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Yanks interview Woodward, make minor trade.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks interviewed Dodger coach Chris Woodward today for the managerial position. Woodward becomes the fifth candidate to interview for the job.

They also made a minor trade. From MLB.com:

The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then to New York in exchange for Minor League right-hander Nick Rumbelow, the clubs announced Saturday.

Sears, a left-hander, went 1-2 with a 0.65 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings combined between Class A Short-Season Everett and Class A Clinton in 2017. The 21-year-old was selected in the 11th round in ’17 by Seattle.

Then, 17, was signed by the Mariners as a free agent in 2017. The right-hander went 2-2 with a 2.64 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 61 1/3 frames while making 13 starts for the Dominican Summer League Mariners.

Rumbelow was a seventh-round selection in 2013 by the Yankees. The 26-year-old is 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 175 innings throughout his five seasons in the Minors. He went 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 15 2/3 frames for the big league club in 2015.

Yankees and Baseball news.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Free agency starts, and the Yankees didn’t offer qualifying offers ($17.4MM) to any of its free agents, Matt Holliday, Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia. Since Todd Frazier and Jaime Garcia were traded mid-season, they didn’t qualify for the offers.

Personally, outside of maybe re-signing CC for only a 1-yr. deal (and if they get the Japanese “Babe Ruth”, Shohei Otani, a 23 yr. old who not only pitches but hits well, CC wouldn’t be necessary), I would go after Alex Avila and see if he would back up Gary Sanchez. Avila is a lefty bat with a little pop. If he could catch 80 games, and hit .240 with 10 HR, I’d be happy. Austin Romine is a nice defensive catcher, but Romine can’t hit a lick (.218-2-21 in 80 games this year, OPS+ only 49).

As for Todd Frazier, it’s hard to see the Yanks bringing him back on a multi-year deal when they have not only Headley signed for next year, but also have prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar so close to being major league ready.

The Yanks did add Jake Cave and Nick Rumbelow to the 40-man roster. Cave, a soon to be 25 year old OF, is a lefty bat who hit .305-20-56 in 103 games between AA/AAA this year. Rumbelow, 26. a righty reliever, was briefly with the Yanks in 2015, going 1-1, 4.02. He missed all of 2016 recovering from TJ surgery, and was 5-1, 1.12 with six saves between AA and AAA this year.

Finalists for the top baseball awards were announced. Finalist means that person finished in the top three. Winners will be announced next week.

AL ROY: Benintendi, Judge, Mancini
NL ROY: Bell, Bellinger, DeJong
AL Mgr. of the Year: Molitor, Hinch, Francona
NL Mgr. of the Year: Roberts, Bud Black, Torey Luvullo.
NL CYA: Kershaw, Scherzer, Strasburg. Two teammates may cancel each other out.
AL CYA: Kluber, Sale and Severino. I expect Seve to finish 3rd.
AL MVP: Altuve, Judge, Jose Ramirez
NL MVP: Stanton, Goldschmidt, Votto

Ten candidates have been selected for Modern Era Hall of Fame consideration. 75% of the vote of a panel is necessary to enshrine these people not selected by the writers. Formerly known as the Veterans’ Committee, this year they concentrate on overlooked candidates who mostly had their impact from 1970-1987.  They are Marvin Miller (advocate for the players and the players union), Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Steve Garvey, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, and Luis Tiant. You can make a case for all of them. (Bold are players who, even briefly, played for the Yankees).

Brian Cashman came out today and said the reason Joe Girardi wasn’t brought back as manager was because of a disconnect and lack of communication with the players. Girardi stated that he would like to manage again somewhere.

In the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale lost 5-2. Yankees’ prospects:

SS Thairo Estrada 3 for 4, .377
RF Estevan Florial 0 for 4, .278

SP Albert Abreu (Loss, 0-2, 3.18) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
RP Andrew Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.91

Minor League Report. SWB loses Governor’s Cup, 3 games to 1.


AAA  SWB lost the Governor’s Cup (International League finals) three games to one by losing Game 4 Friday night 6-4.

DH Mike Ford 3 hits, 2 doubles.

Lail (Loss) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Holder 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez 1 IP,  0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

The way Rumbelow has pitched, he should be called up to help the Yanks over the next two weeks. He wouldn’t be eligible for the postseason, but any help over the next 15 games….

Minor League Report. SWB evens Series, Trenton in 0-2 hole. German brilliant.


AAA: SWB evened up the International League Finals at a game apiece with a 4-0 victory. Domingo German was brilliant. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI. DH Garrett Cooper 3 hits, RBI.

German (Winner) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Gomez (Hold) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rumbelow 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton is in a bind. Down 0-2 in the Eastern League finals.  RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits.

Sheffield (Loss) 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Widener 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Carroll 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Brewer 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Minor League Report. SWB advances to International League Championship Series.


AAA SWB won 1-0 to win their semifinal series over Lehigh Valley three games to one to advance to the International League’s championship series. 1B Mike Ford homered for the only run of the game.

Cortes (Winner) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Holder (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rumbelow (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

SWB will face the Durham Bulls for the Governor’s Cup.


Minor League Report. AA Trenton throws a no-no.


AAA: SWB evened up their series with Lehigh Valley at a game apiece with a 4-2 win. Chance Adams wasn’t sharp but got the win. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, scored 3 r. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 H, RBI.

Adams (winner) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Mantiply (H) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Rumbelow (S) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. Great job


AA: Trenton won 2-0 on a combined no-hitter. They are up 2-1 in the best of 5 series.

2 hits, CF Jeff Hendrix.
Rehabbing RF Clint Frazier 1 for 4, RBI. 2 for 12 on rehab so far.
3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Widener (Winner) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K.

Low A:  Charleston evened up the series at a game apiece, winning 2-1.

SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.

Garcia 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 R, 5 K.
Cedeno (W) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 w, 2 k.


Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (86-52) lost to Lehigh Valley 5-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 doubles. 2 hits 1B Ji Man Choi. 2 hits, RBI RF Mason Williams.

Lail 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 4 W, 3 K. 5.17
Feyereisen (BS, 1; L, 2-3, 3.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.62

AA:   Trenton (91-46) won 3-2. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. Rehabbing DH Garrett Cooper 2 hits. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, RBI.

Mesa 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 3 W, 6 K. 0.79
Sosebee (Bs, 1) 1 2/3 IP,  2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.91
Schwaab (W, 2-0, 2.84) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (83-50) lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR. LF Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Swanson (L, 7-3, 3.95) 5 ip, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR>
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Foley 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.32

Low A: Charleston (75-61) lost 1-0. They got just 3 hits, 2 by RF Isiah Gilliam.

Nelson (L, 3-12, 4.56) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Diehl 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.16