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BREAKING: Yankees land Montas, bolster their bullpen in pair of deals

In the leadup to an otherwise very boring trade deadline (so far), the speculation around Yankee land was where would the help come from. After seeing their top target Luis Castillo head to the Mariners for a steep price, the Yankees needed to shift. They have been in rumors for weeks about seeing help for their starting rotation as well as their bullpen. After weeks of nothing but rumors, the Yankees finally struck Tuesday, agreeing to a deal for Oakland A’s ace Frankie Montas. Also included in the deal is A’s reliever Lou Trivino. The return for Montas and Trivino is not insignificant, the Yankees sent back LHP JP Sears, INF Cooper Bowman, RHP Luis Medina and LHP Ken Waldichuk. Waldichuk would seem to be the headliner in the deal for the A’s, as he’s been a rising star and strikeout machine in the Yankees minor league system; Medina has flashed great potential and has decently high upside as well. The Yankees paying a price like this in a deadline deal represents a change from rece

BREAKING: Yankees to acquire OF Andrew Benintendi from Kansas City Royals

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Photo credit: ESPN In their first 2022 trade deadline move, the Yankees announced on Wednesday evening, immediately following a sweep by the Mets, that they would be acquiring OF Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals.  YES’ Jack Curry had it first, on the Yankees’ postgame show following the loss to the Mets. Yankees are acquiring Benintendi. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 28, 2022   ESPN’s Jeff Passan went on to report that three Yankees’ minor-league pitchers would be headed to Kansas City in exchange for Benintendi.  Joel Sherman broke the names of said three minor-league pitchers: Beck Way, Chandler Champain and TJ Sikkeman. The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Kansas City, sources tell ESPN. Three minor leaguers will be headed back to the Royals. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2022 Yankees sent Beck Way, Chandler CHampain and TJ Sikkeman to the Royals for Benintendi — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 28, 20

Injury Update: Michael King declared out for season

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BBB weighs in: State of the Yankees at the All-Star Break

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With the All Star Game upon us tonight, the writers of Bronx Bomber Ball decided to give their input on the state of the Yankees plus look ahead to the second half and improvements that can be made to cement this team as a surefire World Series contender.  Photo Credit: Major League Baseball

Yankees offense hitting its first rough patch of 2022

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Don’t look now, but the Yankees might be hitting their first real rough patch of the season.   While it’s hard to complain about a team with a 58-23 record at the midway point of the season, the Yankees have a crucial stretch of games coming up against the second-place Boston Red Sox, and the offensive has gone through a bit of a cold streak that hopefully doesn’t linger through those important games.

With Chapman's return and Holmes' dominance, what is the future of the ninth inning?

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Happy July! As the season nears its halfway point, the Yankees have exceeded even the highest of expectations at 56-21 and I for one am having fun. The Bombers were baseball’s best team in the month of June, cruising through just about everyone in their path en route to a 22-6 record. Even after a head-to-head loss last night, they stand seven games above the Houston Astros for the American League’s best record. Photo Credit: Peter Aiken, USA TODAY Sports Rolling into Cleveland to meet the Guardians for a weekend set, they’ll be joined by none other than Aroldis Chapman, who’s been sidelined with left Achilles tendonitis since May 24. Oh, how we missed him. When asked about the team’s plan for the ninth inning moving forward, Aaron Boone reiterated that Chapman is the closer. Clay Holmes will become the “fireman” – entering as necessary in the highest leverage spots against the toughest parts of the lineup.  Photo Credit: Getty Images It’s hard to find words to describe how good Holmes

Something special is happening in the Bronx in 2022

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  Something special is happening in the Bronx this summer.   I know, I know, it’s only June 17.   We’re only 63 games into a 162-game marathon season. I know I’m not the guy you expected to hear any optimism out of.   But here we are, just under 39% of the way into a season I was sure was destined for a fourth-place finish, with the Yankees holders of the best record in Major League Baseball and the third-best 63 game start in franchise history. Photo Credit: Getty Images Yes, this team. The team that routinely rolls out lineups laden with the likes of Joey Gallo, Aaron Hicks, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Kyle Higashioka. The team that is currently down it’s top-four bullpen weapons from last season (Aroldis Chapman on the IL recovering from achilles tendonitis, Jonathan Loaisiga out with shoulder inflammation, Chad Green out for the year after undergoing Tommy John Surgery, Zack Britton on the mend from 2021 Tommy John Surgery).   But what’s special about this team is that anyone can ste

Opinion: It’s time to pay the Judge

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Injuries, Surgeries, and COVID, Oh My: Yankees I.L. Updates

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Player Update: What Happened to Aaron Hicks?

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