First off before we begin, I’m sorry I didn’t post this article this morning. My computer hard drive crashed and I’ve literally been trying to find a way to post this all day. I should have everything up and running by either late this week or next week but I’ll try my hardest to post important news should the Yankees have any. Thanks for understanding and let’s move onto the week in review.
— The Yankees avoided arbitration with four of their players earlier this week: David Carpenter, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Ivan Nova. Nova and Eovaldi are expected to make $3.3 Million, Pineda is expected to make $2.2 Million and Carpenter is expected to make $1.275 Million.
— This week, the Yankees filled their coaching staff by hiring hitting coaches Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell, and third base coach Joe Espada. The Yankees also moved Tony Pena from the bench to first base and Rob Thomson from third base to the bench.
— The Yankees have finalized their deal for INF Stephen Drew. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have designated OF Eury Perez for assignment.
— The Yankees made a small trade, acquiring RHP Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. So, yes, the Yankees will try to ‘fix him’ when he comes into Spring Training next month.
— Alex Rodriguez is back in the news for two different reasons: Rodriguez told the New York Post earlier this week he was ready to play this season and there was a swirling report around Newsday that Rodriguez feels third base is his job to lose.
— Johan Santana is planning to make a comeback to the Major Leagues, and at his first game in Venezuelan ball, the Yankees scouts were there and they were interested. While Santana seems ..read more