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Who's Hot, Who's Not

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The Yankees’ month of August, so far, can be best described as -- you guessed it -- savage.With 15 wins and just four losses on the month, they are 9.5 games ahead of their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, in first place in the A.L. East.They’re playing well over .500 are competing with the Astros for the first overall seed in the AL, which would clinch home-field advantage in the postseason. 
Who are some of the surprise contributors?Who still needs to get their heads in the game?

Yanks sign RHP Trevor Rosenthal to minor-league deal

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The Yankees have signed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal, Andersen Pickard of Fan Source Network has reported. The agreement is a minor-league deal and the move should be seen as nothing more than a depth signing, as relievers Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, and others still remain on the Injured List. Rosenthal is the latest reliever the Yanks have acquired in attempting to get through the month of August.

Umpires are becoming increasingly soft, evidenced by Brett Gardner's bat banging ejection

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I don’t think I’m alone in my opinion that Brett Gardner banging his bat on dugout roofs (both at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and at Yankee Stadium alike) in protest of bad umpiring, is a display that is nothing short of iconic.


This Day in Yankees History, August 11, 1980: Reggie Jackson hits 400th career HR vs Chicago White Sox

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BBB Weighs in: 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

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No matter how you felt about the deadline, it progressed differently than most would have expected, given the Yankees lack of moves. While it is undebatable that this team still has World Series talent, it is still unlike a championship contender to not address its most glaring needs. Here is what our staff had to say about what transpired: