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Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Story, Second Base, Black, Dunn, Hoffman

There have been some news and notes from interviews with members of the Colorado Rockies in the past few days in Scottsdale, Arizona at Spring Training. One of the biggest changes for the Rockies in 2019 will be at second base, due to the departure of DJ LeMahieu to the New York Yankees. Somebody that […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Story, Second Base, Black, Dunn, Hoffman - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Feb 15, 2019
Remembering Yankees who tore up spring training

Remembering Yankees who tore up spring training

Spring training has never been a good predictor of regular season success. Some of these names further prove this resolve. The Yankees open their spring training season in just over a week, where a number of intriguing storylines will take place. How will the Greg Bird/Luke Voit battle for first base turn out? Will Clint Frazier show a full return to health after battling with a concussion last season? How will new Yankee bats in Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu perform? Despite all of these questions, it’s also important to remember that many of them won’t be answered in the Grapefruit...
Purple Row Feb 9, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: Ace of Second Base

Saturday Rockpile: Ace of Second Base

Rockies news and links for February 9, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Daniel Murphy taking over DJ LeMahieu’s number | Rox PileDaniel Murphy will wear No. 9 for the Colorado Rockies. You may remember this number as being most recently worn by DJ LeMahieu, who has now joined the New York Yankees. Murphy won’t just be replacing LeMahieu in terms of the number on his back, writes Kevin Henry of Rox Pile. Murphy could also bat second in the order, where Rockies fans have grown most accustomed to seeing LeMahieu. And Murphy could also play second base. While Murphy is expected to see the lion’s...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 7, 2019
The Yankees will only go as far as their stars take them

The Yankees will only go as far as their stars take them

How do the Yankees’ “Big Three” on offense and pitching compare to other contenders? There’s a strange refrain around the 2018-19 New York Yankees’ offseason. The Yankees probably didn’t get any worse this offseason, but they also didn’t do much to improve the roster. James Paxton aside, most of the team’s offseason moves were fairly minor. Still, they have received a good deal of criticism and concern from the fanbase. Moves like signing DJ Lemahieu and Troy Tulowitzki, as well as keeping the often-injured Jacoby Ellsbury around, are not the factors that will determine if...
River Ave. Blues Feb 7, 2019

Frustrated with the Yankees’ offseason? Just look at the competition

Are you tired of discussing the Yankees’ offseason? Why did they sign DJ LeMahieu over Manny Machado? Are they really going to pass on Bryce Harper? The arguments have been exhausting, even with the clear merit to the discussion. While the Yankees have passed on the generation talents, they’ve filled the obvious holes in their […] The post Frustrated with the Yankees’ offseason? Just look at the competition appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Feb 5, 2019
Could DJ LeMahieu be the Yankees’ biggest signing this winter?

Could DJ LeMahieu be the Yankees’ biggest signing this winter?

Under-the-radar moves have paid off for the Yankees in the past, and the LeMahieu acquisition could be another one. From the moment New York’s season ended at the hands of the rival Red Sox in early October, Yankees fans anxiously awaited the start of the hot stove. Improvements were obviously needed, and there was no reason to believe that the required moves wouldn’t be made. It was simply a matter of waiting for Boston’s inexorable march to the championship to conclude, so that the dealing could commence. Considering the state of the rotation, most assumed that the front office...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 5, 2019
Aaron Judge is open to the Yankees signing Bryce Harper

Aaron Judge is open to the Yankees signing Bryce Harper

He’s even down to change positions to make room. It’s February 5th, pitchers and catchers report to spring training in roughly a week, and top free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have yet to find new homes. Neither player appears destined to end up in a Yankees uniform—at least not in 2019. After Didi Gregorius underwent offseason Tommy John surgery, the Bombers were left with an unexpected infield hole that could have been filled by Machado. Instead, the Yankees opted to sign Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu. Making room for Harper appeared a little bit more difficult. The...
Call to the Pen Feb 3, 2019

New York Yankees: Can Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu break Coors curse?

