11:06 AM EST, Sun November 29, 2020
Pinstripe Alley 1 hour ago
The Yankees should keep Giancarlo Stanton as a full-time designated hitter

The Yankees should keep Giancarlo Stanton as a full-time designated hitter

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Yankees shouldn’t plan on using Stanton in the field too often in future years. The designated hitter has been a part of baseball history for almost 50 years, yet its place in the hearts of fans is still complicated. The position has evolved over the years, even being included in the National League for the first time in 2020. Mostly gone are the days of DH titans like Edgar Martinez, David Ortiz and Hideki Matsui – the position is now mainly used as a way to provide banged-up players with a “half day off” or to rotate multiple...
Billy Martin had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship with the Yankees

Billy Martin had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship with the Yankees

This is an excerpt of “Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A’s” by Dale Tafoya, printed with permission courtesy of Lyons Press.
Pinstripe Alley 3 hours ago
What the Yankees can learn from the Kris Bryant saga

What the Yankees can learn from the Kris Bryant saga

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Boy, that extra year of control looks much less important now I’ve long been fascinated by the Chicago Cubs, and if you’ve reard my wok over the past four seasons, that’s been borne out. When they won the World Series in 2016, most of us expected them to be competitive for years to come — they combined young, homegrown talent with the deep pockets needed to augment the roster in free agency, THE receipe for success in today’s MLB. The Cubs haven’t been bad since that championship season. They’ve won two division titles and secured...
Pinstripe Alley 11 hours ago
NYY News: Nontender loving care

NYY News: Nontender loving care

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Non-tender deadline coming up; MLB clubs favoring short deals; Hall of Fame being too stingy? New York Post | George A. King III: The non-tender deadline is this week, December 2nd, and the Yankees might end up being dramatic players in what’s often a routine exercise. This year’s deadline is expected to be busier than most, and catcher Gary Sánchez is one of the names that might possibly not be tendered a contract, due to his lackluster 2020 (more on that this afternoon), and expected $6 million arbitration salary. MLB.com |...
Pinstripe Alley 19 hours ago
Lindy McDaniel’s most remarkable Yankee moments

Lindy McDaniel’s most remarkable Yankee moments

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ After the former Yankee pitcher’s passing, let’s look back at some of his notable moments in pinstripes. Back on November 14th, former Yankee Lindy McDaniel passed away at the age 84. He was a reliever with the team from 1968-73 and had some fairly successful seasons, even getting MVP votes in 1970. While McDaniel was pretty good in that time, the Yankee teams he played for were not. The highest finish the Yankees had in that time was a second place finish in the AL East in 1970. You might think second place isn’t that bad, but they finished...