Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SNY: Which reliever is best fit for Yankees to pair with Betances?

The New York Yankees have built strong endgame relief crews since the mid-90's -- Mariano Rivera to John Wetteland, Jeff Nelson and Mike Stanton to Rivera, David Robertson to Rivera, Dellin Betances to Robertson, Betances to Andrew Miller and Betances and Miller to Aroldis Chapman. Presently, the Yankees do not boast such a combination.
Fortunately, there will be three elite relievers on the free agent market this offseason from which the Yankees can pursue to pair with Betances. Which is the best fit?

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Friday, October 14, 2016

SNY: Bird, Kaprielian head Yankees' prospects playing important AFL games

The New York Yankees have a large contingent of prospects playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in this season's Arizona Fall League (AFL), a few of whom the organization will be watching intently.

The league is traditionally meant to provide either an extended look at a prospect or as a means to increase reps missed by players during the regular season.

The Yankees sent eight players to Arizona this season, including Greg Bird and James Kaprielian, whose performance and health will be monitored closely with hopes that each can make an impact with the major league club at varying points in 2017. The other six players' production might not mean as much in the scope of next season for the big league club, but the results could sway future player development decisions.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SNY: Gary Sanchez was Yankees most important player in 2016

Photo: Arturo Pardavilla III
The traditional debates at the end of baseball seasons concerning a team's best offensive player, pitcher, rookie and on and on are fun retrospectives. I'd like to go off the beaten path and discuss the Yankees' Most Important Player of the Year - Gary Sanchez.

Sanchez single-handedly made the 2016 season exciting, relevant and potentially saved the organization from reverting to its old ways of conducting business.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

SNY: With push from Cashman, Yankees reshaped farm system in 2016

For years, the New York Yankees preached wanting to change how they operate the franchise, and this season they followed through at each administrative level of the organization.

The Yankees did something they had not done since the early 90's -- trade veterans as part of a sell-off before the non-waiver trade deadline. Yankees GM Brian Cashman convinced ownership that this was the time to fill the farm system with as many top prospects as they could obtain for three talented players, two of whom are set to become free agents at the end of this season.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

SNY: Yankees' staff experiences highs, lows and surprises this season

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.

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