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Does Starlin Castro deserve to start?

In 2016, Starlin Castro experienced the much-anticipated leap in power that many scouts had predicted for so many years, perhaps coinciding with Castro’s first season in cozy Yankee Stadium. Starlin posted career-highs in home runs with 21 (previous career-high: 14) and isolated slugging with .163 (.147). However, that surge in power didn’t correlate to a corresponding uptick […]

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Trade target: Alex Wood

There have been rumors circulating in recent weeks that the Yankees are inquiring on Jose Quintana, and with good reason. The Yankees need a starting pitcher, and the free agent market looks less than barren. Of course, the downside with going the trade route is the obvious — giving up non-money assets in return. And […]

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Matt Holliday is Carlos Beltran 2.0

Carlos Beltran was a stereotypical Yankee. On the last leg of his career, Beltran signed a short deal and provided a veteran presence in the clubhouse. His Yankee path was similar to quite a few aging outfielders in recent years, following in the footsteps of Raul Ibanez, Vernon Wells and Ichiro. But with general manager Brian […]

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Luis Severino, reliever?

When Luis Severino was first called up to the majors, I had visions in my head of an ace. This ace was set to take the Yankee fanbase and the rest of the league by storm, firing 98-mph heaters and wicked changeups all over the place. He was going to take the ball every fifth […]

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