The White Sox are sending all three of their most heavily rumored trade chips—third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle—to the Yankees in exchange for prospects Blake Rutherford, Ian Clarkin and Tito Polo plus, uh, Tyler Clippard.
Despite posting an 8.14 ERA in 13 games for Atlanta this season before being cut, Bartolo Colon got himself a second chance with the Minnesota Twins. He made his first start for the 10th team in his major-league career Tuesday night against the Yankees.
We’ve said it before, but spectacularly large baseball boy Aaron Judge is much more than just the sum of his dongeroonies. Last night, he proved that fact once again with an incredible throw from right field:
The Yankees and Red Sox split a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, trading shutouts for just the third time in the history of the clubs. They also taught us a valuable lesson about home runs: Sometimes it’s not how hard you hit them, but where. Especially in a weirdo ballpark like Fenway.
You know when you zone out at a stoplight, and then you suddenly sense traffic moving around you, and so you accelerate a little too quickly, but it turns out you don’t have a green light, it’s the turn lane next to you that has a green arrow, and so you have to stomp the brakes like a shithead, but now you’re like…
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To say that Dellin Betances couldn’t find the zone today is to be extremely generous and extenuative about the whole thing, as should be pretty apparent from the strike zone plot below:
Here’s Yankees leadoff hitter Brett Gardner slapping a ball into the gap in left center, with two outs in the top of the ninth, with his team down a run after surrendering a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning:
Dustin Fowler’s debut in the bigs ended as quickly and disastrously as one could imagine as the rookie Yankees outfielder crashed into the wall in foul territory in Chicago and had to be carted off with what appears to be a serious leg injury.
Aaron Judge, the Yankees’ extremely large tater-masher, mashed his 27th tater of the year against the White Sox last night. If you pay close attention to this video of the dinger being donged, you’ll notice Judge staring into the right-field stands as he rounds first base:
You might already be familiar with the most insignificant of Jacoby Ellsbury’s baseball skills—his ability to get on base via catcher interference. He set a single-season record last year by doing it 12 times, meaning that he alone was responsible for nearly a third of the league’s calls. Tonight, he made a little bit…
The New York Times put out a lengthy report today detailing the past 10 years of the “New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund,” a charity the team created after they caught heat for taking public park land to build its new coliseum in the South Bronx.
The Yankees have lost seven straight and have ceded first place in the AL East to the Red Sox, and right now the club seems powerless to change what isn’t working.
The Yankees are very good, and are on track to get even better given the amount of developing young talent currently stocking the major-league roster and farm system. One of these young talents is 20-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres, who will now undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
The Yankees got out to a four-run lead over the Angels in the top of the first inning tonight, and Aaron Hicks wasn’t ready to see it slip away. With the bases loaded for Anaheim in the bottom of the inning, he leaped for a perfectly-timed grab over the wall in center field in order to rob Luis Valbuena of what would…
Aaron Judge hit another home run Monday night. It was his 22nd on the year, a dramatic eighth-inning, two-run shot that ended up being the difference for his team. Right now, in his first full season, he’s on pace to win the AL Triple Crown. If he somehow keeps hitting dingers at his current rate, he could even pass…
That there is exactly where you do not want to leave a pitch against Aaron Judge. That is the portal to baseball hell.
Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy took bizarre exception to Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka being visited by Japanese translator Shingo Horie and pitching coach Larry Rothschild in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game.
Very little has been going right for Masahiro Tanaka over the past month. Since his gem of a complete game shutout against the Red Sox four weeks ago, he’s been giving up more home runs than almost any other starting pitcher in baseball—in his last two starts, he allowed a combined 14 runs on seven dingers and failed…
The New York Yankees have been surprisingly excellent this season, with a 27-17 record and a unique, likable young star in hulking, homer-bashing rookie Aaron Judge. Their rich history and success on the field should make them the hottest ticket in town. And yet, they aren’t.