On the Rotating State of the Yankees Leadoff Spot

When the Yankees entered Spring Training, one of the biggest questions I had was who would be the leadoff hitter? The team seemingly had two players who are designed to be perfect leadoff men . . . Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brett Gardner. When opening day came around, Joe Girardi had made his choice: Ellsbury. And since that time, Ellsbury has put up idyllic numbers for a leadoff...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Experience Extreme Turbulence on the Way to Toronto

The fact that the New York Yankees had a strong offensive first inning in Toronto is really impressive. Not just because they scored two runs and nearly hit through the order, but because they basically had no night off. Traveling without a day off is hard enough for most teams, especially when the distances are as far apart as Houston and Toronto. It was bound to be a short...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Gardner's Difficult Offseason

Brett Gardner may have had a happy ending to his offseason, but that didn’t stop the story from being tough. Long before the Yankees announced that a four-year extension worth $52 million had been signed, Gardner had to deal with rumors that the Yankees were shopping him, followed by rumors that a Brett Gardner for Brandon Phillips trade was being discussed. And then, of course...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Late Response (To Gardner) & An Early Run (Regarding Collisions)

There was no time to post about Brett Gardner's contract extension until now, right after the new rule about home plate collisions was announced. A few words about both:First, Gardner's extension.  I agree with most people who say $13 million per year is too much money for a player whose best skills are getting on base and catching the ball.  Notice that I didn't include...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Brett Gardner’s new deal is exception to the rule

It is a safe bet that this past weekend was one, if not the best in New York Yankees Brett Gardner baseball life. The Yankees handed the speedy outfielder a 4-year, $52 million with a 5th year club option $12.5M or $2M buyout. The deal does not have a no-trade clause so that door is […]The post Yankees: Brett Gardner’s new deal is exception to the rule appeared first on Lady Loves Pinstripes.
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Implications of Brett Gardner's Extension

It seems that most people are having positive reactions to the New York Yankees four-year extension with outfielder Brett Gardner. I’m right there with them; I think it was a swell move. But what does it mean? A whole lot more than just four-years and $52 million. Here are the biggest implications of the newest deal: A set outfield With Gradner’s extension, the...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees and Brett Gardner agree on a 4-year extension

All during this offseason, Brett Gardner‘s name was thrown around in various trade rumors. The Yankees needed pitching, and with the signing of Jacoby Ellsbury, many viewed the speedy outfielder as expendable. Now, Gardner can make himself comfortable in pinstripes for the next few years. YES Network’s Jack Curry is reporting that Gardner and the Yankees are “on the verge...
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February 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

Could Brett Gardner Be Wearing The Orange And Black Next Season?

With the recent acquisitions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to the New York Yankees outfield, and with in-house players Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki not going anywhere, the Yankees are reportedly exploring trade possibilities involving current left fielder, Brett Gardner, in an effort to improve other areas of their team – mainly starting pitching.  The 30-year old...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brett Gardner drawing significant trade interest

According to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, the New York Yankees are receiving significant interest in Brett Gardner. While the club is not actively shopping Gardner, they are willing to listen to offers. With yesterday’s signing of Carlos Beltran, and the signing earlier this week of Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees have a crowded outfield situation. Trade deadline pickup Alfonso...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: More good news

Brett Gardner makes a outstretched catch during a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on April 24, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ohhhh yes, the New York Yankees are back in first place all by their lonesome after beating the Rays 5-3, which is great news but there is more. Rumor has it, via the NY Post, that speedster Brett Gardner has run the bases and practiced...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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