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Yankees | Brett Gardner to run more?

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:00:26 -0800

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner attempted only one stolen base between June 12 and Aug. 11 of last year, and he finished the second half with only five steals after stealing 15 in 18 attempts before that. Manager Joe Girardi said Gardner still had the green light to run. "Part of it is he wasn't on nearly as much the second half, and teams pay attention to him obviously a lot," Girardi said. "But that's something that probably needs to be addressed, because we need that out of him."

Fantasy Tip: Gardner still was able to steal 20 bases on the season and has hit the 20-stolen base mark in each of the last three seasons. Although it's probably unlikely he'll swipe more than 30 again, he's still a very valuable contributor in steals and runs and can approach 20-20 territory if he can stay healthy.

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Yankees | NYY still interested in Starlin Castro

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:29:15 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees remain interested in Chicago Cubs 2B Starlin Castro but are not willing to part with him for OF Brett Gardner, according to a source with knowledge of the organization's thinking.

Fantasy Tip: If the Yankees trade Gardner, it would likely be as part of a package for starting pitching help. Castro hit .265 with 11 home runs and 69 RBIs in 151 regular-season games in 2015 and is being shopped by the Cubs to multiple teams this offseason, including New York. If the Yankees stand pat at second base, Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder would platoon at the position in 2016 but would only be worth drafting in AL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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MLB | Yanks-Cubs talking trade

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:49:27 -0800

The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are discussing a potential deal that would send OF Brett Gardner to the Cubs in exchange for 2B Starlin Castro, according to a source. The Cubs are in desperate need of a center fielder with free-agent OF Dexter Fowler (Cubs) expected to leave in free agency. The Yankees are in need of a second baseman, and Castro made the move from shortstop to second in August.

Fantasy Tip: This is a potential trade that would likely benefit both parties involved and make their fantasy values more intriguing for the 2016 season. Castro, especially, would be in the clear for guaranteed playing time in the Bronx. Stay tuned.

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Indians | CLE interested in Brett Gardner

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:50:16 -0800

The Cleveland Indians have had "preliminary" trade talks with the New York Yankees involving OF Brett Gardner.

Fantasy Tip: It's likely that the Yankees are looking for starting pitching in return for any package involving Gardner, who has seen an uptick in power over the last few seasons while experiencing a decline in the stolen base department. He hit .259 with 16 home runs, 66 RBIs and 20 steals in 151 regular-season games in 2015. His days of stealing 40+ bases appear to be over, so owners shouldn't draft Gardner next year expecting him to swipe a ton of bags regardless of where he's playing.

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Mariners | Seattle wants athletic OF

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:13:33 -0800

The Seattle Mariners may be inclined to trade for the likes of New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner, St. Louis Cardinals OFs Jon Jay or Peter Bourjos, Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin or Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. rather than sign impending free-agent OFs Dexter Fowler (Cubs), Austin Jackson (Cubs) or Denard Span (Nationals).

Fantasy Tip: Gardner is likely Seattle's top trade target and is the biggest fantasy name of the bunch. A move to pitcher-friendly Safeco Field would turn many off to Gardner, but that could make him a better value pick in 2016 fantasy drafts for his speed.

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Mariners | M's have discussed Brett Gardner

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:09:28 -0800

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner has been discussed in trade talks with the Seattle Mariners. Mariners SP James Paxton's name has come up, but talks aren't considered to have been very far along.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner is a midrate fantasy outfielder whose base-stealing prowess has failed to live up to his career-high 49 in 2011.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner plagued by wrist

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:19:49 -0800

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (wrist) played most of the season with a wrist injury, according to hitting coach Alan Cockrell. Gardner hit just .203 after Aug. 1. He was hit by a pitch on the right wrist April 13, and that's the incident that the injury possibly stemmed from.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner will likely be an upper-echelon outfielder next season, but he's 32 years old and four years removed from his 49-steal season. He has swiped 24, 21 and 20 bags, respectively the last three years, but his power has been up the last two. Just don't overvalue him in drafts thinking you're getting an elite SB threat.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury out for wild-card game

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:20:22 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury is not starting the American League wild-card game Tuesday, Oct. 6, against the Houston Astros. OF Chris Young is in his place. Two fellow lefties, OF Brett Gardner and C Brian McCann, are in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has a .253-2-11 line against lefties, which isn't much worse than his luck against right-handers. Young ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) hits .300 against Astros SP Dallas Keuchel with two doubles and a triple, so he may have some more luck.

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Yankees | Several NYY starters slumped late in season

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:56:37 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, OF Jacoby Ellsbury, OF Brett Gardner, 3B Chase Headley and C Brian McCann all batted between .174 and .224 since the start of September.

Fantasy Tip: These slumps may or may not last into next season, but for now it is something to keep an eye on if you are doing a postseason fantasy league or contest.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury back

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:15:09 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (back) returned to the lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3, with OF Brett Gardner sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is 7-for-14 (.500) lifetime against Ubaldo Jimenez and is a midrange option on FantasyScore.

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