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Yankees 2023 Season Preview: Jose Trevino

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ After an All-Star 2022, can Trevino keep things rolling in 2023? At this point last year, Jose Trevino wasn’t on the radar of Yankees’ fans. It seemed like Kyle Higashioka was set to be the starter with Ben Rortvedt — acquired in the Josh Donaldson/Isiah Kiner-Falefa trade that also sent Gary Sánchez away — in position to be the backup. However, Rortvedt was — and seemingly forever remains — injured, and as we got closer to Opening Day, the Yankees decided they needed someone else with some MLB experience. Less than a week before...

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Today in White Sox History: March 24

Andy Carey (sliding) had no problem moving from the Yankees to the White Sox — but he WOULD NOT be traded to Philly. | Set Number: X3923 Two trades, modest returns 1962 White Sox third baseman Andy Carey, traded to Philadelphia on December 15, is instead dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers after refusing to report to the Phillies. Carey, just 30 but a veteran having played for nearly all of the 1950s with the New York Yankees, didn’t want to be shuttled (with no say) to his fourth team in four years. As he was a California native, the White Sox obliged him with the...

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Yankees 2023 Season Preview: Clarke Schmidt

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Schmidt will get a chance in the rotation to start the season. Can he make the most of it? After the Yankees made some offseason moves, it seemed as if the rotation was set going into the 2023 season. At the top, you of course have Gerrit Cole, plus there was the exciting new addition of Carlos Rodón. Besides them, there’s Nestor Cortes — coming off an All-Star 2022 season — and Luis Severino, who — on his day — can be as good as anyone. Last year’s Frankie Montas trade didn’t work out as hoped, but he was penciled in as the...


What Ex-Red Sox Andrew Benintendi Hopes To Improve In 2023

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder and 2018 World Series champion Andrew Benintendi was given a fresh, clean slate with the Chicago White Sox this past offseason. After crossing enemy lines and joining the New York Yankees through a trade from the Kansas City Royals last season, Benintendi signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the […] The post What Ex-Red Sox Andrew Benintendi Hopes To Improve In 2023 appeared first on NESN.com.

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How New York’s deadline trades with the Cubs are looking from the other side

Not every prospect lives up to the hype, but some do. Let's see how a few onetime Mets and Yankees gems are faring in their new home, Chicago.

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Gleyber Torres is entering a pivotal season with the Yankees

Photo by J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via The infielder will be in the middle of trade rumors all year for a variety of reasons. He can still change the Yanks’ plans, though. Oswaldo Cabrera is capable of playing second base, shortstop, and both outfield corners at the very least, and had a 111 wRC+ and 1.5 fWAR in just 44 games last season. Oswald Peraza is a terrific defensive shortstop, a young guy with prospect pedigree who had a 146 wRC+ in 57 plate appearances for the Yankees last year, and had plus 20 homers and 35 steals between Triple-A and the majors....

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NYY News: Boss deems the Yanks good enough to win it all

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Steinbrenner believes the Yanks are a championship-caliber team; Will the Yankees trade IKF before the start of the season?; Cole named Opening Day starter MLB.com | Bryan Hoch Yankees chairman and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner talked to the media on Wednesday about a wide array of topics, covering from the future middle infield combo of Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe, fellow prospect Jasson Domínguez, the team payroll, and the pursuit of number 28. He said, among other things, that he would be open to Volpe breaking camp with the...

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Know your enemy: The Cleveland Guardians

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Guardians have become a machine. The Guardians are the franchise the Royals would seemingly like to emulate, competing year in and year out despite not splurging much in player payroll. The organization has become a machine, churning out young pitching and not being afraid to trade big stars at their peak to restock the farm system. The Guardians surprised everyone and won the division last year with their proven recipe of young talent. They beat the Rays in the Wild Card round, and took a 2-1 series lead on the Yankees in the American League...

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The draft is the Yankees’ best chance to add prospects in 2023

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Despite giving up a 2nd and 5th for signing Carlos Rodón, the Yankees are more likely to boost their system through the draft than in trades. The Yankees overhauled their player development department in recent years as training techniques and technologies entered a new age. In part, they were catching up to other clubs in the industry and embracing Brian Cashman’s mantra that the Yankees should act like the Yankees and have access to all the best available tools. Beyond that, it’s just a good model for an organization to...

