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Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits an RBI sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits an RBI sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Giancarlo Stanton experienced plenty of ups and downs in his first season with the Yankees. 

Despite leading the team in home runs (38) and RBI (100), the right-handed slugger also battled through endless criticism and boos as he endured extended slumps and struck out a career-high 211 times. 

Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, is certain the 2019 season will tell a different story. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado grounds into a double play against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 5 of the 2018 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. (Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado grounds into a double play against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 5 of the 2018 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. (Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports)

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LAS VEGAS -- Earlier in the offseason, summarizing how the team viewed Manny Machado's free agency, a Yankees person said it was best explained by a comparison to CC Sabathia.

In the winter of 2008, the Yanks had just missed the playoffs in the first season of the post-Joe Torre era, and identified Sabathia as the player they needed to have. They would not be outbid -- whatever the market for Sabathia became, the Yanks would go there. The Yankees eventually nabbed Sabathia with a seven-year, $161 million deal, the richest ever for a pitcher at the time.

The 2018 Yankees also ended their year with disappointment, thought not as severely. The team won 100 games, finished in second place in the AL East and lost to Boston in the ALDS. Watching the Red Sox go on to win a championship made the Yankees antsy, but perhaps not desperate.

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Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Yankees have been seeking background information on free agent 3B/SS Manny Machado, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

New York has been monitoring the Machado situation, with SNY's Andy Martino reporting that a pursuit of Machado is more likely than a pursuit of free agent OF Bryce Harper

According to Martino, while the Yankees are not currently prepared to be overly aggressive when it comes to Machado, they're "ready to pounce" if his market doesn't get out of hand...

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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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So what are the chances the Yankees could interest the Dodgers in trading for Giancarlo Stanton as a way of clearing a path to sign either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

Put it this way: they probably have a better shot of convincing Brodie Van Wagenen to send Jacob deGrom their way for some minor-league prospects. 

That may have been the case under any circumstances, but especially so after the Los Angeles Times on Thursday reported the Dodgers have sent documents to investors pledging to stay under Major League Baseball's luxury-tax threshold for the next four years.

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Bryce Harper is worth big money 00:02:52
Bryce Harper's agent Scott Boras believes that whichever franchise inks the prized free agent will see a major boost in revenue and success.

Scott Boras sure knows how to sell his top free agent in OF Bryce Harper

Boras, MLB's top agent, took some time at the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA to speak to reporters about a variety of subjects from the state of the MLB to his very intriguing 25-year-old All-Star. 

Harper is in the prime of his career, and is expected to see a megadeal with a new team before the season begins. Boras explained why Harper's situation is so rare due to his status as a "generational player."

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The stars, literally and figuratively, have lined up for the Yankees to make a splash this winter.

The burden of heavy league taxes has been removed and a robust free-agent market is before them. The Yankees worked for years to diminish payroll expenditures with an eye toward the 2019 season.

Tags: Aaron Judge, David Robertson, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Sonny Gray, Chris Carelli
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | As the Yankees wrapped their pro scouting meetings last week and determined a preliminary offseason strategy, a pursuit of free agent outfielder Bryce Harper was not part of the plan, according to major league sources.

As with Manny Machado, who the Yankees will monitor but not likely pursue aggressively, ownership could step in and mandate a Harper signing. The Steinbrenner family just watched the Boston Red Sox win yet another World Series, and might be in the mood to load up on superstars.

But the Yankees' early feeling is that Harper simply doesn't fit. While they could use the lefthanded bat in a righty-heavy lineup, they feel that their outfield and DH spots are spoken for...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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Aaron Judge (99) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Aaron Judge (99) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

With Red Sox in World Series, here are 3 things Yankees fans can look forward to for next season

Yankees fans are feeling pretty down again after watching the Red Sox disperse the Astros in five games to win the American League pennant. After all, this was supposed to be the year the Yankees would be back on top and their rivals in Beantown continue to twist the knife into the 2018 season.

While the Red Sox will be competing for a World Series title and the Yankees are stuck golfing in October, it may be hard to find any optimism. While next season seems distant at the moment, there is reason to look forward to 2019 despite Boston's recent run. 

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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Now that he's played in both the American and National Leagues, Giancarlo Stanton wants neither 2018 pennant winner to win the World Series.

The Yankees slugger joked to TMZ Sports that he's "rooting for a draw" in this year's Fall Classic, no matter who's in it.

