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Apr 26, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Apr 26, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

Luis Severino cruised through seven scoreless innings of work and Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run to lead the Yankees past the Red Sox, 3-1, on Wednesday. >> Box score

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 (Jonathan Dyer)
(Jonathan Dyer)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpen use is evolving in the Major Leagues and if there is a team that has a chance to utilize one of the "new" nuances, it is the New York Yankees.

I'm not speaking of the best relievers coming into games in the fifth or sixth inning as we saw often during the 2016 postseason. While the Indians' deployment of Andrew Miller demonstrated how effective teams can be when they employ relievers that are not only dominant, but can also last more than one inning in the process, such use throughout the regular season is seen as unrealistic.

The Yankees have two dominant relievers in Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them should be relegated to one-inning performances for the most part this season. If the club reaches the postseason, they could extend their appearances, but I don't expect it to happen often in the regular season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary SanchezMatt HollidayAaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka all went deep for the Yankees, who defeated Team Canada, 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa.


  • Holliday and Hicks drove in two runs apiece. Hicks also singled and scored twice, finsihing 2-for-3.
  • Prospect Jorge Mateo went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
  • Chase Headley tripled and scored while Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and scored a run.
  • Luis Severino allowed a two-run homer in the first but kept Canada off the board over his next three frames. The right-hander was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in his only inning of work. 

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The Yankees hit the road to face the Braves at Champion Field on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Michael Pineda will toe the rubber in his second Grapefruit League start.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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Mar 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapamn (54) pitches in the fourth inning in the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports (Jonathan Dyer)
Mar 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapamn (54) pitches in the fourth inning in the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports (Jonathan Dyer)

Matt Holliday, Greg Bird and Billy McKinney homered to lead the Yankees past the Orioles, 8-1, on Thursday night in Tampa.

  • Bird's two-run homer was his third of the spring.
  • Holliday hit a solo shot for his first home run.
  • McKinney went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, homering for the second time.
Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Layne (39) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Layne (39) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpens continue to grow into a major facet of a club's makeup. It's no longer enough to have some decent relievers and a strong closer. Rather, teams focus on building formidable backend combinations, which in some cases stretch five relievers strong.

The known

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Jon Niese, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Sweney Murti reports on all the latest news from Yankees camp and general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media.

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Dellin Betances has the talent to be a closer. However, the mammoth right-hander seems more at ease as the precursor to close out games. Fortunately for the Yankees, Betances will reassume that role in 2017.

How did Betances fare in 2016?

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, 2017 Expectations, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Aroldis Chapman is the hardest throwing closer in the game and one of the few must-see Yankees. That's all well and good, but will Chapman be able to push the Yankees into playoff contention behind his 100+ mph fastballs?

How did Chapman fare in 2016?

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

While a good number of players have already reported to Tampa, Tuesday marks the official beginning of spring training for the New York Yankees. As any other club, the Yankees have several areas of uncertainty which they hope will be resolved by April.

Who rounds out rotation?

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Sep 20, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (52) looks on from the dugout during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Sep 20, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (52) looks on from the dugout during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

CC Sabathia spoke about Aroldis Chapman, next year's team, his offseason rehab, the starting rotation, and more while appearing at the Yankees' annual food drive on Wednesday.

He praised the Yankees' signing Chapman to a five-year, $86 million deal, telling NJ.com that "he's excited to have Chappy back. He's obviously a great piece for us. He went on to do his thing in the World Series with the Cubs but it's great to have him back."

 

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Who should the Yankees pursue? 00:05:02
Baseball Night in New York discusses what the Yankees offseason plan should be and which free agents they should target.
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(Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports Images)

Free agent LHP Aroldis Chapman said he "would love to be a Yankee again," according to an interview with NY Sports Day

The Yankees and Chapman's representatives have talked several times already this offseason.

"This is a business, and the Yankees know that," Chapman told NY Sports Day.

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The Mets already needed to add at least one or two relief pitchers this winter. Now, with news that Jeurys Familia could miss ample time next season after being arrested on a domestic violence charge this week the Mets could also be in the market for a closer...

Obviously, I would love to see them go after a big-name closer. The more the merrier. But, my hunch is the they will avoid the big-name, free-agent closers, instead adding an extra middle-innings guy to join Addison Reed, Hansel Robles and company.

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

I most certainly wish Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller were set to pitch in Game 7 of the World Series for the New York Yankees, but Wednesday night their new teams will be facing each other with only one walking away a champion.

Chapman and Miller combined with Dellin Betances for the first half of the season for a virtually untouchable back-end of the Yankees' bullpen. If New York held leads as early as the sixth inning, manager Joe Girardi turned to the trio, dubbed "No Runs DMC," to close out games.

