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  1. Yankees reportedly in on everyone now that Robinson Cano is off the board

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Earlier today, second baseman Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners on a ten-year, $240 million contract, leaving the Yankees out in the cold with an infield that includes the embattled Alex Rodriguez, the hobbled Derek Jeter, the recovering Mark Teixeira, and the recently-signed Kelly Johnson. Now that they don’t have to set aside space for…

  2. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  3. Cardinals put faith in defensive numbers in signing Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta

    Jhonny Peralta should be a terrible defensive shortstop. Defensive ability peaks significantly younger than offensive ability, and Peralta wasn’t really any good defensively in what should have been his prime. As a 24-year-old in 2006, he was the game’s second worst shortstop by UZR. In 2007, he was the fifth worst. By 2008, Peralta graded…

  4. The Yankees are interested in Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 18, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

    johnny peralta headshot getty

    So far this offseason the Yankees have re-jiggered Derek Jeter‘s contract and signed Brendan Ryan. What’s one more shortstop among friends? Yankees expressing interest in free agent Jhonny Peralta, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSportsLive — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 18, 2013   Of course Peralta could play third base as a hedge against an…

  5. The Yankees sign Brendan Ryan

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

    brendan ryan yankees

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.com reports that the Yankees and shortstop Brendan Ryan have agreed to terms. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported that the sides were close last week. Ryan is one of baseball’s worst hitters, but he’s perhaps the best defensive shortstop this side of Andrelton Simmons. His signing by the…

  6. Yankees close to re-signing Brendan Ryan as Derek Jeter insurance

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    brendan ryan yankees

    Back in September the Yankees acquired Brendan Ryan from the Mariners as emergency infield help even though he wouldn’t have even been eligible for the playoffs and now they’re close re-signing the free agent, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. No word on the exact money yet, but Sherman says it’ll be…

  7. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    stephen drew throwing getty

    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  8. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  9. Derek Jeter thinks he’ll be OK next year. Will the Yankees agree?

    Oct 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has a Derek Jeter story today, the upshot of which is Jeter thinking that the real reason he couldn’t get healthy and up to speed in 2013 was because he was unable to pursue his usual offseason conditioning routine due to his broken leg last year.  He thinks, however, he’ll be…

  10. Red Sox sweep away Yankees to continue incredible run

    Sep 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Red Sox' Bogaerts singles in the seventh inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston

    Mariano Rivera was honored Sunday prior to his last ever regular-season appearance at Fenway Park. The Red Sox made sure that was the only time he’d see the mound all weekend. The Red Sox shook off a first-inning Yankees run with three of their own and routed the Bombers 9-2 for a three-game sweep in…

  11. Robinson Cano bunted for a double against the Red Sox

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Facing an infield shift with the bases empty and two outs in the first inning, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano bunted down the third base line against Red Sox starter John Lackey. With third baseman Will Middlebrooks playing too far off the line, the ball trickled towards the stands to the left of the line. Shortstop…

  12. Derek Jeter is VHS

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    jeter rehab getty

    Grant Brisbee pretty ably sums up the future of Derek Jeter at shortstop for the New York Yankees. Specifically, that he has none. That even if he exercises his player option for next year and comes back it’s likely to be as the Yankees DH/utility guy because he’ll be 40 and shortstops just don’t play…

  13. Yankees acquire shortstop Brendan Ryan from Mariners

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    brendan ryan getty

    As first reported by MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, the Yankees have acquired shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Mariners for a player to be named later. If you needed any further indication that Derek Jeter‘s left ankle soreness is a concern, this would be it. Ryan is one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball, but he…

  14. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 4, Rays 2: Chris Davis homers again. Number 46 on the year. He’s four short of the all-time Orioles record. He tied Rafael Palmiero for the most home homers in Orioles history with 25. Tommy Hunter got the save, as it does appear that Buck Showalter is gonna go with the hot hand now.…

  15. Rosenthal: Dan Haren, Erik Bedard, Brendan Ryan and Matt Lindstrom have cleared waivers

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    dan haren getty

    Loads of baseball players are passed through waivers every August and we only wind up with a handful of acutal waiver trades, but here’s the word anyway from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal: Cleared waivers, can be traded to any team: #Nationals’ Haren, #Astros’ Bedard, #WhiteSox’s Lindstrom, #Cubs’ Guerrier, #Mariners’ Ryan. 1/2 — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

  16. Ike Davis plans to bunt more often

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    Mets first baseman Ike Davis attempted to bunt for a base hit in the bottom of the second inning with one out and the bases empty and his team down 1-0. He was facing an infield shift, so his thought was to drop a bunt down the third base line for an easy infield single,…

  17. Mariners call up shortstop prospect Brad Miller

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brad Miller

    A month after calling up Nick Franklin from Triple-A to take over as their starting second baseman the Mariners are calling up Brad Miller to take over as their starting shortstop. Miller was crushing the ball for Tacoma, hitting .356 with six homers and a 1.022 OPS in 26 games following a promotion from Double-A…

  18. Royals claim righty Maikel Cleto off waivers from Cardinals, DFA outfielder Quintin Berry

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    cleto getty

    As first reported by Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Royals have claimed hard-throwing right-handed reliever Maikel Cleto off waivers from the Cardinals and designated outfielder Quintin Berry for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Cleto, a 24-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, was traded from the Mariners to the…

  19. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Jeremy Bonderman Getty

    After sitting out the 2011 season and undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, Jeremy Bonderman was completely off the radar coming into this season. However, after being called up to join the Mariners’ rotation late last month, Bonderman is finally back in the win column. Bonderman held the Yankees to one run on three hits…

  20. Mariners call up shortstop prospect Nick Franklin, demote Dustin Ackley to minors

    May 27, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin

    Seattle shortstops are just barely out-hitting National League pitchers this season and the Mariners have finally decided to do something about it. Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that they’re calling up Triple-A shortstop Nick Franklin. Franklin ranked as a top 100 prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com coming into the season…

  21. Rangers put one over on Jeff Nelson, get free out against Mariners

    May 25, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

    Sucre 3

    Two on, none out for the Mariners in the bottom of the second inning Friday against the Rangers. Jesus Sucre, making his first major league start, his a grounder to first that appeared to be turned into a 3-6-3 double play. Except…

  22. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  23. Robert Andino designated for assignment by the Mariners

    May 24, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar, Robert Andino

    Not long ago the Mariners benched Brendan Ryan for Robert Andino. Not realizing, it seemed, that while neither of then could hit their way out of a wet paper bag, at least Ryan could flash some serious leather. Someone finally figured that out, however: Andino has been designated for assignment. Andino was hitting .184/.253/.237 in 85…

  24. Mariners shortstops are hitting worse than NL pitchers

    May 16, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brendan Ryan

    Our own D.J. Short passes along this amazing stat: Mariners shortstops have combined to hit .121 with a .318 OPS this season. National League pitchers have combined to hit .124 with a .323 OPS this season. So through one-fourth of the season Seattle’s shortstops have been out-hit by pitchers. Think about that. Brendan Ryan has…

  25. Mariners bench .143-hitting Brendan Ryan for .163-hitting Robert Andino

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    brendan ryan getty

    Brendan Ryan is a great defensive shortstop, but he’s hitting .143 this season after hitting .194 last year and the Mariners have decided to bench him. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that Robert Andino will take over as the starting shortstop, with Ryan shifting into a utility man role. Of course, Andino is hitting just…

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