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22 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Mike Trout, Angels Future Sale, Lawsuits/Fines Mirrors Similar Scenario To 2017 Marlins

Arte Moreno, owner of the Angels, is currently in the process of selling the team, which he has owned since 2003. The sale is expected to be completed within the next few months and is expected to set a new record for the largest sale in North American professional sports history. Moreno is reportedly anticipating a significant financial return from the sale.

In November 2022, A lawsuit against the Los Angeles Angels, brought by the family of deceased pitcher Tyler Skaggs, will be allowed to proceed. Judge Glenn Salter of the Orange County Superior Court rejected the team's motion to dismiss and set the start date for a 20-day jury trial for October 2, 2023. Skaggs, who was 27 years old, was found dead in a hotel room in Southlake, Texas on July 1, 2019, the same day that the Angels were scheduled to begin a four-game road trip against the Texas Rangers. A toxic mix of alcohol, fentanyl, and oxycodone was found in Skaggs' system, according to the coroner's report. Skaggs' death has been linked to former Angels employee Eric Kay, who was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison last month after being convicted of distributing the drugs that contributed to Skaggs' death. Kay was accused of obtaining and distributing oxycodone pills to players at Angel Stadium between 2017 and 2019.

Arte Moreno has his hands full, if he decides to unload big contracts such as Trout. Before the sale of his team, The Angels. It would make it easier for him to find suitors and the dollar amount he's looking for. The Marlins were in a similar situation when their new owners took over the team.

In 2017, Jeffrey Loria sold the Miami Marlins to a group led by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and New York businessman Bruce Sherman, with NBA legend Michael Jordan also serving as an investor. The sale, which was announced by Marlins president David Samson, was reportedly worth $1.2 billion, with Sherman serving as the "control person" and Jeter overseeing "the business and baseball sides of the organization" upon the completion of the deal.

That brings us back to Mike Trout

In March 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12 year / $426,500,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $426,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,541,667. In 2023, Trout will earn a base salary of $35,450,000, while carrying a total salary of $37,116,666.

The reason why this article is being written in the first place, it's almost the same scenario in 2017 that brought Giancarlo Stanton to The Bronx.

The insane contracts and money we've seen get tossed around this off-season. Trouts AAV and remainder of his contract doesn't look that bad. Doesn't look that bad to a team like The New York Yankees. Who are looking for a new LF and have the financial resources to take on a contract like Trout's.

NYYNEWS Felix says

Yankees are going to have to spend big money on another position player down the line right? Why not get it out of the way and get Trout off The Angels hands. You could be looking at paying him about 28 to 30 mil a season, have Angels eat up the rest. Essentially, bailing out future ownership of Angels. If the time to ever get Trout was possible, the timeframe is now. You get Donaldson off the payroll etc, very possible.

Here's an article I wrote back in the summer of 2017, about the possibility of Stanton being moved to The Yankees. Before anyone had it [Link]

Gerrit Cole was said to be The elusive "White Whale" for The Yankees. A player that The Yankees tried to obtain numerous times, but slipped away. The same could be said for Mike Trout, in my opinion. Who is much more of a bigger "White Whale" than Cole was to The Yankees.

The Yankees have been rumored in trade scenarios for Pirates Bryan Reynolds. Who is said to command a high price tag in-terms of prospects.

We all saw what it took to get Stanton, he didn't cost as much as it would to get Reynolds.

Hal Steinbrenner was quoted at Aaron Judge's press conference saying, "We’re not done yet." Could Mike Trout be the mysterious "Big Move" The Yankees make this off-season? It would certainly break The Internet.

Is Mike Trout to The Yankees a pipe dream? No, here are two players The Yankees would throw unlimited money to. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

No. 25 overall, no more so than in 2009, when the Angels selected Mike Trout with that pick. That pick was famously lined up to be the Yankees’ selection and was given to the Angels as compensation for the Mark Teixeira signing.

Mike Trout is the perfect candidate to waive his no-trade clause to come to New York. As he grew up a Jeter fan, lives and is from New Jersey.

"Big Move" ...

Notes*

"At the other extreme is Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who could become quite the trade commodity if he ever decides he wants out. Trout, 31, has missed more than half the Angels’ games the past two seasons, so he would need to demonstrate a consistent pattern of health. But with eight years and $283.6 million left on his deal, Trout might be almost a bargain."

Angels News: MLB Insider Suggests Hypothetical Path to Mike Trout Trade. Would the Angels ever consider trading their superstar?

[SI: Link]



21 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Mets Come Out of Nowhere, Sign Correa. Cohen Creating Arms Race in New York! How Do Yankees Reply?



