The New York Yankees have made no secret about pursuing a shortstop this offseason, and one of the best free agents is now off the board as Marcus Semien reportedly agreed to sign with the Texas Rangers. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Semien’s deal is for $175 million over seven years. Heyman added that the Yankees showed interest in the 31-year-old, but stopped short of offering a seven-year contract.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 11:45 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays and free-agent right-hander Corey Kluber have agreed to a one-year contract, a source confirmed to ESPN. The deal is worth $8 million guaranteed and could be worth $13 million if he reaches incentives, the source said, confirming multiple reports. Kluber, who turns 36 in April, was limited to 80 innings last season with the New York Yankees because of a shoulder strain that kept him out for more than three months.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 10:03 pm
For some reason, Giancarlo Stanton has been vilified ever since he came to New York.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 9:10 pm
The New York Yankees were hyperactive at the 2021 trade deadline, making multiple moves to bring in some key players such as Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Heaney, and, of course, Joey Gallo. Well, there’s a real chance that not a single one of those three will be in New York in 2022. According to Metsmerized’s Michael Mayer, the Yankees have reportedly been fielding calls on Gallo, who could be moved in a trade with just one year until he becomes a free agent.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 8:19 pm
Drafted fourth overall in 2012, Kevin Gausman languished in the AL East as a member of the minor league organization known as the Baltimore Orioles before finally hitting his stride with the San Francisco Giants this past season. Although the former top prospect has not had a particularly good career, he enters this offseason as one of the most intriguing pitching options on the market, and is likely looking for a decently big payday as a result.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 7:50 pm
Major League Baseball recently announced their All-MLB selections and we are getting on that groove to take the time and select our All-AL East team for the 2021 season. This division had four playoff contenders and a rebuilding team with some very exciting individual performers, so we should have a great pool of players to pick from. Catcher: Mike Zunino (Rays) .
Posted: November 28, 2021, 7:00 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays and starting pitcher Corey Kluber reached an agreement Sunday on a one-year deal ahead of the 2022 MLB season, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Kluber put together a solid bounce-back season with the New York Yankees in 2021. He compiled a 3.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 82 strikeouts in 80 innings across 16 starts.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 5:37 pm
Were there better players for the Yankees in 2021 than Andrew Velazquez in 2021? Very much so. However, was there a better story than him?
Posted: November 28, 2021, 5:00 pm
MLB Trade Rumors | Mark Polishuk: Just a few weeks after being let go by the Yankees, it looks like Phil Nevin found a new job on Saturday. The Los Angeles Angels are, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “planning to hire” Nevin to be their third base coach in 2022. The two sides had been in discussions for days.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 5:00 am
On Base Percentage while hitting 28 Home Runs and 90 RBI. While numbers like that definitely are not the likes of Marcus Semein and his 45 Homers, it’s all about the balance for the proper way to build a winning formula. Also notable is highly-ranked Yankees prospect Oswaldo Cabrera who is coming off a monster breakout season between Double-A and Triple-A, Hitting .
Posted: November 28, 2021, 1:51 am
The Yankees were lauded when they sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland for a four-prospect package before the 2016 trade deadline. Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield headlined New York’s return for the reliever, which also included pitchers Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen. Frazier was 21st on Baseball America’s midseason prospect rankings, while Sheffield was 69th.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 9:27 pm
Center field may not be the Yankees’ most pressing need at the moment – shortstop comfortably tops that list – but it remains an area to address given the current lack of depth. Aaron Hicks is atop the depth chart, but as good as his elevated walk rate is for the lineup, he is risky for 2022 because he had a 76 wRC+ and only played a couple of months in 2021, losing most of the campaign with a wrist injury that eventually required surgery.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 9:00 pm
The Cardinals were third-worst in baseball with 3.86 walks per nine, trailing only the Reds and Pirates. Plenty of stats describe the 2021 Cardinals’ lack of accuracy, but this one is exceptionally explanative (though it might make you express an expletive): At 62.2%, the Cardinals were tied with the Royals for the lowest strike percentage in Major League Baseball. Oh, and the Cardinals had, arguably, the greatest defense in baseball history.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 8:48 pm
Another Veteran Cy Young Winner Yes, the Yankees who went back to the Houston Astros on a one-year, $25 million deal that includes a second-year option. However, they likely dodged a bullet since they would’ve had to forfeit a second-round draft pick for the 39-year-old due to his decision to reject the Astros’ initial qualifying offer. And despite Verlander’s Hall of Fame resume, he hasn’t pitched since July of 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 4:24 pm
This will get the MLB Hot Stove sizzling. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports “Word has gotten out that the Orioles would listen on star CF Cedric Mullins, and teams are lining up to give it a shot knowing it’s a long shot. Asking price is understandably extremely high.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 11:00 am
ET when MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported the Mets agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with infielder Eduardo Escobar. The 32-year-old Escobar played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers in 2021, hitting 28 home runs and earning his first All-Star nod. Then came ESPN’s Jeff Passan’s report at 8:18 p.m.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 10:00 am
The Yankees have a few players they could consider non-tendering, including three organizational fixtures over the last few years: Miguel Andújar, Luke Voit and Gary Sánchez. Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade, two others with longstanding ties to the franchise, . Could more join them?
