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Carlos Beltran on Alonso, Cano 00:02:47
Jonas Schwartz caught up with Carlos Beltran ahead of the Yankees game. Beltran commented on Alonso's potential and the Cano's performance.

Carlos Beltran has played on both sides of the Subway Series rivalry.

Before Friday's Yankees-Blue Jays game in the Bronx, Beltran spoke about the outlooks for both teams, including the dynamic young duo of Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge.

"I think it's positive for baseball, it's positive for the Mets organization to have a guy that they can build around," Beltran said of Alonso. "Thirty homers as a rookie, I think that's impressive. All I can wish for Alonso is to stay healthy and continue to do his thing."

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Carlos Beltran on Alonso, Cano 00:02:47
Jonas Schwartz caught up with Carlos Beltran ahead of the Yankees game. Beltran commented on Alonso's potential and the Cano's performance.

Carlos Beltran has played on both sides of the Subway Series rivalry.

Before Friday's Yankees-Blue Jays game in the Bronx, Beltran spoke about the outlooks for both teams, including the dynamic young duo of Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge.

"I think it's positive for baseball, it's positive for the Mets organization to have a guy that they can build around," Beltran said of Alonso. "Thirty homers as a rookie, I think that's impressive. All I can wish for Alonso is to stay healthy and continue to do his thing."

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Jul 25, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) tips his cap to fans after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies and his last regular season appearance at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Jul 25, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) tips his cap to fans after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies and his last regular season appearance at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

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During the "Shea Anything" podcast taping on Wednesday, colleague Doug Williams reminded me of the most offensive thing that Chase Utley has ever done in public -- and no, it wasn't breaking Ruben Tejada's leg.

Doug noted that, during a WFAN appearance earlier this year, the former Phillies great said "See ya, sweetheart" to caller Cali from Connecticut. This was a truly icky comment, out of step with both contemporary standards and basic decency (Cali was busy telling Utley how "annoying" he was, but you still don't say "sweetheart").

Mets fans do not disparage Utley for the casual misogyny in his vocab, though. They hate him because of one late slide in the playoffs, and a history of aggressive play that they would have loved had Utley been on their side.

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Dec 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Sports Illustrated Hope Award recipient and World Series Champion with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Dec 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Sports Illustrated Hope Award recipient and World Series Champion with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

One of the most successful players in recent Mets history, Carlos Beltran, kept a close eye on the Mets' busy offseason that included several moves to bolster the bullpen and establish depth on the roster.

And Beltran likes how the moves have translated onto the field in the young season. 

"They're doing great. They're putting a good team together," Beltran told Fox-58/WOLF TV on Sunday. "I think that [Robinson Cano] playing second base, [Edwin Diaz] as the closer, bringing [Jeurys Familia] back, signing [Jacob deGrom], they have a good, solid ball club." 

Tags: Carlos Beltran, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Robinson Cano, Zack Wheeler
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Oct 3, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Manny Machado waits for his turn in the batting cage prior to game one of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports  (Robert Hanashiro)
Oct 3, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Manny Machado waits for his turn in the batting cage prior to game one of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Hanashiro)

If winning is a priority for Manny Machado, one former player does not believe he will experience much of it after inking a 10-year, $300 million contract. 

Carlos Beltran, who currently serves as a special adviser for the Yankees, said on Tuesday he understood why Machado chose the Padres and signed the most lucrative free-agent deal in American sports. 

Yet the former outfielder said if Machado were older and had done this before, things would have went differently. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Carlos Beltran is reportedly joining the Yankees' big-name lineup of special advisers.

The Yankees are expected to hire the former Bomber and Met outfielder as an adviser to GM Brian Cashman, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

And Cashman has reason to put his newest employee right to work. According to Feinsand, Beltran was previously represented by Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group, who also reps free agent superstar Manny Machado

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Carlos Beltran is reportedly joining the Yankees' big-name lineup of special advisers.

