How the Yankees are trying to get bowlers to shoot more forcefully

TAMPA – Pickway, a 22-year-old right-winger who finished last season with High-A Hudson Valley, casually mentioned this week while speaking to reporters at Steinbrenner Field that he hit 100 mph with a radar gun in 2021. About a year ago around this time, left-handed member Ken Waldichuk, who might find his way into the Yankees’ staff at some point this season, mentioned his notable speed increase. Throughout the Yankees’ minor league system, which is filled with triple-speed arms, there has been an increasing focus on a simple strategy: throwing harder.…

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Yankees fight Dodgers, Rangers, Tiger to sign shortstop

Register here Get Inside the Yankees delivered to your inbox every Friday morning. The last time the Yankees faced a stark gap in a key position, general manager Brian Cashman and owner Hal Steenbrenner made sure they got Gerrit Cole to lead the rotation ahead of the 2020 season. Cashman has been very public about the team’s need for a new stopping point, but there is no “beluga whale” for GM to finally land as he did when Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million deal after being drafted into the…

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