Category Archives: Yankees Rumors

Rumor: Yankees won’t get much if they trade Joba or Hughes

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As the Yankees get closer to the July 31st trade deadline it has become painfully clear that they need some help. The problem is that with the looming $189 million budget next year their prospects are at a premium. They do however have two pitchers, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes, that not only have become less ...

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Trade Rumor: Yankees interested in Ricky Nolasco

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The Miami Marlins have two starters coming off the DL any day now which means that Ricky Nolasco could be on the trade block and the Yankees are one of many interested teams, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. Nolasco, 30, has a 3.80 ERA, a 7.4 K/9, a 2.3 BB/9, a 42.9 ground ball percentage ...

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Chien-Ming Wang opts out of contract to sign with the Blue Jays

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Chien-Ming Wang opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees today and will sign a major league deal with the Blue Jays, according to Andy McCullough and Ken Rosenthal. He's expected to start on Tuesday. Wang pitched for the Yankees from 2005-2009 and was their ace for part of that stretch. He injured his ...

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Jesus Montero demoted as Michael Pineda, finally, gets close to return

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Jesus Montero made a big splash when he joined the Yankees for 18 games in 2011 and hit .328/.406/.590. That's why it was so hard to see him traded for a pitcher who almost immediately landed on the DL with a major injury almost immediately. However, in the year and a half since Michael Pineda went ...

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Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain could be in their final season in Pinstripes

*Feb 19 - 00:05*

Phil Hughes rebounded from a couple of bad starts earlier in the season when he probably wasn't quite ready to pitch and looked great last night as he held the Diamondbacks to just two runs over seven innings. Joba Chamberlain also looked solid, pumping in 95 mph fastballs and was even able to locate them well ...

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A-Rod allegedly tried to purchase and destroy Biogenesis documents, and notes from the weekend

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More news from the Biogenesis scandal and more bad news for Alex Rodriguez. Investigators were told by ex-Biogenesis employees that documents had been put up for sale by people connected to the clinic and that Alex Rodriguez, through an intermediary, had attempted to purchase them in order to destroy them, according to Michael Schmidt of the ...

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A look at the Yankees Opening Day rosters, and notes

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Nothing big in the news this morning so rather than rehash the Vernon Wells trade (because it makes me throw up in my mouth every time I think about it) I thought that I would take a look at the potential Yankees roster. The injuries have made things very difficult both in trying to find replacements ...

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Yankees close to finalizing a trade for Vernon Wells, and other notes

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The Yankees and Angels are discussing a deal that would send Vernon Wells to the Bronx for a low-level prospect with the Angels picking up most of the $42 million he's owed over the next two seasons, according to Jeff Passan, Mark Feinsand, and David Waldstein. The deal isn't official yet, but a source told Feinsand ...

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