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Yankees' (almost) impossible goals for Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner

Girardi gives sky-high "directive" to speedy pair NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi typically declines to address specific expectations on players. He's gone both ways on the subject: Sometimes they could create unwanted pressure. Other times they act as limitations. Girardi had no problem dropping a whopper regarding center fielder Jacoby...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago

Yankees-Cardinals lineups: Jacoby Ellsbury hitting cleanup

The New York Yankees will face the Cardinals at 1 p.m. Saturday. Here are the lineups.
Via NJ.com
7 days ago

How big of a free agent misstep is Jacoby Ellsbury?

As his fourth year in New York begins, it’s hard to believe that Jacoby Ellsbury is, at best, an afterthought on the Yankees. In 2011, then on the Red Sox, Ellsbury was a near shoo-in for the AL MVP. This, after slugging a career high 32 home runs and hitting .321/376/.522 with 39 stolen bases. That year turned out to be something of an oasis in his Boston career. Most notably...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jacoby Ellsbury’s early production for real?

Eight games into the season, you’re bound to see a few eye-popping stats. Aaron Judge‘s 1.072 OPS comes to mind. Adam Warren‘s six perfect innings or Chase Headley‘s .393 average also fit that description. A little less eye-popping but nonetheless surprising has been the solid start for Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees’ starting center fielder has been beset with criticism...
Via River Avenue Blues
9 days ago

Jacoby Ellsbury has mastered very odd skill at the plate

Players are always in search of little competitive advantages in every sport, and baseball is no different. Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has found one skill in particular that has apparently served him well. Ellsbury has induced catcher’s interference seven times this season, more than the rest of the American League combined. Jacoby Ellsbury has 7 catcher's interference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Premature Reports of Jacoby Ellsbury’s Demise

In the winter of 2013, the Yankees faced a decision on star second baseman Robinson Cano, and after years of getting burned with big contracts for aging players, the team drew the line in the sand when Cano asked for a 10 year deal. After maxing out their offer to Cano at $175 million over seven years, the Yankees let Cano leave for Seattle, but then promptly reallocated most of...
Via Fangraphs
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ellsbury declines to immortalize himself with record chase

Jacoby Ellsbury has a commonality with every other human being on the face of the earth regardless of where they’re from, how old they are, or which way their moral compass points. He is going to die. While we’re on the subject, you are going to die as well, as will I. Last year’s Finnish wife-carrying champion is also liable to bite the dust one of these days. Arguably the...
Via BP Bronx
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury exits with apparent hip injury

Just when there’s a ray of hope for the Yankees, misfortune finds them again. On the same day that CC Sabathia, a pleasant surprise, was placed on the DL, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday’s game against the Red Sox with an apparent hip injury in the top of the first inning and was replaced in the outfield by Dustin Ackley. Ellsbury had stolen second base without a...
Via BP Bronx
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Jacoby Ellsbury running more?

The Yankees have been running like crazy to begin the year, and Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be spearheading this initiative. In fact, the only reason that Ellsbury isn’t tied for the Major League lead in steals is because Jose Altuve swiped two bags on Sunday. There is a narrative out there that Ellsbury has been less and less aggressive on the basepaths in recent seasons, and most...
Via BP Bronx
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Yankees and Florida Gators steal home in span of minutes

When you struggle to score runs, you might as well steal home. Jacoby Ellsbury pulled off one of the more rare plays baseball has to offer; a straight steal of home. Ellsbury was sitting on third base after a balk by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who was having a rough inning already. After being able to take a substantial lead off third base, Ellsbury took off sprinting down...
Via The Comeback
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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