SWB’s Dave Miley is Baseball America Manager of the Year

Dave Miley earned Baseball America's award for Manager of the Year. (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

Below is the news release from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Miley’s perseverance over the years, leading Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to five division titles in the past six years, has finally earned him some real recognition. Most teams would have been crippled by the thought of having to play their whole season on the road. Instead, Miley rallied the […]

Russell Relocates to Pittsburgh

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After being a rock behind the plate for the Yankees for two seasons, Russell Martin has decided to leave for the Steel City. Earlier tonight, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke the story that Martin and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million. In two seasons with the Yanks, Martin […]

Six Former Yankees on Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Don Mattingly is in his 13th year of eligibility for Baseball's Hall of Fame (Photo Credit: Bleacher Report)

On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Baseball Writers Association of America announced the ballot of 37 players competing for a spot in the 2013 Hall of Fame class. Many of the candidates are on the ballot for the first time. There are six former Yankees listed on this year’s ballot. The 600-plus eligible voters have […]

Yankees sign Pettitte to a one-year, $12 million contract

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The Yankees have agreed to sign Andy Pettitte to a one-year, $12 million contract, tweets Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. In 12 regular season starts this past season, Pettitte (5-4) posted a 2.87 ERA with 8.2 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 in 75 1/3 innings, while earning $2.5 million. With the southpaw signed for the […]

Pettitte decision expected soon

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The wait may be coming to an end, as the Yankees are expecting a decision to come from Andy Pettitte, as early as this week perhaps, on whether or not the veteran lefty wants to pitch in 2013. Pettitte, 40, returned to the Yankees last season after being retired for all of 2010. He picked […]

Source: Yanks, Kuroda agree to 1-year deal

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The Yankees have cleared their first major hurdle this offseason, resigning right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $15 million, sources say. ESPN writer Buster Olney broke the story on Twitter a little while ago. The deal represents a raise for Kuroda, who was previously signed to a one-year $10 million deal. Kuroda, 37, […]

Yankees Facing Key 40-man Roster Calls in Advance of Tuesday’s Deadline

Will Manny Banuelos be added to the 40-man roster in time to be protected from the Rule V draft? (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

With tomorrow being the deadline for the Yankees to protect some of their players from the annual Rule V draft. If not added to the 40-man roster, each of the players below will be able to be drafted just a couple of weeks from now. There is currently seven open spots, but it is unrealistic to […]

Yankees Questions of the Day – November 16, 2012

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Time for a little role playing. You are Brian Cashman this off-season. Which free agent(s) do you target, and why? Are there any specific trade opportunities you would visit as well? If so, what are they, and why would you make the trade(s)? Let’s get some chatter going on this topic. Please leave your comments in the comments […]

Introducing the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The new logo for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Photo: MiLB.com)

One of the first changes made by new ownership of the of New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate was to announce their intention to change their name from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and allow the fans to select the new name in an online poll. As a result, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are no more. At a party […]

Baseball America Releases its Top Ten Yankees Prospects

Despite season-ending labrum surgery, Mason Williams is at the top of Baseball America's Yankees prospect list (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

Every year, prestigious baseball scouting website BaseballAmerica.com releases its analysis of each team’s farm system, complete with their listing of the top ten prospects in each organization. On Friday, the analysis of the Yankees’ farm system was published with a few surprises on the top prospects’ list. Baseball America also ranks the players with the […]

Who’s Going To Catch?

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One of the big questions the Yankee’s have involves their rotation… who will they be throwing to? Russell Martin, who was the Yanks main catcher last year, is now a free agent. However, the free agent pool of catchers is pretty limited. Here is a breakdown of some of the more established catchers on the […]

Enter Sandman, No Returning Sandman

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The big news in Yankee Universe today is that Mariano Rivera has informed General Manager Brian Cashman that he wants to come back and pitch in 2013. This news comes just days after Rafael Soriano informed the team he is opting out of the last year of his contract to test the free agent market. […]

Yankees Mariano Rivera will return for 2013 season

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After missing almost all of the 2012 season with a freak ACL injury, Mariano Rivera has told Brian Cashman that he wants to return for the 2012 season.  Brian Cashman told the New York Post, “Rivera contacted us and wants to play.” The Yankees will now discuss the terms of a  contract with Rivera over […]