Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber provide an array of value for the Chicago Cubs. But should new President Jed Hoyer decide to trade one — or more — of the four, only so many major-league teams can afford them. And in the case of Baez, Bryant and Schwarber, how many teams would be willing to pay for only one guaranteed season of service while surrendering prized …
Posted: November 24, 2020, 10:30 am
The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 5:31 am
To no surprise, the Yankees have picked up Aaron Boone’s 2021 option, as the team looks to run things back after a disappointing end to their season.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 4:12 am
The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 2021.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 8:16 pm
And you thought the New York Yankees were the “Evil Empire. The Boston Globe reports Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Boston Red Sox, is looking to expand its sports footprint. Scooping up another North American sports franchise, be it in the NHL, NBA, NFL, WNBA, MLS, or NWSL, to join the Red Sox and Roush Fenway Racing?
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:54 pm
Yes, Sanchez struggled behind the plate in 2020. Yes, he hit a career-worst . But he was an All-Star as recently as 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:34 pm
It was a different Clint Frazier this season for the Yankees — and he knows who deserves the credit. Frazier wished girlfriend Kaylee Gambadoro, who he has been linked to since the summer, a happy birthday on Wednesday – and it came with a telling caption. Went from scranton’s bad boy to now new york’s best behaved because of this one.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:33 pm
A popular hot stove theory making the rounds has the Mets chasing LeMahieu after losing second baseman Robinson Cano for the 2021 season after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. But SNY’s John Harper believes Mets new owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson could use the new-found salary cap space (more than $20 million) to target other players on the Yankees’ radar.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:02 pm
The Yankees were confident that, with a lot of work, he could improve in the hot corner. The 2019 season arrived, and while he did work, the defensive improvements just didn’t materialize. To that point the Bombers had a young thumper with a suspect glove, but with youth on his side and multiple cheap years of service time, he was a valuable piece.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm
Miguel Cairo will be changing his socks for the 2021 season. The New York Post reports Cairo, the New York Yankees minor league infield coordinator, “is headed to the White Sox’s dugout to be Tony La Russa’s bench coach, a person close to the situation confirmed Wednesday evening. Introducing Yankees Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with beat writers Cairo also played for the Yankees during his 17-year MLB career, spending time …
Posted: November 19, 2020, 12:26 pm
Parting is such sweet sorrow. So much so that the St. Louis Cardinals may prevent catcher Yadier Molina from leaving via free agency to sign with the New York Yankees. Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the club wants to re-sign both Molina and right-hander Adam Wainwright, “cornerstones of this era and 13 consecutive winning seasons.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 12:12 pm
After signing Aaron Hicks to a long-term extension ahead of the 2019 season, the center fielder’s ensuing campaign had to concern the Yankees at least a little. After a pair of All-Star-caliber seasons, Hicks struggled with injury for much of 2019, and produced his lowest average, OBP, and slugging marks since 2016. The Yankees must’ve questioned whether they’d locked in a near-decade’s worth of declining performance in the middle of their outfield.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 7:00 pm
When Rick Hummel speaks, Cardinals fans in St. Louis listen. And based on what the Hall-of-Fame columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Monday during an online chat, catcher Yadier Molina won’t be signing with the New York Yankees. Catcher Gary Sanchez is coming off his worst season in the majors, hitting a career-low .
Posted: November 18, 2020, 4:06 pm
Here’s what the network suggested: YANKEES GET: SS Lindor INDIANS GET: OF Clint Frazier, 3B/OF Miguel Andujar, RHP Luis Gil, RHP Albert Abreu At first glance, this feels like an extreme overpay for the Yankees. While they might not have a spot for Andujar now, he was the 2018 American League Rookie of the year runner-up. Frazier should go into next season as the Yankees’ starting left fielder.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 2:01 pm
Arbitration status/club control: First year of arbitration. Under club control through 2024. The case for an extension: Torres, 23, is *the* foundational piece of this lineup for years to come.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 1:45 pm
Maybe Clarke Schmidt shouldn’t counted into the Yankees’ 2021 rotation plans just yet. While on the Bucky Dent’s “Deep To Left Podcast” with Jon Schwartz, manager Aaron Boone hinted that maybe the team’s top pitching prospect isn’t ready. Clarke Schmidt, we’re so excited about,” Boone said.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 1:00 pm
One of them asked about the possibility of acquiring Andujar from the Yankees in exchange for right-hander Carlos Martinez. Hummel’s answer didn’t disappoint. The Cardinals will entertain any legitimate offer for Martinez although Andujar, partly because of a right shoulder injury, has done nothing for the Yankees the past two seasons.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 12:50 pm
Jeter, the former New York Yankees captain, named Kim Ng the new general manager of the Miami Marlins on Friday, making her the first female GM in Major League Baseball history. And it’s Jeter’s history with Ng that helped her get the job. Ng worked in the Yankees front office from 1998 to 2001.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 11:40 am
Fact: The New York Yankees are less-than-enamored with the defensive play of shortstop Gleyber Torres. Fact: The Cleveland Indians are looking to trade shortstop Francisco Lindor, a two-time Gold Glove winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award recipient and four-time All-Star. Question is, does one and one add up to two for the Yankees?
Posted: November 18, 2020, 10:45 am
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports the Mets “requested permission to speak with Indians GM Mike Chernoff about their president of baseball operations position. It’s not clear if Indians have granted it. Adding to the intrigue: The Mets are one suitor for Francisco Lindor.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 10:15 am
SP1 Gerrit Cole SP2 Trevor Bauer SP3 Luis Severino SP4 Domingo German SP5 Deivi Garcia Combined with the Yankees offense that should make us WS favorites in 2021. For those who are reluctant to sign Bauer because his relationship with Cole is troubled, to put it mildly, or you don’t like something Bauer tweeted, or you don’t like him personally, or whatever reasons you might have, I’m old enough to remember Reggie’s “straw that stirs the drink” interview that tore the Yankees clubhouse apart bef…
Posted: November 18, 2020, 4:12 am
We all knew it was coming, but seeing the Cubs put out a press release this morning saying Theo Epstein was stepping down from his role as omniscient leader and President of Baseball Ops was still jarring. For the past nine years, Cubs fans have attached to Epstein their wildest hopes and dreams. He was, the Cubs said, not just a guy who would get us to the mountaintop, but a guy who would give us a chance at it year after year.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 8:16 pm
Yet if we take away his first two starts (a somewhat arbitrary exercise, but we’re trying to make a point here) he had a 2.34 ERA and a 3.45 FIP in 42.1 frames, with seven walks and 39 strikeouts. That’s more like it. Dare to guess who had the highest Game Score among starts made by Yankees pitchers in 2020?
Posted: November 17, 2020, 7:00 pm