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Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 5 hours ago

Open Thread: February 27th Camp Notes

Your browser does not support iframes.Grapefruit League championship here they come. The Yankees won for the third time in four spring games today, this time thanks to a ninth inning rally. Clint Frazier hustled a leadoff double, Kellin Deglan pulled a single to put men on the corners, then Thairo Estrada launched a three-run bomb. […] The post Open Thread: February 27th Camp Notes appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues 5 hours ago

TiqIQ: Yankees Tickets Now On Sale; Team Introduces Two New Plans for 2017 Season

A new season is approaching, and new ticket deals exist at Yankee Stadium in 2017. Yankees tickets officially went on sale to the general public on Monday morning, giving fans first dibs at all 81 home games in the Bronx this year. The team has introduced two new ticketing plans for the 2017 season in […] The post TiqIQ: Yankees Tickets Now On Sale; Team Introduces Two New Plans for 2017 Season appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago

Yankees pursued Mexican League righty Hector Velazquez

According to Evan Drellich, the Yankees pursued Mexican League right-hander Hector Velazquez before he signed with the Red Sox earlier this month. This wasn’t exactly the second coming of the Jose Contreras chase, though the two AL East financial superpowers were after the same Latin American pitcher. Boston purchased Velazquez’s contract from his Mexican League […] The post Yankees pursued Mexican League righty Hector Velazquez appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 10 hours ago

Dreaming about a potential Starlin Castro breakout season

The first two years of the post-Robinson Cano era at second base were not pretty for the Yankees. Sitting through nearly 1,000 combined plate appearances of late-career Brian Roberts and Stephen Drew is not something I’d wish on any fan. Cano was the best second baseman in baseball at the time of his free agency, […] The post Dreaming about a potential Starlin Castro breakout season appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 11 hours ago

Spring Training Game Thread: Prospects on the Road

This afternoon the Yankees are playing their second road game and fourth game overall of the Grapefruit League season. So far in their three games they’ve hit five home runs, second most this spring (the Phillies have six), and man, I am loving it. Long live dingers. We haven’t seen nearly enough of them the […] The post Spring Training Game Thread: Prospects on the Road appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Call to the Pen 11 hours ago

New York Yankees Deserve Credit for Disguised Rebuild

The New York Yankees haven’t been their usual championship selves of late. However, they’ve managed to stay competitive, and the result of a creative rebuild should have them back to contention in no time. The New York Yankees are known for signing big-name players to big contracts. They thrive in a major market by using their […] New York Yankees Deserve Credit for Disguised Rebuild - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Spring training 2017: Yankees vs. Orioles game thread

Spring training 2017: Yankees vs. Orioles game thread

The Yankees head to Sarasota for a spring training matchup with the Orioles. The Yankees defeated one AL East rival yesterday, and are squaring off against another this afternoon. New York made the relatively short trip to Sarasota, Florida, spring training home of the Orioles, for today’s game. Chad Green gets his first action of spring training up against Ubaldo Jimenez for Baltimore. Green is obviously trying to battle for one of the rotation spots up for grabs for the Yankees. The Orioles are still trying to squeeze value out of Jimenez. Being a road game, the lineup is not likely to...
Yankees spring training: Luis Severino looks to be on the right track

Yankees spring training: Luis Severino looks to be on the right track

Could Luis Severino’s spring debut be a sign of things to come? Luis Severino looked good on Sunday afternoon in his first start of spring training, striking out a batter and allowing a walk in two innings of work. When it comes to the state of the Yankees starting rotation, all eyes will be on the 23-year-old right-hander as they hope to harness the promise he exuded in 2015. He took his first step towards actualizing his potential on Sunday by displaying the changeup he has been asked to work on. Last year’s immense struggles can at least partially be attributed to Severino’s...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 13 hours ago

Adam Warren’s bullpen success will work against him in the rotation competition

The Grapefruit League season is less than one week old now, though the competition for the fourth and fifth starter’s spots is already well underway. Four of the five candidates (Luis Cessa, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Adam Warren) have already pitched in an exhibition game, and the other, Chad Green, will get the ball later […] The post Adam Warren’s bullpen success will work against him in the rotation competition appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Three Yankees predictions for the 2017 season

Three Yankees predictions for the 2017 season

Tell us your three predictions for the season in the FanPost section. It’s time for another FanPost Friday prompt. Last week we tackled underrated Yankees in team history and received submissions for Roger Maris, Ron Blomberg, Red Ruffing, and Bill Dickey. You can check out all of the FanPosts here. If you find yourself disagreeing with any of those names, or think another player has been overlooked, it’s never too late to write your own take. Here is this week’s prompt: Make three Yankees predictions for the 2017 season. As usual, feel free to interpret this question however you...
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/27/17

