AL East

Analyzing The Aaron Hicks Extension

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By: Noah Wright   Yesterday, the Yankees extended center fielder Aaron Hicks to a 7 year, $70 million deal with an 8th year team option. To me, it was an interesting signing with the team that still has young outfielder Clint Frazier, and Estevan Florial that could see his major league debut by the end of 2019. Regardless, the Yankees locked down a quality center field option. Last season, Aaron Hicks batted a strong .248/.366/.833 line in 581 PA’s. He also blasted a career high 27 home runs, the 4th most by any CF last season. Hicks also showed he’s...

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Yankees Agree To Extension With Aaron Hicks

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By: Allen Gary   On Monday Morning, The Yankees inked Center Fielder Aaron Hicks to a 7 year $70 million extension that will keep him off the free agent market. The extension starts this season, the switch-hitting Hicks is scheduled to make $6 million. The 29-year-old Hicks is coming off a career year in homers (27), RBIs (79), games played (137), and runs (90). Since being acquired from the Twins for catcher John Ryan Murphy (who now plays for the Diamondbacks) after the 2015 season, Hicks has become the Yankees regular Center Fielder, where he is an elite defender. In...

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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia Formally Announces Retirement After 2019 Season

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By: Gary Allen   New York- On Saturday, Yankees Lefty CC Sabathia formally Announced that the upcoming 2019 Season will be his last. His Wife, Amber, and his Children, and other of his yankee teammates in attendance during the press conference at the Yankees spring training facility in Tampa, FL, Sabathia Formalized what he had been hinting during the offseason. During the press conference, Sabathia took time to acknowledge his family and friends, who had assisted him throughout his illustrious 18-year major league career. “ I wouldn’t be here today after 18 years in the big leagues without so many people—starting...

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How The Blue Jays Can Fix Their Infield

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By: Daniel Wilkins   In 2015, the Toronto Blue Jays were one of the most dominant teams in the American League. They won the AL East, finished with 93 wins, and lost the ALCS to the Royals. They had an All-Star lineup including Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Jose Reyes, and Jose Bautista. On the mound, veterans like R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle led the way while youngsters Drew Hutchison and David Price brought up the rear. In the bullpen, Aussie reliever Liam Hendriks was a fierce righty who set up 20-year old Roberto Osuna, who finished 4th in...

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The Toronto Blue Jays Will Be World Series Contenders By 2020

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By: Noah Wright   All teams go through a rebuild, and the Blue Jays’ have basically done a quick rebuild. Other than Roberto Osuna, they didn’t really trade off large pieces to deepen the farm, but they have rather done it through drafting and signing prospects. So far, it’s built a really good farm system. So with that, let me go over why the Toronto Blue Jays can be World Series contenders in 2020. The Infield: The Blue Jays could have one of the best young infields by the end of 2019. We all know who could be the 2019...

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