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17 Nov 2018 15:32:31
Yankees Offseason

Trades

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


Roster

Lineup

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

Bench

C McCann
IF Walker
IF Torreyes
OF Gardner

Rotation

Kluber
Greinke
Severino
Corbin
Tanaka

Bullpen

Sabathia
Green
Robertson
Miller
Betances
Britton
Chapman

bwright0628

1.) 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 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 17:33:27
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 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.


 

 

31 Oct 2018 15:50:23
Yankees Offseason

Trades

Trade #1

Giants get Sonny Gray, Luke Voit, Jonathan Holder, Clint Frazier, and Domingo German

Yankees get Madison Bumgarner


Trade #2

Diamondbacks get Greg Bird, Estevan Florial, Chance Adams, Tyler Wade, and Luis Medina

Yankees get Paul Goldschmidt


Free Agency

Let Brett Gardner, J.A. Happ, Andrew McCutchen, and Adeiny Hecchavarria walk.

Resign Neil Walker for 1 year and $3 million

Resign C.C. Sabathia for 1 year and $5 million

Resign Zach Britton for 3 years and $36 million

Resign David Robertson for 2 years and $20 million

Sign Bryce Harper for 8 years and $280 million

Sign Patrick Corbin for 5 years and $100 million

Sign Andrew Miller for 2 years and $26 million


Roster

Lineup

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

Bench

C Romine
IF Walker
IF Torreyes
OF Ellsbury

Rotation

Bumgarner
Severino
Corbin
Tanaka
Sabathia

Bullpen

Green
Kahnle
Robertson
Miller
Betances
Britton
Chapman

bwright0628

1.) 31 Oct 2018 21:30:48
One thing has already has happened, Gardner is back for one more year. I know you probably posted this before the deal was announced. But let's get to the trades. The Giants hang up laughing the moment Gray's name is mentioned, its going to take a better level of prospects to get Bumgarner. I don't think that is the best trade for Goldschmidt. Sabathia and Walker would probably sign for a bit more each. I am not sure if Sabathia is going to be back with the Yankees though. As for Harper and Corbin, I only see Corbin happening, maybe slightly more money.


2.) 31 Oct 2018 23:00:37
That is the most comically horrible trade for Bumgarner I've seen yet. You might as well ask for Posey and Belt with the Giants paying all the contracts as well.

Also, you're suggesting the Yankees will take on 114M in salary for next year?

This is pure lunacy, bwright.


3.) 01 Nov 2018 13:58:04
Another thing, wasn't it you a few weeks ago who wanted the Yankees to keep Sunny Gray?
Also thestatbook, are really shocked at this? its what he does.


4.) 01 Nov 2018 17:49:35
I'm not shocked. Just a little surprised. He never learns. It's the same nonsense post after post.


 

 

11 Oct 2018 16:50:57
Yankees Offseason

Let Brett Gardner, Andrew McCutchen, Lance Lynn, and J.A. Happ walk.


Trades

Trade #1

Diamondbacks get Luke Voit, Estevan Florial, Jordan Montgomery, Albert Abreu, and Luis Medina

Yankees get Paul Goldschmidt


Trade #2

Mets get Clint Frazier, Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Chance Adams, and Jonathan Holder

Yankees get Jacob deGrom


Free Agency

Resign C.C. Sabathia for 1 year and $5 million

Resign Zach Britton for 3 years and $36 million

Resign David Robertson for 2 years and $20 million

Resign Neil Walker for 1 year and $3 million

Sign Bryce Harper for 8 years and $240 million

Sign Andrew Miller for 2 years and $24 million


Roster

Lineup

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

Bench

C Romine
IF Torreyes
IF Walker
OF Ellsbury

Rotation

deGrom
Severino
Tanaka
Gray
Sabathia

Bullpen

Green
Kahnle
Robertson
Miller
Betances
Britton
Chapman

bwright0628

1.) 11 Oct 2018 18:06:54
The Mets would hang up the phone so fast on that deGrom trade. Literally none of those players are that good.

The league has proven they don't want Clint Frazier.
Bird can't stay healthy.
Tyler Wade straight up sucks. (He had a wRC+ of 29. Meaning, he was 71 percent worse than the AVERAGE hitter in baseball) .
Chance Adams just came off his worst season yet, with a 4.78 ERA in AAA. He has gotten worse at every stop.

I don't think you could get a #3 starter for that package, let alone the Cy Young winner.


2.) 11 Oct 2018 18:07:28
And I didn't even see the Goldschmidt trade.

Yeah, let's just ignore this all around. What a freaking joke.


