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Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Liam Hendriks

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Liam Hendriks

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The best reliever available boasts an incredible fastball. Y’know what I really like? I really like fastballs. It’s fun to watch Masahiro Tanaka dance around the bottom of the zone, or see a crazy curveball drop in the top half of the zone. But there’s something to a guy being able to locate a high-spin fastball that batters can’t catch up to. It’s why I love Gerrit Cole so much, why I’ll keep making excuses for Luis Severino, and why I like relievers. And y’know which free agent reliever boasts the best fastball in the...

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MLB Winter Meetings near as New York Yankees form plan

MLB Winter Meetings near as New York Yankees form plan

The New York Yankees face many questions on DJ LeMahieu, starting pitchers, catchers and the rest of the roster.        
Newsday 16 hours ago

Staten Island Yankees say they are ceasing operations and suing Yankees, MLB

The false promises, the minor-league team said in a statement, include "repeated assurances we would always be a minor league partner" of the major-league Yankees.
Kyle Schwarber is a tempting lefty bat for the Yankees, but not what the team really needs

Kyle Schwarber is a tempting lefty bat for the Yankees, but not what the team really needs

Kyle Schwarber has to be tempting to the Yankees, even after a brutal 2020 season.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 3, 2020
The Yankees made the right decision by keeping Gary Sánchez

The Yankees made the right decision by keeping Gary Sánchez

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Sánchez struggled mightily in 2020, but it would have made no sense for New York to cut ties with him. If you told me last year that Gary Sánchez would be viewed as a non-tender candidate in 2020, I would probably think you were crazy. Well, not probably. I would think you were crazy. He was coming off an All-Star campaign in 2019 where he blasted a career-high 34 home runs and logged a 118 OPS+. It was the most homers ever hit by a Yankees catcher in a single season. After a disastrous 2020 campaign, however, Sánchez found himself in an...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 3, 2020
Thursday’s open thread

Thursday’s open thread

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Thursday’s open thread. Greetings! We’re almost through to the end of the week, and the Yankees passed a major hurdle last night with their non-tender decisions (farewell, Jonathan Holder). On this Thursday, Joe explains why the Yankees were justified in keeping Gary Sánchez, Matt previews Masahiro Tanaka as a free agent, Peter grades Gleyber Torres’ topsy-turvy season, and Andrés examines an unheralded reliever who could make an intriguing signing: lefty Andrew Chafin. Fun Questions Of the many notable players who were non-tendered...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 3, 2020
NYY News: A Klubot to join The Machine?

NYY News: A Klubot to join The Machine?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Yankees linked to former Cy Young Award winner; Sánchez sticking around; What it might take to bring LeMahieu back; A look at the Yankees’ top prospects NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: The Yankees are among three local teams to have shown interest in former two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox are all in on the veteran righty. Kluber was one of the game’s best starters from 2014-18 with the Indians, but has fallen on hard times after injury troubles. He only pitched one...
Newsday Dec 2, 2020

Yankees offer Gary Sanchez a contract for 2021 season

Never a good defensive catcher, Sanchez struggled on offense this past season and there still is no guarantee that he will be with the Yankees next season.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 2, 2020
Yankees non-tender Jonathan Holder, stick with Gary

Yankees non-tender Jonathan Holder, stick with Gary

Ahead of tonight’s non-tender deadline, the Yankees let go of Jonathan Holder, while tendering contracts to the rest of the roster. At 8 pm EST, MLB’s non-tender deadline passed. The deadline represents the last chance all 30 teams have to offer contracts to players with fewer than six years of service time. The two sides don’t have to reach an actual agreement on a contract; the deadline simply forces teams to commit to signing their pre-arb players and offering contracts to their arb-eligible plyers, or to releasing those players. The Yankees didn’t rock the boat by...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 2, 2020
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Cole Hamels

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Cole Hamels

Photo by Rob Carr/ After a comically short stint with the Braves, Cole Hamels is a free agent for the second time in as many years. Though rarely the case for highly touted pitching prospects, Cole Hamels has been both healthy and good more often than not in his career. Once the 17th overall pick in the 2002 MLB Draft, Hamels has made it through 15 years in the majors never throwing fewer than 140 innings, save for his rookie and most recent seasons. Until this past year, Hamels had been an extremely stable starting pitching option for more than a decade, eclipsing 200...
NorthJersey.com Dec 2, 2020
New York Yankees planning to tender Gary Sanchez a contract for 2021

New York Yankees planning to tender Gary Sanchez a contract for 2021

As an arbitration eligible player, Sanchez is likely to get about a $1 million raise from his prorated $5 million salary in 2020.        
Pinstripe Alley Dec 2, 2020
Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Mike Tauchman

Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Mike Tauchman

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Mike Tauchman could not match the expectations built on his breakout 2019 campaign. The expectations were high for MIke Tauchman coming into 2020. He was coming off a breakout performance in 2019, where he went from a player struggling to find a role with the Colorado Rockies to a key piece of the Yankees’ AL East winning club. Many were ready to hand him the starting left-field job, but things did not go as planned. Tauchman struggled to match his production on offense or defense, and was relegated to a far lesser role to finish the season....
Pinstripe Alley Dec 2, 2020
This Day in Yankees History: The Chris Stewart Experiment finally ends

This Day in Yankees History: The Chris Stewart Experiment finally ends

Juuuuuust missed it. | Photo by Andy Marlin/AM Photography/ Plus a happy birthday to Gary Sánchez! Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. The 2020 baseball season has come to an end, so let’s dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ 52 Years Ago The Yankees lose César Gerónimo to the Astros in the Rule 5 Draft. It was a barely-discussed move at the time, as Gerónimo was only...
Gary Sanchez’s future with Yankees is hanging by a thread

Gary Sanchez’s future with Yankees is hanging by a thread

Gary Sanchez has played himself into a conversation about whether or not to offer him a contract.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 2, 2020
Brett Gardner’s leadership in the Yankee clubhouse is priceless

Brett Gardner’s leadership in the Yankee clubhouse is priceless

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ How much is Gardy’s veteran leadership worth? Earlier this month, the Yankees declined to pick up Brett Gardner’s $10 million option, opting instead to pay him a $2.5 million buyout. As the team often does with aging franchise players, the Yankees are expected to re-sign Gardner to a one-year contract, but at a cheaper price. After having a career year in 2019, Gardner’s 2020 season was serviceable, albeit nothing to write home about. The 37-year-old outfielder played in 49 out of 60 games and eventually broke out of his slump at the end...

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