Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Game Thread: New York Yankees @ Washington Nationals 5/16

Tonight's game has been suspended as well as the continuation of last night's game that was suspended in the 6th with the score 3-3. These games will both be made up on June 18th.

And just like that it is game time once again here in the Nation’s Capital as the New York Yankees made the trip to Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals. In the finale of this quick two-game set the Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound to face off with Max Scherzer for the Nats. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and can be seen on the YES Network locally and ESPN nationally. You can also follow along with the game on MLB TV, with the MLB At-Bat App and by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast with the legendary duo of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Follow us on Twitter, @GreedyStripes, and “Like” us on Facebook, The Greedy Pinstripes, to keep up with us and the team all season long. Enjoy the game, Bryce Harper would look awfully good in pinstripes, and go Yankees!!

ARTICLE REVISIT: Meet a Prospect - Clint Frazier

Clint Frazier is up with the Yankees at least for a few more days, if not forever, so let's take a look at the scouting report and Meet a Prospect post we had for him here on the blog back in 2016. Enjoy.

The New York Yankees are going through top prospects in their system like most people go through underwear, they have a new one every day or every other day it seems. I joke about people changing their underwear every other day, at least I hope that I am, but not about the Yankees top prospects in their system. For the entire season it was Jorge Mateo who occupied the top spot until Aroldis Chapman was sent to the Chicago Cubs and Gleyber Torres was brought in to dethrone the Yankees shortstop. Now like many transitions and power struggles there is a new king already after the Andrew Miller trade and his name is Clint Frazier. Don’t let the red hair fool you, Frazier is the real deal. Let’s meet him. This is Meet a Prospect: The Clint Frazier Edition.

Clint Frazier was born on September 6, 1994 in the Atlanta, Georgia area where he attended high school at Loganville High School in Loganville, George. Frazier was a top prospect entering the 2013 MLB First Year Players Draft and caught the attention of the Cleveland Indians who took the outfielder with the fifth pick overall that season. Frazier had committed to the University of Georgia but the Indians offer was too good to pass up thus beginning his professional career.

Frazier is a former third baseman and pitcher which shows you that he has a strong throwing arm but it is center field where he is making his mark at these days and he played at that position for most of his Cleveland Indians tenure. While in the Indians system Frazier cemented himself as a powerful prospect that has 30 home run potential in his future while stealing an absolute ton of bases as a

potential five-tool player. Frazier is an aggressive hitter but he has worked on that in recent years and has seen his strikeout numbers go down while his contact and walk numbers go up which is always encouraging for a prospect. It shows maturity at the plate which Frazier definitely has.

ETA for Frazier to the Major Leagues: 2017

Frazier was seen most recently in the 2016 XM All-Star Futures Game where he went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a stolen base for Team USA while also earning a promotion to Triple-A with the Columbus Clippers. Now Frazier is in Scranton/Wilkes Barre with the RailRiders with the Yankees organization and I think I speak for Yankees fans everywhere when I say we sure are happy to have you. Many of us, myself included, did not want to see Andrew Miller traded but it’s hard to argue against the absolute haul that Brian Cashman got for his lefty closer. So Clint, welcome to the organization .

Quick Hit: A-Rod Hosting/Producing His Own Show

Alex Rodriguez has begun a tour since retiring from the New York Yankees and it has been aptly named “I’m not that bad after all.” In all seriousness there is no tour, but that doesn’t mean that the former Yankees third baseman has not made it a point to repair his image with the media and the sport of Major League Baseball since retiring. Alex has covered the sport for both Fox Sports and for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball in recent years and with his latest endeavor he will host and produce an ESPN mini-series called “Pivot.”

Pivot will feature one-on-one interviews with current and former big-name athletes each episode and the interviews will be conducted in “an environment relevant to each athlete’s personal story” per an ESPN news release. This will be a four-part series. The interviewees and the schedule for the shows release have not been announced at the time of this writing.

The concept sounds interesting enough and, truth be told, since it has Alex Rodriguez I will watch it regardless. Stay tuned.

