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BREAKING: Yankees Minor Leaguer Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Per reports from Jeff Passan and several other outlets, the Yankees are the first MLB team to report a case of coronavirus within its system.  

First Impressions: Gerrit Cole

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The criteria used to review first impressions of ace Gerrit Cole, the pitcher that Yankees fans have dreamed of for many a season, are different than I originally thought it would be.  


Assessing the Yankees outfield options for early 2020

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With Aaron Hicks undergoing Tommy John surgery in the winter and targeting a July/August return date, and Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge’s statuses for Opening Day unknown, the Yankees outfield could see some changes throughout the opening weeks of the season as players try to establish themselves as contributors to the team. 

Prospect Spotlight: Clarke Schmidt

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One of the young guns making a ton of noise early on in the Spring has been 2017 first round draftee Clarke Schmidt. Schmidt did not see any action at all in 2017, as he underwent Tommy John Surgery in April – just two months before the draft – but the Yankees still liked what they saw in him and decided the take the risk.


Could the Yankees Make an Offer for Arenado?

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Colorado Rockies’ star third baseman Nolan Arenado has not been shy this offseason about his desire to play elsewhere. This time last year, Arenado had just signed an eight year $260 Million extension and the Rockies were coming off back-to-back playoff appearances. This year, the circumstances aren’t nearly as happy for both sides. The Rockies had a disappointing 71-win season and are projected to be one of the worst teams in the league again. This prompted Arenado to request a trade this offseason, with the leverage of an opt-out clause following the 2021 season.



The Rockies would be scrutinized mightily if their star were to walk out after next season and they lose him for nothing but compensatory picks. This makes a possible trade much more likely, and a trade this offseason would net the team the most assets, as any team trading for Arenado would have him for at least two full seasons. So that begs the question: will the Yankees make a run for Nolan Arenado?
The short answer: No, A…