Tag Archives: Brian McCann

Hot Stove: Can the Yankees show restraint following the Red Sox splashy signings?

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When the team was under the ownership of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees and Red Sox would go to war every offseason and sign the best talent possible. If the Yankees made a blockbuster signing, the Red Sox would immediately counter with a deal of their own. If the Red Sox strengthened their roster with a strong ...

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Hot Stove: While there’s a small chance, don’t expect the Yankees to pursue Max Scherzer

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Yesterday, we tinkered with the idea of the Yankees possibly pursuing  Max Scherzer after Scott Boras, Scherzer's agent, spoke with the Yankees staff during the GM Meetings. However, while the idea of having Scherzer in pinstripes is intriguing, he most likely won't become a Yankee, especially with a draft pick attached to him. A source told Mark Feinsand ...

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Brian McCann might change hitting approach next season

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When the Yankees fired Kevin Long last month, one of the reasons was due to the Yankees not being able to hit against the shift. If you were asked to name a few Yankees who couldn't beat the shift, Mark Teixeira would probably be your first answer. The Yankees second culprit would be Brian McCann, ...

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Yankees already over the luxury tax

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The Yankees have a ton of holes they need to fill on the roster, ranging from shortstop to relief pitching to finding a primary third basemen. However, if the Yankees are going to upgrade their roster, it's going to cost money. Obviously money is not an issue for the Bronx Bombers as they have one of the ...

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Yankees roster has changed dramatically since 2009

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Five years ago today, the New York Yankees won the 2009 American League pennant, advancing to the World Series and defeating the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th World Series championship, the most in baseball history. The Yankees had one of the most powerful rosters that season and you would think the team wouldn't have changed much ...

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Around The Diamond: First Base

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Yesterday we took a glimpse at the catching situation with Brian McCann and his three potential back-ups. Today, we're going to stroll over 90 feet up the first baseline where the Yankees have one first basemen signed through 2016, no potential backup on the Major League roster but a legitimate option in Triple-A .  1. Mark Teixeira When the Yankees ...

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Around The Diamond: Catcher

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With the World Series and the 2014 season coming to a close next week, I thought I would introduce a new series of posts that I'd like to call "Around The Diamond". Basically what we do is we take a position (catcher, first base, second base, etc.) and we evaluate the internal options or discuss whether ...

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Yankees worry Mark Teixeira’s focus has shifted elsewhere

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Mark Teixeira is one of the highest paid first basemen in all of baseball, he was a pivotal part in the 2009 season and at the time of his signing, fans thought they had one of the best first basemen in the game. However, Mark Teixeira has become more of a headache as his contract goes on, and he's ...

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