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11/24/2014 | Yanks have ground to make up in free-agency race

The Red Sox have pulled out of the gate as the early offseason noisemakers, nearing completion on deals that appear set to deliver Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to Fenway Park. Must the Yankees respond with a splashy move of their own?


11/24/2014 | Mattingly's last stand tops Yanks' HOF storylines

The home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium has long been known as a landing spot for some of the top talent in baseball history. Accordingly, eight members of that pinstriped alumni are appearing on this year's ballot for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


11/22/2014 | Historic football rivalry runs wild in Yankee Stadium

The most-played rivalry in college football came to Yankee Stadium on Saturday as Lafayette defeated Lehigh, 27-7, in the 150th meeting between the schools. Among those in attendance for the game was Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a member of Lafayette's class of 1976.


11/21/2014 | Cashman, Valentine to participate in 'Heights & Lights'

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.


11/21/2014 | Cashman in wait-and-see mode on retooling Yanks

General manager Brian Cashman remained tight-lipped Thursday while discussing the team's progress in the marketplace, indicating that there have been plenty of phone calls and text messages exchanged but little to show for it as of yet.


11/20/2014 | Cashman sleeps on street to support cause

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.


11/20/2014 | Wheeler's rights sold to Rakuten as Yanks make moves

The Yankees sold the rights of infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Japanese Pacific League's Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday, one of several moves they made before the deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 11.


11/20/2014 | Yanks add Colombian outfielder Emery to organization

The Yankees added another top teenage prospect to their system on Thursday, signing outfielder Bryan Emery to a $500,000 deal, according to an industry source.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/17/2014 | Cashman to take part in 'Sleep Out' event

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman once again plans to sleep on the streets of New York City on Thursday night as part of an annual nationwide event to support the Covenant House and raise awareness for homeless children.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/15/2014 | Yankees' Bird named Arizona Fall League MVP

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.


11/13/2014 | Trio of Yanks' prospects rake in final AFL game

For one final time this fall, Aaron Judge, Greg Bird and Dante Bichette, Jr. turned Scottsdale Stadium into a mini-Yankee Stadium on Thursday.


11/13/2014 | Cashman views GM Meetings as productive for Yanks

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman left the Arizona Biltmore on Thursday feeling like he had jump-started the Yanks' offseason plans. Before the annual General Manager Meetings even began, he had re-signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, and this week, he also signed a left-handed Minor League starter and made a trade for a left-handed reliever.


11/12/2014 | Yankees land reliever Wilson from Pirates

The Yankees have acquired left-hander Justin Wilson from the Pirates in exchange for catcher Francisco Cervelli, both clubs announced on Wednesday evening.


11/12/2014 | MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers

Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, Astros slugger Chris Carter, A's third baseman Josh Donaldson and Yankees pitcher David Phelps.


11/12/2014 | Yankees working on multiyear deal for Robertson

In an offseason where David Robertson has already turned down an opportunity to bring home the highest single-season salary ever issued to a closer, the free agent has his eyes set upon scoring an even bigger prize.


11/12/2014 | Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play

Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some prospects are heightened based on what they did during six weeks in the desert.


11/12/2014 | Yankees sign lefty De Paula to one-year deal

The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have signed left-hander Jose De Paula to a one-year Major League contract for the 2015 season.


11/11/2014 | Yankees remain in market for third baseman

Despite the imminent return of Alex Rodriguez from a one-season suspension for performance-enhancing substances, the Yankees are in the market for a third baseman and are trying to re-sign free agent Chase Headley, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday.


11/11/2014 | Girardi looking forward to return of A-Rod

The national spotlight will be focused on Yankees camp next spring when Alex Rodriguez returns to duty as an active player, and even with the anticipated spotlight of sorts that will accompany his presence in Tampa, manager Joe Girardi said he is excited to have A-Rod back on the roster.


11/11/2014 | Yankees, USO lend support to troops

More than 150 volunteers snaked through Yankee Stadium's Great Hall on Tuesday morning, each lending their time to help create thousands of gift packs that will be shipped from the Bronx to remote areas of Afghanistan this holiday season.


11/10/2014 | Yanks set in outfield; Ichiro likely not back

For all intents and purposes, the signing of outfielder Chris Young by the Yankees to a one-year contract on Sunday signaled the end of the Ichiro Suzuki era in New York.


11/10/2014 | Cashman optimistic Yanks can be in playoff mix

Can 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.


11/10/2014 | Robertson declines Yanks' qualifying offer

If 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.




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