The reason why the Yankees and $189 million keep being brought up is if they can come in under that amount, their luxury tax rate would be slashed from 50 percent to 17.5 percent. A-Rod may be the key.
The Seattle Mariners appear to be all-in on Robinson Cano. According to a report in the Daily News, they may have made an offer to the free agent second baseman that trumps the Yankees’ latest offer.
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.
Imagine the Yankees getting outbid for a player by the Kansas City Royals. Unheard of, right? It’s definitely possible.
The Yankees have brought back a valuable infield depth piece. Veteran shortstop Brendan Ryan’s two-year contract was made official on Monday.
At least five teams are said to be in the mix for Carlos Beltran. But the Yankees are “emerging” as the top bet to land the free-agent outfielder, according to the New York Post.
While Derek Jeter is sidelined due to soreness, the Yankees picked up Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners.
The New York Mets signed veteran starter Aaron Harang late Sunday night. He was immediately assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong praised Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a phone interview with WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs.
No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
Donnie Baseball deserves another look from Hall of Fame voters. Between 1984-1987, Mattingly averaged 29 home runs and 120 RBIs per season. His on-base plus slugging during that stretch was .918, .939, .967 and .937.
David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
Andy Pettitte was in fine condition as the Yankees beat the Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.
Brendan Ryan and Jason Bay both hit two-out, two-run singles in Seattle’s four-run fourth inning, Bonderman pitched six sharp innings to win for the first time since 2010, and the Mariners beat the Yankees 4-1.