Weekly Mailbag: Frazier/Hicks Part III, #21, Who is Mike Ford, and An Under-the-Radar Hitting Prospect

Weekly Mailbag: Frazier/Hicks Part III, #21, Who is Mike Ford, and An Under-the-Radar Hitting Prospect

Wow, you guys really got into the Frazier vs. Hicks conversation! I’ve had fun with the way you guys have challenged me the last few weeks, and we’ve got some really good stuff this week - thanks and keep it coming! You guys have been way more on your games than the Yankees have this week.

Without any further ado, this week’s mailbag will feature round three of the Frazier vs. Hicks discussion, the number 21, digging deeper into Mike Ford’s production, and taking a look at an under-the-radar hitting prospect. Let’s get at it:

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It's Urshela's World, and We're Just Living in it: Yankees 12, Jays 6

It's Urshela's World, and We're Just Living in it: Yankees 12, Jays 6

In game one of the Yankees’ series with the Jays, the Yanks had their de facto ace on the hill, Domingo German, to face off against the young sluggers of the Jays. While the Jays young guns put up a good show offensively, they were no match for the power surge with which Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman continue to assault opposing teams as they led the Yankees to a 12-6 win over the Jays.

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Start Spreading The News on the Bronx Beat Podcast Episode 204

Start Spreading The News’s own Andy Singer joined EJ Fagan, friend of the blog and host of Baseball Prospectus’s Bronx Beat Podcast, to discuss the Trade Deadline, post-deadline injuries, and the current state of the roster. Enjoy!

Weekly Mailbag: The Fate of the Replacements, Hicks, Garcia, and Stats!

Weekly Mailbag: The Fate of the Replacements, Hicks, Garcia, and Stats!

The questions were really great this week, everyone, and I’m sorry that I can’t get to all of them. Know that I’m keeping some of the questions that have not been answered in the hopper for future mailbags, if the questions remain relevant. Without further ado, 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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Who Is Mike Ford?

Who Is Mike Ford?

Greg Bird is down with yet another lower body injury, this time succumbing to plantar fasciitis. The Yankees have stated that Bird will be out for at least a month, but based on their track record in estimating IL time and Bird’s propensity for extended absences, the Yankees will likely have a hole to fill for longer. The Yankees have allowed Bird to occupy a spot in the lineup despite the fact that his production when healthy over his last 500 plate appearances has been abysmal. The injury to Bird’s foot finally allows the Yankees to give Mike Ford a shot. Ford has started this season scorching hot at Triple-A Scranton, but there’s more to his story than just a flash in the pan.

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Very Quick Roster Update: Bird to 10-Day IL, Ellsbury to 60-Day IL, and Ford to MLB

Very Quick Roster Update: Bird to 10-Day IL, Ellsbury to 60-Day IL, and Ford to MLB

Once again, it appears that the Yankees Injury List is even beyond what Spinal Tap could’ve imagined, as we turn the number up to 12 yet again, as the Yankees have moved Greg Bird off the active roster and onto the 10-Day IL.

The Yankees official tweet can be found here, and within the article.

Here are some questions to ask about these moves:

Is this the end of Greg Bird’s Yankee Career? Is the experiment finally over?

Will Jacoby Ellsbury ever come back to the MLB?

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