Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

Yankees viewed as clear front-runners for Yoenis Cespedes

Yankees viewed as front-runners for Yoenis Cespedes

by Mike D.

Via Frankie Piliere of Scout.com and FOXSports, many sources have pointed at the Yankees as the “clear front runners” for Cuban CF Yoenis Cespedes. As you know, the Yankees, Tigers, and Marlins have showed the most interest in the (supposed) 26 year old reportedly looking for $60MM. In 90 games in the 2010-2011 Cuban League season, Cespedes put up a .333 AVG / .424 OBP / .667 SLG line, with 33 HR, 99 RBI and 89 runs.

 

Cespedes (Hot Stove)

Cespedes (Hot Stove)

by Matt S.

According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, the agent for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is telling interested teams that his client wants a $60 million contract.

That’s double what Aroldis Chapman received from the Reds. Cespedes is a workout wonder and has drawn the attention of all of baseball’s large-market teams, but he carries many unknowns. It would be surprising to see the Cuban defector actually land a $60 million deal this winter. So far, the Yankees, Tigers and Marlins have shown the most interest.

Yankees Tell White Sox, No John Danks

Yankees Tell White Sox, No John Danks

By Delia E.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post & Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, Brian Cashman said no to a trade with the White Sox that consisted of John Danks for Jesus Montero & Manny Banuelos. Heyman tweeted that the Yankees would not give up either Montero or Banuelos for Danks.

Andruw Jones News

Andruw Jones News

by Matt S.

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Yankees are interested in re-signing Andruw Jones.

Jones posted a solid .247/.356/.495 batting line with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 222 plate appearances this year for New York. He underwent knee surgery in mid-November but is fully expected to be back to 100 percent health by the start of spring training.

Giveaway Contest for Curtis Granderson’s New Book

Giveaway Contest for Curtis Granderson’s New Book

Hello everyone and welcome to our giveaway contest for Curtis Granderson’s new book! We kindly have been given 3 copies of his new book, All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It. Now we are giving those copies away to the winners of this questionnaire contest. To proceed to the questions, please click the following link: Yankees Fans Unite: Giveaway Contest – Curtis Granderson’s Book

Morning Bits: Winter Meetings, Cashman, Payroll, Free-Agents, Pinstripe Bowl

Good Morning all.   I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.   Baseball talk is about to heat up as the Winter Meetings begin today.    Also today at 11am our contest will be announced.  Come back so you can enter that.

Now on to the Yankee links….

* Hurlers head Yankees winter meeting wishlist.

* Cashman is coy about his upcoming plans.    Of course he is though why would he tell everyone what he is thinking??

* Yankees aim to trim payroll by 2014 to escape luxury penalties.

* Yankees interest in Free-Agent Pitchers is not to high.

* Rutgers & Iowa State are to play at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl.