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Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:30:22 +0000

 



Fan Confidence Poll: January 23rd, 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:30:22 +0000

2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot Top stories from last week: Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees will indeed go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances. Betances filed for $5M and the team countered with $3M. The Yankees haven’t been to an arbitration hearing since […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:00:18 +0000

Your browser does not support iframes.An update on the new writer(s) search: we’ve made our picks! Or at least I have. I’m waiting for everyone else here at RAB to give the thumbs up as well. Once that happens, I’ll get in touch with the folks we’d like to bring aboard and make an announcement […]

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Previewing the Right-Handed Power

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:00:51 +0000

Last year, the Yankees had a power problem from the right side of the plate. Alex Rodriguez did, well, poorly enough that he essentially retired early. As right-handers, Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira had wOBAs of .301 (86 wRC+) and .307 (90 wRC+) respectively with basement-level power: .082 ISO for Headley and .109 for Tex. […]

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Yankees rank second in Keith Law’s farm system rankings

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:00:01 +0000

It’s that time of year again. Prospect ranking season. Individual team prospect lists have been hitting the internet for weeks now, and in the coming days and weeks, all the major scouting publications will release their top 100 lists and farm system rankings. Earlier this week, Keith Law released his annual farm system rankings in […]

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Headley embraces new challenges while his Yankee status is anything but guaranteed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:30 +0000

Chase Headley showed up to Yankee Stadium yesterday with a beard, as if he had been traded away to another team awhile ago. However, he still remains a member of the New York Yankees. He will shave his face clean before showing up to the Spring Training next month. When it’s all said and done, […]

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Cashman confirms the Yankees will go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:30:38 +0000

According to Brendan Kuty, yesterday afternoon Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees and Dellin Betances are indeed heading to an arbitration hearing. Betances filed a $5M salary prior to last week’s deadline and the team countered with $3M. Cashman says the $2M gap is simply too big to bridge, so they’ll let the arbitration panel make […]

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Mailbag: Depth Chart, German, Bird, Farm System, Straily

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:30:12 +0000

Only five more weeks until the first Grapefruit League game. Almost there, folks. Anyway, we’ve got eleven questions in the mailbag this week. RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is where you can send us any questions. Michael asks: Injuries always happen. Seems like there are a few places we’re vulnerable. What’s your opinion of what […]

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Thursday Night Open Thread

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:04 +0000

Alex Rodriguez‘s post-playing career is alive and well. A-Rod is going to host a reality show pilot in which former athletes who run into financial trouble after they retire are paired with mentors who help them get back on track. The working title is “Back in the Game” and Michael Strahan is one of the […]

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Cashman confirms the Yankees looked into signing Edwin Encarnacion

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:57 +0000

Prior to the holidays, the Indians got maybe the bargain of the offseason when they agreed to a three-year contract worth $60M with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. When the offseason started, I thought he would get double the guaranteed money. The market for sluggers collapsed though, and the defending American League champions got themselves […]

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Where does each 2017 Yankee hit the ball the hardest?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:30:44 +0000

Ever since Statcast burst on to the scene last year, exit velocity has become part of the baseball lexicon. It’s everywhere now. On Twitter, in blog posts, even on broadcasts. You name it and exit velocity is there. Ten years ago getting velocity readings of the ball off the bat felt impossible. Now that information […]

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