10:21 PM EST, Thu December 05, 2019
New York Daily News

Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg: report

The Yankees have largely sat out the upper-tier of the free agency market throughout the decade. It’s still unclear whether they’ll be ready to cook with gas this Hot Stove season. But the team has scheduled meetings with prized free agent aces Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week, according...

House of Houston

Houston Astros: It would be sacrilegious if Gerrit Cole signs with Yankees

Free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole will be visiting the Yankees this week and if he signs with them, it would be sacrilegious toward the Houston Astros. How? Houston Astros fans — we’ve got less than a week to go before the start of the Winter Meetings and the flurry of free agency movement will be upon […] Houston Astros: It would be sacrilegious if Gerrit Cole signs with Yankees - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Bombers believe they have a good relationship with Cole, his family

Photo by Tim Warner/ The latest on Cole’s free agency; Where Gregorius and Betances might land; Villar a free agent in shocking move New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Recent headlines in the Gerrit Cole saga suggested that the right-hander prefers to pitch on the West Coast. The Yankees, however, believe they have a strong relationship with Cole and his family, dating back to their courting of him in the 2008 MLB Draft. It’s tough to predict where the ace will sign, but the Yankees appear to be making a strong effort. NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: The Yankees have a few of their...

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NYY News: Wake me up before you Ro Ro

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Letting Austin Romine walk could be a mistake; Bird elects for free agency; Yankees could really use Gerrit Cole now, but especially in 2021; Hot stove heats up on Thanksgiving eve; A look at the Yankees’ All-Decade Team. New York Post | Joel Sherman: Yes, we have more takes on the Gerrit Cole saga. After all, he’s a bonafide star that represents a glaring need for the Yankees, especially after next season, when Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton are free agents. But according to Sherman, executives around the league don’t think Hal Steinbrenner wants to...

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Robbie Ray could increase the Yankees’ pitching floor

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Arizona is open to moving the left-hander, and New York could use the depth The Yankees are actively looking for trade partners, and one of the first potential sellers of the offseason may have been found. The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly open to selling on starter Robbie Ray a year away from free agency eligibility, and he could be a good option for the Yankees to add at the bottom of their rotation. Ray tied his career-high in innings pitched with 174.1 in 2019, and picked up a personal best 235 strikeouts. He has the potential to be a key power...

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Chicago Cubs: Miguel Andujar should be on the team’s radar

The Chicago Cubs are likely to be active on the trade market this year, and the young Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is the kind of cheap, controllable player they could use. So far this offseason, the Chicago Cubs have made it reasonably clear that they have no plans to spend big in free agency […] Chicago Cubs: Miguel Andujar should be on the team’s radar - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Send in your best questions for this week’s mailbag! With awards announced and the GM Meetings in the books, we’re in the thick of the offseason now. Since baseball’s free agency moves at a slow pace—glacial in recent years—don’t expect much groundbreaking news this month. It’s possible of course, as the Brian McCann deal went down in late November, but unlikely. So, how about we take some mailbag questions while we wait? You may want to ask about the latest free agent and trade rumors—perhaps you have some players in mind of your own. Maybe you’re wondering if the...

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Why 2020 may be the Yankees’ best chance yet

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Other AL contenders may be losing players to free agency, and the Yankees could be the team that’s scooping them up. The last decade has been filled with disappointment for the Yankees. They have not appeared in the World Series since their 2009 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Things could look different for the Bombers next season, though. Top contenders such as the Astros and Red Sox could be subject to losing a lot of talent to free agency and trades. This could open things up for New York to spend big and make it to the top of the mountain....

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The Yankees shouldn’t settle in free agency

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports It’s time to open up the check book for a top-flight starter. The Yankees have to address their starting rotation this offseason. Luis Severino, James Paxton, and Masahiro Tanaka are the only sure things on the roster, but thankfully they can land another sure-thing in free agency. Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg loom large on the open market, and without question, they are the most-talented pitchers available anywhere this year. The Yankees will still look in other places for pitching talent. Earlier this week, Brian Cashman mentioned he’d engage...

