YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yankees lose Torrens, six others in 2016 Rule 5 Draft

Thursday morning, the 2016 Winter Meetings unofficially wrapped up with the Rule 5 Draft. Traditionally everyone heads home after that. The Yankees were not able to make a Rule 5 Draft pick this year because their 40-man roster is full, though their incredibly deep farm system was raided pretty good, as expected. So it goes. Here’s a recap of the damage: Major League Phase 2...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 hour ago

Yankees And Chapman Agree On Return To Bronx

Al Bello / Getty Images It’s being reported that the New York Yankees and World Champion and free agent Aroldis Chapman have agreed to reunite, as the left-handed closer will accept a 5-year/$86 million contract. Details of the contracted were reported by MLB.com, and stat that Chapman will have an opt-out after the 2019 season, a full no-trade for the first three years and a...
Via Legends On Deck
5 hours ago

7 Yankees takeaways from MLB Winter Meetings Day 3

Yankees stay quiet, working away from the spotlight
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Yankees could lose these players in Rule 5 Draft

Might the Yankees lose a diamond in the rough?
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Aroldis Chapman reportedly will be signing with the New York Yankees. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Chapman is going to the Yanks on a five-year, $86 million deal. BREAKING: Chapman to #Yankees, five years, $86M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2016 The Yankees are getting Chapman back five months after they traded him to the Cubs for Adam Warren and three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Yankee prospect Clint Frazier preparing to tear out a shoulder

who is ready for 2017? ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/61ea75a8bV— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) December 7, 2016

Cashman not afraid to trade within AL East

Though Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't seem to believe that the Yankees would dare trade outfielder Brett Gardner within the American League East, general manager Brian Cashman nudged the door open to a possible match on Wednesday, saying that isn't necessarily the case.
Via Yankees.com
16 hours ago

Judge rings NYSE bell, brings family to Bronx

Aaron Judge immersed his family in the Big Apple for the past few days, from The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to this excursion to the nation's financial epicenter, where Aaron helped his performance-equipment sponsor, Under Armour, and Major League Baseball ring the Opening Bell
Via Yankees.com
18 hours ago

Cashman says Yanks unlikely to add starter

As the Yankees wait for free-agent closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen to respond to their respective contract offers, general manager Brian Cashman says that he is preparing to head into 2017 without adding to the team's stable of starting pitching.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

Cashman throws cold water on Yankees’ starting pitcher hunt

General manager Brian Cashman has addressed one need by signing Matt Holliday to a one-year deal for $13 million to be the designated hitter. And he is in pursuit of closers Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman. Nevertheless, don’t expect him to leave the winter meetings with an upgraded rotation. “I don’t anticipate it,’’ Cashman said...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Yankees president: This is our best farm system since dynasty

There is work to be done – the team is “unfinished” – but the Yankees still are contenders in the American League, team president Randy Levine said Tuesday. “The Yankees definitely are contenders. You saw at the end of the year we have a lot of great young players,” Levine said at a press conference...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits. The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony. Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday signs with the New York Yankees

On SNY's Daily News Live, the panel discusses the new DH of the New York Yankees, as the Bronx Bombers signed Matt Holliday to a 1-year contract for 2017.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Torre on 1996 Yankees World Series team

Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Bet on Resurgent Matt Holliday

Over the last few years, the New York Yankees have placed a focus on getting younger. The attempts to make that happen have been mostly successful. The data back it up. Consider: since 2014, the average age of the club’s batters (weighted by plate appearance) has decreased from 32.5 to 31.2 to 30.0. At first glance, the Yankees’ decision on Sunday to sign Matt Holliday to a...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Yankees Retired Numbers: Whitey Ford

The Chairman of the Board put up some impressive numbers over his Hall of Fame career.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rickey Henderson gets introduced as a member of the New York Yankees - Throwback

Hear from MLB Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on the day he was introduced as a member of the New York Yankees.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees find short-term DH with Matt Holliday signing

The New York Yankees needed someone to fill a hole in the team’s DH spot for the short term, and they appear to have found their man. A number of different outlets reported Sunday that New York has signed former St. Louis Cardinal Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million deal. As a team with a lot of young talent coming up, Holliday is the perfect fit. Yanks have deal with...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM Cashman rappelled down a 22-story building

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman proved to be braver than most folks on Friday morning by rappelling down the 22-story One Landmark Square building. But hey, it was all for charity, so there you go. Cashman, known for committing to out-of-the-ordinary acts for good caues, pulled off his latest stunt for New York City's Heights & Lights program, whose goal is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees release Eovaldi, Rumbelow, Mantiply

NEW YORK (AP) Injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been released by the New York Yankees along with right-hander Nick Rumbelow and lefty Joe Mantiply. The trio had been designated for assignment on Nov. 18, and the Yankees announced their release Monday. Eovaldi will be sidelined next season as he recovers from Aug. 19 surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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