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Should Aaron Boone Be On The Hot Seat?

The New York Yankees are, as of Thursday afternoon, occupying third place in the American League East division with an 86-67 record. They are eight full games behind the leaders, the Tampa Bay Rays, and two behind the second-placed Boston Red Sox.

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Esteban Rivera

Sevy finally made his return, but will his high velocity this season?

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The former Yankees ace needs to get his legs back under him.

In 2017 and 2018 combined, Luis Severino accumulated 11 fWAR. It is not at all an exaggeration to say that he was a legitimate ace during that stretch at the young ages of 24 and 25. In comparison, Gerrit Cole has 5.3 fWAR this season and is a top-two candidate for Cy Young. Sevy was elite, and losing him for almost all of the last three seasons put a serious wrench in the Yankees pitching plans....

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Estevão Maximo

Hispanic Yankee Greats of Days Past: Jorge Posada

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Jorge Posada was a vital member of the Yankees’ last four championship teams.

Esteban covered Luis Arroyo last week, and Pinstripe Alley continues today with the second feature of Hispanic Yankee Greats of Days Past. This week’s edition will cover a player more well-known among anybody who knows anything to do with baseball and the Yankees.

The man of the hour is Jorge Posada. The switch-hitting catcher out of Santurce, Puerto Rico against all odds...

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The parallels between Luis Gil’s and Luis Severino’s rookie campaigns are eerie

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Luis Gil’s performance in 2021 looks very similar to Luis Severino’s in 2015.

Late last week, the Yankees optioned top pitching prospect Luis Gil to Triple-A Scranton after a rough outing against Cleveland in which he struggled with command, walking four and hitting one. This demotion likely ends his season: due to the rule stating that a player must stay in the minors for ten days after being optioned, the earliest he can return is September 28th,...

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The New York Yankees nine games will decide their season, if they fail who should go? Poll results

The New York Yankees have a day off today to reflect on their whole season and what lies ahead of them. The Yankees rose to the occasion this week and, with great urgency, swept the Texas Rangers, keeping them in the running for a wildcard berth.

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Bombers make big move in Wild Card, Aaron Boone provides confidence

The New York Yankees are in control of their own destiny as they fight for a Wild Card spot with the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. Currently, the Tampa Bay Rays have the AL East locked up with a six-game lead over Boston, but the Yankees have taken a slim lead in the Wild Card with just a 0.5 game advantage over Toronto.

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Yankees’ Jameson Taillon made his first rehab start after ankle injury: What’s next for him?

The New York Yankees are about to enter a crucial nine-game stretch that will virtually decide their fate this season. At the moment, they are two games behind the Boston Red Sox for the first Wild Card spot in the American League, but hold the second one with a 0.5-game advantage over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Revisiting the circus that was Billy Martin and Ed Whitson

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Plenty of managers and pitchers didn’t get along, but Billy Martin and Ed Whitson took it to another level in 1985.

One night in a Baltimore hotel bar in late September 1985, Yankees pitcher Ed Whitson — who had partaken in a few adult beverages — engaged in a loud verbal spat with a bar patron. Apparently, Whitson had been loudly complaining about how he’d been treated by the Yankees, specifically Yankees’ manager Billy Martin. The bar...

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Yankees are now “in control of things”

The New York Yankees found themselves down 3-0 in last night’s finale against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning. It was a must-win game for the Bombers, as the Boston Red Sox annihilated the New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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3 Major takeaways from the sweep of the Rangers

Last night the New York Yankees completed a job they urgently needed to do; they swept the Texas Rangers with a game three win of 7-3. The sweeping need was caused by the Yankees slipping out of a wild card berth and only playing teams statistically better than them in the remaining games of the dwindling regular season.

