Free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with the New York Yankees, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick on Friday night.
With baseball's hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on notable questions that will play out in the weeks ahead.
Sure, the Mets have a host of key players coming back from injuries, but the keys to the team won't be in the lineup. Its fate lies in the middle of the rotation.
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees' offense stumbled through a rough opening game of the World Series, silenced by a complete-game gem from the Phillies' Cliff Lee.
Second-guess him all you want. Joe Girardi -- in his first postseason as a manager -- has the Yankees in position to win their 27th World Series title.
The Yankees set out with a simple purpose -- reach the World Series and win it. By dispatching the Angels, New York has completed half the equation.
The Yankees got pitching, defense and hitting -- not a bad combination -- in their ALCS-opening win over the Angels at Yankee Stadium.
Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera aren't new to the postseason, nor is their habit of getting the job done when it matters most.
Alex Rodriguez is forging a new identity this October, playing a far different role than in previous years.
Derek Jeter broke Luis Aparicio's record for career hits by a shortstop last month. Now the 35-year-old has Lou Gehrig in his sights.
Being on the New York stage has gobbled up many a player, but Brett Gardner and Daniel Murphy are both ready for the challenge.
The Yankees were hammered on the day they opened new Yankee Stadium, but the new park cannot be judged by one bad afternoon.
The Mets got their closer, but Francisco Rodriguez didn't exactly get what he was looking for in this deal: his dream payday.