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This could be year Mussina gets over hump to earn Hall induction

NY Post (Mike Puma) — Mike Mussina’s approval rating has gradually climbed to the point he’s within striking distance of the Hall of Fame. Whether the former Yankees pitcher belongs to the Class of 2019 will be known...
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Dwight Gooden remembers ‘second father’ Mel Stottlemyre

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Dwight Gooden owes much to Mel Stottlemyre. When Gooden came up as a rookie with the Mets in 1984, Stottlemyre was his pitching coach, and they forged a strong bond, a...
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Hall voters must finally get it right with Rivera and ex-Yankees mate

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — End the silliness. Or is it madness? Baseball writers need to all get on the same page, and Tuesday evening should be the time for that long overdue breakthrough. Mariano Rivera must be the first...
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Yankees add reliever Danny Farquhar, who had brain hemorrhage

NY Post (Michael Blinn) — The Yankees have signed reliever Danny Farquhar to a minor-league deal, the Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed Monday. Farquhar pitched for the White Sox in 2018, but incurred a brain...
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Meet Josh Stowers, the speedy prospect Yankees got for Sonny Gray

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — The Yankees pushed hard to get rid of Sonny Gray, and in the process, added a new prospect to their pipeline Monday. With a third team involved, center fielder Josh Stowers ended up being the...
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Yankees trade Sonny Gray to Reds

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The failed Sonny Gray tenure is over. The Yankees traded the right-hander to Cincinnati on Monday, ESPN first reported. The Athletic reported that Gray will sign an extension with the Reds, for...
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Clock is ticking as Yankees await fate of Sonny Gray trade

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — One way or another, the Yankees will get some clarity on their Sonny Gray saga Monday. The Reds and Yankees have a trade for the pitcher on the table, sources confirmed to The Post’s Dan...
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The holdup in Yankees-Reds Sonny Gray trade

NY Post (Mark W. Sanchez) — The long saga of the Yankees trading away Sonny Gray is aptly dragging itself — not exactly sprinting — across the finish line. The Yankees and Reds have agreed on the trade, Fancred...
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Post writers rank the top Yankees in history

NY Post (Post Staff Report) — Post baseball writers and columnists rank the top Yankees in history: Ken Davidoff 1. Babe Ruth 2. Lou Gehrig 3. Mickey Mantle 4. Joe DiMaggio 5. Yogi Berra 6. Derek Jeter 7. Mariano Rivera 8....
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The case for Rivera over Mantle on Yankees’ Mount Rushmore

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The biggest question surrounding Mariano Rivera’s pending induction to the Hall of Fame this week has been a tired one: Will he be the first player in baseball history to appear on 100 percent of...
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Yankees close on long-desired Sonny Grade trade

NY Post (Anthony Barstow) — This might finally be the end of Sonny Gray’s New York adventure. The Yankees and Reds reportedly are finalizing a trade that would send the beleaguered starter to Cincinnati, according to a tweet...
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Argument for keeping Rivera out of Hall doesn’t work anymore

NY Post (Ken Davidoff) — Maybe Bill Ballou just showed up 30 years too late. Ballou, the veteran Red Sox beat writer for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, made news last month when he published a column explaining why...
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Sonny Gray just wants to play in a place where he’s ‘wanted’

NY Post (Dan Martin) — Sonny Gray’s time in The Bronx figures to be coming to an end soon as the Yankees continue to explore trade possibilities, and the right-hander has come to grips with it. “Ultimately, you want to...
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Two of Yankees’ bullpen studs came up through New York City

NY Post (Dan Martin) — The Yankees have compiled one of the hardest-throwing bullpens in history, and despite the high cost of most of the arms, they didn’t have to go far to learn about two of them. Having reached a...
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Yankees haven’t done enough to take down Alex Cora’s Red Sox

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — Sure, the Yankees own the better bullpen. But they owned the better bullpen heading into the postseason last October, too. Combined with all the other talent in The Bronx, is that enough to beat...
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Manny Machado’s father: Surprise coming in free agency sweepstakes

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The Manny Machado sweepstakes took another turn on Friday. The slugging infielder’s father, Manuel, made it sound like a surprise is coming in his son’s never-ending free agency....
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Alex Cora to Yankees, MLB: Red Sox will be better this year

NY Post (Anthony Barstow) — If the Red Sox are worried about the monster bullpen the Yankees are building to back up a record-setting offense, they sure don’t sound it. Alex Cora, who led the Sox to the best record in...
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Yankees went all-in on wildly expensive bullpen gambit

NY Post (Ken Davidoff) — Now we’ve got ourselves a conversation here. Now the Yankees have done something besides fuel the endless debates about the relative worthiness of Manny Machado, Bryce Harper or none of the above....
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Adam Ottavino may become first Yankee ever to wear No. 0

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Adam Ottavino could make history the first time he puts on pinstripes. When the recently added reliever arrives in The Bronx, he could become the first player in Yankees history to wear the number...
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How Yankees’ payroll looks after Ottavino add (sorry, Machado)

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — As the Yankees’ payroll grows bigger, the chances of adding Manny Machado only gets smaller. After landing reliever Adam Ottavino on a three-year, $27 million deal, pending a physical, the...
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Blog Articles

Reports: Yankees sign Danny Farquhar to minor league deal

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — According to Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman, the Yankees have signed journeyman right-hander Danny Farquhar to a minor league contract. This will be Farquhar’s second stint in the organization....
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Law: Reds risk overpaying to finally land Sonny Gray

ESPN Beyond the prospects moving between the three teams involved, Cincinnati surrendered extra value that could haunt the team.
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Does Sonny Gray trade make Reds better, or just more interesting?

