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Pinstripe Alley 14 hours ago
NYY @ BAL: Marcus Stroman vs. Cole Irvin

NYY @ BAL: Marcus Stroman vs. Cole Irvin

Photo by New York Yankees/ The Bombers take on the reigning division champs for the first time this spring. The Yankees gave us a taste of what the top of the order is capable of this season, Anthony Rizzo launching a grand slam and solo shot and Juan Soto leaving the yard as well as New York easily downed the Blue Jays for the second time this spring, 8-4. Today, they get a crack at the reigning division champs for the first time this spring. Marcus Stroman makes his second start Grapefruit League start after giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits against the...
Pinstripe Alley 21 hours ago
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/2/24

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/2/24

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports We return to spring matinees this afternoon. Juan Soto homered 419 feet to dead center. Everson Pereira hit a tank as well. Anthony Rizzo went yard twice. It was a good night in Tampa. (No, I do not care about Gerrit Cole’s first inning.) Today on the site, David will discuss baserunning as a whole and how the Yankees might improve on their lackluster numbers there last season and Nick P. will ruminate on whether the Yankees’ very light catching depth might be an obstacle to Austin Wells’ quest to make the Opening Day roster....
Pinstripe Alley Feb 29, 2024
NYY News: Soto talks trade and more

NYY News: Soto talks trade and more

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports Soto Q&A; Jahmai Jones claimed, Groshans DFA’d; Judge elite at new metric; Interesting modeling analysis The Athletic ($) | Chris Kirschner: Juan Soto sat down with Kirschner to talk about his thoughts on being traded to the Yankees, the movement during his career, and other reflections about his young, outstanding career. Most relevant to the Yankees, he was asked about hitting in front of Aaron Judge and how he thinks it’ll impact his performance. Soto gave thoughtful responses to each question Kirschner asked, making it a must...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 28, 2024
A simple request: Take it easy, Juan Soto

A simple request: Take it easy, Juan Soto

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports The first flashes of the superstar in pinstripes have been awesome, but the injury scares need to wane Juan Soto has been everything Yankee fans have asked for and more since they officially acquired him back in December. He presented a warm face to the media, bubbling with excitement about playing in pinstripes in this new opportunity, and even popped into spring training earlier than needed. We’re a long, long way from games of any true importance taking place. But that didn’t make it any less exciting to see him walk, hit a...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 27, 2024
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 2/27/24

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 2/27/24

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports Tuesday’s spring training open thread. If you’ve followed along with the Yankees’ first few spring training games, you may feel like they’ve scored more in the last few days than they did all of 2023. Yankee trade acquisitions led the way yesterday, with Juan Soto doubling and scoring two, and infield prospect Jorbit Vivas smashing a three-run homer. Let’s hope it’s all a harbinger of things to come. On the site, start your day off with more 2024 preview coverage, as Peter looks at the vaunted Atlanta Braves, perhaps...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 26, 2024
Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Spring fever has flooded the offense in the early days of camp, is it a sign of good things to come? The Yankees have taken the field in 2024, Juan Soto has donned the pinstripes, and hope is springing forward once more. The Yankees have seemingly entered camp with a chip on their shoulders, and they know they have a lot to prove this year. The actual results won’t matter just yet, but several names have already started to jump out — namely Spencer Jones, one of the team’s best prospects who took the comparisons between him and a younger Aaron Judge to the next level by...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 26, 2024
Old faces in new places: 2024 edition

Old faces in new places: 2024 edition

Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/ Getting a glimpse of how some 2023 Yankees look in their new getups. Spring training is officially underway. Teams are showcasing the young players in their systems, superstars, and newest acquisitions, whether through trades or free agency. The Yankees didn't change too much of their core outside of bringing Juan Soto and Trent Grisham into the mix via a trade with the San Diego Padres, but they did still add other known players like Alex Verdugo and Marcus Stroman and are hoping that Austin Wells can come in and prove himself...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 26, 2024
NYY News: It’s Soto’s world

