9:52 PM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
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Greg Bird batting vs. James Paxton in simulated action at Yankees camp

Greg Bird batting vs. James Paxton in simulated action at Yankees camp

Greg Bird bats vs. James Paxton in simulated action at Yankees camp on Feb. 21.        
NorthJersey.com 3 hours ago
Adam Ottavino, Greg Bird stand out in simulated play at Yankees spring training

Adam Ottavino, Greg Bird stand out in simulated play at Yankees spring training

Adam Ottavino came out firing on Thursday morning. Greg Bird also had a good morning at Yankees spring training.        
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Adam Ottavino, Greg Bird stand out in simulated play at Yankees camp

Adam Ottavino, Greg Bird stand out in simulated play at Yankees camp

Adam Ottavino came out firing on Thursday morning. Greg Bird also had a good morning         
River Ave. Blues 12 hours ago

Beyond Bird and Voit: A primer on the Yankees’ backup first base options

For the last three seasons, the Yankees have had one of the worst first base situations in baseball. Greg Bird’s injury history has a lot to do with it. The team is 27th in first base WAR since the start of 2016 with Bird missing all of 2016 and parts of the last two seasons. […] The post Beyond Bird and Voit: A primer on the Yankees’ backup first base options appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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New York Yankees lineup lacks lefties — and Aaron Boone's fine with that

New York Yankees lineup lacks lefties — and Aaron Boone's fine with that

Unless Greg Bird wins his first base job back from Luke Voit, the Yankees’ regular lineup could contain just one lefty hitter in Brett Gardner.         
Pinstripe Alley Feb 16, 2019
These Yankees desperately need to have a good spring training

These Yankees desperately need to have a good spring training

Greg Bird, Tommy Kahnle, Clint Frazier, and Brett Gardner have a lot riding on this year’s spring training. There’s no doubt that several Yankees will be using the next few weeks as a proving ground to earn themselves some big league playing time. We’re just a week away from games, so it could be useful to identify a handful of players who badly need to have a solid showing in spring training, lest they find themselves stuck in the minor leagues, or worse yet, on the waiver wire. After such an abysmal 2018 season, some might think that Gary Sanchez is an easy target for this list,...
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...
SNY TV Feb 13, 2019

Why Yankees could benefit from platooning Luke Voit and Greg Bird

The Yankees will have a position battle for first base, but there may be good reason to keep both Greg Bird and Luke Voit on the 25-man roster.
SNY TV Feb 12, 2019

How Greg Bird feels about Yankees' first-base competition

Greg Bird's injury woes and offensive struggles combined with Luke Voit's huge contributions down the stretch last season means Bird finds himself needing to compete for at-bats as spring training opens.
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Greg Bird ready for challenge to win back his 1B job at Yankees spring training

Greg Bird ready for challenge to win back his 1B job at Yankees spring training

Greg Bird is ready for the fight to win back his old job at first base for the New York Yankees.         
Pinstripe Alley Feb 11, 2019
Which Yankee could win Comeback Player of the Year?

Which Yankee could win Comeback Player of the Year?

Spoiler alert: it isn’t Jacoby Ellsbury. There are several players on the Yankees roster who had “lost” seasons last year due to injury or ineffectiveness. Jacoby Ellsbury, Jordan Montgomery, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Troy Tulowitzki, and Gary Sanchez come to mind. Among the above, Ellsbury, Bird, Tulowitzki, and Sanchez are scheduled to return at the beginning of the year, making them (at least in theory) Comeback Player of the Year candidates. Which one has the best chance to win the award? Here are their cases, ranked from least to most likely, in terms of their odds. Warning: the...
River Ave. Blues Feb 6, 2019

Thoughts one week before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training

T-minus one week until pitchers and catchers report and Spring Training begins. Greg Joyce says Greg Bird, J.A. Happ, James Paxton, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit, and 2018 first rounder Anthony Seigler are among those already in Tampa preparing for the season. This offseason needs to end already. I’m ready for baseball. […] The post Thoughts one week before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Feb 1, 2019
A straight platoon at first base isn’t a terrible idea for the Yankees

A straight platoon at first base isn’t a terrible idea for the Yankees

What kind of production should the Yankees expect if they commit to a strict platoon between Greg Bird and Luke Voit? Entering the offseason, the Yankees’ first base situation stood out as one of the more tenuous areas of the roster. There existed uncertainty all across the diamond, of course, with a number of players hitting free agency, but no one knew quite what to expect when it came to the cold corner at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, it seemed, could go in a number of directions, coming off a strange year in which Greg Bird forgot how to hit and Luke Voit forgot how to be Not Babe...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 30, 2019
The Yankees’ first base woes could easily repeat themselves

The Yankees’ first base woes could easily repeat themselves

First base? More like worst base! Maybe or maybe not! Hopefully the Yankees know. Most of the offseason has been spent wondering where Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will end up. It’s the end of January and we’re still no closer to knowing than we were in November. Lost in the “Will They Won’t They” between the Yankees and those premiere free agents has been the team’s plan at first base. We know what their plan is, but that can’t be it, right? After Greg Bird finally got healthy (at least that’s what we’re led to believe) last year, he failed to take the first base job...
Call to the Pen Jan 30, 2019

New York Yankees: Time to give up on Greg Bird

Greg Bird gave New York Yankees fans hope as Mark Teixeira’s career came to a close. But the first baseman didn’t run with the opportunity. Now, his career may be on the line if he doesn’t show rapid improvement. The New York Yankees have had difficulty finding a productive first baseman since Mark Teixeira was […] New York Yankees: Time to give up on Greg Bird - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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