20 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Padres Sign Yankees Fan Fav Matt Carpenter

The San Diego Padres have made another key acquisition this off-season, signing utility player Matt Carpenter to a one-year, $12 million contract with a player option for 2024. According to MLB.com's AJ Cassavell and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the deal could be worth up to $21 million if Carpenter exercises his player option and reaches his performance incentives.

Carpenter, 37, is coming off a career-best season with the New York Yankees, where he hit .305 with 15 home runs in 47 games, finishing with an impressive 217 wRC+ and 2.3 fWAR. The three-time all-star has played in 1,376 career MLB games, spending the first 11 seasons of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Padres have been busy this off-season, adding players like Seth Lugo and Xander Bogaerts as they look to build on their NLCS finish from last season. Carpenter will provide valuable versatility and veteran leadership to a Padres team that is looking to make a deep playoff run in the coming year.



17 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Rumor: Yankees Looking To Move Isiah Kiner-Falefa? Bryan Reynolds Now #1 Target For Yankees?

A player named to potentially be in a trade according to sources: Utility-man Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
 
Sources: The Yankees prefer Benintendi to anyone on the market, but will likely not go 5 years. Max Kepler is after Benintendi in terms of preference. Would expect them to aggressively pursue him if Benintendi gets 5 years elsewhere. Bryan Reynolds is not an option at this time.
 


16 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

For The First Time Ever, Eli Manning And Derek Jeter Sit Down Together And Talk Face-to-face On Camera

[Watch]

For the first time ever, Eli Manning and Derek Jeter sit down together and talk face-to-face on camera. The New York icons talk about their greatest moments but also times when they had to overcome obstacles. The captains aren’t all business, though, and have some fun in a competitive game of “Who’s Your Daddy?” All of this and more can be found in this week's episode of The Eli Manning Show, presented by Panini Prizm.



15 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Could the Yankees & Giants Match-Up For Brandon Crawford Deal? Simonetti Discusses Possibility

Pete Simonetti discusses a potential trade involving the Yankees and San Francisco Giants. The rumor is that Brandon Crawford, a Giants legend and four-time gold glove winner, is open to playing third base. He is also the brother of Amy Cole, the wife of Gerrit Cole. This could open up the possibility for a trade with the Yankees, who have been looking to move some of their "dead wood" in the form of Josh Donaldson or Aaron Hicks. While this is just speculation at this point, it is an interesting idea and one that NYYNEWS-TV will continue to follow.



14 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

With Names Like Correa and Turner Off The Market, Peraza or Volpe Have Clear Path To Be Yankees Everyday Shortstop

With names like Correa and Turner off the market, only a few names remain. It's now safe to say The Shortstop position is for the taking for either Volpe or Paraza. They now have a clearer path to become The Yankees everyday Shortstop.

Let's talk about The New York Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe, who is almost ready to make the jump to the major leagues, according to Vice President of Player Development Kevin Reese. The 21-year-old shortstop, who graduated from Delbarton High School and currently resides in Watchung, ranks 10th on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list.

Volpe had an alright 2022 season, hitting .251 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs, and an OPS of .820 in 110 games at Double-A Somerset before being promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he hit .236 with three home runs in 22 games.

The Yankees selected Volpe in the first round of the 2019 draft out of high school. He has already reported to the team's player development complex in Tampa, where he is preparing for a spring training shortstop competition with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Oswald Peraza.

According to Reese, Volpe is physically "knocking on the door" of the majors. "Depending on who you ask, he's ready yesterday, he's ready tomorrow," Reese said. "He's a great kid who is always looking to help the team any way he can and he's ready."

Reese praised Volpe's combination of general skills and ability on the field, as well as his calm demeanor. "Like Peraza, he's stolen a ton of bases, he's hit for power, he fits in with whatever group it is – players from different backgrounds, even pitchers, who position players don't like hanging out with too much. He hits in really well and I think he'll fit in on the big-league club when the time comes."

It remains to be seen when Volpe will make his major league debut, but it appears that it is only a matter of time. Yankees fans will be eagerly awaiting his arrival and will be hoping that he can make an impact at the highest level.

Excerpt Credits: nj.com



13 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Perceived "Internet Troll" Finds Clues To Where Carlos Rodon is Signing, Evidence Points To Yankees

Take the following as you wish, but many who consider to be a internet troll. Adam King, of The King Source is making a lot of sense with what he just found.