NYY News: It’s Soto’s world

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports Juan Soto does what he does in Yankee exhibition debut; Luis Gil has promising first start back from TJS; Anthony Volpe flashing a flatter swing in camp; Blake Snell deal “very unlikely” MLB | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees knew what they were getting when they traded for Juan Soto; the best left-handed hitter in the game, one with some of the greatest pitch recognition in the sport’s history and outstanding power to all fields. Well, Soto put it all on display in his first game in pinstripes. Debuting at George M. Steinbrenner Field...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 25, 2024
Yankees Social Media: Baseball is back

Yankees Social Media: Baseball is back

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports It’s the first week of the spring. First, position players joined pitchers and catchers at the Yankees spring training complex. Then, we got to see footage of Juan Soto hit dingers in a Yankee uniform. Yesterday, the Bombers played their explosive spring debut, and earlier today, we got to watch the first Yankees game of 2024 on the YES Network. What a week it has been! The first week of spring training is in many ways like syllabus week in college: everyone’s just trying to get their feet under them, prepping for the grind of the term...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 25, 2024
NYY 12, TOR 6/NYY 0, PHI 4: Hello Soto

NYY 12, TOR 6/NYY 0, PHI 4: Hello Soto

Photo by New York Yankees/ Soto’s first home run in pinstripes was absolutely mashed. Juan Soto is a New York Yankee. Yeah, that sounds pretty good to my ears. In his first taste of spring action, the newest Yankee superstar demolished a three-run homer to go along with a walk batting second ahead of Aaron Judge, who himself scorched a pair of base hits. It’s a combination we look forward to marveling over in the coming months. Although the contingent sent to Clearwater didn’t fare so well, the squad at George M. Steinbrenner Field treated the fans to a...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 25, 2024
Judge/Soto 2024 shirts now available!

Judge/Soto 2024 shirts now available!

BreakingT As they get ready this spring for the 2024 season, the Yankees’ newest one-two punch looks quite formidable. We’ve known for months now that Juan Soto would be showing up in Yankees camp for spring training 2024. It was in the transaction log and all over the news! But that didn’t make it any less surreal to see the superstar waltz into the Tampa complex this past week. We may not know what the future holds beyond this year for Soto, but we’re going to enjoy this summer of him pairing with captain Aaron Judge near the top of the Yankees’ lineup. As...

Michael King looks to do 180 with Padres following trade from Yankees

Right-hander acquired from Yankees in Juan Soto trade seeks to make huge jump in innings pitched in first year as a full-time starter
NESN.com Feb 24, 2024

Ex-Red Sox Gold Glover Lent Helping Hand To Yankees Star Juan Soto

The New York Yankees certainly didn’t trade for Juan Soto this offseason because of his glove in the outfield. Soto’s lethal left-handed bat has made him a perennial MVP candidate, but his defensive play has tremendously lagged behind. The new Yankees star has a minus-15 defensive runs saved for his career. But Soto’s looking to […]
Pinstripe Alley Feb 24, 2024
Finding the unlikely Yankees who could be key contributors in 2024

Finding the unlikely Yankees who could be key contributors in 2024

Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Will Warren headlines a less-heralded group poised for a significant role at some point this season. The Yankees will win 102 games, Aaron Judge will win his second MVP award, and Juan Soto will have his best season since 2020 and decide to stick around long-term. Those are some of the hopes for this 2024 season, and the Yankees surely have plans to get themselves back to the top of American League. But you can’t always get exactly what you want. As players like Kodai Senga and Kyle Bradish can attest, sometimes, the best-laid...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 21, 2024
Why will the Yankees exceed expectations?

Why will the Yankees exceed expectations?

Photo by New York Yankees/ Smashing the over on the 2024 season. There are no atheists in foxholes, and there shouldn’t be any pessimists in spring training. Carlos Rodón is chucking, Giancarlo Stanton looks like a whole new athlete, and Juan Soto is in Yankee navy. Hope truly does spring eternal, and it’s not just because of social media hype — the 2024 Yankees should be a good baseball team! FanGraphs pegs the Yankees as the second-best team in the AL with 89 wins while PECOTA actually has them a little better, falling in between 93 and 94 wins. Projections by...

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