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Last Build Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:59:46 +0000

 



Yankees non-tender Jacob Lindgren, who will probably be back at some point soon

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:58:02 +0000

Prior to tonight’s deadline, the Yankees non-tendered left-hander Jacob Lindgren, the team announced. He’s now a free agent. All other pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players received contract offers. The Yankees now have one open spot on the 40-man roster. Lindgren will miss the entire 2017 season following Tommy John surgery, and his non-tender is not entirely […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:53 +0000

Your browser does not support iframes.Your browser does not support iframes.TGIF, for real. I’m looking forward to the Winter Meetings next week, but I’m mostly just happy this week is over. This was a long one for me. Anyway, as you wait for all hot stove hell to break loose next week, here are a […]

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The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is kinda good, but mostly bad for the Yankees

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:00:22 +0000

Earlier this week, MLB and the MLBPA worked out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will cover the 2017-21 seasons. The owners will reportedly vote on the new agreement on December 13th, which is merely a formality. Once they give the thumbs up, the new CBA will be ratified and everything will be good to […]

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RAB Live Chat

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:30:46 +0000

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Attendance, the Shift, and Other Random Stats [2016 Season Review]

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:04 +0000

At long last, our 2016 Season Review series comes to an end today. Every year I wrap the season review up with a post on some random stuff I found interesting or caught my eye or whatever. Just stuff that’s worth touching on but isn’t worth a full post, you know? Some quirky stats and […]

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Friday chat reminder

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:45:36 +0000

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been hammered out and the Winter Meetings begin next week. Seems like a good day for a chat, no? See you all at 2:30pm ET.

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Mailbag: Carter, Granderson, Pineda, Arenado, Doolittle

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:21 +0000

The mailbag returns from the Thanksgiving break with eleven questions. I hadn’t checked the inbox in so long that there was a question asking whether the Nationals could have interest in Brian McCann. True story. RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is the place to send us questions. Many asked: What about Chris Carter? The Brewers […]

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Thursday Night Open Thread

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:21 +0000

Now that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, teams around the league are finally going to get serious about their offseason. There’s no more mystery. Among those teams are the Yankees, who seem poised to do something at the Winter Meetings next week. What exactly? I’m not sure. We’ll find out soon enough. […]

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CBA Details: Disabled List, All-Star Game, Luxury Tax, Free Agent Compensation, More

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:30:14 +0000

Last night MLB and the MLBPA agreed to a brand new Collective Bargaining Agreement, meaning teams can finally move forward with their offseason plans. More and more details about the CBA are starting to trickle in, so let’s round ’em all up and analyze. This all comes via Ronald Blum, Ken Rosenthal, Stephen Hawkins, Jon […]

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The Suddenly Stellar Farm System [2016 Season Review]

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:30:47 +0000

What a difference ten months can make. Coming into the 2016 season the Yankees had a solid farm system that ranked in the middle of the pack among the 30 clubs. Keith Law (subs. req’d) ranked the system 13th in baseball during the spring. Baseball Prospectus had them 16th and Baseball America had them 17th. […]

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