9:18 AM EST, Sat January 29, 2022
Pinstripe Alley 1 hour ago
The plays that impacted the Yankees’ title hopes the most in 2021

The plays that impacted the Yankees’ title hopes the most in 2021

Photo by Jim Rogash/ Here are the six plays — good and bad — in 2021 that had the greatest impact on the Yankees’ World Series aspirations. One of the constant themes of the 2021 season for the Yankees was that there weren’t many constants. There were points in the season in which 80 something wins and a fourth-place finish in a five-team division looked like a distinct possibility. Other times, the team looked like not only were they going to reach the postseason, but that they could make a deep run once they got there. Regardless, as much as the team was up...
Pinstripe Alley 9 hours ago
NYY News: Carlos Beltrán is joining the YES Network booth

NYY News: Carlos Beltrán is joining the YES Network booth

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Carlos Beltrán to join YES broadcasts for 36 games; Luke Voit is preparing to be healthy all season; the Yankees’ top prospect in 2024 Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: David Cone’s move to start broadcasting some games for ESPN left an expected opening in the YES Network’s broadcasts, and at least one former Yankee has now been pegged to fill the role — Carlos Beltrán. He will serve as an in-game analyst, participating in 36 broadcasts, per YES Network’s Jack Curry. Beltrán is known for his knowledge of the game, which factored largely...
Pinstripe Alley 19 hours ago
The all-time Yankees closed out their “Show” seven-game series in style

The all-time Yankees closed out their “Show” seven-game series in style

Gleyber Torres led the all-time Yankees in home runs and hits in their series sweep. If you didn’t tune into watching the first two games of my all-time Yankees vs. all-time White Sox, then check it out here. I went up 2-0 after some great pitching performances and good enough hitting, led by Lou Gehrig and Andrew Velazquez. In Games 3 and 4, the formula was very similar, but with some new players adding significant production. The lineups changed a bit this time around. The White Sox needed a little bit of offensive help, so they called in some wringers. During the off-days...
Pinstripe Alley 21 hours ago
25 Smartest Moves of the Past 25 Years: The Bobby Abreu trade

25 Smartest Moves of the Past 25 Years: The Bobby Abreu trade

Photo by Chris McGrath/ The Yankees committed highway robbery when they acquired Abreu in 2006. The 2006 Yankees lineup was quite deep. Of the seven players who made at least 500 plate appearances, only one had an OPS+ below the league average 100. They had the reigning AL MVP in Álex Rodríguez, and a guy who came very close to winning MVP (and arguably should’ve) that season in Derek Jeter. That’s not to say there weren’t holes, however. Due to injuries and a lack of production in general, one of those holes was in right field. As it just so happened, a pretty...
Pinstripe Alley 23 hours ago
Who were Scranton’s best players to fall short of the Bronx since 2016?

Who were Scranton’s best players to fall short of the Bronx since 2016?

Photo by Joshua Bessex/ These players may not have made the leap from Scranton to the Bronx, but they still put together a good show for RailRiders fans. Good players very rarely spend a lot of time on the Scranton RailRiders — by design, of course, as its primary purpose as the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate is to develop players and get them to the Bronx as soon as possible. Even so, between veterans on minor league deals and low-level prospects blocked at the Major League level, there are still players who put together strong performances with the RailRiders but did...