Yankees–Rays was a clinic in unnecessary shifting

No, it wasn’t just you. The Yankees and Rays began the season by shifting more than any two teams in baseball. Entering Thursday, Tampa Bay had shifted 44 times in its three games against New York—the second-most in baseball—and the Yankees ranked sixth with 26. That’s 70 freaking infield shifts. To provide some context, the Cubs—a great […]

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Yankees trade Brian McCann to Astros

The Yankees had reportedly been chatting with the Astros about a potential Brian McCann deal, and now they’ve struck a deal. New York agreed to send McCann—and more importantly, money to cover his salary—to Houston in exchange for right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman, they announced on Thursday night. Abreu, 21, has had a steady beginning […]


Game 159 Recap: Meaningless baseball begins

NEW YORK — The Yankees’ playoff hopes died on Thursday night, and they couldn’t do a thing about it. With Baltimore’s 4-0 win in Toronto, there are now just four teams left in contention for a wild card spot–the Blue Jays, Orioles, Tigers and Mariners. No Yankees. So, Thursday marked one of four meaningless games they’ll play until […]


Game 152 Recap: Snell Ya Later

The Yankees’ tragic number is down to eight. After a big 11-5 win in Tampa on Wednesday, New York fell to rookie Blake Snell and company, 2-0. Snell was on for five innings, striking out five and allowing just five hits, and old friend Chase Whitley had an easy go of it in building a bridge […]


Game 135 Recap: The bats are back in town

After being held scoreless by Baltimore in three straight meetings, the Yankee bats rose from the grave, breaking out for three runs in the first in a 5-2 victory. It wasn’t Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro or even Aaron Judge doing the damage; Chase Headley and Austin Romine drove in four of the five runs. The Yankees needed runs in a […]