ESPN Liberating the veteran from his struggles in Yankee Stadium is Cincinnati's latest move to try returning to relevance in the NL Central.
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Gray dealt from Yanks to Reds, signs extension

ESPN The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to Cincinnati, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray's topsy-turvy stint with New York.
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Source: Gray dealt to Reds, agrees to extension

ESPN Starting pitcher Sonny Gray was traded to Cincinnati, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that saw the Yankees ship him off after 1½ topsy-turvy seasons.
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Passan: Yankees trade Sonny Gray to the Reds

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — It took a little longer than I think we all expected, but the Yankees have finally traded Sonny Gray. According to Jeff Passan, Gray is heading to the Reds for an unknown return. Reports over the...
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Yankees legend believes Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be in Hall of Fame

Yanks Go Yard (Mike Calendrillo) — The Baseball Hall of Fame will always be a lightning rod for controversy. This time, Yankees postseason hero, Reggie Jackson, attracted attention by staking his claim for Barry Bonds and Roger...
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A reunion with Adam Warren could make sense as the Yanks round out their bullpen

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — With Spring Training roughly three weeks away, the Yankees have accomplished their reported goal of adding two relievers this offseason. They re-signed Zach Britton two weeks ago and agreed to a...
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Yankees: Why the Sonny Gray trade to the Reds hasn’t been finalized yet

Yanks Go Yard (Mac Josephson) — Over the weekend the Yankees reportedly agreed to a trade that would send Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two prospects and a draft pick. However, the deal hasn’t been...
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Thoughts after the Yankees agree to sign Adam Ottavino

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — The Yankees came into the offseason wanting two relievers and they have added two relievers. Last week the Yankees agreed to a three-year, $27M contract with Adam Ottavino. That comes two weeks...
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Yankees Rumors: The Bombers may pursue Nolan Arenado

Yanks Go Yard (Sefket Nouri) — It appears the Yankees may be seriously interested in pursuing six-time Gold Glove winner, Nolan Arenado, to man third base in the Bronx. According to Andy Martino of SNY.tv, the Yankees may...
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Fan Confidence Poll: January 21st, 2019

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — 2018 Regular Season Record: 100-62 (851 RS, 669 RA, 98-64 expected record), second in ALE 2018 Postseason Record: 2-3 (22 RS, 29 RA), won WC Game, lost ALDS Top stories from last week: Native New...
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Yankees: Who can internally fill the remaining bullpen openings?

Yanks Go Yard (Jon Butensky) — The Yankees added two elite arms to their bullpen this offseason in Zach Britton and Adam Ottavino. Both relievers signed three-year deals (Britton’s could be four) to add to what...
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Thoughts on a Rainy Sunday

River Avenue Blues (Matt Imbrogno) — Good Sunday morning, readers. If you’re in the tri-state area, I hope you’re staying dry today and warm tomorrow. Today, I’ll offer a few random thoughts on the Yankees as we sit...
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The Yankee Pitching Staff is Underrated

River Avenue Blues (Bobby Montano) — “The Yankees need more pitching,” virtually everyone in your Yankee life has told you this offseason (and probably every other one before it). That’s true, but only because all 30 teams in...
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Reports: Yankees, Reds making progress on Sonny Gray trade

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — The Sonny Gray trade rumors continue to swirl. Earlier today we heard the Yankees are moving closer to a deal, and now, according to Ken Rosenthal, and Yankees and Reds are making progress on a...
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Yankees: Clint Frazier officially cleared for Spring Training

Yanks Go Yard (Mac Josephson) — It’s been a long road to recovery for Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier who missed most of last season due to concussion-like symptoms. Frazier was a non-factor in 2018 but he finally...
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Hot Stove Rumors: Machado, Gray, Kahnle, Holder, Roman

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — Every time I say I think the Yankees are done with big offseason moves, they sign someone else. It was Adam Ottavino yesterday, DJ LeMahieu last week, and Zach Britton the week before that....
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RAB Live Chat

River Avenue Blues (Mike) — The post RAB Live Chat appeared first on River Avenue Blues .
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Yankees most recent signing causes Alex Cora to double down

Yanks Go Yard (Mike Calendrillo) — Following the Yankees most recent signing of reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million contract, Red Sox manager, Alex Cora made a bold prediction despite his club staying relatively...
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