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  • Baseball America’s 2014 Draft Report Cards: Yankees edition October 24, 2014
    Baseball America published their 2014 Draft Report Card for the Yankees earlier this week, though it is behind the paywall. It’s fairly straight forward anyway. LHP Jacob Lindgren (2nd round) has the best secondary pitch (his slider) and is closest to the big leagues. RHP Austin DeCarr (3) has the best fastball, OF Mark Payton […]Post from: River Ave. Blues […]
    Michael Axisa
  • 2014 Season Review: The Fifth Outfielder Who Played Too Much October 24, 2014
    Last offseason, the Yankees sought to improve their offense by signing big name free agents, and that led to both Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran wearing pinstripes. With Brett Gardner earmarked for left field and Alfonso Soriano in tow, Ichiro Suzuki was suddenly a man without a job. Not a full-time job anyway. Ichiro had […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A […]
    Michael Axisa
  • AL East Shakeup: Joe Maddon opts out of contract to leave Rays October 24, 2014
    Rays manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract and is leaving the organization, the team announced. I’m sure we’ll hear tons about him potentially joining Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers in the coming days and weeks. Or maybe he just has his eye on that open first base coaching job in the Bronx. […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogAL […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Mailbag: Refsnyder, Aviles, LaRoche, Schedule October 24, 2014
    Got six questions in this week’s mailbag. The best way to send us mailbag questions or comments or links or anything else is through the Submit A Tip box in the sidebar. Greg asks: What kind of stats can we expected from Rob Refsnyder at the major league level in 2015? I’m not really sure […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogMailbag: Refsnyd […]
    Michael Axisa
  • No Yankees among 2014 Gold Glove finalists October 24, 2014
    Rawlings announced the 2014 Gold Glove finalists earlier today, and, somewhat surprisingly, no Yankees were among the players selected. Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury were their best Gold Glove candidates but neither made it. Alex Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, and Michael Brantley are the left field finalists while Jackie Bradley Jr., Adam Eaton, and Adam Jone […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Thursday Night Open Thread October 23, 2014
    Here is your open thread for the night. Today is an off-day for the World Series as the Royals and Giants travel from Kansas City to San Francisco. The Islanders are playing and the Thursday NFL game is the Chargers and Broncos. Feel free to talk about those games or whatever else is on your […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogThursday Nigh […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Update: Hillman passes on chance to interview for farm system job October 23, 2014
    Thursday: Drellich clarifies Hillman was only offered the chance to interview for Newman’s job. He wasn’t offered the job itself. Drellich also says Hillman confirmed he was on a scouting trip to see the Astros and Athletics late in the season, so … Jed Lowrie I guess? Wednesday: Via Evan Drellich: Former Yankees special assistant […]Post from: River Ave. Bl […]
    Michael Axisa
  • 2014 Season Review: Broken at 1B without a backup October 23, 2014
    How durable was Mark Teixeira when the Yankees signed him after the 2008 season? Since his debut in 2003 he’d played in fewer than 145 games just once, when he appeared in 132 in 2007. He’d been on the DL just twice, totaling 41 games. Even after he joined the Yankees, Teixeira stayed on the […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blog2014 Season R […]
    Joe Pawlikowski
  • Betances finishes second to Greg Holland for Mariano Rivera Award October 23, 2014
    MLB announced yesterday that Royals closer Greg Holland won the first Mariano Rivera Award, which will be given annually the top reliever in the AL. Craig Kimbrel won the NL version, the Trevor Hoffman Award. The award is voted on by Rivera, Hoffman, and Hall of Fame relievers Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, and Goose Gossage. […]Post from: River Ave. Blue […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Yankees could get more help from within in 2015 October 23, 2014
    In yesterday’s Season Review post, I noted Shane Greene was a big player development success for the Yankees, who turned an under-scouted (due to Tommy John surgery) right-hander into a bonafide Major Leaguer with a 15th round pick, a $100k bonus, and patience. They haven’t had enough success stories like that, so much so that […]Post from: River Ave. Blues […]
    Michael Axisa

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