6:45 AM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019
Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
NYY News: To hell with tradition

NYY News: To hell with tradition

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Brett Gardner wants to stay in New York; Aaron Boone says everything is on the table when it comes to playoff pitching; Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both injured ahead of series in the Bronx. Sports Illustrated | Tom Verducci: We’ve spent some time discussing whether the Yankees could use less-than-traditional pitching strategies this postseason. Here, Aaron Boone explicitly states that anything will go in the playoffs, and that “We’re going to be a little untraditional. The only one we might use as a traditional starter is [James] Paxton.” Outside of...
Call to the Pen 12 hours ago

Should the New York Yankees bring back Brett Gardner?

Brett Gardner, the longest-tenured member currently on the New York Yankees, wants to come back in 2020. Here are three reasons why the team should oblige. After the New York Yankees notched their 98th victory of the season in Toronto, Brett Gardner made it clear that if the team wants him back, he will return […] Should the New York Yankees bring back Brett Gardner? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley 14 hours ago
Luis Cessa and his slider give the Yankees another bullpen weapon

Luis Cessa and his slider give the Yankees another bullpen weapon

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Cessa has increased his slider usage and it has paid off. Luis Cessa may not be the flashiest name in the Yankees’ bullpen. After all, he is sharing the mid and late innings with stars such as Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Dellin Betances, Tommy Kahnle, Aroldis Chapman, and plenty of others that may be more accomplished and/or talented. However, it is fair to recognize that Cessa has evolved and morphed into a legitimate and versatile major league reliever. Thanks to a change in his pitch mix, Cessa is putting the best ERA of his four-year tenure in the...
Newsday 14 hours ago

Luis Severino returns to Yankees happy and healthy

He'll make his season debut on Tuesday after being out since March with shoulder inflammation and a lat strain.
Newsday 15 hours ago

Mariano Rivera receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the first person unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the White House on Sept. 16, 2019.