MLB: New York Yankees at Miami Marlins

Brian Cashman is an Elite Trader

When Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs asked baseball fans how they felt about their team’s front office, the Yankees and Brian Cashman ranked at the neutral position of 15th. This data isn’t exactly shocking, given New York’s reputation of being perpetually dissatisfied with their teams, but considering the Yankees’ run of success, Cashman probably deserved a higher […]


Building a Bridge to the Elite Relievers

Following Monday’s trade for fireballer Aroldis Chapman, it’s quite clear that the Yankees have the best 1-2-3 ‘pen punch in the game, if not the best ever. Obviously, this absurd combination of high-strikeout and low-ERA relievers—Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Chapman—has the Yankees’ relieving corps receiving some high praise. There’s one thing to keep in […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

Reliability of Yankees’ bullpen could make or break playoff chances

Once upon a time, the Yankees had a bullpen that caused the opposition to quake in its boots. This bullpen was used early and often, and in the process it seems that the figurative gas tank was depleted in a bad way. Nowhere is this best encapsulated than in the form of Dellin Betances, whom […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

Is Chasen Shreve Broken?

The past month hasn’t been kind to the Yankees, with a combination of injuries and ineffectiveness causing the team to fall further out of first place in the AL East. The team has been dealt another blow in the sudden struggles of Chasen Shreve, who had been the team’s third best reliever. Things have gone […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees

So Fresh, So Shreve

24-year-old Chasen Shreve was supposed to be a deal sweetener. In January, the Yankees dealt Manny Banuelos, who Mariano Rivera once called the greatest pitching prospect he had ever seen, to the Braves. In exchange, they were to receive a sturdy veteran reliever in David Carpenter, along with Shreve, who had seen brief Major League action and hadn’t […]