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Call to the Pen Jan 12, 2019

New York Yankees: Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, and six others avoid arbitration

The current offseason has not played out as expected for the New York Yankees, but they were able to secure agreements for next season with eight of their nine arbitration eligible players. Outside of Chien-Ming Wang in 2008 and Dellin Betances in 2017, the New York Yankees have been able to avoid a salary arbitration […] New York Yankees: Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, and six others avoid arbitration - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jan 12, 2019

New York Yankees: Luis Severino is headed for a salary arbitration hearing

The New York Yankees were able to avoid salary arbitration with eight players, but the organization is headed towards a hearing with one. The New York Yankees confirmed through Twitter that they were able to come to terms on one-year contracts with Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, Tommy Kahnle, James […] New York Yankees: Luis Severino is headed for a salary arbitration hearing - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Jan 12, 2019
So, uh, what’s the plan when Didi Gregorius comes back?

So, uh, what’s the plan when Didi Gregorius comes back?

The Yankees have a lot of infielders now. While it’s not a move people would have expected (or wanted, for a lot of fans), the Yankees signed DJ LeMahieu on Friday. Barring anything unforeseen happening, that probably locks in the Yankees infield for the 2019 season. Reportedly, LeMahieu will play a sort of super utility role, alternating between first, second, and third. Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, and other former Rockie Troy Tulowitzki will probably all get plenty of time at their positions. There will be some combination of Luke Voit and Greg Bird at first. Torres will probably...
SNY TV Jan 11, 2019

Yankees Arbitration Tracker: All deals reached but Luis Severino

For the Yankees, Didi Gregorius is the player to keep an eye on. With the shortstop expected to miss at least half the season the Yankees should be aiming to get him at a lower price than if he were healthy.
Pinstripe Alley Jan 11, 2019
The Yankees are hoping a change of scenery helps DJ LeMahieu

The Yankees are hoping a change of scenery helps DJ LeMahieu

The now-ex Rockie isn’t that good, but could rebound in a utility role If the Yankees were looking for an infield shoreup in free agency, you’d think they’d want someone with the ability to play multiple positions and present an average at worst bat. Instead, they signed DJ LeMahieu, and I am Mad Online about it. LeMahieu started his career with the Cubs before becoming the Colorado Rockies’ primary second baseman in 2012. He has had exactly one season where he was an above average player, posting a 130 wRC+ and 4.4 fWAR in 2016. That’s great! He was basically Didi Gregorius, who...
Lone Star Ball Jan 11, 2019
Reports: LeMahieu to NYY for 2/$24M

Reports: LeMahieu to NYY for 2/$24M

Multiple reports indicate that the Yankees have agreed on a two year, $24 million deal with free agent infielder D.J. LeMahieu MLB Rumors: The New York Yankees and D.J. LeMahieu are in agreement on a two year, $24 million deal, according to multiple reports. LeMahieu was the last premium second baseman left on the free agent market. The Yankees signing LeMahieu is something of a surprise, as they had already signed Troy Tulowitzki to a one year deal to play shortstop until Didi Gregorius, who is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is ready to return, and they were considered to...
SNY TV Jan 11, 2019

Yankees Arbitration Tracker: Austin Romine, Greg Bird settle on contracts

For the Yankees, Didi Gregorius is the player to keep an eye on. With the shortstop expected to miss at least half the season the Yankees should be aiming to get him at a lower price than if he were healthy.
River Ave. Blues Jan 10, 2019

The Troy Tulowitzki signing gives the Yankees some clarity regarding their bench construction

It’s someone I don’t think any of us expected, but the Yankees have their Didi Gregorius replacement in Troy Tulowitzki. The Blue Jays released Tulowitzki last month, the Yankees scooped him up at the league minimum, and Brian Cashman made it pretty clear Tulowitzki is expected to be the starting shortstop while Didi Gregorius is […] The post The Troy Tulowitzki signing gives the Yankees some clarity regarding their bench construction appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Jan 9, 2019

Didi Gregorius’ contract for 2019 should soon come into focus with the arbitration salary filing deadline looming

There is an important deadline coming later this week. This Friday is the deadline for teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2019. The player files what he believes he should be paid in 2019 and the team files what they believe he should be paid in 2019. If the two sides […] The post Didi Gregorius’ contract for 2019 should soon come into focus with the arbitration salary filing deadline looming appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Jan 7, 2019
Extending Aaron Hicks is a gamble the Yankees might have to take

Extending Aaron Hicks is a gamble the Yankees might have to take

Aaron Hicks has quietly been one of the better center fielders in the league, but an extension isn’t exactly an easy decision. Since Aaron Hicks became the Yankees’ primary center fielder in 2017, he’s quietly been one of the best in the game. Outside of perennial world-beater Mike Trout, no American League center fielder put up more WAR than Aaron Hicks this year. Hicks is not as beloved as Didi Gregorius, nor is he an aged veteran leader like Brett Gardner or CC Sabathia. He’s not a former-MVP like Giancarlo Stanton, but one thing is clear: Aaron Hicks is one of the best players...
Call to the Pen Jan 6, 2019

NYY: Troy Tulowitzki given full no-trade clause, slated for opening day start

The New York Yankees have been in search of a temporary replacement while Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery and Troy Tulowitzki is currently slated to fill that role with full no-trade protection. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the New York Yankees were able to fend off fifteen other major league clubs to […] NYY: Troy Tulowitzki given full no-trade clause, slated for opening day start - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Yankees say Troy Tulowitzki is their shortstop but won't rule out signing Manny Machado

The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer. Still, general manager Brian Cashman won’t rule out trying to sign Manny Machado, one of the top free agents on the market. And, in his first question-and-answer session...
Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns

Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns

The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.
SNY TV Jan 4, 2019

Manny Machado will not be the Yankees' shortstop

Troy Tulowitzki signed with the Yankees to be the starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns, meaning that Manny Machado almost certainly will not be able to play his favorite position in New York.
Pinstripe Alley Jan 3, 2019
What are the Yankees getting in Troy Tulowitzki?

What are the Yankees getting in Troy Tulowitzki?

The 34-year-old has struggled with injuries, but could be useful on a minimum contract. This whole offseason, the Yankees have needed to add to their infield depth. In addition to needing a full-time replacement for the injured Didi Gregorius, the bench options on the Yankees’ roster were quite uninspiring. The Bombers finally addressed this issue late Tuesday night, taking a flyer on 34-year-old shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. He is far from the All-Star he once was, but signing him for the league minimum, somewhere around $600,000, is an extremely low-risk, potentially high reward...

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