Keidel: It's Time For Phil Hughes To Pitch Up To Snuff For The YankeesAside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the "upside" banner quite tattered, it's time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
Keidel: Shallow Hal Steinbrenner Should Have Signed HamiltonGeorge Steinbrenner's commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn't following his father's lead.
David Phelps Will Be Important Piece For Yankees PitchingWhether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
Keidel: Pinstripe Peril -- Expect The Yankees To Fall Short In 2013The Yankees are good, not great. And that's probably not good enough, especially when you gauge how they gouge you at the turnstiles. $5 waters and $10 beers don't taste too hot when the team gets cold and old.
Yankees Reportedly Interested In Signing Free-Agent Travis HafnerMultiple sources have reported that New York is interested in signing the 35-year-old free agent as the club looks to find a more suitable bat to serve as designated hitter.
Hal Steinbrenner On The Yankees' Offseason: 'We're Not Done Yet'"We've signed three or four of the biggest free agents on the market, and we're pretty happy with that," Steinbrenner said. "...We've got some work to do, still. We need another bat. We're not done yet."
Brian Cashman Cautions Yankees Fans To Expect Far Less Home Runs In 2013“I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”
Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez No Longer Yankees As They Agree To New ContractsA person familiar with the negotiations says Nick Swisher has agreed to a $56 million, four-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Raul Ibanez and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
Hartnett: A-Rod's Injury Dramatically Changes Yankees' Offseason PlansLosing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.
Ibanez Wants To Stay With Yankees; News Corp. Securing Stake In YES?Raul Ibanez says he'll have a connection with the Yankees "forever." Still, he wants to extend his current relationship with the franchise for at least one more year.
Hartnett: Torii Hunter Would Solve Yankees' ProblemsWhile the ALCS was one-sided, the battle for one of the most desirable free agents is expected to be a lot tighter.