This is not something I expected to address today: The New York Yankees are dumping salary. They’ve sent Adam Ottavino, minor leaguer Frank German and $850,000 to Boston to take Ottavino’s salary and signing bonus off their hands. (The bonus is payable after the contract ends.) Yes, the franchise with a value of $5 billion … Continue reading Bye jersey number “0”
Yesterday the Yankees finalized a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates in which the Yankees acquired Jameson Taillon for four minor leaguers. The first thing that came to my mind was the thought that Paul O’Neill now has to have a wrestling match with the pronunciation of Jameson’s last name, a contest he’ll likely lose. For … Continue reading The newest Yankee
“I couldn’t believe there was so much hatred in people. It’s something I’m still trying to get over, and maybe I never will.” – Hank Aaron Those of you who know me personally, and any of you who’ve followed me online for any period of time, likely know that I was a Strat-O-Matic addict as … Continue reading RIP Mr. Aaron
Here’s something you do not need to worry about Yankee fans: The Yankees are going to score a lot of runs in 2021. I promise you, if they don’t win the World Series, it won’t be due to offensive shortcomings. This seems obvious, but many fans (and as usual, many journalists who get paid to … Continue reading Worry about this, not that.
“I’m the most loyal player money can buy.” – Don Sutton Sutton entered MLB just as players, en masse for the first time, were awakening to the financial realities of the sport. Emboldened with that mindset, an arm and a brain that were seemingly genetically designed to throw a baseball, Sutton’s nickname may as well … Continue reading RIP, Don Sutton
I shouldn’t need to tell you how good Corey Kluber was, but I will. From 2014 – 2018, he was the second best pitcher in the American League behind Chris Sale, and it was a close second. Kluber led the AL in ERA+ over that span and was second to only Sale in both K%-BB% … Continue reading NYY and Kluber: What’s to say?
The Yankees and DJ Lemahieu have come to an agreement on a 6 year, $90 million dollar contract, according to multiple sources (although as I’m typing this, it has yet to be made official). The good news is that I get to watch D.J. Lemahieu play baseball every day – what fan wouldn’t be happy … Continue reading Good news, bad news
Your friendly reminder Yankee fans, that if the season started today, the Yankees… Number two starter has thrown 75 innings in three years. Their number three starter hasn’t been on a big league mound in well over a year.Any groundball hit to the left side of the infield will be a single, as there’d be … Continue reading Can we do something? Anything?
Yesterday, the Yankees acquired outfielder Greg Allen from San Diego for minor league pitcher James Reeves. Here’s what you need to know: Over 221 big league games, Allen has 32 stolen bases in 38 attempts, which is outstanding. The problem is that with a .298 career OBP over 618 plate appearances, he’s almost never on … Continue reading The newest Yankee
The Detroit Tigers and Robbie Grossman finalized a two year, $10 million dollar contract on Tuesday. This is relevant to Yankee fans only in the sense that it touches on something I mentioned in passing a few weeks ago: Some team is going to get a steal when they sign Brett Gardner to a one … Continue reading Hey GMs – a steal, right here: