Thoughts six days before the 2017 trade deadline

The Yankees are finally back home after the All-Star break and that long road trip. Tonight they’ll open a nine-game homestand with the first of two against the Reds. Four of those nine games are against the Rays. That’s a pretty darn big series by late-July standards. The Yankees and Rays are neck-and-neck in the standings. Anyway, I have some thoughts, so let’s get to ...
Via River Avenue Blues
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Yankees will reportedly explore trade options for Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury is currently one of the most overpaid players in baseball, and the New York Yankees are hoping they can convince some other team to pay at least part of his remaining salary.Ellsbury, who is set to make $21 million in each of the next three seasons before he can be bought out for $5 million in 2021, is hitting just .249 this year. He’s lost his starting spot in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Yankees' Matt Holliday to Clint Frazier: Dump deadbeats from your circle

Surging Yankees rookie Clint Frazier explains how veteran Matt Holliday helped him navigate his newfound stardom Clint Frazier has been used to a certain degree of fame. He's been a high school star, a top-five draft pick, a top prospect and the slugger whose prodigious bat speed convinced the Yankees to trade away elite closer Andrew Miller...
Via NJ.com
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7 mid-tier Yankees prospects who could get traded

The New York Yankees are thought to be scouring the trade market, particularly for upgrades at first base and in the starting rotation. With general manger Brian Cashman apparently hesitant to deal his top prospects, here's a list of others more likley to go
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

How Yankees already showed Aroldis Chapman’s job isn’t safe

It’s hard to believe Jacoby Ellsbury will remain a $153 million hood ornament for the remainder of the season with Joe Girardi’s decision to stay with neophyte Clint Frazier as long as he hits, but it leads to this question: Could the manager shuffle assignments in the bullpen and move Aroldis Chapman out of the...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Yankees know Clint Frazier show can’t last but they’re loving it now

General manager Brian Cashman made it clear last week that despite Clint Frazier’s hot start to his career, the outfielder’s time in the majors is almost certain to be brief this time around. Cashman said he would “send Frazier out” when Aaron Hicks returns to the Yankees’ lineup from a strained right oblique that has...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Torres among 6 Yankees on Top 100 list

MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
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11 hours ago

DotF: Sensley crushes two homers in Pulaski’s loss

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the standings, so let’s do that today. The minor league regular season ends in roughly six weeks, so the affiliates are entering crunch time in the various postseason races. Here are the day’s notes: LHP Justus Sheffield (oblique) has resumed some exercises but is still not throwing, reports Sean Miller. There’s a chance Sheffield will...
Via River Avenue Blues
11 hours ago

Matt Holliday is a mess, and he knows it

Don’t include the slumping Matt Holliday among the people who believe striking out is part of doing business at the plate. For the first time in a productive big league career, the Yankees’ DH has whiffed more than he has hit entering Tuesday night’s game against the Reds at Yankee Stadium, and it gnaws at...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Reporters spar over report linking Stanton to Yankees

With a new ownership group set to take over the Miami Marlins, there have been rumblings that Giancarlo Stanton and his 13-year, $325 million contract could be traded to usher in a new era. The New York Yankees are one of the teams that have been mentioned as potentially being interested — depending on who you ask, of course.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Saturday that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Yankees Win First Series In Over A Month

Before the game even started the naysayers were speaking their minds. Fansided, a terrific group of sports sites, was in the lead, tweeting this link to a piece that had been posted on their Yanks Go Yard blog hours before first pitch:Really, it would not have been 11 straight, since there were some splits along the way, right?Anyway, the Yankees finally won their first series...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago

C. Frazier focused only on helping Yanks now

The Yankees have a crowded outfield, and for the time being, New York manager Joe Girardi is leaning on rookie Clint Frazier in left field over veteran Jacoby Ellsbury.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Didi Gregorius on hitting two home runs

Despite hitting two home runs today, Didi Gregorius says the most important thing is that the New York Yankees​ won the game.
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Yankees going after Giancarlo Stanton & stud pitching ace

Just when the New York Yankees started showing the rest of the Major Leagues that they are serious about building their team through the use of their farm system and developing players, a blockbuster trade inquiry hits the blogosphere. But this isn’t just any “blockbuster” trade, this deal would involve arguably baseball’s best player, Giancarlo Stanton. However, the Yanks...
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Watch Aaron Judge crush a home run so hard he broke Statcast

Aaron Judge continues to set personal milestones and shatter previous records for MLB rookies this season. Judge crushed a ball so hard on Friday night that it landed near the top of the Safeco Field stands, and even Statcast couldn’t follow it. It was the Yankees slugger’s 31st home run of the year, putting him atop the league leaderboard for dingers. He was previously tied...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: CC Sabathia on his birthday win

Birthday boy CC Sabathia discusses the great defense behind him and the bullpen helping the team to victory in Friday's 5-1 Yankees win in Seattle.
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WATCH: Luis Severino on beating King Felix

Luis Severino discusses elevating his game when going against other aces, and his dominance in the Yankees' win over Felix Hernandez and Seattle.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/21: Stay cool this weekend sports fans

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we completely erase our phone's history – just in case. (We're having a torrid affair with our local sandwich shop. Order the Larry Mantle. Don't tell our main dish, salads, about it.) Happy birthday today to Kellen...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Are the New York Yankeess in play for Oakland's Sonny Gray?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, Sal Licata and Anthony McCarron join Doug Williams to discuss the rumor that the New York Yankees might trade for pitcher Sonny Gray.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge plays catch with young Mariners fan at Safeco

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge made the day of a young baseball fan by having a catch with him during Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.The Yankees superstar slugger was warming up ahead of the bottom of the ninth when he spotted the young Mariners fan sporting a glove in the right field seats.“I had some extra time and I saw a kid with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly interested in Sonny Gray

The New York Yankees are reportedly in the hunt for Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have been given a price tag for Gray, one of the most sought-after starters on the trade market. It seems more likely than not that Gray will ultimately be traded. Another American League team sounds like it might be the frontrunner, but the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Study shows Yankees are MLB's most polarizing team

Generally speaking, people care about the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers have long been the MLB team that everyone either loves or hates. And according to a new study, that has not changed.A study from Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight showed that, despite a period of relative irrelevance (for their standards, anyway) since winning the World Series in 2009, more people identify...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things to know about the newest Yankees

The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Todd Frazier, RP Tommy Kahnle (pronounced Cain-lee) and RP David Robertson for RP Tyler Clippard and prospects Blake Rutherford, Tito Polo and Ian Clarkin. Here’s what you need to know about the newest Yankees, who ironically enough, all have prior connections to the Bronx Bombers. Todd Frazier In Todd Frazier, the Yankees are getting...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JRSportBrief: The New York Yankees are loading up!

In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to a big trade for the New York Yankees with the Chicago White Sox, which landed them David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle, and Todd Frazier.
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Photo of young Todd Frazier with Yankees legend surfaces

Todd Frazier was traded to the Yankees on Tuesday night, and the Toms River (N.J.) product probably couldn’t be happier.It’s one thing to be a native of the Tri-State area, so we know that Frazier followed the team while growing up. But it’s even more than that for Frazier, who was seen on the field with Derek Jeter a number of years ago.This photo speaks volumes about what...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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