Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees’ qualifying offers.
The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
With free agency set to begin, the Yankees have extended qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
“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.”
Following the Yankees’ worst year since 1992, there are a whole lot of questions and not many answers. Manager Joe Girardi hasn’t even committed to returning.
Despite baseball’s highest opening-day payroll at $230 million, the Yankees failed to claim one of the 10 playoff berths. “It hurts,” manager Joe Girardi said after it was over.
The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.
As the Yankees continue to surge then sputter, surge then sputter, I keep hearing from fans about how this team lacks heart and desire. Seriously? That’s about all this team has.
Brendan Ryan scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a wild pitch by Jim Johnson, and the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday night after blowing a four-run lead.
The Yankees and Orioles meet for the final time this year to close out a four-game series at Camden Yards, with 13-game loser Phil Hughes making his return to the rotation for New York.
Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.
Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.
“It’s been an up-and-down year for Phil,” manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday’s 6-4 win. “Huff’s been throwing the ball well and we’re just going to make the change.”