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Yankees Hot Stove: Players to Watch

By Brett Malamud

The Yankees have signed Andrew Miller and have traded for Didi Gregorius, but they’re not done yet. Here’s the players that I think Yankees fans should keep an eye on. What should they do? Let us know in the comments.
-Chase Headley, 3B, Free Agent
Signing Headley is important for the Yankees. It was reported that the Yankees and the San Francisco Giants, who lost Pablo Sandoval to Boston, are the teams interested in Headley. Unless of course the Yankees want A-Rod at third base (HA).
The Yankees must look at bringing back Chase Headley (Via NY Post)

The Yankees must look at bringing back Chase Headley (Via NY Post)

-Aroldis Chapman, RP, Cincinnati Reds (Requires a trade)
If I were Brian Cashman, I’d call to inquire about acquiring Chapman. The 26 year old Cuban fireballer would be a perfect addition to the bullpen, and could very well take over the closer role in the Bronx. Imagine Miller, Betances, and Chapman closing out games for the Yankees. Currently, the Marlins are the only other team being speculated as a destination for Chapman.
-Jonathan Papelbon, RP, Philadelphia Phillies (Requires a trade)
The Yankees were linked to Papelbon late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. It would definitely be interesting to see a former Red Sox closer pitching for the Yankees.
-Sergio Romo, RP, Free Agent
Interesting option here. Wednesday morning, reports surfaced that the Dodgers, Red Sox, and Yankees were the interested teams. I don’t think he’d be the closer if the Yankees signed him. He’d likely setup Betances.
-Max Scherzer, SP, Free Agent
The big fish. Scherzer would immediately impact the Yankees. The Bombers had injuries to the rotation all year, and adding Scherzer would fix the need for another starter.
-Brandon McCarthy, SP, Free Agent
Reports are that McCarthy will probably wind up with a three year deal. This would be a cheaper option than Scherzer.
-Tyler Clippard/Jerry Blevins, RP, Washington Nationals (Requires a trade)
Wednesday morning, it was reported that the Nationals were getting offers for Clippard and Blevins. The teams that were making offers were not mentioned though. Could the Yankees be interested?

Brett Malamud is a Computer Science Major at Binghamton University. He is the co-founder of dabuzzza.com. His favorite athletes are Derek Jeter and Todd Bertuzzi. You can follow him on twitter at @brettnyy

The Ultimate Guide for Following Sports on Twitter

By Greg Kantor

Twitter is a social networking website that allows you to create posts in the form of ‘tweets’. These tweets are short bursts (140 or less characters) of information that can literally be about anything. With regards to sports, Twitter has completely revolutionized sports reporting: breaking news about every major sport is posted instantly, and often before other media outlets (ESPN, newspapers, blogs etc.) can get the information out to the public.

Obviously, Twitter is an amazing tool for all types of sports fans, but the key is knowing how to get the most out of your Twitter account, and that’s where this guide will come in. This guide will give you the best sports accounts to follow and general tips to enhance your overall experience.

Must-Follow Accounts For Sports Fans

Disclaimer: the accounts are listed in no particular order.

Non-Athletes:

  1. Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports): Your go-to account for all the interesting and weird statistics about any sport
  2. Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell): ESPN sports business reporter; provides a fantastic look at sports from an unique angle
  3. Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter): ESPN NFL insider; reports exclusively on breaking news and rumors about all NFL teams
  4. Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN): ESPN the Magazine senior baseball writer; more than just news and rumors, Buster posts a daily insider blog that is free for all to read
  5. ESPN Stats and Info (@ESPNStatsInfo): ESPN’s twist on the Elias account; tends to tweet more general statistics
  6. Deadspin (@Deadspin): sports news, but often with a lot of humor
  7. Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay): owner of the Indianapolis Colts; gives insight into the life of an owner, but with a comedic twist
  8. Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie): TSN hockey insider; tweets breaking news and rumors about the NHL
  9. MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors): official account for their website (MlbTradeRumors.com); reports on all types of baseball information, not just trades
  10. Adrian Wojnarowski  (@WojYahooNBA): NBA columnist for Yahoo; tweets breaking news and rumors about the NBA
  11. Chris Mortensen (@mortreport): ESPN senior NFL analyst; tweets breaking news and rumors about the NFL
  12. Onion Sports Network (@OnionSports): a satirical look at all things sports from The Onion
  13. Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS): CBSsports.com baseball writer; tweets breaking news and rumors about the MLB
  14. Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR): Public Relations Director for the Mets; behind the scenes look at the life of a PR guy; expert at butt-tweeting (follow to find out..)
  15. Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews): Fox Sports Broadcaster; tweets all things college football, including interviews with top athletes
  16. J.A. Adande (@jadande): ESPN NBA writer; tweets exclusively about the NBA, but also responds to fans
  17. FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs): the best account for sabermetrics and the MLB (think: Moneyball)
  18. Eric Stangel (@EricStangel): Executive Producer/Writer for The Late Show; tweets about sports humorously, as well as the perils of rooting for the Chargers
  19. Peter King (@SI_PeterKing): SI senior writer; tweet about breaking news and rumors in the NFL
  20. Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan): gives an interesting look at sports, strictly from a monetary standpoint (salaries, taxes etc.)

(Staff addition: We of course cannot forget one of the funniest team accounts out there. The marketing guys over at the Los Angeles Kings organization have had some pretty good tweets over the years on their account (@LAKings). The funniest one perhaps came at the end game five of the 2013 Western Conference Finals. After losing in double overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks and officially being eliminated, the guys who run the Kings twitter account went straight to punchlines. The best being towards the then-recently eliminated Pittsburgh Penguins)

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Athletes:

  1. Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco): former MLB player; now tweets about his crazy life post-baseball
  2. Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32): pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks;  constantly provides great, funny tweets about the life of a MLB player
  3. Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson): former boxer;tweets about his family and post-boxing endeavors
  4. Chad Johnson (@Ochocinco): wide receiver in the NFL, currently a free agent; tweets about his life outside of football; always interacts with fans
  5. Kevin Love (@kevinlove): power forward/center for the Minnesota Timberwolves; behind the scenes look at the life of an NBA player
  6. Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0): left winger for the Phoenix Coyotes; always tweets about his life and consistently interacts with fans
  7. LeBron James (@KingJames): forward for the Miami Heat; everyone knows about LeBron on the court, but his Twitter account gives us a fantastic glimpse into his family life
  8. Roberto Luongo (?) (@strombone1): goalie for the Vancouver Canucks (possibly); this account probably belongs to Luongo (the tweets from inside the locker room/teammates attest to that assumption), but the anonymity of the account allows Luongo to tweet freely and give opinions about everything.
  9. Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace): forward for the New York Knicks; gives his fans a sneak peek into the life of one of the most enigmatic players ever to don a NBA uniform
  10. Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP): second basemen for the Cincinnati Reds; tweets about the life of a MLB player and consistently connects with fans Read More…