He uncovered the following clues to where Carlos Rodon might be headed.

https://twitter.com/TheKingSource/status/1602530439834791938

https://twitter.com/TheKingSource/status/1602530767930032128

Adam King has made claims that Warren Buffett is his cousin and that Rob Manfred cost him over 5 million dollars when MLB shutdown in 2020. Take this info as you wish, but he makes sense with this one. As he was the first to notice these coincidences.



12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Are The Padres Looking To Move Fernando Tatis Jr This Off-Season?

The San Diego Padres may be looking to move their star player, Fernando Tatis Jr, during the off-season, according to rumors. Tatis Jr is a talented player, having hit 42 home runs and maintained a .282 average in 2021. However, he has also faced controversy, including steroid allegations and a motorcycle accident. Despite this, he has signed a 14-year, $340 million contract with the Padres, with his salary set to increase in the coming years.

There is speculation that the New York Yankees could be interested in acquiring Tatis Jr, but the deal would only make sense if the Padres were willing to take on some of Tatis Jr's salary. The Yankees would likely have to trade Josh Donaldson, who is set to make $25 million in 2023, in order to make room for Tatis Jr's salary.

While the potential trade is exciting for Yankees fans, it is important to remember that these are just rumors at this point. Until anything is confirmed by either team, it should be taken with a grain of salt. If the trade does go through, it could be a major shakeup for both the Yankees and the Padres. The Yankees would be adding a young, talented player to their already strong lineup, while the Padres would be shedding a large contract and potentially making room for other moves.

Regardless of whether the trade happens or not, Tatis Jr will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the baseball diamond. His combination of power, speed, and defensive skills make him one of the most exciting players in the game. If the Yankees are able to acquire him, they would be adding a player with the potential to be a cornerstone of their team for years to come.

More insight in video left below



12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Theories Swirl Online, Fans Wonder What's "The BIG Move" The Yankees Are Working On

It seems that the New York Yankees are working on something big in the free agent market. While it's been reported that they are interested in acquiring Carlos Rodon, there is speculation that something even bigger is in the works. Some have speculated that this could be a signing of Carlos Correa or trade for Shohei Ohtani, but it's unclear at this point what the Yankees have in mind.

One thing that is certain is that the Yankees are feeling the pressure to build a championship team. This is likely due in part to the fact that Aaron Judge recently turned down a lucrative contract offer from the San Diego Padres in order to remain with the Yankees. Judge reportedly values his legacy with the team over money, and is eager to see the Yankees make moves to improve the team and compete for a championship.

One potential hurdle for the Yankees in their pursuit of a big acquisition is their depleted minor league system. In recent years, the team has traded away many of their top prospects in order to acquire established major league players. This has left them with a shallow pool of talent to draw from in potential trade deals.

Despite this, the Yankees may still be able to make a big move if they are willing to part with some of their top remaining prospects. In order to acquire an elite player, the Yankees would likely have to give up multiple top prospects.

While the likelihood of such trades may be slim, it's clear that the Yankees are determined to build a championship-caliber team. They have the financial resources and the desire to make a big move, and it's just a matter of finding the right deal. Whether it's signing a high-profile free agent like Rodon, or making a blockbuster signing/trade for a player like Correa or Ohtani, the Yankees are poised to make some big moves this off-season.

In the end, it will be up to the team's front office to decide what the definition of "big" is, and how best to use their resources to improve the team. One thing is for sure, however: the Yankees are determined to win, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring a championship back to New York.



12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees LF Potential Trade Target Jake McCarthy

The New York Yankees have a decision to make in regards to their outfield, and it appears that the team is considering a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jake McCarthy. McCarthy, a 25-year-old left-handed batter, is a local guy from Scranton, PA and was drafted out of the University of Virginia. He has shown power to both sides of the field and has impressive speed, as demonstrated by his 23 stolen bases last season.

While McCarthy's numbers from last season - a .283 average, 8 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases - aren't eye-popping, they are still above average and indicate that he is a player with potential. Additionally, McCarthy wouldn't be a free agent until 2029, which means that the Yankees wouldn't have to worry about losing him anytime soon.

One potential concern with McCarthy is his strikeout rate. In 99 games last season, he struck out 76 times, which is a little high. However, his on-base percentage of .342 indicates that he still manages to reach base despite the strikeouts.

Another option for the Yankees is free agent Andrew Benintendi, who has reportedly garnered the team's interest. However, there are rumors that Benintendi may not want to play in a big city, and the Yankees would likely have to offer him a contract worth at least $100 million over five or six years to bring him on board.

Ultimately, the decision will come down to how much the Yankees value McCarthy and whether they think he is worth the potential cost. If the team believes in his potential and is willing to take a chance on him, then a trade for McCarthy could be a smart move. On the other hand, if the Yankees are looking for a more established player, then going after Benintendi or another free agent may be the better option.



