Tag "James Paxton"

MLB Free Agent Profile: James Paxton

Alex Kielar profiles free agent pitcher James Paxton and outlines three potential landing spots for the Canadian-born southpaw.

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MLB Offseason Preview: New York Yankees

The New York Yankees had another disappointing early-round exit to finish off their 2020 season. This time around it was by the hands of their bitter American League East rivals Tampa Bay Rays in the Division Series.

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Even With Paxton Out, Yankees Have Rotation Options

James Paxton had an up-and-down inaugural campaign in New York, but he was able to become a vital piece of the team despite the hardships.

The Yankees now may be without him for up to four months this season, announcing Wednesday that he has undergone spinal surgery to alleviate a herniated lumbar disc.

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DraftKings Around the Horn October 18th, 2019

Pitching has mostly had the upper hand in the Astros/ Yankees Championship Series so naturally, because of the distinct edge in there starters, we have to side with the stronger pitching team, the Houston Astros. Justin Verlander gets an extra day’s rest with the washout Wednesday. The Yankees send left-handed starter James Paxton to the bump who has strikeout upside, but the Astros hit lefties very well. Let’s go over a few players to help build around your showdown lineups. It’s Game Five of the ALCS and it’s about time to go for a rip Around the Horn!

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Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Preview: Battle of Heavyweights

Well here we are, we made it to the Championship Series. On the American League side, we get probably the most anticipated matchup to this point in the Yankees and Astros. All season long, they were on a crash course that led to meeting in the ALCS with a trip to the World Series on the line. Both have their strengths and their weaknesses and have gone on different paths this season while having obstacles along the way.

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ALDS Preview: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins

Two teams that won over 100 games this season will begin their battle in the Bronx tonight at 7:07 ET. This series should be full of scoring as the Yankees and Twins were #1 and #2 in HRs (Twins 307-Yankees 306) and runs (Yankees 943-Twins 939). The pitching will have to be on point for both sides and mistakes in the field and on the basepaths will give the other side extra outs. Neither team can afford that with the firepower these squads have. Let’s break down the matchup.

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers

81 wins for a teams means they are assured they can finish no worse than .500. However, if you have 80 wins in August, you’ll finish above .500, guaranteed. You’ll most likely make the playoffs, too. Of course, barring catastrophic injuries or a strike.

On the radio, Tom Kent brought us back into the 80s on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, dependent on where you are in the nation and what radio station you listen to. For me, it was Saturday night. In 2019, I bring you back into the 80s, by breaking down the teams that reach 80 wins. We had two that reached that mark last night. Let’s get to work.

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MLB DFS: Monday Money Plays and Stacks for July 15, 2019

Welcome back. It’s been a little over a week since I’ve last written a DFS article but hopefully, the winning hasn’t stopped for you. The All-Star break was much-needed for me personally, but I’m very excited to be back full force, ready to drop some knowledge that may help drop some dollars into our accounts. With that said, let’s get right into the Monday Money Plays and Stacks for tonight’s games.

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The AL’s Best Team on July 1st. The NL’s Best Team on July 1st.

Tom Greene | July 2nd, 2019 On the first of June, the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers stood atop their respective leagues. Both were rolling. Both had comfortable division leads. Now, on July 1st, a team has overtaken the

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Yankees Starting Early with Paxton Trade

Now it’s time for the New York Yankees to attempt to make a run at 2019 and upgrade their pitching staff. The off-season has gotten off to a major start with the acquisition of James Paxton coming to New York from the Seattle Mariners for three prospects. The biggest name out of those prospects being Justus Sheffield, who everyone had high hopes for, but unfortunately after a late-season call-up last season which really did not pan out as hoped, he became expendable.

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