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Yankees get A.J. Cole from Nationals in minor trade

Following tonight’s win, the Yankees announced they have acquired right-hander A.J. Cole from the Nationals for cash or a player to be named later. He’s joining the big league team. David Hale was designated for assignment to clear 25-man and 40-man roster space. Cole, 26, opened the season as Washington’s fifth starter but lost the […] The post Yankees get A.J. Cole from Nationals in minor trade appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Patrick Corbin could emerge as Yankees’ top offseason target

A few weeks ago, I wrote that Dallas Keuchel could be a more likely option for the Yankees in next winter's free agent market.


D-Backs' Patrick Corbin could draw interest from Yankees in free agency

Diamondbacks pitcher and New York native Patrick Corbin has dominated opponents throughout the early portion of the season -- and the Yankees have already been paying attention.

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Patrick Corbin really wants to pitch for the Yankees

The left-hander likes New York, and there’s reason to believe the feeling is mutual. Yesterday I wrote about the Yankees’ odds in the premature Clayton Kershaw sweepstakes. It’s only fitting that I follow it up with another story about an impending free agent southpaw coming out of the National League West. This union, however, seems far more likely. Of course I’m talking about Patrick Corbin. The Diamondbacks left-hander made it clear yesterday that he has pinstripes on his mind. He raved about the Yankees, his childhood favorite team, in an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA...

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Nationals trade A.J. Cole to Yankees in exchange for cash considerations...

A.J. Cole has been traded again. Will the Washington Nationals, who dealt their 2010 4th Round pick in 2011 and re-acquired him in 2013, eventually bring him back to D.C. again? A.J. Cole made the Washington Nationals’ rotation out of Spring Training in part because the 26-year-old, 2010 4th Round pick was out of options this season. When he struggled against the Atlanta Braves in his 2018 debut, however, giving up 10 hits total, three walks, and ten earned runs in 3 2⁄3 innings pitched, and was moved to the bullpen one start later and didn’t really fare well there either, he was...

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What are the odds that the Yankees sign Clayton Kershaw?

Jon Heyman thinks there’s a chance. Spring weather has finally arrived in New York, and the Yankees are starting to win. That leaves us only one thing to do: pour over free agent rumors! In a way too early look at next offseason, Jon Heyman connected the Yankees to Clayton Kershaw, the crown jewel pitcher of the 2018 - 2019 class. We know this involves an opt-out clause, but barring catastrophic injury he will do just that. While the Bombers don’t have the same advantage as the Dodgers or Rangers, Heyman assigns New York the third best odds in the preliminary phase of the Kershaw...


MLB This Week: Torres called up, and more top prospects could soon follow

The latter part of April is a good time to check in on some of baseballs top prospects.The New York Yankees hope they have a good one in Gleyber Torres.Torres made his anticipated debut for the Yankees on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and although the 21-year-old infielder went hitless , his arrival drew plenty of attention. Torres promotion occurred late enough that he isnt eligible for free agency until after the 2024 season. It made sense for his major league debut to come now, especially after he hit .347 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.A few other top prospects remain in the...

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Breaking down the Gleyber Torres promotion

What does Torres bring to the 2018 Yankees? A total of 636 days separated two watershed moments in recent Yankees history. On July 25, 2016, the team acquired top prospect Gleyber Torres in a trade with the Cubs. Now, today, the 21-year-old second baseman makes his long awaited big league debut. While the Pinstripe Alley staff examined his journey to the Bronx last week, his promotion asks us to situate him in the context of the 2018 Yankees. If one thing’s clear, it’s that the team didn’t call Torres up for an experiment. This isn’t like how the Yankees tabbed Gary Sanchez for a...

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After a long wait, the Yankees call up Gleyber Torres

We waited, and now it’s time to see what the Yankees top prospect can do. Tomorrow, hopefully early in the game, Gleyber Torres will make his first real impact in Major League Baseball. It won’t matter if it’s a defensive opportunity or an at-bat. After nearly two years of waiting and box score scouting, we’ll all get a look at the crown jewel of the 2016 rebuild. Yankee fans, you’ve earned it. The 2016 season was mostly a drag. The Yankees couldn’t hit, Luis Severino looked lost in his sophomore season, and most of us just wanted the year to be over. A week before the trade...

