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09 Aug 2017 20:57:34
Yankees Future

2017 Offseason

NYY- Kyle Schwarber
CHC- Dellen Betances

This trade makes too much sense for me. Schwarber needs to be a DH and Yankee stadium is perfect for his LH power. Betances is in the final year of his contract (2018) and will command more money than the Yankees will be willing to spend on another RP.

NYY- Jacob deGrom
NYM- Starlin Castro, Estavan Florial, Miguel Andjuar, Dillon Tate

The Mets are starting to look like a team destine to rebuild. deGrom will be a FA following the 2019 season and would net a great return for the Mets. The Yankees have a deep farm and could use a top starter that's under control for the 18 and 19 seasons.

NYY- Tyrell Jenkins
SD- Jacoby Ellsbury ($31 million -50% of contract remaining)

The Yankees have to do what they can to get out of the Ellsbury contract. The Padres have very few players locked in long term and could afford the $10 million a year for Ellsbury over the next 3 years. It would make sense for both teams to consider.

2018 moves
LF Bryce Harper 10 years $420 million
3B Manny Machado 10 years $385 million

The Yankees have enough young players to allow them to afford Harper and Machado while the young guys (Judge, Sanchez, Frazier, Torres, Adams, Severino, Montgomery) are still under team control. They will be able to field the best team in the league for quite a run.

2019 Roster

C- Gary Sanchez
1B- Greg Bird
2B- Gleyber Torres
3B- Manny Machado
SS- Didi Gregorius
LF- Bryce Harper
CF- Clint Frazier
RF- Aaron Judge
DH- Kyle Schwarber

SP- Jacob deGrom
SP- Sonny Gray
SP- Luis Severino
SP- Jordan Montgomery
SP- Chance Adams

SU- Tommy Kanhle
CL- Aroldis Chapman

This is all obviously hypothetical, but I honestly feel that the Yankees will do something along these lines to ensure they're putting out the best team possible while their young core is under control. This team would easily be the top team in the league with players locked up for another few years. I think the Yankees will get back to spending and being the top team in the MLB for the foreseeable future.


1.) 09 Aug 2017 22:29:16
Seriously, these are terrible. The Mets aren't going to hand over deGrom for that cheap. It's going to cost the Yankees a massive premium.

2.) 10 Aug 2017 00:04:49
The Yanks won't get deGrom for that package - it would take lots more. It would take more than a reliever to get Schwarber. As for Harper and Machado, the Yanks could get one, but won't get both.

3.) 10 Aug 2017 03:41:40
Yeah, I agree with thestatbook, those trades all seem to favor the Yanks, especially the degrom one. And I don't see any team, even the yankees, shelling out 800 mil in one offseason for two players.

4.) 10 Aug 2017 05:09:14
No one wants ellsbury I think that's the worst trade on here because Jenkins isn't awful, believe he was the other player involved in the heyward and Miller deal and plus all these other deals the opposing team to the yanks get screwed.

5.) 31 Aug 2017 17:12:21
I don't think Yankees wanna sign hitters to big contracts anymore. Reason for the young bats. They need to use that money on legit ace pitchers. They have the bats they just need to get mlb experience. Of course sign cheaper hitters at $18 per year just not $40+ per.



08 Aug 2017 15:11:19

CHC- Dellin Betances
NYY- Kyle Schwarber

NYY- Christian Yelich
MIA- Chance Adams, Tyler Wade, Miguel Andujar

SP Yu Darvish 5 years $150 million

C- Gary Sanchez
1B- Greg Bird
2B- Starlin Castro
3B- Gleyber Torres
SS- Didi Gregorius
LF- Clint Frazier
CF- Christian Yelich
RF- Aaron Judge
DH- Kyle Schwarber

SP- Yu Darvish
SP- Sonny Gray
SP- Masahiro Tanaka
SP- Luis Severino
SP- Jordan Montgomery

7th- Tommy Kanhle
SU- David Robertson
CL- Aroldis Chapman


1.) 08 Aug 2017 17:06:37
That Yelich trade HAS to be a joke, right?