3.) 12 Oct 2018 13:36:13
Yank---eees fans are so delusional in their trade proposals. they really must believe that all other GM's in baseball do nothing but wait of the call to help the Yank---eees. They are referred to as the 'smartest fans in baseball'---nothing to indicate that here!


4.) 12 Oct 2018 13:54:19
why do you do this to yourself bwright? its terrible as usual, none of this is likely. The Goldschmidt trade makes no sense for the D-backs, they are still a good team, no reason for them to trade him. Voit and Bird will have a year to prove themselves: Is Voit a half year wonder, and can Bird stay healthy and be consistant. If not Jose Abreu is free agent after 2019. The Degrom trade won't happen, if it did it would have been at the deadline, the Mets are probably going to try to rebound next year and need everyone. I don't see them signing Harper.
Now I disagree with several things thestatbook said. Plenty of teams wanted Frazier last offseason, but he had injuries most of the year, so not many people want damaged goods. For Chance Adams, he got worse at every level? It was his first full season in Triple A and yeah he ERA over 4, he will be just fine.


5.) 12 Oct 2018 20:40:40
Okay, let me rephrase:

No teams were willing to give up a #1 or #2 pitcher for Frazier, let alone Frazer + Adams.

Adams has almost every stat that matters get worse in his first full season at AAA. This isn't unusual or unique, but it's also alarming. Because most of his value was tied up in how dominant he was in the minors, particularly his 1.72 ERA in 100+ innings at AA.

His performance after a full season at AAA is extremely alarming, and many scouts and pundits online have written ad nauseam about it.

Also, read up on scouts' view of Frazier. Most think he's a total bust. There's a few "unnamed" ones (who we all know exist in the Yankees system) who think he's fine. Most folks have already moved on from him.

Moral of the story: no one is considering that package for an ace.


6.) 13 Oct 2018 04:36:09
I did not disagree with you on the package, because its not enough. I was disagreeing with your assessment of the two. Perhaps Adams has a bounce back season or he doesn't, perhaps Frazier is a bust or he is going to recover from this concussion symptoms he had most of this year and do fine.
Also Bwright your a fool to think Sunny Gray and Jacoby Ellsbury will be on the team next year.


7.) 13 Oct 2018 13:36:55
LOL at the DeGrom trade. With the D-Backs rebuilding and Goldy only on a 1 year deal, they likely consider that trade for him.


8.) 13 Oct 2018 21:34:30
The funny thing about Adams is there's nothing to pinpoint why he got so bad. No drop in velocity. No major injury. He just got worse. And he finally caught up to his xFIP. Maybe he gets better, but all the signs say the better bet is he's not that great.

And my assessment on Frazier might not portray his talent, but again, most scouts have moved on. The Yankees reportedly couldn't even move Frazier for average starters. No one wanted him.

Again, none of this says they won't ever be good, but they aren't guys who can lead a package for a legit ace, let alone a #2 pitcher.


9.) 14 Oct 2018 05:27:01
I do agree with you they probably won't bring an ace or a 2, maybe a year or two ago they would have. We will have to wait and see what happens in the offseason and next season with these 2.


 

 

06 Sep 2018 00:27:33
Yankees Offseason

Let Brett Gardner, J.A. Happ, Lance Lynn, Andrew McCutchen, and Adeiny Hechaverria walk in free agency.

Trade

Mets get Miguel Andujar, Clint Frazier, Estevan Florial, Luke Voit, and Jonathon Holder

Yankees get Jacob deGrom


Free Agency

Resign David Robertson for 2 years and $16 million

Resign Zach Britton for 3 years and $30 million

Resign Austin Romine for 2 years and $4 million

Sign Bryce Harper for 1 year and $25 million (Rebuild His Value on a Good Team with the short right field porch at Yankee Stadium surrounded by good hitters so he can't be pitched around.)

Sign Manny Machado for 8 years and $240 million

Sign Andrew Miller for 2 years and $24 million

Roster

Lineup

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

Bench

C Romine
IF Torreyes
Utility Wade
OF Ellsbury

Rotation

deGrom
Severino
Tanaka
Gray
Sheffield

Bullpen

Green
Kahnle
Robertson
Miller
Britton
Betances
Chapman

bwright0628

1.) 06 Sep 2018 14:23:53
The DeGrom trade is unlikely. Mets won't deal him to the Yankees ever. Romine is still under team control for 2 more years. Robertson will likely not be back, and he will make more than 8 million a year. I don't see them signing both Harper and Machado. Its one or the other. Harper signing a one year deal is not likely, and if he does it would be with the Nationals. its also interesting that you have faith in Greg Bird and Sonny Gray. Gray will not be on the team next year, he will likely be traded.


