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Who is Yankees’ next Jordan Montgomery?
April 14th, 2017 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Much to the delight of New York Yankees fans, Jordan Montgomery won the fifth starter spot for 2017. It had been a long time since the Yankees had a promising left-hander of their own enter the rotation. Montgomery was a bit shaky but, overall, impressive in his debut, striking...

Spector | Future can still be bright for Severino as a starter
April 14th, 2017 at 8:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** NEW YORK - A thing to keep in mind about Luis Severino is that he's 23 years old and, after Thursday night, has made 24 starts in the major leagues. Because last season was such a mess for the righthander, bouncing between the Yankees' rotation, bullpen, and disabled list,...

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Rob Refsnyder
April 12th, 2017 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** TEAM: New York Yankees AGE: 24 POSITION: 2B, 1B, OF BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot WEIGHT: 200 pounds ACQUIRED: The New York Yankees selected Refsnyder in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. STRENGTHS First and foremost, Refsnyder is...

CTBNL: Yankees changing their approach to pitcher development
April 12th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** THE YANKEES CHANGE STRIPES In coverage of the Yankees over the last year or so, there have been many references to their purported youth movement. As recently as Monday, the very fine New York Times writer Tyler Kepner said in a profile of Brian Cashman, "As they market young...

Column: Will the real Michael Pineda please stand up?
April 11th, 2017 at 1:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** With profuse apologies to the late Winston Churchill, New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. From start to start and sometimes even pitch to pitch, you never know which Pineda will show up. Yankee fans can't even allow themselves to...