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    BOSTON — The Yankees are making their first trip to Fenway this season. And for Gerrit Cole, who is scheduled to start the first of the four-game series, it is a return to the scene of one of his biggest flops. The Yankees ace imploded against the Red Sox last October in the American League Wild Card Game, ending the Bombers season in the home of their biggest rivals. “I mean it stays with you like all losses that end your season do,” Cole said. “Yeah, I mean it’s weird that we haven’t been back. We played them early, so I feel like it’s just another series there. I am gonna be here for a long time. So we play a lot of series in Boston. So looking forward to getting back there and going after the ball and starting off the series right. And putting that Wild Card behind us.” The Yankees head into Fenway with the best record in baseball and a 14-game lead over the Red Sox and Rays in the American League East, so this weekend isn’t going to...
    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge is no lock to return to the Yankees in 2023. 2022 has been a historic season for both Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees, to say the least. You could even say the Yankees are this good because of Aaron Judge, though they’ve also been greatly aided by top-line starting pitching and relievers. Either way, Aaron Judge is headed for a massive payday this winter, and it’s no guarantee that the Yankees will be the team to award him it. The two sides took a step closer to a possible financial agreement by coming to terms on Judge’s 2022 salary of $19 million, avoiding the dreaded arbitration process while building up some goodwill. But if New York doesn’t up the seven-year, $213.5 million offer that they extended to the presumptive AL MVP favorite before this season, here are five teams that could after the season.5 free agency destinations for Aaron Judge: San Francisco GiantsJudge hails from the Bay Area and his hometown San Francisco Giants are...
    The relief on Joey Gallo’s face was obvious on Thursday night. The Yankees’ struggling slugger knows he is paid to hit balls hard, preferably over the fence, and get on base. Finally, after making a minor adjustment and being just a tick more aggressive in his approach, Gallo got some results. Over the last two weeks heading into Saturday night’s game against the Cubs at the Stadium, Gallo has hit .294/.333/.824 with a 1.157 OPS. He’s hit three home runs in the span of his last five games. Gallo made minor adjustments with his hands and has tried to quiet his swing. A scout who watched him in Minneapolis earlier this week also noted that Gallo seems to be a little more aggressive at the plate. “He’s going after close pitches more,” the scout said. “He looks like he’s ready to attack early and I think he’s swinging more. He does look quieter. The head is more steady. He looks better.” Gallo said he is more aware of keeping the at-bat in his control. “It’s possibly just me trying to...
    HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 13: Manager Aaron Boone #17 of the New York Yankees watches batting practice before game two of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 13, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Opening Day is just over a week away but the Yankees’ roster isn’t finalized. These five players are still fighting for their Major League lives.  The Yankees don’t have a ton of big roster decisions to make ahead of Opening Day, but there’s still some uncertainty lurking on the fringes of the big league roster. The few days remaining in Spring Training still mean a lot to a few players trying to make sure they break camp and head north to the Bronx. Overlooking these sorts of decisions would be a big mistake by Yankees fans. The compressed early-season schedule is going to place more pressure on benches and bullpens than normal. The extra roster spots permitted by MLB will help ease some of that pressure, but it still makes selecting the right players...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Signing free shortstop Carlos Correa would make the New York Yankees even better World Series champion hopefules. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) The Yankees aren’t World Series-ready as currently constructed. They need to move fast after the lockout. The standard for the New York Yankees is different from any other baseball team. Nobody has won more championships. So to see them miss out on even appearing in the World Series every year since their last victory in 2009 weighs heavily on the minds of fans. The Yankees have remained competitive throughout the last decade even while undergoing some minor retooling along the way. Expectations are high right now with this current bunch. Given this, the 2022 season is another championship or bust season. In order to reach this goal, the Yankees will need to make the most of whatever remaining offseason they will have left once the MLB lockout ends. Any of these five moves will help get them there. While we can’t expect them to make all of them, the...
    The MLB lockout still has no end in sight but, when it does end, the New York Yankees’ first order of business should be clear. Speaking on behalf of all baseball fans, now is the winter of our discontent. The MLB lockout has paused the excitement for the coming season. The quest for the New York Yankees to build a roster good enough to add yet another ring to their record books will have to wait. Once the lockout does end, the Yankees have some big decisions to make. Do they make this an offseason that leaves fans hollering for more? Or does this end up as one of those winters where it’s clear the front office is ready to book a parade in autumn? The Yankees have some work to do. When the lockout ends, the first move they need to do is to steal Freddie Freeman from the Atlanta Braves.Yankees can put themselves in a power position by adding Freddie Freeman once the lockout endsRumors about Freeman and the Yankees heated up over the weekend despite neither party...
