Though control of the Yankees has been turned over to his son the legacy of George Steinbrenner lives on. Yesterday the team signed first baseman Mark Teixeira to an 8 year, $180 million contract. This comes on the heals of signing CC Sabathia for 7 years at $161 million and A.J. Burnett for 5 years […]
Alex Rodriguez has won his third MVP award. The former and future Yankee third baseman led the American league with 54 home runs, established career highs with 143 runs scored and 156 RBIs and batted for a .314 average. Details on how the voting went can be found on the 2007 MLB Awards page.
The Alex Rodriguez plot thickens. It’s been rumored in several outlets that ARod and the Yankees are talking about a 10 year, $280 million deal. One of the sticking points is the $21 million the Yankees are responsible for from ARod’s last contract. The Texas Rangers would have paid that money if ARod had not […]
The big topic the last few weeks has been the Mets catching situation. There’s been lots of speculation at to who will be the starting catcher for the Mets in 2008. General Manager Omar Minaya was quoted as saying “We have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C”. But what are those plans? Obviously Plan A […]
Several sources have reported that Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees are talking about a new deal. Why are the Yankees talking with ARod after saying publicly and definitely that they will not negotiate with him once he hist the open market? Two words: Scott Boras. Boras is reportedly not involved in these talks. Interesting indeed.
Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com suggests the Yankees be more aggressive in trying to retain Jorge Posada. Rosenthal says he expects the Mets to make a “monster offer” for the catcher. In the meantime Joel Sherman reports in today’s New York Post that the Colorado Rockies are so sure that they will lose catcher Yorvit Torrealba […]
It was reported last night that Andy Pettitte has declined the option on his Yankees contract. The option was for $16 million. Pettitte has said previously that if he pitches next year it will be for the Yankees. In declining the option his agent said that Pettitte needs more time to decide if he wants […]
Joe Torre is now officially the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre was signed to a 3 year contract worth $13 million. Meanwhile in New York Joe Girardi was officially introduced as the Yankees manager. In the New York Post this morning Joel Sherman takes Girardi to task for his negotiations for the Yankees […]
Mark Hale reports in today’s New York Post that the Mets are targeting Yankees free agent Jorge Posada to be their catcher for next season. Mets brass has not closed the door on Paul Lo Duca but are clearly looking for other options and since Posada is a free agent it makes sense to talk […]
Yesterday afternoon Grady Little ‘resigned’ as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Joe Torree was named his successor. In this morning’s New York Post Mike Vaccaro opines about how quickly this happened. There’s lots of speculation regarding the makeup of Torre’s new coaching staff in L.A.. Rumors have included Don Mattingly, Larry Bowa and […]