The Yankees are expected to hire the former Bomber and Met outfielder as an adviser to GM Brian Cashman, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

And Cashman has reason to put his newest employee right to work. According to Feinsand, Beltran was previously represented by Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group, who also reps free agent superstar Manny Machado

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GEICO SportsNite: Aaron Boone 00:02:13
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium and discusses how Aaron Boone is aware of the expectations that come with managing the Yankees.

Carlos Beltran may have lost out to Aaron Boone in the Yankees' managerial search, but the newly-retired outfielder believes his former club is in good hands.

"He's going to do a good job for them, definitely," Beltran said on Tuesday. "I personally know him and I wish him the best. ... There is a high standard about being the Yankee manager. After being able to miss the World Series by one game [last season], fans are expecting a lot of positive things, which is great. It's a good challenge for a manager."

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J-Lo lobbies for A-Rod to manage 00:03:35
Sal Licata and Jon Hein break down Jennifer Lopez's tweet that calls for Alex Rodriguez to become the next manager of the New York Yankees.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the organization did not consider former third baseman Alex Rodriguez to be a serious candidate for their managerial vacancy, he said he valued Rodriguez's input in what direction the team should head toward.

"I reached out to Alex a number of times, 'Hey, what do you got?'" Cashman said on Friday, according to the New York Daily News' Amara Grautski. "I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have a lot of respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody. So he certaintly connected with me about what his thoughts are and the type of people he thinks we should [go for]."

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Friday he is done interviewing candidates for the team's managerial vacancy and will base his recommendation from the current group of six interviewees.

New York interviewed newly-retired outfielder Carlos Beltran on Wednesday and interviewed five other candidates -- Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward, former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge and former player and current MLB analyst Aaron Boone -- before Thanksgiving.

Beltran, Meulens and Boone each reportedly had favorable interviews, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand

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Beltran interviews with Yankees 00:05:00
The BNNY crew discusses the Yankees' bizarre managerial search following Carlos Beltran's interview for the position on Wednesday.

The Yankees interview Carlos Beltran for their managerial opening on Wednesday.

After interviewing, Beltran said he thought about taking time off after retiring, but that he couldn't pass up the opportunity to land the Yankees job.

He added that he wants to be a proactive manager who interacts with players and is always bringing something to the table, according to Laura Albanese of Newsday.

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Will Beltran be Yanks' manager? 00:01:42
The DNL panel discusses Carlos Beltran's upcoming interview for the Yankees' open managerial position and compares the pros and cons.

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The Yankees' search for a new manager went into a lengthy hiatus, which prompted thought that the club might be deciding on the five candidates they interviewed well before Thanksgiving. However, news broke Tuesday morning that former Yankees OF/DH Carlos Beltran was a candidate -- and he interviewed on Wednesday. The process continues.

Beltran announced his retirement just 12 days after walking off the Dodger Stadium grass with his Astros teammates, celebrating his first World Series title. Beltran, who played for parts of 20 seasons with seven clubs, is the owner of a .279/.350/.487 slash line with 2,725 hits, 435 home runs, 1,587 RBI and 312 stolen bases. While discussing his future, Beltran stated he would be interested in managing at some point, but that time seemed to be further down the road.

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees will interview former Mets OF Carlos Beltran for their managerial opening, reports Steve Phillips.

Beltran, who retired after winning the World Series as a member of the Astros in October, will be the sixth person to interview, joining Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Aaron Boone, Hensley Meulens, and Chris Woodward.

Beltran played for the Mets from 2005 to 2011, hitting.280/.369/.500 with 149 HR while being named to the All-Star Game four times. He was traded to the Giants in exchange for Zack Wheeler during the 2011 season.

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Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Enrique Hernandez is congratulated by third base coach Chris Woodward after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Enrique Hernandez is congratulated by third base coach Chris Woodward after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward interviewed for the Yankees' managerial opening, reports Eric Boland of Newsday.

The Yankees have already interviewed Rob ThomsonEric WedgeHensley Meulens, and Aaron Boone.

Woodward, 41, spent the past two seasons as the Dodgers' third base coach. He previously served as the Seattle Mariners' infield coach and minor league infield coordinator. Woodward also managed the New Zealand team in the 2016 World Baseball Classic.

