Call me crazy but slowly, the Yankees have become one of the most hot teams in baseball.
The Yankees have received a new spark of life. Their rookies.
Today, Brian Cashman announced that Gary Sanchez would become their starting catcher, and Brian McCann would become a DH, primarily. This could begin the move of the young Yankees stepping into the young Yankees’ shoes.
As a Yankees fan, I am obviously excited.
Over the three main Yankees rookies games, they have had a combined 6 homers. All three are batting over .300 and have combined for 10 RBIs.
Expect to see the Yankees contending from here on out..
Any modern day millennial baseball fan would usually expect The New York Yankees to be extreme buyers at and deadline or offseason. This offseason, The Yankees took a different approach and did something they haven’t done since the early 90’s.
The New York Yankees sold out.
Well, not exactly.
They are expecting to build around 3 key players. Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, and Dellin Betances. Everyone else is considered available at this point. The Yankees “big three” bullpen is considered a “big one” now after the Yankees shipped out Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. Although fans are devastated, believe me when I tell you, Brian Cashman is a genius.
Brian Cashman did not only win the two trades, he made the other teams (Cubs and Indians) look silly.
When the Yankees acquired the ultimate package of prospects from the Cubs. They Received Glayber Torres, who is a top prospect from the Cubs, along with another top prospect, as well as a single-a player and Adam Warren, who could be considered as the Yankees setup man. All for Aroldis Chapman (who will likely only be a Cub for a few months until the offseason comes around)
As for Miller, The Yankees received Clint Frazier, one who many believe is the future of the Yankees. He is ranked as one of the top 25 prospects in baseball. They also received Justus Scheffield, who is ranked as one of the top 100 prospects in the majors.
The Yankees traded Carlos Beltran (who is set to be a free agent) and received Dillon Tate (This years 4th overall draft pick) as well as two others.
Seeing beloved Yankees depart may be tough for the team to swallow. That being said, understanding what this means for the future of the Yankees will almost certainly guarantee a promising future.
The Blue Jays sent scouts last Thursday night to watch two pitchers
One of them was the Padres RHP Andrew Cashner.
The latter? CC Sabathia.
Yes you heard me correctly. The Blue Jays sent scouts to watch CC Sabathia pitch.
The Blue Jays currently are considering sending elite All Star starter, Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen, and scouting other starters in return.
Instead of scouting elite names such as Chris Sale, they have turned their attention to future free agents with a lower price tag.
Don’t be surprised if Sabathia is traded to Toronto in the next few weeks.
Its not uncommon that we have short articles on this blog, but sometimes, actions just speak louder than words.
In this case, the action being Aroldis Chapman hitting 105 on a fastball Tuesday night in the 9th against Orioles infielder JJ Hardy.
I can only imagine what was going through Hardy’s head.
Not only did he finish off the inning, but he secured the save, which led to a 2-1 victory.
105 marks the hardest pitch of 2016.
In the wake of losing 3 out of four games to the Yankees, it would appear that the Indians are interested in two of the Yankees valuable trade assets.
Both are names that are commonly thrown around throughout the league. One of them being Aroldis Chapman, and the other being Andrew Miller.
The Yankees, 44-44, appear to be sellers at this Years deadline, and the Indians (who have the 6th best farm in the MLB according to MLB.com) appear to be a team who needs what the Yankees have.
Don’t be surprised if we see both dominant lefties shipped out to Ohio this trade deadline.
The Yankees have let Andrew Miller know.
First off, I love Andrew Miller. He is hands down one of my favorite players. He just plays the game right. He is amazing on and off the field.
Like myself, I am sure the Yankees would hate to see him go. Unfortunately, it seems as if he may be on the move in the next month. With the Trade deadline approaching, the yankees have stated that they would only trade Miller if the offer “blew them away.”
A big return for Andrew Miller? It seems that may be what it comes down to.. and only time will tell. One thing is for sure.. The Yankees would hate to see Miller go.
The Yankees came into their game Saturday night against the Indians two games under .500. It is their last series before the all star break.
The Yankees were down for the majority of the game.
In the eleventh inning, Carlos Beltran had a two-out single. Girardi smartly removed Betran and subbed in Ronald Torreyes. Torreyes is not only faster than Beltran, but is 100% healthy, unlike Beltran who is battling hamstring problems.
On the next pitch, Brian McCann would rope a double to right. Torreyes would score.
Such a small move from Girardi changed the outcome of the game. There was no way Beltran would have scored on that hit.
After this win, the Yankees have a chance to finish the first half with a .500 record.
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Although LHP CC Sabathia has not been all that productive over the past few years, we can all agree that this has been an incredible bounce back season for him.
He has pitched to a 2.20 ERA through his first 11 starts. His last 7? a 1.50 ERA.
Sabathia has been brilliant and has carried a load that some of the Yankees pitchers have not..
In fact, it would not be shocking to see Sabathia’s name come up in some trade deadline buzz as other teams look to eat up some of his contract.
Although most of us would hate to see him go, Yankees fans need to think about the future.
Yankees fans may be scratching their heads at the headline of this article.
The Yankees and their fans are used to being buyers at any point of the season, whether it be the offseason, trade deadline, or just Mid-May.
Here is why I may be in favor of this deal. Eovaldi could be in his prime. He has won his last 6 outings, has a fastball that can hit 102, and is proving to be an ace in the near future. The Cubs are showing interest, which means there is heavy upside.
The name being throw around for a potential return is Javier Baez. It may seem crazy, but to make the Yankees pull the trigger on a trade like this, a top prospect would be needed in return.
This sounds good, but until it happens, it looks like Eovaldi is staying in pinstripes.