6:25 PM EST, Sat November 27, 2021
Pinstripe Alley 2 hours ago
Yankees Potential Trade Target: Byron Buxton

Yankees Potential Trade Target: Byron Buxton

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton screams “risk”, but when healthy, he is an elite all-around performer. Center field may not be the Yankees’ most pressing need at the moment – shortstop comfortably tops that list – but it remains an area to address given the current lack of depth. Aaron Hicks is atop the depth chart, but as good as his elevated walk rate is for the lineup, he is risky for 2022 because he had a 76 wRC+ and only played a couple of months in 2021, losing most of the campaign with a wrist injury that...
Pinstripe Alley 6 hours ago
Yankees 2021 Roster Report Cards: Gio Urshela

Yankees 2021 Roster Report Cards: Gio Urshela

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Urshela’s regression at the plate in 2021 creates another problem the Yankees must solve this winter. The story of the Yankees’ disappointing 2021 season was offensive underperformance almost across the board. Guys like DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres get the bulk of the attention, though Gio Urshela isn’t blameless when it comes to the team’s offensive malaise. His regression in 2021 not only hurt the team this year, but creates a new set of problems going forward. Grade: C- 2021 Statistics: 116 games, 442 PA, .267/.301/.419, 14 HR, 49...
Pinstripe Alley 8 hours ago
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Anthony Rizzo

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Anthony Rizzo

Photo By Winslow Townson/ Anthony Rizzo checks off several boxes for the Yankees, but there’s much more for the team to consider before making an offer. As the Yankees roster currently stands, there isn’t a player on it who the organization or fans would be comfortable naming as the everyday first baseman entering 2022. The keywords are “every day”, because although Luke Voit he clearly can hit, he’s only been available for 62 percent of the team’s games since 2019 due to numerous trips to the IL. DJ LeMahieu could make for a league-average singles hitter as...
Pinstripe Alley 12 hours ago
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/27/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/27/21

Photo by Mark Blinch/ Your rundown as the long weekend rolls along. It had been a quiet few days, as MLB players and executives laid off on Thanksgiving, but the Mets fired up the hot stove last night. In quick succession, the Yankees’ crosstown rivals picked up Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha, and Starling Marte. It remains to be seen whether the Yankees will make a similar amount of noise this winter. On the site, Esteban discusses Alex Rodriguez’s first run on the Hall of Fame ballot, and draws a parallel to Manny Ramirez, Kevin examines an important aspect of the...
Pinstripe Alley 18 hours ago
NYY news: Yankees Mulling Mullins

NYY news: Yankees Mulling Mullins

Photo by Cole Burston/ Orioles listening on Cedric Mullins; Didi Gregorius option as stopgap; Non-tender deadline looming; Josh Breaux left unprotected; Post-mortem on Gleyber Torres’ 2021 season NESN | Jenna Ciccotelli: Yesterday, it was reported that the Orioles were willing to listen to offers for their star centerfielder Cedric Mullins, and Ciccotelli identified the Yankees as one of the teams that could be interested. Mullins broke out in a big way last season thanks largely to his decision to forgo switch-hitting, instead focusing solely on batting lefty. The...