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Scouting the Trade Market: Brad Hand

One thing has become clear in recent weeks: the Yankees need bullpen help. Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances are arguably the best closer/setup man tandem in baseball, though there are other innings that need to be pitched, and those other innings have cost the Yankees too many games of late. The middle relief is a […] The post Scouting the Trade Market: Brad Hand appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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The Yankees and the 2017 All-Star Game

Despite recent events, the Yankees have the second best record (39-30) and the second best run differential (+107) in the American League. Many expected this to be something of a rebuilding year, one of those “step back and regroup for next season” years. Instead, the Yankees got off to a great start and remain in […] The post The Yankees and the 2017 All-Star Game appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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A win! Yanks break the game open late in 8-4 win over Angels

Finally. The seven-game losing streak is over. This one was a nail-biter for five-and-a-half innings before the offense broke out and pulled away in the late innings. The final score was 8-4. A new winning streak has begun. Montgomery’s One Mistake Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco came into this game tied with Masahiro Tanaka for the […] The post A win! Yanks break the game open late in 8-4 win over Angels appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 19 hours ago

Game 69: Not Nice

So. Yeah. Things aren’t going well for the Yankees right now. Seven straight losses, five at the hands of the bullpen. I mean, the offense and starters and defense haven’t stood out either, but man, that bullpen. It’s a minor miracle the Yankees still have the third best record (38-30) and second best run differential […] The post Game 69: Not Nice appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Outside Pitch 22 hours ago

New York Yankees: Greg Bird receives cortisone shot, out three to five days

The New York Yankees received positive news on Wednesday as Greg Bird is expected to resume baseball activities within the next week. The New York Yankees received good news on Greg Bird. According to sources, the young first baseman received a cortisone shot in his ankle and is expected to resume baseball activities in three […] The post New York Yankees: Greg Bird receives cortisone shot, out three to five days appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
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Let’s talk about Chris Carter and Tyler Austin

The Yankees lost their seventh straight game last night, and the biggest reason was the bullpen. Again. The offense didn’t light the world on fire, but Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Holder combined to allow five runs in three innings. That simply is not good enough. The bullpen has been a major sore spot for more […] The post Let’s talk about Chris Carter and Tyler Austin appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Scouting the Trade Market: Yonder Alonso

Remember the offseason, when Greg Bird and various supporting cast members couldn’t possibly provide less production at first base than Mark Teixeira last year? Good times. We were so naive. So far this season Yankees first basemen are hitting .192/.291/.355 (54 OPS+) overall, easily the worst production in the league. This is the position with […] The post Scouting the Trade Market: Yonder Alonso appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Chance Adams, Domingo Acevedo, and the Yankees’ need for middle relief help

It happened again last night. For the fifth time during the seven-game losing streak, the bullpen let a winnable game slip away in the late innings. Tyler Clippard did the honors again, this time by allowing three runs in the span of four batters. Sometimes the bullpen is going to let a game slip away. […] The post Chance Adams, Domingo Acevedo, and the Yankees’ need for middle relief help appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Was Watching Jun 21, 2017

A Season Of Two Streaks

Yankees have lost their last 7 games in a row. From April 9th through the 17th, they won 8 games in a row. Outside of those two streaks, they are 30-23 this season. They still might win 90 games this season. But, it’s not looking good.

Angels 8, Yankees 3: Losing streak reaches seven after Dellin Betances watches another bullpen meltdown

And the losing streak has hit seven. A well-deserved loss, this was. Shaky starting pitching, bad defense, not enough offense, and miserable relief pitching sent the Yankees to an 8-3 loss to the Angels on Tuesday night. Turns out you occasionally have to win to stay in first place. The seven-game losing streak is their […] The post Angels 8, Yankees 3: Losing streak reaches seven after Dellin Betances watches another bullpen meltdown appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

