Showing posts from July, 2022

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

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

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

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?

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