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Every player tends to enter camp and have a specific goal in mind. CC Sabathia‘s is have a bounceback season and I’m sure Jacoby Ellsbury‘s goal is to be consistent in 2016. However, Michael Pineda is pretty specific wen it comes to his goal, and that goal is to pitch […]

Michael Pineda’s goal for 2016 is to reach 200 innings


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With the recent splurging the Yankees have done on international bats, they turned their focus in the draft to college arms. They started off by taking Kaprielian and Degano. Overall they took three pitchers before drafting Chance Adams in the 5th round. As much as I have high hopes for […]

2016 BBDP Breakout Candidate: Chance Adams


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It was no secret Ivan Nova had a terrible 2015 campaign, and it’s also no a secret Nova is competing for a role in the starting rotation. However, Nova doesn’t believe he belongs in the bullpen and he’ll do everything within his power to win a rotation job in Spring […]

Ivan Nova determined to make the starting rotation



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The Yankees still had a week to negotiate with Aroldis Chapman prior to their February 19th arbitration hearing. And despite disagreeing for a good part of the offseason, the Yankees and Chapman were able to eventually settle and avoid arbitration, ending what could have been a potentially messy process. Chapman […]

Aroldis Chapman avoids arbitration with one-year deal


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The Yankees haven’t stepped into an arbitration hearing since 2008, which was when the organization and Chien-Ming Wang were on different ends of the spectrum when it came to filing for arbitration. Now, the Yankees are heading to another arbitration meeting–this time with new Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. “If you […]

Aroldis Chapman and Yankees prepare for arbitration hearing


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Masahiro Tanaka arrived early to camp this year after he stated he had surgery to remove bone spurs. And Tanaka’s recent surgery isn’t slowing him down, since he started his season throwing program at the minor league complex. But even though Tanaka is putting in the extra work, it doesn’t […]

Masahiro Tanaka “can’t really say” he’ll ready for Opening Day



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The last time the Yankees honored Mariano Rivera, they retired his No. 42 and the Yankees celebrated “Mariano Rivera Day” prior to his retirement. This year, the Yankees are going to honor Rivera a little further, by giving him a plaque in Monument Park. The Yankees announced during their promotion […]

Yankees to honor Mariano Rivera on August 14


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Every year there are a group of players in the Yankees’ system who improve their stock through their performance. Last year guys like Jorge Mateo, Domingo Acevedo, Dustin Fowler, Cale Coshow, Jordan Montgomery, Ben Gamel, and Carlos Vidal broke out. They all ended up on the top 50 list this […]

2016 BBDP Breakout Candidate: Wilkerman Garcia


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With Spring Training around the corner, players that not gaining traction on the free agent market are settling for minor league contracts with hopes of making a big league roster by competing this Spring. That’s how the scenario is playing out for first basemen Ike Davis, and it’s reported that […]

Report: Yankees in mix for Ike Davis, who is seeking minor ...



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Usually every single player would tell you they’re in the best condition they’ve ever been coming into Spring Training. But CC Sabathia might be the only player that could actually mean it, especially since he spent part of his offseason at a rehabilitation center for an alcohol addiction.  Sabathia will […]

CC Sabathia: “I feel the best I have in three years”