Keidel: Empire Strikes Blank, Yankees Are Too Old And Too ExpensiveYou may not recognize the new team, but you'll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.
Report: Cano Contract So Massive, Mariners Might Be Too Strapped To Do Anything ElseThe Mariners, who went 71-91 last season and have holes all over, are having all kinds of trouble putting together cash to add complementary pieces around Cano in a lineup that struggled mightily to score runs last season.
Yankees 2B Search Continues After Royals Reach Tentative Deal With InfanteThe Yankees were hesitant to give Infante more than three years, and the Royals decided to give the versatile infielder an extra year to help consummate the deal.
Sweeny: New Faces Ellsbury And McCann Are The Yankees' New CoreThe Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here -- and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
Yankees Respond To Robinson Cano's 'No Respect' Jab"We loved Robby. He's a great player," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. "We made an offer we were comfortable with making. It fell far short of obviously where Seattle was. So, in terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did."
Robinson Cano: 'I Didn't Get Respect' From YankeesCano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by Jeter, Posada and Rivera. But then Seattle blew him away.
Cano Says Goodbye, Thanks And Then Gets Ripped Apart By Yankees FansRobinson Cano may have been sincere when he took to social media on Thursday to thank Yankees fans for all their loyalty during his nine-year run in the Bronx, but they were in no mood to return the love. No mood, whatsoever.
Cashman: If I Were Cano, I Also Would Have Taken Seattle's Offer"If the numbers are right, he had 240 million reasons why he should go to Seattle," Cashman said poolside at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday. "If I was him, I would've done the same thing."
Sweeny: Girardi Presents Yankees Offseason State Of The UnionThe manager of the Yankees is generally used to acquiring great players, not losing them. Joe Girardi sat down to meet the media Tuesday and had the chance to publicly address for the first time the loss of Robinson Cano to Seattle.
Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Brian Cashman Outlines His PlanThe 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.”
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."
David Ortiz Surprised Yankees Didn't Re-Sign Cano'Young, talented players with the skills that he has, that’s what they’re getting. I couldn’t believe the Yankees let that walk away.'
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.
Empire Strikes Back: Yankees Agree To 3-Year Deal With BeltranHours after losing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees jumped right back up on the horse, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract.
Mariners Keeping Quiet On Cano News, Seattle Has Plenty Of Holes To FillThe Seattle Mariners are staying quiet on Friday about potentially signing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano. Seattle is looking to fill additional more holes.