A 12-year MLB veteran, Woodward hit .239 with 33 home runs and 191 RBIs in 659 career games with five teams. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran discussed the franchise's managerial opening with GM Brian Cashman, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, however he likely won't be a serious contender for the position, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo and Christian Red.

Beltran told Cashman, according to Sherman, "I'm committed to be back in the game in a role that I can be an impact. I believe the best use of my time and knowledge is in a managerial position."

While Cashman didn't rule out the possibility that Beltran could become the next Yankees manager, telling reporters on Monday, "I am aware of his interest in managing in the future. I'll leave it at that for right now," the Yankees are likely to move forward with interviews with bench coach Rob Thomson, former Mariners and Indians manager Eric Wedge, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens and former Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone, according to the New York Daily News.

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San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)
San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will interview San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their managerial opening on Friday, according to the USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.

Meulens is one of several people, including Aaron BooneRob Thomson and Eric Wedge, the organization is considering to replace Joe Girardi as manager.

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Aug 24, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Carlos Beltran (15) reacts after hitting a double against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports (Thomas Shea)
Aug 24, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Carlos Beltran (15) reacts after hitting a double against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports (Thomas Shea)

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Orlando, Fla. -- When Carlos Beltran announced his retirement as a player on Monday, he instantly became the best known option to replace Joe Girardi as Yankees' manager.

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 (Jerome Miron)
(Jerome Miron)

Alex Cora would be a great choice to manage the Mets, former Mets outfielder and current Astros DH Carlos Beltran said Tuesday, according to the NY Post.

Cora, 44, is among several candidates reportedly being considered by Sandy Alderson, who said Tuesday that he hopes to begin conducting preliminary interviews as early as this week.

In his first year coaching in professional baseball, Cora is working under Astros manager A.J. Hinch as the team's bench coach. Houston won 101 games this season and will face the Red Sox in the ALDS starting today.

According to Beltran, as bench coach, Cora played a significant role in helping build team chemistry and improving how players communicate with the coaching staff...

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Michael Conforto is on pace to have one of the best single-season offensive performances in Mets history, entering Wednesday hitting .278 with a .385 OBP and .559 SLG to go along with 27 HR in 107 games. The 24-year-old Conforto, who made his first All-Star Game appearance this season, is on pace to finish the year with 35 HR.

As Conforto comes into his own as a star, let's look back at the five best offensive seasons in team history...

Darryl Strawberry, 1987

Strawberry won the Rookie of the Year award in 1984 and was second in the MVP voting in 1988, but the 1987 campaign was arguably his best. As a 25-year-old, Strawberry hit .284/.398/.583 with 39 HR (tied for the most in his career, with 1988), 104 RBI, 32 doubles, 108 runs scored, and 36 stolen bases.

Jose Reyes, 2006

At just 23 years old, 2006 was the season Reyes put it all together as the Mets won their first N.L. East title since 1988. Reyes slashed .300/.354/.487 (the second-highest slugging percentage of his career) with 64 stolen bases, 17 triples, 19 HR, 122 runs scored, and 81 RBI. Reyes' 2007, 2008, and 2011 seasons were also incredible...

Tags: Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees split 00:00:30
Joe Girardi talks about Masahiro Tanaka's worst start of his Major League career, as he went just 2 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up four home runs in his shortest outing of the season as the New York Yankees lost Game 2 of a doubleheader to the Houston Astros, 10-7, Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Tanaka (5-2) allowed eight runs and seven hits in just 1 2/3 innings, allowing back-to-back home runs to George Springer and Josh Reddick to lead off the game.

Later in the first inning, he surrendered a grand slam to Alex Bregman that gave the Astros a 6-0 lead.

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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Following a season in which the New York Yankees finished fourth in the division and traded away several big-name players for top prospects, GM Brian Cashman said he felt both proud and hopeful the team's youth movement will pan out.

