Brian Cashman mum on Yankees’ potential pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically is the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of how...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Would Yankees' Starlin Castro try third base?

The Yankees considered it last year, but bailed on the idea Second baseman Starlin Castro said he's willing to try third base -- if the Yankees actually want to go through with it this time. He added that the team hasn't approached him about learning a new position in spring training yet. "I'll do whatever they want," Castro said Tuesday. ...
Via NJ.com
47 minutes ago

Previewing the Yankees’ potential Spring Training invitees

Four weeks from yesterday, pitchers and catchers will report to Tampa and the Yankees will open Spring Training. It’s the best non-news day of the year. Nothing really happens that day, but hey, it’s the start of Spring Training, and that’s exciting. The offseason is boring. This one especially so. At some point in these next three weeks and six days the Yankees will announce...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 hour ago

Cutting through the ridiculous hype on Clint Frazier

I'm weary of the incessantly upbeat Yankeeganda about prospect Clint Frazier. It's creating an expectations game that is unfair to the kid. Nothing he does will ever be good enough. It's not right.Therefore, to tamp things down, I'm using the standardized preliminary data-curve methodology - including game video, workout regime, psychological tests, stool sample analyses and aural...

James Kaprielian, top pitching prospect, hungry to be Yankees' ace

Right-hander says he's 100 percent healthy after missing most of 2016 with a right flexor tendon strain. NEW YORK -- James Kaprielian, one of the jewels of a Yankees farm system filled with gems, envisions himself to someday be a version of the 2016 Masahiro Tanaka. And the sooner the better. Clint Frazier done feeling Andrew Miller pressure...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Yankees bring Baby Bombers to NY to promote season

NEW YORK (AP) Clint Frazier thought to the future and predicted: ''It's going to be common for people to not like us.'' Rather than bring veterans, the Yankees had Frazier and fellow Baby Bombers James Kaprielian, Gleyber Torres and Chance Adams respond to fans' question at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night along with infielder Starlin Castro and general manager Brian Cashman...
Via Associated Press
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Yankees stud Clint Frazier: I’m done watching Andrew Miller

The Yankees’ first midseason sell-off in recent memory was based on building for the future. For Clint Frazier, he hopes that future comes quickly. The brash outfielder didn’t rule out making the Opening Day roster — although he admitted it was a long shot. “I try to think in more realistic terms,” Frazier said Tuesday....
Via New York Post
13 hours ago

WATCH: Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017

Starlin Castro on his first year with the Yankees & 2017.
Via YES Network
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Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available for Cubs games. Instead, fans will have to get their hands on a ticket directly...
Via The Comeback
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Alex Rodriguez to host CNBC reality show pilot

Alex Rodriguez hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not he’ll be a studio analyst for Fox Sports or ESPN during the upcoming MLB regular season. But the former New York Yankees third baseman and three-time American League MVP may still be on television sometime before baseball’s postseason. Rodriguez is slated to appear on a pilot episode as a host for a CNBC reality show...
Via Awful Announcing
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia hopes to continue pitching beyond 2017

Hands down, one of my favorite things about last season was CC Sabathia‘s resurgence. It was tough watching him struggle the last few years, but last season Sabathia developed a cutter and made the transition to finesse pitcher. Hopefully he gives the Yankees more of the same this coming season. They’ll need it to contend. Not surprisingly, Sabathia recently told Pete Caldera...
Via River Avenue Blues
19 hours ago

With the right field job up for grabs, Judge is still making adjustments this offseason

Know what’s a fun game? Trying to figure out which young Yankees player you’re most looking forward to seeing this coming season. The easy answer is Gary Sanchez and understandably so. He was incredible last year. But there’s also Greg Bird, who we haven’t seen in over a year. And Tyler Austin‘s opposite field power. We can’t forget Aaron Judge either. He hit some jaw...
Via River Avenue Blues
22 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration

Yankees' effort to make a deal with Dellin Betances in order to avoid arbitration.
Via YES Network
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, notable free agents and prospects with Michael Kay

Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, notable free agents and the Yankees farm system with Michael Kay.
Via YES Network
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cashman hits the scrap heap

There's nobody happier in this world than Brian Cashman at a flea market. It's his nirvana, his Calgon Bath moment, his golden shower. He wanders through aisles of junk and finds an old lamp that says "Maximus Super Beer." He doesn't need it. He has no place for it. His girlfriend will leave him. But hell, it costs $2. How do you walk away from a Maximus Super Beer lamp for two dings...

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gary Sanchez: How I’ll turn two unreal months into a great 2017

The Yankees are still searching for a new identity in the post-Jeter era, and the arrival of Gary Sanchez last August certainly got people talking. After Sanchez burst on the scene with a historic stretch at the plate over the season’s final two months following his call-up from the minors, the 24-year-old phenom will now try...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

2017 Minor League Preview: New York Yankees

Not going to lie, this post should be in all caps. As any proud New Englander would, I got piss drunk before writing this opening. Was it convenient that there was a Patriots playoff game? Sure, but I could have limited myself. Instead I drank too many IPA's and traded Gausman for Paxton, and can't remember writing this as I answer you're questions. If mu grammar is correct, you...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda, Gregorius reach deals; Betances and Yanks $2M apart

NEW YORK (AP) Right-hander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius were among six Yankees who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving reliever Dellin Betances as the only remaining player remaining eligible for salary arbitration. Betances asked for a raise to $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees. Betances made the minimum $507,500 last year after the team...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to make change outside mansion for privacy

Now that he no longer plays for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter has retired to his mansion in Tampa Bay. Life is undoubtedly good for the future Hall of Famer, but he wishes people would stop staring at him all the time. Earlier this week, Jeter got permission from the city to do something about that. According to Richard Danielson of the Tampa Bay Times, Jeter recently received...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon laughs at critics of his bullpen management

Joe Maddon sure received a lot of criticism for a guy who led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. Maddon’s use of his bullpen and pitching staff was unconventional, but it produced undeniable results. His usage of Aroldis Chapman in particular received a lot of criticism, including some from the pitcher himself. But speaking from his annual Thanksmas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees have not discussed extension with Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach with regard to ace righty Masahiro Tanaka’s future with the club. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night that he has yet to discuss a contract extension with Tanaka’s representatives. “We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka,” Cashman said, per Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spokesman: Alex Rodriguez has no plans to play in 2017

Alex Rodriguez has not yet officially retired but comments from his spokesman this week indicate the slugger has no intention of playing baseball in 2017. Instead, it appears A-Rod will remain in his agreed-upon special advisory role with the New York Yankees organization. “Nothing new, status quo,” Rodriguez’s spokesman, Ron Berkowitz, said, via NJ.com. “As of now, nothing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – New York Yankees

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the New York Yankees. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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