The Yankees plan to dedicate a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium to Mariano Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season, on Aug. 14
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Yankees to honor Rivera with plaque
Mariano Rivera's No. 42 was already retired in 2013, after the number was retired throughout MLB in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson. So the Yankees will dedicate a plaque to the all-time saves leader at Monument Park on Aug. 14 before a game against the Rays.
Yankees have No. 13 farm system in 2016
Fortunately, the Yankees swapped quantity instead of quality in the deal that brought Aroldis Chapman to New York. A strong 2015 draft also helps the Yankees' system jump from No. 20 to No. 13. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)
CC Sabathia will face the fight of his career for the final spot in the Yankees' rotation this spring.
CC Sabathia: Best I've felt in 3 years
The Yankees LHP, who spent a month in a rehab facility in October to battle an alcohol problem, is feeling strong, telling the New York Post: "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body." Battling for starting job
Nothing to do with the Red Sox's former manager, Bobby. But it's a hashtag you could lose an hour scrolling through and the Yankees get in on the fun.
World Series or Super Bowl contender?
Broncos Hall of Famer John Elway was drafted twice by MLB teams: the Royals and Yankees. He hit .318 in 42 games in the New York-Penn League and very well might have made something of himself in the bigs. Dual MLB-NFL athletes
Masahiro Tanaka, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in the offseason, threw off a bullpen mound Tuesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury not justifying cost?
Ellsbury's seven-year, $153 million contract looks shakier since his WAR has plunged over the past three seasons. David Schoenfield examines how other stars fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts
Blue Jays sluggers vs. Yankees relievers
Expect intense late-game moments when the Jays battle the vaunted trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. Good luck slipping a fastball past Josh Donaldson or Jose Bautista if you're behind in the count. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch
Top prospects Aaron Judge and Jorge Mateo will be with the Yankees at spring training in a few weeks.
Greg Bird's torn labrum is a blow to the Yankees' youth movement and demonstrates how delicate a transition the multibillion dollar team is attempting.
History within reach for three Yanks
All eyes will be on Alex Rodriguez this season, as the slugger is 13 homers away from 700 in his career and 28 away from passing Babe Ruth for third place on the all-time list. Also, Mark Teixeira (394 career HRs) and Carlos Beltran (392) should each get to 400. Simon: Milestones to watch in 2016
Splitter could be a weapon for Eovaldi
Nathan Eovaldi is known for his 100 mph fastball, but his splitter might be the key to his success. Increased use of the pitch last year led to stronger strikeout numbers, suggesting Eovaldi could be poised for a breakout with the right pitch mix. Sarris: Hidden aces (Insider)
Juan Uribe a good fit for the Yankees?
With Greg Bird expected to miss the 2016 season, Uribe could be an interesting name for New York to consider. The veteran's flexibility in the infield is particularly appealing. MLB rumors roundup
Yankees need more from Pineda
With so much uncertainty surrounding its rotation, New York will be counting on Michael Pineda to dominate on a more consistent basis this year, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)
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Derek Jeter and Tom Brady sitting on a couch next to each other, talking about the University of Michigan. Also, Jim Harbaugh and Randy Sklar.
Though he was dominant in his first year as the Yankees' closer, Andrew Miller says he doesn't care that he's been displaced and just wants to win.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller talks about the Yankees offseason and his role in the 2016 bullpen.
Alvarez an option for the Yankees?
Now that Greg Bird is expected to miss the 2016 season with a shoulder injury, is free-agent slugger Pedro Alvarez on New York's radar? The team pursuing the 28-year-old appears highly unlikely. MLB rumors roundup?
Olney: Bird loss a 'body blow' to Yanks
With Greg Bird expected to miss the entire 2016 season with a shoulder injury, the Yankees have a greater need for Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to stay healthy this year, Buster Olney writes. Olney's blog (Insider)
First Hall class still reigns supreme
When it comes to baseball's Hall of Fame, no class tops the inaugural 1936 group that included five of the sport's greatest legends: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes