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Yankees 2014-15 Offseason in Review

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Last offseason, the Yankees spent nearly $500 Million to boost the offense (Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran) and the rotation (Masahiro Tanaka). However, this offseason they took a more economical approach, an approach that had fans questioning whether this was George Steinbrenner's Yankees or the economical Yankees. Believe it or not, this offseason was ...

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A week in review: Rodriguez stays in headlines with PED drama

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We interrupt your Yankees offseason programming for another edition of "As The World Revolves Around Alex Rodriguez." Well, that's what it pretty much felt like the entire week; when the Yankees shifted their attention to someone else, Alex Rodriguez popped up in the headlines with his connection to the Biogenesis scandal. There were headlines for Rodriguez paying his cousin $900,000 ...

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Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball after 16 seasons

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Derek Jeter, Brian Roberts and Kevin Youkilis...you have company on the retirement train. Alfonso Soriano has announced he is retiring from baseball after 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. Soriano was a seven-time All-Star and hit 412 home runs during his career. Soriano was on the Yankees from 1999-2003 and began second tenure with the Yankees ...

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Brian Cashman views Chase Headley as a valuable rental

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Brian Cashman had been on the phone with the San Diego Padres for the last three weeks, discussing a potential deal for the free agent-to-be Chase Headley. After three weeks of trying to iron out a deal, the Yankees and Padres pulled the trigger, and just like that Chase Headley became a New York Yankee ...

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Girardi sticks with the same lineup for three days straight

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If you had the lineup card for the last three days, you'll notice the lineup hasn't changed--at all. Joe Girardi ran the same lineup out there for the last three days with hopes of getting the ball rolling. It's worked for the last two days and now Girardi is hoping that it will work again ...

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Yankees release Alfonso Soriano

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Here's a little bit of Yankees news before the All-Star game begins: The Yankees have officially announced they have released OF Alfonso Soriano. Soriano was designated for assignment last week following a rough three months of the season and with Soriano's poor play and Ichiro Suzuki gaining more playing time, there was honestly no room for ...

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Girardi reflects on Soriano being DFA’d

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If you've been following along with the blog this morning, the Yankees had made two separate transactions; one that doesn't really affect the roster until Wednesday and one that affects the roster effective immediately. Vidal Nuno was sent to the Diamondbacks for Brandon McCarthy and Alfonso Soriano was designated for assignment to put Bruce Billings ...

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Yankees designate Alfonso Soriano for assignment

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As if the news of Vidal Nuno being traded to the Diamondbacks wasn't enough, the Yankees have made another move. The New York Yankees have announced that Alfonso Soriano has been designated for assignment. The move clears the 25-man and the 40-man spot for Bruce Billings, who was called up last night from Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Joe Girardi said ...

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