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  1. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  2. Van Riper: Yankees should trade Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rivera throws against Washington Nationals during their exhibition MLB baseball game in Washington

    This is an, uh, interesting column by Tom Van Riper for Forbes. But [Cano is] also 30, and heading to free agency next fall represented by Scott Boras, who will no doubt be looking for a deal that pays his client well over $100 million until his 40th birthday, give or take. Even if Van…

  3. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    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 2013 season. Up next: The New York Yankees. The Big Question: Is the Jeter Dynasty over? People used to predict the end of the…

  4. Mariano Rivera diagnosed with migraine headaches

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

    rivera getty

    Mariano Rivera has been experiencing off-and-on headaches for the past two weeks, so the Yankees decided to get to the bottom of the matter. George A. King III of the New York Post has the update: The headaches weren’t as strong, but they didn’t go away. So Friday the Yankees sent baseball’s all-time saves leader…

  5. Goose Gossage really shouldn’t be disparaging Mariano Rivera

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Gossage

    Over the weekend Goose Gossage — while prefacing every statement with the caveat that he was not taking anything away from Mariano Rivera — said a lot of stuff that pretty clearly suggested that he was taking things away from Mariano Rivera.  The upshot: he’s a good one inning closer, that Mo, but back in…

  6. Derek Jeter in lineup this afternoon for first time since ankle fracture

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Mariano Rivera won’t be the only Yankees’ legend returning to action today. After receiving “final clearance” on his surgically-repaired ankle earlier this week, Derek Jeter will make his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat leadoff. Jeter hasn’t encountered any setbacks since surgery last October to…

  7. Mariano Rivera confirms that he will retire following the 2013 season

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    It was reported earlier this week that Mariano Rivera intends to retire following the 2013 season, but he made it official this morning at a press conference at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa. In a room packed with teammates, members of the front office and the media, Rivera started by joking that Yankees…

  8. Mariano Rivera “intends to retire” after this season, will make announcement Saturday

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    Last year Mariano Rivera changed his mind about retiring after knee surgery ended his season, but Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that “it’s an open secret” the Yankees closer “intends to retire” following this season. In fact, according to Olney “that announcement figures to be very soon, perhaps Saturday.” Obviously the motivation to return from…

  9. Joba Chamberlain’s chance to start will come next year

    Feb 27, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    Chances are that Joba Chamberlain is entering his final season with the Yankees. While he’s spent the majority of the last two seasons on the disabled list, he’s continued to amass service time and he’ll be eligible for free agency next winter at the tender age of 28. The news yesterday that Chamberlain still thinks…

  10. Joba Chamberlain thinks he can start

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    A couple of years back one of the hottest controversies around was whether Joba Chamberlain should be a starter or a reliever. The thinking of many was that he had amazing stuff and a history of starting in the minors so why not make him a starter?  Others, enamored with his initial callup as a…

  11. Quote of the Day: Derek Jeter on David Price’s facial hair stance

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    David Price won’t sign with the Yankees if it means shaving his beard? Please. The Captain knows what time it is. From Mark Feinsand of the Daily News: “Do you really think some player would say no, all things considered, if it was a good deal for them? I’m not talking about his situation, but…

  12. Yankees future Hall of Famers continue to be compared to dogs

    Feb 14, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    The other day Yankees president Randy Levine compared his show dog to Derek Jeter. Today Bob Klapisch compares Mariano Rivera to a greyhound: There he was, long and lean as a greyhound, delivering one easy toss after another, straight out of a da Vinci ink drawing. There’s perfect and then there’s Mariano Rivera releasing a…

  13. Nationals sign Rafael Soriano to two-year, $28 million deal

    Jan 15, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Well, this certainly came out of nowhere. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Nationals, who lose their first-round draft pick in order to sign him. Soriano was one of three remaining free agents with draft pick compensation attached. All…

  14. Report: Dodgers “looking into” signing Rafael Soriano

    Jan 14, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano Getty

    The market for free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has been pretty weak this winter, mostly because of the draft pick compensation tied to him after he opted out of his contract with the Yankees and then rejected a one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer. However, the deep-pocketed Dodgers could come to the rescue. “20 percent chance”…

  15. Derek Jeter has begun workouts at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa

    Jan 12, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty square

    The Yankees continue to express confidence that Derek Jeter will be ready for Opening Day following left ankle surgery. While he hasn’t been cleared for baseball activities yet, his rehab appears to be going as planned. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed today that Jeter is out of a…

  16. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    I don’t have a Hall of Fame vote, obviously, but I’ve written enough about it and criticized enough people who do have a vote that I may as well say what I’d do if I had the franchise. Here’s my whole ballot. I include everyone on it because, unlike so many of the voters, I…

  17. Yankees really, really don’t want Rafael Soriano back

    Jan 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    rafael-soriano-yankees

    Rafael Soriano is still looking for work, with the draft pick compensation attached to signing him no doubt crushing the reliever’s potential market, but just in case anyone thought he might end up back with the Yankees … The Yankees want the draft pick/draft dollars they’ll get when Soriano signs elsewhere more than they want…

  18. Yankees probably won’t welcome back Rafael Soriano

    Jan 6, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    rafael soriano yankees getty

    Rafael Soriano had a 2.26 ERA in 67 2/3 innings last year for the Yankees while converting 42 saves in 46 opportunities. But he has struggled to attract offers on the open market this offseason because of the draft pick (and draft pool money) that a team would have to forfeit in order to ink…

  19. Mariano Rivera to start throwing next week, says knee is at about “95 percent”

    Jan 5, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    Encouraging news to pass along regarding Mariano Rivera, who is currently working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Rivera said today that he plans to start his offseason throwing program next week. That’s earlier than normal for him, but…

  20. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  21. Mariano Rivera is “feeling good” and “will be ready” for Opening Day

    Dec 13, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    rivera waving

    Two weeks after officially returning to the Yankees on a one-year, $10 million deal Mariano Rivera made it very clear that he expects to be fully recovered from knee surgery by Opening Day. “Oh, yeah, I don’t see why not,” Rivera said, via Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News. “We have at least…

  22. Ichiro Suzuki’s agent says he’s now talking to other teams

    Dec 2, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    ichiro getty

    Tony Attanasio, the agent for Ichiro Suzuki, seems to be growing frustrated over the lack of attention his client is drawing from the Yankees here in early December. Via George King of the New York Post: “At the beginning we talked a lot but since that time, zero,” Attanasio said. “As far as we are…

  23. Yankees, Mariano Rivera agree on one-year, $10 million deal

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees and Rivera have agreed to terms on a one-year, $10 million contract. He’ll have the chance to earn more with incentives. 4:21 PM: We had a false report the other day, but now it appears it’s finally getting done: Source: #Yankees, Mariano Rivera are on verge…

  24. The Yankees are expected to sign Mariano Rivera this week too

    Nov 27, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Yankees are “optimistic” about signing a one-year deal with Mariano Rivera this week. Along with Pettitte and Ichiro, that would make the third old-timer the Yankees are supposed to lock up before the Winter Meetings. Each of the deals is defensible in and of themselves, but it is striking how…

  25. Ichiro would prefer to stay with the Yankees

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    Ichiro Getty

    Ichiro is drawing interest in free agency following a resurgent final two months of the season, but his agent, Tony Attanasio, told George A. King III of the New York Post that the veteran outfielder would like to stay with the Yankees. In fact, he’s willing to wait out contract talks with Andy Pettitte and…

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