6:10 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
Rising Apple 23 hours ago

Mets addition of Dellin Betances has shades of Pedro Feliciano, hopefully with better results

The New York Mets signed former New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances. Hopefully, the addition doesn’t turn out the way it did for Pedro Feliciano when he left the Mets for the Yankees. The exclusive club of players who have suited up for the New York Mets and New York Yankees is quite extensive. The […] Mets addition of Dellin Betances has shades of Pedro Feliciano, hopefully with better results - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
NYY news: Miggy to first base?

NYY news: Miggy to first base?

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Boone tells Miguel Andujar to get ready to play first; Garcia and Dominguez among BP’s Top 101; Astros reportedly considering former Yankee manager NJ.com | Joe Giglio: The Yankees indicated earlier this winter that the third base job was Gio Urshela’s to lose. That looks even more clear, as the Yankees reportedly told Miguel Andujar to expect work at two new positions, first base and left field. Adding a level of versatility to his game might be Andujar’s best chance at getting back into the Bombers’ lineup regularly. FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe:...
Pinstripe Alley 14 hours ago
Two Yankees prospects crack Baseball Prospectus’ Top 50

Two Yankees prospects crack Baseball Prospectus’ Top 50

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Deivi Garcia and Jasson Dominguez get high marks from The baseball prospect rankings continue to come out. Earlier we saw Baseball America and MLB Pipeline unveil their list of rankings for major-league prospects, and now Baseball Prospectus enters the fold. Previous rankings have been centered on the introduction of Jasson Dominguez to the top of the Yankees’ farm system, and have delivered some small praise for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia while throwing Clarke Schmidt into the mix. Baseball Prospectus sees the Yankees system differently,...
Pinstripe Alley 16 hours ago
Scouting the AL East: Baltimore Orioles’ projections

Scouting the AL East: Baltimore Orioles’ projections

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Once again, the Yankees will essentially be playing in a four-team division in 2020. Last week, we looked over the Yankees’ ZiPS projections, and they confirmed what we already knew. The Yankees are poised for a dominant season. Now, let’s take a spin around the AL East, to get a sense for what the cold-hard projections think about the Yankees’ direct competition in 2020. Here, I think we might have our suspicions confirmed again. The Orioles are coming off a putrid two-season stretch, and there’s little reason to believe they will get off...
Pinstripe Alley 20 hours ago
Digging into the Yankees’ injury histories

Digging into the Yankees’ injury histories

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Can we determine which players are injury-prone based on their career games missed? It’s no secret that the 2019 Yankees suffered immensely horrendous injury luck — historically so, in fact. Not surprisingly, the Yankees fanbase has not been discussing how good Gerrit Cole looks in pinstripes, the gaping social media hole that Didi Gregorius left after signing with the Phillies, or the 2017 American League MVP race, it has been discussing the team’s newly-revamped strength and conditioning program. Much of these discussions have understandably revolved...
Pinstripe Alley 22 hours ago
The Yankees can expect a breakout season from this player

The Yankees can expect a breakout season from this player

Photo by Elsa/ Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. It’s almost February! Spring training is right around the corner, and the regular season will be here in a flash. It’s time to start making some predictions before meaningful baseball is played. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: Which Yankee will have a breakout season in 2020? Will Miguel Andujar bounce all the way back from his shoulder injury? Do you think one of the prospects will take the season by storm? Head over to the FanPost section...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 27, 2020
Monday open thread

Monday open thread

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Start your week with an open thread I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Go ahead and use this as your open thread for the day. Fun Questions What is something that always cheers you up? What do you expect from Luis Severino and Jordan Montgomery?
Call to the Pen Jan 26, 2020

New York Yankees: How Andy Pettitte landed Gerrit Cole

When New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sought to sign prized free-agent Gerrit Cole he brought along Andy Pettitte to do the talking… and it worked! When newly acquired New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole was only five years old, Andy Pettitte emerged as the first of the Core Four group of players that […] New York Yankees: How Andy Pettitte landed Gerrit Cole - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
The best Yankees’ prospect names

