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Trading from the relief surplus

The Yankees are in a tricky situation. They’ve just entered the start of their contention window, and now is the time to start making big moves. Brian Cashman accelerated the timeline with his deadline deals in July, and the offseason is an even better time to make improvements because of the larger number of avenues […]

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Assessing teams that might have use for Jacoby Ellsbury or Chase Headley

Last week, E.J. touched upon the Yankees’ offseason budget and how a few salary shedding trades could be in the club’s plans. E.J. also wrote about Masahiro Tanaka’s decision to remain in the Bronx and how it has increased the likelihood of the Yankees seeking to move salary off the books. Fortunately — Unfortunately? — the Yankees have a […]

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The Yankees Should Construct the 2018 Roster Around Gleyber Torres and Todd Frazier

The Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Houston Astros were arguably the best three teams in baseball last year. All three, understandably, had a lot of good qualities: deep lineups, strong pitching staffs, solid bullpens, etc. All three are also among the most forward-thinking, analytics-inclined teams in baseball, and built their rosters with unique features. […]

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Tanaka stays, now what?

Masahiro Tanaka will not opt out of his contract or sign an extension. He’s a Yankee for the next three years at $22 million/year. Now what happens? Starting Rotation Implications The 2018 Yankee starting rotation is currently: Luis Severino Masahiro Tanaka Sonny Gray Jordan Montgomery Open CC Sabathia is the obvious candidate for the open […]

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