MLB Rumors: New York Yankees

Replacing a legend is never an easy job, but then again neither is closing big league ball games. On Wednesday, we learned who'll get the first chance at taking the ball in the ninth for the Yankees in the post-Mariano Rivera era.

Tanaka's fantasy value in New York 

January, 22, 2014
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Finally, the long wait is over and Masahiro Tanaka is set to put on the pinstripes, reaching an agreement Wednesday on a seven-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees. Tanaka will join C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Hiroki Kuroda in the Yankees' rotation, but where will he fit in and what type of production can we expect out of the 25-year-old in 2014?

That's the big question Yankees' fans now are now asking themselves, and it's one sure to be on the minds of plenty of fantasy baseball owners as well. So lets take a look.

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Tuesday Roundup: Machado's progress 

January, 14, 2014
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Manny Machado is not in attendance at Baltimore Orioles minicamp this week, but that shouldn't be seen as a sign that the third baseman's recovery from knee surgery is not progressing as expected.

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Yankees looking to Padres for help? 

January, 14, 2014
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On Monday, we discussed the New York Yankees and their possible plan for third base in the wake of the confirmation of the Alex Rodriguez suspension, noting a report that the team had not recently been in contact with the San Diego Padres about the chances of a Chase Headley trade.

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Monday Roundup: Suitors for Santana 

January, 13, 2014
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Could Ervin Santana be headed back to the Kansas City Royals? The free agent pitcher is in a state of stasis for the moment, and likely will remain there until Masahiro Tanaka makes his decision in the next week or so.

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Yankees and the hot corner 

January, 13, 2014
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As Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York wrote last week, well prior to the A-Rod ruling, the New York Yankees plan going forward would most likely be "to get by with Kelly Johnson and Eduardo Nunez at third." Now that the verdict has been rendered, it appears Matthews was right.

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A-Rod's next steps 

January, 12, 2014
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Following the news that Alex Rodriguez had his 211-game suspension reduced to 162 games by an arbitrator, a result that will still see the third baseman miss all of the 2014 season, Rodriguez announced his intention to contest the ruling in federal court.

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Tanaka's top three? 

January, 12, 2014
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The Masahiro Tanaka tour of the United States has come to an end, as the free agent pitcher has reportedly returned home to Japan to mull over his options before the January 24 deadline for him to agree to a deal.

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The New York Yankees finally got some clarity in the Alex Rodriguez saga on Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz handed down a 162-game ban to the third baseman for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

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Friday Roundup: Yankees rotation needs 

January, 10, 2014
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Most experts believe that the New York Yankees will be very aggresive in their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka, who met with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, as his tour of teams interested in his services began in earnest.

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Masahiro Tanaka will be a very rich young man once he decides which major league team will benefit from his services. We took a look at which teams will have the best shot at signing the Japanese righthander, who is expected to land a deal north of $100 million, not including the $20 million posting fee.

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The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many elite free agents, the conversation involves the New York Yankees.

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Ichiro on the move? 

January, 5, 2014
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Having signed Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, the New York Yankees are very likely to move one of their other outfielders before the start of spring training. At least one of the trio of Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki or Vernon Wells will probably get sent elsewhere for 2014.

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Seattle gaining momentum on Tanaka? 

January, 2, 2014
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Where will Masahiro Tanaka end up pitching in 2014? The signs may be beginning to point towards the free agent pitcher wearing the uniform of the Seattle Mariners.

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The New York Yankees have an abundance of outfielders on their current roster, which is one reason rumors have been swirling this winter in regards to possible trades of players like Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner. Could guys like Ichiro and Vernon Wells be on the outside looking in come April?

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