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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yankees designate Chris Carter for assignment, call up Tyler Austin from Triple-A

It’s over for Chris Carter.

The struggling first baseman was designated for assignment after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday’s game. Tyler Austin will be called up to take his place and ostensibly will get the lions share of the first base time for now.

Carter was signed to a one year deal for $3.5 million.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 24, 2017 at 01:24 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: chris carter, yankees

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Can rising prospect be roundabout solution to Yankees’ 1st base problem? | New York Post

The Yankees have had a first-base issue all season with Greg Bird’s struggles perhaps due to injury, his extended absence because of injury and Chris Carter’s inability to do enough of what he excels at (hitting homers) to overshadow what he does not (pretty much everything else).

As if on cue to demonstrate the point, Matt Holliday — making his eighth start at first this season — misplayed a second-inning pop-up that every cast member of “The Bad News Bears” would have caught.

But it was forgiven and/or forgotten because he also hit a tie-breaking homer in the fifth to help end a seven-game slide.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2017 at 10:05 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In Raising the Bar, the Young Yankees Face a Trade Predicament - The New York Times

Should they stay or should they go, for it.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 20, 2017 at 03:25 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Monday, June 19, 2017

Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres injured | MLB.com

Freak injury.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 03:45 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: gleyber torres, injuries, yankees

The Babe Ruth Epidemic in Baseball – Our Game

The Babe was a one man home run boom.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 09:53 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, yankees

The Yankees’ skid pushed Aroldis Chapman’s return up | New York Post

In fact, Chapman said before the game that if the team hadn’t been immersed in a losing streak, he would’ve perhaps taken another minor league rehab game instead of flying out West for the one contest. “But I am here now,” he concluded.

“If you are a player being paid to play, and you are eligible, you show up,” Girardi said. “How many divisions are lost by one game? How many playoff spots have not been guaranteed by one game? It’s not ideal to be all the way out here, I get that. He had a travel day where he did not play. All our other players had a travel day where they played the next day. If you have people available who are the best, you want them here.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 09:52 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, yankees

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Triple-A manager says New York Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres not yet ready for majors

Across town they have a SS ready defensively in AAA but the team is wedded to playing Jose Reyes, a shortstop who can’t field or hit.

“If you ask me today, if the call comes, he is not ready,” Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager Al Pedrique said Tuesday. “He is headed in the right direction. I like where he is at for a 20-year-old kid to be in Triple-A. He’s very mature, but defensively, he needs more work at third and second.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 13, 2017 at 06:31 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: gleyber torres, yankees

Monday, June 12, 2017

Aaron Judge hits MLB’s longest HR in 2017 | MLB.com

Wow!

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2017 at 09:26 AM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, yankees

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Aaron Judge sets Statcast exit velocity record | MLB.com

Big man hits another ball very, very hard.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 11, 2017 at 08:26 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, statcast, yankees

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Jennings: Increase in home runs would be big asset for Red Sox | Boston Herald

Yes, more home runs are good for your offense.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 10:22 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, yankees

Masahiro Tanaka’s woes have Yankees muttering, too | Newsday

It doesn’t look like Tanaka will be opting out.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 10:17 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: mashahiro tanaka, yankees

Monday, June 05, 2017

Luis Severino’s Breakout Season | FanGraphs Baseball

Before the season, the Yankees appeared to be a club in need of pitching. Their starting rotation ranked just 13th in our preseason Positional Power Rankings, and even the most enthusiastic Severino supporter would have had to admit, given how his 2016 season went, that his was one of the spots that the team would likely have to upgrade. More than two months into the season, New York’s rotation has mostly played to type. They rank 11th in starting pitching WAR, but Severino has gone from weak link to rotation bedrock. If the team can figure out how to get Masahiro Tanaka right, they might not have to trade for any starting pitchers, and Severino is the biggest reason why. The 23-year-old is breaking out in a big way. He’s having the best season of his young career, and is currently one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Severino is a prime example of why you don’t give up on young players, and the Yankees deserve a lot of credit for standing by their man.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 05, 2017 at 03:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: luis severino, yankees

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Yankees hit 4 homers in 8th inning vs. Jays | MLB.com

Four.

The friendly competition between the Yankees’ odd couple of Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday (“The Bald Brothers?”) introduced a couple of guest stars on Saturday, with Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius joining the fun in an eighth inning that won’t be soon forgotten.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2017 at 10:13 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Why Yankees believe Gleyber Torres can handle 3B in majors soon | NJ.com

The great hype machine is setting some big expectations for this kid.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2017 at 07:47 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: gleyber torres, yankees

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Manny Machado: How Gleyber Torres should handle pressure call-up | New York Post

“What’s the old expression Billy [Martin] used to say? ‘Try as you may, you can’t screw up the really good ones,’ ” said Showalter, who got to know Martin during his final term as Yankees manager in 1988. “They will always seek to their level. Manny could play anywhere. Of course it was, you know, if you want to go to the big leagues, you’ve got to learn how to play third base. ‘OK, I’ll do that.’ ”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2017 at 11:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: gleyber torres, yankees

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Yankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com

Wow.

Last year, Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost, went on the team’s local radio station, WFAN, and basically admitted the Yankees want to keep the riff raff away from the wealthy people who spend the big bucks.

“The problem below market at a certain point is that if you buy a ticket in a very premium location and pay a substantial amount of money,” Trost said. “It’s not that we don’t want that fan to sell it, but that fan is sitting there having paid a substantial amount of money for a ticket and (another) fan picks it up for a buck-and-a-half and sits there, and it’s frustrating to the purchaser of the full amount.

“And quite frankly, the fan may be someone who has never sat in a premium location. So that’s a frustration to our existing fan base.”

