Edwin Encarnacion a Yankee: The Fallout

Edwin Encarnacion a Yankee: The Fallout

As all of the Yankee universe is well aware, the Yankees pulled off a trade to acquire Edwin Encarnacion last night. No matter what you think about the roster construction as it stands now, there is no doubting that the Yankees now have one of the most dangerous lineups in all of baseball once Judge and Stanton return next week. Our own Ethan Semendinger posted a great breakdown of the trade this morning, but I would like to look at the trade from a different angle.

(Photo Credit: Stacy Bengs, AP)

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Breaking News: Yankees have Acquired Edwin Encarnación from the Mariners

Breaking News: Yankees have Acquired Edwin Encarnación from the Mariners

Earlier tonight, as reported first by Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Yankees have made a trade with the Seattle Mariners for them to acquire Edwin Encarnacion.

In 65 games this season, EE is leading the American League with 21 home runs, alongside a .241/.356/.531 and a K/BB rate of 55:41.

The package that will be heading back to the Mariners is still yet to be officially reported, but Joel Sherman has stated that pitching prospect Juan Then is only piece that will be headed towards Washington State. This report has been confirmed

Additionally, Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Yankees and Mariners are going to essentially split the money in salary and 2020 buyout (for $5 Million) on EE’s contract through this year and next.

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With the 38th Pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, The Yankees Select TJ Sikkema (LHP)

With the 38th Pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, The Yankees Select TJ Sikkema (LHP)

TJ Sikkema (LHP) is ranked as the MLB.com #57 draft prospect, and is coming out of the University of Missouri in Missouri.

The 6’0'“, 217 pound, 20 year-old lefty, is currently a junior in college, and is projected to continue his work as a starter while with the Yankees in the minor leagues.

His grades rank as the following: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

Inside this post is the MLB Pipeline write-up about Sikkema.

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With the 30th Pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, The Yankees Select Anthony Volpe (SS)

With the 30th Pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, The Yankees Select Anthony Volpe (SS)

Anthony Volpe (SS) is ranked as the MLB.com #63 draft prospect, and is coming out of Delbarton High School in New Jersey.

The 5’11”, 180 pound, 18 year-old is a right-handed hitting and throwing shortstop that has committed to Vanderbilt, as has his teammate Jack Leiter.

His grades rank as follows from the MLB Pipeline: Hit: 50 | Power: 35 | Run: 55 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

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Breaking... Kendry Morales Coming to the Yankees...

Here is the story from northjersey.com

Gut Reaction - This story broke as I was recording on the Bronx Beat Podcast. Our initial reaction was that this could signify that the Yankees are not optimistic about a player or some players who are injured.

My initial take is that this could be and indication that the Yankees are concerned about the health of one of their sluggers with the speculation being Giancarlo Stanton or Aaron Judge. We already know that surgery for Miguel Andujar (which would, in all likelihood, end his season) is not off the table. There is talk about Giancarlo Stanton’s shoulder. Aaron Boone’s quote about Stanton’s shoulder is actually our Tweet of the Day for tomorrow (May 15).

Whoever the player is, it seems the Yankees are concerned enough to be making deals to try to solidify the team. Morales in an interesting player to get - a former slugger, soon to be 36 years old, and seemingly past his prime. He’s off to a dreadful start this year (.206/1/7).

Stay tuned…

Yankees Acquire OF Depth Piece in Cameron Maybin

Yankees Acquire OF Depth Piece in Cameron Maybin

Earlier today, Jack Curry of the YES Network reported that the Yankees had made a deal with the Cleveland Indians to acquire Triple-A outfielder, and former MLB starter, Cameron Maybin.

This move comes after the Yankees announced early this past morning that they had moved their 5th outfielder to the IL in Clint Frazier for a left-ankle sprain. To take his place on the 25-Man roster, RHP Joseph Harvey was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Maybin, 32, can play all three OF positions, and has been bouncing around organizations for the last couple of seasons, playing for the Angels, Astros, Mariners, and Marlins through 2017 and 2018. A long-term veteran in the big leagues, if he breaks the 25-Man roster, he’ll have made it into his 13th MLB season.

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News Update... Numerous Reports - Kyle Higashioka Being Recalled

Add Injury to Insult: Giancarlo Stanton to 10-Day IL

Add Injury to Insult: Giancarlo Stanton to 10-Day IL

Earlier today, the Yankees announced that starting left fielder Giancarlo Stanton was to be moved to the 10-Day Injury List (Remember, it is no longer called the Disabled List) with a left bicep strain.

Stanton is now the third Yankees outfielder to be moved to the IL, joining his cohorts Aaron Hicks (10-Day for lower back stiffness, expected back in April) and Jacoby Ellsbury (10-Day from 2018 left hip surgery, expected date back TBD).

Stanton is now also the third regular position player to land on the IL, joining the aforementioned Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius (10-Day from TJS, potentially back in June).

In a follow-up move, the Yankees recalled OF Clint Frazier from Triple-A. He will continue to wear the number 77.

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