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Yankees Acquire Tyler Clippard, Trade Andrew Miller, Continue “Reloading”

Yankees Acquire Tyler Clippard, Trade Andrew Miller, Continue “Reloading”

The New York Yankees are officially in “future” mode for the first time in over 20 years as they have traded arguably their two best players in Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller this week, stocking up on elite prospects.... 
MLB Trade Deadline: 3B Trade Market, 3 Teams Who Can Benefit

MLB Trade Deadline: 3B Trade Market, 3 Teams Who Can Benefit

Third base is deep in major league baseball at the moment, with most teams rostering players ranging from OK to great at the hot corner. Even the disasters have met happy endings to a degree this year with Pablo Sandoval going down... 
Chris Sale Suspended, Meltdown Could be Final Indication of a Trade out of Chicago

Chris Sale Suspended, Meltdown Could be Final Indication of a Trade out of Chicago

Maybe Chris Sale is just expressive, a leader, and the true pulse of the Chicago clubhouse. It’s plausible when he defended Adam Laroche’s son being in the clubhouse and went after his own team President, it was admirable... 
Aroldis Chapman Could Be Traded Any Moment, National League Landscape Could Change Immediately

Aroldis Chapman Could Be Traded Any Moment, National League Landscape Could Change Immediately

New York Yankees flame thrower, Aroldis Chapman, is due to change locations for his 105 mile per hour fastball at any moment, leaving the Yankees in a precarious position and one lucky National League team with an advantage over its... 
National League West Contenders Will Need to Load Up at the MLB Trade Deadline

National League West Contenders Will Need to Load Up at the MLB Trade Deadline

The National League is full of elite teams this season, with the Nationals, Giants, Cubs and maybe even Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals and Pirates able to hold their own vs any AL foe. Of course, having a division lead and sharing the league’s... 
American League Teams That Need the Most Help at the MLB Trade Deadline

American League Teams That Need the Most Help at the MLB Trade Deadline

Baseball is a funny sport in that at any given time, someone like Clayton Kershaw or Matt Harvey or Yan Gomes can go down with injury and change the entire complexion of the season. For teams trying to decipher what the goal will be... 
AL East Contenders Needs, Possible Trade Deadline Matches

AL East Contenders Needs, Possible Trade Deadline Matches

The American League East still has three teams who will be “going for it” in August, but all of them could use some help at the trade deadline. The Red Sox took the head start, already trading its top pitching prospect... 
Carlos Beltran, Potential Returns if the Yankees Decide to Trade Him

Carlos Beltran, Potential Returns if the Yankees Decide to Trade Him

If and when the New York Yankees’ Front Office decides to sell at the trade deadline in a couple of weeks, Carlos Beltran will likely be one of the players dealt. New York has been insistent it won’t sell any player unless... 
MLB Trade Deadline: American League Buyers and Sellers

MLB Trade Deadline: American League Buyers and Sellers

In the National League, it’s pretty clear who will compete. Players like: Noah Syndergaard, Lucas Giolito, Javier Baez and Giancarlo Stanton aren’t going anywhere because they belong to teams with clear playoff intentions.... 
Yankees Need to Ignore Randy Levine and Commit to a Deadline Decision

Yankees Need to Ignore Randy Levine and Commit to a Deadline Decision

For the first time since the last time Randy Levine was involved with baseball decisions, the Yankees are in flux in the front office and time is running out. Instead of trying to decide how much power Brian Cashman should have, players... 
New York Yankees Do Nothing And It’s the Best Thing Going For Them

New York Yankees Do Nothing And It’s the Best Thing Going For Them

As a life-long Yankees’ fan I would be beyond angry if the New York Yankees were underachieving en route to a 37-37 record and fourth place in late June. We’ve seen the script before, mostly last decade, when New York would... 
If the Yankees Have a Firesale, Expect These Players to Get Called Up

If the Yankees Have a Firesale, Expect These Players to Get Called Up

For most of us, on the other side of Randy Levine’s “moat”, we know a firesale to some degree is surely coming. The New York Yankees have gotten nothing out of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, and while CC Sabathia... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors, Options (Prospect Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors, Options (Prospect Edition)

