12:21 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
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Yankees 2018 draft pick results tracker and social media guide

Yankees 2018 draft pick results tracker and social media guide

Keep track of the Yankees’ 2018 draft class. The 2018 MLB Draft is over, and now all that’s left to do is wait and see who decides to sign with the Yankees. Obviously looking to strengthen a current weakness in the farm system, the Yankees selected catchers in the first and second round, then picked four more before all was said and done. Don’t worry though, they still drafted plenty of right-handed pitchers. Their favorite. Like in previous years, I’ve put together a list of the Yankees’ 2018 draft class, including their Twitter handle if they happen to have one. It typically...
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Yankees potential trade target: Matt Harvey

Yankees potential trade target: Matt Harvey

Is it time for the Dark Knight to rise from the shadows and return to Gotham? Back in 2015, the Mets stood on top of the world. It’s funny to think about now that the Mets have crashed back to a caricature of themselves, but at that time things looked bright for them. Yoenis Cespedes carried their offense on his back en route to the World Series, and with the help of their rotation, the future held promise. To top it all off, Matt Harvey served as the staff ace. Harvey ushered in the Mets’ return to relevance. He led a much-discussed rotation that was supposed to anchor the team for...
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Yankees prospects: Estevan Florial goes 4-for-4 in rehab game

Yankees prospects: Estevan Florial goes 4-for-4 in rehab game

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from July 17th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: W 8-4 vs. Toledo Mud Hens SS Abi Avelino 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 KRF Billy McKinney 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI3B Brandon Drury 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 KDH Mike Ford 1-51B Ryan McBroom 0-5, 1 KCF Shane Robinson 3-4, 2 R, 1 SBLF Mark Payton 2-4, 2 RC Francisco Diaz 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB2B L.J. Mazzilli 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI Chance Adams 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 KStephen Tarpley 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 KJoe Harvey (W, 2-2) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 KCody Carroll 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K Double-A Trenton...
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NYY news: deGrom would be deBomb and Judge is Amazin’ but not all ideas are

NYY news: deGrom would be deBomb and Judge is Amazin’ but not all ideas are

Judge homers in ASG; Judge helps Make-A-Wish; Sevy wants deGrom; Pedro wanted to be a Yankee; An Amazin’-ly terrible idea MLB.com | Mark Feinsand: The All-Star game is officially over and Manny Machado is heading to Los Angeles to join the Dodgers. The fun part of the All-Star Game was all the dingers. It all started with Aaron Judge. Judge led off the second inning of the game and showed baseball fans a monster dong. He hit a solo shot off Max Scherzer for the first run of the game. Apparently Justin Verlander called the home run before it happened and even better, Luis Severino caught...
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AL 8, NL 6: Aaron Judge’s home run gets the scoring started in DC

AL 8, NL 6: Aaron Judge’s home run gets the scoring started in DC

Judge hit the first of many home runs, as the American League won bragging rights in DC. For the sixth consecutive year, the American League has come away with a win in the All-Star Game. This year’s game turned into a bit of a home run derby, but by the time the balls stopped flying out of the park, the AL was ahead 8-6. While neither of the two Yankees who played were in for the game for the deciding moments, they both had good games. From a Yankees perspective, all the action was confined to the second inning. In the top half of the inning, Aaron Judge homered to score the game’s...
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Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

Judge hit an absolute moonshot to give the American League an early lead. Aaron Judge opted to skip the Home Run Derby this year, but he still brought the power to the nation’s capital. The Yankees outfielder put the American League on the board first with a home run off of Max Scherzer. Judge fouled off a first pitch strike — a 95 mph fastball — to start the at-bat. He did the damage on the second pitch, a fastball up and in. He turned on the ball and absolutely crushed it. It was an absolute moonshot of a home run. Just see for yourself: ALL RISE IN THE ALL STAR GAME.Aaron...
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The 89th MLB All-Star Game: open thread

The 89th MLB All-Star Game: open thread

Come join us for this year’s All-Star Game! After the theatrics of last night’s Home Run Derby, tonight we get the tradition of the All-Star Game. Tonight, we get the 89th annual MLB All-Star Game between the American League and the National League. Four Yankees were named AL All-Stars this season, although Gleyber Torres and Aroldis Chapman will not take part in the game. That leaves two: Aaron Judge and Luis Severino The most notable thing about the AL’s lineup from a Yankees’ perspective is Judge’s spot in the six hole. He is the only Yankee to have cracked the starting...
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The best Yankees to never make an All-Star Game

The best Yankees to never make an All-Star Game

Despite having memorable careers, these six players never got the chance to grace the field at an All-Star Game. Thanks to the size of the rosters and the one player per team rule, there are plenty of random players who have made an All-Star Game in their careers. Someone named Frankie Zak made it as a rookie in 1944. He played 36 games total in the rest of his career after that season. Yet there are some genuinely good, or even great, players that somehow just never were selected. In some cases, it may be that their career was filled with decent seasons that added up to a good career, but...
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What drove Greg Bird’s big week?

