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PINEDA TAKES A BIG STEP WITH 2 IP

PINEDA TAKES A BIG STEP WITH 2 IP

In a January 2012 trade with the Mariners, the Yankees picked up prized RHP prospect Michael Pineda while giving up super catching prospect Jesus Montero. A couple of other names were included, but these two were the centerpieces. It didn’t look so good for the Yankees when Pineda couldn’t start the 2012 season and ultimately […]

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

The drama is over in the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes and the New York Yankees reeled in the prized Japanese RHP with a 7-year, $155MM contract. The deal has an opt-out clause for Tanaka after 2017. The MLB suitors all met with Tanaka in California, each making a presentation, but it was the Yankees who were […]

RODRIGUEZ SUSPENDED FOR 2014 SEASON, POSTSEASON

RODRIGUEZ SUSPENDED FOR 2014 SEASON, POSTSEASON

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez had his case ruled on by arbitrator Frederick Horowitz on Saturday and the verdict: Rodriguez is suspended for the full season in 2014, including the postseason. MLB STATEMENT “Arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has notified both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association of his ruling that New York Yankees […]

YANKEES, DODGERS TO PAY LUXURY TAX

YANKEES, DODGERS TO PAY LUXURY TAX

The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the only two teams that will have to pay for their high-spending ways this year. The Yankees will pay $28MM in luxury tax money while the Dodgers will have to fork over $11.4MM. The luxury tax threshold this season was $178MM and the Yankees, as […]

GREINKE TO DODGERS

GREINKE TO DODGERS

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ assault on the luxury tax continued on Saturday when the club came to an agreement with RHP Zack Greinke on a 6yr/$147M contract. Greinke now joins fellow Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw at the front of the Dodgers’ rotation and is the latest in a dizzying string of high-profile acquisitions […]

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

Nashville, TN is the site for MLB’s winter meetings this year, with many intriguing storylines to follow between now and when things wrap up on Thursday. The biggest free agent of the offseason, Josh Hamilton, is still on the board, along with a number of other important pieces. It isn’t what you would call a […]

JETER FRACTURES ANKLE

JETER FRACTURES ANKLE

ALCS Game 1 was unbelievably eventful, with the Tigers shutting down the Yankees and taking a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth before Jose Valverde coughed it up to force extra innings. But when the Tigers rallied in the top of the 12th, the Yankees were dealt a serious blow as SS Derek […]

ICHIRO TO YANKEES HIGHLIGHTS DEADLINE DEALS

ICHIRO TO YANKEES HIGHLIGHTS DEADLINE DEALS

The 2012 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline looms ahead and on  Monday the dominos continued to fall with several high-profile moves. The market has been altered with the new collective bargaining agreement that has done away with compensation picks from years past. Also in play is an added wildcard playoff spot, which puts more teams in contentions and […]

CBA BRINGS CHANGES TO DRAFT

CBA BRINGS CHANGES TO DRAFT

The First Year Player Draft will be held June 4-6 this year and it will be the first draft since the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement which made major changes to the process. There are fewer rounds, 40 instead of 50, and the signing deadline has been moved up from August 15 to July 13. […]

ANNIVERSARY OF MUNSON’S DEATH TODAY

ANNIVERSARY OF MUNSON’S DEATH TODAY

On August 2, 1979 I was in the back yard playing catch with my Return-A-Ball net when my sister called out from one of the windows in the house to tell me Yankees C Thurman Munson had died. In the wake of two World Series losses for my team, the Dodgers, at the hands of […]

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