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What would Ken Singleton earn in free agency today?

What if some of yesteryear’s greats were available today? There’s an awful lot of downtime in baseball, and the nature of the sport leads to long stretches where viewers generally chitchat about things not directly related to the action of the game. In the 2018 season, one of these examples stood out to me the most, as The Athletic’s beat writer Marc Carig engaged in a debate about the relative value of a Yankees’ broadcaster: Career OPS+ 132, though from 75-79 he had an OPS+ of 152. Where did that rank in the AL during that span?The answer: 1st. Just ahead of a couple randos...

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The one free agent the Yankees have to sign

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. There is roughly a week of baseball left before the offseason really kicks into gear. It’s time to start seriously thinking about the 2019 Yankees and what Brian Cashman can do over the next five months to improve the current squad. Since they reset their base tax rate by staying under the competitive balance threshold in 2018, they should have plenty of money to spend this year. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: Who is the one free agent that the Yankees must...

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Teams are calling about Gary Sanchez and the Yankees would be crazy to trade him

MLB general managers are forever opportunists. Whenever they see the slightest advantage or the slightest shift in leverage, they’ll pounce. It is not surprising then that, following his miserable 2018 season, Gary Sanchez is already drawing trade inquires. Brian Cashman admitted as much during a recent radio interview. “We know what he’s capable of doing,” […] The post Teams are calling about Gary Sanchez and the Yankees would be crazy to trade him appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Six Yankees Offseason Questions: Is Miguel Andujar more valuable on Yanks or as trade chip?

Coming off an inaugural campaign that could net a Rookie of the Year Award, Miguel Andujar would seemingly fit as part of the cornerstone for the Yankees' future. But is he more valuable as a trade chip?

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Should the Yankees bring J.A. Happ back in 2019?

Happ pitched well with the Yankees, but should they ink him to a deal for next year? 2018 was a rough year for the Yankees’ starting pitchers. They lost Jordan Montgomery to Tommy John surgery, Masahiro Tanaka missed a month with double hamstring strains, and Luis Severino fell off a cliff in the second half. Monty’s replacements (Domingo German, Jonathan Loaisiga) didn’t fare well, and Sonny Gray set the team up for a loss nearly every time he took the mound. By the time the trade deadline rolled around, the Yankees were desperate for help. Enter: J.A. Happ. Far from being any...

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Aside from Yankees, the Dodgers, Giants and Braves expected to pursue Patrick Corbin

The Yankees like pending free agent LHP Patrick Corbin, according to SNY's Andy Martino. And if they pursue him, they could be joined by the Dodgers, Giants, and Braves.

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NYY News: CC Sabathia has a doggie on his lap and he deserves everything

CC Sabathia has a big doggie on his lap, therefore he should get another contract; a list of 20 players the Yankees could trade for; Hideki Matsui is the best Cut4 | Eric Chesterton: Are there more important stories out there today, like say the Dodgers defeating the Brewers, and therefore instantly becoming the team we root for in the World Series? Nah. CC Sabathia with his big giant sheepdog on his lap is definitely the top story. Sign Sabathia just for this photo alone. Make CC’s sheepdog the Yankees’ mascot or batdog for the 2019 season. I have spoken. NJ.com | Randy Miller: Besides...

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A CC Solution

For the second time in as many years, CC Sabathia is about to be a free agent. For the second time in as many years, I expect the Yankees will sign him to be part of the back end of their rotation by about mid-December. And despite what CC himself said on the most recent […] The post A CC Solution appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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The Yankees’ biggest disappointments of 2018

Who left the Yankees wanting more in 2018? For such a successful season, the Yankees sure had their fair share of frustrations in 2018. They did manage to win 100 games, but it was amidst a general feeling that they could be doing more. For everything that went right, there was something that went wrong. That brings us to our biggest disappointments of 2018. Who left us wanting more? Let’s take a look: Sonny Gray When the Yankees traded for Gray at the 2017 trade deadline, the move seemed almost obvious. The Yankees were in need of a quality starter both for a playoff run and for the...

