Cashman, Valentine to participate in 'Heights & Lights'
MLB.com Updated Nov 21 (yesterday)
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and former big league manager Bobby Valentine will once again rappel down the side of a 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., as part of the annual Heights & Lights event.Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 21 hours agoA lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges, including details of an immunity deal given to t…Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman sleeps on street to support causeMLB.com Nov 20 (yesterday)Along with more than 750 of the nation's top executives, Yankees GM Brian Cashman participated in the Covenant House's "Sleep Out" movement, aiming to raise awareness for homeless youth. It marked Cashman's fourth consecutive year supporting the event.Upvote Share Tweet
Big Deals on Minds of Owners During MLB Meetingsnytimes.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spri…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 17 (5 days ago)Catcher Russell Martin, who helped the Pirates to consecutive wild-card berths, built on that success by agreeing with the Blue Jays on a five-year, $82 million contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Fieldyahoo.com Nov 15 (7 days ago)One of baseball's oldest and greatest rivalries will take center stage in MLB's standalone Sunday night opener on April 5. And no, we're not talking about Yankees/Red Sox or Dodgers/Giants for a change. The back-to-back NL Central champion St. Louis Car…Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez should do sit down interview, and nobody better to pick than Bob Costasnydailynews.com Nov 15 (7 days ago)If it ever happens, the one-on-one Alex Rodriguez participates in before his Yankees homecoming will be highly anticipated — a ratings bonanza. The tainted slugger will be on a sizzling hot seat. So will the person posing questions to a celebrity practi…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees bullpen Brian Cashman's top priority, following model of Kansas City Royalsnydailynews.com Nov 15 (7 days ago)It is a very delicate balance for Brian Cashman this winter as he attempts to cobble together a team capable of getting back to the postseason without sacrificing any of his few best prospects or saddling himself with any more contracts longer than thre…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees' Bird named Arizona Fall League MVPMLB.com Nov 15 (7 days ago)The Arizona Fall League named Yankees first baseman Greg Bird the winner of its Joe Black MVP Award, honoring him before Saturday's championship game between the Peoria Javelinas and Salt River Rafters.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees and Red Sox shut out of MVP votes for first time everyahoo.com Nov 14A number of interesting historical tidbits came from Thursday's MVP announcement. Clayton Kershaw won in the National League, becoming the first NL pitcher since Bob Gibson in 1968 to be named MVP. American League winner Mike Trout, meanwhile, became th…Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees traded Cervelli on Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the left-handed relief pitcher Justin Wilson.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 12Yankees free-agent closer David Robertson turned down the chance to have the highest closer salary for one season in baseball history. Now, he has his eyes on the largest contract ever given to a reliever.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees sign lefty De Paula to one-year dealMLB.com Nov 12The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have signed left-hander Jose De Paula to a one-year Major League contract for the 2015 season.Upvote Share TweetFrom different sides of the continent Tuesday, Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman both checked in with their two cents on Alex Rodriguez and where the disgraced Yankee steroids cheat fits into the team’s plans next season.Upvote Share TweetThe team has continued talks to bring back the free-agent Chase Headley and has been exploring the trade market for an infielder who could take over the position Rodriguez has held for a decade.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 11Derek Jeter has left the building. Might Elvis be arriving next? As the New York Yankees try to figure out who will be Jeter's successor at shortstop, they've reportedly become intrigued by Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers, who might very well be avail…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Nov 10The problem with the Giants is the problem with the Yankees. Too often we see them for what they were and not what they are.Upvote Share Tweet
Robertson declines Yanks' qualifying offerIf the Yankees intend to keep David Robertson as a member of their bullpen, they'll have to raise their bid and battle other suitors for the free-agent closer's services.Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman optimistic Yanks can be in playoff mixCan the Yankees contend in 2015? In the end, that's the only question that matters. "I do believe that we have a chance," said general manager Brian Cashman. All things considered, he's optimistic.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves add veteran trio to build org depthAs this year's General Managers Meetings were getting started in Phoenix on Monday, the Braves announced that they have signed two pitchers -- right-hander Chien-Ming Wang and left-handed reliever Donnie Veal -- to Minor League contracts and inked forme…Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Signing Headley a Yankees priorityESPN.com Nov 10The Yankees are making a strong push to sign free-agent infielder Chase Headley due to their belief that Alex Rodriguez will be unable to play third base on an everyday basis.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 9The Mets released Young in August and he debuted with the Yankees in September, homering in three straight games.Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez did not honor terms of his contract, so why should Yankees?nydailynews.com Nov 9It should no longer even be in dispute that the Yankees should do everything in their power, and explore every possible legal option — with the full support of Major League Baseball — to make sure Alex Rodriguez never wears their uniform again.Upvote Share Tweet
'Papelbon Money'?Nov 12Jerry Crasnick discusses the chances of Yankees free-agent closer David Robertson receiving "Papelbon money" over multiple years.
A-Rod Concerns Make Headley A Priority For YanksNov 10Wallace Matthews discusses why concerns about Alex Rodirguez's durability have helped make signing free agent Chase Headley a priority for the Yankees.
A-Rod Cousin Was Paid For SilenceNov 4Wallace Matthews discusses whether Alex Rodriguez's attempt to return to the New York Yankees will be impacted by documents indicating that he had paid a cousin nearly $1 million for his silence on illegal PED use.
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