"It's my job as general manager of the Yankees to be utilizing every tool in the tool box so we can be the best we can possibly be," Cashman told USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale. "I'm proud of the fact that we're not afraid to be open-minded at all times. I'm proud that the ownership has given me that freedom to do that, while also recognizing that, hey, we're the New York Yankees."

While the Yankees missed the postseason for the third time in four years and have yet to reach the World Series since 2009, Cashman hopes the moves New York made over the past nine months, which included trading Andrew MillerAroldis ChapmanBrian McCann and Carlos Beltran in an effort to shed payroll and acquire top-level prospects.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird
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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

Carlos Beltran has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros for $16 million.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause, according to Buster Olney.

The Yankees reportedly kicked tires on Beltran but never made him a formal offer, according to Mark Feinsand.

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Who should the Yankees pursue? 00:05:02
Baseball Night in New York discusses what the Yankees offseason plan should be and which free agents they should target.

The New York Yankees are continuing to target bigger names in free agency, including Dexter Fowler and Matt Holliday.

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 (David Richard)
(David Richard)

The Yankees remain interested in a reunion with free agent DH/OF Carlos Beltran, with the Red Sox, Astros, and Rangers viewed as other serious suitors, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post

The Yankees traded Beltran to the Rangers on Aug. 1 in exchange for RHPs Dillon TateEric Swanson and Nick Green,

The 39-year-old Beltran, who just completed a three-year deal worth $45 million, hit .304 with a ,344 OBP and .546 SLG with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in 99 games for the Yankees this past season.

He hit .280 with a .325 OBP and .451 SLG with seven home runs and 29 RBIs in 52 gam

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman was willing to use Brian McCann as the club's full-time designated hitter if it came to it. But a deal came along that the Yankees and McCann did not want to pass up, leaving a fairly large void to fill. Fortunately for Cashman, he can sort through a multitude of options that sit on the open market.

Carlos Beltran

A reunion with the 40-year-old switch-hitter is certainly an option. Beltran was traded to the Texas Rangers for prospects including Dillon Tate, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 First Year Player Draft, before last season's trade deadline.

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 (Tim Heitman)
(Tim Heitman)

With the Yankees trading Brian McCann to the Astros, general manager Brian Cashman said the team could be in the market to add new pieces to their lineup. 

Cashman said the Yankees have already talked with the agents of free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista. Earlier in the offseason, Cashman noted the Yankees' primary targets would be pitchers, but he now believes the team can make a move for a hitter. 

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Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)
Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)

New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird soared once called up to the big leagues in 2015, seemingly easing the then impending loss of veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira considering his contract would expire in 2016. Instead, Bird missed the entire 2016 season after surgery on his right shoulder, calling into question his potential imprint on the Yankees 2017 roster.I felt that Bird was going to be an important piece to the 2016 season. Despite Teixeira's and Alex Rodriguez's comeback seasons in 2015, each had questions marks coming into 2016. Teixeira's season-ending injury in 2015 was just another in a growing line of maladies, and believing a 40-year-old Rodriguez could duplicate his 2015 season was risky.Bird, a top prospect for the club (he was ranked No. 4 by MLB Pipeline among Yankees' prospects prior to the call-up), made fans forget about Teixeira quickly. The left-handed hitter roped nine doubles, smacked 11 home runs and drove in 31 runs in route to a .871 OPS (135 OPS+). Bird also played sound defense at first base, while blending in well with his teammates. The Yankees were in the middle stages of a transition to younger players, making Bird's success something to be excited about with some of his former teammates making noise in the minor leagues.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Mark Teixeira, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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DNL on the Baby Bombers 00:03:11
The DNL panel discusses the future of the Yankees and what can be expected from the Baby Bombers for the rest of the season.

Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend

"I was emotional. It doesn't happen often," he said Wednesday. "I'm very excited about this."

Progress shown by catcher Gary Sanchez, Judge and Austin persuaded Steinbrenner to approve the trade of Carlos Beltran to Texas and the decision to release Alex Rodriguez, who was owed $27 million more by the Yankees through 2017. Steinbrenner also green-lighted the trades of relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Gary Sanchez has quickly supplanted seven-time All-Star Brian McCann as the New York Yankees' top catcher.

