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  • The Best and Worst of Luis Severino [2018 Season Review] November 13, 2018
    The Yankees have been trying for years — literally more than a decade — to develop a homegrown top of the rotation starter. Chien-Ming Wang was that guy for two seasons. Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes had their moments. Now, the Yankees finally have that young top of the rotation arm, and he showed in […] The post The Best and Worst of Luis Severino [2018 […]
    Mike
  • Scouting the Free Agent Market: Bryce Harper November 13, 2018
    As of this writing, the Yankees seemingly do not have a demonstrative need for an outfielder. Last year’s regulars Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, and the re-signed Brett Gardner are all under team control, as are injury question marks Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury. And, with the possibility of another year of budgetary constraints […] The p […]
    Domenic Lanza
  • RAB is hiring: Facebook Page Manager November 13, 2018
    With over 8700 followers who are actively engaged in the Yankee conversation, the River Ave. Blues Facebook page is a key part of our online presence, and now RAB is looking for a new Facebook Page Manager who can oversee the page, keeping an eye on the tenor and tone of the conversation while growing […] The post RAB is hiring: Facebook Page Manager appeare […]
    Benjamin Kabak
  • Miguel Andujar finishes runner-up to Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year November 12, 2018
    The Yankees will not have back-to-back AL Rookies of the Year. Earlier tonight, MLB and the BBWAA announced Angels slugger-slash-pitcher Shohei Ohtani has been named the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year. Ohtani received 25 of 30 first place votes. Miguel Andujar came in second and received the other five first place votes. Gleyber Torres […] The post Miguel Anduja […]
    Mike
  • The Tantalizing Sixth Starter [2018 Season Review] November 12, 2018
    Not counting that weird two-inning spot start by Chad Green that gave everyone an extra day of rest, the Yankees made it all the way until mid-June before needing a sixth starter last season. A minor left hamstring issue sent CC Sabathia to the disabled list for two weeks. His replacement, Luis Cessa, made his […] The post The Tantalizing Sixth Starter [2018 […]
    Mike
  • Scouting the Trade Market: James Paxton November 12, 2018
    Baseball’s finances are broken. Despite record high revenue revenues, three large market teams (Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees) are reportedly going to limit their spending to some degree this offseason — the Cubs had to trade Drew Smyly and his $7M salary to pick up Cole Hamels’ option — and a three-time division winner (Indians) is said […] The post Scouting the T […]
    Mike
  • Fan Confidence Poll: November 12th, 2018 November 12, 2018
    2018 Regular Season Record: 100-62 (851 RS, 669 RA, 98-64 expected record), second in ALE 2018 Postseason Record: 2-3 (22 RS, 29 RA), won WC Game, lost ALDS Top stories from last week: Welcome back, CC Sabathia. The Yankees re-signed Sabathia to a one-year deal worth $8M. Also, the Yankees signed Ryan Lavarnway and re-signed […] The post Fan Confidence Poll: […]
    Mike
  • Two Sunday Thoughts November 11, 2018
    To all our readers who’ve served, we wish you a peaceful Veteran’s Day.  To all our Californian readers, we hope you’re safe and secure.  With the exception of Jerry Dipoto doing Jerry Dipoto things by making a trade with the Rays, this part of the offseason is fairly quiet. Teams are still figuring out their […] The post Two Sunday Thoughts appeared first o […]
    Matt Imbrogno
  • The Yankees Will Get A Better Haul for Sonny Gray Than You Think November 10, 2018
    Brian Cashman, so the saying goes, is a ninja. The reputation is deserved: Yankee moves often materialize quickly and (from our perspective) out of nowhere. The organization as a whole rarely tips its hand with regard to its plans – an impressive feat considering the hyper-intense media environment in which it operates. That is why […] The post The Yankees W […]
    Bobby Montano
  • Friday Notes: Steinbrenner, Rule Changes, Prospect Rankings November 9, 2018
    The GM Meetings are over and now we have about a month to wait before all hell breaks loose at the Winter Meetings. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the Official RAB 2018-19 Offseason Plan. I’m linking back to it here only because it took forever to write and I don’t want it […] The post Friday Notes: Steinbrenner, Rule Changes, Prospect Rankings ap […]
    Mike

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