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Mets reportedly sign Adeiny Hechavarria to minor league deal

The Mets have signed infielder Adeiny Hechavarria to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Hechavarria will have a chance to continue in New York, where he spent the last month of the 2018 season after the Yankees acquired him from the Pirates. As a member of the Yanks, Bucs and Rays in 2018, Hechavarria hit a modest .249/.279/.336 in 321 plate appearances. The subpar offensive numbers the 29-year-old Hechavarria registered were in...

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Caitlin Rogers

Yankees spring training: 2019 broadcast schedule

The Yankees are playing baseball games again! Here’s how you can tune in.

Spring training is finally here. Pitchers and catchers reported to camp last week, and position players will arrive tomorrow (if they haven’t already). The first full squad workout is scheduled for Tuesday, and the Yankees’ first game is on Saturday. They’ll start spring just like they ended fall: playing the Red Sox.

Per usual, most games start at 1:00 PM, but there are a decent amount at 6:00 or 6:30. We...

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Jake Devin

The Yankees’ farm system has shifted towards pitching

The upper ranks of the team’s prospects are dominated by young, hard-throwing right-handers.

With prospect season wrapped, we’ve seen all the major prospect lists released, and the consensus is clear: the Yankees’ system has thinned considerably. Whereas the team just a couple years ago littered most Top-100 lists with several players, only a handful of Yankee farmhands moved prospect hounds enough to rank them highly this year.

Baseball America didn’t place any Yankee prospects in...

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Tyler Norton

Four best moments from CC Sabathia’s retirement announcement

Sabathia announced his retirement in a remarkably entertaining press conference.

CC Sabathia held a press conference on Saturday afternoon to formally announce his retirement. The 2019 season will be his 19th in the big leagues, having spent the final 11 with the Yankees. The Bombers, of course, saw it fit to start his farewell campaign with a big announcement. You can watch the entire session here, but these highlights stand out as the most entertaining moments.

Carter getting embarrassed...

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Brock Hammond

The Yankees have a handful of potential leadoff hitters

At least four Yankees could be serviceable leadoff hitters.

When Aaron Boone first got the managerial job last winter, he didn’t waste any time crafting potential lineups for the 2018 season. Earlier this week, Boone told Brendan Kuty that he hasn’t been doing that as much this offseason, but he does have some ideas for who he’ll run out in 2019 and in what order. As of right now, Aaron Hicks is the winning the “Most Likely to be Leadoff Hitter” vote, but there are a few other...

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Kenny Crocker

NYY news: Cashman acknowledges Machado and Harper situation

Cashman spins the rumor mill; CC announces that 2019 is his final season; Dellin Betances reports late to camp for good reason; Tommy Kahnle back to fighting weight

Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Another day, another Manny Machado and Bryce Harper story. Saturday morning, Brian Cashman teased that although the Yankees have already spent money this winter, his job isn’t done yet. As Cashman puts it:

I am doing my job. Whether that’s those two players or other players ... we are trying to...

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Yankees might not be done doling out extensions before season

The Yankees signed right-hander Luis Severino to a four-year, $40 million extension shortly before they were scheduled to face off against him in arbitration Friday. General manager Brian Cashman spoke about the buzzer-beating agreement Saturday, saying (via George A. King III of the New York Post): “We circled back 30 minutes before the hearing and I asked [agent Nelson Montes de Oca] if he wanted to circle back to my room again. The atmosphere was better, different. We both said we would...

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Caitlin Rogers

Saturday night open thread

Here’s your open thread for the evening!

It was a busy day for the Yankees between Luis Severino’s press conference, Brian Cashman chatting with the media, and CC Sabathia announcing that he will retire at the end of the season!

Fun Questions What has been your favorite Yankees move of the offseason? How do you think Sabathia’s last season will go?

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Matt Ferenchick

Let’s make an entire team out of Yankees infielders

The Yankees certainly have some infield depth right now.

Although a lot of us would not complain if the Yankees signed a certain other one, the Yankees have a lot of infielders on the 40-man roster.

If we count Didi Gregorius, who will start the season on the injured list, the Yankees have nine infielders with major league experience at spring training. They range from young (Gleyber Torres) to old (Troy Tulowitzki) and successful (Miguel Andujar) to, uh, not (Gio Urshela).

As you are...

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Matt Ferenchick

One Yankees game that proves that pitcher wins are dumb

Tom Morgan got a loss on May 30, 1952. He did not deserve it.

Luckily, the Yankees won by the American League by two games in 1952. If a few things had gone differently and they had lost the pennant, there’s one game in particular that would stand out as the biggest missed opportunity that you could find.