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Washington Nationals 5/16

Good morning everyone and welcome back to the Nation’s Capital as the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park play host to the New York Yankees. In the finale of this quick two-game series the Yankees will send CC Sabathia and his bad knees to the mound and to the batter’s box to square off with Max Scherzer of the Nationals. Please strike out, CC. Please. Every time. Let’s get to it here in Washington D.C.

Sabathia has made five starts since coming off the disabled list back in April and has posted a 2-0 record with a 1.65 ERA giving the Yankees exactly what they needed along the way. Sabathia has made three starts against the Nationals throughout his career and has posted a 2-1 record with a 2.25 ERA.

Scherzer will get his first start tonight against the Yankees since joining the Washington Nationals back in 2015. Scherzer has been a strikeout machine here in 2018 and is on pace to lead the National League in strikeouts for the third straight season.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and can be seen on the YES Network locally and ESPN nationally. You can also follow along with the game on MLB TV, with the MLB At-Bat App and by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast with the legendary duo of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Enjoy the game, beat up on the Natinals (not a typo), and go Yankees!!

Hello… & Let the Hypocrisy Begin

Good morning everyone, Happy Wednesday and Hump Day to you all. The United States Supreme Court just put Major League Baseball between a rock and a hard place this week with the decision to legalize sports gambling nationwide. Everyone knows where I stand on the big issues surround the game, namely the steroid era, whether players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be in the Hall of Fame, and Pete Rose’s banishment from the game completely.

How in the world can you keep Pete Rose banned, the leader in hits for Major League Baseball, for betting on the sport after you legalize it in the country. I get it, that it wasn’t legal back then. I also get it that he lied about it and blah, blah blah. We all know the story. How can you keep Rose out of the game and especially out of the Hall for doing what presumably so many others can do now?

Sure, it is probably still against MLB’s rules for players to bet themselves, like Rose did, but there are loopholes and ways around everything. Especially this. Maybe Player X won’t bet himself, but maybe his brother will for him. Or his mother. Or maybe Player X is dumb enough to do it himself, players are still doing steroids for peeps sake. Where do you draw the line? And when does it become hypocrisy?

I guess that is for a room of lawyers, representatives, and people much smarter than I to decide.

Speaking of people much smarter than I, my Kari Ann Burch. I love you my amazing girlfriend, and I would bet the house that we will make it together, forever. I love you. Hey you.

The Time To Get Greedy....

IS NOW .......

    Waiting to the trade deadline is not a option for this Yankee Fan! That’s not to say when the trade deadline comes we stand pat. However right now all the W’s we can get are much needed the Red Sox are not going anywhere. Well enough with the small talk, what I am talking about is the man the Yankees called up Yesterday Clint Frazier it’s time to let him play!!! He can play any of the 3 Of spots. Yes yes i know playing Clint means someone has to go. Aaron Hicks or Brett Gardner. Who you ask ? Let’s look at two simple points.  

   Gardner is home grown has proven he can handle New York.   

   Hicks on the other hand has proven he is nothing more then a talented FLAKE. Good some days, bad most others. Great defender can’t hit on a everyday basis. Most likely should be a 4th outfielder.  

    My opinion Hicks needs to be traded now. He is out of options so can’t be sent down and won’t clear waivers, so trade him now even if his stock is down. Maybe a 5th Starter? A LHP for the pen? Anyways trust me the value Frazier adds will be well worth it! Once Greg Bird comes back with him and Frazier the Yankees will be better off and near unbeatable.  

End Rant! 

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Good Night Fans!!  

This Day in New York Yankees History 5/16: Yankees Come Back from 9-0 to Win

On this day in 2006 the New York Yankees overcame a nine run deficit for the fourth time in their history defeating the Rangers 14-13. The Yankees were down 9-0 after an inning and a half before Jorge Posada hit a two out, two run walk off home run to win the game.

Also on this day in 1932 Lefty Gomez throws a five hit shutout giving the Yankees their fourth consecutive shutout. Gomez joins Johnny Allen, George Pipgras, and Red Ruffing in the streak. The Yankees would beat Cleveland 8-0 on this night.