    Is Dan Hooker – Beneil Dariush the fight to make after UFC 266? Daniel Cunningham September 27, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit This past Saturday during the prelims of UFC 266, Dan Hooker (21-10) made his return as he took on Nasrat Haqparast (13-4). The fight was considered a risky one by Hooker considering his placement in the division. Hooker is a top ten lightweight in the UFC and Haqparast is not ranked, yet, he’s viewed as very dangerous. However, Hooker just wanted to get back in the cage after suffering back-to-back losses. Both men had visa issues getting into the US for this fight, but both showed up on weight for UFC 266 and put on a performance. From the moment the fight started, Hooker was the one pressing forward. When Hooker lost to Michael Chandler, he was constantly backing up. He made the adjustment in this fight and he was the one putting the pressure on Haqparast. Hooker did eat some shots, but...
    UFC: Is Wonderboy – Gamebred 2 the fight to make? Daniel Cunningham September 17, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The UFC‘s welterweight division has some of the best and most recognizable fighters in the sport. Two of those fighters who are massive fan favorites are Jorge Masvidal (35-15) and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (16-4-1). Both of these men have been two of the top welterweights in the UFC for a long time. Also, both men have significant fan followings despite having very different personalities. Ariel Helwani awarded Wonderboy with the NMF title that stands for the “Nicest Mofo”. Meanwhile, the UFC actually created a BMF title that Masvidal won in his fight with Nate Diaz. These two hold two artificial belts that perfectly exemplifies the type of people and fighters they are. Another thing that brings these two top welterweights together is their history. Masvidal and Thompson fought each other back in 2017 at UFC 217. That night, Wonderboy was able to pick up...
    When a Yankees fan proposed to a Red Sox fan, the crowd at Yankee Stadium let them hear their displeasure with a round of boos. The important thing about a proposal is to make it special and make it you. That could mean getting down on one knee in private. It could also mean making your way onto the jumbotron at a Major League Baseball stadium. Next: Luis Gil rewrites history for Yankees vs. Red Sox
    Analyzing the Mets’ last chance to make a statement on trade deadline day Andres Chavez July 30, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals. The Milwaukee Brewers brought All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar. The San Diego Padres brought shutdown reliever Daniel Hudson and are rumored to be interested in starter Jose Berrios. Yes, the New York Mets traded for pitcher Rich Hill, but they could still improve the rotation to give it more depth and certainty, and bring a star infielder. The Mets remain engaged with the Chicago Cubs for infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant, who would not only give them an exciting slugger to complement the lineup, but would also represent a huge defensive upgrade over JD Davis at the hot corner. However, another Cubs’ infielder appears to be on the Mets radar: It’s Javier Baez, who said this week that he would like to play with fellow Puerto Rican shortstop Francisco Lindor. ...
    Brian Cashman, New York Yankees (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Yankees need to make a big move at the trade deadline to bolster their playoff hopes. Here are three options for Brian Cashman.  Friday’s MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching and Yankees fans are getting restless. The team clearly needs several upgrades if they’re going to emerge as serious World Series contenders. Brian Cashman has serious work to do if he wants to correct the flawed roster he’s constructed. The good news for fans in the Bronx is that the Yankees are clearly poised to do something. The team’s decision to send relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named later sends a clear signal that more moves are in the offing. Neither player was viewed by the organization as a postseason difference-maker. Offloading both players to the Reds frees up valuable roster spots and salary cap space for New York to utilize in the coming days. There’s no guarantee the Yankees are going to make a big deal...
    WATCH: Knicks’ Obi Toppin bleeds optimism, ‘we’re going to make it far in the playoffs’ Alexander Wilson July 24, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit When the New York Knicks drafted Obi Toppin 8th overall in the 2020 NBA draft, the front office not only saw a player with upside but a leader and positive energy human. Changing the course of the organization started in the locker room, ridding themselves of negativity and a losing mentality. Drafting Toppin seemed to be a backup plan in case Julius Randle struggled last year, but his emergence as one of the best players in the league forced Toppin into a background role — an expected reality for a rookie. However, Toppin has an unstoppable work ethic, and he will find a way to make drastic improvements in his game. This past year, he averaged a measly 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, and shot 50% from the field over 3.4 times per game. From range, he connected on 30% of his...
