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Caitlin Rogers

Best and worst case scenarios for the 2018 Yankees

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

It’s time for another FanPost Friday prompt. In last week’s edition, I asked Pinstripe Alley readers to make three predictions for spring training. One reader guessed that the Yankees are done making major roster moves. Another Yankees fan predicted that Jacoby Ellsbury will have a big spring. If he has to stay, it certainly would be nice to see him play well. All of the submissions can...

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Kunj Shah

NYY news: Ellsbury trying to “center” himself

Ellsbury ready to compete for CF job; Photo day for Stanton; Sanchez tears the cover off a ball...literally; Judge and Stanton to hit in same BP group; Abreu recovering from appendicitis

New York Times | Billy Witz: Last season ended with Aaron Hicks as the starting center fielder and Jacoby Ellsbury on the bench/part-time DH and that’s how 2018 will likely begin too. Brian Cashman said because of how the season ended, it doesn’t make sense to name Ellsbury the starter off the bat, but...

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Brett Borzelli

Should the Yankees sign Mike Moustakas?

The All-Star third baseman remains unsigned, but is he a good fit for the Bronx Bombers?

Former Mets’ General Manager Jim Duquette is among a chorus of pundits speculating that the Yankees could or should sign free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas. Duquette, writing for MLB.com, listed Moustakas to the Yankees as one of his “best fits for top remaining free agents.”

Moustakas clubbed 38 homers last season, setting a new Royals’ franchise record. He is a two-time All-Star, and...

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Joshua Diemert

The Yankees were smart to avoid arbitration in 2018

There are no Marcus Stroman or Dellin Betances headaches this year

If you’ve been following baseball for the last little while you’ll know the Toronto Blue Jays completed their arbitration case with young star Marcus Stroman. The arbiter ruled in Toronto’s favor, awarding Stroman a $6.5 million contract for 2018 when he filed at $6.9 million. Not nice for Stroman.

Stroman, who finished eighth in last year’s Cy Young Award voting, didn’t take the loss well. After deciding to attend...

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Greg Kirkland

NYY News: Gleyber good and ready to go

Gleyber Torres is “full go” for this spring training; Yankee players recall what it was like to face Giancarlo Stanton; the competition for the CF job will be interesting; the Rays made some moves last night

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The competition for the two vacant infield position will be fierce this spring. With that in mind, it’s really great to hear that Gleyber Torres is feeling 100%. Aaron Boone says that Gleyber will be a “full go” to try out for second, third, and even...

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Caitlin Rogers

Yankees spring training: 2018 broadcast schedule

Here are the ways that you can tune in during spring training.

At long last, spring training games start on Friday. The games may be meaningless, but it’ll be fun to get our first look at Giancarlo Stanton as a Yankee. The early afternoon start times and limited broadcast schedule can make it difficult to keep track of games, so here’s a handy list of the different ways that you can tune in. We’ll also be running game threads and recaps for each game.

Friday, February 23 - Tigers -...

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Matt Ferenchick

Yankees history: The catcher with more walks than at-bats

Honey Barnes’ first at-bat was good, but apparently not good enough to stay.

87 players have career batting averages of 1.000. By the way the math of baseball stats work, all of those players also have career on base percentages of 1.000.

The list of players with perfect career OBPs is longer, though, since there are more ways to get on base than just hits. The OBP list only has 47 more people on it. That means 47 people in major league history have reached base by means other than a base...

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Ryan Chichester

The Yankees should go into 2018 without a set closer

The team’s stellar bullpen would be maximized if they weren’t confined to specific innings.

The Yankees figure to have one of the best (if not the best) bullpens in baseball in 2018, as they boast four relievers in Fangraphs’ top-15 in projected strikeouts per nine innings. The quartet consists of Dellin Betances (2nd), Aroldis Chapman (3rd), Tommy Kahnle (13th) and Chad Green (14th). That is an impressive group in itself, even without David Robertson, who continues to be one of the...

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2018 New York Yankees Preview: Starting Pitchers

The New York Yankees’ starting rotation played a big role in their deep postseason run in 2017. Collectively, solid and predominantly deep outings, save for Luis Severino’s Wild Card Game blunder, allowed the Yankees to compete despite facing formidable lineups in the Cleveland Indians and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros. Heading into 2018, many consider the Yankees to be favorites to win the pennant, but view their biggest potential downfall as the rotation. Here’s an...

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Marlins' Straily 'glad' Yelich and Stanton are gone

Dan Straily isn’t a great pitcher. Heck, it’s hard to make the case that he’s even a good pitcher. But right now, he’s the pitcher the Miami Marlins have. That’s because the Marlins don’t care about winning this season. Or the season after that. Or probably ever–we don’t know. After all, it’s difficult to take a team seriously when they trade the NL MVP–Giancarlo Stanton–for peanuts.But that’s not all. The Marlins would also tear down an entire outfield–one good for...

