The Major League Baseball trade deadline is quickly approaching. Per usual, the New York Yankees are a team that frequently comes up in even the biggest trade rumors. They've been linked to the likes of Sonny Gray, Yonder Alonso, Yu Darvish and Jeff Samardzija, among others. Their biggest need is starting pitching and while anyone of those options, aside from Alonso, would satisfy that need, they aren't without options internally.
On Friday night, the New York Yankees blew a chance to gain some ground on the Boston Red Sox and Aroldis Chapman was at the forefront of the collapse. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Chapman failed to record a single out and allowed two runs to score to blow the save and the Yankees lost 5-4 at Fenway Park. Some of the inning wasn't Chapman's fault considering his
The Philadelphia Phillies are headed for another losing season and have some assets to trade off. Pat Neshek is one of them that will attract contenders. One team that should have an interest in the veteran right-hander is the New York Yankees, who as of late, could use some help. Good bullpen help is hard to come by, especially when you get towards the second half of the season. When a
After the New York Yankees won their game on Friday night against the Texas Rangers, they made the move to designate Chris Carter for assignment and call Tyler Austin up to the majors. With Carter hitting just .204 with eight home runs and 23 RBI, he was a strikeout waiting to happen. His last at bat for the Yankees was in fact, a strikeout, and in a big spot too.
The New York Yankees have a bit of a situation once Jacoby Ellsbury returns from the disabled list. Aaron Hicks has a firm grasp on the starting center field job to the point where he could be on the 2017 All-Star team next month. In 55 games, Hicks is hitting .302 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI and looks like the guy the Yankees wanted when they traded for
With the trade deadline approaching this summer, it's expected that the Kansas City Royals will sell off. One of their main trade chips is All-Star first baseman, Eric Hosmer. Hosmer is two years removed from helping the Royals winning the World Series and continues to put up solid numbers. In 2017, Hosmer is hitting .315 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 64 games thus far. Aside from having
CC Sabathia was once the ace of the New York Yankees. At 36 years old, he's starting to look like that guy again. Heading into the final year of his contract with the Yankees, Sabathia's role was unclear. He was penciled in as the fourth starter and a back-end pitcher. A month ago, CC Sabathia looked like he was coming towards the end of his career. Sabathia had a 5.45
Masahiro Tanaka gave the New York Yankees another dud of a performance on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox. Over the last month, Tanaka's struggles have gone from bad to worse. In a season that started out well for him, Tanaka's 2017 year is slowly spiraling out of control. Tanaka's body language is obvious on the mound, as he is growing more frustrated with his command and ability. Plus,
For years, it had seemed like Bryce Harper signing with the New York Yankees was a foregone conclusion. Maybe it isn't like we had all once thought. And that might actually be a good thing for the Yankees. Reports have circulated that Harper's preferred destination in free agency in the winter of 2018 is the Chicago Cubs. Despite the many reports of Bryce Harper wanting to play for his childhood
There's been a lot of talk on how Aaron Judge has been a shot in the arm for the New York Yankees. Rookie of the Year. American League MVP. With the way he's been playing, Judge could be in line for the American League Triple Crown as well. In the American League, only nine other players have won the award. The last one to do so; Miguel Cabrera of the