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Monday, July 25, 2016

Yankees deep in trade talks: Aroldis Chapman for Cubs stud | New York Post

Torres would be a good get, although there is a question whether he’ll outgrow shortstop.

Update:

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 01:24 PM | 94 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, gleyber torres, trade rumors, yankees

Solving the Yankee Equation, One Number at a Time - The New York Times

The Yankees analytical team comes out of the basement.

For all you old RSBB guys, there has been a David Grabiner sighting.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 06:46 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: sabermetrics, yankees

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman could be traded | MLB.com

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported on Sunday night that the Cubs’ top prospect, shortstop Gleyber Torres, would be a part of a deal between Chicago and the Yankees involving Chapman. Torres was scratched from the lineup before his game Sunday at Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 06:13 AM | 162 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, trade rumors, yankees

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Report: Yankees say Aroldis Chapman trade near | MLB.com

The Yankees are informing other clubs that they are nearing a trade of closer Aroldis Chapman but will hang onto fellow left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported on Saturday night. The club has not confirmed the report.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, trade rumors, yankees

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Yankees beat Giants on 8th-inning error | MLB.com

It’s tough to be a seller when your team keeps winning.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 23, 2016 at 08:28 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sources: Dodgers are open to trading struggling Yasiel Puig | FOX Sports

It’s easy to forget how young he still is.

Perhaps the Dodgers will keep Puig, buying into his latest surge and banking on the fact that he is only 25. Or perhaps they finally are at wit’s end with his performance if not his personality, and will try to sell relatively high, assuming Puig does not regress in the next two weeks.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 11:22 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, indians, nationals, notes, padres, twins, yankees, yasiel puig

Aroldis Chapman throws a pitch 105.1 mph | MLB.com

Chapman showcase!

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 07:58 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, yankees

Monday, July 18, 2016

Yankees headed toward unfamiliar role of deadline sellers | FOX Sports

I will believe it when I see it.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 18, 2016 at 08:10 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: trade rumors, yankees

Monday, July 11, 2016

Yankees are still afloat — but their litmus test is coming fast | New York Post

As Girardi said before the game: “We’re not in a great position, but if you’re in this position, you want to play games in your division.”

That won’t be a problem for the fourth-place Yankees. Of their remaining 74 games, they will play AL East opponents 49 times — 13 each with the Orioles, Red Sox and Rays and 10 with the Blue Jays. It starts right out of the chute; after the Red Sox (49-38), the Orioles (51-36) come to town for a four-game set.

That might very well expose and sink them; after all, they’re 10-17 within their division so far and 31-20 versus the rest of the league. By taking three of four from the AL Central-leading Indians, the Yankees recorded their first series victory against a team presently above .500 since winning two of three over the White Sox May 13-15 at home.

They’ll get their chance, though, to prove they just required some time to find their footing.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 11, 2016 at 08:47 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Yankees’ top prospect mouthed off to execs and got suspended | New York Post

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, top Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo expressed his displeasure about not getting promoted from Single-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, but there were indications that might not have been the reason the infielder was hit with a two-week suspension that was announced Wednesday night.

Because he will be suspended, Mateo will not participate in the Futures Game this Sunday in San Diego. News of the suspension was delivered through the Yankees public relations department and general manager Brian Cashman wasn’t available to comment on the situation.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 07, 2016 at 02:25 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: jorge mateo, yankees

Monday, July 04, 2016

Could Yankees emerging rookie throw wrench in rotation? | New York Post

When Mark Teixeira was on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he was impressed by Green.

“When I got back I said he had the best stuff at Triple-A,’’ Teixeira said of Green, who gave the ball from his first big league strikeout to his wife and planned on presenting the ball from his first win to his parents. “He dominated and we needed it.’’

The question now becomes when Green will get a chance to do it again for a team that has three starters with ERAs above 5.00

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2016 at 07:40 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: chad green, yankees

Friday, July 01, 2016

Heyman - Yankee Intrigue Over Trades And A-Rod - TKB

Jon Heyman’s latest notes column.

Word going around the game is that while team honchos Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine, the managing partner and president, don’t even want to think about selling, not yet, and not when they’re so close (3.5 games) to the wild card, perhaps not everyone feels exactly that way. Despite the Yankees’ uninspiring standing and their overt flaws, the two at the top are advocating a wait-and-see approach. But word going around is that not everyone in Yankeeland is quite so sure that’s the way to go. Word among rivals is that general manager Brian Cashman may be less convinced that staying the course is the way to go and more receptive to the idea of a rare sale of stars (though Cashman himself doesn’t exactly admit that that’s the case).

While folks around the league and team seem convinced Cashman sees the harsh reality of the situation, Cashman doesn’t stoke that potential fire. He says he’s merely “doing his job” by engaging teams for potential sales and buys. (And indeed, one rival mentioned the Yankees as one of a dozen teams at least looking at starting pitchers to buy).

