MLB Top 50 Free Agents And Destinations – #36-40

MLB Trade Rumors have released their list of baseball’s top 50 free agents, and the prognosticators here at The Waiver Wire are ready to analyze it. Greg Kaplan, Pete Rynkowski and Vinny Ginardi will countdown the top 50, giving their predictions for where each will land along the way. Previous Predictions: 41-45 / 46-50 40 –…

MLB Power Rankings: June 11th to 17th

1. Tampa Bay Rays (+1, 35-25, 1st in AL East) This Week: vs. NY Mets (3), vs. Miami (3) Not a bad ending to the week with a sweep of the Marlins in Miami to remind Florida who the best team in the Sunshine State really is. The Rays have been winning games mostly without…

The Incredible Collapsing Yankee Rotation

Well, that didn’t take very long. After an offseason filled with praise for Cashman and Co. and the job they did to bring the much-maligned starting rotation up to the level of the offense, the wheels have come off big time over the first few weeks. The news came out this afternoon that Michael Pineda…

Andy Pettitte returns to the Bronx; in the making for months

The New York Yankees announced midday Friday that the team had signed former ace Andy Pettitte to a one-year, $2.5 million minor league contract. The lefty from Baton Rouge, Louisiana begins his third stint with the Yankees organization early next week when he joins the team in Tampa, Florida. When fellow WaiverWireBlog.com writer Vinny Ginardi…

MLB Preview: New York Yankees

With baseball season fast approaching, it is time for TheWaiverWire’s inaugural Baseball Preview package. We will look at every division in baseball, starting in the American League and moving from East to West by division. Also, we each team by who will finish last to first. So, the first team you read about from each…

Yankees, Mariners swap Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda

Yesterday, the New York Yankees traded top catching prospect Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for All-Star right hander Michael Pineda and pitching prospect Jose Campos. When I first learned of the trade through WaiverWire writer Zak Lansing, my initial reaction was “You cannot be serious”. A solid 18 hours later…

Yankees, Sabathia reportedly agree on five-year extension

Yankees star hefty lefty C.C. Sabathia announced in a video that he will stay with the New York Yankees instead of opting out of his contract to test the free agent market this off-season. The deal is reportedly worth five-years at $122 million. Sabathia had four-years and $92 million left on his current contract, so…