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Newark Star-Ledger Jan 23, 2017

Breaking down the Yankees' 5 top-of-the-order options

The Yankees have discussed splitting the familiar Ellsbury-Gardner combo
Milestones that Yankees position players could reach in 2017

Milestones that Yankees position players could reach in 2017

Will this be the year that Jacoby Ellsbury becomes the all-time CI leader? Now that pitchers and catchers are set to report to spring training in less than a month, it finally feels like the offseason is winding down. For the first time in a long time, the Yankees will enter the 2017 season with a team made up primarily of youngsters. Although several veteran players have departed over the past year, there are still many Yankees remaining who will be coming up on franchise and career milestones in 2017. Here is a look at some of the accomplishments that Yankees position players could reach...
New York Post Jan 19, 2017
Why Yankees see Jacoby Ellsbury’s special knack as a weakness

Why Yankees see Jacoby Ellsbury’s special knack as a weakness

Jacoby Ellsbury has barely resembled the player the Yankees hoped they were getting when they signed him to a $153 million deal prior to the 2014 season, and it’s up to hitting coach Alan Cockrell to try to straighten out the center fielder. “We talk about that all the time, going back to doing some...
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 19, 2017
Yankees trying Jacoby Ellsbury fix that didn't work 1st time

Yankees trying Jacoby Ellsbury fix that didn't work 1st time

Hitting coach Alan Cockrell says ...
Will the Yankees go after starting pitching next offseason?

Will the Yankees go after starting pitching next offseason?

The Yankees have been reluctant to spend on starting pitchers this winter, but upcoming free agents might be hard to ignore. One topic that never seems to get old is Hal Steinbrenner’s supposed plans to get the Yankees under the luxury tax threshold at some point in the near future. For years, Plan 189 caused the Yankees to steer clear of international free agents like Yasiel Puig and Yu Darvish, much to the chagrin of Yankees fans. But instead of using the 2014 season to get under the luxury tax threshold, they went on a spending spree, adding Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Brian...
Comparing Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury’s outfield defense according to Statcast

Comparing Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury’s outfield defense according to Statcast

What can Statcast data tell us about outfield range? Have you ever wondered who was the better defensive outfielder between Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury? Pretty soon we may be able to definitively tell, just as soon as we collect more data. If you weren’t aware, the website Baseball Savant now has Statcast data that maps out an outfielder’s fielding range. It gives us a look at what balls they were able to catch, and which landed for a hit, but most importantly it also tells us which balls they should or shouldn’t have been able to get to. Using these maps we can get a sense of...
River Ave. Blues Jan 11, 2017

Yankees considering splitting Ellsbury and Gardner in the lineup, but I’ll need to see it to believe it

Three offseasons ago the Yankees committed significant dollars to reshape their offense. After years of relying on the home run (not a bad thing!) and playing station-to-station baseball (a bad thing), New York invested big in a pair of speedsters. Jacoby Ellsbury was brought on board as a free agent and Brett Gardner was retained […] The post Yankees considering splitting Ellsbury and Gardner in the lineup, but I’ll need to see it to believe it appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Who will be the next leadoff hitter for the Yankees?

Who will be the next leadoff hitter for the Yankees?

Finding a successor to Brett Gardner Since 2009, Brett Gardner has by far been the Yankees’ best baserunner. FanGraphs’ base running stat (BsR) has him accumulating a total of 49.5 BsR while a distant second place goes to Curtis Granderson with a 20.4 BsR. Since 2014, when Jacoby Ellsbury joined the team, Gardner has remained the team leader with an 18.5 BsR and Ellsbury comes in second with a 14.1. Despite a drop in his stolen base total in recent years, Gardner continues to be a speedy weapon on the base paths. His base running ranked fifth best in MLB last season among qualified...
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/10/17

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/10/17

Brian Cashman states that the Yankees are 99.9% done adding to the roster; Gardner and Ellsbury may not be batting together at the top of the lineup in 2017; Tyler Austin is ready to compete for the 1st base position; Mel Stottlemyre is getting better Around the Empire MLB Trade Rumors | Jeff Todd: Brian Cashman was a guest on the Yankees Hot Stove show last night. He stated that the Yankees were most likely done adding any other significant roster additions. By “most likely” he means “99.9% done.” It doesn’t look like the Yankees are getting Jose Quintana. According to Cashman,...
Rotoworld Jan 9, 2017

Yanks discussing top of lineup shakeup - Jacoby Ellsbury (OF) New York Yankees

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in an interview with YES Network on Monday that the club is considering breaking up Nos. 1 and 2 hitters Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner.
Full Count | WEEI Jan 8, 2017

Red Sox sign player picked immediately after Jacoby Ellsbury in first-round of 2005 MLB draft

You might not be very familiar with Brian Bogusevic, one of the newest players to agree to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox. But the players taken just before and after him in the first-round of the 2005 will ring a bell. Back in 2005, Bogusevic was a left-handed pitcher out of Tulane University […]
New York Post Dec 26, 2016
David Wright, Jacoby Ellsbury and the deals MLB teams would undo

David Wright, Jacoby Ellsbury and the deals MLB teams would undo

Like giving gifts at the holidays, long-term contracts are bestowed with good intentions and the greatest of hope. Yet you throw in the gift receipt, just in case there was a misread or a wrong size or a duplicate. There is no such thing in baseball. The guaranteed contract is the no-return policy of sports....

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