Tyler Austin Has Earned the Everyday First Baseman Job

61 plate appearances into his 2018 campaign, Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin already has more wins above replacement this season than he did for the first two seasons of his career. With Greg Bird still not expected to return until at least mid-May and the uncharacteristically substandard performance of Neil …

Greg Bird Sidelined Again, Yankees Finalize Opening Day Spots

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird has, unfortunately, become more known for his unsettling injury history than he has for his on-field performance. Earlier on March 24th, Bird had felt some discomfort in his right foot, the same foot he injured last year, which caused him to miss 114 games. An MRI revealed …

Yankees Strike Gold Again With Neil Walker Signing, But How Does It Affect the Infield?

Brian Cashman slowly sipped on the remnants of his morning coffee, releasing a smile of gratification upon the completion of another astute transaction. Or, that’s what I imagined he did when he signed former Mets, Pirates and short-term Brewers infielder Neil Walker to a one-year, $4 million deal, which is …

Rays in Retrospect: A Look Back at the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

It was October 19, 2008. Defending World Series champions against the first Rays team to ever compete in the playoffs. $147,075,645 vs $51,020,720. David Price induced a ground out to second baseman Akinori Iwanura, and the Rays, a year removed from having the worst record in the bigs, a team that …