Tag Archives: Francisco Cervelli

Yankees should give the homegrown players a chance

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When the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, it seemed like they were on top of the world and nothing could bring them down. When the Yankees made the postseason in 2010, 2011 and 2012, it seemed like the Yankees just had to add a few pieces here and there in order to make the ...

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Yankees begin completing tasks on ‘offseason checklist’ but work still needs to be done

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The Yankees had a strong idea of what their offseason checklist was going to look like this offseason; the headlining task on the list was finding a new shortstop. But their checklist got a little longer in October when they fired Mick Kelleher (who has since retired) and Kevin Long (who found a job with the New ...

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A week in review: Almonte, Betances, Cervelli, Girardi, Headley, Ichiro, Robertson

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Well, this week wasn't as eventful as last week but the Yankees were still able to fill some holes in their current roster. Unfortunately, that also meant the Yankees had to give up some players to make room for the new acquisitions. Aside from that, their closer turned down the qualifying offer, one fourth outfielder ...

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Afternoon Notes: Cashman, Cervelli, Wilson, Yang

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The Winter GM Meetings ended yesterday evening and it was a productive three days for the Yankees. They signed a fourth outfielder, signed a left handed reliever with minor league experience and traded away one of their many catchers for another left handed pitcher. -- Brian Cashman admitted this year's GM Meetings had to be the ...

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Random Thoughts: Cervelli, Robertson, Wilson

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The Yankees made some noise yesterday in the rumor department and trade department and after taking a night to comprehend the moves the Yankees made, I realized I had still had some thoughts on the Yankees minor trade and the report their homegrown closer wanted 'Jonathan Papelbon money.' Francisco Cervelli: I had to say, I was extremely ...

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Report: Francisco Cervelli traded to Pirates

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The New York Yankees not only made two signings this offseason, but they have made their first trade of the Hot Stove season as well. Joel Sherman of the New York Post announced the Yankees traded their backup catcher Francisco Cervelli for LHP Justin Wilson. In 70 games for the Pirates, Wilson was 3-4 with a 4.20 ...

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Yankees already over the luxury tax

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The Yankees have a ton of holes they need to fill on the roster, ranging from shortstop to relief pitching to finding a primary third basemen. However, if the Yankees are going to upgrade their roster, it's going to cost money. Obviously money is not an issue for the Bronx Bombers as they have one of the ...

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Around The Diamond: First Base

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Yesterday we took a glimpse at the catching situation with Brian McCann and his three potential back-ups. Today, we're going to stroll over 90 feet up the first baseline where the Yankees have one first basemen signed through 2016, no potential backup on the Major League roster but a legitimate option in Triple-A .  1. Mark Teixeira When the Yankees ...

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