7:07 AM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
Pinstripe Alley 7 hours ago
NYY News: Happ finds a new home

NYY News: Happ finds a new home

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Twins sign J.A. Happ; Ivan Rodriguez thinks Gary Sanchez isn’t enjoying baseball lately; possible lefty bats for the lineup; Gerald Williams is running a pro basketball team. NY Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees lost another potential starting rotation piece, but they’re likely not too upset about this one. J.A. Happ has signed a one-year deal with the Twins after a contentious end to his Yankee career, one that included Happ being convinced that the Yanks were skipping his starts to ensure he wouldn’t reach 10 for the season, which would...
Pinstripe Alley 15 hours ago
Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The Yankees’ farm likely could sustain a Castillo trade, but don’t expect Brian Cashman to pull the trigger anytime soon. The rumor de jour this last weekend centered on Reds pitcher Luis Castillo and the Yankees. After the Yankees made good on their first rumored targets, DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, it seemed eminently possible that they’d follow through on the latest whispers. Talk has died down, particularly at the report that the Reds asked for Gleyber Torres, and potentially more, in exchange for Castillo. As I said in Monday’s...
Pinstripe Alley 17 hours ago
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The former Cub is a defense-first outfielder who’s been defensively inconsistent. The hot stove finally started cooking last weekend, as the Yankees signed both DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber on Friday. Despite these two major additions, however, the team still has some holes to fill on the roster. With Aaron Hicks’ injury history and Mike Tauchman’s lackluster 2020, the backup center field job may just be one of those that Brian Cashman will be looking to fill. The sixth overall selection in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, Albert...
Pinstripe Alley 19 hours ago
This Day in Yankees History: Bombers sign Andruw Jones

This Day in Yankees History: Bombers sign Andruw Jones

Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Jones played his final years in the majors in New York from 2011-2012. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, there has not been much movement on the Yankees’ front as of yet, so in the meantime let’s dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★...
Pinstripe Alley 23 hours ago
There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The rotation was an ambitious ask, but the Yankees’ pitching youth movement now might shift to the bullpen. Although the Yankees’ rotation is still a bit thin, it’s starting to come into shape. With the signing of Corey Kluber, the team can now roll out a rotation of Gerrit Cole, Kluber, Jordan Montgomery, Deivi García and Domingo Germán, plus Luis Severino once he gets healthy again. Although Kluber comes with risks, he is still a good addition for a team that desperately needed a veteran starting pitcher. Kluber’s arrival also affects...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 20, 2021
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/20/21

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/20/21

Photo by David Maxwell/ Kluber raises the ceiling for the Yankees this season; Reds asked for Gleyber Torres in Castillo talks; Dominguez in top third of prospect rankings despite not playing yet; A-Rod re-signs for Sunday Night Baseball FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: When the Yankees signed Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11 million deal, they knew that there was some inherent risk. What mattered more to them, with the confidence that he will be healthy after an offseason of rehabbing with Eric Cressey, is that he can return to being a top pitcher that can be paired with...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
The Yankees could target Trevor Cahill with their remaining budget

The Yankees could target Trevor Cahill with their remaining budget

Photo by Jason O. Watson/ The versatile righty has been used as starter and a swingman, and should not cost a fortune. This past Friday, the Yankees addressed three of their most pressing objectives this winter in one fell swoop. First, they brought back DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million deal. They promptly followed that up by adding Corey Kluber on a one-year, $11 million pact, bringing much needed help to a depleted rotation. Finally, they were able to achieve all of this while still staying below the $210 million CBT threshold, leaving them on pace to reset...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
The PSA community grades the 2020 Yankees

The PSA community grades the 2020 Yankees

Photo by Christian Petersen/ DJ LeMahieu: great! Gary Sánchez: not so much. Last week, I put out a call for the Pinstripe Alley community to take its own swing at grading some of the 2020 Yankees after the PSA staff took its turn earlier in the offseason. Many of folks were kind enough to take the time to do so, and we received 157 responses. No extra preamble is necessary, so below, you’ll find the results and some thoughts on each group of players. As a reminder, I only asked for grades on 20 of the 43 Yankees to play in 2020, as I didn’t want to overwhelm...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
This Day in Yankees History: Yogi makes the Hall

This Day in Yankees History: Yogi makes the Hall

Though it took two tries, Yogi Berra earned his place in the sport’s most sacred shrine. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, the Yankees seem to have made their big moves in DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, so that gives us more time to dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ This...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
DJ will provide the Yankees six years of production

DJ will provide the Yankees six years of production

Photo by Sarah Stier/ His new contract is longer than expected, but LeMahieu’s best skills won’t age poorly. The Yankees finally made good on their “number one priority” and re-signed DJ LeMahieu on Friday, but the terms of the contract were a bit surprising. The total amount, $90 million over the length of the deal, was about what was expected, but the reported six-year term was longer than most projections. By the end of the deal, LeMahieu will be 38-years-old, possibly locking him into pinstripes for the rest of his career. Of course, LeMahieu will not be as...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
Why Yankees fans can be optimistic about Corey Kluber

Why Yankees fans can be optimistic about Corey Kluber

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Once perhaps the best pitcher in baseball, Kluber brings some upside to the Yankee rotation. There’s always going to be risk in acquiring a 35-year-old starting pitcher. Father Time is undefeated, and Uncle Injury is the #1 contender. The Yankees are taking on both with the signing of Corey Kluber, who will turn 35 in April, and has only pitched 36 big-league innings since 2018. Grains of salt and caveats abound when discussing what we think Kluber can be this season, but I tend to think that his repertoire provides a reason for...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 19, 2021
NYY news: Looking for options

NYY news: Looking for options

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports A rundown of other pitching options available via trade; Yankees talked with Cleveland about Lindor; the best pitching performances in franchise history; former Yankee passes away. New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Luis Castillo rumors came and went, and at least as of now, it seems unlikely that he will be a Yankee. However, there are still some intriguing names out there, if the Yankees decide to try and upgrade the pitching via trade. NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: For parts of the offseason, the Yankees were connected to Francisco Lindor...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 18, 2021
Yankees reportedly reject Gleyber for Castillo proposal

Yankees reportedly reject Gleyber for Castillo proposal

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Reds apparently wanted at least the Yankees’ star shortstop in exchange for Luis Castillo. The Yankees are coming off a huge weekend, but that hasn’t kept further rumors from swirling. Reports flew around Sunday that the Yankees and Reds had been in contact regarding Luis Castillo. The talented right-hander has been linked to the Yankees before, and with the Bombers’ rotation still lacking depth, it’s no surprise they’d still be interested in Castillo. Pitchers of Castillo’s caliber don’t grow on trees, however, and the Reds...

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    There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

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    Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

  • 1 Jordan Montgomery

    Jordan Montgomery

    There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

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    Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

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