Gary Phillips


Gary Phillips is a contributor at The Athletic and Sporting News, the Managing Editor of USA Today Sports' Jets Wire and a podcast host at Locked on Yankees. Phillips has previously worked for Bleacher Report, FanRag Sports, The Bergen Record, CNBC, NBC News, NJ.com, The Journal Inquirer and The Journal News. A journalism graduate of Seton Hall, Class of 2017, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Setonian, the university's award-winning student newspaper. He can be reached at garyhphillips@outlook.com or 845-825-7030.

Locked On Yankees

Luis Severino And The Next Five Years

In this edition of Locked On Yankees, Larry talked about the various weather and travel issues endured by the Yankees with three flight delays and seven postponements already. Larry also breaks down where the Yankees are through the first third of the 162-game marathon while giving an educated guess to where they’re going. Also, today is draft day and Larry delves into what the Yankees might do during the draft while the major league club plays a doubleheader Monday in Detroit.
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Dustin Fowler Has Shot To Be A's CF Months After Gruesome Injury

It was just seven months ago that Dustin Fowler endured one of the most gut-wrenching major league debuts of all time. A member of the Yankees at the time, the then-22-year-old was playing right field at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field on June 29. With two out in the first inning, Fowler raced after a foul ball down the line. Full speed ahead, his knee collided with an unpadded electrical box fastened to the right field line wall. At first, it looked as if Fowler had just suffered a bruise — or
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How Giancarlo Stanton Affects Immediate And Future Yankee Plans

The New York Yankees made a 6-foot-6, 245-pound splash this past weekend, landing Giancarlo Stanton in a deal with the Miami Marlins. The deal immediately positioned the Yankees as World Series favorites in 2018 – according to Vegas – but this deal will have a lasting impact well beyond this coming season. Stanton gives the Yankees a bona fide slugger and reigning NL MVP, but he also comes with a sizable price tag.
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What Makes AL Rookie Of The Year Aaron Judge So Special?

As the baseball world marveled at Aaron Judge’s success last season, the 25-year-old constantly revisited his shortcomings. The New York Yankees right fielder would look at his iPhone every day. Saved on the device was a note that read “.179,” Judge’s average in 2016, a frustrating prequel to his true rookie year. The note served not only as a reminder of how hard Major League Baseball can be, but as a motivator to be better.
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