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Matt Ferenchick

Masahiro Tanaka has a very good Instagram account

Tanaka’s Instagram presence paints him as one of the most endearing players around.

The most famous Yankees social media account has to belong to Didi Gregorius’ Twitter handle. That’s for good reason, too. His victory tweets — the ones where he assigns emojis to his various teammates — have become one of the most endearing things about this era of the Yankees. The YES Network even gives them airtime on the postgame show after wins. Plus, we air them in the Around the Empire link...

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Brett Borzelli

Ranking the Yankees’ best games of 2018

Here are 10 of the best Yankees games of the year.

The Yankees enjoyed a thrilling 2018 season. En route to their first 100-win campaign since 2009, the Bombers reclaimed MLB’s single-season home run mark by smashing 267 long balls. Individual players produced 24 multi-homer games, tying a record held by the 1961 Yankees and ‘66 Braves. The club claimed additional home run records along the way, when 12 individual players reached the double-digit dinger plateau.

Two Yankees starters...

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Joshua Diemert

Patrick Corbin is perfect for the Yankees

The left-hander isn’t a flash in the pan. He’s going to be good for a while.

The Yankees need help with their starting rotation. At minimum, they need to acquire one starter in the coming offseason. But really, they should get two, especially considering the skepticism around both Justus Sheffield’s and Chance Adams’ ability to start a full season in 2019. CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ, 40% of the team’s starting rotation, are both free agents. Jordan Montgomery will start the season...

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Jake Devin

The Yankees’ most crushing losses of 2018

The Yankees won 100 games in 2018, but they also suffered some heartbreaking losses. Let’s relive them, shall we?

For a team that didn’t lose all that much, the Yankees sure took part in their fair share of frustration this season. Between tough injuries and deflating losses to teams they should beat, the Yankees mixed a solid amount of heartbreak into an otherwise excellent year of baseball.

What were the most crushing losses, the ones that will leave us wincing years into the future?...

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Brock Hammond

NYY news: Miguel Andujar is the Rookie of the Year (sort of)

Miguel Andujar is Sporting News ROY; Yanks to beef up rotation; Paul Goldschmidt in pinstripes?; Governor Cuomo curses Yankees

Sporting News | Joe Rivera: Remember when Brandon Drury was the Yankees third baseman? Neither do I. Miguel Andujar is your Sporting News 2018 AL Rookie of the Year. Andujar received 61 of 99 votes, while Shohei Otani (19 votes) and Joey Wendle (11) finished in second and third, respectively.

NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: It’s not a secret that the Yankees will be...

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Jake Devin

National League Championship Series Game Three: Walker Buehler vs. Jhoulys Chacin

After a split in Milwaukee, the NLCS heads to LA as the Dodgers and Brewers clash in game three.

The NLCS shifts back to Los Angeles tonight with the series tied 1-1. The Brewers took game one 6-5, while the Dodgers rallied late to take game two 4-3.

It's been a fascinating series so far, with the Brewers leveraging every bit of their strong bullpen in an effort to offset the Dodgers' ample lineup and rotation depth. Milwaukee will turn to Jhoulys Chacin, one of their most dependable...

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Tyler Norton

Do you support the Yankees’ decision to bring their entire coaching staff back?

Are you happy to see the same coaching staff prepare for 2019?

When the Yankees held their end-of-season press conference last week, they dropped a lot of news. There was the seismic announcement that Didi Gregorius requires Tommy John surgery and will miss a significant chunk of the 2019 season. Plus, Brian Cashman made it explicitly clear that he’s working to trade Sonny Gray. Those stories obviously dominated the headlines around here.

Lost in the shuffle, however, was a note on the...

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Brett Borzelli

Didi Gregorius' surgery underscores the Yankees’ imperative to sign Manny Machado

The timeline for Gregorius’ return will remain unknown well into the 2019 season, and the Yankees have no attractive internal options to replace him.

Only three days after the abrupt end to the Yankees’ season at the hands of the rival Red Sox, news emerged that star shortstop Didi Gregorius would undergo Tommy John surgery to address a pre-existing elbow injury exacerbated during the ALDS. General Manager Brian Cashman said that the team was aware of the partial ulnar collateral...

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Jake Devin

Mariano Rivera on the Yankees’ early postseason exit, Aaron Boone, and more

The former Yankees closer held a wide-ranging discussion last week, touching on the Yankees playoff loss, manager Aaron Boone, and more.

Last week, I had the good fortune of catching up with legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Rivera was speaking at FDNY Engine 59/Ladder 30 in Harlem on behalf of The Hartford. He spoke to a group of elementary school children about the importance of fire safety and prevention.

Rivera then fielded questions from the media on a variety of topics. He was...

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Tyler Norton

Former Yankees to cheer for in the playoffs

There’s no shortage of former Yankees still in postseason play.

Earlier today Caitlin asked Pinstripe Alley readers to choose their personal favorite team from the four remaining postseason clubs. To help with that decision, I curated a list of former Yankees that are still playing October baseball.

