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  1. Masahiro Tanaka dominates the Cubs

    Apr 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    That’s 28 strikeouts in his first three big league starts.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  3. Francisco Cervelli exits with leg injury

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    The Yankees may need a back-up back-up first baseman now.

  4. Ichiro Suzuki on being benched by Yankees: “It’s nothing I’ve ever experienced before”

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    ichiro suzuki getty

    Ichiro Suzuki is a bench player for the first time in his career at age 40. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Yankees, as they go with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran as the starting outfield, and Suzuki talked to Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger about how he’s feeling.

  5. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos open to extending veteran players

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays general manager Anthopoulos talks to the media at the team's MLB baseball spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida

    In a Q&A with Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he would consider further extending veterans Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Reyes. In doing so, Anthopoulos cited veterans Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz as examples of older players being very productive. He added, “I would not put it past…

  6. 2014 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    Yankees logo

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…

  7. Carlos Beltran wins a grievance against Scott Boras

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    Boras sulking

    You don’t hear a ton about the inner workings of player-agent relationships, but it can get pretty contentious. One point of contention: when a player fires his agent and signs with a new one just before a big payday. That’s what Carlos Beltran did with Scott Boras before Beltran signed with the Cardinals, and Boras…

  8. The Yankees were no-hit by the Marlins in Panama

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:14 AM EDT

    Steve Cishek

    It may be spring training, but no-hitters are always fun. Marlins pitchers Brad Hand, Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos, and Arquimedes Camineros combined for nine innings of no-hit baseball against the Yankees. The game was played at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama as part of the “Legend Series”. Brad Hand started the game and went five…

  9. Could the Yankees find a match for Ichiro Suzuki in the Phillies?

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    ichiro getty

    ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted earlier that Ichiro Suzuki appears to be the odd man out in the Yankees’ outfield and adds that the Phillies could use outfield help. The Yankees, of course, will have recent free agent additions Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran in center and right, respectively, and Brett Gardner in left. Alfonso Soriano…

  10. Liquor, cockroaches, grand hotels, old ballparks, national anthems and more spring training fun

    Mar 3, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

    Tbows

    LAKELAND, FL — As this post goes live on Monday morning I am somewhere on I-4. Or I-75. Or I-275. I don’t know, I’m heading to Sarasota to check out the Twins-Orioles game and as I’m typing this I don’t know which way I’m going. Just that I’m going early. Because this is the Grapefruit…

  11. Carlos Beltran doesn’t like Mets officials talking smack about Ruben Tejada

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    mets logo

    It’s been a while since Carlos Beltran played for the Mets, but he apparently remembers it well. Indeed, he’s seeing echoes of some of the stuff that happened to him happen to Ruben Tejada. Specifically: anonymous sources speaking ill of the player to the media. Beltran doesn’t like it: “Anonymous?” Beltran said. “Come on. Anonymous?…

  12. Brian Cashman says it’s “asking too much” to expect Masahiro Tanaka to be an ace

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    masahiro tanaka getty

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman is doing his best to temper expectations for his $175 million pitcher. Per ESPN’s Andrew Marchand, Cashman says it would be “asking too much” to expect Tanaka to perform like an ace. Instead, he sees Tanaka as “a really solid, consistent No. 3 starter.” Cashman expects Tanaka to experience “some growing…

  13. Wanna buy Carlos Beltran’s Long Island mansion?

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

    Beltran house

    Well, you can’t unless the contract currently on it falls through. But I doubt you have the money anyway. You can go to Realtor.com and gawk at it however. Especially the Carlos Beltran-as-a-Met mural:   I’d probably keep that if I were the buyer. Maybe put a big Adam Wainwright mural on the opposite wall.…

  14. Masahiro Tanaka will help, but the Yankees need much more than him to be a contender

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

    Yankees logo

    The offseason distorts things. The wintertime focus on individual player signings and the underlying optimism everyone seems to have about the prospects of their local nine often makes us forget that, in baseball, one player cannot make the difference between winning and losing. Heck, sometimes even three players don’t. Just ask Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton,…

  15. Yankees designate Vernon Wells for assignment

    Jan 10, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Wells hits two-run home run against Kansas City Royals in their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, dropping the veteran outfielder from the 40-man roster and exposing him to the waiver wire. Wells got off to a great start in New York, but ended up hitting just .233 with 11 homers and a .631 OPS in 130 games…

  16. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  17. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  18. Carlos Beltran introduced by the Yankees, takes a shot at the Mets

    Dec 20, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran had his introductory news conference with the Yankees today and said all the things a guy who just signed with the Yankees is expected to say. It’s a great organization, it was his dream to play in pinstripes, etc. etc. But of course, since Beltran spent so much time with the Mets, he…

  19. Yankees Hot Tub Time Machine

    Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    hot tub time machine

    It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…

  20. Brian Cashman is sick of stupid questions

    Dec 18, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    Carlos Beltran‘s three-year, $45 million deal with the Yankees still hasn’t been officially announced nearly two weeks later, so Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York asked general manager Brian Cashman what’s up. Cashman’s response: There are terms to do, physicals to take, items to be worked out when you do a contract … There’s no…

  21. Report: Shin-Soo Choo rejected a $140 million deal from the Yankees

    Dec 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    This is interesting: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reports that the Yankees offered Shin-Soo Choo a seven-year, $140 million contract. It reportedly came after the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury for $153 million. Passan says Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, countered for more money, after which the sides parted ways and the Yankees pivoted to Carlos Beltran. That’s…

  22. Recapping the Winter Meetings and looking ahead to the rest of the offseason

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:10 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings pic

    A week in the sun and warmth is over. A week of the hottest hot stove action in recent memory preceded it. It’s pretty easy to say that a great bulk of the work teams needed to do before Opening Day 2014 has been accomplished since we tossed the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers. But…

  23. Rosenthal: Chances of a Mark Trumbo trade “increasing”

    Dec 9, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has routinely downplayed a potential trade of Mark Trumbo so far this offseason, but things are heating up at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Sources: Chances of Trumbo trade increasing. #Angels more open. #Dbacks pushing. Other teams in, all with improving offers.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 09, 2013 The Diamondbacks…

  24. Yankees shopping Ichiro Suzuki

    Dec 8, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    ichiro suzuki getty

    Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s no indication that any sort…

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