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Yankees Carlos Beltran vs. Aaron Hicks: Who's a better right field option?

Beltran had 19 homers in 2015
Via NJ.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buxton hopes to rebound after slow rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS -- The ponds and lakes near Baxley, Georgia, don't freeze. Rarely does Byron Buxton's hometown get cold or snow.So a recent stop in northwest Minnesota on the annual winter caravan with the Twins resulted in the young center fielder's first time (and likely the last) walking on frozen water."I won't do it again. I was on and a little crack went by my foot," Buxton said...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Buxton aims to warm up from rough rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The ponds and lakes near Baxley, Georgia, don't freeze. Rarely does Byron Buxton's hometown get cold or snow. So a recent stop in northwest Minnesota on the annual winter caravan with the Twins resulted in the young center fielder's first time (and likely the last) walking on frozen water. ''I won't do it again. I was on and a little crack went by my foot,'' Buxton...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays lacklustre offseason is hard to swallow, but doesn’t knock them out of contention

Once again, it’s been a busy offseason in the AL East. Well, Most of the AL East, that is. The Boston Red Sox signed top free agent pitcher David Price to a stunning mega deal worth $217 million over seven years, and traded four good prospects for closer Craig Kimbrel. The New York Yankees filled holes, added two promising young bats, Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks, via trade...
Via The Outside Corner
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Yankees should consider Patrick Corbin

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has been very active in trade talks, but only made one trade as the Winter Meetings approach. The team acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Cashman has reiterated that the team is most likely to make changes via trade rather than through free agency. Starting […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankiverse Fantasy Island: We're somehow going to trade our way to the World Series?

Lately, having nothing else to blog, Yankee blogs are blogging possible trades that will save the team. In some cases, they are clearly tripping. In these Syd Thrift ibogaine deliriums, they somehow imagine Jacoby Ellsbury moving to Milwaukee, or Theo Epstein coveting Ivan Nova. We are super geniuses, and they are the cloned spawns of Isaiah Thomas and Rich Kotitte. We always get...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 Los Angeles Angels Primer Part VIII: Left Field

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Author’s Note: Aaron Hicks, who was noted as a possible Minor League target as an outfield acquisition, was traded to the New York Yankees likely making him unavailable now. Rewind about a year ago to my Offseason Primer and we discussed Hamilton’s serious decline and even trading him due to poor production (Arte did...
Via Angelswin
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Brett Gardner for Starlin Castro?

After acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins for catcher John Ryan Murphy a week and a half ago, the trade rumors grew louder for New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner. Many potential deals have come up, and amongst the potential offers is Gardner heading to the Chicago Cubs for second baseman Starlin Castro. While this deal is far from imminent, this deal...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Ramifications of the Aaron Hicks trade

Last Wednesday, the New York Yankees made their first major move of the offseason, acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy. This marks the third straight season that the Yankees have traded a backup catcher in the offseason, as Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli were both traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 and 2014, respectively. So what role...
Via isportsweb.com
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Best of FanGraphs: November 9-13, 2015

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAYWhy This Free Agent Class May Hit the Jackpot, by Dave Cameron...
Via Fangraphs
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

For Hicks, criticism by Twins in 2014 was wakeup call

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Aaron Hicks was hitting .161 for the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 months into the 2015 season when manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony took the unusual step of criticizing him publicly. ''To hit .160, .170, those don't last in the big leagues,'' Gardenhire told reporters. ''He needs to start studying the game a little more.'' Antony...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: The Hotstove Has Been Lit

Going into the 2015 offseason, it was all but guaranteed that the Yankees would trade either John Ryan Murphy or Gary Sanchez. Along with Brian McCann and Austin Romine, the team had a surplus of catchers, and plenty of needs elsewhere. An explosive Arizona Fall League performance by Sanchez may have put him ahead of Murphy in the eyes of the Yankees organization, making Murphy the...
Via BP Bronx
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hicks thanks Twins organization after trade to Yankees

Earlier this week, the Minnesota Twins obtained catcher John Ryan Murphy from the New York Yankees in exchange for dynamic outfielder Aaron Hicks. The trade was made in part to free up some space for talented young prospects such as Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario.After the deal went down, Hicks went to Twitter to issue a 'thank-you' to the Twins, the team that drafted him in the...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Breakdown: Aaron Hicks To The Yankees

