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State of the Yankees: Adam Ottavino pointed in right direction after bumpy finish to 2019

And after a big bounce back season with the Colorado Rockies in 2018, Ottavino signed a three-year, $27 million free agent contract with the Yanks.       

Rox Pile

Breaking down a proposed Colorado Rockies-New York Yankees trade

Trade rumors are no stranger to the Colorado Rockies this prolonged offseason, but one player most fans likely assumed would be spared from the trade talk is infielder Ryan McMahon. They would be wrong. A recent story suggested that the New York Yankees should make an effort to trade for Ryan McMahon, citing his defensive […] Breaking down a proposed Colorado Rockies-New York Yankees trade - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

This Day in Yankees History: The Dynasty Begins

Derek Jeter homers in the Yankees’ first game under manager Joe Torre. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ This Day in Yankees History (April 2) 102 Years Ago The Yankees purchase the contract of George Burns from the Detroit Tigers and trade him to the Philadelphia...

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How the suspended season affects Brett Gardner

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Time off might not be the best thing for the Yankees’ veteran. Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association came to the agreement last week that no matter what happens with this season (including a complete cancelation), the year will count as a year of service time for players. This means that players who were set to be free agents after the season will still hit the open market after the league year ends. This doesn’t present much harm for guys like Mookie Betts, Masahiro Tanaka and DJ LeMahieu, who are young, valuable commodities who will have teams...

Call to the Pen

New York Yankees: Team preview and prediction for 2020 season

It has been a wild offseason for the New York Yankees. What does the 2020 campaign have in store for them? The New York Yankees have gone through an emotional roller coaster of an offseason that started on a high of signing their long-time needed ace in Gerrit Cole in free agency and ended on […] New York Yankees: Team preview and prediction for 2020 season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

This Day in Yankees History: Yanks and Sox made a deal

Back in 1986, the two rivals completed a trade with each other for the first time in 14 years. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ This Day in Yankees History (March 28th) 34 Years Ago The Yankees and Red Sox make a...

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New York Yankees: Alexander Vargas, I want to be as good a Lindor or better

Today, we take a baseball journey with the future shortstop of the New York Yankees, the Matanzas, Cuba native, Alexander Vargas. HIALEAH, FL – Alexander Vargas signed in 2019 with the New York Yankees for $2.5M in international free agency and with that signing came lofty expectations. He is projected to be Gotham’s next great shortstop […] New York Yankees: Alexander Vargas, I want to be as good a Lindor or better - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Could these prominent Yankees have played their last game in pinstripes?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports According to the terms currently being discussed by MLB and the Players’ Association, Paxton, Tanaka and LeMahieu would hit free agency if there’s no baseball in 2020 This week, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that, per the negotiations between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Players’ Association (MLBPA) the most likely outcome would be that major leaguers would be credited with the same service time this year that they earned in 2019. That could affect the New York Yankees if there is no baseball season in 2020, but first things first. Talks...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees mailbag: Domingo German’s suspension, Mookie Betts, free agency

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The answers to this week’s mailbag are in Hello, friends, I hope you’re doing well—as well as you could be under these circumstances. We have three questions in today’s mailbag, all related to COVID-19 and the suspended season. As always, you can send in submissions to our weekly mailbag call or by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Enjoy! Many have asked: How does the shutdown affect Domingo German’s suspension? German’s suspension remains in tact. He still has to serve 63 games, regardless of when the season starts. “He has a...

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Mets & Yankees Mailbag: On Noah Syndergaard's future and whether Bombers trade for Francisco Lindor

SNY's Andy Martino answers questions about the Mets and Yankees with the MLB season paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Yankees 2020 Season Preview: Zack Britton

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Can Britton put in another good season in 2020? After acquiring him in a deal at the previous trade deadline, the Yankees opted to bring back Zack Britton and signed him to a three-year contract in January 2019. In the first season of the new deal, Britton rewarded the Yankees with an ERA under two and his best season since his otherworldly 2016. He followed that up by allowing just one run and two hits across seven appearances in the playoffs. He was arguably the steadiest reliever the Yankees had last season. However, it is no longer last year, so...