    Yankees News, 7/20: Luis Severino takes huge step in recovery, the time is now for Bombers to spark run Alexander Wilson July 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Yankees have been forced once again to rely on their depth as a primary focal point of their team. Luckily, it seems as if their reserve pieces are playing better than the starters, having beaten the Red Sox in two consecutive games, scoring 12 runs, and allowing just four. With a short two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies starting on Tuesday evening, the Yankees will then take on Boston once again over four games, which could be their opportunity to climb back into the AL East standings. Currently, the Bombers are 7.5 games back from Boston in the East, also sitting 4.0 games back behind the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card race. There is still a chance for them to make a postseason run late in the year, but they need to be...
    Yankees: Greg Allen is trying to play his way into the Bombers’ plans Andres Chavez July 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Yankees have a current need in the outfield, where Aaron Judge is currently out with COVID-19 and other players have failed to lock down consistent playing time. Greg Allen is trying to make a strong impression and earn more at-bats, and he is off to a good start. An emergency call-up after the Yankees announced six COVID-19 cases and Luke Voit’s new injury, Allen was summoned to play in the Red Sox series and did just fine: he helped by going 3-for-6 with a double, walk, stolen base and RBI over the weekend against Boston. He is not a slugger. To the contrary, he uses his contact skills, speed, and defense to make an impression, and he hopes he can earn an opportunity with the Yankees after playing from 2017 to 2020 with the Cleveland Indians. “He can...
    Yankees News, 7/17: More players headed to the injured list, Bombers call up young talents to aid team Alexander Wilson July 17, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Unfortunately for the Yankees, things seem to get worse and worse with every passing day, as the All-Star break didn’t give them the momentum change in the anticipated. With a short break this week, the Yankees came out sluggish against the Boston Red Sox on Friday evening, failing to score a single run and recording just three hits on the evening. Once again, COVID-19 ravaged the roster, sending three players to the injured list, all of whom are significant contributors. Three players hit the injured list due to positive COVID cases: -Aaron Judge -Gio Urshela -Kyle Higashioka There is no telling when the three will make a return, but most are vaccinated, so their symptoms will be minimal at worst. However, they will have to test negative twice to return to the team, and by that...
    The Yankees make Trey Sweeney their first pick in the 2021 Draft: Here is what you need to know Andres Chavez July 12, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Yankees have selected several middle infielder in the early rounds of recent drafts. Anthony Volpe, Josh Smith, and Trevor Hauver come to mind. Additionally, they have another fantastic shortstop prospect in Oswald Peraza. However, that didn’t stop them from adding another shortstop to their collection of top young values on Sunday night in the 2021 MLB draft. With their first round pick, which was the 20th selection overall, the Yankees picked Eastern Illinois shortstop Trey Sweeney. He isn’t a particularly good fielder and isn’t very fast, but the Yankees love his offensive profile and think he can hit for both average and power in the major leagues one day. The draft will continue today and the Yankees have more picks, but they seem content with what they have on Sweeney. He is a 6-foot-4,...
    Sep 24, 2020; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte (6) gets a base hit against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports If the Boston Red Sox want to continue to push the New York Yankees down the AL East standings, they should consider making these two moves at the trade deadline. The Boston Red Sox are enjoying quite a bit of success during the first half of the 2021 season. With manager Alex Cora back in the dugout, the Red Sox now sat in first place in the AL East with a 47-31 record entering Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Sure, the Red Sox are in first place, but look at what they have done to the rival New York Yankees thus far. Both AL East teams have met six times this season, and Boston is a perfect 6-0 against New York. The record says it all, but when you watch those games, there is such a huge gap between the two. If the Red...