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Jacoby Ellsbury’s financial future is a mess for the Yankees

Does the ailing centerfielder’s contract have an expiry at all? Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract isn’t the worst in baseball at this time. Chris Davis, Albert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera are duking it out for that title. Ellsbury’s deal is at least the worst deal on the current Yankees’ books, and that’s bad enough for our purposes. He’s taking up a valuable roster spot and earning more than he’s worth on the open market, and conveniently could play scapegoat should the Yankees decide not to spend on the 2019 free agent class. Brian Cashman alluded Wednesday to bringing Ellsbury...

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Yankees offseason preview: Impending free agents

Let’s set the scene for the Yankees’ offseason by going over who they stand to lose in the coming months. The MLB season isn’t quite over yet, but the offseason is rapidly approaching. We even saw a substantial trade consummated last week, with the Marlins adhering to their brand and sending effective relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough to the Nationals. With winter approaching, the Yankees will obviously be faced with a host of challenging decisions. To continue setting the scene for the Yankees’ offseason, let’s take a quick look at who the Yankees stand to lose. They have a chunk...

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The Diamondbacks are ready to listen to trade offers and they have several players who could help the Yankees

By almost any measure, the 2018 season was a spectacular failure for the Diamondbacks. Arizona spent more days in first place (125) than any other National League team this year, but they lost 24 of their final 35 games, and collapsed out of the postseason picture. The D’Backs finished 9.5 games back in the NL […] The post The Diamondbacks are ready to listen to trade offers and they have several players who could help the Yankees appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Yankees 2018 Least Valuable Player: Sonny Gray

It was a gloomy season for Sonny. After the mid-season trade with the Athletics in 2017, Sonny Gray was a good pitcher for the Yankees. Perhaps he didn’t completely live up to what people hoped to get from him, but a 122 ERA+ is strong. Not to mention, his performance against the Astros in game four of the ALCS helped the Yankees get back to even in that series. Gray was not expected to be the staff ace this year. Luis Severino emerged as a dominant starter last year. Masahiro Tanaka was coming off an excellent playoff run. Gray even got pushed back to the fourth game behind CC Sabathia...

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Here's what Yankees will discuss next week when mapping out offseason strategy

The Yankees will hold their annual pro scouting meetings next week, during which Brian Cashman and his staff will determine an offseason strategy, including which players to pursue, and which of their own free agents to retain.

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The Yankees have their priciest arbitration class in years this offseason and some big decisions are required

Given the roster situation and contention window, the Yankees figure to be very active this winter. The team is ready to win now but they need help, particularly in the rotation, but also elsewhere on the roster. The injured Didi Gregorius has to be replaced, as do impending free agents David Robertson and Zach Britton, […] The post The Yankees have their priciest arbitration class in years this offseason and some big decisions are required appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Patrick Corbin is perfect for the Yankees

The left-hander isn’t a flash in the pan. He’s going to be good for a while. The Yankees need help with their starting rotation. At minimum, they need to acquire one starter in the coming offseason. But really, they should get two, especially considering the skepticism around both Justus Sheffield’s and Chance Adams’ ability to start a full season in 2019. CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ, 40% of the team’s starting rotation, are both free agents. Jordan Montgomery will start the season on the disabled list after Tommy John surgery, and it’s unclear when exactly he’ll return. Even if...

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NYY news: Manny Machado is Yankees’ best option to replace Didi

A $1 billion plan for the Yankees in 2019; Didi fill-ins who aren’t Manny Machado; D-Rob to rep himself in free agency; Verlander matches Don Larsen; How the Yanks whiffed on Gerrit Cole; A-Rod loses ALDS bet with Papi, takes champagne shower in Red Sox jersey. Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Rieber presents a one-billion dollar retooling plan for the Yankees to follow in 2019. It involves New York signing both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, top available starters Dallas Keuchel and Patrick Corbin, and reuniting with reliever Andrew Miller. To make it work, Rieber would also trade away...

