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Joe LoGrippo

Would the Yankees pull off a trade for this All-Star first baseman?

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Jim Bowden suggests the Yankees should deal for Josh Bell in a move that would send Miguel Andujar to Pittsburgh.

While many have their focus on the free agent market, some have their eyes on trades. Jim Bowden just recently wrote an article in The Athletic that pitched the idea of the Yankees sending Miguel Andujar, Luke Voit, and minor league pitcher Roansy Contreras to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for All-Star first baseman Josh Bell. He notes that New...

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Tyler Norton

Yankees mailbag: Gerrit Cole, Winter Meetings predictions, Gio Urshela

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The answers to this week’s mailbag are in.

Hi, everyone, and happy Friday! We have a solid mailbag for you this week: six questions and answers. I’m taking next week off because of Winter Meetings coverage, but keep the submissions coming. You can always send them to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wombat21 asks: There has been a lot of advocating for both, but is it more important to bring back departing free agents (Dellin Betances, Didi...

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The Yankees Need a Big Splash in Free Agency to Add Final Championship Piece

Give the Yankees credit for their strong push for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week, despite the likelihood that neither will end up in New York...

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Caitlin Rogers

Friday open thread

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Here’s your open thread for the day.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has a nice weekend planned. Use this as your open thread for the day.

Fun Questions What song always brightens your mood? Where do you think Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg will actually end up signing?

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Freeni Aragones

NYY news: Ownership okays record spending for Gerrit Cole

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Ownership gives approval to land Gerrit Cole; Andy Pettitte makes trip to be part of Cole and Stephen Strasburg meetings; Yankees optimistic about Brett Gardner re-signing.

ESPN.com | Jeff Passan: In the latest Yankees news regarding Gerrit Cole, we now know that Brian Cashman has been given ownership-level approval for the top pitcher on the free agent market. The Yankees have let Cole get away twice before but the organization doesn’t plan on letting...

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Yankees reportedly have ownership approval to offer Gerrit Cole record deal

The New York Yankees didn’t just bring out the big guns in their meeting with free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole, they also reportedly brought out the blank check. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Yankees’ front office received approval from ownership to offer Cole a record-setting contract in a bidding war that will surpass more than $250 million. New York is making Cole its top priority this offseason, even with reported concern that he could follow his roots in Los Angeles and sign...

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Tom Krosnowski

Who will claim the final spot in the Yankees’ bullpen?

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The Yankees have a host of young relievers who could step into the role.

The depth of the Yankees’ bullpen has long been one of the unit’s strong suits. As currently constructed, six of the eight spots in the team’s bullpen are all but set: Aroldis Chapman is is the closer, Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton and Tommy Kahnle are the set-up men, and Chad Green and Luis Cessa are the versatile middle relievers.

That leaves two spots up for grabs in the...

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Matt Ferenchick

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Didi Gregorius

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Should the Yankees bring back their shortstop?

Didi Gregorius arrived in New York the offseason after Derek Jeter retired with the task of being the man to replace him. After five seasons, we can come to the conclusion that he did as good a job as you could reasonably ask for.

His defense always graded out pretty well, but over the course of his time with the Yankees, his bat slowly developed to the point where he was a borderline All-Star. In his first season...

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Dan Kelly

Yankees seek to improve their prospect pipeline

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Despite developing one of the best young cores in the game, the Yankees are aggressively seeking to improve their player-development system.

It is no secret that every team in baseball wants to create a system that allows them to be both competitive and sustainable. The best method for achieving that goal is the development of a strong farm system, one that consistently produces productive players and valuable trade chips.

Despite recently developing...

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Yankees brought Andy Pettitte to free agent meeting with Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees have made Gerrit Cole their top priority this offseason, and they are breaking out the big guns in an attempt to convince the right-hander that he belongs in pinstripes. The Yankees sat down for a meeting with Cole this week, and ESPN’s Buster Olney says they brought legendary pitcher Andy Pettitte with them. There are a lot of reasons speaking with Pettitte might make an impact on Cole. For starters, Pettitte pitched for the Astros for several seasons between his...