The Yankees are about ready to enter the next phase of the partial rebuild, which is showcasing their prospects. Some of these young players will hopefully end up as part of a future core and others will fail to ever turn into the... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors, Options (Bench Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors, Options (Bench Edition)

While the Yankees are heating up in the Bronx, it’s clear New York is not a finished product regardless of how Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller comically end games or if Nathan Eovaldi is truly putting it all... 
Aaron Judge Position Changes Could Imply Something Brewing in the New York Yankees Outfield

Aaron Judge Position Changes Could Imply Something Brewing in the New York Yankees Outfield

Something fairly innocent came out of Pinstripe Alley a few days ago, but it could mean big things for Yankees’ top prospect, Aaron Judge, and the current major league outfield as presently constructed. Judge is playing left... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors (Infield Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors (Infield Edition)

In Baseball, the death sentence for a franchise in the short-term is being too good to be sellers but too bad to be buyers. When you find yourself good enough to win 80-85 games every season, you can’t buy or sell and then get... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Outfield Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Outfield Edition)

It’s still unclear what type of team the New York Yankees want to be this season. We know they are greatly improved the last few weeks, winning four of the last five series and 11 out of the past 16 games overall. We also know... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Starting Pitching Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Starting Pitching Edition)

The New York Yankees have played better of late, but still face a very realistic possibility of becoming trade deadline sellers this summer. New York has until the end of July to figure out its future in 2016 and currently sits five... 
New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Bullpen Edition)

New York Yankees Trade Rumors and Options (Bullpen Edition)

It gets late early out in the Bronx this season as the New York Yankees have assembled what is likely the greatest back of the bullpen to ever exist. Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances are three pitchers who could all... 
Jorge Mateo is Turning Heads, Comparable to a Top MLB Prospect

Jorge Mateo is Turning Heads, Comparable to a Top MLB Prospect

Jorge Mateo continues to impress in high A ball, and at not yet 21-years-old, he’s drawing comparable statistics to Yoan Moncada, another middle infielder turning 21 who is in high A ball. Why the comparison? Outside of the obvious... 
Yankees Beating the Royals Again Demonstrated the Value of Youth and Athleticism

Yankees Beating the Royals Again Demonstrated the Value of Youth and Athleticism

The New York Yankees are in a groove for the first time in 2016, disposing of the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday night, earning Aroldis Chapman his first save and showing the value of youth. The Yankees have now won four out of... 
Ben Gamel Collects First Major League Hit, Updates on the Best of the Rest in the Yankees’ Farm System

Ben Gamel Collects First Major League Hit, Updates on the Best of the Rest in the Yankees’ Farm System

Ben Gamel‘s single up the middle provided a feel good story from the New York Yankees’ farm system. It was the outfielder’s first major league hit and an achievement for a 23-year-old who is not even the top Yankees’... 
Aroldis Chapman Debuted With a 100 MPH Fastball, Yankees Win

Aroldis Chapman Debuted With a 100 MPH Fastball, Yankees Win

The New York Yankees are gaining a little bit of momentum, no doubt helped out by a triple digit fastball from the recently released, Aroldis Chapman, in the closer role. It was the bats and five solo home runs before the end of the... 
Demoting Luis Severino Will Not Solve Anything for the Yankees

Demoting Luis Severino Will Not Solve Anything for the Yankees

The NewYork Yankees have a 22-year-old starter and he’s not immediately producing results this season. Luis Severino has been the talk of the town regarding a demotion because of his unsightly 6.12 ERA and 0-5 record. The only... 
Alex Rodriguez’s Injury Could be a Blessing in Disguise for Yankees

Alex Rodriguez’s Injury Could be a Blessing in Disguise for Yankees

It was an interesting strategy in the winter when Brian Cashman elected to beef up an already strong bullpen instead of trying to tinker with the rotation. Both had depth, but one was already a strength. It showed the Yankees’... 
Yankees Starters Beginning to Rise to the Occasion

