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Derek Jeter, President Obama Golf At Exclusive Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they say. That is, until it involves President Obama, Derek Jeter and a round of golf. According to Reuters, Jeter joined Obama — along with Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun and democratic party supporter Stephen Cloobeck — for a round of golf at the highly-regarded Shadow Creek. It appears Jeter’s retirement is going just fine. Derek...
Via Back9Network
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros among teams interested in David Robertson

David Robertson may very well return to the Yankees for the 2015 season but that does not mean that other teams will not try to land the 29-year-old who saved 39 games last season. Robertson is said to be seeking a contract along the lines of Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon after he finished with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP upon taking over for Mariano Rivera. As many as six teams...
Via Tireball.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Raul Ibanez not interested in hitting coach

It’s been over a month since the New York Yankees fired hitting coach Kevin Long and management is still looking for someone to fill the position. That person may be former Yankees outfielder Raul Ibanez. Long, who had an eight season career (2007-2014) as the Yankees hitting coach failed to make ends meet after two years of no postseason play. In mid-October owner of the Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Jason Grilli could replace David Robertson as closer

The New York Yankees are trying hard to re-sign closer David Robertson, but they also understand that he may decide to pitch elsewhere, and, in that case, the Yankees will need a genuine closer to step in. One possibility is free agent Jason Grilli, who last pitched for the Los Angeles Angels this season. CBS New York's Sweeny Murti reports that the Yankees have already discussed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Brandon McCarthy

On July 6th of this past season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees swapped struggling pitchers, Brandon McCarthy and Vidal Nuno. McCarthy, who started 18 games for the Diamondbacks, posted a 5.01 ERA, 109.2 IP, with a 3-10 record. When the right-hander played with the Yankees, he pitched unbelievably, posting a 2.89 ERA, 90.1 IP, with a 7-5 record. Since joining the Bronx...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and Yankees Open Bid for Shortstop Stephen Drew

According to offseason MLB reports, the two teams from the Big Apple have their eyes fixed on veteran shortstop Stephen Drew, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013. Both teams are currently working on their rosters heading to next season in an attempt to increase their MLB odds to win the 2015 World Series.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Drops the Face of Framing

In his final season as the face of baseball, Derek Jeter wasn’t the best player in baseball. He generated a forever memorable moment to close out his time in New York, but the year saw him finish with a wRC+ that was 46 points below his career average. Since Jeter’s retirement, people have openly wondered […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Nick Swisher

The New York Yankees may be interested in a familiar face and possibly have their sights set on former Yankees outfielder, Nick Swisher. Swisher, who played his last two seasons with the Cleveland Indians had his worst season to date in 2014 batting only .208 with a mere 8 home runs and just 42 RBIs. He became a free agent in 2012 and signed a four-year, $56 million agreement with...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees protect Mason Williams; further roster decisions loom

The New York Yankees added Tyler Austin, Danny Burawa, Branden Pinder and Mason Williams to their 40-man roster Thursday eliminating the chance of them being selected in the Rule 5 draft to be held at the upcoming Winter Meetings.Austin seemed to have the best chance of being protected in his first season eligible for the Rule 5 draft, and the selection of power arms in Burawa...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets for charity, talks Yankees (pics/vid)

Brian Cashman, for the fourth consecutive year, slept outside on a Manhattan street on a chilly New York night to raise funds for charity and bring awareness to the plight of homeless children and adolescents. The New York Yankees general manager set up a sleeping bag and braved the cool temperatures in the West 41st...Read More The post Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo has jumped the starter's pistol in the Golden Snowball award

If you're lucky enough to live in Upstate New York, nothing more delights you than the annual race for the Golden Snowball. It's like the Stanley Cup, the World Wrestling Federation Championship Belt and the Oscar for Best Special Effects - all rolled into one.Five Utopian cities - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany (Sorry, Utica, mwa-hahaha...) - scramble...

Someone left the cake out in the rain: The Yankees may regret leaving Kyle Roller unprotected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft

Yesterday, the Evil Empire added four "kids" - Tyler Austin (age 23), Danny Burawa (25), Branden Pinder (25) and Mason Williams (23) - to their 40-man roster, protecting them in next month's Rule 5 scavenger hunt. Left outside the Bronx bubble is first-baseman Kyle Roller. I understand the decision. Roller is 26. Also, he plays a position where the Yankee drain is clogged: Mark...