The 23-year-old hit his fifth home run since he was brought up on Aug. 3, his fourth in four games, during the Yankees' 7-4 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, speaking at the owners' meetings in Houston, said general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will decide the future of McCann, who is signed through 2018.

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Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees have provided more excitement off the field in the last several days than anything we have seen on the diamond in 2016. Yankees GM Brian Cashman finally convinced ownership that the club was not a true playoff contender and allowed him to convert five players into 14 in the first sell-off since 1989.

The Yankees' farm system might now be considered one of the best in the majors (if not the best), as they accrued three former (and recent) first-round picks. The Yankees' minor league system has enough talent to remain a top-10 organization should they decide to move any of the current crop of young talent.

Here is a look at the deals and players the Yankees received over the last several days. All prospect rankings via MLB Pipeline.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Tyler Clippard, Christopher Carelli
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Beltran talks trade to Rangers 00:00:34
Carlos Beltran offers his insight on the deadline trade that sent him to the Texas Rangers while also reflecting on his time as a Yankee.

The New York Yankees traded OF/DH Carlos Beltran to the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHPs Dillon TateEric Swanson and Nick Green, the team announced.

Tate, 22, was selected fourth overall in last year's MLB Amateur Draft. He is 3-3 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 16 starts (65 innings) for Low-A Hickory this season.

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees would not have traded Beltran if they did not receive "a significant enough package" in return, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Before the All-Star break, the New York Yankees had been on a path toward a hard sell-off despite ownership's contention a few weeks back that they would not quit on the season. Monday, the Yankees traded free agent to be Aroldis Chapman because the deal presented them was too hard to ignore.

However, at four games over .500 and four games back of the second wild card slot, previously all but certain trade candidate Carlos Beltran might stay put in the Bronx. What are the ramifications of holding the 39-year-old, who will also be a free agent at season's end?

Primarily, the Yankees would miss the opportunity to retrieve prospects for Beltran. It remains unknown exactly what level prospects Beltran could bring back to the Yankees, but when an organization's mindset is to sell assets because it feels they are out of the playoff picture, deals have to be made. The Yankees are currently straddling that fence.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Gary Sanchez, Christopher Carelli
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

So far this season, every roster decision the Yankees have made makes sense. In his two deals with the Cubs this year, Brian Cashman has turned Brendan Ryan and four low-level prospects into Starlin Castro, 20 saves from Aroldis Chapman, a Top-20 prospect in baseball and a Top-5 prospect in one of the most highly regarded farm systems in the MLB. The Aaron Hicks signing hasn't panned out, but made sense in theory. Sending down Luis Severino has helped mature him into hopefully being a force on the mound in pinstripes someday. For a season that on the field has been mostly underwhelming, the off-the-field decisions have given Yankees fans little reason to complain.

But with one week until the trade deadline, the Yankees front office looks to veer sharply from the course it is currently on. Amidst rumors of a split organization between the business people led by Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine who want the Yankees to be "buyers" and go for it this season, and the baseball operations faction led by Brian Cashman who insist on being "sellers", the direction of the franchise is unclear. But a recent quote to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggested the two sides might come to some sort of in-between compromise

 "We're not playing in a narrow-minded world," said Cashman. "We want to be open to any and all ideas. Buy, sell, long, short. It's in our best interest to be creative and open-minded."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Starlin Castro
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The Yankees trading Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for SS Gleyber Torres, OF/DH Billy McKinney, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford was a no-brainer baseball decision. And acquiring him during the offseason was also a solid move. 

The notion of a three-headed lockdown relief crew at the back-end of games made sense in this new age where elite baseball relievers are coveted. Unfortunately, the rest of the Yankees roster was unable to do their part on a regular basis, rendering "No Runs DMC" to a little-used luxury.

The cost to get Chapman this offseason was low due to the domestic violence allegations following him along with the potential for a suspension (it turned out to be 30 games).

