Alex Rodriguez to be Released by Yankees

Alex Rodriguez will play his final game with the New York Yankees on Friday, August 12.

In a sudden press conference, Alex Rodriguez announced that he will play his last game as a member of the New York Yankees on Friday, August 12th.

After the game’s conclusion, Rodriguez will be released from his contract and become a free agent. After the season, Rodriguez will become a Special Advisor to Yankee Managing Partner Hal Steinbrenner.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on A-Rod’s polarizing yet always-entertaining career as a Major League Baseball player. Continue reading

Advertisements

Mark Teixeira To Announce Retirement

Mark Teixeira’s retirement marks the end of a Yankee era.

ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting today that Mark Teixeira will announce his retirement, effective at the end of the 2016 season, in a press conference at 3:00 today.

This would end a 14-year Major League career for Teixeira, in which he achieved many notable milestones and cemented his legacy as one of the greatest switch hitters of all time.

Continue reading

Breaking Down the Yankees’ Deadline Deals

Brian Cashman was a busy man yesterday, trading both Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova away for a bushel of prospects.

The New York Yankees continued to sell yesterday, trading RF Carlos Beltran and RHP Ivan Nova away to the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively. In return, the Yankees received three prospect pitchers for Beltran and two players to be named later for Nova.

It certainly was a different trade deadline approach than usual for the Yankees, who continued to add to their impressive collection of prospects while sacrificing the 2016 season.

Let’s break down both trades that transpired yesterday.

Continue reading

Breaking Down the Andrew Miller Trade

Andrew Miller was traded to the Cleveland Indians early this morning.

In a trade that shocked the baseball world, elite southpaw closer Andrew Miller was traded by the New York Yankees to the Cleveland Indians for a package of prospects including OF Clint Frazier, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Ben Heller, and RHP J.P. Feyereisen.

This trade was not preceded by any legitimate rumors, which made for a surprising bit of news at breakfast time. Let’s look through all the hubbub and analyze this blockbuster MLB trade.

Continue reading

Breaking Down the Aroldis Chapman Trade

The New York Yankees have traded Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs.

For the second time in 7 months, the New York Yankees have made a trade involving Aroldis Chapman. Only this time, it is Chapman that is moving away from the Big Apple.

The New York Yankees have traded LHP Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a package including SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, OF Billy McKinney, and OF Rashad Crawford.

Here’s Overtime’s analysis of the trade from both sides. Continue reading

Griffey Jr. and Piazza Headline Stellar Hall of Fame Class

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

The baseball world will congregate in quaint Cooperstown, New York tomorrow for the latest round of inductions to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is only a class of two, but it includes two legendary individuals that changed the game forever.

Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and catcher Mike Piazza will be inducted to the Hall of Fame tomorrow. Griffey, 46, was inducted in his first year on the ballot with the highest percentage of votes in history, with 99.3% of voters in favor of electing “The Kid” to the hall.

Piazza, 47, was in his fourth year on the Hall of Fame ballot and finally got in this year, earning 83% of the votes.

Let’s take this time before their induction to look back on the historic careers of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, two worthy Hall of Famers.

Continue reading

MLB Mayhem Podcast with Chris Cotillo: 7/18/16

I got the opportunity to talk baseball with MLB Insider Chris Cotillo for this week’s MLB Mayhem Podcast.

Enjoy this week’s edition of the MLB Mayhem Podcast! This week I was joined by MLB Insider Chris Cotillo, and we discussed the week that was around Major League Baseball.

You can find the podcast at the link below.

http://mlbmayhem.com/posts/21919033/mlb-mayhem-podcast-with-chris-cotillo–7-18-16.html

 

Rumor: Yankees Open to Selling

Could the Yankees be trade deadline sellers?

MLB Insiders Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney are reporting that the New York Yankees are open to selling some of their superstar players.

This is the first concrete evidence we have that the Yankees are actually willing to listen on stars such as Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran. While both insiders report that nothing official is in place, if names such as Rosenthal and Olney are discussing it, something must be brewing.

*This article can also be found on MLBMayhem.com *

Continue reading