Jonathan Loaisiga: The Most Improved Yankee

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After Sunday’s win over the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees are back at .500 for the first time since Monday, April 12, when they were 5-5. In sweeping Detroit at home and going 9-4 in their last 13 games, New York is playing its best baseball of the season right now. Despite the team […] READ MORE


Gerrit Cole is Living up to the Hype in 2021

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After a 2019 season, in which Gerrit Cole struck out 326 batters in 212 1/3 innings while posting a 2.50 ERA, it was realistic to think that could not be replicated. After all, albeit still great, Cole’s 2020 season did not come close to his 2019 performance. In 12 starts, he posted a 2.84 ERA […] READ MORE


Dissecting the New York Yankees’ Offense

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The New York Yankees are a very talented ball club. It is important to get that note out of the way before going into their issues. Coming into Sunday, New York’s record is at 5-9. That is their worst start to a season since 2016, which is the last time they missed the playoffs. Entering […] READ MORE


The Evolution of Aroldis Chapman

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New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman, aka The Cuban Missile, is one of the more impactful pitchers in history. Debuting in 2010, Chapman was throwing harder than anyone has ever thrown. He pitched in 15 games in 2010, totaling 13 1/3 innings. His four-seam fastball averaged an otherwordly 100.3 mph. From 2014 through 2017, his […] READ MORE


Previewing 2021 AL Cy Young Contenders

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As one writer previewed last week in the NL, it is time to look at the possible AL Cy Young contenders. Unlike the National League, there is no clear-cut favorite. Gerrit Cole is arguably the best pitcher in the AL, yet Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito are also seen as frontrunners for the award. All […] READ MORE


Previewing 2021 NL Cy Young Contenders

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Awards season is about eight months away but it is never too early to think about a possible NL Cy Young race. New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom won the award in 2018 and 2019, and finished third in 2020. Considering his recent performance and his Spring Training form, deGrom again is the favorite to […] READ MORE


Five Dark Horse MVP Candidates in the NL East

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On paper, the National League East is the deepest division in baseball. The division boasts four teams that can plausibly contend for the playoffs. Those teams are the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Even the Miami Marlins have an outside shot to be a solid team this season because […] READ MORE


Looking at Five Dark Horse AL MVP Candidates in the AL East

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The American League East is stacked with talented players and teams, and some are more well known than others. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox receive much of the attention. The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays have performed better in recent years, but appear to be heading in two different directions. […] READ MORE


Yankees Spring Starting Pitching Update

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The New York Yankees starting pitching staff was the focus point of this spring training. The starting rotation in particular has been a focal point for many around the sport. We are three weeks into spring training, and the pitching has held up thus far. From Gerrit Cole all the way to Jhoulys Chacin, the […] READ MORE


Nick Nelson Is Important To the Yankees Bullpen

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Nick Nelson is not a name that casual baseball fans know. In fact, it is not a name that most casual Yankees fans know. However, it is time for Yankees fans to get familiar with him. In what was a somewhat surprising call-up, Nelson made his debut in 2020. Nelson is a 25-year old right-handed […] READ MORE