Steven Schwartz

According to T. Michael Andrews of the East Valley Tribune, Yankee prospect Brandon Laird, along with his brother and current Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird were arrested Wednesday night. Gerald was arrested for assault while Brandon was arrested for disorderly conduct.  According to the report, the Laird brothers, along with […]

Yankees Prospect Brandon Laird Arrested

Brian Cashman has already come out saying that if they add a left fielder, it would be someone on the cheap – somewhere around $4 million dollars max.  That to me eliminates the following free agents from consideration: Matt Holliday, Jason Bay, and Johnny Damon.  Furthermore, John Heyman is also […]

The Search for a Left Fielder

The Yankees may have picked up Javier Vazquez, but he is obviously the third most important pick-up today behind Mike Rivera and OF Javier Herrera. According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Yankees signed OF Javier Herrera to a minor league deal.  Herrera, who will be 25 in April, […]

Minor League Additions and Cuts

According to Jon Paul Morosi’s Twitter account, the Yankees signed C Mike Rivera to a minor league deal (h/t Rivera, 33, has spent seven seasons in the Major Leagues.  He was with the Tigers (2001-02), Padres (2003), and the Brewers (2006-09).  Rivera spent last season as the back-up catcher […]

Mike Rivera Signed

George A. King III of the NY Post is reporting that the Yankees and Nick Johnson are “moving toward a one-year deal for the left-handed hitter.”  Other sources are concurring with these reports, so it looks like Johnson will very likely be the new DH for the oncoming season, effectively […]

Nick Johnson Deal Almost Done?

Expect the Yankees to do something that they have done only twice since 1995: select a player in the Rule 5 Draft. The Yankees own two first round picks: the 1st overall, which they acquired from the Nationals in exchange for Brian Bruney, and the 30th.  There may be up […]

Yankees & the Rule 5 Draft