DotF: Staten Island wins opener; Tate returns in Tampa’s win

Some notes to get us started: SS Gleyber Torres is having his Tommy John surgery tomorrow, according to Bryan Hoch. Mets team doctor Dr. David Atlchek will perform the surgery. See you in the spring, Gleyber. 3B Nelson Gomez is listed as suspended on the Staten Island Yankees roster for some reason. Not sure what […] The post DotF: Staten Island wins opener; Tate returns in Tampa’s win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Game 68: Home Sweet Home

Thank goodness the Yankees are back home again. That road trip was a nightmare. Six losses in seven games and five injuries too, including two DL stints (CC Sabathia and Adam Warren) and one setback (Greg Bird), and not including one top prospect blowing out his damn elbow on a slide (Gleyber Torres). But that’s […] The post Game 68: Home Sweet Home appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Outside Pitch Jun 20, 2017

New York Yankees: Farm system and trade market can both help improve the roster

If the New York Yankees want to make noise in the playoffs, their roster needs some help. Fortunately, they can look in a number of directions for it. The New York Yankees have been one of baseball’s biggest surprises. But if they want to capitalize on their early-season success, their roster can’t remain the status […] The post New York Yankees: Farm system and trade market can both help improve the roster appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

2017 Draft Signings: Sauer, Smith, Lehnen, Higgins, Zurak

We are still two and a half weeks away from the Friday, July 7th signing deadline, though the Yankees have already taken care of business with most of their 2017 draft picks. Here are my Day One, Day Two, and Day Three recaps, and here are all of the Yankees’ picks. Now here are the […] The post 2017 Draft Signings: Sauer, Smith, Lehnen, Higgins, Zurak appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Jun 20, 2017

6/20 to 6/22 Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels

The Yankees trip to the West Coast went about as poorly as it could. They dropped six of seven to the Angels and A’s, and suffered injuries and heartbreaking losses along the way. They’ve fallen to 16-20 on the road as a result of this road trip, so a return to the Bronx (where they’re […] The post 6/20 to 6/22 Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Are Holliday’s strikeouts a sign he’s selling out for power?

Once the Yankees traded Brian McCann, it was clear they had two offseason priorities. They wanted another high-end reliever to replace Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, who were traded away at the deadline, and they wanted a big bat to plug into their designated hitter spot. The Yankees reportedly wanted another starting pitcher too, but […] The post Are Holliday’s strikeouts a sign he’s selling out for power? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Sports Mockery Jun 20, 2017
Yankees Show Increasing Motivation To Make An Outrageous Offer for Jose Quintana

Yankees Show Increasing Motivation To Make An Outrageous Offer for Jose Quintana

The New York Yankees have been here before. Last season they put out an everything-must-go sign at the trade deadline and shed an impressive amount of players, but now their farm system is flooded with elite prospects and nowhere to promote them There is an ocean of rumors swirling around Jose Quintana that ebbs and […]

Monday Night Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.Even off-days bring baseball pain for the Yankees nowadays. Earlier today, the Yankees learned top prospect Gleyber Torres would miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his elbow. He needs Tommy John surgery. What crappy news. I assume a swarm of locusts will devour Clint Frazier […] The post Monday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

2017 Draft Signings: Sensley, Cortijo, Hess, DeMarco

With the short season leagues set to begin this week, the Yankees have locked up many of their late round draft picks these last few days. Here are my Day One, Day Two, and Day Three draft recaps, and here are all of the Yankees’ picks. Now here are the latest signings (and non-signings): Louisiana-Lafayette […] The post 2017 Draft Signings: Sensley, Cortijo, Hess, DeMarco appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Outside Pitch Jun 19, 2017

New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres to undergo Tommy John surgery, Miguel Andujar promoted to Triple-A

The good news: Miguel Andujar has been promoted to Triple-A. The bad news: Gleyber Torres will miss the remainder of the season. There will be a flurry of emotions flowing through the New York Yankees organization on Monday. The good news: Miguel Andujar — the team’s ninth rated prospect — was promoted to Triple-A. The […] The post New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres to undergo Tommy John surgery, Miguel Andujar promoted to Triple-A appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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