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Brian Cashman (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Brian Cashman Outlines His Plan

The Yanks are still looking for a second baseman/third baseman type and are trying to bring the lineup “back to the top two or three offenses in the game. We need more work there.”

12/10/2013

Robinson Cano #24 congratulates Derek Jeter #2. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Not Surprised That Cano Bolted The Bronx For Seattle

“We got pretty close throughout the years, but I understand it’s a business. It’s a business on both sides. I would have liked to have played with him longer but you understand it’s a business, guys move on.”

12/10/2013

Brett Gardner (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Should Yankees Trade Gardner?

Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.

12/10/2013

Joe Torre after being named American League Manager of the Year in 1998. (Photo  by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Joe Torre’s Destiny Became Yankees Dynasty

Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.

12/10/2013

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pitching-Hungry Mets Meet With Bartolo Colon’s Agent

The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.

12/09/2013

Carlos Beltran, then of the St. Louis Cardinals, hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game 2 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on Oct. 24, 2013. Beltran signed a three-year deal with the Yankees on Dec. 6. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Are The Yankees Better Than 2013 After Signings?

Sweeny Murti says the Yankees have improved at catcher and their outfield is better. The infield still has some questions, especially with the known returnees Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira coming off major injuries.

12/07/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Mariners Now Real Players For Cano, But Yankees Not Budging

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.

12/03/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: How Is The Market Shaping Up For Robinson Cano?

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.

12/03/2013

Brian McCann rounds the bases after hitting a  home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Show They’re Still Serious Spenders With McCann

Did the Yankees overpay for catcher Brian McCann? Sure, but they had a hole to fill and they moved quickly.

11/25/2013

Pitcher Joba Chamberlain (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Sweeny: If Joba, Hughes Leave They Will Go Down As Disappointments, Not Busts

Yes, we all helped create the hype and bought into it. We expected more based on a lot of early promise. That makes them disappointing, but far from busts.

11/22/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Cano Sweepstakes Just Getting Started & More Yankees Thoughts

It’s not even Thanksgiving. Why is everyone so worked up about Robinson Cano’s market not shaping up yet?

11/18/2013

David Robertson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Robertson Waiting For Word On Closer Role

David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.

11/07/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals work out during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. The Red Sox host the Cardinals in Game 1 on October 23, 2013. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Random Thoughts Ahead Of The World Series

Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.

10/23/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: What Will Robinson Cano’s Deal Look Like? The Survey Says…

My question to 40 major league executives, agents and players-turned-broadcasters was “What will Robinson Cano sign for?” So what is the magic number?

10/22/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Robinson Cano  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Breaking Down Yankees’ Long List Of Free Agents

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.

10/14/2013

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