Do the Yankees really need an FA big bat?

Brian Cashman recently stated that the Yankees are after a big bat. Now the club has some room to spend after they traded away Brian McCann and after Mark Teixeira hung up his spikes, it appears that the team is willing to spend again. But is it a wise decision to do so? In the …

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Do the Yankees need a new pitching coach?

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 …

Offensive outburst conceals poor outing by Pineda

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. …

Mariners put other side of Pineda trade on waivers

The New York Yankees traded for Michael Pineda in January 2012 in exchanged for top prospect Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. As Pineda got injured rather quick, many Yankee fans started to complain about the bad deal. It took Pineda a long time before he was back on the MLB roster. In 2014 he won …

After getting Chapman, what are Yankees’ true intentions?

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 …

The Yankees are slowly imploding

So far the Yankees have done a lot better than many, including me expected. Most fans and experts expected the team to finish near last place. But much to my surprise, the team was a contender for the biggest part of the season. The Yankees have been a streaking team this year. Long winning streaks …

Sabathia’s injury a blessing in disguise

Last night C.C. Sabathia left the game in the third inning with one out to go. Once again he was bothered by knee problems. I guess you know that I haven't been too high on Sabathia in the last seasons. He isn't his old self. This showed early in the season. He tried a different …

Six game losing streak? Relax!

This moring I read an article of the New York Post about the Yankees and their new policy regarding trading for players. Now the Yankees have lost six in a row, many fans hit the panic button and shout for Cashman's release. The New York Post on the other hand has a different opinion. Of …

The Yankees’ season so far from a different perspective

The season is underway for two weeks now. The Yankees are 6-7 after last night's close loss vs Detroit. Disappointing? Yes and no. Disappointing because as a fan you always want your team to do well. Not disappointing because the team is rebuilding and that takes time and Sabathia did a LOT better than I …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Saturday March 21

Runs did not come cheap in this game between the Astros and the Yankees. The Astros scored two runs in the top of the first with Michael Pineda on the mound when Chris Carter hit a two run homerun. Pineda settled down and allowed one more hit and fanned six in total. He lasted 3.2 …

Yankees thinking about a six-man rotation

The Yankees are mullling a six-man rotation. Six? Yup, according to the New York Post and then it must be true. 😉 The Bronx Bombers are trying everything to keep Masahiro Tanaka healty. He was bothered by a small ligament tear in his right elbow, which still may not be healed completely. Even though Tanaka …

Yankees en Dutchies in Spring Training, Monday March 9

The Yankees beat their divsion rivals, Tampa Bay, 4-3 and Didi Gregorius went 0 for 2. He got an RBI in the second inning. With the bases loaded he hit a 4-3 ground out that drove in Chase Headley. Once again the Yankees did what they are doing most this Spring Training: scoring decisive runs …

Lester to Cubs, Robertson to cross town rivals. What’s next for the Yankees?

Yesterday both Chicago teams caught some big fishes. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed Jon Lester to a six year $155 million contract. Despite efforts of Red Sox owner John Henry to get him back to Beantown, Lester opted for the Cubs. Why? Probably because of a couple of former Red Sox front office guys who …

What to do with third base and the closer role?

The Yankees have leaned back most of the time during the off season. After the Beantowners signed Kung Fu Panda to a five year contract, Chase Headley is hot all of a sudden. The Giants are targeting him as well. I wonder why the Yankees should chase Headley (sorry for the pun). They still have …