The Yankees acquired the Pirates' right-hander for four prospects
The Yankees added another starting pitcher to their rotation by trading for the Pirates’ Jameson Taillon. The right-hander hasn’t pitched since 2019 after undergoing a second Tommy John surgery, and he joins a Yankees staff that is full of starters who are returning from injuries and who haven’t pitched much, if at all, over the […]
The former face of the Yankees might no longer be one with a bad 2021
This August will be five years since Gary Sanchez hit his first career home on Aug. 10, 2016 in Boston. Five years since he hit 20 home runs in only 229 plate appearances. Five years since his at-bats became must-see TV. Five years since he temporarily became the face of the Yankees. Over the last […]
The luxury-tax threshold leaves the Yankees enough room for one more player
The Yankees’ roster seems like it’s all but complete. I still think a certain bald, left-handed outfielder will be a Yankee in 2021, but aside from his return, what you see right now is what the Opening Day roster will be.
Avoiding the luxury-tax threshold means the roster is about complete
The Yankees are going to try to win in 2021 with nearly the same team from 2020. It’s a wild, ill-advised and irresponsible plan for a team in a supposed championship window, but it’s the Yankees’ plan.
At the price it will cost, Yankees need someone better than Reds' right-hander
The Yankees have added Corey Kluber to their 2021 rotation. Writing that sentence three and four years ago would have meant a whole lot more than it does now. If I had written that sentence three or four years ago, these Yankees would have likely already won a championship. Instead, the organization is going on […]