Voit, Sanchez, Urshela Combine for 10 RBI's in Game 1 Win vs. Mets

Voit, Sanchez, Urshela Combine for 10 RBI's in Game 1 Win vs. Mets

The Yankees continued their historic winning in the Subway Series against the New York Mets, as they took Game 1 by a massive 12-5 margin.

Lets quickly dive into the 4-1 comeback with how Tanaka fixed some early game mistakes, the defense didn’t play too great with 3 errors (luckily, so did the Mets with 2 of their own), and the offense that scored in all but 2 innings during today’s home win.

Let’s get win #2 on the day this evening! Sweep the Subway!

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Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Fans at Yankee Stadium may have been able to experience Game of Thrones Day today, but the real treat was the rematch between Ian Snell and Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka got the better of Snell on May 12th, and he did the same today. Unlike the a week ago, the Yankees’ offense and bullpen was not able to give Tanaka enough support, and the Yankees lost 2-1 in 11 innings. As a result, the Yankees lost their lead in the AL East, falling 1/2 game behind the Rays.

(Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/AP)

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When It Rains, It Pours: Yankees Drop Rain-Shortened Game to White Sox

When It Rains, It Pours: Yankees Drop Rain-Shortened Game to White Sox

In trying to be clever and think of a good title for this game recap, I ventured into looking for idioms related to rain. After a simple search, I found quite a nice list from TheFreeDictionary.com with a plethora of idioms I’ve never heard before (“It's raining pitchforks,” or, “Charge it to the dust and let the rain settle it.”), but one in particular stood out on the list, and had absolutely nothing to do with rain (or so I thought):

“Win some, Lose some.”

It’s lone definition, “…used especially as consolation following some loss or failure,” to me it encapsulates the current Yankees team almost to a T. It really seems as though each ‘win’ the Yankees have had this year has come at the expense of a loss. The wins have truly been few and far between, yet the losses continue to accumulate.

It’s an idiom that is said to have it’s origins from sports gambling in the early 1900s, yet others have pointed towards a similar expression as to showing it has roots from baseball. That’s how we’ll tackle today’s recap from last night:

“You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.” -Satchel Paige

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Competing Interpretations of the 2018 Yankees

Competing Interpretations of the 2018 Yankees

As the 2019 season approaches, most Yankee fans hope, perhaps even expect, that this year ends not with the team handed a defeat by the Red Sox, but rather with a celebration in the Bronx or at some yet undetermined National League ballpark. The question of whether or not the team is good enough to achieve that goal will be answered over the next nine months, but how we look at that question has a lot to do with what we think happened in 2018…

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Resigning Brett Gardner Makes the 2019 Yankees Better

Resigning Brett Gardner Makes the 2019 Yankees Better

What do the following players from Yankee history, Bob Meusel, Tommy Henrich, Charlie Keller, Gene Woodling, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson and Paul O’Neill have in common? All were outfielders who, except for Jackson, were very good Yankee players, but not quite of Hall of Fame caliber. Reggie was a truly great player, but spent only five years in pinstripes. However, they have something else in common as well; they all played fewer games in the outfield for the Yankees than Brett Garnder has. Currently, Garnder has played the eighth most games in the outfield in Yankee history. If he plays 50 next years, he will pass Hank Bauer an move into 7th place on that list, one hundred more games patrolling left or center field will push him past Hall of Famer Earle Combs into sixth place. The next question is a little easier. What do Rickey Henderson and Derek Jeter have in common? They are the only two players who have stolen more bases with the Yankees than Gardner. 

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Brett Gardner and Two Paths Forward

Brett Gardner and Two Paths Forward

As has been widely reported, Brett Gardner is back in the fold for another year with the Yankees on a 1 year, $7.5 million deal. Here is what we know right now:

  1. By exercising Gardner’s $2 million buyout and resigning him to a $7.5 million contract, the Yankees saved $3 million against the luxury tax threshold vs. simply exercising Gardner’s final year $12.5 million club option.

  2. The Yankees now have 6 major league options for the outfield: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

  3. River Ave Blues projected that the Yankees had roughly $49.7 million to spend before hitting the luxury tax threshold this winter prior to the Gardner signing. Signing Gardner gives the roughly $42.2 million to spend this winter in the Free Agent market.

Based on those facts, the Yankees can follow one of two paths: keep the current lineup relatively unchanged from last season (except for finding a Didi fill-in) and once again stay under the luxury tax threshold; or use the money saved in future tax savings by staying under the luxury tax threshold this year to make multiple splashes in the free agent market. Here’s what each path might look like this off-season:

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Breaking News: Yankees and Gardner Agree to One-Year Deal

Breaking News: Yankees and Gardner Agree to One-Year Deal

The Yankees Official Twitter announced earlier today that they have agreed with OF Brett Gardner on a One-Year deal for the 2019 season.

The wording of the tweet makes it seem as though the Yankees have declined Gardner’s $12.5M option for the 2019 season, and according to Mark Feinsand, the deal is expected to be worth $7.5M

This solidifies the expected Yankees 2019 Outfield to continue- as currently projected, there is plenty of offseason to go- as it was for the past two years from Left to Right with: Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, and Aaron Judge.

Here, I will give my quick analysis of the expected $7.5M/1-Year Deal:

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Yankees Tweet of the Day: Amidst All The Bad, Gardner Holds True