The best Yankees’ prospect names

Photo by Michael Reaves/ With the top prospect lists coming out, let’s dig through the Yankees’ systems for the bests in a different category. We are now at the point in the offseason where things are pretty slow. This year is a little different thanks to the Astros’ whole mess, but other than that, this time of year is for some sparse trades and signings. It’s also for prospect lists. In the past couple days, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus’ lists have come out, while MLB Pipeline’s will come out today. Finding out what prospects could someday turn into superstars...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
The Yankees have to play Kyle Higashioka in 2020, and that could help him succeed

The Yankees have to play Kyle Higashioka in 2020, and that could help him succeed

Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Having no minor league options left helped Luis Cessa get more reps at the major league level, and Kyle Higashioka is now in a similar situation. Entering the 2019 season, Luis Cessa had no more minor league options available. He was essentially locked onto the major league roster for the entire season, as the Yankees would have to expose him to waivers in the event that they wanted to demote him. This dynamic seemed to benefit Cess rather than hurt him as he had a solid season for the Bombers, and even played a role in their postseason run. Now,...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
Jake Sanford is just getting started in the Yankees’ system

Jake Sanford is just getting started in the Yankees’ system

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Yankees third-round pick from 2019 is just starting to unlock his potential. With the 105th-overall pick in the 2019 draft, the Yankees selected Jake Sanford from Western Kentucky University. The young Canadian’s quest to become a professional baseball player looked like a long shot when he played as a walk-on for a Junior College team in 2017. With his first taste of professional baseball under his belt, Sanford will be looking to develop the skills that could make him an elite prospect. Sanford was a standout athlete who earned a volleyball scholarship to...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
What the Yankees have been up to this winter

What the Yankees have been up to this winter

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Let’s take a spin around social media to see what the Yankees themselves have been getting up to this offseason Outside of the Gerrit Cole signing, the Yankees have not had much going on this offseason in terms of changes to the team. This is in large part because significant change wasn’t entirely necessary. This team, with Gerrit Cole now, will be the best team on paper going into the 2020 season, and already has the best odds to finish the year with the best record and a World Series championship. With pitchers and catchers reporting only 20 days...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
The Red Sox can challenge the Yankees atop the AL East, but it won’t be easy

The Red Sox can challenge the Yankees atop the AL East, but it won’t be easy

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via New York’s ancient rival returns a talented lineup, but the pitching leaves a lot of question marks Yesterday, I wrote about the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, the two teams most likely to finish at the top of the AL East table. There’s of course a third team in that mix too, and we’d be remiss not to talk about the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees’ most storied rival finished 2019 with 84 wins, five fewer than their BaseRuns record. The Red Sox have a really talented lineup, with their 106 wRC+ good for sixth in baseball last season. The big...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 26, 2020
NYY news: Pettitte made the perfect pitch

NYY news: Pettitte made the perfect pitch

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports Andy Pettitte reveals what he said to persuade Gerrit Cole; Yankees have three Top 100 prospects; Jeter and Manning were superb athletes and class acts; Keuchel apologizes for sign-stealing scandal NJ.com | Randy Miller: It is no secret that Andy Pettitte was a crucial piece in the Yankees’ pitch to Gerrit Cole back when he signed, late last year. The former Yankee great told the YES Network that he was “glad that I could help him. I’m glad that I was able to be there and the Yankees wanted me to be there to have kind of a player’s perspective on...
Call to the Pen Jan 25, 2020

New York Yankees want Miguel Andujar to learn new positions

The New York Yankees are going to experiment with Miguel Andujar playing other positions in Spring Training.  This could lead to an expanded role on the 2020 Yankees or a trade. In 2018, Miguel Andujar arrived on the scene in New York in a big way, hitting .297/.328/.527 for a 130 wRC+ and 2.8 fWAR.  His follow-up act didn’t […] New York Yankees want Miguel Andujar to learn new positions - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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