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Classic Yankees: Hideki Matsui

In a week when the Yankees unexpectedly picked up one Japanese superstar player, another Japanese superstar player who once played for the Yankees was designated for assignment and could see his career officially ending. This past winter, Hideki Matsui, affectionately known as “Godzilla,” was searching for a job. He didn’t find one until late this ...

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A couple of former Yankees find jobs

A couple of former Yankees got jobs yesterday as Hideki Matsui is expected to sign with the Rays and Bill Hall signed with the Orioles, according to Jack Curry and Ken Rosenthal. The Rays have struggled to score runs and even though Luke Scott is having a solid season, he is awful against lefties so Matsui ...

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Rumor: Yankees prefer Ibanez and Chavez

Now that the Yankees and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh the Yankees are ready to move on to adding a left handed hitting DH and a backup third baseman. There are a few options on the table at this point, but the Yankees prefer Raul Ibanez and Eric ...

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Rumor: Yankees weighing options for DH

The Yankees signed Russell Branyan to a minor league contract as a possible DH option yesterday, but they are still in the market for another option. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that they are still considering Raul Ibanez and Johnny Damon for the position and supposedly are leaning toward Ibanez because of his glove. The Yankees ...

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Rumor: Yankees still trying to trade AJ to add Chavez and DH

The Yankees just signed Bill Hall and supposedly only have $2 million to spend, but that they don't still have big plans for the rest of this offseason. Joel Sherman of the NY Post has reported that the Yankees are "quietly, but diligently" trying to trade A.J. Burnett with the idea that they could use the ...

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Rumor: Yankees won’t sign DH until prices drop

The Yankees want to complete a deal for a left handed hitting DH, but insist that they only have up to $2 million to spend and that prices are still too high, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman reports that the Yankees signing of Hiroki Kuroda has already put them over budget so ...

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Rumor: Yankees could land Ibanez, Damon, or Matsui this week

The Yankees may not be on the search for a DH for much longer as Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that they are in position to add one of three hitters, Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, or Hideki Matsui, within the next week. We're getting awfully close to spring training so Olney's tweet is far from huge ...

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Rumor: the Yankees plan to replace their DH

Now that the Yankees have made the Michael Pineda trade official they can now address replacing Jesus Montero as the team's DH. Joel Sherman of the NY Post outlined exactly how the Yankees plan on replacing him this offseason. It involves trying to trade pitching, specifically A.J. Burnett, either straight up for a DH-type or for ...

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