12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees LF Trade Target Bryan Reynolds

The rumor mill is starting to heat up regarding a potential trade involving Brian Reynolds of the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to an anonymous beat writer, the New York Yankees have been in discussions with the Pirates regarding a trade for Reynolds.

Reynolds had a subpar season in 2022, hitting .262 with 27 home runs and 62 RBIs. He also had a on-base percentage of .345 and a OPS of .807. There are some concerns about his defense, particularly in center field. It is unclear what the Pirates are asking for in return for Reynolds, but it seems that the demand is high.

If the Yankees are able to acquire Reynolds, it could be a smart move for their lineup. He is a switch hitter who could potentially fit well in the two-hole for the Yankees, depending on who they have lead off. He could also provide some insurance as a backup for Bader or Judge.

The acquisition of Reynolds would give the Yankees a powerful lineup, with the potential of Reynolds batting second, Judge in the third spot, and Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo following. This would give the team a formidable group of hitters that could compete with any team in the league.

Additionally, the presence of Harrison Bader in center field would allow the Yankees to play Reynolds in left field, where his defense is not as much of a concern. Bader is an above-average defender, and his presence would allow the Yankees to have a strong defensive outfield.

It remains to be seen if the Pirates will lower their asking price for Reynolds and if the Yankees are willing to meet it. However, if the deal goes through, it could be a win-win situation for both teams. The Pirates would be able to receive a good return for Reynolds, while the Yankees would add a strong hitter to their lineup.



12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Round 2: Yankees & Giants Battle It Out For Another Top Free Agent - Carlos Rodon

It looks like the battle for Carlos Rodon, the top remaining free agent starter, may come down to a competition between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees are reportedly preparing to make an offer to Rodon and seem hopeful about their chances. The Giants are also pursuing Rodon, but the Yankees have recently been successful in beating the Giants to some of their top targets.

This isn't the first time the Yankees and Giants have gone head-to-head in the free agency market. Earlier this offseason, the Yankees beat the Giants for their own superstar Aaron Judge. And the Mets kept Brandon Nimmo, also preventing him from going to San Francisco. It seems that the Giants are having a tough time landing top free agents, possibly due to the fact that it isn't always easy to lure players to San Francisco unless they are from the Bay Area.

The Yankees, on the other hand, seem to be in a good position to sign Rodon. Though the Yankees liked Rodon from the start, it's worth noting that Aaron Judge is partly behind this pursuit. Judge told managing partner Hal Steinbrenner upon agreeing to his $360 million deal that he would like to see a couple of improvements. The Yankees would love to please Judge, who took less money than he could have gotten in San Diego or presumably San Francisco. This shows that the Yankees are willing to do what it takes to keep their star players happy and build a winning team.

As for Rodon, he had a strong season with the Giants in 2022, posting a 2.88 ERA and registering 237 strikeouts over 178 innings, while leading the league among qualifiers with 12 strikeouts per nine innings and a 2.25 FIP. He also has ties to the area, as he is a Miamian. This may give the Yankees an edge in signing him, as he may be more willing to play for a team closer to home.

Of course, the Yankees aren't the only team interested in Rodon. Several other teams have been linked to him, including the Rangers, Dodgers, Orioles and Twins. The Red Sox and Cardinals are also among the teams surveying the pitching market. Other top starters remaining on the market include Chris Bassitt, Nate Eovaldi and Ross Stripling, with Rodon, Bassitt and Eovaldi all having the qualifying offer attached.

It remains to be seen if the Yankees will be able to sign Rodon, but it's clear that they are making a strong push for him. The Giants, and possibly other teams, will no doubt be competing for his services as well. It's shaping up to be an interesting battle for one of the top remaining free agents on the market.



06 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Conflicting Reports Say Judge is Jumping Ship To San Francisco



03 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Report: Yankees "Focused" On Rodon 👀 Mets On Verlander



02 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

eXecution: EP3 - Judge Making Decision Soon, Free Agents, Rodon, Bellinger, Correa, Yoshida + More @CruzYankeeFan



23 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Giants Joc Pederson Just Posted An Image of Judge That Made Every Yankees Fan Sick



21 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Hola, ¿cómo estás?: Yankees Big Pimpin Spending Cheese! Is Hal Out to Prove Himself?



20 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

eXecution: EP2 - Yankees Offer to Aaron Judge Leaked? + More @CruzYankeeFan



19 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees Looking To Get "Rid" of Donaldson & Hicks, Hunting For Correa? Turner? Other Big Names?


