Brian Cashman and Co. would then have a decision to make, too. Do..." July 18

  • 'It takes a special person': Baseball Hall of Fame finally home to Mariano Rivera and history's great closers

    USA Today "Major League Baseball no longer has a clear and defined role for them, and certainly does its best to devalue them, but this weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, we once again can celebrate them. They are the closers. It took one swift check mark from all..." July 18

  • Stroman? Bauer? The best Yankees pitching targets right now

    New York Post "On Wednesday afternoon, Braves left-hander Dallas Keuchel gave up five runs (four earned) to the Brewers over 5 ²/3 innings, walking two and striking out five. His ERA shot up from 3.09 to 3.58 in six starts, totaling 37 ²/3 innings. Those overall numbers would have worked..." July 18

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Royals trade Terrance Gore to the Yankees for cash considerations

    Royals Review "The Royals have traded outfielder Terrance Gore to the New York Yankees for cash considerations. He will not be on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, as he cleared waivers, and will report to their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton-Wilkes Barre. The 28-year old Gore appeared in 37 games..." July 17

  • Aroldis Chapman Refutes Report That He Expects To Opt Out After Season

    Bleacher Report "Despite seeing Craig Kimbrel struggle to find a long-term deal amid a tepid market, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is reportedly preparing to opt out of the final two years of his contract. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Chapman is "one million percent"..." July 17

  • Report: Yankees' Aroldis Chapman '1 million percent' opting out of contract

    The Score "It appears this season could be Aroldis Chapman's last with the New York Yankees. The perennial All-Star closer is "1 million percent" going to opt out of his contract at the end of the season, a player who's friendly with Chapman told Ken Rosenthal of..." July 17

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Why Yankees-Tigers Matthew Boyd deal could work

    Newark Star-Ledger "In two weeks, the MLB trade deadline will pass. Until then, trade rumors will only pick up frequency. And that’s especially true when it comes to the Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman, more than once, has said he wants to improve the..." July 17

  • 3 Pitchers the Yankees Should Avoid at the Trade Deadline

    12 Up "While the New York Yankees have overcome tremendous odds to take the lead in the AL East, they still have glaring needs at pitching. There are plenty of routes for the Bronx Bombers to go, but will come at a hefty price, especially for some pitchers who aren't necessarily worth..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • How Yankees pitchers are dealing with trade they know is coming

    New York Post "It’s different for pitchers. That sentence applies to approximately 2.3 million issues, situations and scenarios that arise in the baseball world. For the purpose of today’s conversation, however, let’s use it to discuss the trade deadline. Brian Cashman..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia continues feud with Rays, resulting in both benches clearing

    CBS Sports "There are some things in life you can count on. One of those things is New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia finding a way to get into it with the Tampa Bay Rays. Sabathia's feud with the Rays dates to last year, and continued on Tuesday, as part of New..." July 17

  • What could Yankees, Astros, Padres offer for Noah Syndergaard?

    Sporting News "Noah Syndergaard wants to stay with the Mets and has been very upfront about that. "As of right now, I love being a Met," Syndergaard said Sunday, via MLB.com. "If something were to ever change, it would definitely be bittersweet just because New York City itself, the..." July 16

  • With asking prices still high, here's Yankees' alternative to trading for starting pitcher

    SNY TV "The Yankees have been engaged for weeks in the starting pitching market, and would still prefer to land a Zack Wheeler, Trevor Bauer, or one of the other available arms who could help with the rotation. This remains the surest way to bolster their championship chances. But..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Yanks' Luis Severino open to pitching out of bullpen

    ESPN "Injured New York Yankees starter Luis Severino is so ready to get back on a big league pitcher's mound that he indicated Monday he would be comfortable changing his role, and pitching out of the bullpen, if necessary. "I just want to pitch," Severino..." July 16

  • Yankees’ all-in approach means no one is off-limits

    New York Post "As the Yankees pursue pitching help, for better or worse, here stands the reality about their farm system: No one is untouchable. No one should be unattainable. That speaks in large part to the strength of their major league roster, with positions and roles claimed for the..." July 16

  • Yankees’ Luis Severino and Dellin Betances had themselves a friendly game of rehab catch on Monday

    New York Daily News "Hours before the Yankees took on the Rays at the Stadium, perhaps the biggest pitches of the season’s second half were thrown. In shallow right field, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances played a very controlled and monitored game of catch. It was an important step in their rehab throwing..." July 16

  • Didi Gregorius and Yankees Hit by Swarm of Bees at Stadium on Monday

    12 Up "AL East pitchers don't seem too keen on stopping the New York Yankees lately, so it looks like the local wildlife has decided to step in and stop the Bronx Bombers. Before the Yankees were set for a light workout on their day off, Didi Gregorius and the rest of the team were..." July 15

  • How a Blue Jays reunion with Edwin Encarnacion could benefit young stars

    Sportsnet "The most pressing leverage point right now for the Toronto Blue Jays is, of course, the upcoming trade deadline and that’s rightly where the club’s focus currently lies. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about the ideas for the off-season, and one avenue worth..." July 15

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Sources: Red Sox out on potential trade for Yankees target Zack Wheeler

