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03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Yankees
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Jarrett Seidler

02-20

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Prospectus Feature: Arbitration Clash
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Jarrett Seidler

02-20

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Deep, But Playable: Didi Gregorius, Power Hitter?
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Craig Goldstein

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
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Bryan Grosnick

02-03

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Players Prefer Presentation: Here We Are Again
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Meg Rowley

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: 86 For 103
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Matthew Trueblood

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York
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Kenny Ducey

11-25

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Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era
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Cat Garcia

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Building, Yankees Rebuilding
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Matthew Trueblood, George Bissell and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-28

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Prospect Profile: James Reeves
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Jessica Quiroli

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance
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Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Tools of Ignorance: Why Was Chapman So Expensive?
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Jeff Quinton

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Does 'Elite Closer' Mean Less Volatility?
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Henry Druschel

08-06

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BP Bronx
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Evan Davis

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Carlos Beltran's Deadline Deja Vu
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Kenny Ducey, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Jarrett Seidler and Ben Carsley

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the Tribe
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford, Jarrett Seidler, Kenny Ducey and Adam McInturff

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Reunite With Clippard
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Kenny Ducey and Steve Givarz

07-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Superstar as Washed-Up Hack
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Aaron Gleeman

07-27

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Cold Takes: Stuck With Him
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Patrick Dubuque

07-27

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What You Need to Know: That Summertime Sadness
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Nicolas Stellini

07-27

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Pitching Backward: Valuing Relievers, in July and Otherwise
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Jeff Long

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley
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Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Just For the Record
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Ashley Varela

07-21

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Rubbing Mud: Why the Yankees Should Sell Hard
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Matthew Trueblood

07-17

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BP Bronx
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Nicolas Stellini

07-17

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Rubbing Mud: Another Look At Doyle, Smoltz, Andersen, Bagwell
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Matthew Trueblood

07-12

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Prospectus Feature: Nothing Slows Rich Teams Except Themselves
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Henry Druschel

07-10

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BP Bronx
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Ben Diamond

07-03

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BP Bronx
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Stacey Gotsulias

06-26

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BP Bronx
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Nicolas Stellini

06-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-19

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

06-18

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Raising Aces: The Speed At Which Things Change
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Doug Thorburn

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Don't Ever Get Used to Coors Field
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Nicolas Stellini

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: First Base Merry-Go-Round
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James Fegan, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-11

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BP Bronx
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Evan Davis

06-08

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Cold Takes: The Stolen Bases Stolen From Us
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Patrick Dubuque

06-04

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The Oldest, Worst Baseball Video Game
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Patrick Dubuque

05-31

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Cold Takes: The Milestone Percentage Added
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Patrick Dubuque

05-29

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

05-21

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BP Bronx
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-14

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Raising Aces: Why Max Scherzer?
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Doug Thorburn

05-13

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Fifth Column: Wearing It
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Michael Baumann

05-10

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What You Need to Know: Sonny Gray's Short-Lived Mound Shuffle
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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What You Need to Know: Yankees Find a New Way to Lose
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Emma Baccellieri

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They've collected some of the best young talent in the game, but are the Yankees capable of making noise in 2017?

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After beating Dellin Betances in arbitration the Yankees added to the drama by going public with criticism of the star reliever.

The arbitration process sucks. It sucks for the team. It sucks for the player. The player, his agent, and key front office personnel go into a room where their lawyers and contractors argue why the player is worse or better than he initially appears. At the end of the day, three professional arbitrators who don’t necessarily have intimate knowledge of MLB player value decide between the player’s submitted salary number and the team's submitted salary number.

These decisions are almost always fitted on a player’s service time, past salary, and the closest comps based on antiquated box score-level stats like wins, saves, batting average, home runs, and RBI, as those stats are generally what the arbitrators understand. The process has been around long enough that there are almost always comparables. Because of this, groups like the Pace Law baseball arbitration team are able to project arbitration awards with stunning accuracy without even being in the room, and an annual national law school arbitration competition occurs with MLB’s system as the model. Often, this is all about a couple hundred-thousand dollars, a pittance in the overall budget of MLB teams.

The Yankees reached arbitration settlements with six of the players they tendered. The seventh was Dellin Betances, one of the best relievers in baseball, entering arbitration for the first time. The Yankees offered $3 million and Betances countered at $5 million. The Yankees are a "file-and-trial" team, which means once the arbitration numbers are officially exchanged they will no longer negotiate a one-year deal.