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: NYY trade talk 00:00:19
Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about tuning out trade talk.

The Yankees topped the Giants 5-2 on Sunday afternoon to come away with the series win.


  • Nathan Eovaldi allowed seven hits, but just two earned run, over 6 2/3 innings. Both runs came after Eovaldi had left the game. He walked two and struck out six.
  • Chad Green allowed two inherited runners to score in the seventh, but pitched a shutout eighth and ninth inning to earn the save. He allowed three hits and struck out one.
  • Carlos Beltran got the Yankees started in the first inning with a solo home run.
  • Mark Teixeira followed that up with a solo shot of his own in the second inning.
  • Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorious each drove in runs in the Yankees' three-run sixth inning. 

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The Yankees get another strong performance from their starting pitching to finish 6-4 on the homestand. As I mentioned yesterday, the wins seem to have come as much from fortunate timing as the solid pitching. Neither the Orioles nor Giants were at full strength and the decent record in their last 10 games might not have fooled ownership, evidenced by reports that the Yankees are taking final bids on Aroldis Chapman.

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Interviews with Joe Girardi and Mark Teixeira following the Yankees' 5-0 win over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

Michael Pineda tossed six scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 5-0, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Mark Teixeira's solo homer in the fourth inning extended the Yankees' advantage to 2-0.
  • Teixeira's bases loaded walk in the sixth inning upped New York's lead to 3-0, and Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning made it 4-0.
  • Beltran's home run in the eighth inning increased the Yankees' lead to 5-0.
  • Pineda allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out eight during his six scoreless innings.

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That's four straight wins for the Yankees, all aided by solid starting pitching. Yankees starters have allowed just three runs in 23 1/3 innings. What's more impressive is they have done it against the strong offenses of the Boston Red Sox and the homer-happy Orioles -- teams both in playoff position through today's games.

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New York Yankees Carlos Beltran, left, greets the Yankees Starlin Castro at the plate after Castro hit a three-run, home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in New York, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens (Kathy Willen/AP)
New York Yankees Carlos Beltran, left, greets the Yankees Starlin Castro at the plate after Castro hit a three-run, home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in New York, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens (Kathy Willen/AP)

Starlin Castro has been one of the Yankees most productive hitters in the month of July, coming off two consecutive months that saw his batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS dip from the start of the season and below his career average.

Castro attributes his recent uptick in offensive production to a tip given to him by veteran teammate Carlos Beltran.

"The last couple of days, I've just been working on something with Carlos and putting it in the game," Castro said. "He told me that he saw something in my hands and I have to be more loose."

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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman said he would be open to returning to New York, even if they trade him before the trade deadline, after he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

"If I am traded, I would love to come back and be part of the team again," Chapman said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

Chapman, fellow reliever Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran have been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears. 

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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

As the Yankees organization debates whether to become buyers or sellers, trade rumors surround the team. Here is a rundown of the most recent reports surrounding the New York Yankees:

Cubs

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says the Yankees could target Cubs' first base prospect Dan Vogelbach in a deal for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. The Cubs have been openly seeking bullpen help throughout the season, especially wanting a lefty, causing months of rumors linking the two teams.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran addressed how he feels about being the subject of trade rumors as the trade deadline nears.

"We know that trades could happen," Beltran said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "It's part of the business."

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for Beltran and LHP Aroldis Chapman if they continue to struggle and fall out of playoff contention as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Saturday.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees are scouting Washington's Triple-A affiliate Syracuse and are headed to Washington D.C. this week as the trade deadline nears, according to the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga.

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Carlos Beltran if it continues to struggle, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Nationals have reportedly shown interest in LHP Andrew Miller, who has said that the Yankees would like to keep him but would trade him if they are blown away.

GM Brian Cashman said on MLB Network Radio on Friday the team is still mulling whether or not to buy or sell at the trade deadline.

