MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

OOTP Universe Yankees: Wins Aplenty

Last week, the parallel universe Yankees began to right the ship. Perhaps I was getting ahead of myself with that headline, but the team had started playing a little better even before my last post. This week, the team confirmed that it’s on the right track, with two strong series against the Astros and the […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

OOTP Universe Yankees: Righting the ship

After a slow start to the season, it looks like the alternate universe Yankees are starting to find their way. In the previous abbreviated week, the Yankees won two of three. This week, the team’s winning ways continued and an injured player returned. On to the recaps: Messing with Texas If there’s any team to […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

Yankees pitchers have become slightly less anti-fastball

No team throws fewer fastballs than the Yankees, and it’s not particularly close. No team throws a harder average fastball than the Yankees, either. I’m not breaking any new ground here, as this has been written about in many places, including Fangraphs and Sports Illustrated. I’ve even touched upon it as it relates to Sonny Gray. What’s my […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

OOTP Universe Yankees: A rainy but good week

After last week, the virtual Yankees fell below .500. A 20-21 record certainly is not what anyone would expect, and is especially jarring when watching how dominant their real-life counterparts have been. Even though the season is roughly a quarter of the way complete, there’s still plenty of baseball for the alternate universe Yankees to […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees

OOTP Universe Yankees: Treading Water

Could things get any worse for our alternate universe Yankees after a 1-6 week in the previous installment? Well, sure, they could lose out in this week’s edition. You can probably gather from the headline that this week wasn’t quite as bad, though. What’s on the slate this time around? An off day and two […]

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Making room for Brandon Drury

By the end of this week, the Yankees will have a roster decision to make. Brandon Drury’s rehab assignment began on April 24, meaning that his twenty-day rehab window will come to an end after Sunday. At that point, the front office will need to decide what to do with 25-year-old infielder recovering from migraines and […]

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees

OOTP Universe Yankees: A forgettable week

Before the season began, the series against the Angels, Astros, Indians, and Red Sox all in a row were marked on the calendar as perhaps the toughest stretch of the season. In last week’s edition, the alternate universe Yankees took two of three in Anaheim to start strong. The real-life Yanks swept the Angels. This […]