The Yankees ended up winning the AL that year thanks primarily to putting up .700 winning percentages in both June and September. However, heading into May 30th, they were just above .500...

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Kenny Crocker

The baseball world reacts to Luis Severino’s contract extension

Let’s take a pulse of the buzz surrounding the Yankee ace’s deal.

Spring is here, which means the first glimpses of the 2019 Yankees are coming into focus. After an up-and-down 2018 campaign, Luis Severino reported to camp and was looking sharp off the initial fastball pops into Gary Sanchez’ glove.

And a bit of Severino’s first bullpen session of the spring. He’s throwing to Sanchez pic.twitter.com/ZFqGQ9i88W

— Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 14, 2019

Though he looked...

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Yankees News: CC Sabathia Announces He Will Retire After 2019 MLB Season

CC Sabathia has confirmed that 2019 will be his last year as a Major League Baseball pitcher. The New York Yankees left-hander made the announcement Saturday during a press conference...

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CC Sabathia officially announces 2019 will be his final season

At a press conference on Saturday in front of Yankees ownership, his teammates and his wife and kids, C.C. Sabathia officially announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Included in a statement released by the team were written statements from a wide range of voices, including Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi, LeBron James, Fat Joe, Steve Kerr, the mayor of Sabathia’s hometown, Tiki Barber and more.  It was quite a show of support for Sabathia, who is entering his...

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Tyler Norton

Brian Cashman discusses Jacoby Ellsbury, plus Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

Cashman met with members of the media to talk about a number of Yankees items.

Saturday turned into a busy news day for the Yankees. The morning opened with Luis Severino holding a press conference to discuss his contract extension. The afternoon will wrap up when CC Sabathia takes the dais to formally announce his retirement. There’s nice symmetry in the bookending media availabilities. A pair of Yankees aces, one at the onset of his career, the other in his twilight, celebrating their...

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Brock Hammond

These Yankees desperately need to have a good spring training

Greg Bird, Tommy Kahnle, Clint Frazier, and Brett Gardner have a lot riding on this year’s spring training.

There’s no doubt that several Yankees will be using the next few weeks as a proving ground to earn themselves some big league playing time. We’re just a week away from games, so it could be useful to identify a handful of players who badly need to have a solid showing in spring training, lest they find themselves stuck in the minor leagues, or worse yet, on the waiver wire....

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Tom Krosnowski

CC Sabathia’s top five Yankees moments (to date)

The big fella is expected to officially announce his retirement following this season. Let’s look back at his best moments in pinstripes.

It’s hard to believe for some fans that the 2019 season will be CC Sabathia’s 11th as a Yankee and 19th in the major leagues. When the big man retires, he will be most closely associated with the Yankees.

Unfortunately for Yankees fans, that day is coming soon. Sabathia is holding a press conference today to announce that 2019 will be his last...

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Caitlin Rogers

NYY news: Luis Severino’s extension continues MLB-wide trend

What does Luis Severino’s extension mean for the rest of baseball?; Danny Farquhar debuts protective cap during first bullpen session; The Yankees prospect who could crack the Opening Day roster.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Luis Severino and the Yankees agreed to a four-year, $40 million extension yesterday. It seems to have been a smart move for both parties, with Sevy coming off of a crappy second half, and the Bombers locking up their potential ace on a club-friendly deal. Was it a...

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Jake Devin

Friday night open thread

Happy Friday! Here’s an open thread.

Every team has now seen their pitchers and catchers report. The official date for the full squad to report comes next week, and then spring training will be in full swing. Not all that much happens during the early stages of spring training, but it makes me happy to know it’s going on.

Fun Questions With spring drawing nearer, what’s your favorite season? What Yankees spring training story-line do you have your eye on the most?

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Kento Mizuno

Appreciating Brett Gardner, underrated Yankee great

Let’s give Gardner and his career the recognition it deserves.

Imagine a list of the best Yankees outfielders. If I could look into your minds, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle would surely occupy your first two spots, respectively. Following them would be Joe DiMaggio, as surefire a pick as the preceding two.

After that, you can start to get a little more creative. Yankee historians might save the next spots for late greats like Charlie Keller, Earle Combs, and Tommy Heinrich. Those fond of...

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Joshua Diemert

Luis Severino agrees to extension, takes security in uncertain market

The Yankees did what they should have done all along, and it’s a win-win.

We’ve been pining for more than a year for the Yankees to secure their future and extend their young stars. We’re also deep in discussions about how baseball can move more money from older players to younger ones. Today, the team did just that, agreeing on an extension with ace Luis Severino, for four years and $40 million, with an option for a fifth season that would bring total compensation to $52 million.


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