2:15 PM EST, Tue January 24, 2017
It would make no sense for the Yankees to trade Brett Gardner now

It would make no sense for the Yankees to trade Brett Gardner now

Unless they had a viable alternative, which they don't, then they should just hold off until next offseason. It’s going to be an odd day when Brett Gardner is no longer in pinstripes, because it seems like Gardner trade rumors are a near-daily occurrence. There was never an inkling as to where he could go, or what teams would potentially offer, other than the famed Brandon Phillips deal that wasn't, so it exists in a plane of the pure theoretical. And yet, here we are again. Nikhil talked yesterday that Brian Cashman was candid that the front office was still fielding offers on Gardner as...
Brian Cashman has been unusually open about possibly trading Brett Gardner

Brian Cashman has been unusually open about possibly trading Brett Gardner

Why is the Yankees GM so transparent about putting Brett Gardner on the trading block? Over the last couple of years, fan favorite outfielder Brett Gardner has been the subject of numerous trade rumors. There has been endless speculation about him being traded to teams like the Orioles, the Angels, and the Giants, teams that are looking for an outfielder who has demonstrated the ability to get on base. The interesting thing is that we know Gardner has been on the trading block because we have heard it directly from Yankees GM Brian Cashman. Cashman has been unusually open and candid about...
The Yankees are running out of time to trade Brett Gardner

The Yankees are running out of time to trade Brett Gardner

The Yankees don’t have to trade their left fielder, but they must do so soon if they want to extract value. Earlier this week, Yankees GM Brian Cashman indicated that the team was likely done maneuvering this offseason. That might leave this winter feeling like a bit of an unsatisfying half-measure: the team didn’t commit to rebuilding, only once dealing a veteran for future value, but neither did they put the team in prime position for 2017, signing just two major league free agents who only pushed the team to the sixth-best projected record in the American League. Instead of further...
Comparing Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury’s outfield defense according to Statcast

Comparing Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury’s outfield defense according to Statcast

What can Statcast data tell us about outfield range? Have you ever wondered who was the better defensive outfielder between Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury? Pretty soon we may be able to definitively tell, just as soon as we collect more data. If you weren’t aware, the website Baseball Savant now has Statcast data that maps out an outfielder’s fielding range. It gives us a look at what balls they were able to catch, and which landed for a hit, but most importantly it also tells us which balls they should or shouldn’t have been able to get to. Using these maps we can get a sense of...
River Ave. Blues Jan 11, 2017

Yankees considering splitting Ellsbury and Gardner in the lineup, but I’ll need to see it to believe it

Three offseasons ago the Yankees committed significant dollars to reshape their offense. After years of relying on the home run (not a bad thing!) and playing station-to-station baseball (a bad thing), New York invested big in a pair of speedsters. Jacoby Ellsbury was brought on board as a free agent and Brett Gardner was retained […] The post Yankees considering splitting Ellsbury and Gardner in the lineup, but I’ll need to see it to believe it appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 11, 2017

Yankees unlikely to trade Brett Gardner: Brian Cashman takeaways

Breaking down what Cashman said on Tuesday night
Who will be the next leadoff hitter for the Yankees?

Who will be the next leadoff hitter for the Yankees?

Finding a successor to Brett Gardner Since 2009, Brett Gardner has by far been the Yankees’ best baserunner. FanGraphs’ base running stat (BsR) has him accumulating a total of 49.5 BsR while a distant second place goes to Curtis Granderson with a 20.4 BsR. Since 2014, when Jacoby Ellsbury joined the team, Gardner has remained the team leader with an 18.5 BsR and Ellsbury comes in second with a 14.1. Despite a drop in his stolen base total in recent years, Gardner continues to be a speedy weapon on the base paths. His base running ranked fifth best in MLB last season among qualified...
Rotoworld Jan 9, 2017

Yanks discussing top of lineup shakeup - Jacoby Ellsbury (OF) New York Yankees

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in an interview with YES Network on Monday that the club is considering breaking up Nos. 1 and 2 hitters Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 4, 2017

Yankees' 7 potentioal Brett Gardner trade partners

Breaking down possible fits for the hard-nosed outfielder
River Ave. Blues Jan 2, 2017

The Yankees have fielded offers for Michael Pineda, but it might not be a good time to trade him

For the first time in nearly three decades, the Yankees decided to sell at the trade deadline last year, and it helped them build one of the game’s best farm systems. The selling continued this offseason with the Brian McCann trade and it could continue to, uh, continue with a Brett Gardner and/or Chase Headley […] The post The Yankees have fielded offers for Michael Pineda, but it might not be a good time to trade him appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 25, 2016
Trade him? Examining Yankees' options with Brett Gardner

Trade him? Examining Yankees' options with Brett Gardner

Or could they keep him and let him rebuild value?

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