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Game 20: Happy Gleyber Day

Less than two years ago the Yankees plotted a course that changed the direction of the franchise. They decided to sell at the 2016 trade deadline, not buy, and as good as the Yankees were last year and as talented as the roster is this year, we’ve yet to see the impact of those 2016 […] The post Game 20: Happy Gleyber Day appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1: Andujar, Severino star as Gleyber Torres debuts

Things didn’t go smoothly for the top prospect in his first game, but the Yankees still prevailed to take three of four from Toronto. It seems like the Yankees have entered a bunch of “New Eras” lately. They entered new eras after Mariano Rivera and then Derek Jeter retired. They entered a new era when they rebuilt at the 2016 trade deadline, and yet another when Aaron Judge became the face of the franchise, and perhaps baseball, last season. Today was billed as the beginning of the Gleyber Era. Gleyber Torres, the biggest prize of that flash rebuild two years ago, the crown jewel of...

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Yankees news: Gleyber Torres has been promoted to the majors

It’s finally happening! Yankees fans have been on Gleyber watch for a few days now. After all the will they or won’t they, the Yankees have finally decided to promote Gleyber Torres to the majors. According to Jack Curry, he will join the team, and presumably make his MLB debut, tomorrow afternoon. Just a few days ago, it sounded like the Yankees wouldn’t be calling up Torres anytime soon. By waiting to promote Torres, the Yankees ensured that he cannot become a free agent until after the 2024 season. Brian Cashman had said that his service clock “wouldn’t be a consideration”...

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What do the Yankees do if Sonny Gray is hurt?

This team can’t deal with a major pitching injury Sonny Gray has been bad this year. Through four starts he has an 8.27 ERA and is only averaging four innings per start, which is nothing close to what you want to see from one of your best pitchers. Gray was once one of the best young arms in the game, yet an injury-riddled 2016 season has put his future in question. It’s why the Athletics were even willing to trade him away in the first place. If he’s damaged goods, the Yankees are going to be in trouble, and there’s already evidence to suggest he might be. In 2016, Gray missed time...

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The Yankees and Yusei Kikuchi’s impending free agency

The next big name Japanese pitcher is preparing to jump to MLB. Jon Heyman reports Seibu Lions left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, arguably the best pitcher in Japan in Year One post-Shohei Ohtani, is expected to be posted after the season, though of course nothing is set in stone. “He’s coming,” said one source to Heyman. Kikuchi, […] The post The Yankees and Yusei Kikuchi’s impending free agency appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Looking back at the Yankees’ trade for Gleyber Torres

Let’s look back to when the Yankees acquired Gleyber Torres now that there’s chatter about a call up. One of the biggest moments of the Yankees’ rebuild was actually a listless, boring series against the Rays. In a three-game set with Tampa Bay in July of 2016, the Yankees dropped all three games, pushing them to an even 52-52 at the trade deadline. Even though it was apparent for weeks prior that the Yankees should sell off their short-term contracts like Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, and Andrew Miller, the Steinbrenners believed they could still compete right up to the...

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Potential Mets trade target bashes Yankees in return from injury

One pipe dream to solve the Mets’ catching injuries is officially back from an injury himself, making an entrance in The Bronx loud enough to hear from Citi Field. The Marlins activated J.T. Realmuto from the disabled list Tuesday in time to make his season debut against the Yankees and smash a three-run, opposite-field home...

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Dissecting Giancarlo Stanton’s start

The Yankees’ major offseason acquisition has been an enigma in April We’ve come a long way from the sleepless night of December 11, 2017. The entire PSA staff, and majority of Yankee fans in general, spent it glued to Twitter, waiting for the imminent trade of Giancarlo Stanton to be made official. Of course it was, and we were treated to an offseason and spring training full of questions, fantasies and predictions for what the reigning National League MVP would do when unleashed in the Bronx. Three weeks in, it’s safe to say nobody saw this start coming. In his first 15 games with...

