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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... 
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... 
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... 
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,... 
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... 
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 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... 
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... 
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... 
How Should the New York Yankees Use its Biggest Strength?

How Should the New York Yankees Use its Biggest Strength?

The question has been posed lately, in a lot of different forms, across the internet. The New York Yankees will have Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller presumably all pitching at one time for some of or all of this... 
Yankees Rotational Depth is There, But Who Will Account For it?

Yankees Rotational Depth is There, But Who Will Account For it?

Doug Fister is off the board and the New York Yankees never did find a middle of the order bat. The latter is somewhat understandable, outside of Justin Upton nobody really made a lot of sense for the team long-term and short-term,... 
Not Too Late for the Yankees to Sign Starting Pitching Depth to Minor League Deals

Not Too Late for the Yankees to Sign Starting Pitching Depth to Minor League Deals

With Yoenis Cespedes disappearing from the market late last night to the Mets, all of the “A-List” Free Agents are now unavailable. It was never realistic the Yankees were going to sign a Justin Upton, Chris Davis or David... 
Yankees Aroldis Chapman Cleared of Charges, MLB Decision Next

Yankees Aroldis Chapman Cleared of Charges, MLB Decision Next

One day after Yankees’ Owner, Hal Steinbrenner came out in defense of new closer, Aroldis Chapman, Florida prosecutors have decided not to press charges in a domestic disturbance case involving the MLB pitcher and his girlfriend.... 
New York Yankees Rotation – Nova, Severino, Sabathia, Part 2

New York Yankees Rotation – Nova, Severino, Sabathia, Part 2

This is part two of our analysis of the Yankees’ rotation heading into 2016. In part one we discussed the pluses, perils and change in expectations for: Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda. We will round out the... 
New York Yankees Rotation: Looking at the Pluses and Perils (Part 1)

New York Yankees Rotation: Looking at the Pluses and Perils (Part 1)

It’s easy to mistaken question marks for solely negative connotation. Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Ivan Nova, CC Sabathia and Luis Severino are widely criticized for having uncertainty, concerns and doubt...