River Ave. Blues

David Robertson wants to return and the Yankees should find a way to make it happen

We are still a few weeks away from the hot stove firing up, but already some free agent chatter is starting to trickle in. According to George King, impending free agent David Robertson wants to return to the Yankees next season, but he’s not going to take a discount to make it happen. (Nor should […] The post David Robertson wants to return and the Yankees should find a way to make it happen appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Would Manny Machado be a good fit on the Yankees?

The Michael Kay Show crew discusses Manny Machado's upcoming free agency and whether or not he would be a good fit for New York. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: yesnet.me/YESyoutube Facebook: yesnet.me/YESfacebook Twi

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Do you support the Yankees’ decision to bring their entire coaching staff back?

Are you happy to see the same coaching staff prepare for 2019? When the Yankees held their end-of-season press conference last week, they dropped a lot of news. There was the seismic announcement that Didi Gregorius requires Tommy John surgery and will miss a significant chunk of the 2019 season. Plus, Brian Cashman made it explicitly clear that he’s working to trade Sonny Gray. Those stories obviously dominated the headlines around here. Lost in the shuffle, however, was a note on the coaching staff. The club confirmed reports that the entire 2018 coaching staff would remain on board...

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt a perfect fit with New York Yankees?

Could a trade of star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt be among the possible moves for the Diamondbacks this offseason?         

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Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner on free agency: 'We're going to leave no stone unturned'

Yankees managing general partner, Hal Steinbrenner, is primed for a busy offseason.

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Hal Steinbrenner says the Yankees will spend this offseason

Expect the Yankees to be active this winter. Now that the offseason is upon us, it’s time to speculate about what the Yankees will do to improve the team. They spent last season penny pinching in an effort to get under the luxury tax threshold, and that dictated their every move. In the end, they accomplished that goal. The penalties for going over that threshold would be significantly lower this year. Does that mean that Hal Steinbrenner intends to let Brian Cashman go on a spending spree? Maybe. When asked about pending free agent Manny Machado, Steinbrenner had this to say:...

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The Yankees have to acknowledge their spotty record with other teams’ young arms

Sonny Gray is the latest in a recent line of promising young starters who came over from other teams and failed with the Yankees. Sonny Gray was supposed to be the Yankees’ number two pitcher behind Luis Severino. Prior to his midseason trade to New York last year, he had been one of the best young arms in baseball for the Athletics. Sure, he had an awful 2016, but he recovered and then some in the first half of 2017, pitching 97 innings with a 3.25 ERA. Gray was going to solidify the rotation not just for 2017, but for 2018 and beyond. Instead, Sonny Gray became a long reliever while the...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: What to think of the Sonny Gray for Aledmys Díaz idea

Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith suggested yesterday on Twitter that the Blue Jays should look at including shortstop Aledmys Díaz in a trade for Yankees starter Sonny Gray. New York Post’s and MLB Network’s insider, Paul Sherman, reported that Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will undergo Tommy John Surgery and will, therefore, miss at the very least a […] Blue Jays: What to think of the Sonny Gray for Aledmys Díaz idea - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Yankees Rumors: Could Goldschmidt and Greinke be trade options?

The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to look at all available trade options this offseason and they are even expected to listen to offers for Goldschmidt. Could the Yankees make a move? According to a Tweet by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks would love to move on from the expensive contract of Zack […] Yankees Rumors: Could Goldschmidt and Greinke be trade options? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Where the New York Yankees could ship Sonny Gray this offseason

After landing Sonny Gray at the 2017 trade deadline, the young pitcher has struggled in pinstripes and the New York Yankees have revealed they will be looking to trade him this winter. What teams will be interested in acquiring Gray? On Friday, New York Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman addressed reporters at the teams’ annual […] Where the New York Yankees could ship Sonny Gray this offseason - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Sonny Gray should be a buy-low trade candidate

The Cincinnati Reds will be in the market for starting pitching this season, and it just so happens that the Yankees are shopping Sonny Gray. The Cincinnati Reds obviously need to fix their starting pitching heading into the 2019 season. It just so happens that the New York Yankees have essentially put a former All-Star on […] Cincinnati Reds: Sonny Gray should be a buy-low trade candidate - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

J.A. Happ keeps unbeaten streak alive to move to 7-0

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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.