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Yankees potential trade target: Alex Colome

Could Colome solidify the supposed super-bullpen? It is well known around the league that the Yankees are searching for a pitcher to boost their starting rotation. What is not too obvious to some, however, is their need for another arm in the bullpen. The quartet of Tommy Kahnle, Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman have combined to form an endgame unrivaled across baseball. Eliminate them from the equation, though, and things get dicey. Having David Hale or Luis Cessa pitch in high-leverage spots is not something the Yankees should be confident in. That’s why the Bombers...

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Mets: Omar Minaya attends AAA debut of Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia

Is a trade between the New York Mets and New York Yankees in our near future? If Omar Minaya’s presence for Deivi Garcia’s Triple-A debut means anything, the two teams could be working toward some trade chatter. Omar Minaya has seen plenty of baseball in his life. On Monday, the New York Mets sent their […] Mets: Omar Minaya attends AAA debut of Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Robbie Ray trade rumors: Yankees, Phillies, Brewers, Astros interested in Diamondbacks ace

The Arizona Diamondbacks Robbie Ray is suddenly among the hottest names of players potentially on the MLB trade market.        

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NYY news: Mets monitoring Deivi Garcia

Deivi headlining a Mets trade?; MLB (and Yankee!) trade values; Sevy in the bullpen; scouting the AL East trade picture SNY | Andy Martino: The New York Mets are a little disheveled this season, and it feels like this might finally be the year they trade some of their stockpiled arms. Apparently the Mets have sent their top scout to see Deivi Garcia’s first Triple-A start on Monday night, and Garcia would be the centerpiece of any major deal. The Yankees would never ship him out for someone like Zack Wheeler, but for Noah Syndergaard....reply hazy, try again. FanGraphs | Kiley McDaniel:...

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Mets Morning News for July 16, 2019

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Mets Morning News In a disastrous bit of news on the trade front, the Mets have been forced to send Zack Wheeler to the DL with shoulder soreness. Kevin Kernan says Wheeler’s injury status is the Mets’ own fault, as they didn’t give him any extra rest between starts leading up to the All-Star break, and could have already traded him. The Mets have sent Omar Minaya to scout top Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia. Travis d’Arnaud put on quite a show against the Yankees, and his performance in Tampa Bay has some...

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Yankees potential trade target: Shane Greene

The former Yankee is having a great year in Detroit. Our trade deadline coverage continues today with yet another look at a pitcher that the Yankees could target. It has been over five years since the Bombers packaged Shane Greene as part of a three-team deal. The trade sent Greene to Detroit, Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba to Arizona, and resulted in the Yankees landing shortstop Didi Gregorius. I think it’s safe to say that Brian Cashman would make that trade again ten out of ten times. The right-hander largely struggled during his time with the Tigers. In 2015, Greene posted an ugly...

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The strategy the Yankees should pursue at the trade deadline

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. The MLB trade deadline is a little over two weeks away and the Yankees have some decisions to make. Last year, they added a bat (Luke Voit), traded away numerous relievers (Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos), acquired some rotation help (J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn), and improved upon the bullpen by adding Zack Britton. They also acquired Andrew McCutchen in August, but they won’t have the luxury of making moves after the July 31st deadline this year. That brings us to this...

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Pinstripe Alley open thread - 7/15/19

Here’s your week-opening open thread. The Yankees have begun to settle into the second half, and nicely so. There weren’t many fireworks this weekend, but they still managed a series win over the Blue Jays. Their attention will now turn towards another division rival, as this week brings a crucial four-game set with the Rays. That series will start off tonight at 7:05 EST, with a star-studded matchup between James Paxton and Blake Snell. Fun Questions Did potential trade target Marcus Stroman impress you in his start against the Yankees? What’s the best new song you’ve heard this...

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NYY vs. TB: James Paxton vs. Blake Snell

James Paxton is on the mound to kick off a four-game set versus the Rays in the Bronx. The Yankees have started the second half on a positive note, as solid starting pitching and timely hitting led to a series win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Potential trade target Marcus Stroman threw a quality start yesterday, but it wasn’t enough against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees bullpen. Now the Bombers will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays into town as they try to extend their lead in the AL East. The most recent four-game series against the Rays ended up in a split down in Tampa, but in the Bronx...