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Let’s be real about Sonny Gray

No, Gray isn’t as bad as fans think he is. Few players on the Yankees’ roster draw the ire of fans as much as Sonny Gray. The right-hander arrived in New York last summer and went from exciting addition to hate vessel in record time. He quickly developed a reputation for nibbling and being a five-and-fly pitcher. While these criticisms largely prove unwarranted, many still view him as a back-end starter and regret the trade entirely. It’s time to shake up the way we think about Gray. The 28-year-old presents an interesting opportunity to take a deep dive into what makes a starter...

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New York Yankees: Why the Kansas City Royals may be their ideal trade partner

The New York Yankees may have some holes they need to fill out on the roster down the road this season. The Kansas City Royals may have some players who can help them fill some of those holes. The New York Yankees probably haven’t gotten off to the start most people would’ve thought.They are 7-7 […] New York Yankees: Why the Kansas City Royals may be their ideal trade partner - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Jace Peterson clears waivers, elects to become free agent

Infielder Jace Peterson cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent after the Yankees designated him for assignment on Tuesday.

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Walker ‘Grounded’ to Start 2018

A little over a month ago, the Yankees scooped up the somehow-still-a-free-agent-infielder Neil Walker. Taking advantage of the galactically warped free-agent market, he cost just $4 million, a steal in any year for almost any player, let alone one who could offer the team the flexibility to play both infield corners on top of his […] The post Walker ‘Grounded’ to Start 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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As service time cutoff approaches, the Gleyber Torres watch is officially on

If not for the fluke injury — the fluke but serious injury, I should say — suffered sliding into home plate last June, chances are Gleyber Torres would’ve already been in the big leagues. The Yankees probably would’ve called him up in the second half last year and who knows, maybe they never trade for […] The post As service time cutoff approaches, the Gleyber Torres watch is officially on appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Yankees acquire L.J. Mazzilli from Mets in minor trade

For the first time since the Mike Stanton-Felix Heredia swap in 2004, the Yankees and Mets have made a player-for-player trade. This morning the Yankees announced they’ve acquired utility man L.J. Mazzilli from their crosstown rivals for minor league outfielder Kendall Coleman. Yes, L.J. is Lee’s son (L.J. is short for Lee Jr.). His twin […] The post Yankees acquire L.J. Mazzilli from Mets in minor trade appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Mets trade L.J. Mazzilli to Yankees

The former fouth-round draft pick is switching sides in a rare cross-town trade. The Mets and Yankees have struck a rare deal that will send longtime Mets minor league second baseman/outfielder L.J. Mazzilli to the Bronx for Yankees outfield prospect Kendall Coleman. The 27-year-old Mazzilli, son of former Met and Yankee outfielder and coach Lee Mazzilli, was drafted in 2013 as a fourth-rounder out of the University of Connecticut by the Mets. Mazzilli had initial promise in his first years in professional baseball, hitting .278 and .301 in 2013 and 2014, respectively, primarily in...

New York Post

Lee Mazzilli’s son changes sides in rare Yankees-Mets trade

Like father, like son. Lee Mazzilli started his major league career with the Mets before ultimately playing for the Yankees. Now his son, prospect L.J. Mazzilli, is switching franchises on the minor-league level. L.J. was traded from the Mets to the Yankees for outfield prospect Kendall Coleman. L.J., a fourth-round pick in 2013, advanced to...

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Yankees get Mazzilli’s son L.J. in swap of minor-leaguers w/ Mets

The Yankees acquired Lee Mazzilli’s son, L.J., in a rare trade with the Mets.


Mets trade L.J.Mazzilli to Yankees for Kendall Coleman

The Mets have traded minor league INF/OF L.J. Mazzilli to the Yankees in exchange for OF Kendall Coleman, it was announced Tuesday.


Mets trade L.J. Mazzilli, son of Lee Mazzilli, to Yankees

The Mets traded L.J. Mazzilli, the son of Lee Mazzilli, to the Yankees        

Tim and Sid: What are the chances Orioles trade Machado within the AL East?

Tim and Sid talk about the chances Manny Machado is traded to either the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees and what it could mean for future free agents like Bryce Harper.

Will the New York Yankees trade for Jose Quintana?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel debates how serious the New York Yankees might be in their pursuit of White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana.

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman talks Brian McCann trade

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman explains his thought process behind the trade of catcher Brian McCann to the Houston Astros for two pitching prospects, Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.