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  1. Michael Bourn is still waiting for some love

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:19 PM EST

    Michael Bourn

    Considered by many as the No. 2 free agent hitter available this winter, Michael Bourn has now gone three months with seemingly no market developing for his services. The Braves struck early to sign B.J. Upton to replace him. The Phillies also targeted Upton and then traded for Ben Revere after coming up short. The…

  2. The Yankees are still interested in Scott Hairston

    Dec 28, 2012, 11:03 AM EST

    Scott Hairston

    In past years I would not make much of an effort to post about the Yankees’ possible interest in role players, but in a world where their failure to land guys like Jeff Keppinger and Nate Schierholtz actually upsets people, this is relevant: The Yankees starting outfield is Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki ……

  3. Report: Mariners have “serious interest” in Raul Ibanez

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:02 AM EST

    Getty Raul Ibanez

    The Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales from the Angels this week in exchange for Jason Vargas, but they aren’t done trying to add bats. George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Mariners have “serious interest” in Raul Ibanez. It’s a bit of an odd fit on the surface, as the club…

  4. Brian Cashman says Yankees “are talking to Raul Ibanez”

    Dec 19, 2012, 9:15 AM EST

    Raul Ibanez

    General manager Brian Cashman said yesterday that the Yankees “are taking to Raul Ibanez” about returning to New York. Ibanez came up huge in the postseason, but had a modest regular season performance at age 40, hitting .240 with 19 homers and a .761 OPS in a platoon role that shielded him from tough left-handed…

  5. The Yankees are close to bringing back Ichiro Suzuki

    Dec 10, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

    We saw a premature report out of Japan late last month, but it appears that Ichiro Suzuki will indeed be back with the Yankees next season. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are “moving closer” to an agreement with Ichiro and that a deal is expected to be done within the next few days.…

  6. The Yankees are listening to offers for Granderson, Hughes and Nova

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:01 AM EST

    phil hughes getty

    We heard about the Yankees’ willingness to listen to offers for Curtis Granderson the other day, but Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says that they’re willing to listen to offers for Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova as well. I can see dealing Nova, but Hughes is, at present anyway, the team’s third or fourth…

  7. The Yankees are willing to trade Curtis Granderson

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:33 AM EST

    curtis granderson getty

    One of the biggest trades in recent history went down at the Winter Meetings a few years ago. It involved Curtis Granderson. Could we see such a thing happen again this year? Buster Olney says it’s at least possible: NYY have been open to talks about Curtis Granderson. If they move his $15m salary, it…

  8. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EST

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  9. Tigers non-tender reliever Daniel Schlereth

    Nov 30, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    daniel-schlereth-tigers

    Detroit has non-tendered left-handed reliever Daniel Schlereth, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Schlereth was the Diamondbacks’ first-round pick in 2008 and went to the Tigers in the big three-team deal with the Yankees involving Curtis Granderson, Max Scherzer, Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, Edwin Jackson, and Phil Coke in December of 2009. He tossed 49 innings…

  10. The MLBPA elects its player reps

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    Curtis Granderson Reuters

    When I had a real job my boss used to call me the “shop steward.” But that was because (a) I was lazy; and (b) he hated unions and thought that laziness was the primary trait of unions. It was a great office. In reality, union representatives do things, all while still having to focus…

  11. Russell Martin wants $9-10 million a year over four years

    Nov 27, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

    Russell Martin Getty

    Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York has a source telling him what Russell Martin‘s contract demands are: I’m told Martin is looking for four years and $9-10M per. Doubt Yanks will do that. — Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) November 27, 2012   $10 million is what Curtis Granderson and Hiroki Kuroda made this past season. With…

  12. Tigers broadcasters also have no use for WAR

    Nov 19, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

    Drew Smyly

    The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has been handing out a Tigers Rookie of the Year award since 1969, counting Mark Fidrych, Lou Whitaker, Curtis Granderson and Justin Verlander among the previous winners. On Monday, they announced the 2012 award, giving it to outfielder Quintin Berry over left-hander Drew Smyly. Berry hit .258/.330/.354 with two homers,…