That disgusting comment is what turns people away. It has nothing to do with bells-and-whistles and deals that sound enticing, but in reality aren’t that good.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Thursday, May 25, 2017

First-Place Yankees Aren’t Faring Nearly as Well at the Ticket Office

The Yankees are, at the moment, a marketer’s dream. With a spirited start to the season, they can boast of having one of baseball’s best records, bask in the captivating presence of the Bunyanesque outfielder Aaron Judge and nod in approval at some popular changes to their ballpark — with all of these developments wrapped in the team’s rich history.

But even those selling points have yet to turn around attendance at Yankee Stadium, where ticket and suite revenues through last season had fallen by a staggering $166 million since the end of 2009, the year the Yankees christened the new ballpark with their last World Series title.

The financial figures, from the public filings the Yankees are required to make on their stadium bonds, represent a 42 percent loss in ticket and suite revenues over the last seven seasons. And despite the team’s compelling play this season, attendance through the first quarter of their home schedule is down from the same point last year.

The ticket and suite revenues are only a portion of the Yankees’ overall income, which also includes television and radio broadcast fees, advertising and licensing, and a portfolio of ancillary businesses. And indeed, the decline in ticket and suite income has offered some relief from baseball’s revenue-sharing system, allowing the Yankees to pay less into the pot that is distributed among all 30 teams.

But the losses do provide a window into how even the blue-blooded Yankees, who have been largely impervious to the market forces that have affected the rest of baseball, have had difficulty maintaining their audience.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 25, 2017 at 04:35 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury’s injury the next test for surprising Yankees | New York Post

Who could have seen this coming? Will Aaron Hicks Wally Pipp Ellsbury?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 25, 2017 at 06:58 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jacoby ellsbury, yankees

Luis Severino pitches Yanks to win over Royals | MLB.com

Maybe the Yankees are for real.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 25, 2017 at 06:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: luis severino, yankees

Monday, May 22, 2017

Focus on Jeter should inspire memories of Garciaparra’s peak

“it’s as if Jeter stands alone as the shortstop talent for a generation.

It’s too bad, considering that Garciaparra was every bit the player Jeter was. And in his prime, he was better.

There’s no question that Jeter brings the superior career to a debate between the two. Injuries derailed what Garciaparra could become from a legacy standpoint, and cost him the Hall of Fame”

Shortstops with most seasons of 6+ WAR, debuting 1969+:

Name            Yrs From   To   Age
Cal Ripken        6 1983 1991 22
-30
Alan Trammell     6 1983 1990 25
-32
Alex Rodriguez    6 1996 2003 20
-27
Nomar Garciaparra 6 1997 2003 23
-29
Ozzie Smith       4 1985 1989 30
-34
Troy Tulowitzki   4 2007 2011 22
-26
Robin Yount       3 1980 1983 24
-27
Barry Larkin      3 1988 1996 24
-32
Derek Jeter       3 1998 2009 24
-35 

 

DanG Posted: May 22, 2017 at 12:50 PM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, hall of fame, nomar garciaparra, red sox, yankees

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Manfred Eyes 2019 For Regular-Season Games In Europe

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful the sport can play regular-season games in Europe for the first time in 2019.

Major League Baseball had hoped to have European games in 2018, possibly between the Yankees and Red Sox at London’s Olympic Stadium, but decided there was not enough time to get plans in place.

“It’s something we’d really like to do in 2019,” Manfred said Thursday following a quarterly owners’ meeting. “I can’t tell you we are going to do it. I can’t give you a percentage, but we do think it’s time, whether it’s 2019 or shortly thereafter, that we play in Europe.”

In December, Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed to the Boston Herald the franchise is interested in playing the Red Sox in London.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 04:58 PM | 76 comment(s)
  Beats: europe, international, red sox, rob manfred, yankees

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Aaron Judge fools Yankees fans on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

At 6-7, 282 pounds, Aaron Judge is hard to miss.

But the Yankees rookie managed to fool fans in a Jimmy Fallon segment on “The Tonight Show” that aired Monday night simply by wearing a pair of hipster glasses.

Judge asked one fan, wearing a Yankees hat, who his favorite player is right now.

“Adam Judge,” the fan responded.

Judge later held up a headshot of himself in uniform and said: “People say I kind of look like him.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 16, 2017 at 01:39 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, comedy, jimmy fallon, yankees

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sports on Earth:  If the Yanks Retired Every Number .

22—Allie Reynolds, RHP, 1947-1954

Acquired from Cleveland straight-up for Hall of Famer Joe Gordon after the 1946 season, the hard-throwing Reynolds was a five-time All-Star and six-time World Champion in New York, finishing in the top three in the AL MVP Award voting in both 1950 and ‘51. Primarily a starter, he also appeared regularly in relief, both in the regular season and World Series….

43—Jeff Nelson, RHP, 1996-2000, 2003

A right-handed, side-arming set-up man with the Frisbee slider and chainsaw-starting celebration, Nelson left his mark on the great late ‘90s Yankees teams, posting a 139 ERA+ in his five full seasons in New York….

99—Aaron Judge, OF, 2016-present

Judge is actually the third Yankee to wear No. 99. Righty reliever Brian Bruney wore it in 2009, and Charlie “King Kong” Keller wore it in his final Major League season, which consisted of a pinch-hit strikeout and a single inning as a defensive replacement in left field. The question is: Will Judge be the LAST Yankee to wear the number?

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 14, 2017 at 01:09 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: uniforms, yankees

Yankees announce they have placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list

Yankees announce they have placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to May 13) with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation; recalled RHP Chad Green from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 14, 2017 at 10:45 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, injuries, yankees

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