Category Archives: Editorial

How did the Yankees respond to the last Red Sox mega-moves?

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This isn't the first time in Yankees/Red Sox history where the Red Sox would make a flashy offseason move only to wait for the Yankees to counterattack. In fact, it last happened in 2011 when the Red Sox traded away Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed Jason Varitek to a one-year ...

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Hot Stove: Can the Yankees show restraint following the Red Sox splashy signings?

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When the team was under the ownership of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees and Red Sox would go to war every offseason and sign the best talent possible. If the Yankees made a blockbuster signing, the Red Sox would immediately counter with a deal of their own. If the Red Sox strengthened their roster with a strong ...

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Hot Stove: David Robertson’s road to four-years, $50 Million could hit a speed bump

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David Robertson is one of the best relief pitchers on the free agent market. In fact, he proved taking over Mariano Rivera's job in the ninth inning wasn't as impossible as people made it to believe. So when Robertson and his agent said they wanted 'Jonathan Papelbon money' for his services, it didn't really catch ...

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Hot Stove: While there’s a small chance, don’t expect the Yankees to pursue Max Scherzer

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Yesterday, we tinkered with the idea of the Yankees possibly pursuing  Max Scherzer after Scott Boras, Scherzer's agent, spoke with the Yankees staff during the GM Meetings. However, while the idea of having Scherzer in pinstripes is intriguing, he most likely won't become a Yankee, especially with a draft pick attached to him. A source told Mark Feinsand ...

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Hot Stove: Will the Yankees revisit their plans and go for Max Scherzer?

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Earlier this offseason, the Yankees vowed to stay away from big free agent names James Shields, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester or Pablo Sandoval. However, as Hot Stove season continues, it seems entirely possible the Yankees could revisit their concept on sitting out this offseason and reach out to one of the names on the list. Jon Heyman of ...

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Building Yankees bullpen is Brian Cashman’s top priority

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In past years, many believed having all-star players in your lineup would predetermine a World Series Championship. But if there's anything we learned from the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, the key to winning is having a lethal bullpen. The starter could give you six-seven innings, the ...

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Yankees begin completing tasks on ‘offseason checklist’ but work still needs to be done

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The Yankees had a strong idea of what their offseason checklist was going to look like this offseason; the headlining task on the list was finding a new shortstop. But their checklist got a little longer in October when they fired Mick Kelleher (who has since retired) and Kevin Long (who found a job with the New ...

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Hot Stove: Could the Yankees afford to trade for Cole Hamels?

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It's no secret the Yankees need pitching and if the Yankees can't find anything in the free agent market, they always could dig into the trade market. But which team has a pitcher the Yankee could potentially inquire about? How about a National League team in the process of rebuilding after signing one of their pitchers to ...

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