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Chase Headley’s Success on Fly Balls

The Yankees are off to a much better start than many expected. Young players like Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks have contributed from day one. Veterans like Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro, whom many had thought were lost causes, are off to hot starts offensively. Perhaps the most notable veteran off to a great start […]

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Early Season Review: Five Fun Facts

The Yankees are off to a formidable 15-8 start and have their young nucleus, namely Aaron Judge and Luis Severino, to thank for it. It is always fun to research and discover new facts and statistics. Though we’re just five months left in the season and they might not mean the world, here are some interesting […]

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About Last Night: Boom Tanakalaka

What a difference a day makes. On Wednesday night, Yankee fans were watching the ninth inning through their fingers. On Thursday night, they watched in awe as Masahiro Tanaka pitched a complete game shutout and bested Chris Sale in a battle of the aces. And for once, a game actually lived up to its hype. Sale entered […]

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Aaron Judge and player comparisons

The method sports fans use to prepare themselves for a new generation of prospects is to draw comparisons. We do it all the time– maybe even too much. Comparisons are crude, inaccurate and based on so many subjective factors that we often blur the line between performance and aesthetic comps. Every short, hard-nosed middle infielder is […]

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Aaron Judge’s New Approach

Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge homered in three straight games earlier this week. That, combined with his judicial last name, has resulted in a multitude of excellent, top-notch, entirely original judge-based puns, each of which is far beyond the talents of this author. My attempts (“he judged that ball really far” and “that was a […]

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Let’s build the best lineup

[Edit: This article was originally written after the second game of the season. Since then, Gary Sanchez has gotten injured, and Joe Girardi has deployed more lineup variations. Still, this article is more about building the optimal lineup with everyone healthy rather than an analysis of today or tomorrow’s lineup in particular.] Through the first two games […]