Category: ‘Players’

Joey Votto, the Yankees, and the reasons it won’t happen
August 17th, 2017 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Even though he hasn't yet made his MLB debut, the Yankees already miss Gleyber Torres (Mike Ehrmann/Getty) Over the last week or so, all the talk about streaks has involved Aaron Judge and strikeouts. Last night he struck out in the 33rd consecutive game, breaking Adam Dunn's record...

Greg Bird is inching closer to a return, and the Yankees hope he gives them a lift in 2017 like he did in 2015
August 16th, 2017 at 4:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's time to give Chapman a temporary break from closing (Presswire) Later tonight Greg Bird will play his first minor league rehab game since last month's surgery to remove a superfluous bone from his right ankle. The ankle injury had sidelined him since early-May and, in all likelihood,...

Hicks’ and Frazier’s injuries show the Yankees can’t have too many outfielders
August 15th, 2017 at 1:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Thoughts in the middle of the 2017 Subway Series Hicks and Frazier (Elsa/Getty Images) For a few weeks this summer, it seemed like the Yankees had a great problem on their hands: Too many outfielders. Clint Frazier was lining extra-base hit after extra-base hit, Aaron Judge was, well,...

Yankeemetrics: Bronx Bummer (Aug. 11-13)
August 14th, 2017 at 12:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Fan Confidence Poll: August 14th, 2017 (New York Post) It's not over 'til â?¦Facing a late three-run deficit and their offense stuck in neutral, the Yankees seemed headed for another depressing loss in the Most Important Game of the Year. Then the Fighting Spirit kicked in and the...

Yankeemetrics: Nightmare north of the border (Aug. 8-10)
August 11th, 2017 at 12:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Friday chat reminder (AP) Where's home plate?The road trip continued with a trek north of the border, to a place that has been a house of horrors for the Yankees this decade. They entered the series in Toronto with a 27-41 record at the Rogers Centre since 2010,...