Although Brian Cashman has said he believes the New York Yankees could very well stand pat at the trade deadline and not make any deals, he did make similar remarks last season, before the Yankees ended up acquiring Marin Prado and Chase Headley. In the thick of the AL East race, here are moves the Yankees could make to elevate themselves to championship contenders. Continue reading With the Pennant Race Heating Up, Who Are the Yankees Trade Targets?
When he came into the league in 2008, Brett Gardner wasn’t known for anything other than being a speedster, or someone who could rack up stolen bases in a heartbeat. And it was true; in only 42 games of his rookie season, Gardner managed to swipe 13 bases, which put him on pace for approximately 50 stolen bases over a 162-game span. Continue reading The Unforetold Story of Brett Gardner
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Designated Hitter Alex Rodriguez is having a comeback year with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is staying out of trouble (so far), and have been one of the few reasons the Yankees is leading the American League East division. Continue reading Going Into The Second Half, Rodriguez Will Prove To Be Vital
After starting the season in Triple-A Scranton, New York Yankees top prospect Rob Refsnyder will be promoted to the Yankees major league roster for tomorrow’s matchup against the Boston Red Sox.
Refsnyder should give the Yankees a massive boost in the lineup, as he is taking over for Stephen Drew. The second basemen has hit just .182 this season, the lowest number in the MLB. He does have 12 home runs which is fourth on the team, but his low average has made him a liability in the lineup.
Where Refsnyder struggles is on the field. He has 13 errors at Scranton, but does have just two since June 2nd.
Refsnyder is hitting .290 with 7 home runs and 37 RBI’s this season. Many insiders and analysts have claimed they believe Refsnyder should be a good hitter at the major league level, and he still is just 24 years of age.