Palladino: Count On It — Yankees Will Spend For TalentBrian Cashman has holes to fill. He doesn’t have the farm talent to fill them all, or leverage for a trade. So that leaves free agency. It’s the Yankees’ way.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: D-Rob, 'Replacing Jeter,' Finding A Lefty PitcherI spoke to an MLB executive this week who believes David Robertson will get a three-year deal for $39 million or a four-year deal for $52 million. Some pretty good neighborhoods to occupy.
Sweeny: Pettitte Advises A-Rod To 'Get Everything Out' And More Yankees NotesThere is no shortage of reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s situation returning to the Yankees, unless of course you're waiting to hear from A-Rod himself. That day will come.
David Robertson Reportedly Looking To Match Papelbon's $50M DealThe $15.3 million qualifying offer rejected by Robertson would have made him the highest-paid closer in baseball. It appears he's still aiming for that distinction along with the security of a multi-year deal.
Yankees GM Cashman: David Robertson 'In The Driver's Seat' As Free AgentYankees GM Brian Cashman isn't sure what kind of deal David Robertson is looking for this winter. He'll find out soon enough after the closer turned down a $15.3 million qualifying offer.
Palladino: Free Agency Won’t Be Easy For YankeesThe events of last week indicated that signing veteran hole-fillers won’t be as easy as the Bombers might have hoped. In fact, they may be faced with additional, internal issues sooner than later.
Sweeny's Notes: How A-Rod Hijacked Another Week Of Yankees NewsThere is no longer a debate here. We know who Alex Rodriguez was and who he is, and let’s just leave it at that.
Report: Robertson Expected To Turn Down Yanks' Offer; 6 Teams Interested In CloserIf Robertson -- who won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009 and was an All-Star in 2011 -- declines the offer, he can still negotiate and ultimately re-sign with New York.
Report: Yankees Expected To Extend David Robertson A Qualifying OfferNo player in MLB history has ever accepted a qualifying offer, though there is a possibility that Robertson will become the first to do so.
9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs OnWith the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
David Robertson: Nick Saban Is A Better Leader Than Joe Girardi"This is nothing against Joe Girardi, but I’m going to have to give it to Nick Saban because he’s got three national championships with Alabama."
2 Perfect: Derek Jeter Bids Goodbye To Bronx In Signature FashionThe perfect script. Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his career.
Jeter Ends Long Skid, Yankees Beat Rays 3-2Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.
Yankees' Playoff Hopes Fading Fast With 14 Games LeftIt didn't matter that David Robertson had already pitched two days in a row. The Yankees desperately needed to preserve a ninth-inning lead, and their closer insisted he was capable.
Hartnett: Make No Mistake, The Yankees' Once-Mighty Empire Is CrumblingWith 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it's only going to get worse.