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Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Chad Green

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Chad Green

Photo by Adam Hunger/ After Tommy John surgery knocked him out of for most of 2022, should the Yankees consider bringing back Chad Green with an eye on the future? Ever since making his MLB debut for the Yankees in 2016, Chad Green has ranged somewhere between good and great as a reliever for the team. Acquired from the Tigers in a December 2015 trade for Justin Wilson, Green made his debut as a starter, but by the next year, he was put in the bullpen, where he quickly developed into an important, multi-inning option in 2017. While Green had some years and moments...
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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 12/9/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 12/9/22

D-Rob is back in New York, but in the other borough. | Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Offseason activity is a-brewin’ across town. The very first minutes of Thursday on the East Coast brought news that Xander Bogaerts had signed an 11-year, $280 million deal with the Padres, and despite a quiet morning and afternoon, the zany status quo returned at night. The Mets re-signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo to an eight-year, $162 million contract and added old friend David Robertson to their bullpen as a $10 million sweetener. Steve Cohen just doesn’t give a crap about his...
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NYY News: Another ace incoming?

NYY News: Another ace incoming?

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Yankees have Rodón atop their latest free agent wishes; MLB used various baseballs in 2022 including one that featured more in Yankees games; still several spots for the Yanks to add; Bader appears at holiday food drive NY Post | Jon Heyman: The Yankees checked off their biggest goal of the offseason when they re-signed Aaron Judge, but there’s still a lot of work to do to satisfy his (and the fans’) request to improve the team. The biggest move available, and one that they’re apparently very eager to pursue, would be signing free...
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Yankees 2022 Roster Report Cards: Miscellaneous Position Players

Yankees 2022 Roster Report Cards: Miscellaneous Position Players

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ It’s time to remember some guys to help you with your Sporcle quizzes of the 2022 Yankees’ roster. As we reach the end stages of our player report card series, we’re going to focus on some guys you may not have completely remembered. None of the three players we’re looking at today had a particularly big impact on the 2022 Yankees’ season and none did enough to get a full length article on their own. However, they’re still worth taking a brief review of. Here’s a look at some of the miscellaneous position players from the 2022...
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Yankees 2022 Roster Report Cards: Miscellaneous Pitchers

Yankees 2022 Roster Report Cards: Miscellaneous Pitchers

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Every team will require a handful of outings from their minor league depth and the players called up by the Yankees made the most of their opportunities. As much as we’d all like, a team cannot field a rotation full of aces and a bullpen full of top-notch closers. Often it’s the teams that do the best around the margins that can find those few extra wins here or there and make the difference between making the playoffs and not. The Yankees were one of the better teams at extracting contributions out of those fringy depth...
Dec 8, 2022
Yankees re-sign Aaron Judge: Checking on media reactions to the deal

Yankees re-sign Aaron Judge: Checking on media reactions to the deal

Photo by Elsa/ One of the most frenzied blockbuster free agencies in recent memory had the baseball world buzzing. What a way to wake up! If the Giancarlo Stanton and Gerrit Cole acquisitions taught us anything, it’s that the Yankees save their most pressing business for the weirdest hours of the day, and that trend was no different with Aaron Judge. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Yankees sent shockwaves around the league inking the 2022 AL MVP to the largest free agent contract in MLB history, ensuring that their greatest homegrown player since Derek...
Dec 8, 2022
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Matt Carpenter

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Matt Carpenter

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports A reunion between Matt Carpenter and the Yankees could make a lot of sense. There is one free agent looking to re-sign with his old team, that everyone hasn’t been able to keep their eyes off. That being, of course, a potential Matt Carpenter return to the Yankees. How likely is it that the veteran lefty follows in the footsteps of a few of his old pals from this season in a return to the Bronx? Carpenter had a bit of a career renaissance in his 154 plate appearances this year, which was unfortunately cut short by a broken foot in August...
Dec 8, 2022
Aaron Judge is back: PSA Community Reaction

Aaron Judge is back: PSA Community Reaction

Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/ It’s the day we all waited for, not the day we feared. Buzz buzz. I had just finished taking attendance in my first period class when I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. At first, I thought nothing of it, and settled down to guide my students through their first independent research project of the year. Buzz. But as I walked through the room, demonstrating how to search historical databases and breaking down potential topics with them, my phone would not stop buzzing. Buzz. Something major had happened, and I knew at once what it...
Dec 8, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 12/8/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 12/8/22

