WHO TO GET? (Part 3)

WHO TO GET? (Part 3)

Many (most?) baseball experts, wanna-be experts, writers, commentators, podcasters, posters, and bloggers feel that the Yankees need at least one more starting pitcher to enhance the club. There is this sense that the Yankees need an ace. I agree.

I also think that with the post-season seemingly within easy reach, the time is NOW for the Yankees to build the rotation that will allow them to dominate in the post season and bring home a championship.

But, this begs the question… WHO TO GET? Is there an ace pitcher that will be available before the end of July? If so, who?

In this exercise, I am not going to speculate on what the Yankees might need to give up to get an ace starting pitcher. Rather, I’m just interested in finding a would-be ace who is available. Or, rather, is an ace even available?

For this exercise, I’ll now look at the list of the Top-10 pitchers in 2019 in WHIP and quickly determine if that player might be able to be acquired via trade…

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Yankees Tweet of the Day: Deivi = AAA

(This is actually from a few days ago, but it’s still relevant. Deivi is now one step away from the Bigs.)

On 10th Anniversary IBWAA Names LA Times’ Chris Erskine Honorary Chair

 On 10th Anniversary IBWAA Names LA Times’ Chris Erskine Honorary Chair

 In celebration of its 10th anniversary Thursday, the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) is proud to announce the naming of Chris Erskine, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, as Honorary Chair of the organization.

Erskine has been writing about sports since 1978 and a baseball fan since long before that. A native of Chicago, he currently splits his time between the Chicago Cubs and the Dodgers of Los Angeles, where he currently resides. As Times columnist, he writes on Southern California, sports, travel and entertainment. He is the author of Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood.

Erskine, who succeeds Stacey Gotsulias, baseball writer for Baseball Prospectuas, as the organization’s sixth honorary chair…

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I Sure Was Wrong About DJ LeMahieu

I Sure Was Wrong About DJ LeMahieu

In baseball, as in life, accountability is important. People who give opinions for a living, or in the case of this blog, as something more than a hobby but less lucrative than a job, should recognize and accept responsibility when they get something wrong. With that in mind, as we are at the All Star break and the starting second baseman for the American League is DJ LeMahieu, I need to admit that I was completely wrong about LeMahieu and his value to the Yankees. The only caveat I have to that is that I have rarely so happy to be so wrong. LeMahieu has been an extraordinary addition to the team providing value at the plate and in the field at three different positions…

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