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22 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Mike Trout, Angels Future Sale, Lawsuits/Fines Mirrors Similar Scenario To 2017 Marlins

Arte Moreno, owner of the Angels, is currently in the process of selling the team, which he has owned since 2003. The sale is expected to be completed within the next few months and is expected to set a new record for the largest sale in North American professional sports history. Moreno is reportedly anticipating a significant financial return from the sale.

In November 2022, A lawsuit against the Los Angeles Angels, brought by the family of deceased pitcher Tyler Skaggs, will be allowed to proceed. Judge Glenn Salter of the Orange County Superior Court rejected the team's motion to dismiss and set the start date for a 20-day jury trial for October 2, 2023. Skaggs, who was 27 years old, was found dead in a hotel room in Southlake, Texas on July 1, 2019, the same day that the Angels were scheduled to begin a four-game road trip against the Texas Rangers. A toxic mix of alcohol, fentanyl, and oxycodone was found in Skaggs' system, according to the coroner's report. Skaggs' death has been linked to former Angels employee Eric Kay, who was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison last month after being convicted of distributing the drugs that contributed to Skaggs' death. Kay was accused of obtaining and distributing oxycodone pills to players at Angel Stadium between 2017 and 2019.

Arte Moreno has his hands full, if he decides to unload big contracts such as Trout. Before the sale of his team, The Angels. It would make it easier for him to find suitors and the dollar amount he's looking for. The Marlins were in a similar situation when their new owners took over the team.

In 2017, Jeffrey Loria sold the Miami Marlins to a group led by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and New York businessman Bruce Sherman, with NBA legend Michael Jordan also serving as an investor. The sale, which was announced by Marlins president David Samson, was reportedly worth $1.2 billion, with Sherman serving as the "control person" and Jeter overseeing "the business and baseball sides of the organization" upon the completion of the deal.

That brings us back to Mike Trout

In March 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12 year / $426,500,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $426,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,541,667. In 2023, Trout will earn a base salary of $35,450,000, while carrying a total salary of $37,116,666.

The reason why this article is being written in the first place, it's almost the same scenario in 2017 that brought Giancarlo Stanton to The Bronx.

The insane contracts and money we've seen get tossed around this off-season. Trouts AAV and remainder of his contract doesn't look that bad. Doesn't look that bad to a team like The New York Yankees. Who are looking for a new LF and have the financial resources to take on a contract like Trout's.

NYYNEWS Felix says

Yankees are going to have to spend big money on another position player down the line right? Why not get it out of the way and get Trout off The Angels hands. You could be looking at paying him about 28 to 30 mil a season, have Angels eat up the rest. Essentially, bailing out future ownership of Angels. If the time to ever get Trout was possible, the timeframe is now. You get Donaldson off the payroll etc, very possible.

Here's an article I wrote back in the summer of 2017, about the possibility of Stanton being moved to The Yankees. Before anyone had it [Link]

Gerrit Cole was said to be The elusive "White Whale" for The Yankees. A player that The Yankees tried to obtain numerous times, but slipped away. The same could be said for Mike Trout, in my opinion. Who is much more of a bigger "White Whale" than Cole was to The Yankees.

The Yankees have been rumored in trade scenarios for Pirates Bryan Reynolds. Who is said to command a high price tag in-terms of prospects.

We all saw what it took to get Stanton, he didn't cost as much as it would to get Reynolds.

Hal Steinbrenner was quoted at Aaron Judge's press conference saying, "We’re not done yet." Could Mike Trout be the mysterious "Big Move" The Yankees make this off-season? It would certainly break The Internet.

Is Mike Trout to The Yankees a pipe dream? No, here are two players The Yankees would throw unlimited money to. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

No. 25 overall, no more so than in 2009, when the Angels selected Mike Trout with that pick. That pick was famously lined up to be the Yankees’ selection and was given to the Angels as compensation for the Mark Teixeira signing.

Mike Trout is the perfect candidate to waive his no-trade clause to come to New York. As he grew up a Jeter fan, lives and is from New Jersey.

"Big Move" ...

Notes*

"At the other extreme is Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who could become quite the trade commodity if he ever decides he wants out. Trout, 31, has missed more than half the Angels’ games the past two seasons, so he would need to demonstrate a consistent pattern of health. But with eight years and $283.6 million left on his deal, Trout might be almost a bargain."

Angels News: MLB Insider Suggests Hypothetical Path to Mike Trout Trade. Would the Angels ever consider trading their superstar?

[SI: Link]





21 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Mets Come Out of Nowhere, Sign Correa. Cohen Creating Arms Race in New York! How Do Yankees Reply?





