With New York unlikely to re-sign Granderson, general manager Brian Cashman has set his sights on star-studded outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman.
The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are lining up meetings with the agents of several of the biggest names on the free agent market for next week’s General Managers’ meetings.
According to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are developing the type of shopping list this offseason that conjures memories of their onslaught on the market four years ago.
“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”
There’s no question that the Yankees would love to bring the five-time All-Star back, but it all comes down to how much money he will command. It could get out of hand, even for the Yankees.
The Mets have agreed to a deal with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, sources have told WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong praised Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a phone interview with WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
A-Rod has sought the services of lawyer Joseph Tacopina in an attempt to fight back. Tacopina claims that the Yankees played Rodriguez last October without informing him that he was carrying a torn labrum.
The Yankees do not appear to be content to have just Alfonso Soriano and Alex Rodriguez as their main right-handed power threats down the stretch.
Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic. Valdespin will accept the 50-game ban without an appeal.
The appeals process could take months and if the suspension is upheld A-Rod could miss games into the 2015 season.
“I told (Brian) Cashman and Randy (Levine) that I’m ready to play, that I want to play tomorrow,” A-Rod told Francesa. “I made it very clear … Obviously I’m very, very disappointed.”
An MLB source told CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod that the five-time American League home-run champion could be looking at a lifetime ban. So will the three-time American League MVP cut a deal with the league?
Soriano made his major league debut with the Yankees in 1999. He hit .284 with 98 home runs, 270 RBIs in parts of five seasons with New York.