100-62, 2nd in AL East

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman takes the "Evil Empire" monicker to another level: "We're a fully operational Death Star."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The media masses awaiting Scott Boras' entrance at the Winter Meetings inside Mandalay Bay.

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7dDavid Schoenfield

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes

With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.

Boone, Cora, Hinch open up on close friendship (3:02)
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Bradley, Sabathia traveling to London this week

Boston outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia are traveling to London this week, six months ahead of the two-game series between the teams in the British capital.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

How does Aaron Boone view the distance between his Yankees and the World Series champion Red Sox? "Obviously they were an unbelievable team this year and roster. But we also understand that although we're very much on level ground, we've obviously got areas that we need to improve to close that gap. We feel like when we're at our best, we're as good as any team there is."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone, speaking at the Winter Meetings about Gary Sánchez: "This is going to be a huge year of growth for him. The adversity he went through will help him." Sánchez, who had been rehabbing in Tampa from a recent shoulder surgery, is back training in the Dominican Republic. According to Brian Cashman, the "heavy lifting" portion of his rehab has concluded.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies manager Bud Black was asked if Adam Ottavino would strike out Babe Ruth. "You know, Babe was pretty good down and in," Black said. "That breaking ball coming down and in to him, he might be able to get that at Yankee Stadium — or Coors Field, if Babe played at Coors."


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone talks about what was the biggest challenge in his first year as manager of the New York Yankees.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the Yankees that Brian Cashman (off the top of his head, so could be others) cited as players who have drawn interest this winter from other clubs: Andújar Sánchez Torres Voit Hicks Ellsbury Betances Holder Green Gray Paxton Gardner Frazier

Kay on Syndergaard: I don't see this trade happening (1:01)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman says the Yankees are currently "very engaged" with other teams and agents. But "where this leads? I couldn't tell you." Naturally, isn't discussing the reported pending multi-team trade, but did add he "likes to think we're aggressive and open-minded" to offers sent their way.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a lot of stuff slinging around Vegas in regards to the rumored Mets/Marlins/Yankees deal. With so many moving parts, it seems unlikely to move from rumor to reality, but you never know. It's been awhile since baseball had a great blockbuster three-teamer. The big clog in the machine: Would the Yankees really want to part with Miguel Andujar and a package of meaningful prospects for three years of Noah Syndergaard, who has started just 32 games over the last two years? Also, it still seems like any win-right-now scenario for the Mets would involve Thor, but Andujar and JT Realmuto would be an amazing return. Should be an interesting day in Vegas.

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2dColey Harvey

Cashman cold on pursuing Harper, eyes Machado

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman downplayed Monday any chatter involving his team and Bryce Harper, the hard-swinging right fielder who has been the headliner of this year's free-agency period.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As for the thought the Yankees aren't spending as freely as they have in the past, Brian Cashman today said in part: "We just are more careful about how we go about our business, and for good reason ... We and (the fans) all want the ultimate prize sooner than later. But being less disciplined is not going to guarantee that ... it doesn't mean you all of a sudden become haphazard or just reactive or emotional."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman said today the Yankees have been in varying levels of talks with 11 teams concerning a trade for Sonny Gray. Some potential deals have been prospect-driven, some have been bigger MLB-player-for-MLB-player deals. "He's still here because we haven't found that sweet spot yet."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In a session with Yankees reporters here in Las Vegas, Yankees GM Brian Cashman reiterated his top personnel concerns of the offseason: looking for starters and a way to address the loss of Didi Gregorius. BUT "At no time all winter have I said I'm looking for an outfielder. The (Bryce) Harper stuff ... I'm surprised you're still asking."


Joe Torre

Joe Torre joins the guys from the Winter Meetings in Vegas to discuss Harold Baines getting voted to the MLB HOF, Manny Machado's lack of hustle, and how he handled Cano.

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5dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.