Economist Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors went a step beyond looking at cases individually and fitted a statistical model to project arbitration salaries across the league, since the comparables are so stable. Swartz’s model for relievers is pretty clear: saves get paid and holds don’t. Swartz also found that the arbitration panel hews so closely to past precedents that a player is unlikely to get more than $1 million beyond the previously highest-paid player for his role and service time, no matter how much better he was than that past comparable. Swartz’s model is generally well-regarded and projected Betances’ median arbitration award at $3.4 million for 2017, far closer to the team filing than the player filing. It’s no surprise that the Yankees won the case, no matter how unfairly light that $3 million number may seem at first glance.

I suspect nothing further would’ve happened here except perhaps a generic disappointment quote from Betances, but then Yankees president Randy Levine went to the media. You certainly wouldn’t be reading about it here on BP—across town, Wilmer Flores’ arbitration victory over the Mets floated through the papers as a couple of sentences in a pre-spring training slice of life story, garnering no major regional or national attention.

Why Levine chose to go after Betances in the media after winning is a question only Levine himself can answer. Arbitration proceedings are often rancorous. It often puts the team in a position where it has to trash its own player for financial advantage, pointing out things like how slow he is to the plate. Occasionally these things boil over; Jerry Blevins’ arbitration win over the Nationals in 2015 was reportedly a factor in his trade a few weeks later to the Mets. This proceeding was apparently particularly bad, but again, the Yankees won.

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February 20, 2017 6:00 am

Deep, But Playable: Didi Gregorius, Power Hitter?

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Craig Goldstein

Can the Yankees shortstop repeat last year's unexpected power surge?

We’ve long recognized Didi Gregorius as a deft hand in the field. The question was always how much he would end up hitting. It’s a question that wasn’t asked too often, given the low baseline for meaningful contribution, set cleat-high due to how good he was at one of the most difficult positions.

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February 10, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?

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Bryan Grosnick

Mike Napoli, Brandon Moss, Logan Morrison, and Chris Carter learn that it's a tough offseason to be a veteran bat.

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Hal Steinbrenner asked a question without really wanting to know the answer.

I made a mistake: I thought about this from the player’s perspective. I thought about the player. Or perhaps, I thought about it as mostly mattering with respect to individual players, as mostly serving to modify their behavior. On Thursday, Hal Steinbrenner reminded me of my error.

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December 8, 2016 1:13 pm

Transaction Analysis: 86 For 103

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Matthew Trueblood

Aroldis Chapman returns to New York five months after being traded, signing the richest deal ever for a reliever.

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December 6, 2016 1:33 pm

Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York

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Kenny Ducey

Matt Holliday is 37, but the Yankees hope the longtime slugger can still beef up the middle of their lineup.

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November 25, 2016 6:00 am

Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era

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Cat Garcia

In clearing the catcher job for Gary Sanchez the Yankees got good value in return for Brian McCann.

The New York Yankees. They’re 27-time champions, they’re home to some of the greatest names in baseball history, and they’ve been out of the heat of contention for an uncharacteristically long time now.

The Yankees have been lining up pieces for what they hope is a new era of Bronx dominance since they sold off the big parts of their bullpen, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, in July, leading baseball folks to wonder “what are they up to?” Well, now general manager Brian Cashman is making it clear.

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Houston got to work in a hurry, trading for Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick and Charlie Morton.

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Mike Trout trade speculation, Boston going after Greg Holland, and Miami bidding on Kenley Jansen.

Red Sox “aggressively” pursuing Holland

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Baltimore goes dumpster diving, Cleveland brings Coco Crisp home, and the Jeff Francoeur tour adds another stop.

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How a lesser known Yankees prospect is helping himself stand out.

James Reeves stepped on the field in Tampa to accept an honor from his current team, the Tampa Yankees. Reeves was named Pitcher of the Month, just a week after holding down the Florida State League honor for Pitcher of the Week.

The day the lefty received the monthly award, he was preparing to take the mound for his 12th start of the 2016. He was upbeat and humorous in the early part of the day, but, later, as the game got closer, he was quieter, an unwavering focus showed on his face as he walked toward his locker. That mix of concentration and lightheartedness has served him well. In June, the Yankees switched the script and decided to make Reeves a full-time starter.

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