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05 Dec 2018 19:33:52
Yankees 2019 (Remainder) Offseason

Completed transactions:


Yankees trade:
- SP Justus Sheffield
- SP Erik Swanson
- OF Dom Thompson-Williams

Mariners trade:
- SP James Paxton

- Claimed RP Parker Bridwell




Yankees trade:
- OF Clint Frazier
- SP Jonathan Loaisiga (#2 Prospect)
- RP Jonathan Holder
- SP Glenn Otto

Indians trade:
- SP Trevor Bauer


Yankees trade:
- SP Sonny Gray

Padres trade:
- SP Jacob Nix (#14 Ranked Prospect)
- 3B Hudson Potts (#23 Ranked Prospect)


Yankees trade:
- OF Jacoby Ellsbury
- SP Nolan Martinez (#23)

Mariners trade:
- 1B Carlos Santana


- 3B/SS Manny Machado (9 years, $315M)
- RP Adam Ottavino (2 years, $22M)
- RP Zach Britton (3 years, $39M)
- INF Adeiny Hechavarria (1 year, $4M)
- OF Jon Jay (1 year, $5M)

2019 Yankees Lineup

C: Gary Sanchez
1B: Luke Voit
2B: Gleyber Torres
SS: Manny Machado
3B: Miguel Andujar
LF: Brett Gardner
CF: Aaron Hicks
RF: Aaron Judge
DH: Giancarlo Stanton

2019 Yankees Bench:
C Austin Romine
1B Carlos Santana
3B Adeiny Hechavarria
OF Jon Jay

2019 Yankees Rotation:
1. James Paxton
2. Luis Severino
3. Trevor Bauer
4. Masahiro Tanaka
5. CC Sabathia

2019 Yankees Bullpen:
Aroldis Chapman
Dellin Betances
Zach Britton
Adam Ottavino
Chad Green
Stephen Tarpley
Tommy Kahnle


1.) 05 Dec 2018 20:28:17
The Padres might be the only team in baseball to give up such an absurd package for Sonny Gray.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 21:01:45
I would doubt the Padres would give that up. Nix would instantly be around the 5th/ 6th best prospect in their system. I would imagine Gray would be more so far something like Torrens and a guy like Avila.



29 Nov 2018 02:08:46
Houston Astros Offseason:


- C Salvador Perez

- OF Yordan Alvarez (#3 Overall Prospect) (#42 In Top 100)
- RHP Corbin Martin (#6 Overall Prospect)
- LHP Brett Adcock (#27 Overall Prospect)

Astros Free Agent Signings:
- SP Dallas Keuchel (5 years, $85M)
- SP Tyson Ross (2 years, $18M)
- RP Adam Ottavino (2 years, $20M)
- OF Andrew McCutchen (3 years, $36M)

2019 Astros Lineup:

C: Salvador Perez
1B: Yuli Gurriel
2B: Jose Altuve
SS: Carlos Correa
3B: Alex Bregman
LF: Andrew McCutchen
CF: George Springer
RF: Josh Reddick
DH: Tyler White

2019 Astros Rotation

1. Justin Verlander
2. Gerrit Cole
3. Dallas Keuchel
4. Tyson Ross
5. Josh James

2019 Astros Bench

1. INF/OF Tony Kemp
2. 3B/SS Aledmys Diaz
3. C Max Stassi

2019 Astros Bullpen

Roberto Osuna
Adam Ottavino
Ryan Pressly
Colin McHugh
Hector Rondon
Joe Smith
Chris Devenski


1.) 29 Nov 2018 17:51:21
I think its too long and too much for McCutchen. I also don't think they will go after an OF that requires more than a one year contract to avoid blocking Tucker.

2.) 29 Nov 2018 17:53:55
1, I can't see the Astros adding $50 million in payroll (before arbitration) .

2, it would take more than that to acquire Perez.

3, I don't see them signing an OF beyond 1 year thus blocking Tucker who should be ready this season. I do like the Ross signing, but i think Kuechel winds up elsewhere next season due to his price.

3.) 29 Nov 2018 18:27:10
If it costs that much to get Salvador Perez, it's probably best to start the season with Max Stassi.

Perez is a serious buyer's beware type catcher who has gotten worse in almost every season. At 89 wRC+ last season and only 1.7 fWAR, I'm not sure any teams are willing to overspend for his future.