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Yankees bringing in big guns to attract Gerrit Cole

When the New York Yankees made their big in-person pitch to free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole, the organization brought in the big guns to help woo MLB’s most coveted pitcher. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Yankees made Andy Pettitte part of their group to pitch Cole on joining the most storied organization in sports. It’s hard to think of a better way for New York to sell a vision of competing for championships and achieving iconic status than bringing in a pitcher who won five...

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Andrés Chávez

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Yimi Garcia

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The right-handed reliever was recently non-tendered by the Dodgers, and he makes sense as a low-cost acquisition

In a mildly surprising move, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to non-tender right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia, making him a free agent. He was projected to make $1.1 million in arbitration, so the most likely explanation for the decision to let him go is that they thought they could make better use of his roster spot.

Although he was dumped by...

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Aaron Esposito

Theree non-tender free agents for the Yankees to consider

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The Yankees could kick the tires on these three players who were recently non-tendered by their former teams

The Yankees decided to tender contracts to everyone on their 40-man roster before the December 2 deadline, but the same can’t be said for many other MLB teams. A handful of former stars or recently serviceable players were cast off by their teams, adding to the list of free agents the Yankees front office will look at to improve their roster for the...

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Tyler Norton

Thursday’s open thread

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Here’s your open thread for Thursday

The hot stove sure picked up before the Winter Meetings, huh? Zack Wheeler and Cole Hamels came off the board yesterday, and the Angels landed Dylan Bundy in a trade with the Orioles. Busy busy! Maybe the Yankees will jump in the mix soon. While we wait, feel free to use this as your open thread. Enjoy!

Fun Questions

Does the Wheeler signing make the Phillies more or less likely to add Didi Gregorius? Have you ever gone ice...

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Jake Devin

NYY News: Bombers in on Cole, Wheeler off the board

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Yankees insist money will be on the table for Cole; Bombers to let fans stream games without cable in 2020; Two possible starting pitching targets are already off the board.

New York Daily News | Bradford William Davis: If you haven’t heard, the Yankees met with Gerrit Cole, and felt it went well. The two sides reportedly didn’t discuss money, but the Yankees insist they will pony up for Cole. Davis likens the Yankees’ pursuit of Cole with their push to...

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Report: Gerrit Cole told Yankees he does not have West Coast bias

Gerrit Cole was believed to prefer pitching for a team on the West Coast, but he reportedly has told one East Coast team that is not the case. Cole met with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. During the meeting, Cole reportedly told the team he does not have a bias towards pitching on the West Coast. Cole grew up in Orange County, Calif., very close to where the Angels play and not too far from the Dodgers either. Even one of his Houston Astros...

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Yankees Rumors: Stephen Strasburg's Meeting 'Went Well,' Money Not Discussed

The New York Yankees met with free-agent pitcher Stephen Strasburg , and the meeting reportedly went well, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB .com...

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Report: Gerrit Cole Told Yankees There's 'No West Coast Bias' amid LA Rumors

Fear not, New York Yankees fans. Free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole reportedly insisted he has "no West Coast bias" while he was meeting with the Bronx Bombers...

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Freeni Aragones

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Hyun-Jin Ryu

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Adding another veteran southpaw pitcher from the west coast could benefit the Yankees.

When Hyun-Jin Ryu accepted the qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, some scratched their heads, thinking he could have found a better deal on the open market. Fast forward one year later, and Ryu put together a stellar 182.2-inning season and finished second behind Jacob deGrom in the NL Cy Young race. He may have found a multi-year contract last...

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Jake Devin

Yankees rumors: More on Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg

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The rumors are flying fast as the winter meetings near.

The winter meetings haven’t even arrived, and we’re already seeing a daily flurry of rumors. Compared to the glacial pace of the past couple offseasons, the activity so far this winter has been downright feverish.

We’ve got more movement on a few Yankees rumors even from where we were yesterday. Let’s have a look.

Yankees have “very nice” meeting with Gerrit Cole

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