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WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton meets the media on his first day at Yankees camp

SNY Yankees Insider Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training in Tampa, as the arrival of Giancarlo Stanton was the big story on Friday, as the slugger met with the media to discuss his first day of camp with the Bronx Bombers.

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Tyler Norton

Ask Pinstripe Alley 2/17/18: Trading Aaron Hicks, Martin Prado, Rookie of the Year

Spring training has arrived. So too have the answers to your Yankees questions.

Last week I placed a call for your mailbag questions. You responded with nearly a dozen questions. While I can’t answer them all in one sitting, I’ll try my hand at a few this morning. If your question didn’t get picked up, don’t worry. Another editor could always take a swing at it later in the week.

Larry asks: Why aren’t the Yankees looking to trade Aaron Hicks?

It’s funny, I had a story on Hicks...

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Greg Kirkland

NYY News: Ain’t nuthin’ but a G Thang, baby

Giancarlo Stanton reports to Yankees’ camp; Aaron Boone discusses where he might place Stanton and Judge in the lineup; Clint Frazier wants to be a Yankee; Thairo Estrada is recovering from a gunshot wound; Danny Espinosa hopes to win the starting job at 2B

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee. Perhaps you were unaware of this fact. Well, it’s true and it’s pretty cool. Yesterday, Giancarlo reported to the Yankees’ camp. He’s excited to suit up with fellow...

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Yankees prospect Thairo Estrada shot during robbery in Venezuela

Venezuela continues to be a dangerous place for baseball players and their families. It’s not a well kept secret that the South American nation has dealt with its fair share of violence. And now, the New York Yankees are finding this out first-hand.Shortstop prospect Thairo Estrada was shot in the hip in his home nation back in January during a robbery gone wrong. ESPN has more details on the incident.“New York Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada was shot in the right hip in...

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TJ Knapp

Looking back at the top 10 moments in (new) Yankee Stadium history

Hopefully this list will get harder to make

The 2018 season will mark the 10th season at the new Yankee Stadium, a.k.a The House that Jeter Built or Yankee Stadium 3.0. Regardless of what you prefer to call it, a decade will soon pass on 161st Street and that means it’s time to reflect on some of the best moments in Yankee history at the new confines.

10. A-Rod homers for 3000 (06/19/2015)

I know anything involving Alex Rodriguez is controversial but history can’t be denied. I feel it...

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Aaron Judge: 'Going to be cool' to have Russell Wilson at camp

Aaron Judge sounded like a fan as opposed to a budding major-league superstar when discussing how the New York Yankees traded for minor-leaguer-turned-NFL quarterback Russell Wilson.The Seattle Seahawks signal-caller was acquired by the Yankees in a trade last week with the Texas Rangers. He is expected to make an appearance at Yankees’ Grapefruit League camp in Tampa, Fla., either in February or March.Wilson currently has an empty locker bearing the No. 73 at Steinbrenner Field waiting...

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Jason Cohen

Yankees prospect Thairo Estrada was shot in Venezuela last week

Thairo Estrada was shot, but he is said to be ok

Spring training is finally upon us, and now we have updates on some of our favorite players. It should be an overall positive experience, until you find out that one of your favorite players was injured in a senseless act of violence. That’s the word new Yankees manager shared with the media today, as he announced that shortstop prospect Thairo Estrada was shot in the right hip last week during a robbery.

The incident took place in his home...

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Report: Jaime García signs one-year deal with Toronto

Jaime García has a new home for at least another year. On Thursday, the 31-year-old left-hander would sign on with the Toronto Blue Jays. But that’s not all. The one-year pact includes a team option for 2019 – at $10 million.Injuries have plagued García for most of his career. From 2012 through 2015, he compiled just 56 starts. That’s only 14 starts per season. But as for the past two seasons? Well, García has 57 starts to his name over that time span. But the numbers have been...

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Jake Devin

How the Yankees’ farm system depth could prove invaluable

The Yankees’ remarkably deep prospect cache just may enable them to make midseason upgrades for years to come.

Over the past few weeks, most major outlets have published their prospect rankings for the upcoming season, and the consensus is in: the Yankees still have one of the best prospect groups in all of baseball. Despite a number of graduations and trades, the Yankees’ farm system ranks as one of the most talented in the game.

There is no question the system has elite prospects. Even...

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WATCH: CC Sabathia talks World Series expectations for New York Yankees

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia talks about preparing to go farther than the ALCS this season and hoping to supplant the Houston Astros as AL Champions.

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