Sweeny's Yankees Notes: Harper To The Bronx After 2018 A Mortal LockWhen Bryce Harper wins the NL MVP award on Thursday night he will officially have the hardware that puts him right alongside Mike Trout as the best player in the game.
Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To UpgradeThe Yankees have passed the Memorial Day marker in striking distance of the surprising frontrunner, Toronto. And now it's time to start thinking about the trading deadline.
Sweeny: New Faces Ellsbury And McCann Are The Yankees' New CoreThe Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here -- and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
Sweeny: MLB Awards And Jeter's Suddenly Intriguing Contract; Talkin' ProspectsBy week’s end, Derek Jeter’s $8 million dollar option (already now $9.5 million) for 2014 could grow to $11.5 million. And that would be another wrinkle for the Yankees as they try to reduce their payroll.
Sweeny: Random Yankee Thoughts From The West CoastThe Yankees have as deep a bench as they have had since the championship teams of the late ‘90’s. In the wake of Brett Gardner’s injury, Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones have filled in well and Eric Chavez has gotten more at-bats.
Hartnett: Yankees' Cashman Played This Hand Well, And May Not Be Done DealingIn a matter of hours on Friday night, the Yankees waived goodbye to prized prospect Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi and welcomed much-needed arms to their rotation. GM Brain Cashman stayed patient and appears to have won big.