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Pinstripe Alley Jul 15, 2018
Yankees potential trade partner: Tampa Bay Rays

Yankees potential trade partner: Tampa Bay Rays

Should the Yankees’ divisional rivals decide to sell, they have a number of pitching options that could intrigue Brian Cashman. The Yankees’ most desirable commodity at the trade deadline is no secret. After all, it’s been at the forefront of discussions regarding the club since December. The Bombers have an electric offense and a vaunted bullpen, but the starting rotation is widely considered to be what stands in the way of the team’s 28th championship. Luis Severino is a bonafide ace, but Jordan Montgomery is done for the season, Sonny Gray has been awful, and Masahiro Tanaka...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 8, 2018
The return of Masahiro Tanaka might be vital to the Yankees

The return of Masahiro Tanaka might be vital to the Yankees

The Yankees are virtual locks to make the playoffs, but if they want to make noise in October, Masahiro Tanaka’s return to form may be crucial. The Yankees’ rotation has been in flux recently. Jordan Montgomery is on the shelf for the season, youngsters Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga have alternately impressed and frustrated, and Sonny Gray is in full meltdown mode. The pressure on general manager Brian Cashman to make a deal to reinforce the pitching staff is mounting. The problem isn’t that the Yankees don’t have pieces to deal. The problem lies in finding an arm worth...
River Ave. Blues Jul 7, 2018

Game 86: Trade Target

So the Yankees need another starting pitcher. That has been true since the offseason and it is extra true now with Sonny Gray among the least effective starters in baseball. Masahiro Tanaka is coming back next week, so that’s good, but Jordan Montgomery is done for the year. The Yankees need at least one starter. […] The post Game 86: Trade Target appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 7, 2018
Yankees injury update: Jonathan Loaisiga dealing with right shoulder inflammation

Yankees injury update: Jonathan Loaisiga dealing with right shoulder inflammation

The Yankees have dealt with a lot of pitcher injuries this season. The Yankees just can’t catch a break with their pitching staff this season. First Jordan Montgomery was sent for surprise Tommy John surgery, then Masahiro Tanaka strained both hamstrings. Now we hear that Jonathan Loaisiga was sent for an MRI on his right shoulder. There was no indication that he was injured, and the Yankees had even mentioned the idea of calling him up for Monday’s doubleheader. The MRI revealed right shoulder inflammation, and he will be seen by Dr. Ahmad on Monday. At this rate, Brian Cashman is...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 3, 2018
Yankees reportedly a “main player” for J.A. Happ

Yankees reportedly a “main player” for J.A. Happ

Happ is said to be near the top of Brian Cashman’s list. The Yankees’ rotation has been their biggest weakness all season, and it is becoming increasingly clear that they need to make some improvements. Between the injuries to Jordan Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka, and the ineffectiveness of Sonny Gray, the current pitching staff just isn’t cutting it. Could J.A. Happ be the solution to their pitching woes? According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees are considered to be the “main player” for Happ. The left-hander is apparently near the top of Brian Cashman’s current wish list. There...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 26, 2018
Yankees rookie Domingo German may have a sequencing problem

Yankees rookie Domingo German may have a sequencing problem

The mercurial starter could improve his ERA just by getting better luck when it comes to sequencing. Domingo German has had a bit of an up-and-down season for the Yankees. Thrust into the spotlight upon Jordan Montgomery’s injury, he immediately impressed with six no-hit innings versus Cleveland. He’s interspersed other flashes of brilliance with some downright shellackings, including his most recent start, when the Rays touched him up for six runs in three innings. In totality, the bad appears to outweigh the good. German’s ERA sits at 5.40 after his most recent setback. He had been...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 24, 2018
The Yankees should call up Cody Carroll

The Yankees should call up Cody Carroll

Carroll has done nothing but dominate in Triple-A. Much praise has been given to the Yankees’ lineup, and deservedly so. Their pitching corps, however, has also done exceedingly well this season. According to fWAR, the Yankees’ pitching staff has generated the second-most value in the major leagues, trailing only the Astros and their embarrassment of riches. That said, this shouldn’t be taken as evidence that the Yankees don’t need pitching help. In fact, it should be considered a minor miracle that they’re doing so well, despite losing Jordan Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka due...

Mazzeo: Young starters Domingo Herman and Jonathan Loaisigo have more than pitched in for needy Yankee rotation

It’s a testament to the Yankees’ front office and farm system depth that they’ve been able to call up relative unknowns like Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga, both of whom have had a significant impact with Jordan Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka out due to injuries. The Bombers didn’t have that...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 17, 2018
What to make of Domingo German in the Yankees’ starting rotation

What to make of Domingo German in the Yankees’ starting rotation

The right-hander has held his own so far in the majors, but is there cause for concern? If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far in 2018 watching Yankee baseball, it’s “don’t panic during the first inning”. The team has so much offensive depth that they lead the league in come from behind wins, and just in the last week we’ve seen New York strike late to beat the Mets and Rays. The principle applies to the pitching side as well, especially in games Domingo German starts. Thrust into a rotation spot to cover for Jordan Montgomery, German is building a reputation for giving up...

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