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Yankees signing Brian Roberts was not on my Christmas list

It is déjà vu all over again, as the New York Yankees have reverted back to dumpster diving in hopes that one of these cast-offs will resurge in the pinstripes. The latest bargain is 36-year old, second baseman Brian Roberts who inked a one-year, $2 million deal with incentives to play in the Bronx. Brian […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Tanaka or bust

Finally…. Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka has stated he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014. Here we go: Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014 http://t.co/NqOhg28rkF — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) December 17, 2013 Rumor has it that MLB teams are expecting Tanaka to be posted later this week. And New York […]

Yankees Hot Stove: You cannot win with a bad bullpen

Just as I predicted, the New York Yankees wild shopping spree has come to a screeching halt even with a number of holes let unfilled.  Forget that the Yankees are missing two starting pitchers, a legit second baseman, possibly a third baseman and some viable bench guys to back up all the many veteran and […]

Yankees Hot Stove: 2014 batting line-up thus far

With the Winter Meetings wrapped up and the official welcoming of Jacoby Ellsbury to the pinstripes today, the state of the 2014 New York Yankees is rounding out. The pitching is still uncertain, as both the starting rotation and bullpen have holes that need to be filled, while the batting order looks closer to complete. […]

Yankees Hot Stove: To trade or not to trade Brett Gardner?

With the new additions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to go along with Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano, Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki, the New York Yankees have a plethora of outfielders. This leads many to presume that lead-off hitter Gardner is the odd-man out, as he is still under team control through this season […]

Someone might want to remind Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner what he promised us cause this is not it

This past October during a radio interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made a promise to the fan base.  “The 189 is a goal. It’s important, and it’s certainly a goal that we take seriously and we’re going to strive for, but as I’ve said before on numerous occasions, it’s not […]