Breaking News: Yankees and Gardner Agree to One-Year Deal

Breaking News: Yankees and Gardner Agree to One-Year Deal

The Yankees Official Twitter announced earlier today that they have agreed with OF Brett Gardner on a One-Year deal for the 2019 season.

The wording of the tweet makes it seem as though the Yankees have declined Gardner’s $12.5M option for the 2019 season, and according to Mark Feinsand, the deal is expected to be worth $7.5M

This solidifies the expected Yankees 2019 Outfield to continue- as currently projected, there is plenty of offseason to go- as it was for the past two years from Left to Right with: Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, and Aaron Judge.

Here, I will give my quick analysis of the expected $7.5M/1-Year Deal:

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The Other First Base Solution from San Francisco

The Other First Base Solution from San Francisco

In many respects, Buster Posey’s value to the Giants is limited, but for the right team he could still play a valuable role. The right team would have to have enough power so that Posey, who can still get on base with a good frequency, but is no longer a major home run threat, would not be expected to be the big bopper. It would also have to be a contending team who would benefit from using Posey as an occasional catcher because of his great skill at handling pitchers, particularly young ones. If that team happened to have playing time available at first base and DH, but had a young catcher who was expected to be the starter but who might benefit from Posey’s experience and guidance that would be even better. 

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Update - Clint Frazier's Season is Over

In a season full of disappointments, this one hurts maybe the most of all.  Much of the NY Yankees fan base is behind future star Clint Frazier.  There was a great deal of hope that this would be his breakout season.  Instead, it looks like his season is over...

NY POST - Clint Frazier’s season is over

REST UP AND COME BACK STRONG IN 2019 CLINT.  WE ARE ROOTING FOR YOU!

In Before the Clock Struck 12: Yankees-Pirates Swap Adeiny Hechavarria for PTBNL

In Before the Clock Struck 12: Yankees-Pirates Swap Adeiny Hechavarria for PTBNL

Before the clock struck midnight and playoff eligibility for a traded player was nullified, the Yankees made a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for their SS of 15 games: Adeiny Hechavarria.

Hechavarria has hit .254/.287/.342 (75 OPS+) over 76 games this season, totaling 0.9 bWAR while playing SS for the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates. He has been limited to only 76 games due to a right hamstring injury that sidelined him for about a month between May and June. The Pirates picked him up off of waivers earlier in August (trading RHP Matt Seelinger to the Rays).

His value is coming to the Yankees as a defensive-first specialty, and will most likely see most of his time as a late-game defensive replacement and extra depth piece as to not overuse SS Didi Gregorius (as he looks to come back Monday from a left heel contusion) and 2B/SS Gleyber Torres.

As with the McCutchen post yesterday, I have some quick notes about Heckavarria:

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