The dominant reliever has left the Yankees for the second time in his career
I thought after Robertson returned to the Yankees he would be a Yankee for as long as he continued to pitch the way he always had. But four years after the Yankees let him leave for the White Sox, they have let him leave for the Phillies.
The low-risk, high-reward deal is a move Yankees fans should be happy about
For now, the addition of Tulowitzki is a move Yankees fans should be happy with. That happiness might not last depending on how the rest of the Yankees offseason goes.
It's time the Yankees released the worst player in the team's history
Given contract and performance, Jacoby Ellsbury is the worst player in the history of the Yankees. The Yankees need to stop trying to salvage any part of his deal and eat the remaining $47 million-plus owed to him.
The Yankees could sign two 26-year-old superstars and all it will take is money
The Yankees weren’t good enough to win in 2017 or 2018. They can change that in 2019 by signing two generational talents. But to do so, they need to start acting like the Yankees again.
The Yankees offseason can't end with the signing of the lefty
J.A. Happ was a necessary addition and the Yankees are better today than they were before they signed him. They are good enough to get to the postseason, but I’m not sure they are good enough to win the postseason.
The Yankees chose to not sign the best pitcher on the free-agent market and now they have only one option left
The Yankees threw away 2018 when they wouldn’t go over the luxury-tax threshold and now that they passed on Patrick Corbin, what was the point of getting under the threshold? If the Yankees don’t sign J.A. Happ, it will be a big problem.
The best free-agent class in history is coinciding with the most important offseason in Yankees history
The Yankees can’t afford to worry about the luxury tax this offseason. The Yankees used to use their financial situation to their advantage and now they need to do so once again with this free-agent class.
The Yankees were home while the Red Sox and ex-Yankees were winning a championship
The Yankees haven’t played a game in over three weeks, but the time off hasn’t made it any easier to accept the way the season ended after last season’s October run.
The longest-tenured Yankee is back for 2019 after signing a one-year deal for $7.5 million
I have been torn on whether or not the Yankees should bring Brett Gardner back for a while. I have always been a Gardner fan, despite his streakiness, but it sure looked like he was done for most of the season.
Andrew Rotondi joined me for one last venting session about the 2018 and the disappointing ending to their season.