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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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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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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 […]