    SNY TV "During the All-Star break, the Yankees and Red Sox were both talking to the Mets about Zack Wheeler, setting up a potential race between division rivals to acquire the pitcher. Then, when the Sox acquired righty starter Andrew Cashner from Baltimore on Saturday, it left..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Here’s who the Yankees could want from teams targeting Clint Frazier

    Sporting News "The Yankees do not want to trade Clint Frazier. It's understandable. There is nothing worse for an MLB team than trading a player or designating one for assignment and seeing them succeed with other teams. The Astros still regret letting J.D. Martinez walk and New York..." July 15

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees dealing huge haul for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here’s an idea for Brian Cashman: Go get Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd. While that’s likely something the Yankees general manager has thought of himself, blockbuster moves are easier said than done. Actually coming up with the right package, executing the..." July 15

  • 3 Yankees Prospects Who Should be Untouchable in Trade Talks

    12 Up "With MLB action returning following the All-Star break, teams will be focused on the trade deadline on July 31. One team to keep an eye on is the New York Yankees, who are in prime position to clinch a playoff spot. However, with pressing needs at pitching, the trade market will present..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Marcus Stroman discusses New York’s reported interest in him

    Sporting News "Marcus Stroman is focusing on pitching his best. The 28-year-old starter has been at the center of trade rumors and he has continued to be linked to the Yankees. Stroman discussed those reports Sunday after the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to New York. "I'm truly focused..." July 15

  • Where Yankees’ top prospect Estevan Florial goes from here

    New York Post "Yankees top prospect Estevan Florial only has to look down the dugout to face his cautionary tale. It’s as old as baseball: Highly touted up-and-comer has his dream squashed by injuries. Florial’s manager, Aaron Holbert, lived it. “I was a guy that was..." July 15

  • Luis Severino, Dellin Betances Cleared To Begin Throwing Programs

    MLB Trade Rumors "Injuries have prevented star Yankees right-handers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances from pitching in 2019, but that could change in the coming weeks. Severino and Betances have been medically cleared to begin throwing programs Monday, per reports from Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News..." July 14

  • Rumors: Yanks scouted Noah Syndergaard's start on Saturday

    MLB.com "In speaking with reporters Friday, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen indicated the club's Trade Deadline focus will be on moving expiring contracts, but said he "would fully expect" Mets ace Jacob deGrom and highly sought-after fellow righty Noah Syndergaard (under club..." July 14

  • Here’s who the Yankees could want from teams targeting Clint Frazier

    Sporting News "The Yankees do not want to trade Clint Frazier. It's understandable. There is nothing worse for an MLB team than trading a player or designating one for assignment and seeing them succeed with other teams. The Astros still regret letting J.D. Martinez walk and New York..." July 14

  • Aroldis Chapman On Upcoming Opt-Out Decision

    New York Post "As the Yankees explore the trade market for bullpen arms, they should consider not only whether a target can help them for 2019, but also for 2020 and beyond, depending on his contract/service time status. Because the Yankees could lose as many as two significant bullpen pieces this..." July 14

  • Luis Severino’s Yankees return could come with caveat

    New York Post "In what has become a staple of Aaron Boone’s pregame meeting with the media, the Yankees’ manager was asked Friday about the status of his injured players. There was some positive news on first baseman Luke Voit, who is expected to be activated from the injured list..." July 13

  • Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia has gotten Aaron Boone’s attention

    New York Post "Before the Yankees’ 4-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night at the Stadium, Aaron Boone danced around a question asking if there was a scenario in which top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia could reach the big leagues this year. Nevertheless, he certainly painted a positive..." July 13

  • Yankees will likely activate Luke Voit Saturday; Giancarlo Stanton’s return isn’t even close

    New York Daily News "Luke Voit was nowhere to be seen as the Yankees took early batting practice on Friday, an unusual sign for the first baseman. Before the All-Star break, he had been on the field early doing all his work and pushing to come off the injured list for this game, the first game back after the..." July 13

  • Giancarlo Stanton yet to resume baseball activities

    Larry Brown Sports "Giancarlo Stanton does not appear close to a return thanks to a knee injury he suffered in June. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, Stanton has yet to resume baseball activities after hurting his knee during a slide last month against Toronto. The slow progress means we..." July 13

  • Brian Cashman On Yankees’ Search For Rotation Help

    MLB Trade Rumors "If there was any doubt that the Yankees are in the market for starting pitching — not that there should have been — general manager Brian Cashman was candid about his team’s pursuit of rotation help in an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (Twitter links, with..." July 12

  • Luis Severino still needs “six or more” weeks before returning

    Hardball Talk "Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said today that pitcher Luis Severino will likely need “six or more” weeks before he’ll be ready to return to game action. Severino has been out all season due to lat and shoulder issues. He may resume throwing as early..." July 12

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • Three Potential Landing Spots for Marcus Stroman

    The Big Lead "With the MLB Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman remains one of the most likely candidates to be dealt. At 28 years old, Stroman is still in the prime of his career and on the final year of his contract with the Blue Jays,..." July 12

  • MLB trade rumors: Why Yankees regret not re-signing Lance Lynn

    Newark Star-Ledger "No one can blame New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman for not re-signing right-hander Lance Lynn after the 2018 season. Following his trade from the Minnesota Twins last July for first baseman Tyler Austin and minor league right-hander Luis..." July 12