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River Ave. Blues Dec 10, 2017

Sorting Things Out

A year and a half or so ago, the Yankees traded Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, and Carlos Beltran. A year and a half ago, the Yankees were looking at a rebuilding process that, hopefully, wouldn’t be too painful. A year and a half ago, the present reality of the Yankees seemed completely unfeasible. But here […] The post Sorting Things Out appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Dec 5, 2017

Scouting the Free Agent Market: Tony Watson

It is almost impossible to discuss the Yankees quest to find a reliable left-handed reliever without resorting to hyperbole. The team seems to be perpetually in search of a left-handed specialist, outside of those few months when Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller occupied the same bullpen. Most of that stems from heavy regression from internal […] The post Scouting the Free Agent Market: Tony Watson appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Dec 4, 2017

The Other Core Relievers [2017 Season Review]

Adam Warren It may be an exaggeration to say that Adam Warren’s inclusion in the Aroldis Chapman deal was as exciting to Yankees fans as the hype around centerpiece Gleyber Torres a year and a half ago, but he was regarded as far more than a throw-in. Our own Mike Axisa was “stoked” to have him back, for […] The post The Other Core Relievers [2017 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Nov 29, 2017

Scouting The Free Agent Market: Jake McGee

For much of the last 12 months or so, the Yankees have been looking for a reliable left-handed reliever, and they’ve come up empty. Not including closer Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees received 76 innings from lefty relievers this season, and in those 76 innings they had a 4.62 ERA (4.87 FIP). Yuck. Most of the […] The post Scouting The Free Agent Market: Jake McGee appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Nov 28, 2017

Billy McKinney and the Yankee Stadium short porch

Last week, prior to the Rule 5 Draft protection deadline, the Yankees added three recently acquired prospects to the 40-man roster. The first and most notable is Gleyber Torres, who came over in the Aroldis Chapman trade and is arguably the best prospect in the minors. Albert Abreu, who has a case for being the […] The post Billy McKinney and the Yankee Stadium short porch appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Nov 27, 2017

The Ups and Downs of Aroldis Chapman [2017 Season Review]

In pure baseball terms, the sequence of Aroldis Chapman deals was brilliant. For the Yankees, that is. The Yankees bought low on Chapman two offseasons ago, getting him from the Reds for four prospects they don’t miss. They then traded him to the desperate to end their World Series drought Cubs for a player who […] The post The Ups and Downs of Aroldis Chapman [2017 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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