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Ryan Pavich

Yankees prospects: Tampa heads home down two games

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from September 22nd.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Susp. 4-2 (5) vs. Syracuse Mets

LF Miguel Andújar 0-2, 1 K
SS Oswald Peraza 0-2
1B Chris Gittens 0-2
C Donny Sands 1-2, 1 R
2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2-2, 1 R
RF Ryan LaMarre 1-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, SB
CF Greg Allen 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 SB
DH Rob Brantly 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI
3B Andrew Velazquez 0-2, 2 K

Jameson Taillon 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 K — first rehab start since partial tendon...

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Ryan Pavich

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/23/21

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At last, a day off for the Bronx Bombers.

At long last, the Yankees can enjoy a day off — the 20 games in 20 days stretch is at last behind them. This stretch was not one to write home about, featuring several losses to underwhelming teams and a massive four-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays, but it at least ended on a high note with a sweep of Texas. Now, the competition is directly in front of New York — a trip to Boston and Toronto, the...

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NYY News: Three Yankees pitchers working their way back

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Domingo German returns to Yankees; Jameson Taillon makes first rehab start; Jonathan Loáisiga could be back for the final few games of the season

NY Post | Dan Martin: Luis Severino made his return to the Bronx after being sidelined for over 700 days. The return of arms doesn’t stop there, though — Domingo German was activated off the injured list prior to the series finale against the Rangers. German last pitched for the Yankees on July 31st...

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Coming alive in the eighth the Yankees sweep the Rangers

Tonight after taking the series from the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees looked for the sweep of the Texas team as they continually looked for a place in the wild card series.

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Yankees 7, Rangers 3: Catch the sweep magic!

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Catchers Kyle Higashioka and Gary Sánchez both got to play hero

For awhile on Wednesday night, the Yankees appeared to be in the process of repeating an annoying early-season trend. Several times in the first half, they would win the first two games of a series against a lesser opponent before allowing them to escape the finale with a victory. In a similar style, Texas jumped out to an early 3-0 lead while the Yankees’ offense flailed against a so-so...

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NYY vs. TEX: Corey Kluber vs. Taylor Hearn

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The Yankees go for the sweep with a man on the mound who no-hit the Rangers the last time he faced them.

At this point, May 19th feels like it was a long time ago. It was the zenith of the Yankees’ first half, as due in part to Corey Kluber’s resurgence, they had rebounded from a miserable 6-11 start to go 18-8 since then, and on that night, Kluber’s hot streak rolled on with the first no-hitter by a Yankees pitcher since David Cone in...

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Gio Urshela has been solid at shortstop thus far, but will that continue?

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The current Yankees shortstop has good instincts, but is lacking in athletic ability

Gio Urshela, New York Yankees shortstop.

In 2018, when Urshela was scrapping for playing time on the Blue Jays, what would you have done if I told you that in three years, that guy would be the captain of the infield for a Yankees playoff contender? You’d probably laugh and be upset that fan favorite Didi Gregoriu, was nowhere to be found. Yet, here we are on...

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Yankees activate starter Domingo German, RHP Jameson Taillon begins rehab assignment

Germán returns after missing nearly two months due to shoulder inflammation. He’d been a reliable back-of-the-rotation option for the Yankees over the season’s first few months.

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Yankees activate Domingo Germán from injured list

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Another return from the IL adds to the Yankees’ pitching ranks.

After getting Luis Severino back yesterday, the Yankees received another addition to their pitching corps today. Ahead of Wednesday’s series finale against the Rangers, the Yankees announced that they were activating Domingo Germán from the injured list.

Germán hasn’t pitched since July 31st after dealing with shoulder inflammation. He suffered a setback along the way, delaying his...

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Jesse Dorey

Why can’t the Yankees properly manage rest days?

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Resting early in the season is supposed to keep teams fresh for these exact moments. So why are the Yankees still resting their best players?

I am a big proponent of load management. In my mind, trading a few games in the early months of the season to ensure that your best players are healthy and ready to go when the games really begin to matter is a no-brainer.

What the Yankees are currently doing, however, is not load management, despite their best...

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