YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Axisa: Yanks Normalize Domestic Violence

My favorite Yankees writer (present company excepted), Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues, put the Chapman signing in disturbing focus today.Don’t forget how this started. This all started because Chapman did something terrible in his house with the people he cares about the most around him, terrible enough to warrant a police investigation and a 30-game suspension that would have...

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
4 hours 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.
Via SNY
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
8 hours ago

Shohei Otani still expected to be posted next offseason, which is great news for the Yankees

Earlier this week we learned Shohei Otani, the best pitcher (and hitter?) in the world not under contract with an MLB team, hopes to come over to MLB next offseason. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement means Otani will be subject to the international spending cap, severely limiting his earning potential. Hard to believe MLB and the MLBPA created a system that incentivizes a great...
Via River Avenue Blues
8 hours ago

WATCH: The Yankees lose seven in the Rule 5 Draft

The Yankees Hot Stove panel discusses the 2016 Rule 5 Draft and the prospects the Yankees lost and gained in the process.
Via YES Network
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via YES Network
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB hot stove: Why Yankees say they're not dealing Chase Headley

They are still getting calls on one veteran, though ... Watch video OXON HILL, Md. -- The Yankees likely won't trade third baseman Chase Headley this offseason, but are still talking to teams about left fielder Brett Gardner, general manager Brian Cashman said. "I've turned down what was presented to me," Cashman said, referring...
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

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
12 hours ago

7 Yankees takeaways from MLB Winter Meetings Day 3

Yankees stay quiet, working away from the spotlight
Via NJ.com
17 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Yankee prospect Clint Frazier preparing to tear out a shoulder

who is ready for 2017? ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/61ea75a8bV— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) December 7, 2016

Judge rings NYSE bell, brings family to Bronx

Aaron Judge immersed his family in the Big Apple for the past few days, from The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to this excursion to the nation's financial epicenter, where Aaron helped his performance-equipment sponsor, Under Armour, and Major League Baseball ring the Opening Bell
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

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...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday signs with the New York Yankees

On SNY's Daily News Live, the panel discusses the new DH of the New York Yankees, as the Bronx Bombers signed Matt Holliday to a 1-year contract for 2017.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fangraphs
3 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...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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