Weekly Mailbag: Market Inefficiencies, Backup Catcher, and Didi!

Weekly Mailbag: Market Inefficiencies, Backup Catcher, and Didi!

I admit it: I’m going through baseball withdrawal.  There’s something about the first week of November and seeing the first snow flurries (I’m in the Northeast for my day job) that make baseball seem very far away.  Luckily, we’ve all got our SSTN community right here to help ease the pain.

This week, we’ll talk about market inefficiencies, the backup catcher situation, and Didi!  Let’s get at it:

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Weekly Mailbag: A Trade Proposal, Ellsbury, Sanchez, and the Replacements!

Weekly Mailbag: A Trade Proposal, Ellsbury, Sanchez, and the Replacements!

The SSTN inaugural mailbag features some great questions this week - thanks, and keep them coming! Below, you can find out what I think about a fascinating trade proposal, Jacoby Ellsbury, Gary Sanchez, and the cast of thousands that has been needed to cover for all of the Yankees’ extensive body count this season. Without further ado, click “Read More” to see the mailbag!

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

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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ST Game 12 Recap: Late Inning Power leads Yankees (10-2) past Mets (5-8)

ST Game 12 Recap: Late Inning Power leads Yankees (10-2) past Mets (5-8)

The first of many "Subway Series" rivalry games this year was played yesterday by an interesting mix of veterans, prospects, and guys on the cusp of the roster for both teams. (Aren't Spring Training lineups always interesting at this time?) The game was played at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which serves as the home for the Grapefruit league Mets and both their Florida State League affiliate the St. Lucie Mets and their Gulf-Coast League affiliate the GCL Mets.

The game started around 1PM, and featured starting pitchers Domingo Germán (NYY) against Zack Wheeler (NYM). The game was televised on SNY, and video highlights for both teams can be found here.

Without further ado- with the help of the Yankees Twitter page- lets get on to the recap:

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