2.) 06 Sep 2018 22:42:55
Are you joking with the Harper deal?

This can't be serious.


3.) 08 Sep 2018 19:51:35
Also, depending on what deGrom gets during arbitration, you're suggesting the Yankees add 100M in payroll next season?

This is why literally no one takes Yankee fans seriously.


 

 

31 Jul 2018 15:59:19
Bryce Harper to the Yankees Idea

Nationals get Estevan Florial, Tyler Wade, Luis Medina, and Domingo German

Yankees get Bryce Harper

Roster

Lineup (Once Judge and Sanchez Return)

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

Bench

C Romine
IF Walker
IF Torreyes
OF Gardner

Rotation

Severino
Happ
Tanaka
Sabathia
Gray

Bullpen

Lynn
Kahnle
Green
Robertson
Britton
Betances
Chapman

bwright0628

1.) 31 Jul 2018 16:10:46
Just realized I forgot about Holder in the bullpen. He has been stellar this year. Maybe he would be an attractive piece for the Nationals as a controllable dominant relief arm. Maybe he is included in the deal in place of either German or Medina.


2.) 31 Jul 2018 17:15:09
Interesting idea, but highly unlikely. Rizza came out and said the Nationals aren't trading him. Could he be dealt in August, possibly if the Nationals fade even further back.


 

 

 

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15 Oct 2018 19:41:35
Everyone think the Yankees should and will trade Sonny Gray this offseason. I think they should hold on to him and bring him into spring training with a clean slate and give him one last shot. There is no point in trading him now. They need rotation help, he's cheap, he's talented, and his value will never be lower. I say give him one more shot but don't count on him as a main stable and maybe he rebuilds some of his trade value if given a shot.

Does anyone agree with me?

bwright0628

1.) 15 Oct 2018 22:24:39
Very rarely are GMs this forthright about a player before the offseason even begins.

Expect him to be good as gone.


2.) 16 Oct 2018 02:01:25
Cashman went out and said he's going to trade him, saying a change of scenery is necessary. They did give him one last shot with a spot start in August or September and stunk it up.


3.) 16 Oct 2018 08:23:03
I didn’t ask you to repeat what Brian Cashman said. I read the same articles you guys did which was what led me to this post. I disagree with what Brian Cashman and everyone else is saying and wanted to give my own perspective and see what you guys thought. I think Cashman is a brilliant GM and I agree with him the majority of the time but I happen to disagree with him about what to do with Sonny Gray. I know how he feels. I’m asking for your personal opinions not for you to reference an interview with the Yankees GM.


4.) 16 Oct 2018 19:25:58
Sonny Gray in New York is a lost cause. Its time for them to move on. The trade hasn't worked for Oakland either. Mateo took steps back, Kaperlian didn't even throw a pitch this season and Fowler came up stunk.


5.) 16 Oct 2018 22:04:21
The A's still have a chance to turn those players into something. Whether it's development or a trade.

The Yankees aren't going to get much more than a couple trash bags for Sonny Gray.

I guess maybe New York could see if he's useful again, but I'm not sure it's worth the risk. He's been horrible in New York.


 

 

20 Mar 2017 18:23:50
Yankees Late Spring Training or In-Season Move


Trades

Trade #1

White Sox get Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar, Chance Adams, Dustin Fowler, and Domingo Acevedo

Yankees get Jose Quintana


Trade #2

Tigers get Brett Gardner

Yankeee get Bruce Rondon


Roster

Lineup

CF Ellsbury
SS Gregorius
C Sanchez
LF Holiday
1B Bird
2B Castro
DH Carter
RF Judge
3B Headley


Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
IF Torreyes
OF Hicks

Rotation

Tanaka
Quintana
Pineda
Sabathia
Severino

Bullpen

Niese (Swingman)
Warren (Swingman)
Mitchell (Swingman)
Frieri (Middle Reliever)
Clippard (7th Inning Setup Man)
Betances (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 21 Mar 2017 03:32:50
The White Sox turned down better offers in the offseason. They certainly won't take that for Quintana in the regular season.


2.) 21 Mar 2017 11:32:40
exposfan, you claim the white Sox received better offers for Quintana in the offseason. I'd love to hear what they were. If that were the case than don't you think they would have done it? From my understanding the Pirates wouldn't include Glasnow, Meadows, or Taillon. The Astros wouldn't include Bregman, Martes, or Tucker. Just like the Yankees won't include Torres, Frazier, Rutherford, or Kaprielian. All for the same reason, Quintana is very very good but he is not an ace. Getting 5 of the Yankees top 10-15 prospects is a pretty nice haul considering they have either the best or second best farm system in the game depending on who you talk to.


