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Tomorrow is Last Day to Offer Free Agents Abritration

Tomorrow is the last day that teams can offer free agents arbitration. You know the deal, teams can get draft pick compensation by offering Type-A or B free agents arbitration if they reject it and sign somewhere else. If they aren't offered arbitration it doesn't matter where they sign, no draft pick compensation is awarded. The ...

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Making Sense of the Yankees Offseason Rumors

The Yankees have been linked to lots of players already this offseason. So many that it makes it hard to tell what's real and what isn't. I thought I'd throw together this story in order to help our readers make sense of what's happening. First of all, it should be said that while most of the ...

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Yankees Rumors: Cubs Interested in Bringing Wood Back

Via ESPN Chicago: Free-agent pitcher Kerry Wood would be welcomed back to the Chicago Cubs if payroll permits, according to a source familiar with the situation. The New York Yankees declined to pick up the option on Wood's 2011 contract, but that doesn't mean the Yankees won't try to re-sign Wood at a later date and ...

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A List of the Yankees Type-A & B Free Agents

If you are unfamiliar with the free agent process, here is a quick run-down of how it works. Free agents fall into three different categories, there are type-A free agents (the best players), type-B free agents (not quite the elite), and everybody else. If a team has a type-A or B free agent and they offer them ...

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Yankees Decline Options on Wood, Johnson, and Berkman

This was expected, but now it's official. Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: As expected, the Yankees have declined the option to extend the contracts of Kerry Wood, Lance Berkman and Nick Johnson through next season. All three will become free agents. My guess is that the only one of these three ...

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Yankees Pitching Coach Dave Eiland Had to Go

In the fallout of the Yankees firing their pitching coach Dave Eiland there seems to be a fair amount of people who have labeled him a scapegoat as if he somehow deserved to stay. That isn't the case, in some ways Eiland was the biggest problem the 2010 Yankees faced. Eiland joined the team at the end ...

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Quote: Cashman Admits to Bad Offseason

Via the NY Daily News: "I didn't have a great winter last year," the general manager said. "A lot of the things I wound up doing didn't benefit us as much as I wish they would. Some didn't benefit at all." Yeah, Cashman had a bad offseason. Fresh off winning the 2009 World Series, ...

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Yankees Not Picking Up Options for Wood, Berkman, or Johnson

The Yankees have team options for three players, Kerry Wood ($11M), Lance Berkman ($15M) and Nick Johnson ($5.75M) and it doesn't appear that they will pick up any of the three. “They’re all pretty obvious,” Brian Cashman said. “I have to sit in the office and look at the numbers and stuff ...

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