20 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Padres Sign Yankees Fan Fav Matt Carpenter

The San Diego Padres have made another key acquisition this off-season, signing utility player Matt Carpenter to a one-year, $12 million contract with a player option for 2024. According to MLB.com's AJ Cassavell and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the deal could be worth up to $21 million if Carpenter exercises his player option and reaches his performance incentives.

Carpenter, 37, is coming off a career-best season with the New York Yankees, where he hit .305 with 15 home runs in 47 games, finishing with an impressive 217 wRC+ and 2.3 fWAR. The three-time all-star has played in 1,376 career MLB games, spending the first 11 seasons of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Padres have been busy this off-season, adding players like Seth Lugo and Xander Bogaerts as they look to build on their NLCS finish from last season. Carpenter will provide valuable versatility and veteran leadership to a Padres team that is looking to make a deep playoff run in the coming year.





17 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Rumor: Yankees Looking To Move Isiah Kiner-Falefa? Bryan Reynolds Now #1 Target For Yankees?

A player named to potentially be in a trade according to sources: Utility-man Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
 
Sources: The Yankees prefer Benintendi to anyone on the market, but will likely not go 5 years. Max Kepler is after Benintendi in terms of preference. Would expect them to aggressively pursue him if Benintendi gets 5 years elsewhere. Bryan Reynolds is not an option at this time.
 




16 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

For The First Time Ever, Eli Manning And Derek Jeter Sit Down Together And Talk Face-to-face On Camera

[Watch]

For the first time ever, Eli Manning and Derek Jeter sit down together and talk face-to-face on camera. The New York icons talk about their greatest moments but also times when they had to overcome obstacles. The captains aren’t all business, though, and have some fun in a competitive game of “Who’s Your Daddy?” All of this and more can be found in this week's episode of The Eli Manning Show, presented by Panini Prizm.





15 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Could the Yankees & Giants Match-Up For Brandon Crawford Deal? Simonetti Discusses Possibility

Pete Simonetti discusses a potential trade involving the Yankees and San Francisco Giants. The rumor is that Brandon Crawford, a Giants legend and four-time gold glove winner, is open to playing third base. He is also the brother of Amy Cole, the wife of Gerrit Cole. This could open up the possibility for a trade with the Yankees, who have been looking to move some of their "dead wood" in the form of Josh Donaldson or Aaron Hicks. While this is just speculation at this point, it is an interesting idea and one that NYYNEWS-TV will continue to follow.





14 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

With Names Like Correa and Turner Off The Market, Peraza or Volpe Have Clear Path To Be Yankees Everyday Shortstop

With names like Correa and Turner off the market, only a few names remain. It's now safe to say The Shortstop position is for the taking for either Volpe or Paraza. They now have a clearer path to become The Yankees everyday Shortstop.

Let's talk about The New York Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe, who is almost ready to make the jump to the major leagues, according to Vice President of Player Development Kevin Reese. The 21-year-old shortstop, who graduated from Delbarton High School and currently resides in Watchung, ranks 10th on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list.

Volpe had an alright 2022 season, hitting .251 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs, and an OPS of .820 in 110 games at Double-A Somerset before being promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he hit .236 with three home runs in 22 games.

The Yankees selected Volpe in the first round of the 2019 draft out of high school. He has already reported to the team's player development complex in Tampa, where he is preparing for a spring training shortstop competition with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Oswald Peraza.

According to Reese, Volpe is physically "knocking on the door" of the majors. "Depending on who you ask, he's ready yesterday, he's ready tomorrow," Reese said. "He's a great kid who is always looking to help the team any way he can and he's ready."

Reese praised Volpe's combination of general skills and ability on the field, as well as his calm demeanor. "Like Peraza, he's stolen a ton of bases, he's hit for power, he fits in with whatever group it is – players from different backgrounds, even pitchers, who position players don't like hanging out with too much. He hits in really well and I think he'll fit in on the big-league club when the time comes."

It remains to be seen when Volpe will make his major league debut, but it appears that it is only a matter of time. Yankees fans will be eagerly awaiting his arrival and will be hoping that he can make an impact at the highest level.

Excerpt Credits: nj.com





13 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Perceived "Internet Troll" Finds Clues To Where Carlos Rodon is Signing, Evidence Points To Yankees

Take the following as you wish, but many who consider to be a internet troll. Adam King, of The King Source is making a lot of sense with what he just found.

He uncovered the following clues to where Carlos Rodon might be headed.

https://twitter.com/TheKingSource/status/1602530439834791938

https://twitter.com/TheKingSource/status/1602530767930032128

Adam King has made claims that Warren Buffett is his cousin and that Rob Manfred cost him over 5 million dollars when MLB shutdown in 2020. Take this info as you wish, but he makes sense with this one. As he was the first to notice these coincidences.





