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  1. Behold, the world’s worst picture of Derek Jeter

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    I don’t have a whole lot of room to talk on this subject considering I use a BlackBerry and take horrible pictures with it on a regular basis, but this shot of Derek Jeter (allegedly!) by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post is hilariously awful: Jeter taking some infield pic.twitter.com/0qDlCaAsX6 — Kevin Kernan (@WheresKernan)…

  2. Derek Jeter takes BP and fields grounders at shortstop for first time this year

    Feb 3, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Coming off an injury-plagued 2013 season, Derek Jeter is going to command attention with pretty much every move that he makes this spring. Today was no different, as the Associated Press reports that he took live batting practice on the field and fielded grounders from shortstop for the first time this year. Jeter took 39…

  3. Michael Young and the chase for 3,000 hits

    Jan 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Michael Young led the American League in hits for the second time in his career in 2011, finishing with 213. That brought his career total to 2,061 through age 34, and despite a late start — he didn’t collect his first hit in the majors until age 24 — he appeared to have some shot…

  4. Report: The Yankees are now considering going after Stephen Drew

    Jan 23, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew Getty

    With questions all over their infield, many have speculated that free agent Stephen Drew could be a good fit for the Yankees. Now that the Yankees have blown past the $189 million threshold with the Masahiro Tanaka signing, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman hears that they are considering the possibility: There has been a thought the…

  5. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

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    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,…

  7. The Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka to a $155 million deal

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    tanaka getty

    And now, the big news we’ve been waiting for: BREAKING: Tanaka to #Yankees, seven years, $155M, opt-out after fourth year. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 22, 2014 The Yankees officially announced the Tanaka signing this afternoon. Many, including this writer, assumed the Dodgers were the front-runners. But that’s what one gets for assuming. The Yankees,…

  8. Derek Jeter has first on-field workout since his injury-plagued 2013

    Jan 20, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    According to the Associated Press, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had his first on-field workout today since his injury-plagued 2013 season. After hitting off a tee in a batting cage and fielding 108 grounders at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, he told reporters that his left ankle is no longer an issue. Jeter,…

  9. Derek Jeter is “saddened” by the A-Rod situation

    Jan 16, 2014, 7:42 AM EDT

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    The Captain has made his first public comments about Alex Rodriguez. As is usually the case with Derek Jeter, he hits the right notes and it’s hard to take any issue with what he said: “As a teammate, you’re saddened by the whole thing. The whole thing has been kind of messy . . . he’s…

  10. His 2014 season is history, as may be his career: so what is Alex Rodriguez’s legacy?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    In light of today’s ruling by the arbitrator, suspending him for 162 games, commentators will once again rush to the nearest television camera or take to their laptops and websites to tell us how Alex Rodriguez‘s legacy is now “forever tarnished” or words to that effect. When they do so, however, they will have to forget,…

  11. With A-Rod ban settled, where do the Yankees go from here?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    The Yankees can finally move forward with their plans for 2014 now that Alex Rodriguez has received a 162-game ban which also includes the postseason. And they have to be pretty happy with how things have worked out. It’s easy to see the benefits of having Rodriguez off the books for 2014, as he was…

  12. What to expect over the next five years of Hall of Fame balloting

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    crystal ball

    Don’t look at me like that. There’s literally nothing else going on right now. Anyway: The great Jay Jaffe — the creator of the JAWS Hall of Fame scoring system which ranks a candidate’s worthiness of induction — takes a look at the potential Hall of Fame ballots over the next five years to see…

  13. Rays sign Jayson Nix

    Jan 9, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Jayson Nix, who spent the past two seasons as a utility man for the Yankees, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rays. Nix has experience all over the field defensively, including filling in for Derek Jeter at shortstop last season, but he’s a 31-year-old career .218 hitter and hasn’t cracked a .700 OPS…

  14. The Yankees are not signing Stephen Drew

    Dec 31, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Peter Gammons says: Brian Cashman yesterday said Yanks are not signing Stephen Drew. How Sox do pillow contract that isn’t shoved down his throat is delicate — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 31, 2013   I think, politically speaking, it’s hard for the Yankees to sign Drew because Derek Jeter is still there and they signed…

  15. The Yankees have already spoken to Masahiro Tanaka’s agent

    Dec 27, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    tanaka japan getty

    Lots of teams are going to be in on Masahiro Tanaka, but the Yankees are moving quickly: Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the team has reached out to Tanaka’s agent, Casey Close. Close, of course, is Derek Jeter‘s agent, so there’s an existing relationship there. And the Yankees could use a starting pitcher pretty…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Derek Jeter has a “no cameras” policy in his Florida home

    Dec 17, 2013, 6:24 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter Getty

    From Page Six of the New York Post — pointed out to us by Larry Brown Sports — evidence of the wisdom and savvy of Derek Jeter: We’re told the famously private Yankee has a basket in the foyer of his 30,875-square-foot, multimillion dollar Davis Island home, dubbed by locals “St. Jetersburg.” All guests are…

  19. Yankees looking at Mark Reynolds, Michael Young

    Dec 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Michael Young Getty

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are contemplating Mark Reynolds, Michael Young and Brian Roberts as they seek to add to their infield.  Reynolds would be a re-signing after finishing last season with the Bombers. He hit .236/.300/.455 with six homers in 36 games with the Yankees and .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers in…

  20. Retired Numbers and The Yankees

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Billy Martin

    You may have heard … it looks like the New York Yankees will retire Joe Torre’s number. That is absolutely the right thing to do — heck Billy Martin’s number is retired — and it brings us just a little big closer to one of the cooler number things in sports: Very soon the first…

  21. Robinson Cano “didn’t want to play” for Joe Girardi

    Dec 7, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Cano Girardi AP

    Now that second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly accepted a 10-year, $240 million contract to leave the Yankees for the Mariners, we can open the floodgates on some anonymously-sourced bad-mouthing. We have our first such story from the Cano side of things, courtesy of George A. King III of the New York Post: “Robbie didn’t…

  22. 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…

  23. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  24. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  25. Did PED users cost Frank Thomas four MVP awards?

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

    Frank Thomas

    Frank Thomas is one of the best hitters of my lifetime and that guy should be in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, no question. He’s also a Hall-of-Fame-level call-out-his-contemporaries-on-their-PED-use-guy. Inner circle. He was at it again the other night at a speaking engagement: “I was the one player who was hurt the…

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