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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.
Carlos Beltran finally gets the chance to swing back at the Mets.Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- By just about any standard, Johan Santana is a terrible risk. He has missed two out of the past three seasons due to injury. He will turn 34 a couple of weeks before Opening Day. And you can count the number of pitchers who have succes...Blog | December 19, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- The Yankees officially announced the signing of Carlos Beltran this afternoon, and will roll him out in the third of a series of Yankee Stadium press conferences Friday at 11 a.m. As usual, the Yankees announced no terms but sources ha...Blog | December 19, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Although it's not official, it seems fairly certain we will not see Japanese stud right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Yankees pinstripes this season, and likely not before 2016, since the Rakuten Golden Eagles appear determined to hold on to ...Blog | December 19, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Although they have yet to be officially notified by the Rakuten Golden Eagles that Masahiro Tanaka will not be released to enter Major League Baseball's posting system, the New York Yankees are moving forward with plans to shore up their ...Blog | December 19, 2013Wallace Matthews
If you haven't caught Tanaka Fever already, this piece by Steve Wulf and Jason Coskrey should whet your appetite for the looming bidding war for the Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka -- assuming his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, allows him to be po...Blog | December 18, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Call off the search party. The mystery of the missing Carlos Beltran has been cleared up. The holdup was not contractual, but logistical -- the 36-year-old outfielder has been traveling and the Yankees have been trying to arrange to...Blog | December 18, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- It has been 12 days now since it was reported the Yankees had come to terms with Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract. Twelve days since Mrs. Beltran tweeted, joyously: Back to NY! #Yankees #goingafterthatring @carlo...Blog | December 18, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- As well it should, since, barring unforeseen circumstances, Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners will be together until 2023. At the news conference to introduce Cano -- and his Yankee-prohibited muttonchops -- to the Seattle media, ...Blog | December 12, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- The Yankees and free-agent second baseman Omar Infante are separated by approximately $16 million and one year, a gap that a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com was "too far apart" to make a deal likely at this ...Blog | December 12, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- It's hardly a surprise, but the Joba Chamberlain Era in the Bronx has apparently come to its official end. According to ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney, Joba signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $2.5 million. I'll h...Blog | December 12, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- The Yankees and their fans seemed ready to hold a "Bon Voyage, Robbie" party last night when word came down that Robinson Cano and his representative, Shawn Carter -- known in some circles as Jay Z -- had flown to Seattle presumably to ac...Blog | December 06, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are growing increasingly resigned to the likelihood of a future without Robinson Cano, amid reports the Seattle Mariners either have offered him, or are about to offer him, a contract in excess of $200 million. And...Blog | December 05, 2013Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Having had a night to sleep on it, I have come to the conclusion that, on balance, the Jacoby Ellsbury deal might work out well for the Yankees, at least for a few seasons. Some random thoughts on the matter: 1. Did they pay too much?...Blog | December 04, 2013