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Aroldis strategy brilliant on Cashman's part

On Wednesday night, Brian Cashman brought back Aroldis Chapman in arguably the biggest move of the Winter Meetings. While the headline is the size of Chapman's contract -- five years, $86 million -- the takeaway is how the Yankees played their hand when they became midseason sellers for the first time anyone could remember.
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7 hours ago

Hot stove: Yankees' deal with Aroldis Chapman a 'head-scratcher'; Will David Ortiz un-retire?

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11 hours ago

Estranged husband of Yankees co-owner selling Series rings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A former New York Yankees executive is selling his World Series rings. Felix Lopez is the estranged husband of Yankees co-owner Jessica Steinbrenner, a daughter of late owner George Steinbrenner. The auction house Hess Fine Art said Friday the six Series rings and league championship rings will go on sale online Wednesday at invaluable.com. Lopez was...
Via Associated Press
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WATCH: Matt Holliday - Five Facts

Get to know one of the newest members of the New York Yankees. Matt Holliday.
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WATCH: Has Brian Cashman set the Yankees for 2017?

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman discusses the opportunities for young players i 2017, and the Hot Stove panel discusses possible offseason moves.
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Getting under the luxury tax threshold in 2017 is possible, but very unlikely for the Yankees

At some point soon very soon the Yankees will get under the luxury tax threshold. That’s the plan. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement raised the threshold a bit, which gives the team more breathing room. Getting under the threshold resets New York’s tax rate, and depending on the terms of the new CBA, it could entitle them to some revenue sharing rebates too. Those were...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 day ago

WATCH: What's Yankees' next priority with Winter Meetings done?

Yankees beat reporter Brendan Kuty discusses Watch video   OXON HILL, Md. -- The Yankees got what they wanted. Maybe not all of it. But most of it. Before the Winter Meetings, the Yankees wanted to add a designated hitter and a closer. Both happened. On Sunday, they signed almost-37-year-old Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

10 Yankees questions after Winter Meetings | Kuty mailbag

Yankees beat reporter Brendan Kuty breaks it down
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Yankees spent $99M and didn’t do the one thing they needed

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — They spent $99 million to secure an elite closer and a bat the Yankees hope will settle into the middle of a lineup that begged for muscle. Still, the Yankees didn’t close the gap between themselves and the Red Sox, who made the biggest trade of the winter meetings when they...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: New York Yankees sign Aroldis Chapman for 5 years, $86 million

SNY's Sweeny Murti discusses the news that the New York Yankees have re-signed Aroldis Chapman to a 5-year deal worth $86 million.
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Yankees hurting after losing 4 prospects from treasure trove

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In the days leading to Thursday’s Rule 5 draft, which is the official end of the Winter Meetings, the Yankees believed Luis Torrens’ history and performance this past season in the lower levels of the minor leagues would keep him from being selected. Then, with the second pick, the Reds took the...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Yankees VP of Baseball Operations Tim Naehring talks Matt Holliday and Austin Judge

Yankees VP, Baseball Operations Tim Naehring joins Yankees Hot Stove to discuss signing Matt Holliday and the development of Aaron Judge.
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Yankees lose Torrens, six others in 2016 Rule 5 Draft

Thursday morning, the 2016 Winter Meetings unofficially wrapped up with the Rule 5 Draft. Traditionally everyone heads home after that. The Yankees were not able to make a Rule 5 Draft pick this year because their 40-man roster is full, though their incredibly deep farm system was raided pretty good, as expected. So it goes. Here’s a recap of the damage: Major League Phase 2...
Via River Avenue Blues
2 days ago

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Aroldis Chapman reportedly will be signing with the New York Yankees. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Chapman is going to the Yanks on a five-year, $86 million deal. BREAKING: Chapman to #Yankees, five years, $86M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2016 The Yankees are getting Chapman back five months after they traded him to the Cubs for Adam Warren and three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits. The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony. Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a...
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Yankees Bet on Resurgent Matt Holliday

Over the last few years, the New York Yankees have placed a focus on getting younger. The attempts to make that happen have been mostly successful. The data back it up. Consider: since 2014, the average age of the club’s batters (weighted by plate appearance) has decreased from 32.5 to 31.2 to 30.0. At first glance, the Yankees’ decision on Sunday to sign Matt Holliday to a...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees find short-term DH with Matt Holliday signing

The New York Yankees needed someone to fill a hole in the team’s DH spot for the short term, and they appear to have found their man. A number of different outlets reported Sunday that New York has signed former St. Louis Cardinal Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million deal. As a team with a lot of young talent coming up, Holliday is the perfect fit. Yanks have deal with...
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Yankees GM Cashman rappelled down a 22-story building

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman proved to be braver than most folks on Friday morning by rappelling down the 22-story One Landmark Square building. But hey, it was all for charity, so there you go. Cashman, known for committing to out-of-the-ordinary acts for good caues, pulled off his latest stunt for New York City's Heights & Lights program, whose goal is...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees release Eovaldi, Rumbelow, Mantiply

NEW YORK (AP) Injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been released by the New York Yankees along with right-hander Nick Rumbelow and lefty Joe Mantiply. The trio had been designated for assignment on Nov. 18, and the Yankees announced their release Monday. Eovaldi will be sidelined next season as he recovers from Aug. 19 surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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