Wednesday Dec 4
Yankees spending in George Steinbrenner spirit
PAUL SANCYA/ASSOCIATED PRESSBoston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury and the New York Yankees have agreed to a seven-year contract worth about $153 million.
The Washington Post
Robinson Cano an option for Nats?
In acquiring of Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers, the Nationals lost reliable backup infielder Steve Lombardozzi, among others.
The Baltimore Sun
Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a move to the starting rotation
Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season.
David Robertson, Not Joe Nathan, Should Be New York Yankees' Closer in 2014
David Robertson had a tryout as the New York Yankees ' closer in 2012 after Mariano Rivera suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Who follows Mariano Rivera to the ninth inning for Yankees?
While Mariano Rivera was comfortably locking down games in the ninth inning for the Yankees in seasons past, fans and media members were free to wonder: "Who will be Mo's heir?" Nearly every hard-throwing prospect in the Yankees' system or fleetingly successful set-up man was entered in the discussion.
New York Post
Mariano not stunned Yankees haven't settled on closer
General manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi have been reluctant to name David Robertson as the Yankees new closer, and though Mariano Rivera would like Robertson to get his old job, he isn't shocked the Yankees are looking around.