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Brian Cashman still views Stephen Drew as a starter


When the Yankees signed Stephen Drew to be their starting second basemen for the 2015 season, many were confused, especially with Drew's awful 2014 campaign. However, Cashman believes Drew is an everyday player and expects him to play to "the back of his baseball card". "Hopefully, he can put last year behind him and be the ...

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Joe Girardi believes Stephen Drew will rebound from 2014 season

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The Yankees are banking on a bounce back season from infielder Stephen Drew, which explained why the Yankees gave him a one-year, $5 Million contract earlier this month. One person who believes Drew will have a rebound year is manager Joe Girardi, who explained lack of Spring Training could of been the reason for Drew's horrid ...

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What have the Yankees completed on their offseason checklist?


When the offseason began, the Yankees had a check list that seemed almost impossible to fill. They needed a GM, a few bullpen guys, depth to the rotation, a shortstop, a second basemen and a coaching staff. As of January 12th, they seemed to have almost completed everything on their list, which is good timing since ...

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What does the new Yankees infield look like?


When the season began, the Yankees infield was in shambles. There was no Derek Jeter to man shortstop, second base was a huge mystery and the Yankees didn't have a third basemen when Chase Headley went into free agency. The Yankees traded away players, they made moves and now the infield has a different feel ...

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Thoughts on the Stephen Drew deal


Late last night, Stephen Drew and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $5 Million deal, which comes weeks after the Yankees gave the impression they weren't interested in Drew's services following an abysmal 2014 season. When I woke up this morning and read about the transaction, I realized I needed a few moments to collect ...

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Report: Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one-year deal

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The New York Yankees have re-signed infielder Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million deal that includes incentives that could increase the deal to the $6-$7 million range, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Drew, who will turn 32 during spring training, hit an awful .162/.237/.299 while splitting time with the Yankees and Red Sox ...

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Hot Stove: Yankees will look at trade/free agent options at 2B


While the Yankees seem intent on having Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela compete for the second base spot, they're also open to finding another second basemen as insurance elsewhere. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees are going to look at trade and free agent options for second base and Heyman added the Bronx ...

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Yankees begin their transition to the youth movement


  The main Achilles heel in the Yankees organization hasn't been the starting pitching, bullpen or even the offense. It's their lack of young talent in the Yankees farm system. However, this offseason the Yankees finally started a youth movement and have made trades that brought back young quality arms--and a very young shortstop. “We’re much deeper ...

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