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Pinstripe Alley Jan 9, 2019
Domingo German still has potential for the Yankees

Domingo German still has potential for the Yankees

The young right-hander had a trying rookie season, but there’s still abundant potential lurking underneath. The Yankees suffered through a bit of a rough patch in terms of pitching depth during the middle of 2018. You may have noticed! With Jordan Montgomery recovering from Tommy John surgery, Masahiro Tanaka dealing with a pair of strained hamstrings, and Sonny Gray immolating, the Yankees were forced to turn to inexperienced rookies throughout the summer. For the most part, the experiment did not succeed. Two of the first arms up from the minors, Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga,...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 4, 2019
Masahiro Tanaka has been worth every penny for the Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka has been worth every penny for the Yankees

Not every big free agent contract works out, but Tanaka has held up his end of the bargain. Nearly six years ago, in January of 2014, the Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract. At the time, the deal was the fifth-largest contract in terms of overall value in MLB history for a pitcher, behind only Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, and CC Sabathia’s respective mega-deals. Since then, David Price, Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke, and Stephen Strasburg have surpassed Tanaka’s contract, but that’s still pretty exclusive company. Does Tanaka...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 2, 2019
How the Yankees’ offseason moves compare to the rest of the AL East

How the Yankees’ offseason moves compare to the rest of the AL East

Checking in on the AL East near the halfway point in the offseason We’ve almost made it to the halfway point in the offseason. This is typically the time where things start to feel boring, but that hasn’t been the case because there are so many major free agents still on the board. Usually, the Yankees make all their big moves by the end of December. In fact, the Yankees haven’t made a substantial offseason move in January (or later) since they signed Masahiro Tanaka on January 22nd in 2014. This offseason has moved at a slower pace, though. Plenty of rumors circulated at the Winter...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 28, 2018
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was very good at Instagram in 2018

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was very good at Instagram in 2018

Stretching the boundaries of what qualifies as “Yankees news and analysis.” Masahiro Tanaka’s Instagram is a place of wonder and joy. During the season, we get to enjoy Tanaka’s adorable smile in his post-victory shots. In the offseason, Tanaka graciously invites us into his many exploits, which include bass fishing and fanboying over Japanese pop idols. As far as Yankees on social media go, Tanaka’s Insta is on par with Didi’s Twitter in terms of cuteness and wholesomeness. However, there is one twist to Tanaka’s Instagram feed - the captions are almost completely written in...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 21, 2018
Are the Yankees better off with James Paxton instead of Patrick Corbin?

Are the Yankees better off with James Paxton instead of Patrick Corbin?

Did the Yankees choose the right starter? The New York Yankees had one big goal this offseason: to improve the starting rotation. While re-signing J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia were solid moves, they didn’t move the needle or actually improve the rotation that ended the 2018 campaign. The Yankees still had a Sonny Gray-sized hole in the rotation behind Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka. Enter James Paxton. The Yankees acquired the 30-year-old lefty shortly before Thanksgiving for a package of minor leaguers, although GM Brian Cashman indicated that the Yankees could continue adding to the...

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