After downing the Bombers in the ALDS, the Red Sox sent the reigning champion Astros packing in the ALCS Thursday night. Boston will now face either the Brewers or Dodgers (who lead 3-2 in the NLCS) in the World Series.

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Yankees managing general partner, Hal Steinbrenner, is primed for a busy offseason.

After staying under the luxury tax this season, the Yankees reset their threshold for next season, which means Steinbrenner has a little more wiggle room to work with. But in a recent interview on ESPN's "The Michael Kay Show," it sounded like Steinbrenner doesn't mind living up to his family name and spending big if the player is worth it.

"Look, my family has always been willing to take money that comes off the payroll and put it back in," Steinbrenner said Friday. "We're going to do our best to field a championship-caliber team every single year. This coming year is going to be no different than last."

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Scott Thompson
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Right after being eliminated in the ALDS, questions stirred regarding the slew of free agents that are on the Yankees' roster. Who should stay and who should go?

Zach Britton

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Oct 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (right) before the 2018 American League wild card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Oct 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (right) before the 2018 American League wild card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Yankees are now two seasons into a new era defined by Aaron Judge and a young core. In each of those seasons, they have made the playoffs, but stalled before reaching the World Series. And while they might still be a team on the ascent, GM Brian Cashman faces a tricky offseason, at a time when American League powerhouses like Houston and Boston are ahead of the Yanks.

Here are the major questions the Yankees must confront:

How do they maintain the dominant bullpen?

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

In the end, Giancarlo Stanton was far from the only reason the Yankees failed miserably in this ALDS against the Red Sox, but he is the only one making a zillion dollars, coming off an MVP, 59-home run season, and acquired theoretically as something of a final piece to a championship puzzle.

So he is going to have to wear it all winter and into next season, as the most obvious target for fan frustration. And rightly so.

In some ways Stanton is the new Alex Rodriguez from those Yankees-Red Sox wars of the past, the hired-gun superstar who came up small when it counted most -- unable to get a clutch hit throughout this series, despite his many opportunities...

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Oct 5, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) strikes out during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game one of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Oct 5, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) strikes out during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game one of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

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The Yankees' comeback fell short as they lost to the Red Sox, 5-4, in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday night in Boston...

The game turned on what seemed like a questionable decision

This Red Sox took their lead in the first inning, when the Yankees appeared to decide they would rather have J.A. Happ pitch to J.D. Martinez than Steve Pearce.

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Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses the media prior to game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Kevin R. Wexler)
Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses the media prior to game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Kevin R. Wexler)

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Boston was a tougher matchup for Luis Severino than Oakland

The Yankees chose Severino to start the wild card game over J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka in part because his specific stuff played best against the Oakland lineup. As strong an offense as the A's had this year, they were the worst team in baseball in wOBA (weighted on-base average, a metric valued by many front offices) against fastballs 97 mph and above.

The Red Sox were 10th in MLB in that metric, far more suited to handle Severino's heat. And handle it they did, from the first pitch. 

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Yankees talk Game 1 loss 00:01:02
Aaron Boone, J.A. Happ, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton explain what went wrong in the Yankees Game 1 loss in the ALDS.

The Yankees were knocking on the door, but the Red Sox shut them out in a 5-4 thriller in Game 1 of the ALDS at Fenway Park >> Box score


1) J.A. Happ was entrusted to take care of the Sox to kick off this series, but his stuff just wasn't there. After allowing a single to Andre Benintendi and walking Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez got the best of a 2-0 fastball and sent it over the Green Monster for a three-run homer. Then, in the bottom of the third, Happ was pulled after allowing runners on the corners to start. Chad Green didn't help allowing both runners across. Overall, Happ allowed five runs on four hits while striking out two and walking one over just two innings and 44 pitches. 

2) The Yankees began chipping away at the Red Sox' bullpen in the sixth inning after Chris Sale came out with two runners on. Luke Voit singled home Brett Gardner, while Didi Gregorius avoided a double play to bring home Giancarlo Stanton. But they missed a huge opportunity with bases loaded when Gleyber Torres struck out to end the inning. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox, Scott Thompson
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Remember when people liked the Yankees? You know - that young, fun-spirited, surprise playoff contender? The nation smiled as Todd Frazier jumped over dugout railings and pointed his thumb down. I'm pretty sure Aaron Judge got some marriage proposals.

