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Pinstripe Alley Nov 17, 2019
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: CC Sabathia

Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: CC Sabathia

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports From start to finish, Sabathia’s farewell campaign was sadly plagued by injury. The Yankees brought back CC Sabathia on a one-year, $8 million deal last offseason, in what the southpaw said would be the final season of his Hall-of-Fame worthy career. Unfortunately for Sabathia, a health scare delayed the start to his 2019 season, and a heartbreaking injury abruptly ended his final outing of the year. Sabathia’s final season carried its share of memories and even history, but overall, injuries dominated what should have been a celebratory narrative. Grade:...
Call to the Pen Nov 14, 2019

Yankees: Prior history indicates MadBum is team’s real target

Fans can hold out hope all they want, but if history tells us anything Gerrit Cole won’t be the New York Yankees primary target. Madison Bumgarner is. The last time the New York Yankees splurged on a top ace starter it was 28-year-old CC Sabathia in 2009. That season, the team had moved across the […] Yankees: Prior history indicates MadBum is team’s real target - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Nov 10, 2019
NYY news: The calm before the storm

NYY news: The calm before the storm

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Yankees have work to do at GM Meetings; Left-handed hitting options who aren’t Lindor; What the future holds for Tauchman SNY | Danny Abriano: Major League Baseball’s General Manager Meetings get underway tomorrow in Scottsdale, Arizona. These meetings traditionally don’t generate the same type of buzz as the Winter Meetings, but expect a fair dose of hot stove action. That’s inevitable when all 30 GMs end up in one place. Last year the Yankees signed CC Sabathia during this conference, and they learned that James Paxton was available. Plus the Aaron Hicks...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 9, 2019
Masahiro Tanaka is why the Yankees should spend on free agent pitchers

Masahiro Tanaka is why the Yankees should spend on free agent pitchers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The last “real” free agent SP the teamed signed has been one of the best value decisions of the decade The offseason has barely begun, with the GM meetings taking place next week and a whole bunch of MLB clubs starting their internal hiring processes. Yet in Yankeeland, we’re already thick in the debate about what the team should do this winter, specifically with respect to the two star starting pitchers on the free agent market. CC Sabathia and Giancarlo Stanton have already voiced their desire for the Yankees to sign Gerrit Cole, or Stephen Strasburg,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 7, 2019
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Chad Green

Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Chad Green

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Green was flat-out awful to start the season, but the right-hander returned to his reliable ways. When the Yankees lost Dellin Betances to injury before the season started, Chad Green became even more important to the bullpen. After all, the relief staff was going to be relied heavily upon as the team was also without Luis Severino and CC Sabathia in the rotation to start the year. Green responded to that need in about the worst way possible, but after a trip to Scranton and a tweak to his mechanics, he returned and looked much more resemblant of the Green...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 7, 2019
Thursday’s open thread

Thursday’s open thread

Photo by Tim Warner/ The offseason is still young, but the process stories are starting to drop. I’m looking out for today’s R2C2 podcast; CC Sabathia talks about recruiting Gerrit Cole to the Yankees on it. Should make for an interesting listen! Maybe I’ll write up the highlights. In the meantime, feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. Fun Questions What would be your recruitment pitch to Gerrit Cole? What’s a fun fact about yourself?
Pinstripe Alley Nov 7, 2019
NYY news: Inside recruiting Cole

NYY news: Inside recruiting Cole

Photo by Elsa/ Sabathia is trying to recruit Cole; Yankees don’t spend like they used to; Judge wins Wilson Defensive Player of the Year; A lack of interest in Gregorius could lead to a reunion NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: While CC Sabathia is no longer with the Yankees, he’s still trying to help them out. On an episode of his “R2C2 is UNINTERRUPTED” podcast, Sabathia said he has spoken with Gerrit Cole “at length” about them both being “West Coast guys” with the possibility of joining the Yankees. Sabathia essentially said that if the Yankees show Cole the money, he’ll...
Call to the Pen Nov 6, 2019