    Aaron Boone, New York Yankees. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Yankees need to consider making these three moves to save their lost season. Though the New York Yankees are still above .500, the typical AL East powerhouse has massively underperformed this season. New York enters play on Monday night vs. the Los Angeles Angels at 40-37 on the year. While that would not be a horrible mark in many divisions across baseball, that is good enough for fourth place in the top-heavy AL East. New York is 6.5 games back of the division-leading Boston Red Sox. It does not look like this team will be playing in October. They have to make some moves fast. Here are three moves the Yankees could potentially make in the month leading up to the deadline.New York Yankees: 3 moves to make to save their 2021 MLB season3. Decide if you can win games with Aaron Boone the rest of the way or notWhile it remains to be seen if this one massive move will make any difference whatsoever, the Yankees need...
    Yankees are starting to make up ground in the AL East Andres Chavez June 20, 2021 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on reddit Share on email The New York Yankees are getting hot at the right time. After an extended period of sloppy play that almost took them back to .500, they are streaking at the most opportunistic moment of the season and are finally starting to make up some ground in the AL East standings, where they sit in third place with a 37-33 record, 5.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees earned a hard-fought 7-5 victory against the Oakland Athletics in the second game of the series, after Gio Urshela overcame a bat splinter in his eye to knock a crucial home run. The A’s had won seven games in a row, but the Yankees ended their streak and made sure they took their fourth victory in their last five contests. “That was a really exciting game,” Urshela told MLB.com. “We were fighting all day long. We...
    DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – APRIL 13: DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees runs to first after hitting a double in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at TD Ballpark on April 13, 2021 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) It’s time for Aaron Boone to make some big moves. Here are three ways he can help the Yankees get back on track before it’s too late.  The Yankees entered the season with World Series dreams, but their performance has been more like a nightmare through 15 games. It’s too early for Aaron Boone and the team’s brain trust to panic, but staying the current course is not a realistic option. The question that needs to be answered is which buttons Boone needs to push to wake the team up from its current malaise. Expecting GM Brian Cashman to swing a big trade to shake the roster up is unrealistic. Any improvements will likely come from inside the organization’s current options. There are still plenty of potential moves to be made. Read on to discover...
    The Boston Red Sox have won seven straight games. They could make matters even better with one trade to put their rival at a real disadvantage.  You’ll have to forgive Yankee fans for not shaking in their boots regarding the electric start from the Boston Red Sox. New York remains expected to win the AL East once they get it all together, as some tough injuries paired with ugly hitting technique has placed the Bronx Bombers in an early division deficit. Yet, the Red Sox have turned some late offseason excitement regarding the re-hiring of Alex Cora into a 7-3 start through ten games. The Yankees sit in second place by two games as of this writing. So, how can the Red Sox turn a hot start into a prolonged postseason run? Why not acquire a former trade target, who just so happens to still be available?The Boston Red Sox should reignite trade talks for Kris BryantBryant is off to a solid start for the Cubs, with an early-season slash line up to .265/.375/.647. More advanced statistics show that those numbers...
    Yankees: Jay Bruce to “stay away” from the team as Bombers make roster decision By: Andres Chavez March 26, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees need to decide between four players and hand them two roster spots, as catcher Kyle Higashioka and reserve outfielder Brett Gardner are all but assured to make the team. That means Jay Bruce, Tyler Wade, Derek Dietrich, and Mike Tauchman are vying for those two remaining places. Bruce’s minor league contract has an opt-out clause that states he will need to be added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster in the next day or he will be free to sign with any other team. Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone said Bruce, who can earn $1.5 million if he is indeed added to the roster, would “stay away” from the team’s complex until a resolution is reached. Bruce started the spring hot, going 4-for-6, but has cooled off some result-wise. Boone, however, has noticed some good batted balls and at-bats from the veteran outfielder, who has 318 career home runs....
    The Blue Jays and Yankees began a familiarity tour Sunday. They opened spring training to close February — a 6-4 Toronto win — and still have six more games in March before starting April and the regular season in The Bronx. Six of the first 12 games that count are Tor-NYY. In all, 13 of the Yankees’ first 40 games — spring plus regular season — are vs. the Blue Jays. So they will be seeing a lot of each other. And when they look across the field, they can really see a lot of each other. Does this sound familiar to Yankees fans? Toronto has an ace and then are gambling on upside rotation plays behind Hyun-jin Ryu. The Blue Jays have a long, powerful lineup, but it is overly right-handed. The Yankees bullpen projects as considerably better, which is why the Yankees are generally viewed as the team to beat in the AL East. The Rays are the defending not only division champs, but AL champs. The Red Sox won it all in 2018 and their manager Alex...
