A couple weeks ago, the Yankees opted out of baseball’s new deal with Stubhub, instead favoring to work with Ticketmaster:

As The Post first reported, the Yankees are miffed fans can buy tickets for a couple of bucks right up until game time because StubHub has refused to put a price floor for transactions on its site.

Sources said that Ticketmaster will likely agree to set price floors on some ticket sales and stop resales before game time.

Although the Yankees cannot ban ticket buyers outright from using StubHub to resell tickets, they can make it far less convenient.

With the StubHub link removed from Yankees.com, buyers will no longer be able to print StubHub Yankees tickets from home. The seller will have to send the tickets or give them to the buyer in person, said one source.

As a result of the Yankees’ pending deal with Ticketmaster, a group of fans protested outside City Hall earlier in the week — although it was reported that Stubhub provided financial assistance for the event.

The Daily News also suggested that the Yankees threatened local politicians not to attend the protest, which a front office “source” vehemently denied:

According to the source, several people contacted Yankee president Randy Levine and asked him about the Tuesday protest, and were told that there was no deal yet finalized between the Yankees and Ticketmaster.

“There was no threat (to any individuals not to attend protest). It’s all bs,” said the source. “This group is funded by StubHub and StubHub is worried about its sales. Yankee fans don’t like StubHub.”

Well, if Yankee fans don’t like Stubhub, like this “source” states, then they certainly aren’t going to like Ticketmaster…from the same Daily News article:

Ticketmaster is expected to set minimum prices for at least some resale tickets. The agreement would dump the ticket exchange operated by StubHub, which allowed season ticket holders to easily sell their tickets at whatever price the market would bear, often below face value, potentially undercutting sales at the box office.

The Yankees ownership group is certainly not winning the public relations battle this offseason.