Milwaukee Brewers

Did you know that Erik Kratz ranks fifth on the Yankees’ all-time OPS leaderboard, holding for a minimum of one plate appearance? The catcher had two at-bats in pinstripes...

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Caitlin Rogers

Who to root for now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page.

After an exciting Wild Card win, the Yankees were bounced from the ALDS is disappointing fashion. Starting pitching was bad, the offense couldn’t get anything going against the likes of Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello, and Aaron Boone made several questionable decisions. There are still a few weeks of baseball left before we settle in for a long offseason, though. That brings us to this...

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Brett Borzelli

NYY news: Manny Machado is Yankees’ best option to replace Didi

A $1 billion plan for the Yankees in 2019; Didi fill-ins who aren’t Manny Machado; D-Rob to rep himself in free agency; Verlander matches Don Larsen; How the Yanks whiffed on Gerrit Cole; A-Rod loses ALDS bet with Papi, takes champagne shower in Red Sox jersey.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Rieber presents a one-billion dollar retooling plan for the Yankees to follow in 2019. It involves New York signing both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, top available starters Dallas Keuchel and Patrick Corbin,...

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Caitlin Rogers

ALCS Game Two Open Thread: Gerrit Cole vs. David Price

If you’re watching the game, you might as well follow along with us!

The postseason continues without the Yankees, sadly. The Dodgers took Game Two in the NLCS last night to tie up the series with the Brewers, but they have today off to travel. There will be a game in Boston, however.

The ALCS kicked off last night, and it was a long one. Chris Sale didn’t make it to the fifth, Justin Verlander got into a bases loaded jam and let the Red Sox tie things up, and Boston’s bullpen melted...

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Tyler Norton

Andrew McCutchen isn’t happy with baseball’s replay system

McCutchen weighed in on stolen base replay reviews during the ALCS.

Game One of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Astros featured several notable plays at second base. In the first inning, Jose Altuve was erased when Mookie Betts made a ridiculous toss from shallow right field. While originally called safe, a replay challenge by the Red Sox determined that Xander Bogaerts maintained contact with the bag and Altuve was ruled out.

A similar scenario unfolded in the third inning, when Alex...

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Tyler Norton

A very good Twitter exchange with Clint Frazier

Red Thunder struck out trying to get a new Twitter handle.

Remember Clint Frazier? The Yankees outfielder appeared in just 15 big league games last year. He suffered a concussion during Grapefruit League play, and the symptoms persisted throughout the entire summer. It was such a bummer, as a healthy Frazier would have received ample playing time down the stretch in the wake of Aaron Judge’s injury. The important thing, however, is to get the 24-year-old healthy and ready to go for next...

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Joshua Diemert

Why we can’t assume Miguel Andujar’s fielding will just get better

The Rookie of the Year finalist had a historically awful defensive season

Miguel Andujar was one of the best stories to come out of the 2018 New York Yankees’ season. In spring training, all eyes were on top prospect Gleyber Torres, who had himself a fine rookie campaign when it was all said and done. Andujar was even better.

Miggy will find himself one of the top two finishers in the AL Rookie of the Year vote. He posted a 128 wRC+, broke the Yankees’ franchise record for rookie...

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Kento Mizuno

The Yankees have to acknowledge their spotty record with other teams’ young arms

Sonny Gray is the latest in a recent line of promising young starters who came over from other teams and failed with the Yankees.

Sonny Gray was supposed to be the Yankees’ number two pitcher behind Luis Severino. Prior to his midseason trade to New York last year, he had been one of the best young arms in baseball for the Athletics. Sure, he had an awful 2016, but he recovered and then some in the first half of 2017, pitching 97 innings with a 3.25 ERA. Gray was going to solidify the...

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Caitlin Rogers

Hal Steinbrenner says the Yankees will spend this offseason

Expect the Yankees to be active this winter.

Now that the offseason is upon us, it’s time to speculate about what the Yankees will do to improve the team. They spent last season penny pinching in an effort to get under the luxury tax threshold, and that dictated their every move. In the end, they accomplished that goal. The penalties for going over that threshold would be significantly lower this year. Does that mean that Hal Steinbrenner intends to let Brian Cashman go on a spending...

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Greg Kirkland

NYY News: The future is so bright, I may have to wear shades

Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone are looking ahead to next year; Hal Steinbrenner is not above spending over the luxury tax for 2019; Manny Machado showing what he can do in NLCS

MLB.com | David Adler: Did everyone enjoy watching baseball yesterday? You probably noticed the sad lack of Yankees in the playoffs. Brian Cashman stressed that he was not happy with the results of 2018, as the only satisfying result is a World Series Championship. Aaron Boone also understood fan’s disappointment in the...

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Matt Ferenchick

Here are shows Yankees fans can watch instead of the ALCS

You should keep watching baseball, because baseball is great. However, if you don’t want to, we have the guide for you.

It’s understandable to not be enthused about the ALCS if you’re a Yankees fan. On one side is the rival Red Sox, who also just knocked out the Yankees in an extremely frustrating way. On the other side is the Astros, against whom the Yankees lost last year’s ALCS in painful fashion. Even though that was a year ago, the wound still feels fresh.

Personally, I’m...

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