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  1. Monday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    It already has been a busy shopping season for the San Diego Padres, and next on the Christmas wish list could be a deal for Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports the Padres have had discussions about tra...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Who closes in the Bronx?

    Doug Mittler

    A $46 million offer to David Robertson was deemed too pricey, so the New York Yankees wake up Tuesday morning with a big question mark at closer. Robertson had 39 saves in his first season as the successor to Mariano Rivera, and was seeking a dea...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. Giants, Yanks battling for Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants appear to be a logical fit for Chase Headley once Pablo Sandoval decided to head east and sign with the Boston Red Sox. But the New York Yankees may still be serious players in the bid for the free agent third baseman. "h...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Will Yankees show restraint?

    Doug Mittler

    The price of doing business in the American League East went up even more Monday with word that the Boston Red Sox are signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to five-year contracts totaling a reported $180 million? So how does the team...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. Ike Davis may not last in Oakland

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics added to their infield depth Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from Pittsburgh in a deal that sends international slot money to the Pirates. Davis, whose career has been in decline after hitting 32 homers for the New...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. Robertson's next move

    Doug Mittler

    David Robertson had the opportunity of nearly tripling his salary with the New York Yankees, but the closer instead declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer in order to pursue greater riches on the open market. One of the intriguing storylines o...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. Yanks consider Ibanez as hitting coach?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees have discussed the idea of hiring Raul Ibanez as their next hitting coach "and he is curious about the possibility," reports George King of the New York Post. Ibanez finished the season as a backup outfielder/DH for the Kansa...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  9. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  10. Will Yankees spend on pitching?

    Doug Mittler

    It is a knee-jerk reaction to connect the New York Yankees to any high-priced free agent, but that may not necessarily be the case this winter. George King of the New York Post wrote Monday "the early industry vibe is the Yankees aren't going to ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  12. Headley the next Padre to go?

    Doug Mittler

    UPDATE:The New York Yankees have acquired Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. -- The San Diego Padres already have traded away closer Huston Street. Could their third baseman be...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  13. The market for Kendrys Morales

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball's First-Year Player draft is less than a week away, and few people are looking forward to its conclusion more than Kendrys Morales. The draft pick compensation for the free agent first baseman will finally be lifted, automatically lifting h...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  14. Could Yanks eye Drew after draft?

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball's First-Year Player Draft is less than a month away, which is good news for unemployed free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. Once the selection process runs its course in early June, teams looking to sign Drew will no longer be required to s...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  15. Could the Yankees pursue Drew?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees entered the season with questionable infield depth, and that was before Mark Teixeira landed on the disabled list, Derek Jeter saw his injured quad act up and Brian Roberts experienced some back discomfort. Mix in some other b...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  16. Filling in for Teixeira

    Doug Mittler

    A wrist injury limited Mark Teixeira to just 15 games in 2013. Less than a week into the season, the New York Yankees may again have some issues at first base. Teixeira left Friday's 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a strained r...

    Blog | April 05, 2014