8:21 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2019
2 hours ago

Thursday Notes: Franchise Values, Roki Sasaki, Mock Drafts, Broadcast Rights

The Yankees continue their nine-game, three-city West Coast trip with the series finale in Anaheim later tonight. Until then, here are some miscellaneous links and notes to check out. Yankees again ranked MLB’s most valuable franchise Once again, Forbes has ranked the Yankees as the most valuable franchise in baseball. The franchise is valued at […] The post Thursday Notes: Franchise Values, Roki Sasaki, Mock Drafts, Broadcast Rights appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
4 hours ago

Yankees’ bonus pools set for the 2019 draft and 2019-20 international signing period

We’re well into April now and the weather is starting to heat up, which means we’re approaching draft season and the annual international signing period. I don’t anticipate much draft or international free agency coverage here given our looming shutdown (sorry), but here is this summer’s amateur bonus pool information, via Carlos Collazo and Ben […] The post Yankees’ bonus pools set for the 2019 draft and 2019-20 international signing period appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
7 hours ago

The Three Most Important Yankees Stories of the RAB Era

As we prepare to close RAB’s internet doors next Monday, we’ve spent some time recently looking back at the last 12+ years of Yankees baseball. We looked at my favorite games, prospect rankings, and some random players as well. We’ve seen a lot of cool stuff these last dozen years. Like all sports, there are […] The post The Three Most Important Yankees Stories of the RAB Era appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
8 hours ago

Curry: Yankees acquire Cameron Maybin from Indians

According to Jack Curry, the Yankees have acquired Cameron Maybin from the Indians. Hooray for having three actual outfielders. No word on the return, though it can’t imagine it’ll be anything significant. More to come … eventually. The post Curry: Yankees acquire Cameron Maybin from Indians appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
10 hours ago

Thoughts while the Yankees are out on the West Coast

The Yankees are three games into their nine-game West Coast trip and there are only five more days to go in the RAB era, including today. Barring a surprise development (with the Yankees, not RAB), this is probably the last thoughts post. It was a good run. Let’s get to it. 1. I don’t have […] The post Thoughts while the Yankees are out on the West Coast appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
17 hours ago

Clint Frazier headed to injured list with left ankle strain

The Yankees just welcomed one player back from the injured list (Gary Sanchez), so now it’s time to lose someone else. Clint Frazier is heading to the 10-day injured list with a left ankle strain, Aaron Boone announced following tonight’s win. The Yankees believe it is a two-week injury. We’ll see. Frazier suffered the injury […] The post Clint Frazier headed to injured list with left ankle strain appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
18 hours ago

Yankees 6, Angels 5: No milestone for CC Sabathia, but a sixth straight win for the Yankees

The Fighting Spirit has arrived in 2019. The gritty gutty Yankees erased a five-run deficit Wednesday night to earn their sixth straight win, and their eighth win in the last nine games. The final score was 6-5. Do we love this team yet? I can’t wait for Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge and Luis Severino […] The post Yankees 6, Angels 5: No milestone for CC Sabathia, but a sixth straight win for the Yankees appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
22 hours ago

DotF: Deivi Garcia strikes out ten in Tampa’s loss

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (5-0 win over Rochester) LF Trey Amburgey: 0-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — remember when he got off to that great start? he’s now 3-for-32 (.094) in his last eight games 2B Brad Miller: 0-5, 2 K — organizational debut after signing a minor league contract the other day 1B […] The post DotF: Deivi Garcia strikes out ten in Tampa’s loss appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
22 hours ago

Game 24: Milestone Night?

Are they playing crisp and clean baseball right now? No, but the Yankees are racking up wins and they go into tonight one game behind the Rays in the loss column. Imagine if the roles were reversed and the Rays were closing in on the Yankees despite all the injuries? They’d write scripture about them. […] The post Game 24: Milestone Night? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 24, 2019

Let’s Remember Some Guys from the RAB Era

There are five days remaining in the RAB era. We’ve been at this — I’ve been at this — more than 12 years now and it’s time to move on to something else. RAB started as a passion project and the passion is not there anymore. It’s become a burden. It sucks, and I am […] The post Let’s Remember Some Guys from the RAB Era appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 24, 2019

Yankees option Chad Green to Triple-A Scranton

Chad Green has reached the end of his leash. The Yankees optioned Green to Triple-A Scranton this afternoon, the team announced. Stephen Tarpley was called up in a corresponding move. Also, Gary Sanchez was activated off the injured list and Kyle Higashioka was sent down, as expected. More to come in a bit. My quick […] The post Yankees option Chad Green to Triple-A Scranton appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 24, 2019

Gleyber Torres is in a slump, but it’s not a cause for alarm

Gleyber Torres ran into the rookie wall last September. He started slumping right around the time the typical minor league season ends, which is fairly common for new big leaguers. Through August 31, Torres had an impressive .282/.351/.507 (130 wRC+) batting line. In 101 September plate appearances, Torres recorded a paltry 82 wRC+. His postseason […] The post Gleyber Torres is in a slump, but it’s not a cause for alarm appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 24, 2019

The Yankees have a big stolen base problem right now

Something unusual happened two weeks ago and I wouldn’t blame you for not noticing. In the seventh inning on April 14th, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu stole second and third bases against the Yankees. They are his only two stolen bases this year. Abreu stole two bases all of last season and has ten steals […] The post The Yankees have a big stolen base problem right now appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 24, 2019

Yankees 7, Angels 5: Another messy night for the bullpen, but still a fifth straight win

This game should not have been as close as it was, but sometimes things don’t according to plan, and they didn’t Tuesday night. The Yankees survived a near bullpen collapse to pick up their fifth straight win and seventh win in their last eight games. Remember when Anaheim was a house of horrors? The Yankees […] The post Yankees 7, Angels 5: Another messy night for the bullpen, but still a fifth straight win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 23, 2019

DotF: Dermis Garcia and Isiah Gilliam carry Tampa to a win

Got some links and notes to pass along: Both RHP Luis Gil (No. 7) and 1B Dermis Garcia (No. 13) made this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. “Garcia is a bit of a one-tricky pony, but that one trick—massive raw power—sure is fun to watch when a pitch comes right into his swing path,” says the […] The post DotF: Dermis Garcia and Isiah Gilliam carry Tampa to a win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.