Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Hot Stove: Rays hire ex-Yankee Kevin Cash to manage team

The Tampa Bay Rays have officially exited the Joe Maddon era and have officially begun the Kevin Cash era. The Rays officially announced today they hired ex-Yankee Kevin Cash to be the next manager of the organization. You don't remember Cash as a Yankee? Well, he might not either. He caught 10 games with the Yankees ...

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Hot Stove: Nick Markakis signs four-year deal with Braves

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When the Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles approximately 19 times in 2015, one familiar face won't be there patrolling right field. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Atlanta Braves signed OF Nick Markakis to a four-year, $44 Million deal pending a physical. The deal is quite a surprise, considering the Orioles were still pursuing Markakis ...

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Hot Stove Notes: Yankees not the only ones in Miller sweepstakes

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This morning, the Yankees made headlines when they said they were interested in Andrew Miller, but the Yankees aren't the only team going after the free agent reliever. According to Buster Olney, the Los Angeles Dodgers were also in on Miller. In my opinion, I believe the Yankees are expressing interest in Miller either to negotiate ...

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A week in review: Donaldson, Hall of Fame, Ramirez, Robertson, Rollins, Sandoval

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The bad news: It's been another quiet week in Yankees Universe and the Red Sox and Blue Jays are bolstering their roster. The good news: Brian Cashman is rappelling off a building this weekend and Winter Meetings begin next week, so you know there's bound to be a ton of rumors. As for this week, ...

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Hot Stove: Blue Jays trade Brett Lawrie to A’s for Josh Donaldson

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When I woke up this morning to find the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays made a "blockbuster" trade, I was surprised. One, because of the players involved in the trade and two, the Blue Jays making moves suddenly affects the way the Yankees are operating this offseason. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, ...

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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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