Yanks' may trade Brett Gardner

With the Yankees recent acquisitions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, multiple reports have surfaced that Brett Gardner could become trade bait in order to fill other needs on their roster.

By now you all have heard that the Yankees have added two more outfielders, which brings the total of outfielders on their roster to six. With that being said, it's more than likely that the club will try to trim that number down a bit before opening day.

Two outfielders that could become expendable are Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki, but it may be hard to find a match due to their old age and decline in production. There has been some noise coming out of the San Francisco Giants front office about acquiring Ichiro Suzuki, though.

If they Yankees go ahead and part ways with Brett Gardner via trade, then they could address some of their needs, such as starting pitching, the bullpen, and the infield.

The Yankees are currently looking for one-two more starting pitchers and a second baseman, due to Robinson Cano's departure. With Gardner headlining a deal, the Yankees could bring in an above-average starting pitcher or second baseman, along with a relief pitcher.

It's also worth nothing that Gardner's contract expires at the end of the season and he could be seeking a sizable deal, so it could save the Yankees some money in the long run.

The Yankees could very well keep Gardner be the starting left fielder with Jacoby Ellsbury is center field and Carlos Beltran in right.

With the Winter Meetings kicking off on Monday, we'll find out soon enough what the Yankees' plans are with Gardner.

Yankees sign Brian Gordon to a minor-league deal

The Yankees have made a minor move today as they signed Brian Gordon to a minor league deal.

Gordon was a Yankee in 2011 and made two spot-starts for the team. Since then he has became a relief pitcher, something the Yankees desperately need. It is unclear if he has recieved an invite to Spring Training, but it sure would seem like it.

He spent last year with the Athletics organization at the Triple-A level and posted impressive numbers. He ended the season with a 3.57 ERA with 9.43 strikeouts per nine innings and 1.29 walks per nine innings. This is a guy that defiantly can help the Yankees in 2014.

Yanks', Carlos Beltran agree to three-year deal

The Yankees and Carlos Beltran have agreed to a three-year deal worth $45 million just hours after they learned that Robinson Cano would be leaving for the Seattle Mariners.

Beltran, who expressed his desire to come to the Bronx,will be manning the right field position, as well as being a part-time designated hitter to rest his surgically repaired knees.

Carlos Beltran had a pretty good year last year when he posted a .296 batting average with 24 home runs and 84 RBI's.

Robinson Cano, Mariners "close" on a deal

Update: The Mariners and Robinson Cano have agreed to a deal worth $240 over ten years.

The Mariners and free agent, Robinson Cano, are closing in on a deal that would make him a Mariner, sources say.

Reports have surfaced late last night and early this morning that talks have stopped, but those claims have been deemed inaccurate. 

The Mariners are preparing an offer in the nine-ten year range worth north of $225.

Yankees resign Hiroki Kuroda to 1-year deal

The Yankees have reportedly re-signed their best pitcher last year to a one-year deal worth $16 million. 

Kuroda decided to decline the qualifying offer the Yankees offered him last month. Kuroda was torn about retiring, returning to Japan, or returning to the Yankees.

Kuroda compiled a 11-13 record last year with a 3.31 ERA. After having a brilliant first half of the season, he slowed down during the September stretch. 

The Yankees have been searching for some starting pitching help this offseason, and with the re-signing of Kuroda, it'll sure help them in going forward.

Robinson Cano visits Mariners in Seattle

Numerous reports have surfaced that free agent, Robinson Cano, has landed in Seattle to meet with the front office of the Mariners. This comes just days after the Mariners expressed their interest in Cano. The Mariners are reportedly in "serious" talks with the free agent and are open to inking him to a major contract.

The Yankees have made it clear that they will not go above or near the $200 million mark, but Cano is asking for a ten year, $250 million contract. The Mariners seem to be serious contenders as they are offering Cano a nine-year, $225 million contract.

If Cano does depart to Seattle or another team, then the Yankees have some holes to fill. They could go with newly signed Kelly Johnson at second base, or they can go out and get a player like Omar Infante.

Ultimately it will be a interesting next couple of days.

Yanks' ink Kelly Johnson to 1-year deal

The Yankees have bolster their infield with their accusation of Kelly Johnson today.

Johnson, who has 16 plus home-runs in the past five seasons, has been brought in to play either second base or third base, depending on the situation. He is a second basemen by trade, having played 809 out of his career 960 games there. He can also play first base and left field, as well as third base.

The contract is for one-year worth approximately three million.

Report: Yankees, Jacoby Ellsbury agree on 7-year deal

Numerous reports have surfaced the Yankees are in "serious" talks with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

The Yankees and Ellsbury have reportedly agreed upon a seven-year, $153 million contract with an option for an eighth year.

With already signing Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees hope to retain Robinson Cano and add more depth to their newly designed team.

Official: Yanks' ink Brian McCann to five-year deal

The Yankees five-year, $85 million contract has become official on Tuesday after days of finalizing paperwork and completing a physical.

McCann, who has played for the Braves organization since 2005, is a career .277 hitter with 176 career home runs and 661 runs batted in. He also provides a solid defensive option behind the plate. He is also a seven-time All-Star and a five-time Silver Slugger at the catcher position

His contract with the Yankees ends up being a five-year, $85 million contact with a vesting option for 2019.

McCann will officially become a Yankee on Thursday when he gets introduced on Thursday.

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