11:56 PM EST, Fri November 21, 2014
Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects

Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects

A few notes and links as we wrap up this week before Thanksgiving (pretty amazing that it’s this late in the year already, isn’t it?): • Andrew Marchand talked to a handful of executives and scouts about the free agent market for former Yankees closer Dave Robertson. The general consensus seems to be that Robertson […] The post Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Yankees Blog | ESPN New York 11 hours ago

Execs: D-Rob will get his 'Papelbon money'

The question is: Will David Robertson receive "Papelbon" money from the Yankees? The expectation is that Robertson's free-agent contract will at least be in the neighborhood of Jonathan Papelbon's four-year, $50 million contract, the highest ever for a closer. Four MLB officials, surveyed by ESPN...
Newark Star-Ledger 6 hours ago
Raul Ibanez not interested in Yankees' hitting coach job

Raul Ibanez not interested in Yankees' hitting coach job

Even if he doesn't become the Rays' next manager

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A-Rod got special treatment from prosecutors: court papers

A-Rod got special treatment from prosecutors: court papers

Alex Rodriguez received special treatment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, court papers say
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 20, 2014
It's over, Zelous! Yankees sell Wheeler's contract to Japanese team

It's over, Zelous! Yankees sell Wheeler's contract to Japanese team

Wheeler played 29 games for Yankees in 2014

Yankees add four players to roster ahead of Rule 5 Draft

The Yankees added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings.

On the Yankees decision to protect Mason Williams

Nearly a quarter of the Yankees 40-man roster is filled with outfielders, and most of those are left-handed hitters who can play center field. So why exactly did the team just add Mason Williams, a 23-year-old lefty who hit just .223/.290/.304 in Double-A last season? Two reasons: Short-term ability and long-term upside. It’s pretty easy […] The post On the Yankees decision to protect Mason Williams appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 20, 2014

Yankees protect Tyler Austin, 3 more prospects from Rule 5 Draft

Team also sells Zelous Wheeler's contract to Japanese team
New York Post Nov 20, 2014
David Robertson’s road to a $50 million pay day

David Robertson’s road to a $50 million pay day

Free agent closer David Robertson’s situation is tied to what another free agent reliever receives and teams being wary of the right-hander’s desire for a four-year pact worth $50 million...

Yankees sell Zelous Wheeler to Japan

The Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles, otherwise known as Masahiro Tanaka's former team. For the deal to go through, Wheeler had to agree to go to Japan. Players choose to go because the pay day is usually richer. Zelous Wheeler#45 3BNew York Yankees2014 STATS GM29 HR2 RBI5 R6 OBP.230 AVG.193The Yankees added outfielders Tyler Austin and Mason Williams, as well as pitchers Branden Pinder and Danny Burawa to the 40-man roster.

Yankees add four to 40-man roster; send Wheeler to Japan

Here’s the announcement from the Yankees. They’ve obviously chosen to bank on Mason Williams’ upside, and they’ve made it clear that Danny Burawa and Branden Pinder rank ahead of Mark Montgomery on the bullpen depth chart. The New York Yankees today announced that they have added OF Tyler Austin, RHP Danny Burawa, RHP Branden Pinder […] The post Yankees add four to 40-man roster; send Wheeler to Japan appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Minor notes: Yankees add one more international teenager

A few quick minor league notes while we wait for official word on the Yankees 40-man roster additions: • Add one more name to the Yankees international haul this season. Ben Badler reports that the Yankees have signed 16-year-old Colombian outfielder Bryan Emery, giving the Yankees 10 of Baseball America’s Top 30 international prospects for […] The post Minor notes: Yankees add one more international teenager appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 20, 2014

Yankees help feed families for Thanksgiving

Club distributed 2,600 Thanksgiving meal vouchers Thursday and are planning a dinner

Badler: Yankees seen as favorites for Yoan Moncada

I rarely get too caught up in international free agents. The hype often grows out of control, the possibilities get spun in every direction, and truly covering that market requires basically a full-time commitment to it. I pay attention, obviously, but I prefer to follow reporters truly focus internationally, ask my internal questions about the […] The post Badler: Yankees seen as favorites for Yoan Moncada appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Spend Hal's Money: Alexei Ramirez

The 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 to 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.
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 20, 2014
MLB hot stove: Yankees will have 'surprises,' team president Randy Levine says

MLB hot stove: Yankees will have 'surprises,' team president Randy Levine says

It's too soon to know Yankees' true offseason plans

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