Yankees Starters Beginning to Rise to the Occasion

Don’t look now but something is going right in the Bronx. It’s not just recent clutch hits from Carlos Beltran and Didi Gregorius as that would have to happen consistently to truly raise eyebrows. It’s the starting... 
Not Bringing in Andrew Miller Earlier Wasn’t the Reason the Yankees Lost Again

Not Bringing in Andrew Miller Earlier Wasn’t the Reason the Yankees Lost Again

As we move into phase two of the New York Yankees’ struggling, the anger from fans will go from the actual players to anything possible. No, the Yankees didn’t lose 1-0 in 10 innings to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday... 
Ben Gamel Promoted, Brett Gardner Potentially Headed to Extended Absense

Ben Gamel Promoted, Brett Gardner Potentially Headed to Extended Absense

New York Yankees outfield prospect, Ben Gamel, has been promoted from AAA Scranton and will be in uniform for the team tonight in Baltimore. The lefty outfielder is not as highly touted as top prospect, Aaron Judge, but has hit his... 
Mike Lupica and His Line of Thinking are Toxic to the Yankees Fans

Mike Lupica and His Line of Thinking are Toxic to the Yankees Fans

Mike Lupica is at it again, stirring the pot and riling up ravenous Yankees’ fans in their time of last place torture.  There was no addressing Alex Rodriguez‘s hitting, or Chase Headley‘s short-sighted extension,... 
Yankees Have Six Weeks to Decide the Next Few Years

Yankees Have Six Weeks to Decide the Next Few Years

It’s not so much that it’s “getting late early out there” as New York Yankees great, Yogi Berra once said; it’s more a case of it “getting old early” as can be used for an accurate description... 
Aaron Judge, James Kaprielian Stand out Early for Yankees, Mixed Results for the Other Big Prospects

Aaron Judge, James Kaprielian Stand out Early for Yankees, Mixed Results for the Other Big Prospects

While the Major League team is off to a rough start way too early to judge fully into the season, some New York Yankees’ prospects are off to a hot start down on the farm. Aaron Judge and James Kaprielian lead the way early on... 
Yankees Should Not Panic, Early Season Struggles Are Part of the Plan

Yankees Should Not Panic, Early Season Struggles Are Part of the Plan

It’s going to sound weird to a sports’ fan and downright demonic to a New York Yankees’ fan, but everything is happening just as Brian Cashman, in his heart of hearts, expects. The Yankees are in a rebuild. A rebuild... 
Yankees’ Players Passing All the Early Tests (Pitching Edition)

Yankees’ Players Passing All the Early Tests (Pitching Edition)

We’re still only a week in, but the Yankees have had very little go wrong for them except for some of the final scores. Spring Training games don’t count and New York is checking off all the challenges between the diamond,... 
New York Yankees Players Passing All the Early Tests (Offensive Edition)

New York Yankees Players Passing All the Early Tests (Offensive Edition)

We’re still only a week in, but the New York Yankees have had very little go wrong for them except for some of the final scores. Spring Training games don’t count and New York is checking off all the challenges between... 
Aaron Judge, Comparing Top Yankees Prospect to Other Players of his Stature

Aaron Judge, Comparing Top Yankees Prospect to Other Players of his Stature

It’s hard to quantify Aaron Judge. He’s listed at 6’7, 275 but in full disclosure he looks like he ate a linebacker because his lunch wasn’t enough. He’s taller than Adam Dunn and larger than Frank Thomas. And... 
2016: Year of the New York Yankees Crossroads as a Franchise

2016: Year of the New York Yankees Crossroads as a Franchise

If you didn’t already see it, Aaron Judge and Julio Mateo are forcing your eyelids open. The New York Yankees have a wave of young talent arriving from the farm system and it’s either going to make or break the franchise... 
Yankees Knew Exactly What They Were Doing When They Signed Aroldis Chapman

Yankees Knew Exactly What They Were Doing When They Signed Aroldis Chapman

Make no mistake, if you think the 30 game suspension blindsided the New York Yankees in regards to Aroldis Chapman, you weren’t paying attention. Chapman, to his credit, did as good of a job in a situation where you have clearly... 
Yankees Opening Day 2016 Spring Training Roster – A Closer Look

