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What should be the Yankees New Year’s Resolution?

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With the last day of the year, it's time for the Yankees to turn the page on an abysmal 2014 season and have a healthy and productive 2015. So with the new year upon us, I thought I would list a New Years resolution for each Yankee that's will almost definitely make the team in Spring ...

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A week in review: Claiborne, Kuroda, luxury tax and Rodriguez

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Every year around Christmas, the holiday cheer is at a maximum and baseball news slows down to a halt. It was the same scenario this year where the Yankees did next to nothing this week, but they lost a few players, were hit with a hefty bill and one ex-Yankee has faith in Alex Rodriguez's ...

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Will the Yankees be a better team in 2015?

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If there was one word to describe the 2014 season aside from Derek Jeter's retirement tour, it would have to be "disappointment". The 2014 season was heartbreaking on many levels: Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran were constantly hurt, Brian McCann didn't hit to his potential for the first four months of the season, the rotation ...

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Yankees hit with $18.3 Million luxury tax bill for 2014

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When the Yankees spent almost $500 Million acquiring Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran, they didn't get a World Series trophy as compensation. Instead, they were hit with a bill--a luxury tax bill. According to the Associated Press, the Yankees were hit with a $18.3 Million luxury tax bill following their 2014 shopping ...

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The Good and The Bad: Yankees outfield

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  Yesterday we glanced at the Yankees infield (before Martin Prado and David Phelps were traded to the Miami Marlins) and broke down the good and the bad of each infield. Today, we wander over to the Yankees outfield where we glance at the three starters and their backup. All have upsides, but all also have ...

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Hot Stove: Can the Yankees show restraint following the Red Sox splashy signings?

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When the team was under the ownership of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees and Red Sox would go to war every offseason and sign the best talent possible. If the Yankees made a blockbuster signing, the Red Sox would immediately counter with a deal of their own. If the Red Sox strengthened their roster with a strong ...

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Yankees must make Rule 5 decision today

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Today is the deadline for the Yankees to put some of their 10 eligible players on the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Last season some notable names (Chase Whitley, Jose Pirela) were left off the roster before the draft but weren't selected; instead they made a splash in the Major Leagues ...

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Hot Stove: While there’s a small chance, don’t expect the Yankees to pursue Max Scherzer

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Yesterday, we tinkered with the idea of the Yankees possibly pursuing  Max Scherzer after Scott Boras, Scherzer's agent, spoke with the Yankees staff during the GM Meetings. However, while the idea of having Scherzer in pinstripes is intriguing, he most likely won't become a Yankee, especially with a draft pick attached to him. A source told Mark Feinsand ...

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