24 Nov 2018 06:38:22
Athletics Offseason:


Athletics trade:
- SP James Kaprielian
- INF Eli White
- SP Wyatt Marks

Yankees trade:
- SP Sonny Gray

- SP JA Happ (2 years, $22M)
- C Martin Maldonado (1 year, $6M)
- OF Michael Brantley (4 years, $60M)
- SP Tyson Ross (1 year, $8M)

- 2B Jed Lowrie (2 years, $28M)
- RP Jeurys Familia (3 years, $45M)
- SP Trevor Cahill (2 years, $16M)

Athletics Lineup

C: Jonathan Lucroy
1B: Matt Olson
2B: Jed Lowrie
SS: Marcus Semien
3B: Matt Chapman
LF: Michael Brantley
CF: Ramon Laureano
RF: Stephen Piscotty
DH: Khris Davis

Athletics Bench:

INF/OF Chad Pinder
OF/1B Mark Cahna
C Martin Maldonado

Athletics Rotation:

1. JA Happ
2. Mike Fiers
3. Trevor Cahill
4. Sonny Gray
5. Tyson Ross

Athletics Bullpen:

Blake Treinen
Jeurys Familia
Lou Trivino
Yusmeiro Petit
Liam Hendricks
Ryan Buchter
Chris Bassitt
Frankie Montas


1.) 25 Nov 2018 15:13:52
That’s $87 million in additional payroll for the A’s just in 2019. I highly doubt the A’s spend that much and have a $140 million+ payroll when they’ve never surpassed $100 million.

Also Happ will get more than that, and those are generous numbers for Familia ($15 million set up man? )

I could see most of those deals happen, just not all of them.



14 Nov 2018 21:58:38
Yankees Offseason Review:

Yankees-Giants (Read Note #1)

Yankees trade:
- SP Sonny Gray
- SP Chance Adams
- SP Erik Swanson

Giants trade:
- 2B Joe Panik
- RP Hunter Strickland

Yankees-Cardinals (See Note #2)

Yankees trade:
- 3B Miguel Andujar
- 2B/SS Tyler Wade

Cardinals trade:
- SP Jack Flaherty
- RP Mike Mayers

Yankees-Marlins (See Note #3)

Yankees trade:
- SP/RP Luis Cessa

Marlins trade:
- Cash considerations

Note 1: It's been stated by Brian Cashman himself that Sonny Gray will be traded this offseason. There will be plenty of suitors for Gray, but I think the Giants make sense here. Buying low on Sonny Gray, without parting with any major prospects would be a plus. The Giants get a solid starting pitcher with some upside left and also acquire 2 young starting pitching prospects. The Yankees address their infield issue by acquiring Panik and ease the pain of losing Robertson in FA by acquiring Strickland.

Note 2: The Cardinals need an upgrade at 3rd, and with Gorman being far from contributing from the majors, the team is in need of a 3rd baseman. While not a good defender, Miguel Andujar's bat makes up for his lack of defense. The Yankees, meanwhile, acquire a young starting pitcher with tremendous upside in Jack Flaherty. Tyler Wade is in the deal because he offers defense and versatility, while also not being eligible for arbitration for a couple seasons. Mike Mayers is a solid bullpen piece for the Yankees as they add to their already elite bullpen.

Note 3: The Yankees get rid of Luis Cessa, who has no more minor league options. The Marlins acquire a young arm that needs a change of scenery. They can put Cessa in their rotation, or at the very least in their bullpen.

Yankees Offseason Signings:

3B/SS Manny Machado - 8 years, $295M (opt out clause after 3rd season)
SP Patrick Corbin - 5 years, $95M
1B Lucas Duda - 1 year Minor League Contract

Yankees Offseason Resigning:

RP Zach Britton - 4 years, $52M
SS/3B Adeiny Hechavarria - 1 year, $3.5M

Yankees Offseason Roster Cuts:

RP AJ Cole

Yankees Lineup:

C: Gary Sanchez
1B: Luke Voit
2B: Joe Panik
SS: Gleyber Torres
3B: Manny Machado
LF: Brett Gardner/Clint Frazier
CF: Aaron Hicks
RF: Aaron Judge
DH: Giancarlo Stanton

Yankees Bench:

C: Austin Romine
SS/3B: Adeiny Hechavarria
OF: Clint Frazier/Brett Gardner

Yankees Rotation:

1. Luis Severino
2. Patrick Corbin
3. Jack Flaherty
4. Masahiro Tanaka
5. CC Sabathia

Yankees Bullpen:

Aroldis Chapman
Dellin Betances
Chad Green
Zach Britton
Hunter Strickland
Mike Mayers
Stephen Tarpley
Tommy Kahnle


1.) 15 Nov 2018 04:01:20
A few things to consider on Panik:

1. He's projected at half the cost of Gray. So the Giants are taking on twice the cost for a project piece.

2. Adding in three years of Strickland (coming off a season with an injury) is worth way, way more than Chance Adams. I've stated numerous times that I bet Adams is DFA'd in the next year or so. He's just not good, at all. I don't know why Zaidi would give up an extremely valuable asset for a horrible one.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 07:14:19
And can we agree that Tyler Wade is nothing more than an add in. Once he reaches arbitration, he won’t be tendered a contract by anyone. He’s not good at baseball.




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