I was very excited that the Yankees might be able to get a decent return for Sonny Gray…Read More
I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible.
I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this series, I am examining the various successful championship periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.
Some of the data used for this installment comes from Mike Whiteman who wrote the next post in this series on the 1936-39 Yankees.Read More
I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible. I contend that has been the Yankees way from the very start of their success and it had defined their successful periods right up until the present day.
I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this new series, I will examine the various successful periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.
This is Part 2 of this series where we look at the 1926-1928 Yankees.
Part 1 can be found here: A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23Read More
As most of the Yankee Universe is aware by now, the Yankees have signed former National League MVP, Troy Tulowitzki, to a 1 year contract at the league minimum salary following his release from the Toronto Blue Jays. Interestingly, there were some very strong opinions regarding this signing on multiple media sources, particularly in light of the fact that this signing is for the league minimum salaries. I discussed some of my thoughts last week on the Bronx Beat Podcast Episode #175, but I thought that I would expand on my thoughts here.Read More
After thinking about this for a good long while, I like the Britton signing, even if it comes at the expense of David Robertson. Many of the reasons that I like the deal have less to do with solid statistics, instead, most of the reasons I like the trade are based more on my gut reactions and recent observations of the two pitchers.Read More
The Yankees ended a very quiet Saturday with the signing of Zach Britton to a three-year contract. Jon Heyman is credited with breaking the news:
The signing has also been confirmed by the YES Network:
Jeff Passan has the financials…
My initial thought is that this is a very good signing. Britton, when he is right, is a top tier reliever. He’s also two years younger then David Robertson and left-handed. The Yankees are stacked with right-handed relievers and young right-handed arms in the minors. They do not have a collection of strong lefty bullpen arms. They needed to make this deal. The team is stronger with Britton than without him.
We will have more as information comes along with some thoughts on this signing tomorrow.
In a move that seemed to come out of nowhere (although Frankie Mandile of SSTN suggested the move weeks ago- “Look No Further than Troy Tulowitzki”) late yesterday evening, the Yankees signed former All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
According to reports, the Yankees were among many teams that attended a Tulowitzki workout on December 18. It has also been reported that Tulowitzki does not want to be a utility player and prefers to play one position leading many to speculate that Troy Tulowitzki is now lined up to be the Yankees’ everyday shortstop while Didi Gregorius recovers following Tommy John surgery.
Since Tulowitzki was released from the Blue Jays last month, the Yankees were able to pick him up for the pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary. According to River Ave Blues, this amounts to just $555,000.
The big concern here is that while Tulowitzki is a talented player, his career has been marred by injuries. While he was once an elite player, there are questions as to how much injuries have slowed him down. Tulowitzki did not appear in the Majors in 2018 and was only able to play in 66 games in 2017. Also 2019 will be Tulowitzki’s age 34 season, an age, even in the best of circumstances where players, especially shortstops, lose range and effectiveness.
There are a host of new questions that this move now asks. To begin:
-Are the Yankees still interested in signing Manny Machado?
-If Tulowitzki is the shortstop, and the Yankees sign him, where would Machado play? Third base?
-What would a Machado signing mean for Miguel Andujar?
Stay tuned, the winter just got a lot more interesting!
The news broke on Twitter on December 28 at 12:56 p.m. Dan Clark, whose Twitter bio reads, “Multi-award winning sports writer. @IBWAA member. Prior works with ABC, FOX, CSN, etc. Creator of http://TBLDaily.com” broke the news that Machado has agreed to terms with the Yankees with an earth-shattering Tweet.
Let’s examine this story…Read More