Sources: Red Sox out on potential trade for Mets RHP Zack Wheeler

During the All-Star break, the Yankees and Red Sox were both talking to the Mets about Zack Wheeler, setting up a potential race between division rivals to acquire the pitcher.

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NYY news: The Stro Show

Yankees will get a preview of Stroman at the Stadium; Red Sox first to hit the trade market; Considering 2020 as well at the deadline; Maybin recovering ahead of schedule NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: It’s no secret that the Yankees are in the market for pitching, and they’ve been connected to Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. The Yankees have faced the right-hander plenty of times thanks to being in the same division, but they will get one last look up close in their series finale Sunday. The Yankees and Jays don’t meet again until after the trade deadline, so expect...

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The Yankees’ bullpen depth hurts their trading prospects

Creative reliever usage is harder to do when your bullpen is already the best We’re in the thick of trade season, and not a day goes by without a rumor, a whisper, or a full-length post about another player the Yankees have kicked tires on. With the obvious need for pitching, New York’s been tied to Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman and others. As has been their MO for the past number of years, the Yankees have also been linked to the top available relievers like Ken Giles and Shane Greene. Relievers have become the most sought-after commodity come trade deadlines, and in fact, the...


Yankees beat Blue Jays, potential trade target Marcus Stroman

Next up for the Yankees is a pivotal four-game series at home against Tampa Bay.        

New York Post

Noah Syndergaard gave Mets and scouts what they want to see

MIAMI — This was the kind of start Noah Syndergaard needed. So did the Mets. It didn’t hurt that a good number of scouts were in the stands Saturday night at Marlins Park to see the big right-hander, including Yankees scout Cory Melvin, The Post has learned. The Mets are not likely to trade Syndergaard,...

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MLB: The Solution to Tanking and the Free Agency Crisis

What’s driving MLB’s flurry of contract extensions. Also, let’s propose a solution that will END tanking in baseball while solving the Free Agency Crisis. Earlier this year, the New York Yankees agreed to a deal with their soon-to-be Free Agent CF Aaron Hicks to a seven-year contract extension. At first, many were confused; why would […] MLB: The Solution to Tanking and the Free Agency Crisis - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Could Boston's trade for Andrew Cashner create a ripple effect for Mets and Yankees?

The Boston Red Sox have gotten the wheels spinning for this year's MLB trade deadline.

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NYY news: Cashman on line one

Cashman hunting for starting pitching; Diamondbacks scouting Yankees’ system; Garcia could pitch in the majors this season; German key to team’s success; Valera optioned ahead of Voit’s return MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Brian Cashman is never far from his phone. This time of year, however, it appears surgically attached to his hands. The Yankees GM reminded reporters that he spent most of the London Series engaged in trade talks, and those efforts didn’t stop when he returned stateside. He keeps trying to reel in a starting pitcher before the July 31 deadline. If he can’t wrestle one...

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Texas Rangers trade Peter Fairbanks to Tampa Bay Rays for Nick Solak

The Rangers have dealt righty reliever Peter Fairbanks to the Tampa Bay Rays for infielder Nick Solak The Texas Rangers have traded relief pitcher Peter Fairbanks to the Tampa Bay Rays for second baseman/outfielder Nick Solak, the team announced today. Solak is not on the 40 man roster, and so the 40 man roster now stands at 39. Solak was a 2nd round pick of the New York Yankees in 2016 out of the University of Louisville. He was acquired from the Yankees in the threeway deal that sent Brandon Drury to New York and Steven Souza to Arizona. He was ranked #9 on the Fangraphs Rays list...

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Yankees Mailbag: Trades for Robbie Ray, Marco Gonzales, beating Justin Verlander

The answers to this week’s mailbag are in! Hello, all, and happy Friday! We have six questions for this week’s mailbag. Unfortunately next week’s schedule is hectic, so I’ll have to skip a mailbag post. I’ll try to get back to it the following week, with a call for questions on Monday, July 29. SJComic asks: Do you think the Diamondbacks will be out of the Wild Card race by the trade deadline? If they are, do you think they would put Robbie Ray on the blocks? What kind of package do you feel they would accept from the Yankees for him? As of Thursday night, the Diamondbacks sport...

