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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...
6 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...
14 hours ago
Clint Frazier’s release closes the book on the Miller trade

Clint Frazier’s release closes the book on the Miller trade

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports How did it pan out for both teams? When the New York Yankees released Clint Frazier on Tuesday, a bow was placed around the team’s 2016 trade deadline deal that sent reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland. Frazier, a top outfield prospect, was the highlight of the Yankees’ return and was, especially after his 2020 season, expected to be in the outfield at Yankee Stadium for a long time to come. Unfortunately, injuries meant that didn’t happen. While he might hopefully recover a semblance of his old career, his release cements that the...
16 hours ago
The great mistake of the Baby Bomber era

The great mistake of the Baby Bomber era

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge is a free agent in twelve months. It should never have happened like this. Let’s kick off this post with a list of names, and see if you can guess what they all have in common — Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Anthony Rendon, Christian Yelich, Nolan Arenado, and Jose Altuve. Those eight guys were the only players in baseball to put up more fWAR between August 13th, 2016 and the end of 2018 than Aaron Judge did. That means that, despite an underwhelming first six weeks of his career, and despite...
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Yankees 2021 Roster Report Cards: Gleyber Torres

Yankees 2021 Roster Report Cards: Gleyber Torres

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ For the second consecutive season, Gleyber Torres certainly wants to put this year behind him. Following a down year in the COVID-shortened 2020 season that saw his power dry up and his defense suffer, Gleyber Torres came into 2021 looking to remind everyone in his age-24 season why he was once a top-five prospect in all of baseball. Instead, he took his 2020 struggles to new heights, ultimately losing his spot at the starting shortstop and putting his Yankees future in question. Grade: D 2021 Stats: 127 G, 459 PA, .259/.331/.366, 9 HR, 51 RBI,...
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Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Max Scherzer

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Max Scherzer

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Scherzer has been one of the best pitchers of his generation, but would he be a fit for the Yankees? In terms of pedigree of pitchers available on the transaction market, you can’t get much higher than Max Scherzer. After another great season in 2021, Scherzer now sits at eight top-five finishes in Cy Young voting, having taken home the award three times. He’s at 65.8 career WAR according to FanGraphs, is an eight-time All-Star, and has been a key cog in a World Series winning team. He’s done pretty much all you can do in baseball. So,...
22 hours ago
Yankees Potential Trade Target: Scott Barlow

Yankees Potential Trade Target: Scott Barlow

Photo by Ed Zurga/ The Royals right-hander has been one of the best relievers in the AL since 2019. One of the great sayings in baseball is that you can never have enough pitching. Although that could be said about every position, it’s really different from position players. No matter how much you accumulate pitching talent, there will be points during the season where you’re likely to be short-handed. The notion of shipping away pitching surplus simply due to apparent excess is often the wrong one. For example, the rumor is that the White Sox picked up Craig...
Nov 26, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/26/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/26/21

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Kick back and relax on this Friday post-Thanksgiving morning. Morning everyone, hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and have plenty of leftovers for today. If you’re shopping around for Black Friday, best of luck beating the crowds and hopefully you find whatever it is that you’re looking for. In the meantime, if you’re just taking it easy and letting your body digest still after yesterday, then perhaps take some time to check out what we’ve got in store for you. Estevão leads off with a trade target proposal, featuring the...
Nov 26, 2021
NYY News: An arm and a leg

NYY News: An arm and a leg

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Free agent pitchers could cost Yankees a pretty penny; Freeman a possibility but not probable; Yanks could target Willson Contreras for catching upgrade; Boone helps out with Stadium food drive. NY Daily News | Matthew Roberson: The free agent market has been moving for pitchers, with Eduardo Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, and Steven Matz among several names to have signed already. The signs are pointing to a player-friendly field so far, and if the Yankees are looking to get any upgrades here they’re going to have to open up Hal’s wallet...
Nov 25, 2021
The Yankees, MLB payrolls, and “mega-contract” distribution

The Yankees, MLB payrolls, and “mega-contract” distribution

Photo by Cole Burston/ With a Judge extension looming, we look at league payrolls to see just how much guaranteed money teams currently invest — and how they divide that money up. Earlier this week, Joel Sherman reported that the Yankees were “monitoring the elite shortstop group rather than participating in it, waiting to see if a market collapses.” He then proceeded to speculate two reasons why the team might be willing to prefer a stopgap rather than an elite shortstop like Carlos Correa or Corey Seager (or even a very good one like Trevor Story or Marcus...
Nov 25, 2021
The Yankees will not miss Tyler Wade and Andrew Velazquez

The Yankees will not miss Tyler Wade and Andrew Velazquez

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The two infielders will both be in Anaheim in 2022, but the Yankees can easily replace them. The Los Angeles Angels claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez off waivers 20 days ago. Then, after the Yankees designated Tyler Wade for assignment last week, LA traded for Wade in exchange for a player to be named later. The Angels are adding speed to their team, that’s for sure. Other than that, the utility players don’t bring a whole lot else to the table. Let’s start with Tyler Wade, who is coming off his best season in the majors. Wade slashed...
Nov 25, 2021
Managing 40-man roster is year-round task for the Yankees

Managing 40-man roster is year-round task for the Yankees

Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via In the wake of the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, it’s apparent that the Yankees have been managing the roster year-round. The deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft came and went on Friday, and the Yankees made moves to protect five players from within their system. In the process, they had to part ways with a number of former players. Over the past two seasons, the Yankees have lost three players through Rule-5 process and it is clear that teams value to players that the Yankees farm system is...
Nov 25, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley: Thanksgiving

Today on Pinstripe Alley: Thanksgiving

I have no memory of Joba in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, but here you go. | Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Hope you all have delicious meals ahead of you. Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving to you all. We hope that you all have some delicious meals ahead of you, or at least some time off to take a breather in this busy time of year. As always, we appreciate you stopping by and checking out an article or two. If you need a distraction, we’re here for you! We have a shortened menu for you today on the site to give most of our writing staff a breather, but a few have...
Nov 25, 2021
NYY news: Turkey Day News

NYY news: Turkey Day News

Photo by Jason Miller/ Bullpen arms for the Yankees to consider in 2022; under-the-radar free agents for the Yankees to consider; Boone appears on CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco’s podcast; Swisher discusses the Yanks New York Daily News | Matthew Roberson: In the hubbub surrounding the shortstop market and the other positions where the Yankees could make a splash at this offseason, the bullpen has been a bit forgotten. While the emergence of some arms last season will bolster it in 2022, Zack Britton will miss most, if not all, of next season after undergoing shoulder...
Nov 24, 2021
Pinstripe Alley’s 2021 Yankees and MLB predictions results

Pinstripe Alley’s 2021 Yankees and MLB predictions results

Photo by New York Yankees/ How did we do predicting the first full season of the pandemic era? With MLB awards season having come and gone last week, we now have full results from the 2021 campaign. That means we can finally go back and review our preseason predictions. Josh took the crown during the shortened season; could he start a new dynasty? If you want to score yourself at home, we awarded one point for each correct slot in the standings. For numerical predictions, we awarded two points for the closest guess, and three points for being exactly right. Correct...