    Yankees News: Surprise rookie projected to make the active roster come Opening Day By: Alexander Wilson February 12, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees took multiple risks this off-season regarding starting pitching, acquiring Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon. With both pitchers coming off serious injuries, we should be cautiously optimistic when formulating our expectations for the 2021 season. Both starters are above average when 100% healthy, there’s no guarantee they will return to full form and dominate at the level we know they can. With that being the case, the Yankees have several youth options that can fill roles in a worst-case scenario. Last season, they were forced to elevate 21-year-old Deivi Garcia to the active roster, injecting him into the starting rotation despite minimal experience in the minor-league system. Garcia finished the 2020 season with a 4.98 ERA and 1.194 WHIP. He secured three wins and two losses over 34.1 innings pitched, logging 33 strikeouts and 19 earned runs allowed. While he was batted around a bit at times, García showed...
    New York Yankees: Andrew Velazquez determined to make the Yankee roster (Video) By: William Parlee January 21, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditOn January 5, 2021, the New York Yankees signed Bronx native Andrew Velazquez to a minor league contract. The Morris Park section of The Bronx young man is determined to make it to Yankee Stadium this season. He recently said: “I’ll bust my ass to get on the Yankee roster.” Velazquez says he was a Yankee fan ever since he was a baby. He attended Fordham Prep, where he was a star player. He was a seventh-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2012. He committed to Virginia tech but went pro right out of high school. When he was in the minor leagues, he said: “I always made sure I got to Yankee Stadium for a game,” Velazquez said. “I was a fan since I was a baby and I also used it as motivation. I never really envisioned having the opportunity to play for the Yankees at a young age, but this...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Yankees desperately want to end their World Series drought in 2021. These five players must step up their game to make that happen.  2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal season for quite a few players on the Yankees roster. The franchise has legitimate aspirations of winning a World Series title. They’ll need career years from several key contributors on the roster to turn those dreams into reality. It’s obvious that big-name stars like Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole need to play well if the Yankees are going to enjoy a victory parade at the Canyon of Heroes. Yankees fans should keep a close eye on the following five stars as the players with the most to prove in 2021. Their performances this season could easily define their legacy with the team.5. Domingo GermanGerman’s 81-game suspension via MLB’s domestic violence policy was well documented. 2021 is where German could make up for his on-field absence with a resurgent season on the mound. The Dominican right-hander has a lot of...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees have let some key players go over the years. Here are three stars who could make sensational returns to the Bronx in 2021.  MLB free agency is moving at a snail’s pace which means the Yankees’ front office still has a lot of work to do. It’s very possible that Brian Cashman and his team will turn to some familiar faces to strengthen Aaron Boone’s roster before Opening Day. Not every former Yankee is well equipped to don pinstripes for a second tour of duty. Sonny Gray won’t be making a triumphant return to New York anytime soon. The team wouldn’t take him back if he agreed to pitch for free. The following three players could realistically return to the Yankees this season. Keep a close eye on the status of each star as the Hot Stove actually heats up.3. Dellin BetancesThe 33-year-old reliever was a mainstay in the Bronx before signing a two-year deal with the Mets in free agency ahead...
    New York Yankees Analysis: Will the Mets Steve Cohen aim to make the Yankees a second class team? By: William Parlee November 19, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhat may be good for baseball and the Mets may not be good for the New York Yankees. Just a week ago, MLB announced that Steve Cohen was the new owner of the beleaguered New York Mets. The headline’s question is will the multi-billionaire aim to make the New York Yankees a second-class New York team. The answer is probably not, but that doesn’t mean that won’t be the result. The new Mets owner has vowed to make the Mets the greatest team in baseball. To understand this, you have to understand the man. Thirtyish years ago, Cohen was but a brash late-’80s Wall Street trader and possibly not one of the most savory. But that has all changed with his founding and ownership of Point72 asset management company in Stamford, CT that has earned him a near $15 billion net worth. Cohen will not be shy in spending...
    Brewers listening to offers on Josh Hader; Will the New York Yankees pursue? By: Daniel Cunningham November 16, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIf there’s one thing we know about the New York Yankees it’s that they love to stack their bullpen. The bombers have boasted one of the best bullpens in baseball over the last few seasons. However, that’s gotten them no where. Last year, the Yankees were hurt by the loss of Tommy Kahnle and the poor performance of Adam Ottavino. Zack Britton and Chad Green had very good years overall for the Bombers. Aroldis Chapman was solid as well, but definitely appeared shaky at times. Last year after the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole, there were rumors circulating around the bombers being interested in Josh Hader. Hader is a two-time Hoffman award winner and widely considered one of the best arms in the game. The Brewers were interested in fielding offers, but nothing ever got close. However, the Yankees were in on those talks for Hader. Well, it’s the offseason again, and the...
    Alicia Keyss MTV EMAs Performance Included a Moving Stage and a Dazzling Face Mask 25 Ways To Make an Extra $500 a Month The Yankees Could Lose DJ LeMahieu to a Rival DJ LeMahieu is coming off another fantastic season and the New York Yankees have to be praying their second baseman returns next season. LeMahieu is almost certain to turn down the team's qualifying offer, and when he does he'll be one of the more sought-after free agents on the market. There's a real chance one of the Yankees' biggest rivals will scoop him up. © Provided by The Big Lead DJ LeMahieu, Division Series - New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Two | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images LeMahieu had a phenomenal 2020 season, hitting .364 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI, a career-best OPS of 1.011 and his fWAR (2.5) ranked 15th in baseball. He won his second batting title and second Silver Slugger Award as well. LeMahieu has an $18.9 million qualifying offer on the table, but the 32-year-old MVP finalist...
    New York Yankees News/Rumors: Is the “Martian” Jasson Dominguez too young to make his Major League debut? By: William Parlee October 30, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees coming off another disappointing season, are spending the offseason looking for ways to improve the team. They have to deal with a multitude of players that have become free agents and some with options. They also have some significant decisions to make with players that didn’t perform as well as the Yankees would have liked. For Yankee fans, they want the team to get good enough to win another World Championship. With all of that in mind, many fans wonder if the amazing player they have heard about, Jasson Dominguez, will be ready to join the team this season. Sadly, for the time being, the answer is no. There is no question that the young man that will turn 18 on February 2nd has the talent to play at the Stadium. The question is it right to push the young man that hard. If you asked...
    New York Yankees have two big decisions to make following the World Series By: Nathan Solomon October 25, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditOnce the 2020 World Series concludes, it won’t take very long for the New York Yankees to make their first major decisions. The squad has two team options to decide on, and they only have five days to decide after the Fall Classic. Brett Gardner and Zack Britton have team options this offseason. Gardner’s is just a generic team-option clause, while Britton’s is a bit more confusing. Britton is through two years of a three-year, $39 million contract. However, the Yankees need to decide this year if they will pick up a $14 million option in 2022. If the team chooses to not pick up on the option, Britton can hit the open market this offseason. With a 1.89 ERA and a 1.000 WHIP in 2020, Britton is making a strong case for his option to be picked up. But Gardner on the other hand, 2020 was by no means his best...
    The Yankees have a big decision to make with Gary Sanchez in 2021 By: Alexander Wilson October 20, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe Gary Sanchez debate is one as old as time, and the New York Yankees are still dealing with the catcher position because of it. Sanchez simply hasn’t been able to establish himself as a consistent offensive option, and his defense has regressed over the past few seasons as well. To finish the 2020 campaign, Sanchez was benched with a .147 batting average. Kyle Higashioka eventually stole his starting reps, becoming Gerrit Cole’s personal catcher and moving up the food chain during the postseason. He actually played himself into a good spot for the 2021 season, as the Yankees will look for him to continue his hot streak. I don’t believe the Yankees will go out and sign a high profile catcher like JT Realmuto, especially if they aren’t willing to trade Gary Sanchez. However, Sanchez was rumored to be on the block during the trade deadline this past August, which opens up an...
    New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery ready to make the most important start of his life By: Andres Chavez October 8, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditFor the New York Yankees, the moment of truth has arrived. If they win tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, they will force a decisive Game 5 in the division series, one in which they will presumably start Gerrit Cole on short rest. If they lose, they will go home and their season will end. Tasked with the responsibility of holding the suddenly hot Tampa offense is left-hander Jordan Montgomery. In the regular season, Monty had a bloated 5.11 ERA in 10 starts and 44.0 innings. However, his peripherals tell a different story. His 3.87 FIP is very decent, even good, and it is supported by a 3.65 xFIP, 9.61 K/9 and only 1.84 BB/9. He had some bad luck when it comes to his strand rate: the 65.0% mark is significantly lower than his career 72.7 register. Montgomery, the Yankees card for silencing the Rays tonight, was shelled by...