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The Yankees can’t let injury returns replace deadline trades

No, getting Luis Severino, Dellin Betances and Giancarlo Stanton back is not the same as a trade. The Yankees have performed admirably while some of their best players have been injured. Fortunately, they’re performing even better with some of the stars back – the returns of Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and Domingo German have boosted the team in a big way. More help is expected on the way soon, too – Dellin Betances is “getting close” to a return, and Luis Severino and Giancarlo Stanton are slowly progressing. However, a recent quote from CC Sabathia about their prospective...

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Yankees FanPulse: Trevor Bauer most prized arm at trade deadline

This week’s FanPulse takes a look at the trade market Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Yankees fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. The 2019 MLB trade deadline sits at just 19 days away. Is it just me or does it feel like it’s been relatively quiet on the trade front? The single deadline was supposed to spur deals, but it may have helped freeze the market. We’ll see if things shake up in the days and weeks ahead. A few names find themselves in repeated rumors, though, and they’re the subject...

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Yankees potential trade target: Kirby Yates

Could the Yankees reunite with Yates? The Yankees will look to add starting pitching help over the coming weeks. Elite pitchers are hard to come by, however, and it remains to be seen what price the Bombers might be willing to pay. Last year, they ended up with the likes of J.A. Happ, Lance Lynn, and Zack Britton. If they aren’t able to get a starting pitcher at a reasonable price, they certainly could target a reliever and make their bullpen even better. Might they connect with the Padres about Kirby Yates? Yates, 32, is an old friend of the Yankees. The right-hander spent the 2016...

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Friday open thread

Here’s your open thread to start the weekend. Baseball resumes today! The Yankees welcome the Blue Jays to the Bronx for a three-game set tonight. Domingo German will make the start opposite of Aaron Sanchez at 7:05 ET. Fun Questions What food could you eat every day and never get sick of? If the Yankees could make only one trade between now and the deadline, what deal would you pull the trigger on?

New York Daily News

‘Ball Four’ author Jim Bouton fondly remembered by friend Don ‘Super Agent’ Buchwald

A top talent agent remembers a true talent. Don “Super Agent” Buchwald, founder of The Buchwald agency, confirmed news of ex-Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton’s passing Wednesday and said he would be missed by a generation of fans and friends. “Jim was a dear friend and we shared many dinners, events...

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What the future holds for Miguel Andujar and the Yankees

Will the Yankees trade Andujar for a pitcher at the deadline, or go all-in on depth next season? The Yankees came into the 2019 season fully confident that they had found their third baseman of the future, and rightfully so. Miguel Andujar finished second to Shohei Ohtani in the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year Award voting, having batted .297/.328/.527 with 47 doubles, 27 homers, and a 127 OPS+ in 149 games. The Yankees were so confident they decided to not include Andujar in any trade packages for a much-needed starting pitcher. They also passed on signing Manny Machado, despite his eagerness...


Robbie Ray trade rumors: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees speculation increases

Robbie Ray is seeing his name come up a lot in recent trade chatter as a potential option to add to a contending teams starting rotation.        


Trading Zack Wheeler to Yankees makes sense

The impending free agent would upgrade the rotation in the Bronx, and the Mets are going nowhere this season.

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Despite Yankees’ lead, the AL East remains a dogfight

While the Orioles and Blue Jays prepare for the future, three teams gear up for second-half playoff runs. It’s the beginning of the home stretch — the very beginning, mind you, but the beginning nonetheless. More than half the games have been played, the All-Star Game is in the rearview mirror, and the trade deadline is speeding towards us faster than you can say, “Ninja Cash.” We all know how the Yankees have made it to this point, but what about the rest of the division? With some time off from actual games, now is a good time to check in with the rest of the division, and see...

Which AL East team needs to add Trevor Bauer? | FOX MLB

Which AL East team needs to add Trevor Bauer before the trade deadline? The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are both interested in starting pitching. #FOXSports #MLB #TrevorBauer #Yankees #RedSox

Is Montreal a viable option for the Rays? Will the Yankees be sellers this season? | MLB WHIPAROUND

Rob Parker and Jon Morosi discuss if Montreal is a viable option for the Rays? Will the Yankees be sellers at the trade deadline this season? #FOXSports #MLB #TampaBayRays #NewYorkYankees

Miguel Andujar reflects on his outstanding rookie season

Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar discusses his 2019 rookie campaign, and what it's been like contending with constant rumors about Manny Machado's free agency. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YESnetwork Facebook: