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Pinstripe Alley Mar 3, 2024
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/3/24

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/3/24

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Closing out the weekend. Marcus Stroman looked mighty comfortable in his latest outing for the Yankees, tossing four shutout innings. We don’t have to get into what happened after he left the game, because its spring training and the final score doesn’t matter! The team is back in front of the cameras today, so we’ll get to hopefully see more of Juan Soto demolishing baseballs and perhaps some quality innings out of Nasty Nestor. Before that, we’ve got some stuff for you to check out. Matt has our latest team preview,...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 2, 2024
Yankees 3, Orioles 7: Stroman strong, relievers not so much

Yankees 3, Orioles 7: Stroman strong, relievers not so much

Photo by J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via Stro looked sharp, but not much else went right for the Yanks. Marcus Stroman looked razor-sharp in his second Grapefruit League start, twirling four scoreless innings against a relatively strong Orioles lineup. Unfortunately, the Yankees starters on offense couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain, nor could the first two relievers to follow Stroman out of the ‘pen. A Baltimore power surge in the middle innings put the game out of reach for New York, who couldn’t manage to get on the board until the ninth,...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 2, 2024
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 Mar 1, 2024
Yankees 2024 Season Preview: Clarke Schmidt

Yankees 2024 Season Preview: Clarke Schmidt

Photo by New York Yankees/ The right-hander was steady if unspectacular in 2023 but might have some untapped potential. As things currently stand, Clarke Schmidt is the Yankees’ fifth starter after Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodón, Marcus Stroman and Nestor Cortes. The rumors saying the Yanks will go after Blake Snell (again) refuse to stop, but the organization is confident that Schmidt, after posting a 4.64 ERA in 159 innings last year, can get the job done. The truth is that Schmidt, even if he is already 28, might have another gear in him. Even maintaining the level he...
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 23, 2024
The Yankees’ hypothetical dilemma: Snell or Monty?

The Yankees’ hypothetical dilemma: Snell or Monty?

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees could use a top-notch starter and haven’t closed the door on adding more players. But who should they pick? The Yankees could potentially enter the 2024 campaign with the personnel they currently have. That would mean opening the year with the following rotation: Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodón, Nestor Cortes, Marcus Stroman, and Clarke Schmidt. Luke Weaver, Luis Gil, Will Warren, and Clayton Beeter would complete the starting pitching depth chart. If they want to greatly enhance their chances of making a deep postseason run,...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 20, 2024
NYY News: Tidbits on free agents current and future

NYY News: Tidbits on free agents current and future

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Yankees have offer on the table for Snell; Juan Soto mostly mum on contract talks ahead of final year; Giancarlo Stanton looks for bounce-back year; the Yankees’ prospects that could get into 2025 Top 100 lists. MLB Trade Rumors | Darragh McDonald: There’s still a couple of high profile free agents left out on the market this year, with reigning NL Cy Young Blake Snell probably the most prominent among them. While the Yankees have had reported interest in him, that cooled a bit with their earlier signing of Marcus Stroman. However with Snell...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 19, 2024
NYY News: Still Snell

NYY News: Still Snell

Photo by New York Yankees/ Yankees remain interested in Snell; Blake optimistic about Marinaccio after healthy offseason; Wells has high expectations for himself, and so do Yanks; Krook to the O’s USA Today | Bob Nightengale: Before signing Marcus Stroman to a two-year deal, the Yankees reportedly made a $150-million offer to NL Cy Young award winner Blake Snell. That was well short of Snell’s asking price, but it did represent genuine interest from New York, and Bob Nightengale reports that New York still has “serious interest” in the left-hander. “They are...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 12, 2024
NYY News: Deal for Dylan still on the table

NYY News: Deal for Dylan still on the table

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Yanks still interested in trading for Dylan Cease; Pressure is on Stanton and Volpe to produce from opposite ends of careers; Former Yankee Lucas Luetge signs with Red Sox CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: The Yankees have been involved in the starting pitcher market all offseason, and while they hit on Marcus Stroman and missed out on Yoshinobu Yamamoto they’ve remained interested in grabbing one more arm for the right price. Currently they’re keeping tabs on the White Sox’s Dylan Cease, who has been on the trade block for a while now with no real...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 11, 2024
NYY News: A Stroman and an Astro-man

NYY News: A Stroman and an Astro-man

Photo by Matt Dirksen/ Aaron Boone expects good things from Marcus Stroman; a look at prospects Chase Hampton and Spencer Jones going into spring training; Yankees had an interest in Josh Hader. SNY | Garrett Stepien: While he wasn’t the biggest name option out there then or now, the Yankees signed Marcus Stroman to add to a rotation that has some question marks going into 2024. Aaron Boone is predicting good things for the newest Yankee starter, calling Stroman an “elite competitor.” They’ll need him to be to help balance out a rotation that was highly...
Pinstripe Alley Feb 10, 2024
Steinbrenner, Cashman are right back in their comfort zone

Steinbrenner, Cashman are right back in their comfort zone

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports What PECOTA, FanGraphs projections tell us about the team’s recent inaction. With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in five days, there are no doubt scores of Yankees fans troubled by the seeming lack of urgency to address the remaining concerns with that unit, particularly the former grouping. While they certainly raised the floor of the starting staff by signing Marcus Stroman to a two-year deal, there are still question marks of varying size accompanying him and the other starters behind ace and reigning Cy Young Gerrit...

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