Gary Sanchez

Dellin Betances (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To Upgrade

The 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.

05/28/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Brian McCann (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Sweeny: New Faces Ellsbury And McCann Are The Yankees’ New Core

The 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.

12/13/2013

Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman of the Yankees. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.

01/01/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: MLB Awards And Jeter’s Suddenly Intriguing Contract; Talkin’ Prospects

By 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.

11/13/2012

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 01: Andruw Jones #22 of the New York Yankees doubles to left field in the eight inning scoring Nick Swisher #33 during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 1, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Yankees defeated the Tigers 9-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Random Yankee Thoughts From The West Coast

The 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.

07/21/2012

Hiroki Kuroda (L), Michael Pineda (R) (credit: Jeff Gross and Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees’ Cashman Played This Hand Well, And May Not Be Done Dealing

In 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.

WFAN–01/14/2012