17 Nov 2018 15:32:31
Yankees Offseason


Trade #1

Indians get Sonny Gray, Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, Luke Voit, Tommy Kahnle and Jonathan Holder

Yankees get Corey Kluber

Trade #2

Diamondbacks get Jacoby Ellsbury, Jordan Montgomery, Greg Bird, Austin Romine, Estevan Florial, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Luis Medina

Yankees get Paul Goldschmidt and Zach Greinke

Free Agency

Let J.A. Happ, Andrew McCutchen, Lance Lynn, and Adeiny Hechavarria walk.

Resign Zach Britton for 3 years and $42 million

Resign David Robertson for 2 years and $20 million

Resign Neil Walker for 1 year and $5 million

Sign Bryce Harper for 10 years and $350 million

Sign Patrick Corbin for 5 years and $100 million

Sign Andrew Miller for 2 years and $26 million

Sign Brian McCann for 1 year and $5 million



CF Hicks
RF Judge
1B Goldschmidt
LF Harper
DH Stanton
C Sanchez
SS Gregorius
3B Andujar
2B Torres


C McCann
IF Walker
IF Torreyes
OF Gardner





1.) 17 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 15:53:12
My goodness you truly are clueless. The only thing I could see as a start for Kluber is Sheffield, after that none of what you suggested would be in that package. The trade with the Diamondbacks won't happen. Yankees aren't interested in either player. Harper won't happen, Britton will likely not be back, Robertson has some heat over playoff shares so I don't think he will be back. Did you forget Gregorious will be out at least half the season with TJ surgery?

2.) 17 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 16:43:29
I don’t see why this is so bad. The Indians have said they are looking to reshuffle not rebuild. They need to get rid of some salary because of market constraints. They can still win that division with ease. That entire package is built around players that are young, cheap, controllable, and ready to help them win now. That is more beneficial to them than players with slightly higher ceilings in Class A ball.

To just simply say the Goldschmidt won’t happen is lazy. The Yankees have been linked to him all offseason. The Diamondbacks are losing a lot of key players this year and are likely rebuilding. He is going into his walk year so they can’t expect a huge haul and I have them taking back Greinke and his massive deal with them taking back Ellsbury who is owed far less money and for one less year.

As for Harper, I have them getting rid of Ellsbury and Frazier which leaves them with Gardner, Hicks, and Judge in the outfield with Stanton as the primary DH. Gardner is not an everyday player at this stage of his career and is much more suited to be a soft hitting, defense first fourth outfielder that provides some speed and leadership. That leaves left field open for Harper. I think he is a better fit than Machado because he is a lefty to balance out a righty heavy lineup. Just because you’ve heard the Yankees aren’t in on Harper doesn’t mean they aren’t. It just means Cashman rarely tips his hand.

Lastly, it has been reported that the Yankees have interest in bringing Britton back and he has interest in returning even if it means not being the closer. Same with Robertson and the playoff shares issue is really overblown. I did not forget that Didi is having Tommy John surgery. The roster listed above is when they are at full strength not opening day.

3.) 17 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 17:33:27
Trade 1: Why would the Indians want Luke Voit? They have Encarnacion and Alonso. There's no reason to take on Voit. Also, that's a lot of quantity for the Yankees (You have twelve rostered players being moved for three coming back) .

Trade 2: Greinke's remaining contract minus Ellsbury's makes Greinke about $19M a year. Why would the Diamondbacks even consider giving another team that kind of value?

And if I'm Arizona, I'm not taking 6 guys I have to give a 40-man roster spot to. After Rule 5 protections and the two spots I'm giving away (Greinke and Goldschmidt), I don't even have space on the 40-man roster for those guys.

4.) 18 Nov 2018
18 Nov 2018 15:54:31
The fact you don't see that is bad proves that you are clueless. A good trade for Kluber would be Sheffield or FLorial, possibly both, Frazier, and one or two others. Next, yes there has been chatter about the yankees and Goldschmidt, but they are interested. read the second post down. goo.gl/GS1w4x

Yes, in your scenario it is possible for them to get Harper, but I personally don't think they will. They could end up signing Pollack or another outfielder. I also don't think the playoff shares thing is overblown otherwise it would not have been made a story. Plenty of teams need closers and I believe both Robertson and Britton will be offered more money by other teams to close.

5.) 19 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018 14:58:58
There are yankee fans that post from the prospective that their organization is doing mlb teams a favor by trading with them and they can offer marginal quality and quantity and receive top players and or prospects in return. Indians fans would revolt at such a one sided suggestion.