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: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi are not actually the same person

When you are building a starting rotation it is usually wise to fill it with five different human beings. That’s par for the course and teams don’t tend to deviate from it. Four-man rotations can overburden arms, and cloning is far too expensive to be a feasible roster-building option. However, the New York Yankees have […]

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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: Washington Nationals at New York Yankees

Nathan Eovaldi is settling in to life as Bizarro Ricky Nolasco

Assessing Nathan Eovaldi has the look of a borderline impossible task as there is simply too much conflicting information in play. Eovaldi is 25-years-old and his fastball averages 95.9 mph so it’s hard to say he’s a guy who doesn’t have stuff or potential. He’s also consistently under-performed his peripherals with a career 4.20 ERA and […]

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 […]