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Ryan Chichester

NYY News: Happ finds a new home

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Twins sign J.A. Happ; Ivan Rodriguez thinks Gary Sanchez isn’t enjoying baseball lately; possible lefty bats for the lineup; Gerald Williams is running a pro basketball team.

NY Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees lost another potential starting rotation piece, but they’re likely not too upset about this one. J.A. Happ has signed a one-year deal with the Twins after a contentious end to his Yankee career, one that included Happ being convinced that the...

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JA Happ signs deal with the Minnesota Twins

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Minnesota Twins have signed former New York Yankees pitcher JA Happ to a one-year deal. Happ, 38, came to the Yankees in the middle of the 2018 season in a trade involving Brandon Drury.

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Twins To Sign J.A. Happ

The Twins and free-agent left-hander J.A. Happ have reached a one-year agreement, pending a physical, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Happ is a client of Rogers Sports Management, LLC.

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Jake Devin

Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

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The Yankees’ farm likely could sustain a Castillo trade, but don’t expect Brian Cashman to pull the trigger anytime soon.

The rumor de jour this last weekend centered on Reds pitcher Luis Castillo and the Yankees. After the Yankees made good on their first rumored targets, DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, it seemed eminently possible that they’d follow through on the latest whispers.

Talk has died down, particularly at the report that the Reds asked for...

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John Griffin

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

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The former Cub is a defense-first outfielder who’s been defensively inconsistent.

The hot stove finally started cooking last weekend, as the Yankees signed both DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber on Friday. Despite these two major additions, however, the team still has some holes to fill on the roster. With Aaron Hicks’ injury history and Mike Tauchman’s lackluster 2020, the backup center field job may just be one of those that Brian Cashman will be...

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Former MLB player Mark DeRosa is “high” on Yankees’ outfielder: “He can put the team on his back”

The New York Yankees, barring some unexpected developments, will go ahead with Aaron Judge in right field, Aaron Hicks in center, and Giancarlo Stanton as the regular designated hitter.

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Hall of Famer says Gary Sanchez “doesn’t enjoy baseball right now”

If you have been following the New York Yankees in the last few years, you probably know that Gary Sanchez is, without a doubt, one of the most heavily criticized players currently on the roster.

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Joe LoGrippo

This Day in Yankees History: Bombers sign Andruw Jones

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Jones played his final years in the majors in New York from 2011-2012.

Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, there has not been much movement on the Yankees’ front as of yet, so in the meantime let’s dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as...

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Are the New York Yankees in on Trevor Rosenthal?

The offseason was going incredibly slow for the New York Yankees. Fans were getting extremely restless and it just felt like the bombers were never going to get anything done.

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Projecting the starting pitching rotation for 2021

The New York Yankees have a few months before the starting pitching rotation is fully assembled, but general manager Brian Cashman is keen on ensuring they have quality players to work with.

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Erica Block

Jared Porter underlines MLB’s culture of male privilege

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A good ‘baseball mind’ doesn’t matter if you’re a vulgar schmuck. 

Like the reporter he sexually harassed, former Mets general manager Jared Porter will need to leave the industry in which he chose to work.

In baseball, reporters have little control over the setting where they interview players. During batting practice and in the hours before game time, players, coaches and personnel fan out across the field. A group of guys might be stretching...

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Are the Yankees going to be “left” out without Brett Gardner

The New York Yankees, after having a near-silent offseason, have now accomplished their biggest needs. The Yankees offered the second baseman and baseball batting title winner DJ LeMahieu a $6.9 million raise as a qualifying offer, the only one given by the Yankees.

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One stellar starting pitching trade target to consider

If you ask New York Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman about the state of his roster, he will likely tell you they are prepared to compete for a World Series.

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Tom Krosnowski

There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

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The rotation was an ambitious ask, but the Yankees’ pitching youth movement now might shift to the bullpen.

Although the Yankees’ rotation is still a bit thin, it’s starting to come into shape. With the signing of Corey Kluber, the team can now roll out a rotation of Gerrit Cole, Kluber, Jordan Montgomery, Deivi García and Domingo Germán, plus Luis Severino once he gets healthy again. Although Kluber comes with risks, he is still a good addition for a...

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New York Yankees Analysis: The Yankees need the Kluber of old especially in October, but will be careful

The signing of DJ LeMahieu was to keep the New York Yankees lineup as it was the past two years, but Corey Kluber’s signing was to improve the Yankee starting rotation that, for the most part, has failed them in the postseason.

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Andrew Mearns

Wednesday’s open thread

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Wednesday’s open thread.

Hello everyone and welcome to Wednesday, which on this occasion, happens to be a fairly important one in American history. We’ll keep the focus on baseball though, as we still have a whole bunch of points of discussion today.

Tom will preview how the Yankees’ rookie pitchers might end up finding a stable home in the 2021 bullpen, Erica will dive...

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Ryan Pavich

NYY News: Raise the roof

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Kluber raises the ceiling for the Yankees this season; Reds asked for Gleyber Torres in Castillo talks; Dominguez in top third of prospect rankings despite not playing yet; A-Rod re-signs for Sunday Night Baseball

FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: When the Yankees signed Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11 million deal, they knew that there was some inherent risk. What mattered more to them, with the confidence that he will be healthy after an offseason of rehabbing...

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Peter Brody

The Yankees could target Trevor Cahill with their remaining budget

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The versatile righty has been used as starter and a swingman, and should not cost a fortune.

This past Friday, the Yankees addressed three of their most pressing objectives this winter in one fell swoop. First, they brought back DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million deal. They promptly followed that up by adding Corey Kluber on a one-year, $11 million pact, bringing much needed help to a depleted rotation. Finally, they were able to achieve all of this...

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Loose odds and ends of interest to Yankee fans (video)

There are days that there are no big New York Yankee stories to report on, but there is always news that might be of interest to those same fans. Some involve the Yankees directly, and some others are just interesting stories that show up on the web.

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Andrew Mearns

The PSA community grades the 2020 Yankees

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DJ LeMahieu: great! Gary Sánchez: not so much.

Last week, I put out a call for the Pinstripe Alley community to take its own swing at grading some of the 2020 Yankees after the PSA staff took its turn earlier in the offseason. Many of folks were kind enough to take the time to do so, and we received 157 responses.

No extra preamble is necessary, so below, you’ll find the results and some thoughts on each group of players. As a reminder, I only asked...

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