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Pinstripe Alley 3 hours ago
NYY News: #NoRegrets from Hal Steinbrenner

NYY News: #NoRegrets from Hal Steinbrenner

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Hal Steinbrenner plays coy; How Clay Holmes learned to stop worrying and love the sinker; Another pitching prospect steps up; Rachel Balkovec reflects on start of trailblazing career. SI.com | Pat Ragazzo: On Wednesday afternoon, Hal Steinbrenner held a Zoom conference call with members of the media in which he addressed a number of topics, including Joey Gallo’s struggles, Brian Cashman’s expiring contract, the decision to not sign a shortstop, and more. The most attention, however, has to go to his comments on the Aaron Judge contract...
Pinstripe Alley 18 hours ago
On Joey Gallo and readjusting your priors

On Joey Gallo and readjusting your priors

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports It’s time to consider the fact that Joey Gallo doesn’t simply need more time to work things out. It’s not happening. Sample size rules all in today’s game. As a baseball community, we have been wired in recent years that we can’t understand what a player’s true ability is without a large sample size of games. By “large,” I mean a near-season and a half worth of games. If you can’t already tell, I’m alluding to an argument around Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo. When the Yanks acquired Gallo, I was ecstatic about his fit in...
Pinstripe Alley 22 hours ago
The Yankees’ internal alternatives to the struggling Joey Gallo

The Yankees’ internal alternatives to the struggling Joey Gallo

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Gallo has been especially awful in recent weeks. The Yankees will scan the trade market for a replacement, but in the short-term, they have in-house options as well. For a brief time in June, it seemed like Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo was about to break out of his season-long funk. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, and one has to wonder how long the Yanks will keep sticking with him until he figures things out before pursuing an alternative solution. The trade deadline is in a few weeks and the Yankees are on the market. However,...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 5, 2022
Checking in on the Yankees’ preseason offensive projections

Checking in on the Yankees’ preseason offensive projections

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Projections shouldn’t be taken as gospel, but let’s look at how some Yankees are doing compared to expectations. The New York Yankees, as a collective squad, have been outpacing preseason projections and expectations by a pretty wide margin. The Yanks hold a 13-game division lead in the East, but this dominance over expectation does not apply to everyone on the roster. For instance, Aaron Judge is blowing his already lofty projections out of the water, while Joey Gallo would be thankful to come close to his. Projections are not, and should...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 2, 2022
NYY News: The Joey Gallo problem

NYY News: The Joey Gallo problem

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Yankees running out of options with Joey Gallo; Josh Donaldson thinks his slump is almost over; Lucas Luetge’s resurgence boosting bullpen; the chances of besting the 1998 team NJ Advance Media | Brendan Kuty: Joey Gallo’s struggles with the Yankees are simply not getting better. While he was bad after being traded from Texas last year, this season he’s hit a nadir, and he hit .138 with 32 strikeouts over the month of June. That’s just unplayable, but the Yankees don’t really have any good options without a replacement for him....
Pinstripe Alley Jun 22, 2022
The Yankees finally found a way to improve their outfield defense

The Yankees finally found a way to improve their outfield defense

Photo by David Berding/ Shifting Aaron Judge to center field when Giancarlo Stanton hit the IL helped the Yankees stumble on their best outfield defense. You’d be forgiven for thinking, back in early April, that the Yankees were going to have an elite defense in the outfield. After all, although Aaron Hicks was no longer an above-average center fielder, he was flanked on one side by two-time Gold Glove recipient Joey Gallo and on the other by annual Gold Glove finalist and 2021 Fielding Bible Award winner Aaron Judge. And then, the season began, and the exact opposite...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 21, 2022
Joey Gallo is playing around with a new stance

Joey Gallo is playing around with a new stance

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The slugger’s new stance is giving him a flatter entry into the hitting zone. 2022 has been a whirlwind of a campaign for Joey Gallo. The last few weeks have been much, much better, but before then, he had been performing as poorly as he had since his abbreviated second season in the league by a considerable margin. Since Gallo’s semi-permanent move back his natural position, right field, he has been visually more comfortable on defense and is without question taking better swings in each and every at-bat. A few weeks ago, as it...
Joey Gallo starting to see results after making minor adjustments at the plate

Joey Gallo starting to see results after making minor adjustments at the plate

The relief on Joey Gallo’s face was obvious on Thursday night.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 11, 2022
Alternate reality free agency: Seiya Suzuki

Alternate reality free agency: Seiya Suzuki

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees chose not to make a run for Seiya Suzuki, how has this choice turned out? The Yankees made the decision last offseason to not make any notable changes to their outfield after getting Joey Gallo during the 2021 trade deadline. In addition, the Yankees returned their normal starters in Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Hicks. Judge and Stanton have been their usual selves, making their place in the outfield guaranteed. Hicks and Gallo have played adequate, if not inspiring, baseball. One of the more interesting free...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 11, 2022
Joey Gallo’s aggressive approach seems to be working for him

Joey Gallo’s aggressive approach seems to be working for him

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Since late May the Yankees slugger is walking a lot less, but seems to be regaining his power and inflicting more damage at the plate. Joey Gallo is a flawed hitter. He doesn’t have the highest contact rates and he suffers a lot against breaking pitches and changeups. As a result, his strikeout rate will always flirt with the high 30s and low 40s. But the Yankees knew all this when they traded for him last year. Gallo, as it turns out, is also a hard worker. He cares, and he tries to get better. He is committed to succeeding in the Bronx, even if...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 11, 2022
Yankees 2, Cubs 1: Another win at the end of an excruciating marathon

Yankees 2, Cubs 1: Another win at the end of an excruciating marathon

Photo by Adam Hunger/ It took longer than anyone wanted it, but the Yankees got another win The last thing the Yankees needed nor wanted was a long game after the final game of the series against the Twins, and in classic cruel baseball fashion, that’s exactly what the Yankees got with this 13-inning marathon. After sitting on the bench for the entire game, All-Star candidate Jose Trevino was the hero once again, scoring Joey Gallo with the winning run. On a night where both teams combined to go hitless with runners in scoring position through their first 36 tries, it...

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