FanGraphs | Jacques Mailhot: After a nine-game winning streak that included sweeps from the Cleveland Guardians, Baltimore Oriolesand Kansas City Royals, the Yankees have risen to the top of the FanGraphs rankings. take the leap Dishes and Dodgers. The team’s power surge was the main reason for the surge as they scored 7.4 points/game during the streak, although the pitching staff was no slouch either.
ESP | Associated Press: Yesterday, the Yankees started a three-game set across the border against the Toronto Blue Jays. Because Canadian law prohibits unvaccinated people from entering the country except in the most extreme circumstances – a category that does not include professional sports, for reasons that should be obvious – several teams have been forced to play without their full alignment. The Red Sox had to maneuver their starting rotation so that Tanner Houck wouldn’t be lined up to start in Torontowhile Oakland’s A’s were without receiver Austin Allen and lefties AJ Puk and Kirby Snead.
Fortunately, despite the fact that at least some Yankees members weren’t vaccinated during spring training, the Yankees were allowed to bring their entire team north of the border. For this reason, we now know that the entire roster has received the COVID-19 vaccine – a good thing not only because it allows the team to be at full strength for critical matches against their division rivals. , but also because getting vaccinated is generally only a very good thing for public and personal health.
MLB Players Association | Jerry Crasnick: Reaching the ten-year mark is a very important step in a Major League career. Sure, it comes with tangible benefits — full MLB pension, inclusion in the Hall of Fame ballot — but more importantly for players, it means you’ve really, really made it. In April, a trio of Yankees — Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo and Zack Britton — reached that milestone, and to commemorate the occasion, they spoke with Jerry Crasnick and the MLBPA to reflect on their decade-long journey.
NJ.com | mike rosenstein: We don’t usually write about our Crosstown rivals, but every once in a while the Mets have a story that’s relevant in the Bronx. Yesterday afternoon, the Mets designated former Yankees infielder Robinson Canó for assignment to reduce their active roster to 26. Although Robby hasn’t been pinstriped in nearly a decade now , he was an important member of the 2009 World Events championship team. His career since leaving the Yankees has been marred by PED scandals, but it’s still hard to see his career ending like this.