New York Daily News "So the Yankees need a second baseman after trading Martin Prado as part of Friday’s five-player deal. Is that the opening Rob Refsnyder needs to prove that last year’s breakout season in the minors was no fluke? Or will the Yankees feel the need to sign a veteran free agent such as Asdrubal..." December 21
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
New York Post "The Yankees already have said that Alex Rodriguez will not be their third baseman. But just as interesting is that if he is not healthy enough to play in 2015, the Yanks are currently planning to use the roster space to go with platoons at both second base and shortstop. If A-Rod makes the..." December 21
Page Six "Derek Jeter isn’t having any luck when it comes to buying his own baseball team. “There are no teams available,” says Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino. “Jeter is telling people he is modeling his post-baseball career after Michael Jordan’s,” a reference to the NBA great’s purchase of..." December 20
Page Six "Retired Yankee Derek Jeter has bought a lake house four hours outside the city in the tony upstate (and hard-to-pronounce) enclave of Skaneateles, sources tell Page Six. “Everyone in the community is buzzing about it,” a local told us. “It happened a couple of months ago.” But “everyone has..." December 19
New York Post "The Yankees are close to bolstering their biggest question mark. The team is finalizing a deal with the Marlins on a deal that would send Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Marlins for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman Garrett Jones plus power pitching prospect Domingo German, The..." December 19
New York Daily News "The sun had not yet come up on Aug. 5 when federal drug agents arrived at most of the Biogenesis defendants’ South Florida homes to take the men into custody. The defendants were transported to Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters near Fort Lauderdale for processing, while media outlets..." December 19
ESPN New York "Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed Thursday that the team is highly unlikely to bid on right-hander Max Scherzer, the top starting pitcher in this offseason's free-agent crop. "The chances of us bringing in a guy for six [years] and $25 million or over in my opinion is virtually none,''..." December 19
New York Post "The Yankees have not said they are done adding pieces to a revamped bullpen, but it doesn’t appear veteran reliever Jason Grilli will be joining the cast. “We talked to Cash [Brian Cashman], and he said ‘not at the moment,’ ’’ said his agent, the former slugger Gary Sheffield, when asked if the..." December 18
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
New York Post "If Alex Rodriguez makes it back to the playing field — and that won’t be known until the end of spring training — he won’t have much use for a glove and will not be showing off a powerful throwing arm. “[Chase] Headley is the everyday third baseman, and Alex, hopefully, will hit in the DH spot..." December 17
New York Daily News "Another day, another reunion. The Yankees signed Chris Capuano to a one-year, $5 million contract, bringing back the lefthander who spent the final two-plus months of 2014 in pinstripes. Capuano isn't going to shift the power in the American League East, but the 36-year-old provides rotation..." December 17
New York Daily News "Brian Cashman can’t make Alex Rodriguez go away but on Monday he spent an awful lot of money on Chase Headley to make it clear he doesn’t want A-Rod playing third base for the Yankees anymore. You can understand the GM’s concern; blindly trusting a 39-year-old A-Rod and his two..." December 16
Capuano will get $5M on the 1-year deal. Back-end-of the rotation type who has also relieved.
Newark Star-Ledger "Max Scherzer might be too expensive for the Yankees, after all. “I don’t think Yankee fans will be looking at Max Scherzer,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on NBC’s “Sports Final” early Monday morning. At first glance, and even after deep examination, the Yankees and Scherzer,..." December 16
In addition to re-signing Jose Campos, #Yankees also sign minor league free agents C Juan Graterol and 2B/3B Cole Figueroa.
headley signing with yanks. 4 yrs, a little north of $50M
Yes Network "One long-desired free agent that may be soon be in the Yankees fold is third baseman Chase Headley. On Sunday night, Cashman told WNBC's Bruce Beck that "Chase wants to be a Yankee" and that he "checks off every box" the Yankees want in an infield acquisition, and 12 hours later, FOX Sports' Ken..." December 15
Hardball Talk "Jorge Arangue of Vice Sports has a report up today which details the alleged scamming of two beloved ex-Yankees, Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras. It talks about a lawsuit the two have filed against their former financial advisors, alleging that they were scammed out of millions due to questionable..." December 15
ESPN New York "For the past 20 years, the New York Yankees have had a true member of baseball royalty at shortstop. But Derek Jeter has nothing over his replacement, who revealed Friday in his first interview with reporters who cover the Yankees that the proper way to address him is "Sir Didi..." December 14
New York Daily News "The Yankees may have dissed David Robertson, deciding to not make him an offer to return as their closer, but Robertson says he has no hard feelings about it. “I’m not disappointed," he told the Daily News on Wednesday in his first comments since signing with the White Sox on Monday night. “I..." December 11
New York Post "Nobody expected Alex Rodriguez to turn into a tub of goo while suspended for the 2014 season, but he has a few pounds to shed to hit the weight the Yankees have told him to report at when spring training opens in late February. Matt Krause, the second-year Yankees strength and conditioning..." December 11
Sources: #Yankees kicking the tires on Ervin Santana. Sides have had some dialogue.
