Author: John Needham

LET’S GET WEIRD: Yankees Brett Gardner for Andrew Chafin?

July is when baseball fans like yours truly embark on some serious mental acrobatics with respect to trade rumors and proposals. Since the 2017 All-Star break is upon us, today is a good day to jump down the rabbit hole. The Yankees have a lot of decisions to make with the non-waiver trade deadline only 3 weeks away. The rumor mill is rife with speculation regarding what the team might do to stabilize the bullpen, or upgrade at one of the corner infield positions. One way to upgrade these areas and avoid dealing prospects might be to deal a...

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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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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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