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Yankees 2023 Season Preview: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Will IKF get usurped by either of the youngsters hot on his heels? When the Yankees acquired Isiah Kiner-Falefa as part of the spring 2022 trade with the Twins, it was confirmation of what had become the expectation of the Yankees that offseason. They were going to sit out the impressive shortstop free agent market that winter in favor of a “stopgap.” While fans may have hoped the Yankees would address the shortstop spot with someone bigger, the front office decided not to, almost certainly in large part because of who was on the horizon....

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New York Yankees rumors: Could this Mariners pitcher be a trade option?

With the starting rotation shaved dangerously thin because of injuries, could the New York Yankees target a Seattle Mariners pitcher in a trade to help fill a void in the Bronx? New York Yankees rumors: Could Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Flexen be a trade target? With Carlos Rodón (elbow strain) and Frankie Montas (recovery from […] New York Yankees rumors: Could this Mariners pitcher be a trade option? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

BenFred: Harrison Bader, Cardinals reunion reminds how trades can work both ways

Harrison Bader doesn’t regret saying that he hoped to be a Cardinal for life, even while acknowledging his Yankees experience is pretty special, too.

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Yankees 2023 Season Preview: Kyle Higashioka

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Can Higashioka provide a solid season in a likely backup role in 2023? After the spring 2022 trade that sent Gary Sánchez to the Twins went down, it appeared that the Yankees’ starting catcher job was all Kyle Higashioka’s. Sure, the Yankees got another backstop in Ben Rortvedt in the deal, but his bat from his time in the majors was even less impressive than Higashioka’s below-average numbers. When Rortvedt then got hurt during spring training, the Yankees made another move for a catcher, needing someone else of possible major league...

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David Robertson acted as own agent to join Mets for another World Series shot

David Robertson won a World Series title with the Yankees in his first full major league season.

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Yankees 2023 Season Preview: Josh Donaldson

Photo by J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via Is it realistic to hope for an offensive rebound from the veteran third baseman? It’s funny how last offseason can feel like it is simultaneously just yesterday but also eons away. By that I mean, the record spending of this winter makes last winter feel like a distant memory, and yet the team is still feeling the acute ramifications of their behavior 12 months ago. Despite the abundance of impact shortstops and lineup-altering bats on the free agent market, the Yankees made their blockbuster of Winter 2022 a trade for...

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Yankees can improve prospect depth without acquiring players in 2023

Andres Chaparro | Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via The improvement of minor league veterans can add options for call-ups or trades. Neither Hoy Park nor Diego Castillo appeared on MLB Pipeline’s list of the top 30 prospects in the Yankees’ organization at the end of the 2020 season. By July of 2021, both players had put up numbers in the minor leagues beyond anything they had accomplished since signing in 2014 and were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Clay Holmes. Janson Junk was not on the 2020 prospect list either, and he was a low-profile pitcher...

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NYY News: Cole in command early

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Cole settles in for first “normal” spring; Pitching tech opened up pathway to stardom for Rodón; Reynolds seeking extension over trade talks; Peralta works the pitch clock to perfection. NY Daily News | James O’Connell: Gerrit Cole is entering his fourth season with the Yankees, but in a way it’s his first clean slate with the team. His opening season was massively delayed by the emergence of COVID, 2021 similarly impacted spring travel schedules due to the pandemic, and then last year’s camp fell victim to the labor negotiations...

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Yankees Mailbag: Managing the infield and Domínguez hype

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The mailbag zeroes in on the infield jam with a particular solution being pitched. Good afternoon everyone, it’s time to dive back into the mailbag and answer some of your questions. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Darth_Lazarus asks: It’s not the sexiest trade, but does an IKF for Chris Taylor make sense? Taylor is a in/of like Cabrera with more pop than IKF. For the Yankees, I suppose this could work — I am not a believer in the Aaron Hicks turnaround, and...

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