We've been waiting to see which teams might come forward as potential suitors for veteran outfielder Vernon Wells, who was released by the New York Yankees last week, and it appears that Miami is one of them.
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.
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.
Will Curtis Granderson be back at Yankee Stadium next season? Although the current assumption is that the New York Yankees will offer the outfielder a one-year qualifying offer of $14.
The New York Yankees' future outfield, in the short term, is unclear. Curtis Granderson, now on the disabled list, is a free agent at season's end, and Ichiro's modest performances over the past few years, suggest he's best suited for a part-time role.
As I'm reading Dave Cameron's piece on the New York Yankees Friday -- Cameron writes that despite their early-season success in the win-loss column, the Yankees have struggled offensively and their pitchers' success with runners on base is unsustainable -- and I get to the final sentence: "The Yankees need their star hitters back.
Following another costly hit by pitch, the New York Yankees will be without Curtis Granderson for a while again.Granderson fractured his left pinkie on a pitch by Cesar Ramos of the Rays on Friday night.
UPDATE: The Yankees officially activated Granderson from the disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Mariners. Granderson is playing left field and batting cleanup.
Los Angeles Angels slugger Mark Trumbo started 2012 with a bang. He batted .348 with a .396 on-base percentage through May, including 10 home runs. After that it was all down hill.
The Los Angeles Angels apparently found a taker for Vernon Wells, agreeing to absorb a substantial portion of the outfielder’s remaining salary in order to ship him to the New York Yankees.
The Los Angeles Angels will be paying $21 million each of the next two seasons to Vernon Wells. The 34-year-old hasn't delivered an equivalent bang for the buck, and is currently the fourth outfielder behind Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Peter Bourjos.