New York Yankees

January 16, 2011 - 3:14 am
It was not long ago that teams signed free agents without regard for the draft pick they would have to sacrifice to do so. Clearly, that has changed. Indeed, the pick that a team must sacrifice to sign a Type A free agent who rejects salary arbitration from his former club has become so significant...
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January 14, 2011 - 10:49 am
Buster Olney of ESPN.com suggested ( via twitter ) that the Yankees ' decision to sign reliever Rafael Soriano to a three-year, $35 million was driven more by ownership than by New York's baseball operations department. And based on what Brian Cashman has said about his beliefs in bullpen...
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December 14, 2010 - 6:03 am
According to a tweet from MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez , the Yankees have agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Russell Martin. A two-time All-Star with the Dodgers (2007, 2008), the 27-year-old  Martin slipped in 2010, batting just .248 with a slugging percentage of just .332. It is believed that...
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Kirk Minihane
December 14, 2010 - 6:00 am
According to a tweet from MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez , the Yankees have agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Russell Martin . A two-time All-Star with the Dodgers, Martin slipped in 2010, batting just .248 with a slugging percentage of just .332. It is believed that the Red Sox were also...
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December 13, 2010 - 9:17 am
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com is reporting that sources have indicated that the Nationals and Blue Jays are among the leaders for Royals ace Zach Greinke . Royals general manger Dayton Moore is reportedly looking for middle-infielder prospects who are close to being major-league ready, in return for...
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November 29, 2010 - 8:14 pm
According to ESPN.com , the Yankees and the agent for Derek Jeter have not been negotiating since at least the holiday weekend, with the Yankees waiting until Jeter and agent Casey Close "drink the reality potion," according to a source cited by the article. The Yankees, according to the website,...
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November 09, 2010 - 11:13 am
According to a story by Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com , the Yankees will make Derek Jeter an offer in the coming weeks, for more than his market value. A source close to both sides in negotiations said, ""The Yankees are going to overpay him... The question is, how much are they going to...
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October 27, 2010 - 12:55 pm
The New York Yankees will not pick up the 2011 options on big name free-agent signees Lance Berkman and Kerry Wood , the Newark Star Ledger reports. The Yankees will also not pick up the option on Nick Johnson , who was added before the start of the 2010 season. Berkman's contract included a $15...
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October 27, 2010 - 8:30 am
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Tigers are "deeply interested" in free-agent-to-be Carl Crawford , and suggests that the Tampa Bay All-Star could be an excellent fit for Detroit's spacious Comerica Park . Rosenthal notes that a pairing of Crawford and AL Rookie of the Year favorite...
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October 26, 2010 - 8:03 pm
Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee , speaking to reporters on the eve of Game 1 of the World Series , said that the boorish behavior of fans at Yankee Stadium that troubled his wife , Kristin , will not affect his coming decision about where to play. Lee, who is 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight career...
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