Yankees Opening Day 2016 Spring Training Roster – A Closer Look

As I’ve mentioned before, many elements about spring training mean little to nothing. How Alex Rodriguez performs or if Mark Teixeira changed his diet may be feel good stories or look like concerns on paper, but ultimately, it... 
Aroldis Chapman Suspended 30 games by MLB

Aroldis Chapman Suspended 30 games by MLB

Rob Manfred has finally made a decision and New York Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman, will be suspended 30 games for his role in a domestic dispute over this past summer. The punishment is the first of multiple domestic dispute type... 
Best and Worse Case Scenarios for the Yankees and Aroldis Chapman

Best and Worse Case Scenarios for the Yankees and Aroldis Chapman

The latest rumors include a potential decision from Rob Manfred on Aroldis Chapman on Tuesday in the 25-30 game range for a suspension. Chapman was involved in a domestic dispute over the summer and, along with Jose Reyes, will be... 
Yankees Spring Training: What to Ignore and What to Focus on

Yankees Spring Training: What to Ignore and What to Focus on

Spring Training is a weird place to look for anything meaningful in baseball. Sure, guys like Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran will face opposing pitchers and technically follow the rules of the game but so much of... 
If the Yankees Can’t Win the AL East Because of Age, You’re Making the Wrong Prediction

If the Yankees Can’t Win the AL East Because of Age, You’re Making the Wrong Prediction

Let it be because of Masahiro Tanaka‘s elbow or because you believe Aroldis Chapman will be suspended for most of the year. Think it’s because David Price will win a Cy Young or The Blue Jays will hit 250 home runs as a... 
Mark Teixeira Envisions Playing for the Yankees Another Five Years

Mark Teixeira Envisions Playing for the Yankees Another Five Years

The New York Yankees former All Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira, recently stated he would love to play until he’s in his forties and specifically on the Yankees another five or so years. It’s an admirable statement of... 
David Ortiz Wants a Standing Ovation From Yankees Fans and He Should Get One

David Ortiz Wants a Standing Ovation From Yankees Fans and He Should Get One

David Ortiz, never unable to vocalize his emotions, stated publicly he would love a standing ovation from Yankees’ fans when his time comes at the end of this season. Since he’s the author of many Yankees’ fans pain... 
So Far, So Good, On the Field for New York Yankees

So Far, So Good, On the Field for New York Yankees

Off the field is a very different story than what we’re seeing on the field for the New York Yankees. On the field, we have Carlos Beltran acting as a mentor, starters coming out healthy and major prospects putting in major workloads.... 
Yankees and Royals And Why Aroldis Chapman Closes the Gap

Yankees and Royals And Why Aroldis Chapman Closes the Gap

The Kansas City Royals have been in back to back World Series without an offensive superstar. Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain don’t carry the same clout as Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez or Carlos Beltran and their efforts resulted... 
Yankees Sign Chris Parmelee, Add Depth to Scranton Roster

Yankees Sign Chris Parmelee, Add Depth to Scranton Roster

When Greg Bird went down with a torn labrum to end his 2016 season, the Yankees were in need of minor league depth, at a minimum, for first base. Late Sunday night, the team countered by signing former Oriole, Chris Parmelee with an... 
Who to Watch in Yankees Camp Before Position Players Show Up

Who to Watch in Yankees Camp Before Position Players Show Up

There will be plenty to watch when the games begin this March, but for right now pitchers and catchers have reported and there are a few players who will command early attention. While guys like Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Michael... 
Yankees Have a Problem at the Corners, Still Have Time to Improve

Yankees Have a Problem at the Corners, Still Have Time to Improve

With pitchers and catchers in camp, it’s actually Rob Refsnyder and the corner infield and outfield who can make the biggest adjustments. Refsnyder has reportedly been willing to try third base, or essentially any position which... 
New York Yankees Individual Goals Could Make or Break the Season

New York Yankees Individual Goals Could Make or Break the Season

Baseball is one of the most individualized team sports out there. While someone like Alex Rodriguez or Mark Teixeira can carry a team for a short period of time and always have one on one battles at the plate, the Yankees’ success...