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  1. Wallace Matthews



    Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.

    Yankees reach one-year deal with Pineda

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees reached agreement on a one-year deal with Michael Pineda, avoiding arbitration. According to a source with knowledge of the deal, Pineda will be paid $2.1 million for the 2015 season. Pineda was arguably the most e...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. Better, worse or about the same? Scouts weigh in on Yankees' offs...

    Andrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- In the post-Jeter era, the Yankees are in a yet-to-be defined transition stage in their history. Are they retooling? Rebuilding? Or just plain regressing? They haven't made the playoffs in two years and, if they are going to return to ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. Jeff Pentland, Yankees' new hitting coach, has work cut out for h...

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Jeff Pentland, Head No. 1 of the Yankees' newly established two-headed hitting coach position, has yet to meet or talk in any depth to any of his prospective pupils. He really doesn't have a stated "hitting philosophy" a la Charlie Lau or...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  4. Bombers rebuilding? Retooling? Call it what you will ... but will...

    Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- For the better part of the past two decades, most Yankees teams arrived in the Bronx fully formed, made up of either longtime Yankees, established veterans (read: stars) from other clubs, or highly-touted and sought-after rookies and impo...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  5. Cash: Two hitting coaches better than one

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- After eight years of a single voice (Kevin Long's) advising their hitters, the Yankees will go with a two-headed monster of a hitting coach this season, with Jeff Pentland as the lead voice and Alan Cockrell assisting him. Yankees GM B...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  6. Craig Biggio and I go back a long way

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Whenever a player is elected to the Hall of Fame, there is never a shortage of people who crawl out of the woodwork to boast, "I knew him when." Well, in the case of Craig Biggio, the former Houston Astros second baseman who was voted ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  7. New York Yankees close to finalizing deal with infielder Stephen ...

    Wallace Matthews

    The Yankees and free agent Stephen Drew have agreed to a one-year deal that would settle the team's starting infield for 2015, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
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  9. Big Unit no Hall of Fame Yankee

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson earned more than 10 percent of his 303 big-league victories in pinstripes -- he went 34-19 in his two seasons with the Yankees -- but his brief tenure in the Bronx will be remembered more for how it began and ended than for ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  10. ManBanned: Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to Braves

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It wasn't all that long ago that Manny Banuelos was ranked the fourth-best prospect in the nation and Yankees insiders were talking about him as a possible top-of-the-rotation starter. But ManBan's fall from grace was even more rapid t...

    Blog | January 01, 2015
  11. Yanks trade Shawn Kelley for minor leaguer

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees got a little younger, a little less expensive, and a lot less experienced today when they traded right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley, who had made 116 appearances out of their bullpen over the past two seasons, to the San Diego...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  12. A-R(Odd) man out: Yankees' latest deal marginalizes Alex Rodrigue...

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees have been quite candid about letting the world know what they expect from Alex Rodriguez in 2015: next to nothing. And now, if there had been any doubt before, A-Rod surely knows what he can expect from the Yankees: maybe ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Martin Prado, David Phelps to Marlins for Nathan ...

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Just when you thought the Yankees were taking a timeout, having (somewhat) bolstered their rotation and settled on a starting infield, boom -- Trader Cashman strikes with a deal I feel safe in guessing no one would have predicted: sending...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  14. Yankees officially out on Scherzer?

    AJ Mass

    Max Scherzer is the biggest free agent on the market, and the jury is still out as to what team the pitcher will be joining for the 2015 season. However, the New York Yankees remain firm in their stance that it won't be for them. Wallace Matthews ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  15. Max Scherzer not a realistic option, New York Yankees' Randy Levi...

    Wallace Matthews

    Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed Thursday that the team is highly unlikely to bid on the services of right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer, the top starting pitcher in this offseason's free-agent crop.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  16. Does Chris signing cap Yanks' offseason?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees signed a starting pitcher this week, but I think it's safe to surmise Chris Capuano is not what Yankees fans were hoping to find in their Hanukkah gift pile. And yet, unless there is a seismic shift in the club's thinking, ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  17. Chase Headley: I (heart) New York!

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees haven't made the playoffs since 2012, and New York sports teams are slogging their way through perhaps their worst combined season in a half-century, with no real hope for improvement in the immediate future. But d...

    Blog | December 15, 2014