For the last few months of the 2016 season, the Yankees called upon Dellin Betances to be the closer. This came after the Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran and Andrew Miller in mid season deals. During the offseason, the Yankees signed Chapman for a five-year, $86 Million deal, which resulted in Betances losing the […]

Dellin Betances ecstatic with Aroldis Chapman return

During the Winter Meetings, the Yankees and Aroldis Chapman agreed on a five-year, $86 Million deal with an opt-out option after the 2019 season. Well, as of this evening the deal is official and Chapman will return to the Bronx as the Yankees closer. Of course, there were already 40-men on […]

Yankees finalize Aroldis Chapman deal

It’s no secret the Yankees are planning for a big youth revolution starting in 2018. However, CC Sabathia believes the 2017 team is a stepping stone for things to come. “It’s a team in transition,’’Sabathia said on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The veteran starter participated in the Yankees annual Holiday Food […]

CC Sabathia thinks 2017 roster is a team in transition

The New York Yankees are currently listening to offers regarding Brett Gardner and Chase Headley in a reported effort to cut payroll. Especially since the Matt Holliday and the Aroldis Chapman deals have the Yankees over the $189 Million payroll, which could result in a luxury tax penalty. While the reasons to trade Gardner are […]

A case for trading / not trading Brett Gardner

Ruben Tejada isn’t the only minor league signing the Yankees made this week. The New York Yankees have re-signed Donovan Solano with a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Solano last played for the Yankees last season when he was in their Triple-A affiliate the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. He […]

Report: Yankees re-sign Donovan Solano to a minor league deal

If you’re the New York Yankees, you can never have enough minor league depth. Even if it’s Ruben Tejada. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the New York Yankees have signed Ruben Tejada on a minor league deal which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Tejada last played with […]

Report: Yankees sign Ruben Tejada to minor league deal

We are halfway through the Yankees offseason, and the team wasted no time in making moves to bolster their team. They traded away Brian McCann to make Gary Sanchez the everyday catcher. They signed Matt Holliday on a one-year deal, and they locked down Aroldis Chapman as their closer. Now that the team made […]

Yankees made their big moves. Now what?

Prior to the final day of the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees signed closer Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $86 Million deal. The move would push setup man Dellin Betances back to the eighth inning and the Yankees would have a closer at least for the next three seasons, barring Chapman doesn’t […]

Not everyone is happy with the Aroldis Chapman signing

The team for the 2017 season is all set…unless the Yankees do one thing over the last two months. The Yankees have Matt Holliday as their DH / first baseman and Aroldis Chapman as their closer, and if the team doesn’t deal Brett Gardner over the course of the offseason, they’ll figure […]

Unless Yankees trade Brett Gardner, 2017 roster is set

The Yankees spent weeks preparing for the 2016 Rule 5 Draft, especially when they filled their 40-man roster with a mix of their best veteran and minor league players. However, they’re losing a ton of players in the draft, which says a lot about the depth the Yankees have in […]

Rule 5 Draft: Torrens, Hensley among players taken in Rule 5 ...

Aroldis Chapman has made his decision. And if you’re a New York Yankee fan, you’ll think he made the right one. The New York Yankees and Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a five-year, $86 Million contract. Chapman has a no-trade clause to the California clubs (SF Giants, Oakland Athletics, Los […]

Report: Yankees sign Aroldis Chapman for five-year, $86 Million contract