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  • Yankees rank second in Keith Law’s farm system rankings January 21, 2017
    It’s that time of year again. Prospect ranking season. Individual team prospect lists have been hitting the internet for weeks now, and in the coming days and weeks, all the major scouting publications will release their top 100 lists and farm system rankings. Earlier this week, Keith Law released his annual farm system rankings in […] The post Yankees rank […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Headley embraces new challenges while his Yankee status is anything but guaranteed January 20, 2017
    Chase Headley showed up to Yankee Stadium yesterday with a beard, as if he had been traded away to another team awhile ago. However, he still remains a member of the New York Yankees. He will shave his face clean before showing up to the Spring Training next month. When it’s all said and done, […] The post Headley embraces new challenges while his Yankee sta […]
    Sung-Min Kim
  • Cashman confirms the Yankees will go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances January 20, 2017
    According to Brendan Kuty, yesterday afternoon Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees and Dellin Betances are indeed heading to an arbitration hearing. Betances filed a $5M salary prior to last week’s deadline and the team countered with $3M. Cashman says the $2M gap is simply too big to bridge, so they’ll let the arbitration panel make […] The post Cashman con […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Mailbag: Depth Chart, German, Bird, Farm System, Straily January 20, 2017
    Only five more weeks until the first Grapefruit League game. Almost there, folks. Anyway, we’ve got eleven questions in the mailbag this week. RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is where you can send us any questions. Michael asks: Injuries always happen. Seems like there are a few places we’re vulnerable. What’s your opinion of what […] The post Mailbag: Depth […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thursday Night Open Thread January 20, 2017
    Alex Rodriguez‘s post-playing career is alive and well. A-Rod is going to host a reality show pilot in which former athletes who run into financial trouble after they retire are paired with mentors who help them get back on track. The working title is “Back in the Game” and Michael Strahan is one of the […] The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Cashman confirms the Yankees looked into signing Edwin Encarnacion January 19, 2017
    Prior to the holidays, the Indians got maybe the bargain of the offseason when they agreed to a three-year contract worth $60M with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. When the offseason started, I thought he would get double the guaranteed money. The market for sluggers collapsed though, and the defending American League champions got themselves […] The p […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Where does each 2017 Yankee hit the ball the hardest? January 19, 2017
    Ever since Statcast burst on to the scene last year, exit velocity has become part of the baseball lexicon. It’s everywhere now. On Twitter, in blog posts, even on broadcasts. You name it and exit velocity is there. Ten years ago getting velocity readings of the ball off the bat felt impossible. Now that information […] The post Where does each 2017 Yankee h […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Poll: Tyler Austin or Rob Refsnyder on the bench January 19, 2017
    When Spring Training opens in a little under the a month, the Yankees are going to have to sort out a few positions, and for once, it’s not because there’s a veteran guy in camp trying to make the team. The Yankees have several young players vying for two rotation spots, a bunch of bullpen […] The post Poll: Tyler Austin or Rob Refsnyder on the bench appeare […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Raines, Bagwell, and Rodriguez voted into Hall of Fame, Posada drops off the ballot January 18, 2017
    There are three new members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wednesday night it was announced Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez have been voted into Cooperstown by the BBWAA this year. Bagwell received 86.2% of the vote while Raines and Rodriguez received 86.0% and 76.0%, respectively. Trevor Hoffman fell five votes shy […] The post Raines, […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Wednesday Night Open Thread January 18, 2017
    Your browser does not support iframes.Tonight is an important night, so I’m posting the open thread a little earlier than usual. The 2017 Hall of Fame class will be announced during an MLB Network broadcast this evening. The show starts at 6pm ET and I’m guessing the announcement will come fairly early in the broadcast. […] The post Wednesday Night Open Thre […]
    Mike Axisa

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