Hardball Talk "According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are closing in on a four-year free agent contract with right-hander Brandon McCarthy. No word yet on any of the financial details. McCarthy has a rough-looking 4.24 ERA in 335 innings since the beginning of the 2013 season, but he finished..." December 11
New York Post "In the end, the Yankees picked adding Andrew Miller (and trusting Dellin Betances) over paying David Robertson. And whatever hole that leaves in the Bombers’ bullpen, CC Sabathia said he is confident the current pair can fill it. Robertson bolted The Bronx for a four-year, $46 million contract..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
Toronto Sun "Colour Francisco Liriano black and gold ... as in gone. The Blue Jays had been discussing signing the free-agent lefty but he’s staying with the Pirates. Next? Free-agent Brandon McCarthy? McCarthy, 30, was 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts in 2014 with the New York Yankees, who picked him..." December 10
Yankees never made an official offer to David Robertson. So he wasn't picking between White Sox and Yankees.
With Yankees willing to go to a fourth year in their offer to Chase Headley, there is growing hope in the organization they will land him.
Brian Cashman says Adam Warren could return to being a starting pitcher #yankees
Hardball Talk "Miller had been seeking that four year deal and he got it, and now he slots in nicely in the Yankees’ bullpen. As either a 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances or a 1-2-3 punch with Betances and David Robertson, should the Yankees look to load up on bullpen arms and re-sign their closer. " December 06
New York Post "The road back for Alex Rodriguez will be difficult after his Biogenesis suspension. Not only on the field but in with his relationship with David Ortiz, one of the most influential players in the game, a player greatly respected by his peers. Ortiz said Thursday he was deeply upset when..." December 06
USA Today "The New York Yankees have found their replacement for Derek Jeter, who retired at the end of the 2014 season. The Yankees acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Detroit Tigers, according to several media..." December 06
CBSSports.com "The Miami Marlins, who may have an interesting idea to fill their first base opening, have reached out to free agent third baseman Chase Headley and may be ready to make a significant offer. Headley, of course, would play third base, with Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in..." December 04
New York Post "The Yankees made official Tuesday what many have believed for a while: If Slade Heathcott is going to play in the big leagues, it won’t be for the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2009 draft. Injuries and the long-term contracts given to Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner decided..." December 04
CBSSports.com "The Marlins like Chase Headley very much and have been weighing an offer for the free agent third baseman, but it appears they are delaying the pursuit at least for now after learning about a huge offer allegedly made to Headley. Marlins people either heard via the baseball grapevine or read a..." December 04
Sources: Clubs being told Chase Headley has a four-year offer for ~$65M. @JonHeymanCBS says Marlins interested. Unclear if that's the team.
Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees have non-tendered reliever David Huff, Jose Campos and Slade Heathcott, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. They also avoided arbitration with reliever Esmil Rogers earlier in the day, reportedly signing him to a $1.74 million contract with $750,000 guaranteed. The..." December 03
Hardball Talk "Esmil Rogers and the Yankees have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. Rogers was projected to make around $2 million via arbitration and looked like a potential non-tender candidate, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the two sides came to a compromise contract in..." December 03
New York Post "The Astros are telling people they are getting used by David Robertson and his representative. Multiple employees of other big league clubs said Tuesday the Astros believe Robertson’s interest in the Astros serves another purpose other than leaving The Bronx for Houston. “They think he is..." December 03
CBSSports.com "Andrew Miller appears to be getting closer to a deal that will surely make him the highest paid non-closer in baseball history, and the latest word is that it might be a big-market battle, with the Red Sox appearing to bow out and the Dodgers and Yankees appearing to be among the..." December 03
ESPN New York "December is the month of giving and receiving, and over the past five Decembers, the Yankees have done plenty of both. Last December, they signed Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Hiroki Kuroda and Brendan Ryan as free agents. In December 2012, it was Kevin Youkilis and Ichiro..." December 02
if astros dont get robertson, they may turn to sergio romo
Hardball Talk "In a move that presumably signals his retirement as a player, longtime big leaguer Carlos Pena has joined MLB Network as a studio analyst for the upcoming season. Pena was the 10th overall pick in the 1998 draft and played 14 seasons in the majors for eight different teams, including a brief..." December 01
ESPN New York "The New York Yankees are one of the teams in serious pursuit of left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who is also drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox and other teams, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. His agent, Mark Rodgers, said earlier this month that the reliever is generating strong..." December 01
The Dodgers, like the Yankees, are in serious pursuit of left-hander Andrew Miller. He would greatly improve LAD bullpen.
Newark Star-Ledger "Are the Mets the kings of New York? Well, they at least have better chance at winning the World Series than the Yankees, according to Bovada. The sports betting website puts the Mets’ odds at winning at title at 20/1. The Yankees? Just behind at 22/1. The Yankees (84-78) finished with a..." November 27
New York Daily News "Pablo Sandoval collected a payday of nearly $100 million from the Red Sox. Now Chase Headley is primed to cash in with a meaty contract of his own. No, Headley won’t be looking at a deal approaching nine figures like the Panda did, but with Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez both headed to Boston, the..." November 26