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Champs Will Have Offseason Decisions

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The parade is later today, but it’s never too early to look ahead. The Yankees may have won the World Series in 2009, however there are some questions surrounding the team for 2010. Here are some early ones that I have: The Starting Rotation All signs indicate that Chien Ming Wang will be non tendered. […]

Players Omar Should Take a Look At

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This is going to be one of the most important off seasons in Mets History. The Wilpon’s need to show that they are serious about winning a title and Omar needs to convince the fans he’s the man for the job. Luckily, this team does not need a complete overhaul, but rather a few pieces […]

Report: Pettitte Door Still Wide Open

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Our main Yankees source in Tampa has confirmed for us that the Yankees “have offered” Andy Pettitte a one year deal worth $10.5 million. While Yankee officials believe that Pettitte’s agents, the “Damning Duo” of Randy and Alan Hendricks, will turn down this new offer, they also believe that a deal can and will eventually […]

Wild Rumors About Nady and Swisher

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

When you write about baseball like I do, you hear all kinds of rumors. Some are wild and some are crazy and some are just plain insane. Tuesday night I received an email from a friend of mine who covers the Pirates who told me of a possible trade scenario brewing between the Pirates and […]

Report: Pettitte Formerly Rejects Yankees Offer

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The New York Times reported late Monday night that Andy Pettitte has rejected the Yankees’ one-year, $10 million offer, and that the Yankees no longer have a standing offer on the table. Yankee officials are placing blame squarely on the shoulders of Pettitte’s agents, the Hendricks Brothers, who have played hardball from the very beginning. […]

Report: Yankees Shopping Nady

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Our source down in Tampa have informed us that the Yankees are actively shopping Xavier Nady. Brian Cashman has apparently contacted the Cincinnati Reds about the availability of both Bronson Arroyo and Aaron Harang. The Reds have been hesitant to include either pitcher in a package for Nady, especially since the “X-Man” will become a […]

Report: Yankees Undergoing Internal Discussions About Manny

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

According to several sources with knowledge of the situation, the Yankees, as we speak, are having what are described as, “Vigorous internal discussions,” about whether to offer Manny Ramirez a contract. One of the sources confirmed that the organization is split on what is being called, “The Manny Dilemma.” “Hal and Cash are against the […]

Yankees Non Tender and Pitching Update

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

According to our sources down in Tampa, the Yankees have non-tendered outfielder Justin Christian and pitcher Chris Britton, making them unrestricted free agents. With CC Sabathia and A.J Burnett, pending, this leaves just two open spots on the 40 man roster. Time is running our on Andy Pettitte, who still has not come up with […]

Rumor: Yankees exploring trade options for Rick Ankiel

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Our sources have informed us that the Yankees contacted the Cardinals and inquired about the availability of center fielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel, who turns 30 next July 19, appeared in 120 games for St. Louis in 2008, batting .264 with 25 homers and 71 RBI. ”The Yankees brass love Ankiel, our source told us. “They think he would be […]

Report: Yankees Offer To Burnett Could reach $20 Mil Per Year

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

As we reported earlier, the Yankees have offered AJ Burnett a 5 year deal that will exceed Atlanta’s 5 year, $60 million deal. We just received word that the Yankees are willing to go as high as $20 million per year with Burnett, something that we have been reporting on for the last few weeks. That’s $100 million for […]