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Pinstripe Alley Nov 12, 2019
Who should be the Yankees’ fourth outfielder in 2020?

Who should be the Yankees’ fourth outfielder in 2020?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees have a variety of options when it comes to who their fourth outfielder should be in 2020, but there is a correct choice. As of right now, in terms of who the Yankees are paying in 2020, their outfield will consist of Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton. With all three of these players very injury-prone—and Hicks start to start the first half on the injured list—the fourth outfielder will play a critical role in 2020. There are a few different routes the Yankees could go down when it comes to who that fourth outfielder will be. The...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 9, 2019
Masahiro Tanaka is why the Yankees should spend on free agent pitchers

Masahiro Tanaka is why the Yankees should spend on free agent pitchers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The last “real” free agent SP the teamed signed has been one of the best value decisions of the decade The offseason has barely begun, with the GM meetings taking place next week and a whole bunch of MLB clubs starting their internal hiring processes. Yet in Yankeeland, we’re already thick in the debate about what the team should do this winter, specifically with respect to the two star starting pitchers on the free agent market. CC Sabathia and Giancarlo Stanton have already voiced their desire for the Yankees to sign Gerrit Cole, or Stephen Strasburg,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 8, 2019
NYY News: Both, Both is Good, says Stanton

NYY News: Both, Both is Good, says Stanton

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Stanton wants both Cole and Strasburg; the Yankees and Gardner are negotiating a return; Garcia and the Martian top the Yankees’ farm system; Yankees hire Blake as pitching coach. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Prompted by reporters at TMZ Sports (which I personally didn’t know was a thing) to comment on whether he wants the Yankees to sign Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton sounded exactly like a fan: “Both of them.” The Yankees outfielder, who has already begun working to put his injury-riddled 2019 behind him and get ready for next year,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 3, 2019
Shogo Akiyama could be a nifty pickup for the Yankees

Shogo Akiyama could be a nifty pickup for the Yankees

Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/ Japan’s reigning hit machine is coming over to the US this offseason, and the Yankees should take a close look. Having lost Aaron Hicks to Tommy John surgery to kick off the offseason, the Yankees need an outfielder who can credibly handle center field. Re-signing Brett Gardner has been discussed, but no one knows how long his age-defying performance is going to last. Cameron Maybin and Mike Tauchman are internal options, but it remains to be seen how well they can perform over a full year. Given that expecting 162-game seasons out of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron...
Call to the Pen Nov 1, 2019

Miami Marlins: Starlin Castro becomes intriguing free agent

After his option was declined by the Miami Marlins, Starlin Castro has become one of the more intriguing free agents on the market. Since he was acquired by the Miami Marlins as part of the return for Giancarlo Stanton, it was expected that Starlin Castro was not long for Florida. His tenure was expected to […] Miami Marlins: Starlin Castro becomes intriguing free agent - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Oct 27, 2019
NYY News: Chapman ducks opt-out question

NYY News: Chapman ducks opt-out question

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Which Yankees were overpaid or underpaid this year; Chapman ducks opt-out question; World Series games consistently reaching four hours long. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Using FanGraphs’ value tool, Kuty scrolls through the Yankees’ roster to see which player eclipsed their dollar value in comparison to their 2019 salary, and which came in below. You’ll be shocked to know that one of the least valuable players when compared with their annual salary was Jacoby Ellsbury. Giancarlo Stanton was also one of the widest margins due to his injury-riddled...
Newsday Oct 24, 2019

Giancarlo Stanton was on Yankees' ALCS roster so he would be eligible for the World Series, Brian Cashman says

Brian Cashman said 'right or wrong,' he made the determination to have Stanton available for the next round.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 23, 2019
Yankees 2019 season review: The five longest home runs

Yankees 2019 season review: The five longest home runs

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees hit a lot of home runs in 2019, but these five stood out from the rest. What do you get when you take a Yankees team that hit 267 home runs in 2018 and juice the baseballs? You get 306 home runs, trailing only the Minnesota Twins, who blasted an MLB-record 307 regular season home runs. Even with Giancarlo Stanton absent for most of the season, the Yankees still featured some of MLB’s most dangerous long ball threats. These are the five longest home runs the Bombers hit during the 2019 season. 5. Gio Urshela - August 12thDistance: 462 ft. |...
Fish Stripes Oct 21, 2019
Fish Bites Episode 43: Stanton, Ozuna, Marlins’ left-handed pitching depth

Fish Bites Episode 43: Stanton, Ozuna, Marlins’ left-handed pitching depth

Another year removed from lat surgery, Caleb Smith will be expected to show more consistency in 2020. | Photo by Mark Brown/ What kind of value are the Marlins getting out of two critical rebuilding trades? Plus the second installment in our Ultimate Marlins Depth Charts series. Ely updates you on the 2019 MLB postseason (1:58), specifically the Marlins connections on the rosters of both the advancing and eliminated teams. With Giancarlo Stanton entering his 30s and Marcell Ozuna entering free agency, we revisit the decisions to trade them away and the performances of the players...
Fish Stripes Oct 20, 2019
Giancarlo Stanton asked for this

Giancarlo Stanton asked for this

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The highest-paid Yankees player wasn’t healthy enough to contribute in his team’s most critical games. That’s making him an easy target for disgruntled fans and media. Two years ago, the Marlins “gave” Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees...at least that’s how the trade was being critiqued in the moment. New Miami CEO Derek Jeter had the most impactful player on the MLB market—the reigning NL MVP who doubled as a sports marketer’s dreamboat—and used it to enrich his former team. Conveniently aligning with this (over-simplified) narrative, the...
Newsday Oct 19, 2019

Giancarlo Stanton out, Edwin Encarnacion back in at DH for Yankees in ALCS Game 6

"Just one of those hard decisions," Aaron Boone said before the game.

Aaron Boone, A.J. Hinch told each other their Game 6 openers before the public knew

HOUSTON — Giancarlo Stanton was not in the lineup for the Yankees’ do-or-die ALCS Game 6 against the Astros. Stanton, who missed three games with a strained right quad, was physically able to play but still limited by the injury, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the game at Minute Maid Park....
Pinstripe Alley Oct 19, 2019
Yankees add Ben Heller to postseason roster, explained

Yankees add Ben Heller to postseason roster, explained

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The 25th man could have a shot on bullpen day. Roster construction is always heavily anticipated during the playoffs, but this season felt as if more attention was being paid towards the 25 men the Yankees decided to field. With the amount of injuries that occurred this year, the Bombers have had tough decisions to make. A player like Luke Voit who was slotted fifth behind Giancarlo Stanton last postseason and pivotal for the Yankees’ early season success was left off the roster. Cameron Maybin, Tyler Wade, and Tyler Lyons, have all been beneficiaries on the...
Newsday Oct 19, 2019

Yankees leave Giancarlo Stanton out of lineup, send Chad Green to mound to start ALCS Game 6 vs. Astros

Stanton was replaced by Edwin Encarnacion, who will bat fifth in the lineup. Green gets the ball first for the Yankees in a bullpen game.
Newsday Oct 18, 2019

'It's now or never,' says Giancarlo Stanton, who returns to hit cleanup in Game 5

With the Yankees facing elimination in Friday's Game 5 of the ALCS, Stanton had to return to the lineup somehow, some way.

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