If the Yankees don’t trade for or sign a catcher in the coming months — which they’re not expected to do — Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart will compete for the starting job in spring training.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
Brian Cashman is pleased by the way the Yankees’ offseason is progressing.
There isn’t an obvious answer for the Yankees
A person with knowledge of the deal said the Pirates have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the three-time All-Star, hoping he can give them some pop at the plate and respectable defense behind it.
Sweeny Murti chatted with Mike Francesa about Yankees’ burning topics on Thursday.
According to various reports many teams are trying to pry free agent catcher Russell Martin away from the Yankees.
Andy Pettitte and the Yankees have agreed a one-year deal worth $12 million.
The Yankees agreed to terms with catcher Eli Whiteside.
“I can only say the Yankees told us they were interested in signing Soriano while expecting Rivera to come back,” agent Scott Boras said.
How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.
If Derek Jeter’s on-field mortality indeed represents the death of Yankee dominance, then you can still say it was one helluva run. No matter when the end, all empires fall, even Evil ones.
Alex Rodriguez started the Yankees’ biggest game of the year on the bench. After being pinch-hit for in Games 3 and 4 against the Baltimore Orioles, the $275 million third baseman was removed from the starting lineup for Game 5 on Friday.
I heard Yankees fans whine about Russell Martin, Joe Girardi, Ichiro Suzuki and, well, everyone but the sainted captain at shortstop. I had to roll my window down a foot in case of car (and fan) sickness.
The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.