Gregorius will start 2019 on DL

Dutch-born Didi Gregorius will be out until next summer due to an elbow injury. The elbow injury is this serious, Didi will need Tommy John surgery. According to Yankees' manager Aaron Boone, Gregorius injured his elbow in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox. Didi is coming off a season that …

It is not dreaming anymore, the Yanks will have a new Murderers’ Row

In the previous blog post, I was dreaming about a possible addition of Giancarlo Stanton to the lineup of the New York Yankees. Well, according to, the Yankees have reached an agreement with the Marlins about getting Stanton. It is clear the Yankees will get Giancarlo Stanton. Who they have to give up is …

Yankees did right thing by throwing the towel

By trading away their most valuable assets, the Yankees have officially given up on the season. Until the trade deadline the situation wasn't quite as hopeless as many thought it would be. In fact, trailing by seven games at this part of the season, gives a team still a chance to reach the play offs, …

C.C. Sabathia earned the fifth rotation spot? Yeah right!!

Despite the fact that the Yankees declared that the race for the fifth rotation spot would be an open one, Joe Giradi announced that C.C. Sabathia will fill the fifth spot. Open race? Really? Compare his numbers with those of Ivan Nova. At least the Red Sox have the guts, to bench a player with a …

After getting Chapman, what are Yankees’ true intentions?

After the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Reds, they said rather quick that they want to keep the bullpen together as it is. So with Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman this would be a formidable backend of the Yankees' bullpen. But do the Yankees really want to keep the three together …

Yankees take easy way out, fire Jeff Pentland

Perhaps you have heard that the Yankees have fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland. According to Pentland, he signed a one year deal and he stated that the Yankees told him that it would be for one year probably. Pentland acknowledges that the Yankees didn't look too good at bat in the last month of the …

Sabathia’s injury a blessing in disguise

Last night C.C. Sabathia left the game in the third inning with one out to go. Once again he was bothered by knee problems. I guess you know that I haven't been too high on Sabathia in the last seasons. He isn't his old self. This showed early in the season. He tried a different …

Yankees shut down Tanaka

The Yankees have placed starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day Disabled List with a tight wrist. According to GM Brian Cashman, Tanaka came to the team doctor yesterday with the complaint about his wrist. An MRI scan showed a tenditis, but according to Cashman the tight wrist could signal a fore-arm strain. So to …

It seems that Brian Cashman has lost it

With the injury of Brendan Ryan, there was a glimpse of hope for Rob Refsnyder that he could make the Opening Day roster. Was. But yesterday the Yankees got Gregorio Petit from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Petit, a Venezuelan infielder, that signed with the Athletics …

Teams are standing in line for Johan Santana

Johan Santana (36), who tried to make a combeack with the Orioles last year but faltered thanks to a torn left Achilles tendon, is followed by at least six teams. Santana pitched two perfect innings last Tuesday in a Venezuelan Winter League game in which he only needed 17 pitches. The last four seasons Santana …

What to do with the hefty contracts, Cashman?

This morning I bumped into this article about the Yankees who would be ready to dump A-Rod in the first months of the season, pending on his performance. I don't know if it is true. It appears highly speculative to me. But it made me think about what the Yankees should do with the hefty …

Martin Prado traded for pitching….

I one of my previous posts I wrote about the option of trading Martin Prado for pitching. Well it appears that Cashman has read my post. But the trade is not quite the way I expected it to be. The Yankees opted Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to Miami in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, …

Lester to Cubs, Robertson to cross town rivals. What’s next for the Yankees?

Yesterday both Chicago teams caught some big fishes. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed Jon Lester to a six year $155 million contract. Despite efforts of Red Sox owner John Henry to get him back to Beantown, Lester opted for the Cubs. Why? Probably because of a couple of former Red Sox front office guys who …

Are the Yankees and Red Sox trading places?

This off season, the Red Sox' front office has been far more active than the front office of the Yankees. As we all know, Ben Cherington lured two of the biggest fishes of the free agent pond yesterday. The funny thing is that when the Yankees are making moves like this Boston is shouting that …

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