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Archive for July, 2014

Introducing Rob Refsnyder, the Yankees’ »

It’s scary to think about where the New York Yankees would be right now if not for the success of their rookie class. All-Stars Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances have captured the headlines during the first half of the season by emerging as the best starter and reliever in the American League, respectively, and the team has also received [...]

Breaking Down the New York Yankees’ Studs and »

A little more than halfway through the 2014 MLB season, the New York Yankees have an adequate 46-44 record.  After making several big free-agent signings in the offseason, New York was destined for a run at a possible 28th title, but many of these new players have greatly underperformed.   Luckily for the Yanks, a few players have [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Injury Could Be Final Death Blow to »

As of this moment, the New York Yankees are still in the hunt for October. That's partially owed to the general mediocrity of the AL East, but also to how they've been able to withstand injuries. The latest could be the one that finally does them in, though. It might turn out to be a severe one, and it's happened to the one guy the Yankees [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Fighting Rookie Wall After Phenomenal »

Masahiro Tanaka is human. After opening his major league career with three months of brilliant outings, the New York Yankees rookie has hit a wall in July. On Tuesday night, the Cleveland Indians touched the AL All-Star up for five runs, 10 hits and the worst outing of his career. Coupled with allowing nine hits and four earned runs last week in [...]

Were the New York Yankees’ Moves Necessary for a »

Nearing the All-Star break, the New York Yankees find themselves in a situation they did not expect to find themselves.  Struggling within the AL East due to injuries in their starting rotation, particularly CC Sabathia, the Yankees were expected to make moves. With some early moves, are the Yankees on the right track? Ernie Johnson, Cal [...]

Stock Up, Stock Down for Yankees’ Top 10 »

Back on June 12, I wrote a piece breaking down the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the New York Yankees' top 10 prospects. Now, nearly a month later, let's see whether the stocks of these players have shifted up or down. My rankings, based on my own opinion, went as follows: Gary Sanchez C Slade Heathcott OF Mason Williams OF Eric [...]

How Yankees’ International Spending Spree Could »

All is not well in Yankee land, which you can tell from the expenditures even if you haven't witnessed the on-field display. When the situation is sticky in the Bronx, the front office often turns to quick, expensive fixes—quite simply because it possesses the resources to do so. Through swift injections of talent, the Yankees typically hope [...]

Brandon McCarthy Trade, Alfonso Soriano Designation »

As the New York Yankees took the field Sunday afternoon at Target Field vs. the Minnesota Twins, a stark reality faced a team struggling to climb over .500: the depth of legitimate American League contenders. From the Baltimore Orioles to the Toronto Blue Jays to the Detroit Tigers to the Kansas City [...]

What Does CC Sabathia’s Impending Return Mean »

When CC Sabathia hit the disabled list on May 11, the 33-year-old lefty sported a 5.28 ERA. At that moment, a case could have been made that the former Cy Young winner was hurting the team on a start-by-start basis. Nearly two months later, his impending return is a major piece to New York's second-half puzzle. If vintage Sabathia can return with [...]

New York Yankees: Latest International Signing News »

No stranger to spending money, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman opened his checkbook on Wednesday to sign some of the top international free agents. The Yankees brought in a total of nine international prospects in hopes of bolstering the farm system with high-level talent moving forward. Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes reported [...]

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