03 Dec 2017 20:36:24
Yankees Offseason

Sign Shohei Otani (INT $3.5 million )
Sign Jake Mcgee 2 years $18 million
Sign Miguel Montero 1 year $5 million
Sign Seth Smith 1 year $6 million
Resign CC Sabathia 1 year $10 million
Resign Todd Frazier 2 years $22 million (player option for 2nd year)

Yankees trade: CF Jacoby Ellsbury and $45 million

Royals trade: LHP Evan Steele

Option LHP Jordan Montgomery to AAA Scranton

1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Aaron Judge RF
3. Gary Sanchez C
4. Didi Gregorius SS
5. Starlin Castro 2B
6. Aaron Hicks LF
7. Todd Frazier 3B
8. Greg Bird 1B
9. Shohei Otani DH

1. Chase Headley 3B/1B/DH
2. Miguel Montero C
3. Seth Smith OF
4. Ronald Torreyes INF

1. Luis Severino
2. Masahiro Tanaka
3. Sonny Gray
4. CC Sabathia
5. Shohei Otani/Chad Green

Adam Warren
Chad Green/Shohei Otani
Jake Mcgee
David Robertson
Tommy Kahnle
Dellin Betances
Aroldis Chapman

1.) 04 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 23:23:22
Yankees didn’t make the first cut for otani. He prefers
A small market team on west coast.

2.) 04 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 00:10:39
Can I just start by laughing about how Yankees fans were sure they had Ohtani?

Other than that, I think these are pretty decent and seem reasonable. Good work.

3.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 14:38:07
I am going to say this, Yankee fans thought the Yankees would get Ohtani because everyone else (writers, analyst, front office personnel, etc) all thought the same, so you really can't bash Yankee fans for assuming this when everyone else thought the same.

4.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 17:18:46
There's one thing to be think, "oh, hey, people say we have a chance. " But that's not what Yankees fans did.

They brazenly slotted him onto their team. I know multiple, I repeat, multiple Yankee fans who made customized Ohtani jerseys. MLBTR, Fangraphs, Bleacher Report, ESPN. Their comment boards are chock-full of Yankee fans who got into flame wars because they KNEW Ohtani was going to be a Yankee.

So yes, I can bash them. It's not a generalization, but it's certainly a very loud group of people who made a laughing stock out of Yankee fans.

No one actually knew what Ohtani was looking for. This is why we don't read much into the Hot Stove until we actually have a cooked product.

5.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 17:55:13
well that part is true, some people went overboard with that. but it may not have happened if no one thought they weren't the favorites. Now they all are probably disappointed they aren't get Matain either.

6.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 23:22:36
Maitan is severely overrated.