What drove Greg Bird’s big week?

The Yankee first baseman had his first hot streak of the season, and the key is his swing A week where a player hits a grand slam is generally a good week. A week where that player hits a grand slam, two other home runs, and drives in 12 runs in total? That’s pretty close to Bondsian. Yankee first baseman Greg Bird isn’t Barry Bonds, but he had himself a huge week against Baltimore and Cleveland. After starting the season hurt and then struggling to find his stroke, it couldn’t come at a better time for the player many Yankee fans still hold onto as the first baseman of the future. So...
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The Yankees and the problem with patience

The Yankees and the problem with patience

Patience is a virtue, but one that doesn’t necessarily land you a World Series ring. When the Yankees let Gerrit Cole slip through their grasp during the offseason, the organization made a strategic decision to hold off on adding a starting pitcher. Instead, they would save their money and wait until the trade deadline to make a move. “We’ve got some flexibility payroll-wise,” Hal Steinbrenner told reporters last month, “so the question is what’s going to be available and what are the asks. We purposely left a decent amount of money just for this.” That jives with this note...
Jul 17, 2018
Yankees potential trade target: J.A. Happ update

Yankees potential trade target: J.A. Happ update

J.A. Happ looked like a solid target for the Yankees, but has struggled in recent starts. Could he still make sense? With the Yankees seemingly “fading” in the race for Manny Machado, the focus is sure to shift back to the team’s pursuit of pitching. There’s no team in baseball that couldn’t use a little more pitching, and in the Yankees’ case, it’s long seemed clear that another starter should be in order. With most starters with long-term team control, such as Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Chris Archer, apparently unavailable, a veteran rental has looked like the...
Jul 17, 2018
Yankees prospects: Nestor Cortes throws a gem, Gary Sanchez stays hot

Yankees prospects: Nestor Cortes throws a gem, Gary Sanchez stays hot

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from July 16th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-0 at Toledo Mud Hens CF Billy McKinney 1-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K DH Gary Sanchez 1-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 K 1B Tyler Austin 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K RF Ryan McBroom 2-5, 1 K 3B Brandon Drury 0-5 SS Abiatal Avelino 1-4 C Wilkin Castillo 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K LF Mark Payton 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB 2B L.J. Mazzilli 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB Nestor Cortes (W, 4-3) 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 10 K Raynel Espinal 2.0 IP, 2 K Tommy Kahnle 1.0 IP, 1 K Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-4 at...
Jul 17, 2018
NYY News: Jacob’s Ladder

NYY News: Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob deGrom wants Mets to trade him if they’re not interested in an extension; Manny Machado deal with non-Yankee team reportedly close to being done; Machado’s nephew wants him in pinstripes; Judge and teammates plan to take in all the All-Star Game festivities MLBTradeRumors | Steve Adams: For once, we’re not going to lead off the link dump with news about Manny Machado. Don’t worry though, because that’s coming. Today’s link dump starts off with Jacob deGrom news, because lordy lord do I want deGrom on deYankees. His agent spoke with Ken Rosenthal regarding their talks with...
Jul 16, 2018
Yankees reportedly out on Manny Machado

Yankees reportedly out on Manny Machado

It was fun while it lasted. With the rest of baseball focused on the Home Run Derby, Jon Heyman dropped the latest bit of news in the Manny Machado sweepstakes. The Orioles are apparently on the verge of trading Machado to an unknown team. It is clear, however, that the Yankees will not be receiving the star infielder. Heyman spoke with an Orioles source who mentioned that the Yankees “...didn’t have the need of some others.” That’s true, considering the Bombers have an infield that boasts both Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius. Teams like the Phillies, Dodgers, and Brewers figure...
Jul 16, 2018
Home Run Derby 2018: How to watch, bracket, odds

Home Run Derby 2018: How to watch, bracket, odds

The Yankees aren’t represented at this year’s Home Run Derby, but the event still could be a spectacle. Last year’s Home Run Derby was among the more memorable in recent history. The Yankees in particular had a pair of sluggers, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, on either side of the bracket. Giancarlo Stanton was the reigning champion in the event and was defending his title at what was then his home park. Judge, of course, put on an absolute show. His prodigious power has no trouble playing in real games, so it obviously was stellar in what’s akin to a nationally televised session of...