Nestor Cortes is the best hype man in the business, y’all. | Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via The Winter Meetings are done, Judge is a Yankee again, all is good. Yesterday was the conclusion of a months-long saga that briefly looked like it was going towards the genre of tragedy. However, the Yankees pulled through at the last hour and retained their superstar face of the franchise, and Aaron Judge set the market with the biggest contract in free agency history (while turning down an even bigger offer). All is right in the world — now we’ll see what plans...
Dec 8, 2022
NYY News: Judge-ment rendered

NYY News: Judge-ment rendered

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Aaron Judge is still a Yankee; the pursuit of Judge contained plenty of drama along the way; what could Tommy Kahnle bring to the table? FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: Good news, everyone, Aaron Judge is still a Yankee. The biggest offseason saga came to an end on Wednesday with the reports that the two sides had come to an agreement on a nine-year, $360 million deal. The Yankees won out in tough negotiations against the Giants and Padres as they gave their star slugger a record-setting deal. San Diego reportedly really broke the bank...
Dec 7, 2022
Yankees lose pair of relievers to 2022 Rule 5 Draft

Yankees lose pair of relievers to 2022 Rule 5 Draft

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Other MLB teams decided to take a flyer on two of the team’s pitchers, as well as a number of prospects in the minor-league portion. The annual endcap to the Winter Meetings is the Rule 5 Draft, where teams from around the league get to take a chance on some of the prospects blocked from advancing through other organizations. The Yankees routinely have a player or two taken in this process, and this year that trend held true. Before we go over the draft itself, a quick reminder on how the whole thing works. Prospects signed when they are...
Dec 7, 2022
How will Judge’s contract impact Cashman’s spending room?

How will Judge’s contract impact Cashman’s spending room?

Photo by Adam Hunger/ The answer lies in Hal Steinbrenner’s willingness to surpass the second luxury tax threshold. Rejoice, rejoice. Aaron Judge is officially returning to the Yankees on a nine-year, $360 million contract. To put it bluntly, that number is higher than I expected any team would go to at the beginning of the offseason, but I am glad that owner Hal Steinbrenner knew the value that Judge brings to the Yankees both on and off the field and put his money where his mouth is to bring back the superstar. By all accounts, the number will probably be...
Dec 7, 2022
Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 178: ARSON JUDGE BACK

Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 178: ARSON JUDGE BACK

That man got paid. | Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via After a brief scare and some burning-hot memes, Aaron Judge is back in pinstripes and it’s the talk of the town! The Yankees made the move they needed to make and secured the services of Aaron Judge for the next nine years. Things were tough for a while as it seemed that The Giants might swoop in and bring the Bay Area native back and the Padres made things super interesting by offering him $400 million, but ultimately, Hal Steinbrenner made a long distance call from Italy and said all the right things to...
Dec 7, 2022
What did the media think of the Tommy Kahnle reunion?

What did the media think of the Tommy Kahnle reunion?

Photo by Tim Warner/ Aaron Judge is understandably the story today, but let’s peak at what people said about the Yankees’ reported reunion with old friend Kahnle. Around midmorning on Tuesday, news broke of the Yankees’ second free agent signing of the winter. While many fans at the time were understandably disappointed that it wasn’t that signing (not yet anyway), there’s no doubt that the Yankees are a stronger team after yesterday’s addition to the roster. That’s because New York officially signed Tommy Kahnle to a two-year deal to return to the...
Dec 7, 2022
The Yankees won the Aaron Judge saga with a premium price

The Yankees won the Aaron Judge saga with a premium price

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees ended up paying over $140 million more than their Opening Day offer to Judge, but finally got their man and can start plotting the rest of the offseason. The Yankees, at long last, secured the services of star outfielder and reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge for the next nine years. It definitely wasn’t easy, and it did look like he was going to be a San Francisco Giant at one point on Tuesday, but the team came through with an improved offer — although it wasn’t the highest — and the player’s desire to stay prevailed. The...