Pinstripe Alley

Baseball keeps growing globally, and so do the Yankees

Photo by Chris Trotman/MLB via From free agents to fanbases, the team is a major player internationally. For those of us feeling cooped up after days of quarantine and social distancing, baseball can offer a great reminder that there’s a big world out there, and the Yankees can be an integral part of it. While the MLB season remains dormant here in the United States, signs of real baseball began sprouting up overseas last week. Both the KBO League in Korea and NPB in Japan played exhibition games, offering folks in the U.S. a reminder of the joys that await, and reinforcing the...

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies trade anniversary: The Mike Tauchman trade

One year ago today, the Colorado Rockies traded outfielder Mike Tauchman to the New York Yankees for pitcher Phillip Diehl. It probably seems like it has been longer than a year since the Colorado Rockies traded Mike Tauchman to the New York Yankees for pitcher Phillip Diehl but it has only been one year since […] Colorado Rockies trade anniversary: The Mike Tauchman trade - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Yankees 2020 Season Preview: Tommy Kahnle

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Can Kahnle bounce back after a devastating loss in the Madden league championship? Tommy Kahnle was considered a secondary piece of the trade that brought himself, Todd Frazier and David Robertson over from the White Sox prior to the trade deadline in 2017, but Kahnle quickly showed with a very strong postseason showing that he could be one of the most valuable relievers in a bullpen loaded with quality arms. Then 2018 came, and Kahnle was plagued by injury and never showed the dominant stuff he had the year before. But a return to health and a...

Pinstripe Alley

The risk a shortened season poses to the Yankees’ impending free agents

Photo by J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday via Less time to make an impact in a contract year adds more uncertainty to their cases. A month ago, we were mostly worried about just how long James Paxton would be on the shelf after back surgery in the offseason. Injury woes for the lefty are nothing new, and we were fairly confident that 20-25 starts of his regular 30% K-rate would suit the team just fine, especially with the addition of Gerrit Cole at the top of the rotation. Now, the fog around what the 2020 season will actually look like has raised additional questions about Paxton’s...

Call to the Pen

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton vying for extension

Two impending free agents on the New York Yankees are hoping to make a case for an extension. One position that seems to be a hot commodity on the open market is starting pitching. Every major league team is on the prowl looking to add additional arms to their rotation. Once the 2020 season begins, […] New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton vying for extension - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton hopes MLB has learned from last time season was sidelined

The strike lasted 51 days and erased over 700 MLB games, producing a lot of anxious hours for players fighting to maintain their free-agent rights.        

Pinstripe Alley

This Day in Yankees History: YES Network makes its debut

YES Network has only gotten bigger and better since March 19, 2002. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ This Day in Yankees History (March 19) 45 years ago In a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees,...

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Regaining faith in Clint Frazier

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Red Thunder has made strides in areas both on and off the field, but can he do enough to carve himself out a starting role in the crowded Yankees outfield? Clint Frazier is one of the more polarizing members of the Yankees. It seems half of fans want to see him traded every offseason and trade deadline, while the other half are clamoring for him to receive a real shot in the majors. While I suspect some will never warm to him, recent developments give hope that he may yet succeed. The book on Frazier is that he prizes his individuality, and this hasn’t...

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Yankees 2020 Season Preview: Mike Ford

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ One of the biggest surprises of 2019 will be looking for more playing time in the Bronx this coming season. Nothing has been handed to Yankees first baseman Mike Ford as he has worked his way from undrafted free agent in 2013 all the way to his very productive major league debut last season. Along the way Ford has not graced many top-prospect rankings, yet his steady production built on good plate discipline and left-handed power has carried him to the top level of the sport. Ford’s journey to the major leagues was almost jump-started by the Seattle Mariners when...

