New York Yankees
Jacoby Ellsbury came through the Red Sox system and was beloved by Sox fans. Not anymore. He will be booed as loudly as Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens were when they came back to Fenway.
“Money, first of all. Money won’t bring you happiness. You have to recognize that. You have to be happy where you play, where you enjoy the fans … it becomes your home.”
While Robinson Cano is mulling reported offers for mega millions, the Yankees are not waiting around with baited breath. They are getting busy at second base.
According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the Mets and Curtis Granderson are talking terms on a long-term deal.
MLB needs the Yankees at their best, and their worst. To drive up prices, to drive up interest, baseball needs the Yankees to be interesting. And, as always, it took a Steinbrenner to make that happen.
Ellsbury, who turned 30 in September, led the majors with 52 stolen bases despite being hobbled late in the season by a broken right foot. The lefty-hitting leadoff man batted .298 with nine homers and 53 RBIs.
The Yankees and star free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury have reached a seven-year deal, sources say.
Is a few extra million worth leaving New York? That’s what Robinson Cano is facing as his market finally begins to expand, with reports of the Seattle Mariners’ interest.
While teams weigh demands from free agents and the market continues to play itself out, the Yankees lay in wait. It appears they have not yet begun to spend.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has named former Tony Clark as its new executive director.
Imagine the Yankees getting outbid for a player by the Kansas City Royals. Unheard of, right? It’s definitely possible.
Is there a market for Robinson Cano beyond the New York Yankees? That is what we hope to learn at the Winter Meetings next week in Orlando.
The Yankees have reportedly offered free agent starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda a raise. Meanwhile, they remain far apart in negotiations with Robinson Cano.
The Yankees have brought back a valuable infield depth piece. Veteran shortstop Brendan Ryan’s two-year contract was made official on Monday.
The Yankees announced on Monday morning that the club has traded catcher Chris Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named.