New York Yankees
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.
For the 27-year-old right-hander and his ex-team, it proved a win-win. They both made good decisions.
Yankees then countered with a seven-year deal between $160 million and $175 million.
The Twins had the worst starting staff in the majors last year and have spent $73 million to upgrade it.
According to free agent second baseman Robinson Cano, the words “$300 million” have never come out of his mouth.
“Moose” pitched for the Orioles from 1991-2000 and then for the Bronx Bombers from 2001-2008. In 536 career starts, the Stanford alum went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts.
In the metropolitan area, we have teams that did well and not so well over the past year, but all of them have something to smile about.