I forgot to post Episode 132! Loyal fans, I apologize for the inconvenience. Here are episodes 132 and 133: EJ and Derek dissect the Yankee trade for Brandon Drury. EJ and Scott preview the Yankees non-roster invitees, and ponder free agents at a discount.
Arizona will store its game baseballs in a humidor for the 2018 season. Phoenix has a dry desert climate, resulting in dry baseballs. Dry baseballs will have a higher exit velocity, due both to a lower mass and more springiness. As a result, Arizona had an offensive environment that strongly favored offense for its first […]
On Monday, the Yankees signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal. Earlier this month, they signed Jace Peterson. They have Tyler Wade hanging around, along with Ronald Torreyes. And oh yeah, some guy named Gleyber Torres. While it remains theoretically possible that the Yankees will bring in a second baseman off the free agent […]
The Yankees seem to be still shopping around for a starting pitcher or infielder, without much success. They are constrained by a budget of $10-$15 million; a huge addition is unlikely, and the Yankees have perfectly fine in-house options to start at third, second, and starting pitcher. Instead, the Yankees should consider signing catcher Alex […]
When the Yankees signed Aroldis Chapman to a 5-year, $86 million contract, they expected to have an elite relief pitcher for most of that term. They did not expect the first year to feature a very shaky 3.22 ERA/2.53 FIP/3.34 DRA, lots of blown saves, and for Chapman to lose his closing job briefly over […]