Category Archives: Yankees Rumors

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees tried and failed to land Samardzija and Hammel


The biggest blockbuster trade of the summer was pulled off last week when the Oakland Athletics landed pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for Dan Straily and two minor leaguers. It was bad news for Yankees fans hoping to see the Bombers land one or both of those same pitchers, who happened ...

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Trade rumors: Yankees don’t have pieces for David Price but maybe for Cliff Lee


This year's Yankees squad is loaded with problems, but the same could be said for much of the American League East so they are technically battling for first place right now. However, for the team to have any real shot at a playoff run they are going to have to improve which means trades. With huge ...

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Yankees interested in John Mayberry Jr.?


The Yankees have a pretty good outfield, but with Brian Cashman saying the Yankees are almost certain to make a trade before the deadline, does that mean he has his eyes set on John Mayberry Jr.? According to Jim Salisbury of, the Yankees and the Red Sox are both interested in the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder. ...

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Rumors: Yankees still not interested in Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales


Mark Teixeira has missed all but four games so far this season, Brian Roberts is day-to-day with a sore back, Francisco Cervelli is on the 60-day disabled list, Brendan Ryan hasn't played at all since early in Spring Training, and even Derek Jeter has missed three of the last four games. None of that is expected ...

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Are the Yankees mulling an A.J. Burnett reunion?

A.J. Burnett

A.J. Burnett had been toying with the idea of retirement this offseason before ultimately deciding he was going to pitch in 2014. Now that he made his decision, he has to choose a team to sign with. As the'Burnett Sweepstakes' winds down, could it be possible that the Yankees would consider a reunion with Burnett? Nick ...

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Rumor: Yankees show interest in Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew

With the $189 Million luxury tax no longer an issue, the Yankees seem to be taking a closer look at free agent Stephen Drew, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Since the Yankees landed Masahiro Tanaka and passed the luxury tax, there has been a notion the Yankees would continue to spend in order to ...

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Rumor: Tanaka Sweepstakes between Yankees & Cubs

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With the deadline for the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes on Friday, it seems the competition could wind down to only two teams as the week goes by. There is word coming out that Tanaka is now deciding between the Yankees and the Cubs. There was early rumbling  Tanaka would preferably enjoy the West Coast more than the ...

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Report: Yankees interested in Grant Balfour

Grant Balfour

After Grant Balfour's deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell through, Balfour said on a radio show that about "three or four teams" were interested in him, with one even making an offer. It looks as if the Yankees were one of those teams. According to MLBTradeRumors, the Yankees are interested in signing Grant Balfour, who has ...

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