2.) 08 Aug 2017 17:36:48
AJ are not paying attention to anything? Yankees aren't going to need Yelich, they have Judge, Gardner, Hicks, Frazier, and Ellsbury (who will probably not be there next year) . Not to mention a plethora of outfielders in the minors.

3.) 08 Aug 2017 18:51:54
^included in said plethora is Estevan Florial. With Frazier, Judge and Hicks they honestly won't have a need for Schwarber either.

Betances provides much more value to a playoff team than Schwarber anyways.

4.) 08 Aug 2017 22:10:35
The other point is that Yelich is going to cost a team WAY more than this. He's young and controllable, as well as ridiculously good. Start with a top 10 prospect, and add from there.



02 Aug 2017 16:14:56
Rays Offseason

TB- Jose Abreu
CWS- Jose De Leon, Lucius Fox

CWS have one big piece left and that's Abreu. They will look to move him in the offseason. His contract is reasonable and TB will be looking for pieces with control and affordable. This move benefits both teams.

Lucas Duda 4 years $36 million
Neil Walker 2 years $24 million

LF- Corey Dickerson
2B- Neil Walker
3B- Evan Longoria
1B- Jose Abreu
DH- Lucas Duda
RF- Steven Souza Jr
C- Wilson Ramos
CF- Kevin Kiermaier
SS- Willie Adames

C- Jesus Sucre
IF- Matt Duffy
IF- Adeiny Hechavarria
OF- Mallex Smith
UT- Brad Miller

SP- Chris Archer
SP- Jake Odorizzi
SP- Brent Honeywell
SP- Jacob Faria
SP- Blake Snell

MR- Dan Jennings
SU- Brad Boxberger
CL- Alex Colume


1.) 03 Aug 2017 03:39:32
Your trade has some merit. The free agent signings? Not so much, especially Walker. That would mean Brad Miller, Matt Duffy, Hechavarria and Willy Adames all vying for playing time and the starting SS job. I don't think they traded Moore and prospects to put Duffy and Adeiny on the pine.

2.) 03 Aug 2017 03:39:55
Also, you left Alex Cobb and Matt Andriese out of the team's plans.

3.) 03 Aug 2017 05:05:06
Cobb is a free agent this winter.

4.) 03 Aug 2017 18:02:34
Sox aren't trading Abreu anytime soon. Especially not for a headliner of De Leon.

5.) 05 Aug 2017 03:49:18
Forgot that about Cobb. Dude will make big coin this winter.

6.) 05 Aug 2017 13:31:42
No worries. It'll be interesting to see what these middle rotation arms make. I'm guessing around 13-18M a year.

7.) 05 Aug 2017 14:03:38
Cobb is good enough that he would be a No. 1 SP on some teams, and the No. 2 SP on many. He will be at the high end of that spectrum.

8.) 05 Aug 2017 18:12:13
I think we'll have to disagree on that. He doesn't have the peripherals to control front line starter money. Maybe for someone like Milwaukee or Kansas City.

9.) 08 Aug 2017 20:22:54
I am going to agree with thestatbook on this. I don't see Cobb getting the top end of starter money. He is good enough to be a number 1 on a bad team like the Marlins or even the Phillies. A good team like the Dodgers, probably 4 or 5. I think no more than 15 million a year for Cobb.



01 Aug 2017 17:20:05

Jay Bruce 3 years $36 million (Played well in NY and the market for OF is not that strong)
Neil Walker 2 years $22 million (Spoke about an extension in the offseason, will get it done)

Jake Arrieta 1 year $20 million (one year deal to improve his stock after a rough 2017)
Jonathon Lucroy 2 years $23 million (Good veteran to improve the Mets staff)

SS- Amed Rosario
CF- Michael Conforto
LF- Yoenis Cespedes
RF- Jay Bruce
2B- Neil Walker
C- Jonathon Lucroy
1B- Dominic Smith
3B- Wilmer Flores

C- Travis d'Arnaud
IF- TJ Rivera
IF- Jose Reyes
OF- Juan Lagares
OF- Brandon Nimmo

SP- Jacob deGrom
SP- Noah Syndergaard
SP- Jake Arrieta
SP- Matt Harvey
SP- Steven Matz

LR- Robert Gsellman
MR- Zach Wheeler
MR- Jamie Callahan
MR- Seth Lugo
MR- Jeremy Blevins
SU- AJ Ramos
CL- Jenrys Familia

The Mets have $80 million committed to the payroll for next season. They played this year around $130 million. They have about $50 million to spend this year. These moves take up $54 million in cap space. This would be the only way the Mets take advantage of their window.


