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 […]
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Ivan Nova moves to the bullpen
Tommy John surgery is a devastating procedure. Not only does it sideline the injured player for upwards of a season, but also that player is almost never fully up to speed when they return to a big league field. Pitchers often don’t regain their control until months after they’ve been activated from the disabled list. […]
Can Ivan Nova hold up down the stretch?
With the exception of Brendan Ryan’s two shutout innings on the mound, there was absolutely nothing positive to take from the Yankees’ blowout loss to the Astros on Tuesday. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees, and Houston shelled him to the tune of seven runs, seven hits, and four walks over four innings. “It was not a […]
Is the Yankees’ Rotation a Strength?
NEW YORK — Before Wednesday, the Yankees were in dire straits. The Philadelphia Phillies, MLB’s worst team, had marched in to the Bronx and posted 22 runs in two games for two disheartening victories. Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees’ ace, surrendered five runs in five innings to the Tigers on Sunday. Michael Pineda gave up eight runs to […]
Recap: Yankees 10 Phillies 2
The Yankees didn’t get off to such a great start Wednesday as before the contest with the Phillies even began the club was forced to place Brendan Ryan on the disabled list, leaving New York without a backup infielder as Stephen Drew was on the paternity list. The Yankees bench consisted solely of Garrett Jones […]