Unfortunately, the Yankees could not generate enough leads to hand over to the threesome leaving the club little choice but to trade Chapman, a free agent, and Miller, an inexpensive and hot commodity. The trades needed to be made and the fruits of the deals might shape the Yankees roster in years to come. The deals netted infielder Gleyber Torres and outfielder Clint Frazier, who immediately shot to the top of Baseball America's prospect rankings for the club and pushed the organization into the conversation surrounding the top farm systems in baseball.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) and general manager Brian Cashman (right) talk in the bullpen at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) and general manager Brian Cashman (right) talk in the bullpen at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

So far this season, every roster decision the Yankees have made makes sense. In his two deals with the Cubs this year, Brian Cashman has turned Brendan Ryan and four low-level prospects into Starlin Castro, 20 saves from Aroldis Chapman, a Top-20 prospect in baseball and a Top-5 prospect in one of the most highly regarded farm systems in the MLB. The Aaron Hicks signing hasn't panned out, but made sense in theory. Sending down Luis Severino has helped mature him into hopefully being a force on the mound in pinstripes someday. For a season that on the field has been mostly underwhelming, the off-the-field decisions have given Yankees fans little reason to complain.

But with one week until the trade deadline, the Yankees front office looks to veer sharply from the course it is currently on. Amidst rumors of a split organization between the business people led by Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine who want the Yankees to be "buyers" and go for it this season, and the baseball operations faction led by Brian Cashman who insist on being "sellers", the direction of the franchise is unclear. But a recent quote to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggested the two sides might come to some sort of in-between compromise

 "We're not playing in a narrow-minded world," said Cashman. "We want to be open to any and all ideas. Buy, sell, long, short. It's in our best interest to be creative and open-minded."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Starlin Castro
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Do the Yankees trade Chapman? 00:02:56
The DNL crew discusses if the Yankees are better off trading or keeping Aroldis Chapman as the trade deadline approaches.

The Yankees are reportedly telling other teams that they are close to dealing Aroldis Chapman, according to Ken Rosenthal.



Previous updates from July 19...

2:22 pm: "The Yankees are going full bore in shaping possible deals for Chapman," according a tweet from ESPN's Buster Olney, who believes talks started weeks ago with the Nationals, Rangers, Indians and others.

2:58 pm: Yankee scouts will be watching at least two pitching prospects from teams linked to Chapman tonight.

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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch in the majors this season with a 105.1 mph fastball in the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Chapman's 1-2 fastball to J.J. Hardy was tied for the fastest pitch ever recorded by PITCHfx or Statcast, according to MLB.com's Daren Willman.

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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman said he would be open to returning to New York, even if they trade him before the trade deadline, after he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

"If I am traded, I would love to come back and be part of the team again," Chapman said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

Chapman, fellow reliever Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran have been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears. 

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Feb 22, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 22, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

As the Yankees organization debates whether to become buyers or sellers, trade rumors surround the team. Here is a rundown of the most recent reports surrounding the New York Yankees:

Cubs

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says the Yankees could target Cubs' first base prospect Dan Vogelbach in a deal for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. The Cubs have been openly seeking bullpen help throughout the season, especially wanting a lefty, causing months of rumors linking the two teams.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran addressed how he feels about being the subject of trade rumors as the trade deadline nears.

"We know that trades could happen," Beltran said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "It's part of the business."

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for Beltran and LHP Aroldis Chapman if they continue to struggle and fall out of playoff contention as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Saturday.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Zack Wheeler
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees are scouting Washington's Triple-A affiliate Syracuse and are headed to Washington D.C. this week as the trade deadline nears, according to the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga.

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Carlos Beltran if it continues to struggle, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Nationals have reportedly shown interest in LHP Andrew Miller, who has said that the Yankees would like to keep him but would trade him if they are blown away.

GM Brian Cashman said on MLB Network Radio on Friday the team is still mulling whether or not to buy or sell at the trade deadline.

The Yankees are currently two games under .500 and sit 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card and nine games back in the AL East.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, Washington Nationals

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning f=against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Yankees won the game 6-3 as Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning f=against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Yankees won the game 6-3 as Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season. (Jake Roth)

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and OF Carlos Beltran if the team continues to struggle over the next few weeks, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

According to Rosenthal, the Yankees do not seem willing to part with LHP Andrew Miller, but are getting interest in some of their starting pitchers, like CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda.  

An earlier report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the Pirates were interested in acquiring RHP Nathan Eovaldi. 

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

A survey of scouts done by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says many officials within the league believe the Yankees could part with Michael Pineda if given the right offer.

Pineda is 27 years old and in his fifth year on the Yankees roster, although has only pitched the last three due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him for two years.

In 2014, he put up an ERA of 1.89 in 13 starts, followed it the next year with an ERA of 4.37 and currently has an ERA of 5.38.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Michael Pineda, San Francisco Giants
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