When The Yankees signed 3B Chase Headley to a 5-year contract in 2014, they likely expected more production than what they have received. With a decent bat, mediocre glove, and below-average speed, it seems Headley’s prime is in his rear-view mirror.
That being said, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The Yankees have an incredible young infielder named Miguel Anduja, who may be in the shadows of the more well-known Yankees such as Clint Frazier and Justus Scheffield.
Anduja is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with a .974 OPS for the Scottsdale Scorpions through his first 5 games with them.
Through 130 minor league games, he combined for a .273 average, 12 homers, 83 RBIs and a .332 on-base percentage.
When the Yankees dealt their dominant set-up man, Andrew Miller, to Cleveland during this years trade deadline, many Yankees fans felt The Yankees won the trade.
The acquired 3 top prospects, headlined by outfield phenom, Clint Frazier.
I did not feel the same way. I hoped the Yankees would have kept Miller and built a future around him. Although Miller is now an Indian, he remains my favorite player.
Although it is way too early to see who won this deal, it appears as if the Indians are very happy with how it is working. In their 5 postseason victories, he has pitched 7 2/3 innings.
His dominance will likely carry the Indians to the World Series.
After parting ways with Aroldis Chapman at this years trading deadline, many Yankees fans thought they would never see the lefty in pinstripes again.
Well, I am here to tell you good news.
Yankees management has reportedly announced that they will be making a run at the top two relievers on the free-agent market: Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman.
Yankees fans would love nothing more than seeing Chapman back. It is reported that the money needed to reel-in Chapman would set the record for an MLB reliever.
Since his debut in 2010, Jansen has pitched to a 2.20 ERA, racking up 189 saves for the Dodgers.
Chapman saved 20 games for the Yankees this year, and pitched to a 2.01 ERA over that span.
Although It had earlier said that Solano had accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, we found out this morning that he will elect free agency.
Although he played in the shadow of Starlin Castro, he played well.
In 22 at bats, he had 5 hits and a homer.
In Triple-A though, he hit .319 with 7 home runs and 67 RBI in 131 games.
It’s official… Gary Sanchez is a freak of nature.
Contrary to critic belief, Yankees Catcher Gary Sanchez has been tearing up the big leagues ever since he stepped up to the plate.
He already has 11 home runs and 21 RBIs in his short MLB tenure of just 88 at bats.
He is already making history. He is the quickest player in MLB history to hit 11 home runs. 11 is a small number when looking at the big picture, but looking at what he has accomplished, it is simply incredible.
He is currently batting third for one of the largest franchises in all of sports. He is batting an incredible .398 and has already beat out Brian McCann for the starting catcher spot.
Gary Sanchez may not have been here for long, but what he is doing proves that he is here to stay.
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.