Well, that period in time seems like it was years ago. The Yankees continued the quest to rebuild their empire on Wednesday in a 7-2 blowout victory in the AL Wild Card Game, a night which showcased a player who fans of other teams are beginning to loathe.

Luke Voit, who ironically couldn't be more well-regarded as a human being, has risen to fame in New York and come to represent the most frustrating thing about the Yankees: The ease in which they're able to absorb big blows and rise back to the top of the league. Just when the team had seen enough of Greg Bird, who was supposed to be their franchise first baseman, Brian Cashman flipped a couple expendable, mediocre bullpen arms to the Cardinals to take a chance on a hot minor league hitter...

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Yankees beat A?s, move to ALDS 00:01:55
The Yankees beat the A?s 7-2 in the Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium, and now advance to the ALDS against the Red Sox.

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Analytics worked for Yanks in choosing Luis Severino

Considering how well J.A. Happ pitched since becoming a Yankee in late July -- and how shaky Luis Severino was until recently -- it seemed risky to give Severino the wild card start. But the Yankees were actually following analytics, as they so often do.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits an RBI sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits an RBI sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Giancarlo Stanton says the Yankees' return to health is coming "at the perfect time" ahead of Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the A's at Yankee Stadium.

But the slugger added that the injuries that plagued the Bombers during the second half of the season ultimately made their lineup stronger.

"Part of it I think was good for us," Stanton said Tuesday. "We benefited from it, from having to survive without being full strength, and maybe when the guys got back, we dropped another guy, and just all the things going against us there, and we were still able to put up a 100-win season and still find a way to scrape by when we weren't full strength."

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Aug 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees broke the single-season home run record during their 8-5 win over the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday. >> Box score


1. Gleyber Torres' two-run homer into the Red Sox bullpen in the top of the fourth inning set an MLB record for homers in a season (265). Giancarlo Stanton, who reached 100 RBI, then went deep in the seventh to left to push it to No. 266.

2. Miguel Andujar hit his 45th double to set a Yankee rookie record. Joe DiMaggio had 44 in 1936.

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Sep 27, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts and points to the Tampa Bay Rays dugout as he hits catcher Jesus Sucre (45) (not pictured) by a pitch and gets ejected from the game during the sixth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports  (Kim Klement)
Sep 27, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts and points to the Tampa Bay Rays dugout as he hits catcher Jesus Sucre (45) (not pictured) by a pitch and gets ejected from the game during the sixth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees blew out the Rays, 12-1, on Thursday afternoon, but the story of the game was CC Sabathia's retaliation after the Rays threw behind one of his teammates. >> Box score


1) After Andrew Kittredge threw high and behind Austin Romine in the top of the sixth inning, Romine exchanged words with Rays catcher Jesus Sucre. In the bottom of the inning, Sabathia's first pitch to Sucre drilled him in the leg, leading to an immediate ejection. It also cost Sabathia $500,000, since he was two innings away from hitting his innings incentive. Sabathia looked at the Rays dugout on his way off the field, and said "that's for you, b*tch." 

2) Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton (2), and Luke Voit all homered for the Yankees. 

3) Before his ejection, Sabathia tossed five innings of one-hit ball, walking none and striking out five. 

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Sep 26, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts as catcher Gary Sanchez (24) comes to the mound to talk during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Sep 26, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts as catcher Gary Sanchez (24) comes to the mound to talk during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees managed to score four runs in the top of the ninth, but they couldn't get the fifth to tie it in their 8-7 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night. >> Box score


1) The Yankees sent nine batters to the plate in what was a suspenseful final frame. With the bases loaded, Aaron Judge roped an RBI single to start the scoring. Then it was Luke Voit who barely missed a grand slam to tie the game up at 8 with the longest single ever to deep center field that scored two runs. Giancarlo Stanton would hit a chopper to third to score Judge, but no outs came out it. However, Tyler Wade and Miguel Andujar couldn't get Voit home for the tie.

2) Masahiro Tanaka had a three-run lead to work with when he entered the game, but he gave it right back with a three-run inning himself. He would settle down a little bit, but Tommy Pham would crush a solo homer in the third to take a 4-3 lead. Tanaka's line read four runs, three earned while striking out four and walking one over four innings of work. 

