Some quick notes: LHP Dietrich Enns was including this week’s Monday Morning Ten Pack. It’s behind the paywall, so I can’t give away too much, but the scouting report is glowing: “Enns profiles as a major-league lefty specialist already, with upside beyond that. With further refinement of his secondary pitches and gains in stamina and command, I won’t be surprised at all...
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BALTIMORE — After a tough first two months a year ago when he replaced Derek Jeter at shortstop, Didi Gregorius tightened up defensively and improved considerably at the plate. The pressure of taking over for Jeter vanished and Gregorius played well in spring training. Fifteen days into April, the left-handed hitter was batting .286 (8-for-28)....
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Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi discusses his 5th start of the 2016 season at Fenway Park in Boston. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/10FUHE2 Like on Facebook: http://facebook.com/YESNet Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1dtTy7q Follow on Instagram: http://bit.ly/PGQWNm
The New York Yankees have not been what could accurately be described as a “bad” team for 24 years. To put that into perspective, the last time it happened, Dellin Betances was four-years-old and Luis Severino was two years from being born. Yet here they are at 8-15, fresh off a demoralizing sweep in Boston at the hands of the Red Sox and looking the bizarre combination of inexperienced...
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9 hours ago
BALTIMORE — April was miserable, and with the Yankees stepping up in class in May, things could easily get worse. Watching the Yankees go 8-15 in the first month-plus of the season was difficult. However, the second leg consists of 28 games in 29 days — 15 on the road, 13 in The Bronx —...
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General manager Brian Cashman says ... Watch video Chase Headley's days as a starter may be numbered if he doesn't start hitting soon. When asked if the Yankees are considering sitting the third baseman if he continues to stink at the plate, general manager Brian Cashman didn't quite condemn the 32-year-old, but he left the...
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses the promising signs he's seeing from No. 1 starter, Masahiro Tanaka. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/10FUHE2 Like on Facebook: http://facebook.com/YESNet Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1dtTy7q Follow on Instagram: http://bit.ly/PGQWNm
Team, heal thyself. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, while expressing frustration over his team’s “horrific” start to the 2016 season, said Monday that no roster changes are imminent with the 8-15 club — but they will come eventually without improvement “It’s no fun when you’re going through it. It feels like there’s no light at the...
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The New York Yankees have fallen to six games behind first place with an 8-15 record after the team was swept by the Boston Red Sox this past weekend. The Yankees production at the plate and pitching has been extremely poor and the team is not showing much energy going into each game. The Yankees must consider a change whether it is coaching or players, but a move that would surely...
Eleven years ago the Yankees had a truly miserable start to their season. They opened the 2005 season by losing 19 of their first 30 games and falling nine games back in the AL East. Nine back after 30 games! Needless to say, fans were pretty uneasy because that slow start followed the 2004 ALCS collapse. It was not a good time around these parts. No siree. The 2005 Yankees rebounded...
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Stock Down: All But “One” The New York Yankees number one pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, has been the only consistently solid starting pitcher for New York this season. Tanaka is the only pitcher on the Yankees with an ERA under three and he’s done so against some pretty talented teams so far. Here are the remaining four pitchers and their accompanying ERAs thus far: 1. Nathan...
As Luis Severino prepares to take the ball on Tuesday against the Orioles in Baltimore, tasked with snapping the Yankees' five-game losing streak, the right-hander believes that better management of his mound tempo will be the key in getting his 6.86 ERA under control.
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Alex Rodriguez had a big night against the Red Sox despite the Yankees losing to the Red Sox 8-7. Rodriguez hit a homerun in the 3rd inning and drove in 4 runs all in the rain. Speaking of the rain, I’m sure you’re wondering how A-Rod kept his bat dry while he was driving in those 4 runs. Well, he kept it dry in a way you’ve never seen a ballplayer keep his bat dry: with his...
These thoughts remain from the Yankees' frustrating weekend series, during which they were swept by their division rival, the Boston Red Sox:First, even though it's only the first week in May and there are still well over 100 games left in the season, it’s starting to feel like, to paraphrase the late Yogi Berra, it’s getting late early out here. To be clear, I’m still in...
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Breaking down the Yankees' worst April in 11 years
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The Yankees never seem to be quite sure what they will get out of Nathan Eovaldi, and that inconsistency continues to be a piece of the hard-throwing right-hander's resume.
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This was a weekend in which Dellin Betances made two high-profile mistakes, and because of that, the right-hander walked out of Fenway Park feeling as though he had cost the Yankees two victories.
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After spending years in the league, it appears New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez may have found a new plate routine to get him going. His bat looked to be a bit moist during an at-bat in the third inning of the game, so he fixed the problem. How’d he do it? By drying the bat on his manhood zone. Sure enough, it worked. He blasted a two-run homer later in the at-bat. [Larry Brown Sports]
As we know there is an endless amount of information to be uncovered from PITCHf/x and Statcast data. In fact, everyday it seems like there is some new and exciting piece of research that has come out which challenges the way we think about the game. In this series of posts I will go over a way to use PITCHf/x data which is almost certainly already being used by baseball quantitative...
To say the New York Yankees have gotten off to a rough start would be an understatement. An 8-12 record currently has them sitting in last place in the American League East, and it’s not like they are throwing away games. The Bombers have been straight overmatched so for in the young 2016 season, and a lot of finger pointing from the fan base has resulted. People are calling out...
The growing angst in baseball appears to be directed at the use of the defensive shift and its increasing presence in the game. It seems the only people you hear complain about it are the ones who are affected the most by it in a negative way. Feel free to file New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi in that category. “It’s illegal defense, just like basketball,” Girardi said...
The New York Yankees may carry a reputation as being Major League Baseball's evil empire, but this week the club played the role of hero to a 13-year-old fan from Texas.Tracen Visage is an eighth-grader from the Dallas suburb of Coppell. The longtime Yankees fan is also battling end-stage kidney failure, and on Tuesday, the Yankees invited Visage and his family to join the team as...
Writers have spent countless words trying to crack the code on the mystical Nathan Eovaldi—he of all the talent and none of the results. Nasty Nate’s nickname holds true when looking at the stuff alone, but everything he does has a caveat that has stopped him from becoming one of the better pitchers in the league: his blazing-fast-but-straight fastball, his nasty-but-inconsistent...
The Yankees have been running like crazy to begin the year, and Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be spearheading this initiative. In fact, the only reason that Ellsbury isn’t tied for the Major League lead in steals is because Jose Altuve swiped two bags on Sunday. There is a narrative out there that Ellsbury has been less and less aggressive on the basepaths in recent seasons, and most...
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