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Yankees 2011/2012 offseason review

The Yankees went into this offseason without a lot of holes in the roster. The entire lineup was expected to return, except for Jorge Posada who was expected to be replaced by Jesus Montero. Of course Montero got traded. After all, the Yankees had a few free agents, none of them were major though, and most ...

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Nakajima signs $3.64 million deal with Seibu

Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, who failed to reach an agreement with the Yankees after they won his posting rights, re-signed with his former team the Seibu Lions yesterday on a one-year $3.64 million deal plus incentives, according to Patrick Newman of the NPB Tracker. The Yankees wanted him on a six-year deal or a one-year $1 ...

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Yankees offered just $1 mil, but Nakajima wanted starting role

The Yankees failed to reach an agreement with Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima last week and today we are finding out the details as to why. The Yankees played serious hardball with Nakajima, asking him to sign a contract that gave them six-years of control that teams typically get from rookies. Short of that, they were only ...

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Yankees fail to sign Nakajima, turn interest to Chavez

The Yankees announced that they could not reach an agreement with Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima after they won the posting for him last month with a $2 million bid. The two sides actually had 30 days to reach a deal, its only been 29 days, but he would also have to pass a physical by 5 ...

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Rumor: Yankees unlikely to reach a deal with Nakajima

The Yankees won the bidding for Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima last month with a $2 million bid and now have until 5 p.m. Friday to reach an agreement with him and have him pass a physical or he will head back to Japan. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the chances of that happening are to good. ...

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Rumor: Yankees and Nakajima far apart in contract talks

The Yankees surprised everybody when they won the posting for Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima nearly a month ago, but the Yankees saw him as a solid bench piece that could fill in for the aging Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter when needed. The deadline to sign Nakajima is on Tuesday, but according to Jon Heyman of ...

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Rumors: Yankees still talking with Jones, waiting on Chavez

After the season ended Brian Cashman indicated that he would like to re-sign all, or at least most of, the Yankees free agent veterans. Except for Freddy Garcia that hasn't happened yet. They are still in talks with outfielder Andruw Jones, who has also had talks with the Red Sox. But even though they are maintaining ...

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Rumor: Yankees have not explored sign-and-trade for Nakajima

The agent for the Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, whom the Yankees won the posting for, requested that they explore sign-and-trade so Nakajima could find work as an everyday player. According to Buster Olney of ESPN the Yankees have not yet explored any such possibilities. The Yankees like Nakajima, they like his make-up and want him to ...

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