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Pinstripe Alley Nov 17, 2019
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Gary Sanchez

Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Gary Sanchez

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees’ talented backstop found his power stroke, but also regressed in some areas in what was an up-and-down season. Entering the year, 2019 felt like a pretty critical season for Gary Sanchez and the Yankees. Coming off a difficult 2018 in which he battled injuries and inconsistency at and behind the plate, Sanchez was looking to bounce back towards his early-career form. Another down year could have left him on shaky ground going forward. Instead, one of the game’s oddly polarizing players had a campaign in which his supporters weren’t entirely thrilled and...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 16, 2019
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Austin Romine

Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Austin Romine

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Austin Romine had another serviceable season as Gary Sanchez’s backup. Austin Romine has been a career backup at catcher, but thanks to injuries to Gary Sanchez the past couple seasons, Romine has had a chance to get on the field quite a bit. Romine’s numbers at the plate might not have impressed anyone during his first few years, but over the last two seasons, Romine has raised his production to about league average. With Romine hitting the free agent market, we might have seen his last days in pinstripes. If so, he left after producing...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 16, 2019
NYY news: Miggy on the move?

NYY news: Miggy on the move?

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Will Austin Romine come back?; Teams make it clear they want Miguel Andujar; Yankees will do their best to get Cole; Cashman is engaging with all free agents. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: As the offseason progresses, more and more decisions will be made about the Yankees 2020 roster. One potential decision that has made headlines as of late is whether or not backup catcher Austin Romine will be back. Romine has been with the Yankees since 2011 and grown into a quality reserve behind Gary Sanchez. However, the time has come that they Yankees may look elsewhere...
Newsday Nov 14, 2019

Brian Cashman remains extremely high on Gary Sanchez as Yankees catcher

Despite the 26-year-old's rough second half and the usual questions about defense, Cashman said his catcher had a "fantastic" season.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 13, 2019
NYY News: Blockbuster? You Betts

NYY News: Blockbuster? You Betts

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ A wild Mookie Betts trade proposal; Astros reportedly stole signs during 2017 World Series run that went through Yanks; Cole free agency expected to run through New Year; Improving Gary Sanchez’s defense is still a priority The Boston Globe | Peter Abraham: We’d like to start everyone’s day off with a wild trade proposal. Abraham suggests a rare Yankees-Red Sox blockbuster, with Mookie Betts and Jay Groome heading to New York in exchange for Miguel Andujar, Clint Frazier, Luis Gil, and Mike King. Anyway... NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: According to a report in...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 5, 2019
The Yankees should consider acquiring a starting catcher this offseason

The Yankees should consider acquiring a starting catcher this offseason

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It’s time for the Yankees to take some weight off Gary Sanchez’s shoulders and acquire an every day starting catcher. When Game Six of the 2019 ALCS ended in Houston, the Yankees were left wondering what more can possibly be done for this team to reach the World Series. After three straight seasons of playoff heartbreak, it’s time for the Yankees to go all out to ensure they can make it over the hump and dominate the 2020 playoffs en route to their 28th World Series title. It’s expected that the Yankees will be looking to sign a reliable starting...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 2, 2019
The Yankees have a decision to make at catcher

The Yankees have a decision to make at catcher

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Austin Romine is a free agent. Will the Yanks bring him back or let him walk? Austin Romine has been a solid backup catcher behind Gary Sanchez for the last few seasons. Whenever Sanchez went down with injuries, Romine was able to step in and produce for the Yankees. However, he is now a free agent, and New York will have a decision to make with regard to his future on the team. If the Yankees want to bring Romine back, they obviously have the capability. The question would be whether or not he would want to continue to be the backup when he surely feels he...
Call to the Pen Oct 27, 2019

Should the New York Yankees consider trading Gary Sanchez?

In just a little over four seasons with the New York Yankees, Gary Sanchez has left some wondering if he should be traded. Well, should he? This season, it seemed as though New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had shed all the baggage collected in the past. Offensively, he managed to climb over the Mendoza-line […] Should the New York Yankees consider trading Gary Sanchez? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Oct 25, 2019
NYY news: Stories about the past, present, and future

NYY news: Stories about the past, present, and future

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Looking at the payroll situation going into the offseason; Gary Sanchez “part of the solution” for the Yankees; how might have the 1994 season played out? SNY | Danny Abriano: Here is a look at what the Yankees’ payroll situation going into this offseason and beyond. Obviously, what they’re planning on doing and who they’re trying to acquire is pure speculation at this point, but there’s what they’re working with. Now let the arguments about what they should do begin. New York Post | Dan Martin: Gary Sanchez may have struggled in the...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 23, 2019
No, the Yankees shouldn’t move on from Gary Sanchez

No, the Yankees shouldn’t move on from Gary Sanchez

Photo by Mike Stobe/ For all his inconsistencies, you’d be hard-pressed to find many catchers better than Sanchez. A .129/.250/.226 postseason triple-slash and the most strikeouts (12) in Yankees ALCS history, these are the unfortunate final impressions of Gary Sanchez’s 2019 season. To call his playoff performance anything other than a disappointment would be flat-out wrong. These numbers, however, do not define Sanchez’s Yankees tenure, nor his future. While trade buzz around the backstop has been rampantly speculated upon by outsiders, moving on from him would be one of the...

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