The Sanchez Sensation

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. Sanchez-1024x683

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.

Yankees are now contenders

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 Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 6.11.21 PMcatcher, 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..

Who Went out, who came in, and what it means..

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, and11yankeesweb-01-master1050 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)

19464396-mmmainAs 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.

Blue Jays may send Sanchez to bullpen, what it means for Yankees

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. aaron-sanchez-2013-bm

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.

Chapman Hits 105; then gets save

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 in01CHAPMANweb-master675 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.

Indians a sleeper for potential trade

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. Yankees Braves Spring Baseball

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.

For Yankees to trade Miller, offer must “blow them away:

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 Yankees Braves Spring Baseballhe 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.

Late sub is difference in victory over Indians

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. espnapi_dm_140605_mlb_news_carlos_beltran_retunrs_wmain

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.

CC Pitching like the Ace the Yankees Need

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.20610823-mmmain

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.