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  • Open Thread: February 18th Camp Notes February 18, 2018
    ?Position players were due to report to Tampa today and, as far as I can tell, everyone arrived without incident. No visa issues or other late arrivals. Giancarlo Stanton was in camp and I gotta say, he looks pretty darn good in pinstripes. Can we fast forward to the start of the season please? Anyway, […] The post Open Thread: February 18th Camp Notes appea […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Stepping Up: Aaron Hicks in 2018 February 18, 2018
    I’ve been a part time player, so to speak, a lot in my life. Before landing a full-time job in the summer of 2016, I was something of a migrant teacher. In Connecticut, between April of 2013 and June of 2016, I taught in five schools, never for more than a year at a time, […] The post Stepping Up: Aaron Hicks in 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues. […]
    Matt Imbrogno
  • Open Thread: February 17th Camp Notes February 17, 2018
    ?The spring clubhouse is about to get a lot more crowded. Position players are due to report to Tampa tomorrow, with the first full squad workout scheduled for Monday. The first Grapefruit League game is Friday. Can’t wait. Here’s the latest from Tampa: Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances, Chad Green, and Aroldis Chapman were […] The post Open Th […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Saturday Links: Judge, Captain’s Camp, Farm System Rankings February 17, 2018
    Position players will report to Spring Training tomorrow and, one week from yesterday, the Yankees will play their first Grapefruit League game. Can’t come soon enough. Here are some links to check out on the final weekend without Yankees baseball until (hopefully) November. Judge takes over Captain’s Camp Now that Derek Jeter has jumped shipped […] The post […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thairo Estrada shot in hip during botched robbery February 17, 2018
    Infielder Thairo Estrada, the No. 10 prospect in the Yankees’ farm system, was shot in the right hip during a botched robbery in his native Venezuela last month, the Yankees announced yesterday. “The situation there is not very safe. As baseball players, it makes you think about (not going back) anymore,” said Estrada during a […] The post Thairo Estrada sho […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Open Thread: February 16th Camp Notes February 17, 2018
    A few notes from the last two days of Spring Training: Giancarlo Stanton arrived in camp today (he’s a Yankee now, by the way) to begin adjusting to a different environment and new teammates. Other position players arriving today include Tyler Austin, Tyler Wade, and Clint Frazier. As per Jack Curry, Clint Frazier had his […] The post Open Thread: February 1 […]
    Domenic Lanza
  • Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: February 2013 February 16, 2018
    Spring Training is now underway and I guess this is as good a time as any to take an overdue look back at the MLB Trade Rumors archives. Little did we know five years ago that the Yankees were about to miss the postseason for the first time since 2008 and only the second time […] The post Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: February 2013 appeared first on River A […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Mailbag: Montgomery, Arbitration, Rule 5 Draft, Corbin, Lineup February 16, 2018
    Ten questions in the mailbag this week. You know, only one more mailbag after this one before the first Spring Training game. Can’t wait. Send your questions to RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll get to as many as I can each week. Alessandro asks: With Darvish signing with the Cubs, some people speculate […] The post Mailbag: Montgomery, Arbitration, R […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Jordan Montgomery says he didn’t have his changeup in 2017, which means he could be even better in 2018 February 15, 2018
    Although they were connected to pretty much every available starter this offseason, the Yankees opened Spring Training with five starters for five spots earlier this week. Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Sonny Gray, Masahiro Tanaka, and Jordan Montgomery are the projected rotation and that is pretty darn good. That’s the rotation that got the Yankees to […] The […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Post-hype Tyler Wade and the second base opening February 15, 2018
    When position players report to Spring Training on Sunday, the Yankees will have a small army of infielders competing for the second and third base jobs. Veterans Danny Espinosa and Jace Peterson are on minor league deals while prospects Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Thairo Estrada, and Tyler Wade are on the 40-man roster. Don’t forget […] The post Post-hy […]
    Mike Axisa

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