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What if the Yankees…?

Marvel Comics runs a series titled What If. The idea is a novel one: take an existing Marvel storyline and change some key element. What would have happened? What if the Fantastic Four had different superpowers? What if Wolverine killed the Incredible Hulk? What if Peter Parker were bitten by a radioactive hamster instead of a […]

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Yankees 2017 fantasy outlook

Fantasy draft season is upon us and what better way to prepare than by looking at one of the more intriguing rosters in all of baseball – the New York Yankees? It looks like the Yankees will have a roster full of early round draft picks and multi-category fantasy contributors for years to come. However, as many […]

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Chris Carter has no place on this roster

Chris Carter is probably wondering what he did wrong. His job is to hit home runs, and hit home runs he did, tying for the league lead with 41 round-trippers last season. He’s not too old by any measure, coming off of his age-29 season. Yet he could barely find a major-league offer for much of this offseason, contemplating […]

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Kyle Higashioka is increasing his value

The New York Yankees have rebuilt their farm system, making them an intriguing team to watch during spring training. Fans have flocked to George Steinbrenner Field and to their televisions to catch a glimpse of Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier, but have overlooked one Kyle Higashioka. The catcher was selected in the […]

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The 2017 Yankees as told by PECOTA

Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections to the world last week, predictably igniting arguments across the country. Why are the Dodgers so high? Why are the Cardinals so low? Won’t someone think of the Royals? While the rest of the baseball world fought over such trivial matters though, we skipped right to the good stuff. By […]

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A beginner’s guide to running on Gary Sanchez

While Gary Sanchez’s bat was making daily headlines last summer, his arm was quietly blowing up radar guns across the league. Sanchez caught 13 would-be base-stealers during his two-month major league stint, and his 41-percent caught-stealing rate was good for fifth in all of baseball (minimum 30 attempts). Sanchez became a Statcast star, routinely firing off […]

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