Posted: November 26, 2021, 7:48 pm
That means that, despite an underwhelming first six weeks of his career, and despite sitting out 50 games in 2018, it was already clear, just over two years into his Yankee tenure, that Judge was one of the absolute best players in the game. And ahead of the 2019 season, the Yankees tendered him a contract for the MLB minimum salary of $684,300.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 7:00 pm
When the Somerset Patriots announced in November last year that the organization was going to be the new Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, there was a little trepidation as to just how big of an impact that was going to make on a team that had previously been independently run as a member of the Atlantic League. With 20-plus years of experience in running a baseball team, Patriots President and General Manager Patrick McVerry knows the ins and outs of what goes into having a successful…
Posted: November 26, 2021, 6:25 pm
Following a down year in the COVID-shortened 2020 season that saw his power dry up and his defense suffer, Gleyber Torres came into 2021 looking to remind everyone in his age-24 season why he was once a top-five prospect in all of baseball. Instead, he took his 2020 struggles to new heights, ultimately losing his spot at the starting shortstop and putting his Yankees future in question. Grade: D 2021 Stats: 127 G, 459 PA, .
Posted: November 26, 2021, 5:00 pm
One of the great sayings in baseball is that you can never have enough pitching. Although that could be said about every position, it’s really different from position players. No matter how much you accumulate pitching talent, there will be points during the season where you’re likely to be short-handed.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 1:00 pm
The Rule 5 Draft is no joke. Last year, the New York Yankees lost right-hander Garrett Whitlock to the Boston Red Sox. And he became Boston’s best bullpen piece in 2021, posting a stellar 1.96 ERA in 46 regular-season appearances.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 11:20 am
So you’re saying there’s a chance? Former Houston Astros star Carlos Correa headlines the list of elite free-agent shortstops, which also includes Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story, Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Semien and New York Mets’ Javier Baez. MLB.com did a deep dive on the market for Correa and ranked the prospective bidders.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 11:20 am
Once again, the New York Yankees see their path forward blocked by the Sox. But this time, it’s not the Boston Red Sox. Rather, it’s the Chicago White Sox who could ruin general manager Brian Cashman’s offseason plans to improve the roster for 2022.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 10:51 am
The more one examines the Yankees’ roster, the easier it becomes to poke holes in it. All-MLB performers Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole are the only legitimate stars who will conjure up memories of the teams the Yankees put on the field in the late ‘90s and 2009. Beyond them, there’s a track record of success from players like Giancarlo Stanton, DJ LeMahieu and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them …
Posted: November 24, 2021, 5:14 pm
The Yankees might make a big splash, but here are five under-the-radar free agents who can make an impact for the Bombers in 2022.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 1:39 pm
The incessant speculation about what the Yankees could get in a hypothetical Clint Frazier trade can finally be put to bed. The club released Frazier and Rougned Odor on Tuesday, four days after they were designated for assignment. The Yankees were able to work out a trade for Tyler Wade, the other player DFA’d on Friday, sending him to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash …
Posted: November 24, 2021, 1:27 am
At this point in Major League Baseball’s hot stove period, starting pitchers are hogging all the good burners. The deals given to starting pitchers so far fall basically into two categories: shorter prove-it deals for the ones who had recent spats with injuries or plain old bad performance, and longer, possible overpays from teams that are desperate to fill their rotation and serious about …
Posted: November 23, 2021, 7:41 pm
Speedy utility player Tyler Wade was traded from the Yankees to the Angels for a player to be named or cash.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 11:25 pm
Alex Rodriguez is a newcomer on the Hall of Fame ballot, but like Roger Clemens, voters may not be inclined to vote for him due to his PED past.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 6:49 pm
Newly hired 3rd base coach Luis Rojas touches on what it means to him to join the New York Yankees organization, his relationship with manager Aaron Boone, and how he felt about leaving the New York Mets.
Posted: November 17, 2021, 3:45 pm
On Baseball Night in NY, Sal Licata, Todd Zeile, Jon Hein and Anthony Recker debate who they would rather lock up long-term: Pete Alonso or Aaron Judge? It was a even split, check out who picked whom! Watch more Baseball Night in NY: https://sny.tv/shows/baseball-night-in-ny About Baseball Night in New York: On Baseball Night in New York, host Doug Williams is joined by a cast of leading New York baseball writers and other experts to discuss the latest off-season news involving the New York Mets, Yankees, and key division rivals
Posted: November 15, 2021, 4:15 pm