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Yankees 2018 Roster Report Card: Giancarlo Stanton

Yankees 2018 Roster Report Card: Giancarlo Stanton

The Giancarlo Stanton trade stands out as one of the most fun nights I’ve had covering the Yankees. I remember exactly where I was as the news unfolded. I was at Barnes & Noble on December 8th, doing a little Christmas shopping, when I stopped to grab a cup of coffee. I pulled out my phone while in line and saw Jon Heyman tweeted that the Marlins would have to accept a lesser deal from the Yankees or Dodgers if they wanted to move the reigning National League MVP. That’s fun, I thought. I didn’t expect an imminent trade, though. Fast forward four hours, and Ken Rosenthal changed the...
River Ave. Blues Nov 13, 2018

Scouting the Free Agent Market: Bryce Harper

As of this writing, the Yankees seemingly do not have a demonstrative need for an outfielder. Last year’s regulars Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, and the re-signed Brett Gardner are all under team control, as are injury question marks Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury. And, with the possibility of another year of budgetary constraints […] The post Scouting the Free Agent Market: Bryce Harper appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 10, 2018
What can 2004 Alex Rodriguez teach the Yankees about 2018 Giancarlo Stanton?

What can 2004 Alex Rodriguez teach the Yankees about 2018 Giancarlo Stanton?

The two biggest Yankee trade acquisitions since Babe Ruth saw declines in production in their first year in pinstripes. Can Stanton return to MVP form like Rodriguez did? The acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton was without a doubt the biggest surprise move of the offseason in 2017. After smashing a league-leading 59 home runs, the NL MVP was on his way to the Bronx after an unexpected deal with the Marlins last winter. Yankee fans drooled at the thought of Stanton’s unparalleled power in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, but Stanton’s home run total dropped to 38 in 2018, despite logging...
SNY TV Nov 9, 2018

Could Yankees trade Giancarlo Stanton to clear room for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado?

With Giancarlo Stanton's combination of high-priced contract plus his tendency to fall into awful slumps, perhaps the Yankees would consider trading him to make room for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.
SNY TV Nov 9, 2018

Why Yankees miscalculating on Giancarlo Stanton could cost them Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

Giancarlo Stanton isn't going anywhere, but Yankees certainly have more need for the left-handed power of Bryce Harper or positional value Manny Machado brings.
SNY TV Nov 7, 2018

Yankees shouldn't be so quick to dismiss idea of Bryce Harper at first base

Imagine hitting Bryce Harper in the No. 3 spot, between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Or simply imagine the numbers he could put up at Yankee Stadium.
River Ave. Blues Nov 5, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton’s Very Good, Very Uneven First Season as a Yankee [2018 Season Review]

At this time last year, Giancarlo Stanton was nowhere to be found on the Yankees’ radar. He was coming off a historic 59-homer season and was about to be named NL MVP, and while the Marlins made it clear they were ready to tear things down, Stanton and his contract didn’t seem to fit the […] The post Giancarlo Stanton’s Very Good, Very Uneven First Season as a Yankee [2018 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 3, 2018
Which Yankees pitchers changed the most in 2018?

Which Yankees pitchers changed the most in 2018?

Masahiro Tanaka was among the Yankees’ most changed players in 2018 after altering his repertoire. Earlier this week, I highlighted the Yankees hitters that changed the most in 2018. In particular, I looked at Gleyber Torres, who transformed into a power hitter upon reaching majors, and Giancarlo Stanton, who looked like he might’ve been trying to do too much at times in his first year in pinstripes. Let’s look now at the pitchers who changed the most this season. To reiterate, we’re not necessarily looking for players whose performance changed the most. Sonny Gray’s level of play...
River Ave. Blues Oct 30, 2018

The Yankees’ Five Longest Home Runs of 2018

As far as home runs go, the 2018 Yankees lived up to the hype. The set a new Major League record with 267 homers, and they did that despite Aaron Judge missing close to the two months, Giancarlo Stanton not having a typical Giancarlo Stanton year, and Gary Sanchez being either hurt or ineffective all […] The post The Yankees’ Five Longest Home Runs of 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 29, 2018
Yankees 2018 Roster Report Card: Clint Frazier

Yankees 2018 Roster Report Card: Clint Frazier

It was a lost season for Red Thunder. Heading into the 2018 season, it was clear that the Yankees had an outfield logjam. Not only did they have Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, and Jacoby Ellsbury all expected to contribute in some way, but Brian Cashman went out and added Giancarlo Stanton to the mix. There was no clear path to the majors for Clint Frazier. Somehow, the Yankees went from having way too many outfielders during spring training, to starting Shane Robinson every day for part of August. They had to put together a trade for Andrew McCutchen before the waiver deadline...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 23, 2018
The Yankees should make Giancarlo Stanton their starting left fielder in 2019

The Yankees should make Giancarlo Stanton their starting left fielder in 2019

Stanton has solid defensive skills, but they’re wasted in the DH spot. Going into the 2018-19 offseason, the Yankees have a number of roster questions to answer. One of them is the starting left field job, as Brett Gardner at this point profiles as a very valuable fourth outfielder rather than a starter. Luckily for the Yankees, they already have a very deserving candidate for the gig - none other than Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton served mainly as the Yankees’ designated hitter in 2018, but that was due to a crowded outfield, not any doubts about his defensive abilities. In his...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 21, 2018
Yankees 2018 Season Review: Five longest home runs

Yankees 2018 Season Review: Five longest home runs

When you have Judge, Stanton, and Sanchez on one team, long home runs are the norm. The 2018 Yankees hit a lot of home runs. The Bronx Bombers lived up to their name by breaking the MLB record for most team home runs in a single season with 267 long balls. It all started when Giancarlo Stanton made his Yankee debut in exciting fashion and the fun never stopped. Obviously the offense was a source of frustration at times this year, especially when the season finally ended for the Yankees in the ALDS, but it’s still fun to look back at all the absolute bombs that were hit this year. These...

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