MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax […]

MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees

Are the Yankees approaching a rebuild?

Yankee fans are accustomed to rooting for a contending team.  Although they haven’t made the playoffs in two out of the last three years, and lost in the wild-card game last season, there hasn’t been a shred of doubt that the front office will attempt to assemble a contender in 2016.  While some skepticism is certainly warranted with the […]

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Finding the Yankees a Young Starting Pitcher

So far this offseason, the Yankees have focused on bolstering their batting order through trades for outfielder Aaron Hicks and infielder Starlin Castro. But now, with the team’s position-player alignment pretty much set (barring a trade of Brett Gardner) it is time to talk about pitching. If the season started tomorrow, the Yankees’ starting rotation […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

A-Rod, Anchor, or Albatross: Who Would You Cut?

Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, and CC Sabathia were great players and one day may share the halls of Cooperstown together. Each broke in with small-market teams, were superstars during their prime, signed huge free agent contracts, and took part in franchise-altering trades.  Player Age Years Active Career bWAR bWAR All-Time Rank Highest bWAR Season 2015 Career Earnings Alex Rodriguez 39 […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Lady Luck could help soften the loss of Masahiro Tanaka

Losing Masahiro Tanaka to a forearm strain was scary for the New York Yankees for two reasons. Firstly, any injury to Tanaka’s arm is a scary one, even if it is considered a mild one. Reports of the Japanese ace’s arm hanging by a thread may be slightly exaggerated, but his health issues do warrant […]