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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... 
Brian Cashman Doesn’t Need Another Month, Yankees are Sellers Now

Brian Cashman Doesn’t Need Another Month, Yankees are Sellers Now

It’s time to pull the plug. The New York Yankees should have known this long before surrendering six home runs to the Minnesota Twins at home, a team who couldn’t hit a home run for most of April. They should have known... 
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 (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... 
Who Should the Yankees Call Up if Alex Rodriguez or Aaron Hicks Stay Hurt?

Who Should the Yankees Call Up if Alex Rodriguez or Aaron Hicks Stay Hurt?

The New York Yankees offense can go a few directions over the coming days and fans are hoping it means better performance regardless. Alex Rodriguez has oblique issues and Aaron Hicks has bursitis and both statuses remain in flux with... 
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... 
Joe Girardi Underrated as Yankees Manager, It’s Time We Started Appreciating it

Joe Girardi Underrated as Yankees Manager, It’s Time We Started Appreciating it

Google “Joe Girardi hot seat” and you get over 25,000 results. Review the articles and it seems any time from 2014 to the present day the question of whether Joe Girardi should be on the hot seat has presented itself over... 
Masahiro Tanaka Injury Could Have a Silver Lining

Masahiro Tanaka Injury Could Have a Silver Lining

While Michael Pineda recently mentioned his goal this season was to pitch 200 innings (something also realistic for Luis Severino and Nathan Eovaldi), reports came out this week Masahiro Tanaka may not be ready for Opening Day. By... 
ESPN Lowballs New York Yankees Again, Predicts .500 Record

ESPN Lowballs New York Yankees Again, Predicts .500 Record

Rankings are out, and the Yankees will finish .500 with the 17th best record in baseball! At least that’s what ESPN would like you to think with its newest release of preseason MLB rankings. The summary includes the trade acquisitions... 
The Bottom Feeders, Comparing the American League Teams to the Yankees

The Bottom Feeders, Comparing the American League Teams to the Yankees

The Kansas City Royals resigned Alex Gordan, the Rangers have a full year of Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels and the Astros will turn to its elite youth movement. All three teams are the favorites in the AL this season. We’ve covered... 
Filling Holes on the New York Yankees Roster, A Look Ahead

Filling Holes on the New York Yankees Roster, A Look Ahead

It’s easy to forget year after year the main tasks of each winter. Heading into the winter last season, the Yankees had to replace an icon in Derek Jeter, another one in Ichiro Suzuki, plus two starters its starting third baseman... 
Comparing the American League to the Yankees – The Contenders

Comparing the American League to the Yankees – The Contenders

Previously, we covered the teams who, without question, are better than the Yankees heading into 2016 with rosters currently constructed. Now we move into the teams who could finish better or worse and have similar chances to the Yankees... 
Comparing the American League to the Yankees – The Step Below

Comparing the American League to the Yankees – The Step Below

So far we’ve covered the favorites of the American League and then teams similar to the Yankees’ situation, which is to say, playoff contenders but who need a little bit of help. Now we move onto the teams who have something... 
CC Sabathia Not Going to the Yankees’ Bullpen, Despite What Brian Cashman Says

CC Sabathia Not Going to the Yankees’ Bullpen, Despite What Brian Cashman Says

On Wednesday, Brian Cashman caused some ripples throughout Yankees’ Universe when he proclaimed CC Sabathia would have to earn his way into the Yankees’ rotation. Many are speculating there’s a chance Sabathia could... 
Comparing the American League to the New York Yankees – The Favorites

Comparing the American League to the New York Yankees – The Favorites

Though some players like Yovani Gallardo, Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond and Pedro Alvarez have yet to sign and could conceivably make an impressionable improvement on a team, there’s enough of a painted picture to start figuring...