1.) 01 Aug 2017 23:49:44
Arrieta has been an average starter this year. I really don't think he'll be accepting a 1 year contract at this point in his career. Might be taking a lesser amount per year but he'll still get some years.

2.) 02 Aug 2017 05:39:26
They'll have less than $50M. You have to consider the arbitration costs of deGrom, d'Arnaud, Flores, Harvey, Wheeler, and even more so, Syndergaard.

By the time they pay out those salaries, it's closer to about $15M–20M. I doubt the Mets can do anything significant unless their ownership stops being so cheap.

3.) 03 Aug 2017 03:40:59
Lucroy has had a terrible year, both offensively and framing pitches.

4.) 03 Aug 2017 18:04:15
Harvey will not be pitching for the Mets next year.



26 Jul 2017 14:27:47
NYM- Alex Verdugo
LAD- Addison Reed


1.) 26 Jul 2017 15:08:38
The Dodgers aren't going to trade a top prospect for a rental.

2.) 26 Jul 2017 15:52:55
The Cubs gave up Torres, McKinney and others for a rental. This is along the lines of what it will take for a top reliever now.

3.) 26 Jul 2017 16:29:46
I am well aware of that, are you comparing Reed to Chapman? I don't see the Dodgers giving up Verdugo for a rental. Unless that rental is Yu Darvish.

4.) 26 Jul 2017 16:44:44
No, but Chapman isn't available right now. He is the best Reliever available this year and his value goes way up for that reason.

5.) 26 Jul 2017 16:48:44
A trade for Addison Reed will more like the Anthony Swarzak trade than it will the Chapman trade.

Swarzak has been twice as good as Reed this year and got a mediocre return.

6.) 26 Jul 2017 17:12:30
Reed is a closer which holds much more value. And over the past two years, he has been very consistent. Reed is better than Swarzak and will definitely bring back more.

7.) 26 Jul 2017 20:03:33
The role Addison Reed holds on the Mets holds literally zero bearing in his trade value to another team. In 2017, Swarzak has double the WAR of Reed, and both are rentals.

Every peripheral stat suggests Swarzak has been better this year, whether you want to use BABIP, GB%, HR%, xFIP, FIP, or anything. Swarzak has been light years better and got a super lousy return. I don't think the Mets are going to get a top 100 prospect for a worse RP.

8.) 26 Jul 2017 22:11:42
Reed is the best reliever on the market?

Zach Britton, Justin Wilson, Hunter Strickland and now rumblings of Filipe Rivero then factor in the fact that he's a rental. No shot.

9.) 26 Jul 2017 23:22:17
Forget stats, Addison Reed is the most valuable reliever because Mets fans say so.

10.) 27 Jul 2017 05:29:07
Oh i forgot about that because the most important thing is what Met fans say. Stats and logic don't matter.




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26 Jul 2017 17:12:30
Reed is a closer which holds much more value. And over the past two years, he has been very consistent. Reed is better than Swarzak and will definitely bring back more.




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26 Jul 2017 16:46:19
If they're getting both Gray and Alonso, I can see them getting back both. Either way, the Yankees are tearing down a good farm for some mediocre players. Not sure I agree. Gray is too inconsistent for my liking.




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26 Jul 2017 16:44:44
No, but Chapman isn't available right now. He is the best Reliever available this year and his value goes way up for that reason.




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26 Jul 2017 15:53:51
I didn't, but I have heard that the Yankees are working on a trade for both Gray and Alonso and they're interested in Florial. I think Mateo and Adams would make this a good deal for both.




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26 Jul 2017 15:52:55
The Cubs gave up Torres, McKinney and others for a rental. This is along the lines of what it will take for a top reliever now.





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