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It’s Not Gleyber Time… Yet

There are few times when a fanbase feels excitement after the injury bug bites a player who posted 20 home runs and a .276 average in the prior year, but with the news trickling out of Steinbrenner field on Tuesday afternoon that shortstop Didi Gregorius will miss the month of April with a shoulder hematoma, […]

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Why Didi Gregorius’s Success is Sustainable

In the winter of 2014, the New York Yankees were searching for someone to replace Derek Jeter. Okay, maybe “replace” is not quite the right word, but with the future Hall-of-Famer retiring, the Yankees had no clear internal options to fill the void Jeter was leaving behind. Brian Cashman was left with the daunting task of finding someone […]

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 […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees

How the Yankees can remain contenders through their rebuild

Last week on this site, Ben Diamond wrote that the Yankees might be approaching a brief drop in the standings as they prepare for the massive off-season in 2018 that could feature Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Manny Machado, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and eleventy-seven other All-Stars. A year ago I would have wholeheartedly agreed with Ben’s […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

Are the Yankees’ struggling positions really as bad as they seem?

The Yankees finished up their first month of the season with an extra-innings loss to the Rays on Wednesday afternoon, but they did end April with four consecutive series wins and a 13-9 record. The offense was mostly frustrating and brought back bad memories of the Yankees’ earlier 3-6 record for people hopeful that they would go […]