12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Are The Padres Looking To Move Fernando Tatis Jr This Off-Season?

The San Diego Padres may be looking to move their star player, Fernando Tatis Jr, during the off-season, according to rumors. Tatis Jr is a talented player, having hit 42 home runs and maintained a .282 average in 2021. However, he has also faced controversy, including steroid allegations and a motorcycle accident. Despite this, he has signed a 14-year, $340 million contract with the Padres, with his salary set to increase in the coming years.

There is speculation that the New York Yankees could be interested in acquiring Tatis Jr, but the deal would only make sense if the Padres were willing to take on some of Tatis Jr's salary. The Yankees would likely have to trade Josh Donaldson, who is set to make $25 million in 2023, in order to make room for Tatis Jr's salary.

While the potential trade is exciting for Yankees fans, it is important to remember that these are just rumors at this point. Until anything is confirmed by either team, it should be taken with a grain of salt. If the trade does go through, it could be a major shakeup for both the Yankees and the Padres. The Yankees would be adding a young, talented player to their already strong lineup, while the Padres would be shedding a large contract and potentially making room for other moves.

Regardless of whether the trade happens or not, Tatis Jr will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the baseball diamond. His combination of power, speed, and defensive skills make him one of the most exciting players in the game. If the Yankees are able to acquire him, they would be adding a player with the potential to be a cornerstone of their team for years to come.

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12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Theories Swirl Online, Fans Wonder What's "The BIG Move" The Yankees Are Working On

It seems that the New York Yankees are working on something big in the free agent market. While it's been reported that they are interested in acquiring Carlos Rodon, there is speculation that something even bigger is in the works. Some have speculated that this could be a signing of Carlos Correa or trade for Shohei Ohtani, but it's unclear at this point what the Yankees have in mind.

One thing that is certain is that the Yankees are feeling the pressure to build a championship team. This is likely due in part to the fact that Aaron Judge recently turned down a lucrative contract offer from the San Diego Padres in order to remain with the Yankees. Judge reportedly values his legacy with the team over money, and is eager to see the Yankees make moves to improve the team and compete for a championship.

One potential hurdle for the Yankees in their pursuit of a big acquisition is their depleted minor league system. In recent years, the team has traded away many of their top prospects in order to acquire established major league players. This has left them with a shallow pool of talent to draw from in potential trade deals.

Despite this, the Yankees may still be able to make a big move if they are willing to part with some of their top remaining prospects. In order to acquire an elite player, the Yankees would likely have to give up multiple top prospects.

While the likelihood of such trades may be slim, it's clear that the Yankees are determined to build a championship-caliber team. They have the financial resources and the desire to make a big move, and it's just a matter of finding the right deal. Whether it's signing a high-profile free agent like Rodon, or making a blockbuster signing/trade for a player like Correa or Ohtani, the Yankees are poised to make some big moves this off-season.

In the end, it will be up to the team's front office to decide what the definition of "big" is, and how best to use their resources to improve the team. One thing is for sure, however: the Yankees are determined to win, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring a championship back to New York.





12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees LF Potential Trade Target Jake McCarthy

The New York Yankees have a decision to make in regards to their outfield, and it appears that the team is considering a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jake McCarthy. McCarthy, a 25-year-old left-handed batter, is a local guy from Scranton, PA and was drafted out of the University of Virginia. He has shown power to both sides of the field and has impressive speed, as demonstrated by his 23 stolen bases last season.

While McCarthy's numbers from last season - a .283 average, 8 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases - aren't eye-popping, they are still above average and indicate that he is a player with potential. Additionally, McCarthy wouldn't be a free agent until 2029, which means that the Yankees wouldn't have to worry about losing him anytime soon.

One potential concern with McCarthy is his strikeout rate. In 99 games last season, he struck out 76 times, which is a little high. However, his on-base percentage of .342 indicates that he still manages to reach base despite the strikeouts.

Another option for the Yankees is free agent Andrew Benintendi, who has reportedly garnered the team's interest. However, there are rumors that Benintendi may not want to play in a big city, and the Yankees would likely have to offer him a contract worth at least $100 million over five or six years to bring him on board.

Ultimately, the decision will come down to how much the Yankees value McCarthy and whether they think he is worth the potential cost. If the team believes in his potential and is willing to take a chance on him, then a trade for McCarthy could be a smart move. On the other hand, if the Yankees are looking for a more established player, then going after Benintendi or another free agent may be the better option.