Brian Cashman spends night sleeping on street for charity

Brian Cashman has probably lost more than a few hours of sleep pondering life with Alex Rodriguez for the next three years, but at least he did it from the cozy comfort of his own bed.On Thursday night though, the Yankees general manager joined hundreds of executives nationwide by participating in the annual "Sleep Out" organized by Covenant House, sleeping on the streets...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees rumors: Replacing Jeter, bolstering pitching staff

The New York Yankees had a disappointing year missing the playoffs, only finishing 6 games above .500. Now that the 2014 season is in the past, their focus remains on the future, specifically on this off-season. There are many questions the Yankees face that range from replacing the irreplaceable Derek Jeter at shortstop, to the injured and aging pitching staff. First, finding a...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yankees protect Mason Williams?

Just two years ago Mason Williams was a top prospect in the New York Yankees farm system. Come Thursday, Williams may not be protected by the club and thus be available in the Rule 5 draft held during the Winter Meetings.Williams was ranked as high as 32nd of all baseball prospects by Baseball America, 41st by MLB.com and 51st by Baseball Prospectus before the 2013 season. He was...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka Thoughts: Stay Well, Ma-Kun

Yesterday the YES Network posted a fun video about Masahiro Tanaka, in which they presented five facts they think you should know about the Yankees pitcher:1. He used to be a catcher.2. He has won a Japanese Gold Glove.3. He is a big fan of Momoiro Cover Z.4. His nickname in Japan was Ma-Kun.5. He and his wife were married in Hawaii.Pretty interesting. However, there is one more...
Via Lady At The Bat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly considering talks with Max Scherzer

After showing little interest in any high-priced player this offseason, the Yankees sound like they may be reconsidering their reported plan to avoid spending a lot of money and go after one of baseball's top free-agents — namely right-hander Max Scherzer.The Tigers' workhorse is arguably the top starter on the market this year, on a list which also includes Jon Lester...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer an option for the Yankees?

The New York Yankees were expected to be quiet this winter, but there’s at least one big-name free agent they could be eyeing. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Monday night that the Yankees have made “brief contact” with agent Scott Boras about free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. According to the report, the Yankees might “revisit” their earlier plans to lay low...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia may have already found his new career

An old Woody Allen joke goes: "Those who can't... teach. Those who can't teach... teach gym."It could be updated: "Those who can't... write. Those who can't write... write children's books."Not saying CC can't write. But George Saunders can sleep tonight.Anyway, it's a very nice book by a very nice man. It beats Tiki Barber's line of children's books. Or George Foreman's. Or Madonna...

Will the Yankees see light at the end of the tunnel?

The last two years were certainly a struggle for the New York Yankees. In 2013, the Bronx Bombers finished with a record of 85-77, placing them tied for third place in the American League East. This past year, the Yanks finished  84-78, placing them second place in the east. From the past two years, we see that the Yankees have had decent records but it wasn’t enough to make the...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: How long before Bird is the word?

When a New York Yankees prospect makes headlines, it sometimes seems like it comes as part of a trade rumor. The Yankees have long used prospects as a tool to upgrade their roster midseason and often times send away a player who develops into a serviceable player elsewhere.Things might be changing soon with the emergence of first baseman Gregory Bird. Bird, a fifth round selection...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Manny Banuelos to compete for rotation spot in spring training

Manny Banuelos been quite excitement and frustration since signing with the New York Yankees for in 2008. The deal was worth $450,000. After six up and down seasons in professional baseball, the 23-year-old left-hander will finally get the chance to show exactly why the club signed him way back when.Banuelos, who missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgey...
Via On-Base Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman, Girardi divided on A-Rod's role with Yankees

Publicly, the New York Yankees have been putting on a unified face in accepting the return of Alex Rodriguez and the remaining three-year, $61 million contract he hauls into spring training — namely, a blank stare.Probably because there is little they can do about A-Rod putting on pinstripes in 2015 and the less talk of the admitted steroid cheat, the better.But behind the scenes...
Via The Other Paper
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yuri Sucart’s wife: A-Rod is the devil, peed on our floor

Carmen Sucart, the wife of Alex Rodriguez’s cousin Yuri Sucart, does not think very highly of A-Rod. On Thursday, Carmen told the New York Daily News that the New York Yankees slugger is “evil” and that he once marked his territory in the Sucarts’ home like a dog would mark a fire hydrant. According to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kay rips into Mike Francesa about simulcast show

The war in the New York media between Michael Kay and Mike Francesa is heating up once again. Earlier today, Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking PEDs obtained from the Biogenesis clinic, a direct contradiction of what he told Francesa in a now-legendary interview last year. Kay was asked about his thoughts on the situation, which soon morphed into an absolute destruction of the Sports...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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