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What we can actually take away from Yankees’ 0-1 start: Sherman

Annually, you promise not to overreact. But annually, you promise not to pay attention to spring training, and yet there are the games and there are the results and the stats and …. So it is with Opening Day. You know, win or lose, that there are still 161 games...
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The Yankees unveiled a plaque in honor of Anthony Causi, the famed New York Post photographer who died of COVID-19 complications

Last April, renowned New York Post photographer Anthony Causi passed away from complications of COVID-19. He was 48. Causi was famed for photographs across genres, but he was particularly known for his sports work, so it was cool to see the New York Yankees unveil a permanent tribute to him Friday (the day of their 2021 home opener):
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Yankees: Gleyber Torres’ defense on Opening Day is exactly what we didn’t need

Do we want to do this? No! We want to be talking about the 2021 World Series bound New York Yankees and how they’re above and beyond all of the competition out there. That’s why their Opening Day performance was so upsetting. It reinforced every fan’s deepest concerns about this team and kicked off the 2021 season with those vibes. We are NOT here for this.
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Ranking 5 Yankees contract extension candidates after Mets lavish Francisco Lindor

NEW YORK — The Mets made shortstop Francisco Lindor the richest baseball player in the city Wednesday. His $341-million, 10-year contract extension is worth more than both of the Yankees’ highest paid players, designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton ($325 million) and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole ($324 million). While Yankees general manager...
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Aaron Judge has nightmarish Yankees opener

Aaron Judge entered Thursday healthy, after his feeling under the weather on the final day of spring training sent him through precautionary COVID-19 protocols. But the Yankees right fielder finished Opening Day frustrated after coming up empty in two big chances to lift his team to a win in what became a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays.
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Yankees fans allegedly shouting racist chants at Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez

On Opening Day, several Yankees fans allegedly aimed racist chants at Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, who is from the Dominican Republic. An Opening Day pitching matchup between Gerrit Cole and the AL East favorite New York Yankees and Hyun-Jin Ryu and the upstart Toronto Blue Jays briefly took a backseat to some despicable behavior from a number of so-called Yankees fans in the Bronx.
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Yankees 2021 Prospects Preview: Albert Abreu

Gary Sánchez’s late-season emergence in 2016 made veteran catcher Brian McCann expendable to the Yankees during the following offseason. With an eye at resetting the roster, McCann was moved to Houston ahead of the 2017 season. Albert Abreu was the top prospect that the Yankees received in return in that deal, but he has yet to realize the full potential in his electric arm.

Yankees waste Gary Sanchez's strong Opening Day performance in loss to Blue Jays

NEW YORK -- No player in baseball needed a good start to the 2021 season more than Gary Sanchez. The New York Yankees catcher had a miserable season a year ago, hitting .147/.253/.365 and losing his job to backup Kyle Higashioka in the postseason. There was speculation the Yankees could non-tender Sanchez in the offseason, though that didn't happen.
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Corey Kluber’s comeback begins with Yankees debut

Corey Kluber’s regular-season debut in 2020 lasted just one inning and served as his first and final appearance of the year. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, the veteran right-hander will finally get to take the mound again after passing all the steps of his comeback in order to make his Yankees debut.
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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/2/21

Bergen Record | Pete Caldera: Aside from Gary Sánchez, one of the few bright spots in the Opening Day lineup was Clint Frazier, who cherished his first opportunity to start in the Yankees’ inaugural game of the season. He admitted that he had previously been a little bitter in his desperation to finally get a real, lasting shot with the Yankees as he ping-ponged between the majors and minors until joining the club for good a few weeks into 2020. Frazier knows that he’ll have to work to keep his job in this competitive environment, but hey, the more multi-hit games like Thursday, the better!
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Yankees Mailbag: Early trade ideas, spring deviations, and Tyler Wade

Good morning everyone, let’s reach into the mailbag for another round of your Yankees questions. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Damn_yanks asks: What is one realistic trade that you could see the Yankees doing in-season? What is...

Yankees' Gleyber Torres has a few misplays in the field on Opening Day

Gleyber Torres hasn’t completely put his fielding woes of a year ago behind him. After a mostly solid spring at shortstop, Torres, who committed a team-high nine errors last season, misplayed two balls in the Yankees' 3-2 season-opening loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday. Neither – correctly – were...

Stat of the Day: King makes history in relief

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Yankees this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game. April 4: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1 -- King does what no Yanks reliever has in over 30 years. Michael King may not have earned...
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Prepare for the most fascinating Yankees season of this era

What do we want in a baseball team? Do we want them to prioritize winning the game in front of them at all costs? For them to try to be competitive for as many years as is plausible? Can we wish for the most stylistically interesting team possible? Do we root for them to win the arbitration wrestling belt and fly a banner that reads “Dollars per WAR Champion”?