Category: ‘Players’

Same All-Star reliever but with minor concerns [2017 Season Preview]
March 22nd, 2017 at 2:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training Game Thread: In Search of a Shortstop (Getty Images) For the last three years, I have essentially marked games as wins in my mind whenever Dellin Betances comes in. Sure, there have been a few blown saves here and there, but for the most part, the...

Chapman Returns [2017 Season Preview]
March 21st, 2017 at 12:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ranking the Yankees' shortstop options in the wake of Didi Gregorius' shoulder injury (Reinhold Matay | USA TODAY Sports) On the off-chance that you missed it, the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman the largest contract ever handed out to a reliever back in December, re-solidifying the back of the...

Ranking the Yankees’ shortstop options in the wake of Didi Gregorius’ shoulder injury
March 21st, 2017 at 9:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Open Thread: March 20th Camp Notes Torreyes. (Presswire) Later today, the Yankees hope to get good news about starting shortstop Didi Gregorius, who left the World Baseball Classic and returned to Tampa yesterday with a "hematoma of the subcapsular muscle." This a shoulder injury. Otherwise I have no...

The Four Young Rotation Candidates [2017 Season Preview]
March 20th, 2017 at 2:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training Game Thread: Big Mike's Fourth Start Cessa. (Presswire) Anyone with doubts about the Yankees and their commitment to the youth movement need not look beyond the rotation. Rather than bring in outside help over the winter, even a innings eating veteran on a one-year contract, the...

Michael Pineda and the Luck Dragon [2017 Season Preview]
March 17th, 2017 at 3:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** RAB Live Chat (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports) Over the last two seasons, seventy-six pitchers have thrown at least 300 IP. And, by at least one measure, Michael Pineda has been by far the most unlucky starting pitcher in baseball, with a 1.02 run difference between his ERA and...