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Yankees rank second in Keith Law’s farm system rankings

It’s that time of year again. Prospect ranking season. Individual team prospect lists have been hitting the internet for weeks now, and in the coming days and weeks, all the major scouting publications will release their top 100 lists and farm system rankings. Earlier this week, Keith Law released his annual farm system rankings in three subscriber-only pieces: 1-10, 11-20, 21...
Via River Avenue Blues
3 hours ago

Dellin Betances ready to hold Yankees’ feet to fire in arbitration

Dellin Betances’ grip on the business of baseball is as firm as the hand that smothers the baseball when he delivers fastballs that look like aspirins and bowel-locking curveballs. With Betances and the Yankees $2 million apart and headed for an arbitration hearing in Betances’ initial dance with the process, the three-time All-Star said he...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees farm system a strength heading into 2017

Yankees Hot Stove takes an in-depth look at the team's top prospects entering the 2017 season.
Via YES Network
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Headley embraces new challenges while his Yankee status is anything but guaranteed

Chase Headley showed up to Yankee Stadium yesterday with a beard, as if he had been traded away to another team awhile ago. However, he still remains a member of the New York Yankees. He will shave his face clean before showing up to the Spring Training next month. When it’s all said and done, it’s unlikely fans will remember Headley as a part of the great Yankee lore. As we...
Via River Avenue Blues
22 hours ago

Cashman confirms the Yankees will go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances

According to Brendan Kuty, yesterday afternoon Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees and Dellin Betances are indeed heading to an arbitration hearing. Betances filed a $5M salary prior to last week’s deadline and the team countered with $3M. Cashman says the $2M gap is simply too big to bridge, so they’ll let the arbitration panel make the decision. “We’re not going to reach...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 day ago

WATCH: What are the Hall of Fame election odds for Alex Rodriguez?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Sal Licata discuss the Hall of Fame odds for Alex Rodriguez based on this year's results for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' hitting coach's updates: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird

Alan Cockrell breaks it down
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Don’t tell the veterans the Yankees can’t contend in 2017

As the Yankees trotted some of their prospects around the city this week, with talk of Clint Frazier taking over in left field in the not-too-distant future and Gleyber Torres somewhere in the infield, it was almost possible to forget that they will actually field a team in 2017. Though fans wait — and cross...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steinbrenners stress commitment to Yankees

The Steinbrenner family intends to continue owning the New York Yankees franchise for "eternity," managing general partner and vice chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal told the New York Post.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

Eliminating catcher's interferences could be key for Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury set a Major League record for catcher's interferences in a single season last year. Though it seemed to be an unorthodox way to get on base, Yankees hitting coach Alan Cockrell believes that eliminating those could be key to unlocking better performance from the veteran outfielder.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

Yankees headed to arbitration with Betances

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees plan to go to salary arbitration with reliever Dellin Betances, which would be the team's first hearing in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances submitted a proposed $5 million salary last week and the Yankees filed at $3 million. A hearing before three arbitrators will be scheduled for next month. ''We're not...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the New York Yankees starting rotation

At the exact halfway point of the MLB offseason, most front offices have the general framework of what their rosters will look like for the upcoming season.  The Yankees are no exception as they head into 2017, and the team constructed by general manager Brian Cashman features a lot of the same faces that it did the year prior.  With that in mind, let’s discuss what the 25-man...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clint Frazier talks New York Yankees future

New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier talks about his goals for the 2017 season, including breaking into the big leagues.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman mum on pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically if the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees bring Baby Bombers to NY to promote season

NEW YORK (AP) Clint Frazier thought to the future and predicted: ''It's going to be common for people to not like us.'' Rather than bring veterans, the Yankees had Frazier and fellow Baby Bombers James Kaprielian, Gleyber Torres and Chance Adams respond to fans' question at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night along with infielder Starlin Castro and general manager Brian Cashman...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017

Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available for Cubs games. Instead, fans will have to get their hands on a ticket directly...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to host CNBC reality show pilot

Alex Rodriguez hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not he’ll be a studio analyst for Fox Sports or ESPN during the upcoming MLB regular season. But the former New York Yankees third baseman and three-time American League MVP may still be on television sometime before baseball’s postseason. Rodriguez is slated to appear on a pilot episode as a host for a CNBC reality show...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration

Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration.
Via YES Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda, Gregorius reach deals; Betances and Yanks $2M apart

NEW YORK (AP) Right-hander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius were among six Yankees who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving reliever Dellin Betances as the only remaining player remaining eligible for salary arbitration. Betances asked for a raise to $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees. Betances made the minimum $507,500 last year after the team...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to make change outside mansion for privacy

Now that he no longer plays for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter has retired to his mansion in Tampa Bay. Life is undoubtedly good for the future Hall of Famer, but he wishes people would stop staring at him all the time. Earlier this week, Jeter got permission from the city to do something about that. According to Richard Danielson of the Tampa Bay Times, Jeter recently received...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Leg Presses 1,000 Pounds, Might Not Be Human

No one in professional baseball throws as hard as Aroldis Chapman. The New York Yankees relief pitcher took his already scorching velocity to another level last season, routinely lighting up the gun with 104-plus-mph offerings. He threw one pitch that clocked in at a blistering 105.1 mph. According to MLB Statcast, Chapman's four-seam fastball averaged 100.9 mph last season....
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees have not discussed extension with Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach with regard to ace righty Masahiro Tanaka’s future with the club. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night that he has yet to discuss a contract extension with Tanaka’s representatives. “We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka,” Cashman said, per Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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