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  • The Low-Cost, Questionable-Reward Shortstop [2019 Season Preview] February 20, 2019
    Five years ago, Troy Tulowitzki was the best shortstop in baseball. In 2014 he lead all shortstops in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, wRC+, and FanGraphs WAR; and he did so in just 375 PA, despite WAR being a counting stat. That represented the culmination of a six-year run in which he led all […] The post The Low-Cost, Questionable […]
    Domenic Lanza
  • Thoughts three days before the Yankees play their first Spring Training game February 20, 2019
    Spring Training is in full swing and three days from now the Yankees open their Grapefruit League season. The first four spring games will be televised. Hooray for that. Here are some thoughts. 1. I don’t have much to say about Manny Machado signing with the Padres. His (and Bryce Harper’s) free agency has been […] The post Thoughts three days before the Yan […]
    Mike
  • Feb. 19th Spring Training Notes: Judge, Britton, Frazier February 20, 2019
    ?In case you somehow missed it earlier, Manny Machado agreed to a deal with the Padres. It’s a ten-year deal worth $300M, and it includes an opt-out after year five. Technically, the Yankees were not outbid by the Padres — the Padres! — because they reportedly never made an offer. I will try to avoid […] The post Feb. 19th Spring Training Notes: Judge, Britt […]
    Mike
  • The third baseman with something to prove [2019 Season Preview] February 19, 2019
    What’s left to prove after Miguel Andujar finished second in Rookie of the Year voting last year? Avoiding a sophomore slump, sure, but for Andujar, it’s much more than just repeating his impressive offensive performance from last season. After a winter of the fanbase clamoring for Manny Machado in pinstripes and constant questions about Andujar’s […] The po […]
    Derek Albin
  • Reports: Manny Machado agrees to deal with Padres February 19, 2019
    The Manny Machado free agency saga is finally over. According to multiple reports Machado has agreed to a massive ten-year, $300M contract with the San Diego Padres. Yes, the Padres. Allow me to toot my own horn and point out I called the Padres as a sleeper team on Machado over a month ago, before […] The post Reports: Manny Machado agrees to deal with Padr […]
    Mike
  • Danny Farquhar has a chance to win an Opening Day bullpen spot and he’s worth rooting for February 19, 2019
    The Yankees were arguably the most active team in baseball this offseason and, for a little while there in January, they made a free agent signing a week. Troy Tulowitzki one week, Zack Britton the next week, DJ LeMahieu the week after that, then Adam Ottavino the week after that. Then they capped it all […] The post Danny Farquhar has a chance to win an Ope […]
    Mike
  • Feb. 18th Spring Training Notes: Andujar, Stanton, Loaisiga, Betances, Britton February 19, 2019
    ?Position players reported to Spring Training today and Aaron Boone told Coley Harvey everyone has now reported to camp. New father Dellin Betances arrived today, as did righty reliever Raynel Espinal, who had a visa issue. Also, Boone said everyone’s physical came back okay. No surprise injuries to begin Spring Training. Here are the day’s […] The post Feb. […]
    Mike
  • 2019 Yankees Spring Training TV Broadcast Schedule February 18, 2019
    This coming Saturday the Yankees will begin their 31-game Grapefruit League season. The spring home opener is next Monday, and the Yankees will close out their spring schedule with an exhibition game at Nationals Park five weeks from today. Opening Day is Thursday, March 28th, at home against the Orioles. So close, yet so far. […] The post 2019 Yankees Sprin […]
    Mike
  • Minor League Notes: System & Prospect Ranks, Diaz, Stowers February 18, 2019
    Major League Spring Training opened last week but minor league camp is still a few weeks away. Minor league camp doesn’t open until early March. A bunch of prospects are already working out at the complex in Tampa though. Anyway, here’s one last link back to my Top 30 Prospect List and here are some […] The post Minor League Notes: System & Prospect Rank […]
    Mike
  • Aroldis Chapman and his hopefully healthy knee [2019 Season Preview] February 18, 2019
    Spring Training is underway and soon Grapefruit League games will begin. Between now and Opening Day we’re going to preview the 2019 Yankees bit-by-bit, player-by-player. We begin today with the guy who pitches at the end of the game. The 2019 Yankees are built from the ninth inning forward. Brian Cashman & Co. have built […] The post Aroldis Chapman and […]
    Mike

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