8:45 PM EST, Wed December 08, 2021
Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
Yankees lose one pitcher, gain two in minors portion of Rule 5 Draft

Yankees lose one pitcher, gain two in minors portion of Rule 5 Draft

Farewell, Brian Keller | Photo by Elsa/ Welcome to the Yankees, Manny Ramirez. Yes, really. There was once a thought that the 2021 Winter Meetings would mark a return to the status quo after the 2020 edition was one of countless events cancelled by the pandemic. However, the MLB owners locked the players out in early December and froze the ol’ transaction log, so we’re again in a weird state of flux. The annual Rule 5 Draft typically marks the end of the Winter Meetings, but this year, it’s just another teleconference on the virtual calendar. Furthermore, the MLB...
Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
Where do the Yankees rank relative to the league in reinvesting revenue into payroll?

Where do the Yankees rank relative to the league in reinvesting revenue into payroll?

Photo by J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via The Yankees’ profit margins look great compared to the rest of the league. Earlier this week, I summarized the Yankees recent history of reinvesting payroll into revenue. If you haven’t read that yet, you should check it out before continuing this piece. The gist is that over time, especially in the most recent five seasons prior to the pandemic, they have very consciously kept payroll stagnant while revenues have exploded. You could spin that as the team not doing the most possible to put a dominant roster on the...
Pinstripe Alley 8 hours ago
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Josh Harrison

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Josh Harrison

D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports If the Yankees are looking for some depth and positional versatility, Josh Harrison might be someone to consider. Back in 2014, little-known second baseman Josh Harrison exploded onto the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, putting up a 137 wRC+ and 4.8 fWAR in his first full season in the majors. Since then, however, things have gone a little downhill for Harrison. In over a decade of experience, Harrison has slashed .274/.318/.401 with a below average 96 wRC+, dismal 4.3 percent walk rate, and surprisingly good 15 percent strikeout...
Clint Frazier is turning the page on his tumultuous time with Yankees, but not quite yet

Clint Frazier is turning the page on his tumultuous time with Yankees, but not quite yet

Frazier recalled a few controversies from his rocky time in pinstripes.
Pinstripe Alley 10 hours ago
Starting to think about Gerrit Cole’s opt-out decision

Starting to think about Gerrit Cole’s opt-out decision

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Though it may be a few years away, it’s time to start thinking about the chances the Yankees’ ace opts out of his current deal. Last month, our Josh Diemert gave us an interesting analysis of the state of The Gerrit Cole Contract two years in. He concluded that Cole has been worth every penny that the Yankees have paid him and then some, but that that was to be expected in the front half of this marriage. Whether Cole could continue to meet, or even exceed, expectations over the next couple seasons would probably determine how well the...