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Yankees make the playoffs 00:00:57
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge comment on the Yankees clinching a playoff berth with a win over the Orioles in extra innings.

Yankees stars Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton reacted after the team clinched a playoff spot on Saturday.

Stanton is heading to the postseason for the first time in his career, while Judge is returning to the postseason for the second time in as many seasons. He hit a home run in the Wild Card game last season and hit three more in the ALCS.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: When the postseason arrives, the Yankees will have a choice to make among their five outfielders. For most clubs this type of decision would be somewhat easy as the fourth and fifth outfielders are typically clear bench types. That's not that case for the Yankees, who sport one current All-Star, three former All-Stars and another player in the midst of a breakout season.

One thing is certain -- if healthy, Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge will man center field and right field, respectively. Hicks is the aforementioned breakout player, who owns an .814 OPS (124 wRC+ in 551 plate appearances) with 24 home runs, 72 RBI, 83 runs and 11 stolen bases, plus an above-average defensive presence. As for Judge (.933 OPS, 153 wRC+, 26 HR and 61 RBI in 455 PA), you might know about him and the mammoth home runs, great eye at the plate, and above-average defense.

Let's review the qualifications of the three options remaining to man left field (in alphabetical order)...

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Aug 21, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts while at bat in a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Aug 21, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts while at bat in a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

With the American League Wild Card game two weeks away, Yankees DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton is in the midst of a horrendous slump. 

Stanton, who went 0-4 during Tuesday night's win against the Red Sox, has hit just two homers since Aug. 19. His overall line since then is .162/.282/.273 with two homers, five doubles, 10 RBI, 17 walks, and 40 strikeouts in 26 games -- and he is on pace to strike out 216 times this season.

As a result of his slump, Stanton's line for the season is down to .263/.339/.497, though he remains on pace to hit 37 homers.

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The Yankees are likely on their way to playing in the wild card game, and creating a roster for the winner-take-all contest is at the forefront of their front office duties. The Yankees will have to cover all the bases in a game that now has the potential to be played on the road against the surging Athletics.

Here are five questions the Yankees will have to answer when creating its wild card roster... 

Who is the starting pitcher?

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports (Paul Rutherford)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports (Paul Rutherford)

The Yankees will leave Minnesota with a sour taste in their mouths after getting two-hit by the Twins in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night. >> Box score


1) The Yankees' offense was ice cold against Jake Odorizzi, who carried a no-hit bid through 7.1 innings. Greg Bird finally broke the no-no with an RBI double that amounted to the Yanks' only offense of the night. Miguel Andujar singled in the top of the ninth for the second hit of the game, but otherwise, the Yankees just couldn't get anything going in this series finale. 

2) Luis Severino didn't go long (5.2 innings), but he only allowed one run in the sixth inning as the only hiccup of his start. He also struck out five batters in what was a good turnaround performance following his shortest outing of the season against the A's last time out. 

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Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Austin Romine (28) after getting the final out of a 4-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Austin Romine (28) after getting the final out of a 4-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Lance Lynn allowed two runs in six innings, Andrew McCutchen and Austin Romine homered and Dellin Betances worked a hair-raising ninth as the Yankees held off the Mariners, 4-2, on Saturday night in Seattle. >> Box score


What you need to know about Saturday's game

1) Lynn was solid, earning the win after allowing just two runs on three hits and walking no one in six innings. The veteran right-hander struck out two.

2) McCutchen's homer led off the ballgame. It was his second home run as a Yankee and his second in as many days.

3) Romine went deep in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. With his career-high 10th home run, the catcher become the 10th Yankee to reach double-digit homers this season.

Tags: Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres
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New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton singles against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton singles against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton is MLB's 13th active member of the 300 HR club.

With his 2-run opposite field bomb, Stanton hit his 300h home run in 1,119 career games.

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Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Middletown, NJ Little League star Alfred "Big Al" Delia has been making his rounds after his introduction at the Mid-Atlantic regional went viral. He had an interview on Jimmy Kimmel and was invited along with his team to meet the Mets at Citi Field.

Before Wednesday night's contest against the White Sox, Delia was also invited to meet the Yankees at batting practice. He was all smiles when players like Aaron Hicks, Luke Voit, and Gleyber Torres came up to him to chat and to sign some autographs.

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Yankees fall to White Sox 00:03:11
The Yankees were unable to earn the series win against the lowly White Sox in their rubber match Wednesday evening in the Bronx.

The Yankees didn't have any heroics in them tonight, as the White Sox shut down their bats to take the rubber game, 4-1, on Wednesday night >> Box score


1) Reynaldo Lopez has struggled against all of his opponents, but the Yankees this season. Last time he threw against him, he went seven innings allowing just one run. Well, he did the same thing tonight, letting up only an RBI single to Ronald Torreyes as his blemish for the start. The Yankees did have runners on base, but left six of them while going 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Giancarlo Stanton, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes
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Voit's power propels Yankees 00:03:38
The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses Yankees first baseman Luke Voit's big night during the 7-5 win on the road vs. the Orioles.

Gleyber Torres tied the game in the eighth and Neil Walker put New York in front for good in extra innings to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Orioles on Friday night. >> Box score 


1) Chris Davis hit a two-run single against CC Sabathia in the first inning, but the veteran left-hander recovered to pitch five scoreless innings thereafter. He finished the night with eight strikeouts. 

2) Voit hit his first home run in the fourth inning, a two-run shot, and added another two-run blast in the 10th after Neil Walker's solo home run. Walker and Voit each finished with three hits on the night, while Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-2 but walked three times.

3) David Robertson allowed two unearned runs, while Dellin Betances and Chad Green each pitched scoreless innings. Zach Britton allowed a run in the 10th inning but went on to earn the save. 

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: The Yankees have endured their share of injuries to key players this season, but the latest to Didi Gregorius could throw the team over the edge in terms of testing depth and the impact it will have on the club's ability to maintain their position as the league's top wild card team.

Gregorius was diagnosed with a deep bruise on his left heel after a collision at first base Sunday, with the team placing him on the 10-day DL on Tuesday. With Gregorius out, Gleyber Torres will likely take over shortstop responsibilities while Neil Walker heads back to a much more familiar spot at second base.

Removing Gregorius, who is hitting .270 with a .333 OBP and .482 slugging percentage along with 22 home runs and 74 RBI, from the lineup will have an adverse affect on a squad already missing Aaron Judge (with Giancarlo Stanton hobbled enough to keep him from playing right field) and Gary Sanchez. Gregorius is also the glue that keeps this team together in the infield, and his absence from the game will have as much of an impact as Judge's in terms of cohesiveness of the group...

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: At 4 p.m. on July 31, the trade deadline came to an end with the Yankees starting play 5.5 games behind the Red Sox. Two weeks later, the Yankees are now 10 games back, and just 3.5 games ahead of Oakland for the top Wild Card position.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman made a couple of trades that have turned out well thus far -- J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn among them. However, did he do everything he could or should have when it came to upgrading the club for a run at first place and a potential World Series title?

Too much faith in Britton turnaround?

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Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) is congratulated after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) is congratulated after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton mashed another home run, his fourth in five games, to give the Yankees the lead in the first inning against the Rangers.

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Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton smashed a home run in the fifth inning, his 28th of the season, and it was measured as the hardest hit ball in the MLB since 2015. The homer was 121.7 MPH.

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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

The Yankees' three-headed monster has only shown one face lately. But luckily, Giancarlo Stanton isn't disappointing. 

Stanton provided the big blow in Wednesday night's 7-3 win to complete a sweep over the White Sox, crushing a grand slam in the top of the second. It was his sixth career slam, but more importantly, it was another big hit in the absence of Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.

"It's good to produce any way, any time," he told The Post's Ken Davidoff. "But this is obviously more important than most times here. Just got to step it up."

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Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

Yankees DH Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam during the Yankees' six-run second inning on Wednesday night to give his team a 6-2 lead over the White Sox.

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Boone, Gardner discuss loss 00:00:31
Yankees manager Aaron Boone and outfielder Brett Gardner discuss missed opportunities in their 7-5 loss to the Mets.

The Yankees couldn't complete their comeback in the Subway Series, as they dropped their first game back from the All-Star break, 7-5, in the Bronx.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Cessa
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Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) is congratulated after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) is congratulated after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton wasn't named to the 2018 All-Star Game, but that doesn't mean he didn't have fun over the break. 

Stanton was seen in the Bahamas over the All-Star break, and he was accompanied by model Chase Carter, per The Post's Jaclyn Hendricks. The 21-year-old was a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie in this year's edition. 

