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Yankees trade Tyler Wade to the Angels

It only took a few days for Tyler Wade to find a new home. The Yankees designated Wade for assignment on Friday as part of the team’s 40-man roster cleanup and Rule 5 protection transactions, and now, he’s headed west. Wade is from California, so this deal to the Angels is a homecoming of sorts. His hometown is about an hour drive away from the team’s ballpark.

Wade, who turns 27 tomorrow, is first time arbitration eligible and has a projected $700,000 salary in 2022. He’ll likely serve in a utility role with the Angels, similar to his time in New York.

A Window to 2022

Goodbye guns 😥

Among the Yankees’ moves to free up 40-man roster space was a dual DFA: Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade. While not officially the end for either player, the move tells us that they’re essentially done as Yankees, a disappointing end for the duo.

While Wade won’t find fans ’round this blog, it’s worth noting that his profile suggested he could be a useful piece for the Yankees’ bench. It just didn’t work out that way. It’s entirely possible he fills this role for another team, and we wish him well on a personal level.

Clint, on the other hand, was one of our personal favorites, but it just didn’t work out for him. Head injuries led to a blown chance at the beginning of this season and that effectively sunk his Yankee career. It’s too bad because his personality and skillset made him seem destined for stardom in New York. Hopefully, Clint gets healthy and tears it up somewhere.

Game 130: Offense and defense leave Montgomery hanging

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A new win streak did not start today. Instead, the A’s topped the Yankees 3-1 thanks to a clutch two-run homer from Tony Kemp against Chad Green in the eighth inning. The Bombers offense was quiet as they often are when Jordan Montgomery starts, for whatever reason. Monty was very good today, of course.

After taking the first two games of this series and riding a 13-game winning streak, the Yanks have now lost two in a row. That pushes them to six games behind the first place Rays in the division, though the Yankees do hold a two game edge on Boston for the top Wild Card spot. Fortunately, Tampa Bay is done playing the Orioles this season, though they did what they were supposed to do against them. Anyway, let’s get to the takeaways from this evening’s loss:

Game 124: It’s the Twins, do we really need to explain what happened?

Not sure if I can trust a Win Probability Chart that didn’t have the Yankees’ odds of beating the Twins at 100% to start the game.

Surprise, surprise. The Yankees toppled Minnesota once again, this time to the tune of a 7-1 score. It’s too bad tomorrow’s forecast is no good, because another nice easy victory would have been fun to watch. Anyway, this afternoon’s victory brings the Yankees to 20 games over .500 for the first time this season.

Since I mentioned the forecast, I’m going to keep today’s takeaways brief. We’re trying to prepare ourselves for the impending hurricane at my home, so I don’t have a ton of time to really dig into this game anyway. Besides, how much is there really to say about another beatdown of the Twins?

Game 114: The D-team gets it done

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When it seems like half of the current 26-man roster has COVID and the Yankees are running out names in the lineup that even die-hard fans barely recognize, you might see “bullpen day” and think the team is throwing in the towel.  Not so.  The Triple-A Yankees and Everyone in the Bullpen got it done today, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to cement a series win before heading out to Iowa to play baseball in a cornfield.  To the takeaways:

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