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New York Yankees: Ramifications of the Aaron Hicks trade

Last Wednesday, the New York Yankees made their first major move of the offseason, acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy. This marks the third straight season that the Yankees have traded a backup catcher in the offseason, as Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli were both traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 and 2014, respectively. So what role...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: The Hotstove Has Been Lit

Going into the 2015 offseason, it was all but guaranteed that the Yankees would trade either John Ryan Murphy or Gary Sanchez. Along with Brian McCann and Austin Romine, the team had a surplus of catchers, and plenty of needs elsewhere. An explosive Arizona Fall League performance by Sanchez may have put him ahead of Murphy in the eyes of the Yankees organization, making Murphy the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Breakdown: Aaron Hicks To The Yankees

The John Ryan Murphy for Aaron Hicks trade looks great for all involved. The Twins needed catching depth and the Yankees needed, at the very least, a fourth outfielder. As fourth outfielders go, Hicks is an improvement over Chris Young. He is younger, 26 years old to Young's 32.  He is a switch hitter, where Young only bats right-handed.  (Hicks batted .307 vs lefties this past...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks Dropkick Murphy For Hicks

Yesterday, the Twins traded Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for serial-killer-in-name-only, John Ryan Murphy.  Here's what I said earlier this year, "When Hicks first came up, people thought he was going to be better than that Pollock fella.  No, not a stereotypical dumb person, but as in A.J. Pollock.  In Double-A, Hicks had 12 homers, 32 steals and a .285 average.  Then strikeouts...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Keys to Understanding Aaron Hicks

You’re forgiven if you don’t much care about Wednesday’s swap of Aaron Hicks for JR Murphy. Maybe you’re not a fan of the Twins or the Yankees. Maybe you’re not a fan of baseball at all, and you somehow wound up here by accident. Or maybe you are a fan of the Twins or the Yankees, but you recognize this as a trade featuring two players with less than 2 combined WAR over...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks, A Potential Bargain

While it’s not going down as any kind of blockbuster, the Twins and Yankees struck a deal today, with Minnesota sending outfielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher JR Murphy. Hicks, a former highly though of prospect, finally showed some signs of life in 2015, putting up +1.5 WAR in 97 games after getting called back up from Triple-A. The improvement primarily came from...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Yankees swap Aaron Hicks, John Ryan Murphy

So, about that backlog in Minnesota…looks like it’s been taken care of, for now at least. The Twins have traded center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. OFFICIAL: #MNTwins acquire C John Ryan Murphy (@JRMurphy513) from #Yankees for OF Aaron Hicks. — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 11, 2015   The 26-year...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins deal Hicks to Yankees for catcher Murphy

The Minnesota Twins cleared some room in a congested outfield by trading Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees on Wednesday for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Hicks, the Twins' first-round pick in 2008, played in 252 games for Minnesota from 2013-15. He finally seemed to put things together last season, hitting 11 home runs and stealing 13 bases in 97 games while batting .256. But the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins In Exchange For John Ryan Murphy

The New York Yankees on Thursday made one of the first moves of the baseball offseason. The Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy, the two teams announced Thursday afternoon. Hicks could be a nice pickup for the Yankees, as he figures to be the club’s replacement for free agent Chris Young. Hicks is young...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Hicks Makes Tremendous Willie Mays-Like Catch

This is the first and only time you will ever see light-hitting Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks compared to the great Willie Mays. What Hicks did Monday night in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles was nothing short of extraordinary. And it brought back memories of one of the greatest catches in the history of the game. The only thing really missing from this...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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