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Injuries have slowed some of the Yankees best prospects

Photo by /Icon Sportswire via The Yankees have seen the progress of many of their highest draft picks and top international free agents slowed by injuries and illness. Yankees fans have developed a sense of foreboding when it comes to the health of their players over the last couple of seasons. As the major league club has seen top talents like Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Miguel Andujar, and Luis Severino miss extended stretches of action, a similar wave of injuries has hit many of the Yankees best young prospects. The injuries notably have not discriminated, as numerous players...

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Alexander Vargas could be the next big Yankees prospect

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Yankees shortstop prospect Alexander Vargas has caught the attention of scouts after his first professional season. In August 2018, the Yankees cashed in the bulk of the chips they received for trading Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos, and Caleb Frare over the course of the summer. Moving those three players helped the Yankees build up their international spending pool so that they could spend more on a single international free agent than they had since their infamous 2014 international spending spree. The Yankees allocated $2.5M dollars on August 1st of...

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Can the Yankees trust Gleyber Torres at short?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Early troubles fielding the ball in spring call into question the Yankee shortstop’s ability to reliably man his position full-time Before I begin, let me just get this out of the way: I’m a huge Gleyber Torres fan. He is a generational talent, an exemplary representative of the Yankees’ organization, and an irreplaceable cornerstone of the franchise. However, this does not make him immune to criticism. Didi Gregorius’ departure in free agency left Torres as the heir-apparent to full-time shortstop responsibilities. Despite the existing question...

Fish Stripes

NYY 1, MIA 3; Sandy Alcantara, Marlins ‘pen make quick work of Yankees to extend spring winning streak

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Alcantara was in his 2019 All-Star form while non-roster invitees Sean Rodríguez and Eddy Alvarez delivered timely hits. The Marlins made the most of their opportunity in front of a national television audience, defeating the Yankees in a hyper-quick game on Wednesday afternoon in Jupiter, 3-1. Garrett Cooper and Stephen Tarpley—both acquired from the Yanks by Miami via trade—both contributed. Marlins win again! Sandy Alcantara makes his case for starting Opening Day, going 5 impressive innings.Spring Training record: 12-5 pic.twitter.com/6x2p0TfuAy—...

Fish Stripes

2020 Marlins Season Preview: Caleb Smith

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports Can Dr. K regain his early 2019 velocity and find a way to generate more grounders? The annual tradition has returned. Leading up to Opening Day, Fish Stripes will be previewing the 2020 Marlins season, one player at a time. Find every article of the series here. Where Did He Come From? On November 20, 2017, the Marlins acquired left-hander Caleb Smith and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper in a trade that sent right-hander Mike King and international bonus slot money to the Yankees. 2019 Performance 4.52 ERA | 5.11 FIP | 5.05 xFIP | 1.23 WHIP |...

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NYY news: Paxton about to start throwing

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Paxton could resume throwing program on Wednesday; King may be pitching his way out of roster consideration; Andujar is working to become the Yankees’ jack-of-all-trades; team announces cuts. New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert The Yankees received some good news on Monday amid the recent injury crisis. James Paxton, who has been on the shelf since February 5 after surgery to remove a cyst from his spine, could begin a throwing program on Wednesday, according to Ackert. “If everything goes well the next two days, I will start throwing Wednesday,” he...

Stephen A. goes off on Yankees for failing to acquire a starting pitcher | Stephen A. Smith Show

Stephen A. Smith goes off on Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees, saying he doesn't see them winning the 2019 World Series after failing to pick up a starting pitcher at the trade deadline. ✔

The Marcus Stroman trade makes NO SENSE for the Mets | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on Marcus Stroman being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets and how this unexpected deal does not make any sense. Adam Schein also discusses potential trade targets for the New York Yankees now that Marcus Str

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