Carter had an Instagram story of Stanton running in the water on a Bahamas beach. They supposedly met at CC Sabathia's charity softball game at Yankee Stadium back in June, according to SportsGossip.com.

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The Baseball Night in New York panel debates which starter the Yankees should pursue after Domingo German struggled again against Cleveland.

The Yankees almost battled back from a four-run deficit, but they came up short in a 6-5 loss to the Indians on the road Friday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Thursday's game

1) This has been the story for Domingo German all season long. He has shown spurts like his last start where he can be dominant over a long stretch of a game. But then there's games like tonight, where he can't find the zone early and hits start to flurry accordingly. The Indians only collected five hits, but it resulted in six runs allowed by German due to his walks. Overall, he allowed four walks while striking out six over four innings of work. 

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Jul 11, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (55) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Jul 11, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (55) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Sonny Gray bounced back with six shutout innings and the Yankees hit three home runs en route to a 9-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday in Baltimore. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) Gray pitched well against a team he's had success against this season. He never allowed a run in six innings of work and struck out eight batters in the process. He walked just one and threw 90 pitches on the night. 

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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)

There's a distinct difference when a ball strikes the bat of Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton compared to others in the MLB. The crack off the wood is sharper and normally results in "ohhs" and "ahhs" from the crowd. 

And the numbers back it up.

CLICK BELOW TO SEE STANTON'S HARDEST HITS SO FAR THIS SEASON

 

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Stanton after Yankees' 6-2 win 00:00:49
Yankees manager Aaron Boone and OF Giancarlo Stanton discuss Stanton's recent offensive success after the team's 6-2 win over the Braves.

Giancarlo Stanton, Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge homered to back CC Sabathia as the Yankees defeated the Braves, 6-2, at Yankee Stadium on the Fourth of July. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) The Yankees' power surge continued, with Stanton's three-run shot in the third inning the biggest blow. Higashioka's solo homer in the fourth was the third long ball and third hit of his Major League career. Judge's home run to right padded the Yankees' lead in the seventh. New York has now hit a staggering 22 home runs in its last 10 games.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP)

With just three days left to vote for the 2018 All-Star Game, Yankees OF Aaron Judge is the only pinstriped player slated to start for the American League. 

This latest update on the ballot isn't a surprise as Judge was the third-best outfielder in voting last week as well. He remains in that slot this week with 2,021,348 votes, and Mookie Betts and Mike Trout ahead of him. 

Gleyber Torres, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez also remain in second place for their respective positions, while Miguel Andujar fell to third in third bas voting as Astros' Alex Bregman took the runner-up position. Didi Gregorius also fell from third to fourth in the shortstop list. 

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Brett Gardner (11) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Brett Gardner (11) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees are usually known for what they can do at the plate, but Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton broke that stigma in back-to-back plays Wednesday night. 

In the bottom of the third, Carlos Santana roped an opposite field fly ball that looked to be extra bases. But Gardner tracked it all the way to the wall, and leaped to make a fantastic catch before crashing into the padding.

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Boone on Severino's dominance 00:00:39
Aaron Boone breaks down the dominance of Luis Severino and talks about how he is asserting himself as one of the best pitchers in the game.

Luis Severino pitched seven shutout innings and the Yankees hit two home runs en route to a 6-0 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

 

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have made it clear they will be on the prowl for another rotation piece before the trade deadline strikes. The prospects they will part with to acquire their new arm, though, is still up in the air. 

One of the top prospects that will entice teams will likely be OF Clint Frazier, who has been the odd man out among a stacked Yankees outfield that includes veterans like Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks along with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge

Though Frazier's name will likely be presented to GM Brian Cashman in proposed deals, he doesn't want to see him out of pinstripes anytime soon. 

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Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) singles during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) singles during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees were uncharacteristically silent at the plate in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Friday night in Tampa Bay. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers in the first inning, with Judge's ball just clearing the right-center field wall, and Andujar's ball just clearing the right field wall down the line.

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The stage was set for Giancarlo Stanton

With two outs and the game tied, 5-5, against the Mariners in the bottom of the ninth, the Yankee Stadium spotlight shined on Stanton as he walked to the plate. He could end the game with one swing, and in doing so, etch his first signature Yankee moment in the books. 

On an 0-2 curveball, Stanton's swing met the baseball, and a thunderous standing ovation -- something that has been long overdue for the reigning NL MVP -- followed. 

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