Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steinbrenners stress commitment to Yankees

The Steinbrenner family intends to continue owning the New York Yankees franchise for "eternity," managing general partner and vice chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal told the New York Post.
Via Yankees.com
7 hours ago

Why Yankees see Jacoby Ellsbury’s special knack as a weakness

Jacoby Ellsbury has barely resembled the player the Yankees hoped they were getting when they signed him to a $153 million deal prior to the 2014 season, and it’s up to hitting coach Alan Cockrell to try to straighten out the center fielder. “We talk about that all the time, going back to doing some...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Cashman confirms the Yankees looked into signing Edwin Encarnacion

Prior to the holidays, the Indians got maybe the bargain of the offseason when they agreed to a three-year contract worth $60M with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. When the offseason started, I thought he would get double the guaranteed money. The market for sluggers collapsed though, and the defending American League champions got themselves a middle of the order thumper on...
Via River Avenue Blues
10 hours ago

The Yankees’ hidden problem

Writing about baseball in mid-January can be a chore. There are no games to analyze and rarely any big news to break. The process of generating ideas is typically reduced to hours of leaderboard sorting in hopes of finding a thread that might just lead to something interesting. It was that process that led me to stumble upon a somewhat worrisome Yankee trend:   Year Team BABIP...
Via BP Bronx
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees headed to arbitration with Betances

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees plan to go to salary arbitration with reliever Dellin Betances, which would be the team's first hearing in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances submitted a proposed $5 million salary last week and the Yankees filed at $3 million. A hearing before three arbitrators will be scheduled for next month. ''We're not...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where does each 2017 Yankee hit the ball the hardest?

Ever since Statcast burst on to the scene last year, exit velocity has become part of the baseball lexicon. It’s everywhere now. On Twitter, in blog posts, even on broadcasts. You name it and exit velocity is there. Ten years ago getting velocity readings of the ball off the bat felt impossible. Now that information is all over the internet and it’s free. Free! Needless to say...
Via River Avenue Blues
13 hours ago

Steinbrenners have no plans to sell the Yankees, hope to own franchise 'for eternity'

Those rumors that seem to pop up from time to time about the Steinbrenner family selling the Yankees? Forget about them.Even before longtime owner George Steinbrenner’s death in 2010, there had been speculation that his children would cash out of the majors’ most valuable franchise. But George’s daughter, Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, told the New York Post that isn’t the...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

8 things to know about Ivan Rodriguez's awful Yankees stint

It started out with hope, and then fizzled big-time
Via NJ.com
18 hours ago

Projecting the New York Yankees starting rotation

At the exact halfway point of the MLB offseason, most front offices have the general framework of what their rosters will look like for the upcoming season.  The Yankees are no exception as they head into 2017, and the team constructed by general manager Brian Cashman features a lot of the same faces that it did the year prior.  With that in mind, let’s discuss what the 25-man...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steinbrenners want to own Yankees for ‘eternity’

Don’t expect the Steinbrenner family to sell the Yankees. Not soon — and not ever. That’s according to Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, one of the general partners of the Yankees. “We’re all in,” Swindal said. “I hope we own the team for eternity. You never know what life will bring, but we’re in it for the...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Clint Frazier talks New York Yankees future

New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier talks about his goals for the 2017 season, including breaking into the big leagues.
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Brian Cashman mum on pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically if the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees bring Baby Bombers to NY to promote season

NEW YORK (AP) Clint Frazier thought to the future and predicted: ''It's going to be common for people to not like us.'' Rather than bring veterans, the Yankees had Frazier and fellow Baby Bombers James Kaprielian, Gleyber Torres and Chance Adams respond to fans' question at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night along with infielder Starlin Castro and general manager Brian Cashman...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017

Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available for Cubs games. Instead, fans will have to get their hands on a ticket directly...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to host CNBC reality show pilot

Alex Rodriguez hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not he’ll be a studio analyst for Fox Sports or ESPN during the upcoming MLB regular season. But the former New York Yankees third baseman and three-time American League MVP may still be on television sometime before baseball’s postseason. Rodriguez is slated to appear on a pilot episode as a host for a CNBC reality show...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration

Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, notable free agents and prospects with Michael Kay

Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, notable free agents and the Yankees farm system with Michael Kay.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda, Gregorius reach deals; Betances and Yanks $2M apart

NEW YORK (AP) Right-hander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius were among six Yankees who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving reliever Dellin Betances as the only remaining player remaining eligible for salary arbitration. Betances asked for a raise to $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees. Betances made the minimum $507,500 last year after the team...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to make change outside mansion for privacy

Now that he no longer plays for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter has retired to his mansion in Tampa Bay. Life is undoubtedly good for the future Hall of Famer, but he wishes people would stop staring at him all the time. Earlier this week, Jeter got permission from the city to do something about that. According to Richard Danielson of the Tampa Bay Times, Jeter recently received...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees have not discussed extension with Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach with regard to ace righty Masahiro Tanaka’s future with the club. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night that he has yet to discuss a contract extension with Tanaka’s representatives. “We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka,” Cashman said, per Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Yankees prospect have great Twitter exchange on hair

When it comes to having great hair, few major leaguers can compare to Bryce Harper. But it appears the time has arrived when a young up-and-comer challenges the Washington Nationals slugger over who has Major League Baseball's best hair. And that cocky young buck is Clint Frazier, the highly touted New York Yankees prospect. Frazier, acquired by the Yankees in the deal that shipped...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spokesman: Alex Rodriguez has no plans to play in 2017

Alex Rodriguez has not yet officially retired but comments from his spokesman this week indicate the slugger has no intention of playing baseball in 2017. Instead, it appears A-Rod will remain in his agreed-upon special advisory role with the New York Yankees organization. “Nothing new, status quo,” Rodriguez’s spokesman, Ron Berkowitz, said, via NJ.com. “As of now, nothing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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