9:54 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014

Halloween with the Yankees

Happy Halloween, everyone! Be safe out there. Demand chocolate at every stop. And if you’re going to a costume party, you’ve got to go all in. None of this “too old for it” nonsense. Of course you’re too old for it. That’s the point! Anyway, I think I’ve done this for a few years now. […] The post Halloween with the Yankees appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Yankees re-sign Eric Chavez ... as scout

Chavez played two seasons in New York; retired in 2014

Yankees hire Eric Chavez as special assignment scout

The Yankees added Eric Chavez to their scouting stable Friday, hiring the former Gold Glover as a special assignment scout, GM Brian Cashman confirmed.

Winter league notes: Pirela off to a strong start in Venezuela

Before the end of the regular season, Jose Pirela put up impressive numbers in Triple-A, landed a spot on the 40-man roster, and got his first big league call-up. He undoubtedly emerged as a serious candidate for some sort of big league role next season, and he’s spent the past week further making his case […] The post Winter league notes: Pirela off to a strong start in Venezuela appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Yankees hire Eric Chavez as scout

Eric Chavez#12 3BArizona Diamondbacks 2014 STATSGM44 HR3 RBI8 R6 OBP.346 AVG.246The Yankees have hired Eric Chavez as a special assignment scout, GM Brian Cashman confirmed. Chavez, 37 in December, played 44 games with Arizona, hitting .246 this past season. He retired at the end of July, forfeiting around a million bucks of his $3.5 million salary. Chavez made more than $84 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com. When Chavez was with the Yankees in 2011-12, he spoke about one day wanting to manage.

Yankees prospect list shows emergence of young talent

I try not to think of prospect rankings as any sort of definitive analysis. They’re more useful as a tool for discussion. Slade Heathcott falling out of Baseball America’s top 10 list for the Yankees, for example, doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t be an impact player, but it says a lot about his injuries and […] The post Yankees prospect list shows emergence of young talent appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Spend Hal's Money: David Robertson

The New York Yankees went into last winter with a publicly stated goal of keeping their payroll below $189 million. They came out of it having committed more than $400 million for four new players. This winter, there are no such payroll limitations, at least to our knowledge, but there is still plenty of need. And since there is nothing more fun than playing with another guy's cash, we at ESPN New York will once again aid the Yankees' decision-makers with a little game we like to call "Spend Hal's Money.

Baseball America releases its top 10 Yankees prospects

This morning, Baseball America released its annual Top 10 Yankees Prospects list. Very little surprise that Slade Heathcott, Mason Williams and John Ryan Murphy — who ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th a year ago — have fallen out of the Top 10 entirely. Also very little surprise that Luis Severino has jumped to the head […] The post Baseball America releases its top 10 Yankees prospects appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Easy to find the holes in the Yankees current roster

Easiest way to really understand what the Yankees need is to take another look at what they have. If the Yankees had to put together an Opening Day roster based strictly on players currently in the system — now that the free agents are officially free agents — it would look something like what’s listed […] The post Easy to find the holes in the Yankees current roster appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago

MLB hot stove: 5 possible big trades this offseason

This winter, we could see one ace potentially traded, as well as an enigmatic outfielder and power-hitter in his prime. It could provide some fireworks for the cold winter months. See what five big name players could be coming and going.
Newark Star-Ledger 15 hours ago

Bovada: Don't bet on Yankees in 2015

Don’t bet on the Yankees winning the World Series in 2015. That’s the lesson from Bovada, which recently released its championship odds for next season. The gambling website gives the Yankees a 22/1 chance at winning it all. The Dodgers...
New York Daily News 22 hours ago
For David Robertson and Yankees, save or go

For David Robertson and Yankees, save or go

Closer David Robertson was one of 10 Yankees to officially become a free agent Thursday and he figures to be the club’s most intriguing available name in this pinstriped winter.

Surprise! Yankees not among favorites for 2015 World Series

Bovada has released its early odds for the 2015 World Series. No surprise that the Yankees are not among the favorites. In fact, they’re barely in the top half of Major League Baseball. They’re given the same odds as the last-place Red Sox. Here’s Bovada’s list: Odds to win the 2015 World Series Los Angeles […] The post Surprise! Yankees not among favorites for 2015 World Series appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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