Month: July 2017

YANKEES 2017 IS A REBUILD, AND IT SHOULD BE

George Steinbrenner was a fantastic owner. When he bought the team in 1973 he made it relevant again. Few owners have ever been as willing to open the checkbook to improve their team. When you look at clubs like the Miami Marlins, who are more prone to pocketing profits than investing in the franchise, you realize we could have done a lot worse. If only he had it in him to sign the checks and let the baseball minds do their baseball things, maybe the 80’s and 2000’s would have had more than 2 World Series Championships among them....

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Yankees Aaron Judge: Should Your Best Hitter Hit Second in the Lineup?

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been receiving a lot of heat for placing Yankees hard hitting outfielder Aaron Judge in the number 2 spot in the lineup.  Traditionally, the second hitter in the lineup has been a good contact hitter, someone who either bunts well and/or gets on base, with less power.  Willie Randolph was one of the Yankees’ longest tenured #2 hitters and he was a prototypical example.  He hit after great players like Rickey Henderson and before Don Mattingly.  Compared to Randolph, it seems extremely out of place to put someone with stats like Judge into the...

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Will Clint Frazier Stay with the New York Yankees for Good?

The Yankees have been riddled with injuries in June.  The nightmare of a month began as a dream with a 6-game winning streak at home, before eroding into something resembling a Civil War era field hospital with every square inch lined with casualties in various degrees of triage. Enter the Yankees’ secret weapon: The Farm. The most recent farmhand to grace our presence is OF Clint Frazier – The main haul in a high-profile deadline deal which sent reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland last year The man with “legendary bat speed” and personality to match The one they call…...

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