12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees LF Trade Target Bryan Reynolds

The rumor mill is starting to heat up regarding a potential trade involving Brian Reynolds of the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to an anonymous beat writer, the New York Yankees have been in discussions with the Pirates regarding a trade for Reynolds.

Reynolds had a subpar season in 2022, hitting .262 with 27 home runs and 62 RBIs. He also had a on-base percentage of .345 and a OPS of .807. There are some concerns about his defense, particularly in center field. It is unclear what the Pirates are asking for in return for Reynolds, but it seems that the demand is high.

If the Yankees are able to acquire Reynolds, it could be a smart move for their lineup. He is a switch hitter who could potentially fit well in the two-hole for the Yankees, depending on who they have lead off. He could also provide some insurance as a backup for Bader or Judge.

The acquisition of Reynolds would give the Yankees a powerful lineup, with the potential of Reynolds batting second, Judge in the third spot, and Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo following. This would give the team a formidable group of hitters that could compete with any team in the league.

Additionally, the presence of Harrison Bader in center field would allow the Yankees to play Reynolds in left field, where his defense is not as much of a concern. Bader is an above-average defender, and his presence would allow the Yankees to have a strong defensive outfield.

It remains to be seen if the Pirates will lower their asking price for Reynolds and if the Yankees are willing to meet it. However, if the deal goes through, it could be a win-win situation for both teams. The Pirates would be able to receive a good return for Reynolds, while the Yankees would add a strong hitter to their lineup.





12 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Round 2: Yankees & Giants Battle It Out For Another Top Free Agent - Carlos Rodon

It looks like the battle for Carlos Rodon, the top remaining free agent starter, may come down to a competition between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees are reportedly preparing to make an offer to Rodon and seem hopeful about their chances. The Giants are also pursuing Rodon, but the Yankees have recently been successful in beating the Giants to some of their top targets.

This isn't the first time the Yankees and Giants have gone head-to-head in the free agency market. Earlier this offseason, the Yankees beat the Giants for their own superstar Aaron Judge. And the Mets kept Brandon Nimmo, also preventing him from going to San Francisco. It seems that the Giants are having a tough time landing top free agents, possibly due to the fact that it isn't always easy to lure players to San Francisco unless they are from the Bay Area.

The Yankees, on the other hand, seem to be in a good position to sign Rodon. Though the Yankees liked Rodon from the start, it's worth noting that Aaron Judge is partly behind this pursuit. Judge told managing partner Hal Steinbrenner upon agreeing to his $360 million deal that he would like to see a couple of improvements. The Yankees would love to please Judge, who took less money than he could have gotten in San Diego or presumably San Francisco. This shows that the Yankees are willing to do what it takes to keep their star players happy and build a winning team.

As for Rodon, he had a strong season with the Giants in 2022, posting a 2.88 ERA and registering 237 strikeouts over 178 innings, while leading the league among qualifiers with 12 strikeouts per nine innings and a 2.25 FIP. He also has ties to the area, as he is a Miamian. This may give the Yankees an edge in signing him, as he may be more willing to play for a team closer to home.

Of course, the Yankees aren't the only team interested in Rodon. Several other teams have been linked to him, including the Rangers, Dodgers, Orioles and Twins. The Red Sox and Cardinals are also among the teams surveying the pitching market. Other top starters remaining on the market include Chris Bassitt, Nate Eovaldi and Ross Stripling, with Rodon, Bassitt and Eovaldi all having the qualifying offer attached.

It remains to be seen if the Yankees will be able to sign Rodon, but it's clear that they are making a strong push for him. The Giants, and possibly other teams, will no doubt be competing for his services as well. It's shaping up to be an interesting battle for one of the top remaining free agents on the market.





06 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Conflicting Reports Say Judge is Jumping Ship To San Francisco





03 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Report: Yankees "Focused" On Rodon 👀 Mets On Verlander





02 Dec 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

eXecution: EP3 - Judge Making Decision Soon, Free Agents, Rodon, Bellinger, Correa, Yoshida + More @CruzYankeeFan





23 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Giants Joc Pederson Just Posted An Image of Judge That Made Every Yankees Fan Sick





21 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Hola, ¿cómo estás?: Yankees Big Pimpin Spending Cheese! Is Hal Out to Prove Himself?





20 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

eXecution: EP2 - Yankees Offer to Aaron Judge Leaked? + More @CruzYankeeFan





19 Nov 2022 by Felix Pantaleon

Yankees Looking To Get "Rid" of Donaldson & Hicks, Hunting For Correa? Turner? Other Big Names?




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