The New York Yankees conveniently added Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu, who thrived at Coors Field. But will they be able to overcome the different conditions at Yankee Stadium? Baseball analysts and fans look at hitting stats at Coors Field with an asterisk, knowing the ballpark’s parameters and elevation assist essentially every hitter. For the […] New York Yankees: Can Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu break Coors curse? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Jan 31, 2019
NYY news: At least one person enjoyed the Yankees’ offseason

NYY news: At least one person enjoyed the Yankees’ offseason

Former Rockies GM approves of Yankees’ offseason; Adam Ottavino discusses joining New York; Clint Frazier recalls concussion struggles New York Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees entered the offseason with a clear strategy to recreate the magic of the 2012-2015 Colorado Rockies. Signing Troy Tulowitzki, DJ LeMahieu, and Adam Ottavino may have split the New York fanbase, but it impressed one particular individual. /checks notes It appears that individual served as the general manager of the Rockies from 2000-2014. Dan O’Dowd weighed in on all three players, noting that he believed each...
Rox Pile Jan 30, 2019

Colorado Rockies: An uncertain future lying ahead

Recently, I was sitting in my school’s library in downtown Denver and someone in my class asked me what I thought of the Colorado Rockies losing Adam Ottavino and DJ LeMahieu to the New York Yankees, and what the (you can fill in the blank as your mind wishes) is going on with Nolan?!?! I […] Colorado Rockies: An uncertain future lying ahead - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jan 26, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: Fortunate Hamp-Son

Saturday Rockpile: Fortunate Hamp-Son

Rockies news and links for January 26, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Garrett Hampson has “no ceiling” heading into 2019 | Rox PileGarrett Hampson spent a very short time in Double-A in 2018 before his rapid rise to Triple-A and then to the Colorado Rockies. Still, as Kevin Henry of Rox Pile writes, Hampson left a lasting impression on Hartford Yard Goats Manager Warren Schaeffer. Schaeffer said that Hampson is “one of a kind” and “his teammates’ favorite player.” With 2018’s everyday second baseman DJ LeMahieu headed to the New York Yankees, the Rockies will be relying on a...
River Ave. Blues Jan 24, 2019

Searching for DJ LeMahieu’s true talent level on offense

Two weeks ago the Yankees made their most surprising offseason addition. They inked free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract worth $24M, and I call it surprising because it came out of nowhere. There were no rumors connecting the Yankees to LeMahieu leading up to the deal. It was a regular old Friday, […] The post Searching for DJ LeMahieu’s true talent level on offense appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Purple Row Jan 21, 2019
Monday Rockpile: A tight budget for the Rockies

Monday Rockpile: A tight budget for the Rockies

Rockies news and links for January 21, 2019 Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: LeMahieu, Dodgers, Bridich, Bullpen, Hall of Fame | Rox Pile Last week, DJ Lemahieu joined former Rockies Troy Tulowitzki and Adam Ottavino by signing with the Yankees. Apparently, the Yankees division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, were also showing some interest in the second baseman. It seems that the Rockies didn’t have much potential for bringing him back to Denver. Speaking of division rivals, the Dodgers have made some adjustments to their lineup. Their outfield has lost much of its depth, with Los Angeles...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 20, 2019
Where the Yankees’ payroll stands now

Where the Yankees’ payroll stands now

With much of their offseason shopping already done, where do the Yankees stand in terms of the payroll and the luxury tax? In contrast to the snail-like pace of the overall MLB offseason, the Yankees have kept quite busy in recent weeks. The team has crossed off nearly every item on their winter checklist. They re-signed the veterans they intended to keep around, added a premier starter in James Paxton, and imported a bucketful of former Rockies in DJ LeMahieu, Troy Tulowitzki, and Adam Ottavino. With Sonny Gray reportedly on his way to the Reds, the Yankees are essentially set. Whether...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 20, 2019
Rockies fans have thoughts on the Yankees signing all their players

Rockies fans have thoughts on the Yankees signing all their players

Our friends at Purple Row have thoughts on the new-look Yankees. The Yankees adopted an interesting offseason strategy in 2019. In many ways, it appears their game plan revolved around acquiring as many former Rockies as possible. In a little less than three weeks, the Bombers brought Troy Tulowitzki, DJ LeMahieu, and Adam Ottavino into the fold. To get a better sense of perspective on these moves, we asked our friends at Purple Row to talk about them. Eric Garcia McKinley was kind enough to join us for some banter, and most importantly, to share their Rockies insights with our Yankees...

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