The John Ryan Murphy for Aaron Hicks trade looks great for all involved. The Twins needed catching depth and the Yankees needed, at the very least, a fourth outfielder. As fourth outfielders go, Hicks is an improvement over Chris Young. He is younger, 26 years old to Young's 32.  He is a switch hitter, where Young only bats right-handed.  (Hicks batted .307 vs lefties this past...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanks Dropkick Murphy For Hicks

Yesterday, the Twins traded Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for serial-killer-in-name-only, John Ryan Murphy.  Here's what I said earlier this year, "When Hicks first came up, people thought he was going to be better than that Pollock fella.  No, not a stereotypical dumb person, but as in A.J. Pollock.  In Double-A, Hicks had 12 homers, 32 steals and a .285 average.  Then strikeouts...
Via Razzball
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Keys to Understanding Aaron Hicks

You’re forgiven if you don’t much care about Wednesday’s swap of Aaron Hicks for JR Murphy. Maybe you’re not a fan of the Twins or the Yankees. Maybe you’re not a fan of baseball at all, and you somehow wound up here by accident. Or maybe you are a fan of the Twins or the Yankees, but you recognize this as a trade featuring two players with less than 2 combined WAR over...
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

After today's trade, Yankees could have two corner outfielders named Aaron next year

The Yankee plan is taking shape: Acquire former super-prospects, and give them new incarnations.They made two moves today.1. They freed Jose Pirela - a guy they never coveted, because all he ever did was hit at every level of the minors - for a 20-year-old RH bullpen lug nut whose name I don't remember, but it will surely be filed with the Rumbelows and Goodys of the Scrantonian...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins and Yankees swap Aaron Hicks and John Ryan Murphy

The New York Yankees made their second trade of the day dealing backup catcher John Ryan Murphy to Minnesota in exchange for flashy center fielder Aaron Hicks. After establishing himself as a speedster with a great glove, Hicks finally started to show some promise at the plate last year, slashing .256/.323/.398 with 11 home runs […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks, A Potential Bargain

While it’s not going down as any kind of blockbuster, the Twins and Yankees struck a deal today, with Minnesota sending outfielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher JR Murphy. Hicks, a former highly though of prospect, finally showed some signs of life in 2015, putting up +1.5 WAR in 97 games after getting called back up from Triple-A. The improvement primarily came from...
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dealing from depth: Yankees get OF Hicks from Twins in exchange for C Murphy

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy.Hicks, 26, was the Twins' first-round draft pick in 2008. In 97 games with Minnesota this past season, he hit .256/.323/.393 with 11 homers, 13 stolen bases and 33 RBI.Murphy, 24, was a second-round pick by the Yankees in 2009. In 67 games with New York in 2015...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins, Yankees swap Aaron Hicks, John Ryan Murphy

So, about that backlog in Minnesota. Looks like it’s been taken care of, for now at least. The Twins have traded center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. The 26 year old Hicks had a breakout year in 2015 after struggling in both 2013 and 2014. In 97 games, Hicks hit 11 homers and stole 13 bases to go along with a .256/.323/.398 line. However, with...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins, Yankees swap Aaron Hicks, John Ryan Murphy

So, about that backlog in Minnesota…looks like it’s been taken care of, for now at least. The Twins have traded center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. OFFICIAL: #MNTwins acquire C John Ryan Murphy (@JRMurphy513) from #Yankees for OF Aaron Hicks. pic.twitter.com/6I7M9GsQbJ — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 11, 2015 The 26-year old Hicks...
Via Bloguin Best
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins deal Hicks to Yankees for catcher Murphy

The Minnesota Twins cleared some room in a congested outfield by trading Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees on Wednesday for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Hicks, the Twins' first-round pick in 2008, played in 252 games for Minnesota from 2013-15. He finally seemed to put things together last season, hitting 11 home runs and stealing 13 bases in 97 games while batting .256. But the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins In Exchange For John Ryan Murphy

The New York Yankees on Thursday made one of the first moves of the baseball offseason. The Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy, the two teams announced Thursday afternoon. Hicks could be a nice pickup for the Yankees, as he figures to be the club’s replacement for free agent Chris Young. Hicks is young...
Via NESN.com
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Outfielders Who Threw 100

“A pitcher, you throw 100 miles per hour, you are the ****.” That’s Omar Vizquel, former longtime Cleveland Indians shortstop and current Detroit Tigers first base, fielding and baserunning coach, from a Maxim.com article by Hunter Atkins last month. Vizquel’s not wrong. We love guys who can throw 100. It’s not much different than throwing 99 — no more different than...
Via Fangraphs
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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