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River Ave. Blues Mar 21, 2019

A Full Year of a Healthier Zack Britton [2019 Season Preview]

Going into last season, I don’t think anyone expected the Yankees to have to reinforce their bullpen at the trade deadline. There’s nothing wrong with adding to a strength though, plus Aroldis Chapman’s knee was aching and Tommy Kahnle had crashed hard, so the Yankees shipped three second tier pitching prospects to the Orioles to […] The post A Full Year of a Healthier Zack Britton [2019 Season Preview] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Mar 19, 2019

Three questions about Chad Green [2019 Season Preview]

Within the Yankees’ bullpen, there’s a clear hierarchy. Aroldis Chapman is the closer, Dellin Betances is the fireman or eighth inning reliever depending on the day, while the combo of Zack Britton and Adam Ottavino are hilariously miscast in late-to-middle inning relief. That’s a comedy of weapons. Oh yeah, and then there’s Chad Green. After […] The post Three questions about Chad Green [2019 Season Preview] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Mar 16, 2019
How Zack Britton can make the Yankees bullpen even better

How Zack Britton can make the Yankees bullpen even better

Could a full year removed from an Achilles injury help Britton rediscover his 2016 self? The Yankees bullpen is already being discussed as the best ever, and we are still two weeks away from the regular season. Looking at the depth chart is enough to think of the Bombers’ relief core in historic proportions, especially with names like Dellin Betances, Adam Ottavino, Chad Green, Aroldis Chapman and Zack Britton. Every pitcher listed above is coming off a great year with exception to Britton, who didn’t begin his season until June thanks to a ruptured Achilles that sidelined him for...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 9, 2019
Yankees fans shouldn’t worry about Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman’s velocity

Yankees fans shouldn’t worry about Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman’s velocity

A couple of flamethrowers debuted with slow fastballs this spring, but there shouldn’t be that much concern On Tuesday Dellin Betances, one of the Yankees key relievers this season, made his spring debut. It immediately made headlines, but not for the best reasons. Betances, known for a high-90s fastball that pairs with a power curveball in the 80s, was consistently down a notch on his pitch speed. His fastest four-seamer topped off at just 92 mph. Betances made his second appearance last night against the Tigers, and manager Aaron Boone was being interviewed by the broadcast booth while...
SNY TV Mar 7, 2019

Why Aroldis Chapman can't rely only on fastball for Yankees' 2019 success

Imagine expecting more when reviewing a stat line that includes 38 home runs, 100 RBI, 102 runs scored and an OPS of .852 (126 OPS+). So it goes with Yankees DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton.
Pinstripe Alley Mar 2, 2019
NYY News: Ellsbury back on his feet

NYY News: Ellsbury back on his feet

Team still holding out hope for Ellsbury; Aroldis Chapman back to himself; New food offerings at GMS; What to watch for this weekend at spring training. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: It wasn’t exactly shocking news that Jacoby Ellsbury started off camp hurt. More surprising is that the long-lost center fielder has at least started running on flat ground in his recovery from plantar fasciitis, and that the Yankees will soon face a choice with him; whether to have him come to Tampa for the end of spring training, or remain working in Phoenix. Who knows if/when Ellsbury will ever step foot on the...
NorthJersey.com Feb 28, 2019
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman's knee pain is in the past

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman's knee pain is in the past

Aroldis Chapman had a successful 21-pitch outing Thursday, getting a strikeout of Giancarlo Stanton and soft broken-bat grounder by Gary Sanchez.        
Bluebird Banter Feb 28, 2019
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Billy McKinney

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Billy McKinney

Billy McKinney is a left-handed hitting outfielder who came to us in the J.A. Happ trade, along with Brandon Drury. He was a first round draft pick of the Oakland A’s in 2013. In 2014 the A’s sent him to the Cubs in a big trade that had Addison Russell and Dan Straily go with him to the Cubs, for Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. In 2016 the Cubs traded him, Gleyber Torres and Adam Warren to the Yankees for Aroldis Chapman. He started the 2018 season on the Yankee’s roster, and played in their 2nd and 3rd game of the season and then he went on the DL with a shoulder strain and...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 27, 2019
How Stephen Tarpley could play into the Yankees bullpen this year

How Stephen Tarpley could play into the Yankees bullpen this year

The 26-year-old got a little playing time towards the end of 2018, but could see a lot more this season. The Yankees bullpen is hailed as one of, if not the, best in the league. Most of that praise comes from the sheer number of relievers who could be closers on other teams. It’s not going to be a fun day for any opposing lineup when, after chasing the starter from the game, they have to then get through some combination of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, and Chad Green. Unfortunately, it would be in the Yankees' best interests if they didn't unload their...

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