Author Archives: Rob Abruzzese

Rob sez: Expect another October-less season for the Yankees


For the most part, the Yankees had a productive offseason this winter. They didn't make any big splashes that some had hoped for, like signing Max Scherzer, and they let a rare home-grown talent in David Robertson walk, but they signed solid contributing pieces that all championship teams need. The 2015 Yankees are easily better than ...

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Report: Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one-year deal

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The New York Yankees have re-signed infielder Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million deal that includes incentives that could increase the deal to the $6-$7 million range, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Drew, who will turn 32 during spring training, hit an awful .162/.237/.299 while splitting time with the Yankees and Red Sox ...

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Which stats are the best to evaluate hitters?

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While I was growing up, I used to sit for hours and read baseball cards. I memorized and could rattle off every single Yankees' stats which essentially meant that I knew the batting average, home run and RBI totals of every player. I knew a lot more than those, like, for instance, that Rickey Henderson stole ...

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Yankees solid at the trade deadline but Red Sox show em how it’s done

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This year's Yankees team has been fairly unimpressive with injuries decimating the pitching staff and an offense that largely hasn't lived up to the hype. Despite a -30 run differential, they are only three games out of a wild-card spot which, in Hal Steinbrenner's world, means ignore the mediocrity and go for it. So rather than be ...

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MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees have no interest in A.J. Burnett


With a shortage of starting pitchers and CC Sabathia potentially out for the rest of the season, the Yankees have been on the look out for starting pitchers to trade for. One name they are looking passed — A.J. Burnett. According to George King of the NY Post, the Phillies would potentially be willing to deal ...

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MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees tried and failed to land Samardzija and Hammel


The biggest blockbuster trade of the summer was pulled off last week when the Oakland Athletics landed pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for Dan Straily and two minor leaguers. It was bad news for Yankees fans hoping to see the Bombers land one or both of those same pitchers, who happened ...

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Trade rumors: Yankees don’t have pieces for David Price but maybe for Cliff Lee


This year's Yankees squad is loaded with problems, but the same could be said for much of the American League East so they are technically battling for first place right now. However, for the team to have any real shot at a playoff run they are going to have to improve which means trades. With huge ...

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A look at what Chase Whitley has done so far

#492355355 / Chase Whitley has been in the Yankees organization since he was drafted in the 15th round of the 2010 draft. At the time he was a pitcher/third baseman, but the Yankees selected him as a pitcher due to his strong changeup and ability to toss multiple innings in college. He's pretty much been ...

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