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  • Wednesday Night Open Thread February 11, 2016
    Here is the nightly open thread. The Rangers and Nets are both playing, and there’s the usual slate of college basketball as well. Are you ready for baseball yet? I sure am. Talk about whatever here. The post Wednesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
    Mike Axisa
  • Raissman: Sterling, Waldman agree to new contracts February 10, 2016
    According to Bob Raissman, John Sterling and Susan Waldman have agreed to a new two-year contracts to stay on as radio voices of the Yankees. Raissman says negotiations with Sterling were “somewhat acrimonious,” but the Yankees were committed to bringing the duo back. Sterling and Waldman just completed their 12th season together. Sterling is an […] The post […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Yankees rank 13th in Keith Law’s farm system rankings February 10, 2016
    Earlier today at ESPN (subs. req’d), Keith Law published his annual farm system rankings. The rebuilding Braves take the top spot with the Dodgers and Twins rounding out the top thee. The Angels rank 30th, and Law says they have “by far the worst system I’ve ever seen.” Poor Billy Eppler. The Yankees rank 13th, […] The post Yankees rank 13th in Keith Law’s f […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Prospect Profile: Chance Adams February 10, 2016
    Chance Adams | RHP Background Adams grew up in Scottsdale and attended Chaparral High School, where he both pitched and played third base. He helped the Firebirds to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012, his junior and senior years. Adams was not much of a pro prospect at the time — Baseball America did […] The post Prospect Profile: Chance Adam […]
    Mike Axisa
  • The Bryce Harper Endgame February 10, 2016
    As you know, the Yankees are the only team in baseball that has not yet signed a Major League free agent this offseason. They have taken on some money in the Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman trades — about $23.5M for luxury tax purposes in 2016 — but otherwise they’ve limited their spending. Once again […] The post The Bryce Harper Endgame appeared first o […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Tuesday Night Open Thread February 10, 2016
    Here is tonight’s open thread. The Knicks are playing their first game with their new coach, and both the Devils and Islanders are in action too. There’s also some college hoops on the schedule as well. You folks know how these things work by now, so have at it. The post Tuesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
    Mike Axisa
  • Kuty: Yanks have reached out to free agent Carlos Torres February 9, 2016
    According to Brendan Kuty, the Yankees have reached out to former Mets reliever and free agent right-hander Carlos Torres. Torres elected free agency last week after being designated for assignment when the Amazin’s needed a 40-man spot for Yoenis Cespedes. Roughly 20 teams have contacted him already, including clubs in Asia. Torres, 33, has spent […] The po […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Sherman: Yankees fielded calls about Dustin Ackley this offseason February 9, 2016
    According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees fielded calls from teams looking to acquire Dustin Ackley earlier this offseason. Interestingly, Sherman says teams wanted Ackley to play first base. That seems … weird. A lot of his value is tied to his ability to play several different positions. The Yankees acquired Ackley from the Mariners for […] The post Sherman: […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Three notable 2016 Spring Training invitees and three notable omissions February 9, 2016
    Spring Training is now a little more than one week away, and late last week the Yankees announced their list of non-roster invitees. A total of 25 non-roster players will be in camp this year. Some are top prospects (Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo), some are depth players (Pete Kozma, Donovan Solano), and some are simply […] The post Three notable 2016 Spring Trai […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Scouting The Free Agent Market: David Freese February 9, 2016
    As the offseason winds down, teams are currently in bargain hunting mode trying to find that last piece or two to round out their roster. The Yankees have grabbed low-cost veterans like Eric Chavez, Brian Roberts, and Raul Ibanez at this point of the offseason in recent years. They weren’t counting on them for huge […] The post Scouting The Free Agent Market […]
    Mike Axisa

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