    J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia both have a chance to be the Yankees’ third starter in the playoffs. Which hurler will Aaron Boone choose? The Yankees know that Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka will anchor their starting rotation in the playoffs. The question of who will start Game Three is what looms over Aaron Boone and the organization at the moment. Both J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia believe they are the right guy to get the ball at that stage of the postseason. The team hopes that whoever gets the ball in Game 3 will be armed with a 2-0 lead on the back of strong performances by Cole and Tanaka. Reality dictates that any series is much more likely to be tied at 1. That makes it a crucial decision for Boone to get right.The case for J.A. HappHapp’s ugly start to the 2020 season made it look like his days as an effective starter might be over. To his credit, he closed the season by pitching his best baseball. It’s a testament to his resilience that he’s even...
    New York Yankees: Boone continues to make the same lineup mistake, DJ LeMahieu injury update By: Alexander Wilson August 19, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Yankees: Gerrit Cole, All-Star teammate ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees are facing off against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday evening. On Tuesday, they fell 6-3, with Masahiro Tanaka having a poor outing. The offense simply wasn’t able to get going either, and with three of their best players absent, things won’t get better for at least another week. Nonetheless, the Yankees have plenty of reserve options to utilize in the meantime. Manager Aaron Boone deployed an interesting lineup on Wednesday, one day after he gave Luke Voit the leadoff spot. Voit drove in three RBIs and hit a home run. On Wednesday, he moved Aaron Hicks to the top of the order, placing Mike Ford at clean up as the DH, and Brett Gardner in left field. Interestingly, Thairo Estrada received the start at second base over Tyler Wade....
    A look into how Yankees’ Miguel Andujar feels about transitioning to the outfield By: Andrew Allen July 16, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Yankees’ Miguel Andujar has been adjusting to the outfield ever since Spring Training. It’s not an easy position to learn, especially at this level, but Andujar seems to be handling the switch very well. He’s had his struggles in the intrasquad games but keeps getting more and more work out there. Andujar had a lot of good things to say about the process of learning the outfield. In a press conference with reporters yesterday, Andujar talked a lot about how he feels out there. “It’s a challenge to learn a new position, especially at this level,” Andujar said. “The way I see it, it’s another opportunity for me to play this game and help my team.” He doesn’t seem too uncomfortable, either saying that “it’s fun playing out there,” and “I feel really really good.” For Andujar, it’s a chance to still...
    The New York Yankees’ under-the-radar option to replace DJ LeMahieu By: Andres Chavez July 15, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe coronavirus pandemic will, most likely, prevent the New York Yankees from having arguably their best pure hitter, DJ LeMahieu, in the lineup on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals. The second baseman has had the virus for a few days and likely won’t make it back in time, although he is progressing well. The Yankees are left finding a capable replacement for the first few days of the season. Tyler Wade is the most natural candidate, and Thairo Estrada can defend the position as well. Both are works in progress with the bat but are coming along. However, Yankees manager Aaron Boone is also mulling a dark horse candidate to take some reps at the keystone, and it is the team’s starting third baseman. Yes, you read that right: Gio Urshela could be an under-the-radar option to replace LeMahieu. Urshela, who broke out last...
    New York teams to prepare for campaign at in-state facility | Kirk Irwin / . The Yankees and Mets ‘top squads will use the teams’ regular stadiums in MLB to make the second preseason of 2020, according to an ESPN report. But some parks of the minors’ subsidiaries in the area will also be used as alternative work centers. The mules will have activity in Scranton, where their Triple A team plays, for some players to practice. Meanwhile, the metropolitans are going to use the park that has the branch that plays in Brooklyn. The New York Yankees will probably use Scranton as their “Alternate Training Site,” and the New York Mets will be using Brooklyn. https://t.co/Ttaxqrj8Rf – Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 25, 2020 On July 1, practices will begin to carry out the campaign of 60 duels this year, which will probably have its Inaugural Day for July 23. While that date arrives, the franchises will be preparing.
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