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Checking in on Miguel Andujar’s Defense

A scouting report is not a foregone conclusion. For example, the two best Yankee catching prospects in recent years had similar profiles. Both Gary Sanchez and Jesus Montero would absolutely crush major league pitching, but might not be able to stick behind the plate defensively. It turned out Sanchez excels at both hitting and catching, while Montero excels at neither. […]

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If Greg Bird Misses Time, Who Plays First Base?

Greg Bird’s MLB story feels a lot like Charlie Brown’s kicking career. Ever since his tantalizing finish to the 2015 season, we’ve expected him to lock down the first base position in the lineup. Even though injuries wiped out all of 2016 and most of last year, We still let Lucy tee up the football for […]

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How Can the Yankees Fill the Void at the Hot Corner in 2018?

Following the acquisition of reigning National League MVP, Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees looked to shed payroll elsewhere on the roster in hopes of staying under MLB’s 2018 luxury-tax threshold of $197 million. Third baseman Chase Headley was subsequently traded to the San Diego Padres, freeing up $13 million. While Headley could not replicate his Gold […]

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The Yankees’ Target: An Evolved Gerrit Cole

Whether or not the majority of Yankees fans would sign off on a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace, Gerrit Cole, the possibility exists. Chronicling the assets presumed to leave New York for the cost-effective starter gives you a picture of how foggy details around the “progressing” negotiations seem to be. On December 16, the Pirates were […]

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Reacting to Mid-Season Prospect Lists

Calendars shedding another page as they embrace July not only catalyzes heat waves in the Northeast, but also the publishing of mid-season prospect lists. It’s a chance for analysts to recant past criticisms from the preseason and present the masses with prospects who converted their winter efforts into helium in their rise to relevancy. This season has been […]