Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Hot Stove: Boston Red Sox to acquire both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval

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Hanley Ramirez is coming to the American League East, but it's not to play for the New York Yankees. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Boston Red Sox are close to acquiring free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez will be in Boston today to finalize a five-year, $90 Million deal with the Yankees ...

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Notes Around The League: Martin, Heyward, Miller, Stanton

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Lots of weird stuff is happening in the Major Leagues this afternoon and while most of it doesn't affect the Yankees, it's still news that's heating up the Hot Stove. Russell Martin: The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 Million contract. This affects the Yankees for one reason: they have to see ...

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Nightly Notes: Bird, Cano, Moncada

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Here are some baseball notes to get you by during this chilly Saturday evening. -- Good news for Greg Bird: he was named the Arizona Fall League MVP earlier this afternoon. He hit .313/.391/.556 with six homers in 26 games during the Arizona Fall League. He'll be back in Trenton next season but the Yankees are ...

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Nightly Notes: Burnett, Drew, Rondon, Stanton

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It's been an incredibly quiet day in Yankee-land and that's saying a lot considering Francisco Cervelli was traded, Alex Rodriguez continued to pop-up in the headlines and Chris Young was dubbed the fourth outfielder earlier this week. So lets end the night with some flyaway notes around the league. -- Ex-Yankee A.J. Burnett is going to ...

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MLB mourns as St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras dies at 22

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Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals prospect who had a key home run during the National League Championship series last week, has died according to his agent. Taveras was in an automobile accident earlier this evening which also claimed the life of his girlfriend. Following the news of his death, St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak released ...

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AL East suffers another shake-up as Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

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Since 2008, when the Yankees would visit Tampa in order to play the Tampa Bay Rays or when the Rays came to the Bronx to face the Yankees, one of the constants was seeing the "Battle of Joe's": Joe Girardi vs. Joe Maddon. Well, that won't happen next year as the American League East has ...

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Former Yankee Jayson Nix makes Royals World Series roster

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When Jayson Nix was with the Yankees, Joe Girardi always appreciated what he brought to the table. Whether it was his defense or the little bit in his bat that he had, Nix never failed to let Girard down. Girardi even gave him a special nickname aside from Nixy: "Jason Nix. Baseball Player." Being labeled a baseball ...

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Red Sox hire Chili Davis as their hitting coach

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If the Yankees were planning on hiring Chili Davis, they're going to have to scratch his name off the list because he's found a job with a known rival. According to MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach, taking away one potential suitor for the hitting coach position in New York. Davis ...

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