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The Yankees and Mets each released video holiday cards, with the Mets focusing on some humor and the Yankees on emotion.
Which one do you think is better?
Watch them both below and then vote in our poll.
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Masahiro Tanaka, the highly coveted Japanese starting pitcher, won't be allowed to pitch in the United States, according to reports from Japan cited by the New York Times and Peter Gammons on Thursday morning.
Tanaka is reportedly a major target for several MLB organizations -- though the Yankees are reportedly ready to move on from their pursuit.
Despite the Japanese ace declaring on...Read more »
The Yankees currently have CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova locked into the front three spots of their 2014 rotation – but who is going to fill the remaining two?
News broke Thursday that Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, a reported top target of the Yankees, may not be posted, preventing him from pitching in the U.S.
That leaves the Yankees with some intriguing, if not thrilling,...Read more »
Did you find the seats at the old Yankee Stadium comfortable? Do you have $599.99 (plus shipping) to spend? Will your job not provide you with a swivel chair?
Then we have the Christmas gift for you!
Yes, you can now buy an authentic Yankee Stadium seat, on a swivel base. Click here for the product description and image....Read more »
Yankees superstar Derek Jeter will provide less value to the team than perennial underachiever Eduardo Nunez -- according to the latest computer projections.
The ZiPS projections for the Yankees (and several other teams) were unveiled on Fangraphs.com today and the forecasts for Jeter and Nunez aren't pretty: Jeter Nunez Zips Wins Above Replacement 0.4 0.5 Average .259 .260 On-base...Read more »
Will Ferrell and the cast of the highly-anticipated 'Anchorman 2' have been on a media blitz promoting the new flick -- and that barnstorm has taken them opposite Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.
The All-Star interviews members of the cast on baseball-related terms like "chin music" and "uncle charlie."
And yes, Baxter also makes an appearance.
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Sandy Alderson – fresh off being named the best GM in baseball by New York Magazine – still has some work to do. But the Mets’ roster for 2014 is beginning to take shape, so here’s how we see things shaking out based on the players currently on the 40-man roster (or those reportedly already in the mix but not officially added yet):
1. Eric Young Jr., LF 2. Daniel Murphy, 2B 3....Read more »
So it's not even 2014 yet -- so what? It's never too early to start guessing what the Yankees roster will look like (and don't worry Mets fans, we'll start predicting the Flushing group in a few days). Here's our projections at OBP based on the current 40-man roster and reported signings:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 2. Brett Gardner, LF 3. Carlos Beltran, RF 4. Brian McCann,...Read more »
If nothing else, it's greatness by contrast.
Compared to his predecessor, Omar Minaya, current Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been a miracle worker. He's turned expensive soon-to-be free agents into valuable, controllable prospects and has even spent a little bit of money this winter, on (largely) sensible deals.
For the first time since 2008, the Mets are truly on the verge of contention...Read more »
The Yankees have agreed with lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton on a two-year deal, according to multiple reports. YES Network analyst Jack Curry first reported the news. Curry said Thornton will make $3.5 million during each season of the deal.
The team had a vacancy for a southpaw specialist after Boone Logan left New York for a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Rockies.
Thornton,...Read more »