Reading Time: 9 minutesAnother offseason has passed and the 2021 MLB season is on deck. As the new year dawns, the American League East is emerging as one of the most competitive races in baseball. Four teams can legitimately make a case for the division crown this year with the Rays coming into the season as the defending division and American League champions, looking to stave off challengers with a weaker roster. The Yankees are looking better than ever as well as the rejuvenated Blue Jays along with a still competitive Red Sox squad, while Baltimore doesn’t have much...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesJanuary 15, 2021 was no ordinary winter day in January. January 15, 2021 will be etched in New York Yankees history as the return of the prized and highly-respected infielder DJ LeMahieu to The Bronx. In addition to the reunion of LeMahieu, General Manager Brian Cashman and co. also acquired veteran right-hander and two-time Cy Young award winner, Corey Kluber. These two moves headline the leisurely off-season for the New York Yankees. Entering the 2020 offseason, the Yankees’ front office had one goal in mind: keep DJ LeMahieu in pinstripes. Well it took roughly three months,...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesLate on Friday, the New York Yankees and Corey Kluber agreed on a 1 year, $11 million deal for the former Indian and Ranger to suit up in the Bronx during the 2021 season. Kluber, a two time Cy Young Award winner in 2014 and 2017, has pitched just 8 times since the start of the 2019 campaign due to various injuries including a fractured arm and torn muscles in his shoulders. Despite the injuries, if Kluber is able to stay healthy which all signs point to him being ready to go for the 2021 season,...Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is undeniable that DJ LeMahieu has been the Yankees‘ most vital contributor over the last two seasons. When he signed that two-year, $24 million deal in January of 2019, it wasn’t thought to be a huge signing. That belief has changed drastically since. LeMahieu has put up incredible numbers in his two seasons with the Yankees. He has finished top-four in MVP voting both years and has also claimed the second batting title of his career. His ability to stay healthy (something the Yankees have struggled with) and be a consistent hitter has fans, teammates,...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the 2020 off-season, the New York Yankees had their eyes on two targets: Gerrit Cole and a World Series championship. Breaking the bank and going all-out for the Cy Young award winner, the Yankees landed Cole on a nine-year, $324 million deal, making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball. As the shortened season would pan out, the highest of highs and lowest of lows would not, and could not stop the Bronx Bombers, at least until the postseason. Falling short in the ALDS to the Tampa Bay Rays, three weeks too early from their...Read More
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