Thursday, August 30, 2018

Double Duces Heading To Bronx! 

Andrew McCutchen looks to be heading to the Bombers. Joel Sherman reports that with Aaron Judge still not swinging a bat more than a month removed from fracturing his wrist, it appears the Yanks are quickly trying to work out a deal for the San Francisco Giants outfielder ahead of tomorrow’s playoff-eligibility deadline. I applauded this move, and the timing of it as well. Waiting to the 11th hour has made Cutch only about a 2.4 million dollar tax hit, thus being able to still finish under the 197 million dollar luxury tax. It appears Abiatal Avelino, who was pulled from his minor league start earlier in the night, is to be included in the package that will bring Andrew to the Bombers. The longtime Pirate and now Giant boasts a 115 wRC+ on the season. The Yankees as mentioned are close to the luxury tax threshold, so they could probably sweeten the deal with more prospects to lower the salary hit, thus getting the Giants to eat some of that money. Cutch would be such a great fit for this team. Seeing as Shane Robinson has played horribly, with a 27 wRC+ in the majors, Brett Gardner has been slowing down as the season goes on, and Mr. Stanton has played in 82 straight games. The Yankee seem to be not as desperate for reinforcements, being Sanchez, and Didi are on the mend. Red Thunder has also started a minor league rehab assignment. However the trade for McCutchen shows the Yankees still believe the World Series is a legit possibility. Let’s all hope like Justin Verlander last year for the Astros, Andrew is a major piece in the Yankees raising the Trophy come October. 

Let’s G⚾️ Yankees! 

James C. Palma JamesCPalma@Yahoo.Com                             Twitter: @JamesCPalma

Game Thread: New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers 8/30

And just like that it is game time here in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. Tonight will start the beginning of a four-game set between these two clubs that will stretch into the weekend here inside Yankee Stadium. In the opener of the series the Yankees will send JA Happ to the mound to face off with Francisco Liriano of the Tigers. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network. 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 on WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

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, it’s August 30th… it’s Gleyber Day, and go Yankees!!

Predicting the Yankees 2018 September Call Ups

Tomorrow marks the end of August and the August 31st trade deadline, but it also marks the beginning of the month of September and the subsequent September call ups that we will see around Major League Baseball. Who will the Yankees call up on September 1st and throughout the month of September? Let’s take a stab at predicting it.

Justus Sheffield will be in the Yankees bullpen in September. All signs point to it and Aaron Boone himself said it would happen, so you can count on it. Sheffield has posted a 2.55 ERA across Double-A and Triple-A this season in 112.2 innings pitched and he needs a 40-man roster spot anyway to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft after the 2018 season, may as well take the plunge now. Bye, AJ Cole.

The entire 40-man roster is eligible to be called up too which, assuming health, includes:

Tyler Wade, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Loaisiga, Luis Cessa, Ryan Bollinger, Domingo German, Chance Adams, Albert Abreu, and Thairo Estrada.

Remember that Gary Sanchez will likely be back in September as well as Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and Aroldis Chapman. Fingers crossed.

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers 8/30

The New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers will begin a four-game set that stretches into the weekend tonight in the Bronx. In the opener of the series the Yankees will send JA Happ to the mound to face off with Francisco Liriano for the Tigers. Detroit is sending a lefty out that has struggled with the home run ball lately out to Yankee Stadium to face off with the Yankees… yeah… let’s definitely get to it here in the Bronx.

Happ has won each of his first five starts for the New York Yankees and will look for a sixth straight win tonight in the Bronx. Along the way Happ has posted a 2.37 ERA including a solid start against the Baltimore Orioles last time out where he gave up two runs in six innings of work with nine strikeouts.

Liriano will head into the start tonight on a couple days of extra rest tonight inside Yankee Stadium. Liriano may benefit from the rest after a horrible August that saw the lefty go 0-4 with a 6.88 ERA in four starts, including giving up five home runs in 17 innings worth of work.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network. 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 on WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

Enjoy the game, tomorrow is the trade deadline, and go Yankees!!

Hello… Bad Teams vs. Playoff Teams

Good morning Yankees family and welcome back to the blog. Listen, I am just as frustrated as the next guy, and I totally understand your issues… but some fans need to chill the hell out. No, I didn’t like the Yankees getting beat by the White Sox on Monday night, and no I didn’t like having to walk off against them on Tuesday night. This team should dominate Chicago much like they did Baltimore over the weekend, but at the same time who is really surprised? And why are you concerned?

The Yankees have a great record against current and potential playoff teams in the American League this season, and those are the teams they will be facing in the postseason. Not the bad teams that they are frustratingly struggling against night in and night out… so chill, and enjoy the rest of the season, because before long it will all be gone, and nothing but empty news days and hot stove rumors will be in its place.

Yankees record against current and potential AL playoff teams in 2018: 20-13
Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, and Oakland Athletics.

And to my Kari Ann, I love you with all my heart. I always have, and I always will. There is no Dan without Kari. I love you.

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/30: A Rod Hits 40 Home Runs

The New York Yankees are also well known as the Bronx Bombers but in their long storied history they have only had two right handed batters that have ever hit 40 home runs in a single season, Joe DiMaggio and Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez joined DiMaggio, who hit 46 home runs in 1937, on this day in 2005.

Also on this day in 1961 a computer named Casey was used to predict the chances that Yankees outfielder Roger Maris would surpass Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60 within 154 games. The IBM 1481 predicted that Maris had a 55% chance of hitting 61 home runs in 154 games to establish the new mark for home runs but ultimately Maris hit his 61st home run in the Yankees 161st game of the season.

Finally on this day in 1939 the Yankees Atley Donald throws a recorded 94.7 MPH pitch to establish a new record for the fastest fastball in Major League Baseball history. Donald would also win 12 straight games that year to set an AL record for most consecutive victories by a rookie starting pitcher.