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  • Weekend Open Thread December 9, 2016
    The Winter Meetings are over, but I haven’t had much time to catch up on my reading, so I don’t have any links to pass along this week. I instead offer you MLBTR’s list of potential 2018-19 free agents. That’s the monster Bryce Harper/Manny Machado class. It goes beyond them too. Second tier free agents […] The post Weekend Open Thread appeared first on Rive […]
    Mike Axisa
  • RAB Live Chat December 9, 2016
    The post RAB Live Chat appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
    Mike Axisa
  • Getting under the luxury tax threshold in 2017 is possible, but very unlikely for the Yankees December 9, 2016
    At some point soon very soon the Yankees will get under the luxury tax threshold. That’s the plan. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement raised the threshold a bit, which gives the team more breathing room. Getting under the threshold resets New York’s tax rate, and depending on the terms of the new CBA, it could […] The post Getting under the luxury tax t […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Mailbag: Choo, Duffy, Ventura, Solarte, Espinosa, Betances December 9, 2016
    Only eleven questions in the mailbag this week. I had a few lined up that were rendered moot by the Aroldis Chapman signing. What about getting this guy instead of Chapman? That sort of thing. So blame the Yankees and Chapman for the relatively short mailbag. Anyway, RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is the place […] The post Mailbag: Choo, Duffy, Ventura, Sol […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thursday Night Open Thread December 9, 2016
    The 2016 Winter Meetings are over. The Yankees got their closer and that’s pretty much it. From the sound of things, adding a starting pitcher is going to be pretty difficult. Free agency is a wasteland and pretty much nothing comes cheap on the trade market anymore. I seem to find myself saying “they gave […] The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared fir […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Commenting Guidelines Reminder December 8, 2016
    Just wanted to send out a reminder on our commenting policy.  No one wants to censor you, just be adults and kind to each other. River Ave. Blues is the premier independent Yankee blog. With multiple posts and thousands of visitors a day, River Ave. Blues has developed into a community of knowledgeable and outspoken […] The post Commenting Guidelines Reminde […]
    Jay Gordon
  • 2016 Winter Meetings Open Thread: Thursday December 8, 2016
    The 2016 Winter Meetings wrap-up today from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Late last night the Yankees swooped in and agreed to re-sign Aroldis Chapman to a five-year contract worth $86M, which is easily the largest reliever contract in history. Now the team can move on to other business, […] The post 2016 W […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Shohei Otani still expected to be posted next offseason, which is great news for the Yankees December 8, 2016
    Earlier this week we learned Shohei Otani, the best pitcher (and hitter?) in the world not under contract with an MLB team, hopes to come over to MLB next offseason. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement means Otani will be subject to the international spending cap, severely limiting his earning potential. Hard to believe MLB and […] The post Shohei Otani […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thoughts following the Aroldis Chapman signing December 8, 2016
    Late last night, the Yankees landed their high-priced closer and agreed to sign Aroldis Chapman to a five-year contract worth $86M. It includes no-trade protection and an opt-out after the third year. Joel Sherman and Bob Nightengale say Chapman turned down more money from the Marlins, who offered $87M with opt-outs after years one and […] The post Thoughts […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Yankees lose Torrens, six others in 2016 Rule 5 Draft December 8, 2016
    Thursday morning, the 2016 Winter Meetings unofficially wrapped up with the Rule 5 Draft. Traditionally everyone heads home after that. The Yankees were not able to make a Rule 5 Draft pick this year because their 40-man roster is full, though their incredibly deep farm system was raided pretty good, as expected. So it goes. […] The post Yankees lose Torrens […]
    Mike Axisa

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