“We are not sellers. We are not buyers. We have not had discussions with anyone,” one Yankees official insisted.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 01, 2016 at 07:59 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: notes, yankees

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Top prospect Aaron Judge making case to be on the New York Yankees - Yankees Blog- ESPN

“I think if you felt you can get a jolt from anyone, you would ask for it,” manager Joe Girardi said. “Cash would do something about it. I know [Judge] is swinging the bat well. I know who is swinging the bat well all the time, but that is not my call. We need something. We need to start playing better.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 29, 2016 at 11:50 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, yankees

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Texas Rangers Reaction for Monday June 27, 2016 | The Star-Telegram

This is crazy. I’m shocked they didn’t call the game.

Good news: I have discovered something that is worse than a two-out pitching change in the ninth inning.

A rain delay in the ninth inning.

Wait, there’s more: A three-hour ninth-inning rain delay.

What’s that? Still more? Yes: A three-hour ninth-inning rain delay in a game that saw its first pitch delayed by 21 minutes because of the threat of rain even though rain wasn’t falling.

That’s the ticket. At least I’ll have a story to tell my kids.

Here’s some Rangers Reaction from Tuesday morning’s 9-6 win that was delayed 3 hours, 35 minutes in the ninth inning.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2016 at 06:56 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, yankees

Monday, June 27, 2016

ESPN: Team president Randy Levine on suggestions that Yankees should become sellers at trade deadlin

I am a little surprised Levine said this. He’s 100% right, but publicly dissing writers for saying stupid stuff usually doesn’t happen.

Team president Randy Levine on suggestions that Yankees should become sellers at trade deadline: “I don’t pay any attention to any of that. That’s for you guys [with] nothing more important to write about that to write nonsense. When we decide to become sellers, if we decide to become sellers or if we decide to become buyers, you’ll know. The difference is that most of you guys have never run anything and we have a lot of history here of knowing what we’re doing. [We have] a lot of confidence in our baseball operations people. So, we’ll see what happens. All the rest is just noise.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 27, 2016 at 01:50 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: media, yankees

Yankees to sign deal with StubHub to be official ticket resale partner

The New York Yankees will announce Monday morning that they are transferring their resale business, Yankees Ticket Exchange, to StubHub, which will take over for Ticketmaster as the team’s new fan-to-fan ticket exchange.

Financial terms were not available, but the business is believed to be worth more than $100 million to the Yankees over the term of the contract.

The deal brings to an end a long battle between the team and StubHub, which began in 2012 when the Yankees were one of two teams—along with the Los Angeles Angels—to opt out of Major League Baseball’s deal to renew StubHub’s role as the league’s official secondary ticket market maker.

It also ends a controversial move that the Yankees and Ticketmaster made at the start at the season, when they banned print-at-home ticketing and PDFs in favor of mobile transfers.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 27, 2016 at 11:42 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: stubhub, tickets, yankees

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Yanks must have nearing cutoff date to buy out A-Rod, Teixeira | New York Post

The fans are cognizant of the results: a combined 11 homers, 38 RBIs, .595 OPS and a slash line of .199/.268/.327. Rodriguez and Teixeira are walking less (8.4 percent of plate appearances compared with 13.2 last year) and whiffing more (27.8/21.3), symbolic of pitchers fearing them less and challenging them more.

This would be no easy decision. A-Rod and Teixeira helped the 2009 Yanks win a title and have had brilliant careers — albeit in Rodriguez’s case tainted by PEDs. Then there is the money. Teixeira (at $22.5 million) is in the final year of his contract. Rodriguez is being paid $20 million this year and next. From this point forward, the Yanks owe the duo approximately $45.4 million.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 26, 2016 at 08:30 AM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, mark teixeira, yankees

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Report: Five teams interested in Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller

I’d want Miller over Chapman. Does anyone disagree?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2016 at 10:28 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New York Yankees add ex-Met Ike Davis to attempt to fill first-base void

I guess his stock can’t get much lower.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2016 at 11:32 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: ike davis, yankees

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cubs on the prowl for a quick strike in summer pitching market | Chicago Sun-Times

Why would Baez be a non-starter?

Kyle Schwarber, Javy Baez and top catching prospect Willson Contreras are expected to be non-starters in talks. But the Cubs have a handful of other intriguing young prospects (and possibly Jorge Soler) who could be made available.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, trade rumors, yankees

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka just can’t catch a break - Yankees Blog- ESPN

The numbers are there, and you can make of them what you will.

The seven times Masahiro Tanaka has pitched on extra rest this season, he has a 1.75 ERA and has allowed two home runs. The six times he has pitched on four days’ rest, he has a 4.70 ERA and has allowed six homers.

Tanaka’s start Saturday night was on four days’ rest, so you already know how it went. Tanaka made two very bad pitches that the Detroit Tigers turned into home runs (and a couple more that became long outs), and the New York Yankees’ five-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-1 loss.

Again, make of it what you will, because Yankees manager Joe Girardi is exactly right when he says a major league pitcher needs to be able to pitch on four days’ rest.

“I’m sure there’s something to it,” Girardi said. “But as a manager, when you’re playing 40 games in 41 days, you can’t have a six-man rotation.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2016 at 08:59 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: masahiro tanaka, yankees

Friday, June 10, 2016


Monday, June 06, 2016

Yanks must trade flamethrowers now — before wins fool them | New York Post

Or, they could wait.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 06, 2016 at 09:36 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees

Sunday, June 05, 2016


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