  13. Yankees considering using Curtis Granderson in corner outfield spot, Brett Gardner in center field

    Nov 1, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

    AP Granderson Gardner

    It’s surprising this hasn’t been a bigger controversy at some point over the past three years, but the Yankees are finally considering making a change in center field. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that the Yankees are mulling over moving Curtis Granderson to a corner outfield spot and using Brett Gardner in center field. While…

  14. Yankees exercise options on Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, David Aardsma

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    curtis granderson getty

    In a pair of no-brainer moves the Yankees have exercised their 2013 options on Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano. Granderson and Cano will each make $15 million, and they’ll both be eligible for free agency next winter. Despite a pair of ugly postseason performances obviously Granderson and Cano on one-year commitments are easy calls. Mark…

  15. Ichiro Suzuki “strongly wants to stay with the Yankees”

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Ichiro

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke to an unnamed “person close to” Ichiro Suzuki who says the impending free agent “strongly wants to stay with the Yankees.” According to Sherman’s source Suzuki “enjoyed playing in a professional, winning atmosphere with so many contemporaries near his age range” and a one-year contract “in the…

  16. Heyman: Yankees have no interest in retaining Nick Swisher

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:08 PM EST

    Nick Swisher

    According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees will make free-agent-to-be Nick Swisher a qualifying offer this winter, but they have “no interest” in re-signing him to a multiyear deal. The qualifying offer, which would be worth about $13.5 million for 2013, would secure the Yankees a draft pick if Swisher leaves as a free…

  17. This just isn’t the time for Yankees to trade Alex Rodriguez

    Oct 19, 2012, 1:04 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    As far as I can tell, Alex Rodriguez committed two crimes this month. He played pretty horribly in the playoffs, which hardly put him among the minority of Yankees hitters, and he embarrassed his team by reportedly trying to get a woman’s digits from the dugout. In the case of the latter, absolutely no one…

  18. Ranking the blame as Yankees get swept

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:47 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    It takes more than a couple of goats for a team to get swept in a seven-game series. Let’s run down the five people most responsible for the Yankee meltdown. Derek Jeter‘s ankle not being a person, we’ll leave it out of this. 5. Eric Chavez – Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily, yet Chavez was worse.…

  19. ALCS Game 4 lineups: A-Rod, Granderson (still) benched

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Nick Swisher, RF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

  20. ALCS Game 4 lineups: A-Rod, Granderson benched

    Oct 17, 2012, 5:24 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Nick Swisher, RF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

  21. Looking ahead to tonight’s playoff action

    Oct 17, 2012, 8:53 AM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lohse delivers a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in St. Louis

    Sad jams:  this could be the last time we have multiple baseball games on one day this year. What’s on tap: Giants vs. Cardinals, 4PM Eastern: Fox:  The series is tied 1-1, but in some ways it feels like the Cardinals are behind. Probably because their starting pitching is in need of some stability. Indeed,…

  22. ALCS Game 3 lineups: Yankees vs. Tigers

    Oct 16, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Brett Gardner, LF           1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Ichiro Suzuki, RF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

  23. Verlander vs. The Yankees: it hardly seems fair

    Oct 16, 2012, 6:39 AM EST

    justin verlander getty

    The Tigers are up 2-0 in the ALCS. They are back home in Detroit. The Yankees offense is sending scribes to the thesaurus to find new words to describe their anemic offense ( feeble, infirm, pallid, sickly, wan, impotent, debilitated, decrepit, enervated, faint, flaccid, forceless, frail, impuissant).  And, oh yeah, Justin Verlander is on the mound…

  24. Chris Carpenter evens things up against Giants with RBI double

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 PM EST

    Getty Chris Carpenter

    Ryan Vogelsong retired David Freese and Daniel Descalso to begin the top of the second inning, but he paid dearly for issuing a two-out walk to Pete Kozma. Chris Carpenter — yes, Chris Carpenter — followed by doubling into the left-center field gap to score Kozma and tie the game at 1-1. Carpenter went 2-for-3…

  25. Brett Gardner could get a shot in the starting lineup

    Oct 15, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been resistant to use Brett Gardner in the starting lineup because he only has four at-bats in the majors (including one on Saturday) since his elbow injury in mid-April, but the team’s continued struggles on offense have them reconsidering matters. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was on the “The Michael…

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