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The Good and The Bad: The Yankees rotation

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Now that the Yankees have locked up the position players, it's time for the Yankees to move onto the next item of their checklist. The Yankees are currently invested in finding a closer, but they need to focus on fixing the starting rotation which has so many question marks with every player involved. So, let's glance at ...

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Cashman on Capuano, Banuelos and Kuroda

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Today's signing of Chris Capuano took plenty by surprise, but it shouldn't have been; the Yankees needed rotation help with all the question marks surrounding CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova. Cashman had another meeting to discuss the Capuano signing, what he thinks of Manny Banuelos's chances of pitching himself into the ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Padres make Kennedy, Ross, Cashner available, but Yankees not convinced

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The Yankees need rotation help and the Padres are making some of their starting pitching available. The problem is...the Yankees don't believe it. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the San Diego Padres have made Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross available for trade. MLB Trade Rumor added it was more ...

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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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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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Hot Stove: Will the Yankees revisit their plans and go for Max Scherzer?

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Earlier this offseason, the Yankees vowed to stay away from big free agent names James Shields, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester or Pablo Sandoval. However, as Hot Stove season continues, it seems entirely possible the Yankees could revisit their concept on sitting out this offseason and reach out to one of the names on the list. Jon Heyman of ...

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Which contracts do the Yankees regret signing?

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On the Yankees current roster, there have been contracts the Yankees signed and never looked back because of the positive performance on and off the field. However, there have also been deals the Yankees are forced to live with into the future and have the organization second guessing themselves. As we look at the roster, which ...

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Report: Yankees not pursuing Lester, Shields, Sandoval & Scherzer

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If you had a dream one day the Yankees would acquire Jon Lester, James Shields, Pablo Sandoval or Max Scherzer, then I'd  hate to burst your bubble because it's not happening. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the New York Yankees have no interest in acquiring any of the four players listed above. The ...

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