The Yankees are currently two games under .500 and sit 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card and nine games back in the AL East.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning f=against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Yankees won the game 6-3 as Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning f=against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Yankees won the game 6-3 as Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season. (Jake Roth)

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and OF Carlos Beltran if the team continues to struggle over the next few weeks, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

According to Rosenthal, the Yankees do not seem willing to part with LHP Andrew Miller, but are getting interest in some of their starting pitchers, like CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda.  

An earlier report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the Pirates were interested in acquiring RHP Nathan Eovaldi. 

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New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees are still figuring out whether they are buyers or sellers. If it turns out to be the latter, outfielder Carlos Beltran will draw plenty of interest.

One such team would be the Toronto Blue Jays, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden. Beltran will become a free agent at the end of the season, and has been one of the few consistent Yankee hitters in 2016.

The All Star is currently hitting .298 with 19 home runs and 58 runs driven in. With a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth in a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night, he became just the fourth switching-hitting player to surpass the 1,500-RBI plateau.

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Pitcher Michael Pineda allowed five runs in five innings of work, and the Yankees' bats could not bail him out, as they fell to the Red Sox, 5-3, at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • The Red Sox got to Pineda in the third when catcher Ryan Hanigan hit a solo home run. Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts added home runs of their own in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. 
  • Pineda was charged with five runs on five hits, although he did strike out six. 
  • Carlos Beltran hit a two-run single in the sixth, which put him over the 1,500-RBI mark for his career. 
  • Brian McCann followed up with an RBI groundout. 
  • Set to return to the rotation next week, Nathan Eovaldi came out of the bullpen and pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

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Pineda looked rusty after an eight-day layoff from his last start and the Yankees' offense arrived on a late bus from the All-Star break. It all added up to a discouraging loss which pushed the Yanks back under the .500 mark.

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) singles in the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) singles in the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)

With a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning, Carlos Beltran has eclipsed the 1,500-RBI mark, becoming the fourth switch hitter to accomplish the feat. 

Beltran lined a single to right field off of Red Sox starter Steven Wright, pulling the Yankees within three runs. 

He joins Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones and former Yankee Mickey Mantle as the only switch hitters to reach the mark. 

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The New York Yankees have been the model of inconsistency in 2016, putting them in limbo with regard to how they will handle the trade deadline and adversely affecting their chances of reaching the postseason.

I have described this Yankees team as resembling Jekyll & Hyde and a yo-yo. The second half of the season can change that, but it will require a convincing turnaround within the first few weeks of returning to the diamond. If not, an overhaul of the roster would be in order.

It is hard to say what is more important for the Yankees as the second half begins -- strong starting pitching, improved offense, revamped middle relief or concentrating on the future. In my view, it has to be a combination of the four factors. That's not a cop out or a way to avoid selecting just one, but rather the stark reality.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Carlos Beltran is ready to return to right field after the All-Star break.

The Yankees only position player to make the All-Star Game took to right field in the All-Star game for two innings. Beltran started the season as a right-fielder, but after tweaking his right hamstring June 28, has only played in right field once in the ten games he's played since then, instead serving as a DH.

Beltran says he now feels healthy enough to move to right field, giving the Yankees more flexibility in the lineup.

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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

The American League beat the National League, 4-2, in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night in San Diego, earning home field advantage in this year's World Series.

Dellin Betances struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning and Andrew Miller allowed three runners in 2/3 of an inning before being bailed out in the eighth inning.

Carlos Beltran went 0-for-1 at the plate.

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Carlos Beltran watches his eight-inning, three-run home run clear the right field wall against the Los Angeles Angels. (AP)
Carlos Beltran watches his eight-inning, three-run home run clear the right field wall against the Los Angeles Angels. (AP)

Carlos Beltran became the seventh player in the MLB history with 1000 extra base hits, 1000 walks and 300 stolen bases this season. These impressive marks, only equaled by Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb, have called some to state that when Beltran hangs up his cleats, his career deserves to be stamped into immortality in Cooperstown.

Charlie Freyre and Andrew Vazzano of SNY debate: Does Carlos Beltran belong in the Hall of Fame?

Freyre:

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