Brew Crew Ball

Tyler Austin signs contract to play in Japan

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The 1B/OF is heading overseas after his short stint in Milwaukee It didn’t take long for Tyler Austin to find work after declaring free agency following his outright assignment by the Brewers to start the offseason. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the former Brewer and Yankee is heading to Japan to play in Yokohama on a one-year deal with a club option. Former Yankees 1B Tyler Austin is headed to the Yokohama DeNA Baystars on a one-year, deal with a club option, a source tells ESPN. Austin spent time with the Twins, Giants and Brewers in ’19. He’ll replace...

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NYY News: Blockbuster? You Betts

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ A wild Mookie Betts trade proposal; Astros reportedly stole signs during 2017 World Series run that went through Yanks; Cole free agency expected to run through New Year; Improving Gary Sanchez’s defense is still a priority The Boston Globe | Peter Abraham: We’d like to start everyone’s day off with a wild trade proposal. Abraham suggests a rare Yankees-Red Sox blockbuster, with Mookie Betts and Jay Groome heading to New York in exchange for Miguel Andujar, Clint Frazier, Luis Gil, and Mike King. Anyway... NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: According to a report in...

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Brian Cashman should strike early in free agency

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees may be able to use the slow free agent market to their advantage With the GM meetings underway in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Major League Baseball offseason is beginning to take shape. General managers have begun to discuss — and in some rare cases, even complete — trades, while the offseason’s biggest event, the opening of free agency, is on the horizon. Or rather, the traditional biggest event of offseason. The last few years, however, have seen free agency devolve into something of a snorefest, where players languish unemployed until late...

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NYY news: Shuffling the bench

Mendoza replaces Bard as bench coach on Boone’s staff; Cashman might need to kick off the hot stove; Zack Wheeler could carry a pricey tag in free agency NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: The offseason renovation to the coaching staff continued on Monday with news of quality control coach Carlos Mendoza’s promotion to bench coach, replacing Josh Bard who had held the role for the past two seasons. The move follows the first major change that the Yankees made to the coaching staff with Matt Blake taking over for Larry Rothschild, and we’ll have to wait and see if it’s the last...

Lone Star Ball

MLB Top 29 Free Agent Predictions

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports You’re welcome, MLB general managers MLB Free Agency Predictions - Who is ready to see all of the top free agent signings predicted with 100% precision and foresight once again? You know, like the time I predicted the Mets would sign Shin-Soo Choo and laughed about it. Or the time I predicted the Yankees would sign Max Scherzer and, judging by the outcome of this season, I was right to assume they should have done that. Or the time I predicted the Astros would sign Chris Davis and continue to wish that they had done that. Or the time I predicted the...

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Yankees fans may be in for a long winter if these free agency predictions come true

Photo by Rich Schultz/ There have been many different predictions, but none are exactly thrilling. With free agency now upon us, it’s officially time for people to make their guesses as to what uniforms top free agents will be wearing come 2020. There have been numerous experts attempting to predict where some of them will play next year, such as Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, along with many others. Many people believe the Yankees will sign a starting pitcher or two. There are also some who think they could bring Brett Gardner back for another season. Some scenarios...

Miguel Andujar reflects on his outstanding rookie season

Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar discusses his 2019 rookie campaign, and what it's been like contending with constant rumors about Manny Machado's free agency. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YESnetwork Facebook:

How Yankees could get back into Manny Machado sweepstakes

The longer Manny Machado goes unsigned in free agency this winter, the likelier the Yankees could still be to make a play for the 26-year-old superstar. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YESnetwork Facebook:

Are the Yankees waiting to sign Nolan Arenado in 2020?

Amid discussions over Manny Machado's future this winter, some suspect the Yankees could be waiting until 2020's free agency class to pounce on Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YES