Yankees: Sabathia spoke ‘at length’ with Cole about playing in New York

Former New York Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia claims he’s spoken “at length” with Gerrit Cole about pitching in the Bronx being from the West Coast. In an upcoming episode of CC Sabathia‘s podcast R2C2, the former New York Yankees starter will leave Yankee fans salivating after revealing that he has spoken to free-agent ace Gerrit Cole […] Yankees: Sabathia spoke ‘at length’ with Cole about playing in New York - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Nov 6, 2019
Wednesday open thread

Wednesday open thread

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Here’s your open thread for the day! This feels like the kind of week where the Yankees might take care of some business early and bring back one of their free agents (Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, etc.). It was around this time last year that they agreed to contracts with both Gardner and CC Sabathia, after all. Fun Questions Should the Yankees bring back Austin Romine or move on to a different backup catcher? What’s the coolest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
Call to the Pen Oct 29, 2019

Yankees: Thanks For The Memories CC, Next Stop Cooperstown

For 19 seasons, New York Yankees P CC Sabathia was the epitome of a starting pitcher and fans must wait five years before honoring as a Hall-of-Famer. The image is still vivid for all New York Yankees fans of CC Sabathia’s left arm dangling off to the side of his body in Game Four of […] Yankees: Thanks For The Memories CC, Next Stop Cooperstown - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Oct 26, 2019
The Yankees’ five best pitching performances of 2019

The Yankees’ five best pitching performances of 2019

Photo by Harry How/ Masahiro Tanaka dominates the list once again. Statistically, the 2019 Yankees’ pitching staff wasn’t as good as the 2018 version, but then again, this year’s team, spent a majority of the season without its two best pitchers: Luis Severino and Dellin Betances. Not to mention CC Sabathia and Chad Green went through some serious bouts of inconsistency. Still, the 2019 Yankees held their own throughout the league. They ranked 5th in K/9, 10th in WAR, and 14th in team ERA. A step down from 2018 to be sure, but all things considered, they were still a great staff...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 25, 2019
The Yankees’ five best moments of 2019

The Yankees’ five best moments of 2019

Photo by Elsa/ The 2019 season is filled with moments we’ll be talking about for years. The ending may not have been storybook, but the ride sure as heck was a lot of fun. Let’s go on a bit of a walk down memory lane as we look at the five most memorable moments of the 2019 season. And boy, was it hard to narrow it down to only five. Honorable Mention: Milestones Before we get into the top five moments of the season, an honorable mention goes out to the all the individual milestones that Yankees players (and managers) reached this season. First, on April 30, CC Sabathia struck out...
Call to the Pen Oct 25, 2019

New York Yankees: CC Sabathia mulled 2020 return before shoulder injury

Retired New York Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia found new life as a relief pitcher. So much so, that he even considered returning in 2020. Anybody who has had the pleasure of watching retired New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia knows that he’s an absolute gamer. Just recall a late 2018 affair against the Tampa Bay […] New York Yankees: CC Sabathia mulled 2020 return before shoulder injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Oct 22, 2019
NYY News: Bombers could target Stephen Strasburg

NYY News: Bombers could target Stephen Strasburg

Photo by Patrick Smith/ CC Sabathia leaves with a heartfelt goodbye; Stephen Strasburg could be at the top of the Yankees’ offseason plans; Aaron Judge calls the 2019 season a failure; Edwin Encarnacion says his postseason play will hurt for awhile NJ.com | Joe Giglio: The Yankees are assumed to be in the market for a starting pitcher once the offseason officially begins. Gerrit Cole is most likely at the top of their list, but Stephen Strasburg could also be a great second option. The Nationals starter can opt-out of his four-year $100 million contract, thus becoming a prized free...
DodgerBlue.com Oct 21, 2019
Dodgers News: Kristopher Negrón Pays Tribute To Yankees’ CC Sabathia

Dodgers News: Kristopher Negrón Pays Tribute To Yankees’ CC Sabathia

The 2019 World Series was finalized last week with the Houston Astros' exhilarating victory over the...

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