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  • The Wait For Aaron Hicks To Take A Step Forward [2016 Season Review] October 28, 2016
    Two years ago the Yankees started their youth movement with an interesting strategy. They targeted talented young players who had fallen out of favor with their current organizations, and bought low on them in trades. That’s how they landed Didi Gregorius and Nathan Eovaldi. Dustin Ackley too. You win some, you lose some. The Yankees […] The post The Wait Fo […]
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  • Mailbag: Ellsbury, Heyward, Pujols, Bedrosian, Schwarber October 28, 2016
    I’ve got ten questions in the mailbag this week, which I guess makes this a small mailbag. Any and all questions should be directed to RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com. Fire away. Chris asks: I know My Trade Proposal Sucks, but I’m wondering with the World Series starting and Jason Heyward getting benched Game 1, […] The post Mailbag: Ellsbury, Heyward, Pujol […]
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  • Thursday Night Open Thread October 27, 2016
    Your browser does not support iframes.Today is a travel day for the World Series, but don’t worry, there’s still baseball tonight. is streaming an Arizona Fall League game at 9:30pm ET. Here’s the stream link. Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, and Miguel Andujar are all the in the starting lineup. Greg Bird! Miss that dude. […] The post Thursday Night Open […]
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  • Brett Gardner among Gold Glove finalists, again October 27, 2016
    For the second straight year, Brett Gardner is among the three finalists for the AL Gold Glove award in left field, MLB announced. He was a finalist back in 2011 as well. Gardner is up against Alex Gordon and Colby Rasmus. No other Yankees are among the Gold Glove finalists, which isn’t surprising. You can […] The post Brett Gardner among Gold Glove finalist […]
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  • Yo Soy Gary [2016 Season Review] October 27, 2016
    We’ve been waiting a long time for this. For the Yankees to call up a tippy top prospect and get instant high-caliber production. Jesus Montero had a big September in 2011 and Joba Chamberlain did well out of the bullpen in 2007, but otherwise you have to go all the way back to Robinson Cano […] The post Yo Soy Gary [2016 Season Review] appeared first on Riv […]
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  • The Yankees’ Five Biggest Defensive Outs of 2016 October 27, 2016
    Yesterday we relived the five biggest hits recorded by the Yankees this season, using win probability added. It’s not a perfect measure, of course, but it does a nice job for an exercise like this. Now it’s time to turn things around and look at the biggest outs record by the Yankees this past season. […] The post The Yankees’ Five Biggest Defensive Outs of […]
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  • Wednesday Night Open Thread October 26, 2016
    Your browser does not support iframes.Twenty years ago tonight, I was parked in front of the tiny little rabbit ears television in my bedroom watching the Yankees win the damn World Series. That was the team’s first championship of my lifetime and I’m pretty sure I’ll love that 1996 team more than I’ll ever love […] The post Wednesday Night Open Thread appea […]
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  • The End of Mark Teixeira’s Career [2016 Season Review] October 26, 2016
    Last year, the Yankees qualified for the postseason thanks largely to Mark Teixeira‘s resurgent season. He rebounded from brutal second half in 2014 to hit .255/.357/.548 (143 wRC+) with 31 home runs in 111 games in 2015. Unfortunately, a foul ball to the leg ended Teixeira’s season in August. He suffered a small fracture in […] The post The End of Mark Teix […]
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  • The Yankees’ Five Biggest Hits of 2016 October 26, 2016
    For the third time in the last four seasons, the Yankees missed the playoffs in 2016. They did stay in the race longer than I expected, which I guess is better than nothing. Despite another postseason-less season, the Yankees recorded several memorable moments in 2016, including more than a few walk-off home runs. Those are […] The post The Yankees’ Five Big […]
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  • Tuesday Night Open Thread October 25, 2016
    Your browser does not support iframes.At long last, the 2016 World Series finally begins tonight in Cleveland. The Indians have homefield advantage over the 103-win Cubs because a few Royals took Johnny Cueto deep in the All-Star Game. Cool system. Corey Kluber and Jon Lester will be on the mound in a matchup of true […] The post Tuesday Night Open Thread ap […]
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