Ivan Nova is surging lately. The former Yankee pitcher is blossoming since his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the Yankees he was hyped as one of the big prospects. During the parts of seven seasons that he played with the Bronx Bombers, his ERA was below four twice. For the rest his ERA was… Continue reading What’s going on with Ivan Nova?
This year the Yankees pitching isn’t performing the way it should, which is quite an understatement. The new pitchers that were acquired last year, Luis Severino and Nathan Eovaldi, are performing worse than they did last year. Eovaldi’s numbers are not much worse but still he declined from 4.20 to 4.76. Severino had a solid… Continue reading Do the Yankees need a new pitching coach?
Last night, the Yankees rebounded from their flat performance on the previous night. In that game the team looked rather uninspired as they fell 5-3 to the Houston Astros. Last night the outcome was way better as the Yankees beat the Astros 16-6. A slugfest showed exactly the opposite of what the Yanks showed on Tuesday.… Continue reading Offensive outburst conceals poor outing by Pineda
Despite the fact that the Yankees declared that the race for the fifth rotation spot would be an open one, Joe Giradi announced that C.C. Sabathia will fill the fifth spot. Open race? Really? Compare his numbers with those of Ivan Nova. At least the Red Sox have the guts, to bench a player with a… Continue reading C.C. Sabathia earned the fifth rotation spot? Yeah right!!
After the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Reds, they said rather quick that they want to keep the bullpen together as it is. So with Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman this would be a formidable backend of the Yankees’ bullpen. But do the Yankees really want to keep the three together… Continue reading After getting Chapman, what are Yankees’ true intentions?
Normally I do not pay attention to rumors during the off season. In many cases the New York Yankees are linked to every possible big name player. And in 99% of the cases the rumors appear to be BS. Also the rumors about Brett Gardner and Andrew Miller being trading candidates, do not get me… Continue reading Nova on the trading block?
With the season really over, it is time to look to the near future. There are a lot of Free Agents that will test the market (again). Even though it is unlikely, according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, that the Yankees will make a big splash, there are some names that would be a nice… Continue reading My modest free agent wish list