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/27/17

Castro mentoring Torres; Derek Jeter Night is an example of Yankees’ greed; Wade inspired by Jeter’s jump throw; Betances focusing on season New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Starlin Castro has heard the rumors and knows Gleyber Torres is coming. But Castro is paying it forward. Similar to how Alfonso Soriano mentored him in the Cubs’ system, Castro is mentoring Torres. Before and after games, the two can often be found together. Hopefully Castro doesn’t pass off his “swing at everything in the dirt” methodology of baseball. New York Post | Phil Mushnick: This coming May, the...
Tempering expectations for Yankees prospects this spring

Tempering expectations for Yankees prospects this spring

Everyone is excited that baseball is back, but these young players have a long way to go. Baseball is back! I couldn’t be happier to see baseball back on my television after what seemed like an endless offseason, but here we are. We’ve already seen some performances from some starters, and even some prospects like Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier. Yesterday I saw Torres put on an excellent performance—a couple of doubles and two runs scored, both on wild pitches—and then saw some rumblings on Twitter waxing poetic about him; we saw the same after Aaron Judge’s monster home run two...

Open Thread: February 26th Camp Notes

Your browser does not support iframes.Earlier today the Yankees beat the Blue Jays by the score of eh who really cares. Starlin Castro smacked a three-run homer and Billy McKinney came off the bench to hit a two-run shot. I am all about the #TooManyHomers we’ve seen early in camp. Gary Sanchez went 0-for-3 at […] The post Open Thread: February 26th Camp Notes appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Spring training game thread: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Spring training game thread: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

The Yankees get their first look at the Blue Jays today, but won’t face a Toronto squad full of regulars. Today the Yankees will play their first spring training game against a division rival. It is a split-squad game for the Blue Jays, and most of their Opening Day squad stayed home to face the Phillies. Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees today, and Jacoby Ellsbury will make his spring training debut. Today’s lineup looks like one that we could see fairly often during the regular season. #NYYSpring lineup vs TOR:Gardner LFEllsbury CFSanchez CHolliday DHGregorius...
The Yankees aren’t just getting younger, they’re getting more versatile

The Yankees aren’t just getting younger, they’re getting more versatile

A bevy of super-utility players could give the Yankees much needed flexibility. With the first spring training games in the books, a few headlines have emerged from Yankees camp. Aaron Judge has super-human power; Gleyber Torres is a natural hitting machine; the back-of-the-rotation candidates are all pitching well. As a team in transition, the immediate, albeit small sample size, success makes for some fanfare. Buried beneath the shiny prospect production, however, is another story. It might not be as flashy, but it’s equally important. Over the course of the last few seasons, the...
Was Watching Feb 26, 2017

Bryan Mitchell

I’m not saying that Bryan Mitchell is going to be a stud. But, I really like him and find myself rooting for him. He seems to be a ball player’s ball player kind of guy. In fact, in my wildest dreams, I would like to see three of the kids fighting for the rotation – […]
What to watch for in this spring’s Yankees rotation battle

What to watch for in this spring’s Yankees rotation battle

The Yankees’ most intriguing storyline for this season is the rotation, which has two open spots and at least five interesting candidates. Baseball is back. Finally. Unfortunately, it has returned in the form of meaningless, glorified exhibition games, with starting pitchers throwing two innings, position players going five, and low-minor league prospects handling what should be high-leverage frames. Still…baseball is back! And to fully enjoy the grand return of baseball, we often subconsciously attach value to these spring training games. As much as we all love baseball,...
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/26/17

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/26/17

Gleyber hits two doubles and scores from second base on a wild pitch in yesterday’s loss; the youth movement is making spring training more exciting; A-Rod’s chances for the Hall of Fame will be a hot topic going forward; A-Rod should join the YES Booth; a Q&A with YES Broadcaster David Cone Around the Empire Newsday | Erik Boland: The Yankees lost 6-5 to the Phillies in yesterday’s game. These things happen. It doesn’t mean that the Yankees are doomed, even though it 100% means they are doomed. Enough about just cancelling the season though, because fans got to see Gleyber Torres...
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 25, 2017

Camp Battles: New York Yankees

The vast majority of the Yankees’ roster looks set as the season approaches, but the retooling franchise still has a few areas that will need clarification during spring training. In most cases, relatively young players are vying for the youth-oriented Yankees’ open jobs. Starting Rotation (Two Spots) Luis Severino Age: 23 Throws: R Contract Status:…

Open Thread: February 25th Camp Notes

Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees suffered their first spring loss today, though they showed some #FightingSpirit by rallying to tie the game in the top of the ninth. The Phillies then came back to win in the bottom half. Womp womp. Gleyber Torres had a double to left, a double to right, and […] The post Open Thread: February 25th Camp Notes appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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