New York Yankees Wiretap

Yankees Make Offers To Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen

Dec 7, 2016 9:22 AM

The New York Yankees have offered contracts to Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, according to Brian Cashman.

Both Chapman and Jansen are expected to land contracts exceeding the four-year, $62 million deal that the San Francisco Giants gave Mark Melancon.

"They're both exceptionally talented individuals and they're both going to be well-rewarded for that talent, regardless of where they decide to play," Cashman said. "It would be nice if somebody picks us at some point. If not, we'll adjust."

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brian Cashman: Red Sox Are Now MLB's Golden State Warriors

Dec 6, 2016 9:11 PM

Brian Cashman compared the Boston Red Sox to the Golden State Warriors following their acquisition of Chris Sale.

"Boston is the Golden State Warriors of baseball now," Cashman said Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings. "They've got their Durant and Green and Thompson and Curry."

The Red Sox starting rotation in 2017 will feature Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello.

Cashman said his Warriors comment wasn't designed to put even more pressure on Boston.

"I want our roster to put pressure on the Red Sox," Cashman said. "I would think the expectation on the Red Sox is sky high. I'm not doing that. When you are getting the collection of talent that they have that is going to come with the territory when you are in a big market. That has nothing to do with me."

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees

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Yankees Remain Interested In Aroldis Chapman

Dec 6, 2016 8:45 AM

The New York Yankees aren't shying away from Aroldis Chapman's desire for a six-year contract and remain interested in a reunion with the closer.

However, Brian Cashman is keeping other options open. The Yankees have been in contact with Kenley Jansen and are also considering trade options.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees, Matt Holliday Agree To One-Year, $13M Deal

Dec 4, 2016 7:55 PM

Former Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal worth $13 million, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming multiple reports.

The Cardinals informed Holliday they wouldn't be picking up his $17 million option in late September, allowing the team and Holliday to plan out his farewell on the team's final homestand of 2016. 

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill

Dec 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Hill is entering his age-37 season, but is considered the top free agent pitching option on the market.

In 20 starts between the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, Hill posted a 2.12 ERA and his first 100-plus inning season in 2007.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Won't Go Five Years, $100M For Aroldis Chapman

Nov 28, 2016 8:16 AM

The New York Yankees are believed to be the front-runners to land Aroldis Chapman, but not if his price tag reaches five years and $100 million, according to a report.

Chapman could sign the richest contract ever for a reliever, but collective bargaining negotiations related to the luxury tax have delayed serious talks.

New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aroldis Chapman Would 'Love To Be A Yankee Again'

Nov 23, 2016 7:53 AM

The New York Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, who went on to win the World Series, but the closer is open to a return.

"The organization treated me first class," Chapman said, "And the fans were like no other."

Chapman is a free agent and said, "I would love to be a Yankee again."

Ray Negron/NY Sports Day

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Market For Carlos Beltran Down To Four Teams

Nov 23, 2016 7:35 AM

The market for Carlos Beltran appears to be narrowing.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros "are the most competitive teams" for Beltran, according to a report. The Texas Rangers, who traded for him at midseason, are also lurking in the background.

Beltran is expected to land a one-year deal in the $15 million to $18 million range.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Prospect Named Arizona Fall League MVP

Nov 19, 2016 8:00 PM

Gleyber Torres hasn't made it to the majors yet, but the Yankees prospect can already call himself an MVP and batting champion.

At 19, Torres became the youngest MVP in the history of the Arizona Fall League behind a league-best .403 batting average that was 50 points better than his closest competitor. 

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Yankees Part Ways With Ackley, Eovaldi; Trade Pazos To M's

Nov 19, 2016 1:18 AM

The New York Yankees released utilityman Dustin Ackley on Friday and announced that injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was designated for assignment.

New York also traded left-hander James Pazos to the Seattle Mariners for minor league right-hander Zack Littell.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Yankees Looking At Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, Edwin Encarnacion
The Yankees are looking at power hitters on the free agent market including Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, Yoenis Cespedes, Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, according to sources.

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Astros Acquire Brian McCann From Yankees
The Yankees have traded Brian McCann to the Astros for prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Padres, Pirates, Yankees Reach Out To Derek Holland
Derek Holland's agent, Michael Martini, says the pitcher is intrigued by the Pirates and is also interested in a return to the Rangers.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Carlos Beltrain Drawing Interest From Astros, Jays, Red Sox, Yankees
The Rangers were believed to be in the mix as well, but aren't currently.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Astros Interested In Brian McCann
The Yankees are believed to be open to moving Brian McCann given the emergence of Gary Sanchez at catcher.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Have Reached Out To Yoenis Cespedes
The Yankees have been in contact with CAA, which represents Yoenis Cespedes as well as several other free agents.

MLB

Addison Russell's 6 RBIs Ties World Series Record
Addison Russell joins Albert Pujols, Hideki Matsui, and Bobby Richardson for most runs driven in during a World Series game.

ESPN.com

Blue Jays Had Interest In Trading For Carlos Beltran At Deadline
The Blue Jays had interest in acquiring Carlos Beltran from the Yankees prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees Early Possibilities For Edwin Encarnacion
Edwin Encarnacion is headed for free agency and figures to be coveted after another productive season.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Yankees Sign Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild To One-Year Deal
Pitching coach Larry Rothschild will begin his seventh season with the Yankees.

Press Release

Brian Cashman Doesn't Expect Contract Extension From Yankees
Brian Cashman is heading into the final year of his contract with the Yankees, but doesn't except to discuss or receive an extension until the season ends.

Barry M. Bloom/MLB

Yankees Will Be 'Hard-Pressed' To Part With Young Talent Via Trade
Brian Cashman doesn't foresee the Yankees dealing a host of young talent in exchange for a front-line starter like Chris Sale this offseason.

Jack Curry/YES Network

CC Sabathia To Have 'Cleanup' Surgery On Right Knee
Brian Cashman said team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad will operate within the next week.

Associated Press

Mark McGwire, Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner On Hall Of Fame Ballot
Mark McGwire joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.

Associated Press

CC Sabathia Hopes To Pitch Beyond 2017 Season
CC Sabathia will pitch under the final year of his contract next season, but he's looking at a longer stay with the Yankees.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

David Ortiz Annoyed By Gary Sanchez's Mound Visits
"They tricked me tonight. Too much talking between the pitcher and catcher," David Ortiz said. "I'll trick them tomorrow."

Associated Press

Yankees Could Make Run At Re-Signing Aroldis Chapman
The Yankees are expected to make a run at re-signing Aroldis Chapman, who they traded to the Cubs this summer.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Pirates Acquire Phil Coke From Yankees
The Pirates have acquired Phil Coke from the Yankees for cash considerations.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Gary Sanchez Fastest To 19 HRs In Major League History
Gary Sanchez has become the first player in Major League history to hit 19 home runs in his first 45 games.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Hamstring Injury Could End Starlin Castro's Season
Starlin Castro suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain on Saturday, which could prematurely end his first season with the Yankees.

Bryan Hoch/MLB