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  • Thanksgiving Weekend Open Thread November 25, 2015
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is definitely one of my favorite holidays of the year. Love the food. Cooking it, eating it, the leftovers … I love pretty much everything other than cleaning it all up. I hope you and everyone you’re with has a great Thanksgiving. It’s a pretty cool day. Barring any breaking news, […] The post Thanksgiving Weekend Open Thre […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Sherman: Yankees have let teams know Nova is available November 25, 2015
    The Yankees have let teams know Ivan Nova is available this offseason, according to Joel Sherman. They brought his name up during talks with the Reds about Johnny Cueto at the trade deadline, but that didn’t work out. Sherman says the Yankees are now looking to include Nova in a package for young pitching with […] The post Sherman: Yankees have let teams kno […]
    Mike Axisa
  • RAB Live Chat November 25, 2015
    The post RAB Live Chat appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
    Mike Axisa
  • Whitley & Mitchell: Spot Starters [2015 Season Review] November 25, 2015
    Because of the health concerns in their rotation, the Yankees planned to give their starters an extra day of rest whenever possible this season. Off-days helped but that wasn’t enough. The team would have to insert a spot sixth starter on occasion to make it work, which they did quite often this summer. Following his […] The post Whitley & Mitchell: Spot […]
    Mike Axisa
  • After ten years, Yankees’ stagnant payroll is an issue that can no longer be ignored November 25, 2015
    Over the last 15 years, baseball has experienced incredible growth as an industry, with MLB revenue climbing from $3.4 billion in 2000 to north of $8 billion in 2015. They might even be over $9 billion at this point. Attendance is as good as it’s ever been, television contracts are enormous (at least for teams […] The post After ten years, Yankees’ stagnant […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Tuesday Night Open Thread November 25, 2015
    Forgot to mention this last week: the late Yogi Berra will be honored with the President Medal of Freedom, the White House announced. Apparently the ceremony was today. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor and recognizes “especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, […] Th […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Guest Post: Designated For Assignment: Inside the Turbulent Season of Chris Capuano November 24, 2015
    The following is a guest post from Steven Simineri, whose work can be found at Double G Sports, among other places. In baseball, being designated for assignment is essentially a sort of ‘limbo’ a player goes when he’s temporarily not on any roster. The term is sometimes abbreviated as DFA or DFA’ed. When a player is […] The post Guest Post: Designated For As […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Revisiting the 2005-2006 Offseason (Part I) November 24, 2015
    Let’s take a time machine back to ten years ago. Why ten years? Well, I don’t need to try hard to answer that. Ten is a pretty neat round number and it was also around the time that I started to become a fanatic MLB watcher – a lot of the things that happened back […] The post Revisiting the 2005-2006 Offseason (Part I) appeared first on River Avenue Blues. […]
    Sung-Min Kim
  • Carpenter & Bailey: Veteran righties who didn’t provide depth [2015 Season Review] November 24, 2015
    Last offseason the Yankees remade almost their entire bullpen. In fact, the only reliever who was in both the 2014 and 2015 Opening Day bullpens was Dellin Betances. Everyone else had been replaced. (Adam Warren was another bullpen holdover, but he moved into the rotation.) Bullpen turnover is not uncommon and the Yankees went through […] The post Carpenter […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Scouting the Trade Market: Hard-throwing strike-throwers who fit Yankees’ mold November 24, 2015
    According to pretty much every report we’ve seen this offseason, the Yankees are looking for pitching in any trade. They’re said to at least be listening to offers for Brett Gardner and Andrew Miller, if not shopping them. Payroll isn’t going up next season and the Yankees didn’t have much money come off the books, […] The post Scouting the Trade Market: Har […]
    Mike Axisa

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