3.) 21 Mar 2017 20:47:04
My wording was wrong, my apologies.

Their asking price for Quintana has been much, much higher than this.

Joe Musgrove, Francis Martes, and Kyle Tucker is what they asked from the Astros. It's clear they want a king's ransom for Quintana.

In other words, they asked for the #20 and #35 best prospects in all of baseball (per MLB. com) . The offer you're suggesting is the #47 prospect and a bunch of throw-ins.

You might think it's worth it, but clearly the White Sox don't. (By the way, there are 10-15 other teams who could top that offer) .


4.) 21 Mar 2017 20:48:05
Also, consider this from Ken Rosenthal:

"Over the past three seasons, Quintana has averaged a fWAR of 4.9. His 14.6 fWAR since 2014 ranks eighth among pitchers in that span, just behind Jon Lester and right in front of Johnny Cueto and Madison Bumgarner. In those terms, the asking prices for Quintana almost sounds reasonable. "

He's an ace. And people in baseball view him as one.


5.) 26 Mar 2017 15:10:09
Bwright, those teams wouldn't include packages of all those prospects TOGETHER not necessarily individually as a headliner. The only ones I've heard are off limits are Bregman and Meadows (understandably) .

SI just came out with their "Most valuable trade rankings" and Q ranks 28, only two spots behind Chris Archer. If you don't want him on the Yankees that's fair but someone is going to pull the trigger before the deadline this year and you better believe a top 25 prospect will be headlining that package.


 

 

07 Mar 2017 18:45:32
Yankees All-Prospect Team

I'm including Sanchez, Bird, Severino, Austin, and Refsnyder because they are still really young and none of them have even played a full MLB season.

Position Players

C-Sanchez
1B-Bird
2B-Mateo
3B-Andujar
SS-Torres
LF-Frazier
CF-Rutherford
RF Judge
DH-Austin/Refsnyder

Rotation

Severino
Kaprielian
Sheffield
Adams
Abreu/Acevedo

Is this the most impressive group of young talent in the MLB? Of course that's not to say they'll all pan out because that's impossible.

bwright0628

1.) 08 Mar 2017 11:51:54
Looks like a really good team. Maybe they'll win their 30th World Series with this team.


2.) 14 Mar 2017 04:35:09
The fascination with Rob Refsnyder is puzzling. There were almost know scouts who actually thought he had the tools to be a great prospect.

Now, he's almost 26, and he has done nothing and continues to be on the outside looking in.

Moral of the story: quit roping him in as some great prospect. He never was. He never will be.


3.) 14 Mar 2017 14:56:51
exposfan, I don't think Refsnyder is remotely near a top prospect. He is the worst prospect listed here easily. He can't defend at any of his positions and lacks other basic skills as well. However he has shown the ability to hit at every level he's been on so I figured it was a toss up between him and Austin for DH who also doesn't have a true position. This is just my idea of the Yankees All-Prospect Team. I didn't say all of them were elite.

Moral of the Story: Relax.


4.) 15 Mar 2017 01:02:44
I never said "top prospect". I said quit calling him a "great prospect". He's a career AAAA guy. It just puzzles me why every Yankees fan lists him as some future asset. He'll be DFA'd before the season ends.


 

 

17 Dec 2016 20:49:30
Remaining Free Agent Predictions

Edwin Encarnacion-Rangers
Jose Bautista-Blue Jays
Mark Trumbo-Orioles
Matt Weiters-Tigers
Michael Saunders-Mariners
Tyson Ross-Yankees
Doug Fister-Astros
Ivan Nova-Angels
Greg Holland-Nationals
Boone Logan-Yankees
Sergio Romo-Mets
Jason Hammel-Orioles.

bwright0628

1.) 18 Dec 2016 05:43:18
i'm surprised you don't have everyone going to the Yankees.


2.) 18 Dec 2016 12:29:47
BATMAN! your comment is stupid since never in any of my posts have I had the Yankees signing all the major free agents. Just a couple of minor fillers. Like they are in desperate need of rotation help and Ross offers a low risk high reward option. Also they have expressed interest throughout the Offseason in adding a lefty middle reliever and specifically been connected to a reunion with Boone Logan.


Also I forgot to add Mike Napoli to my list who I believe will go back to the Indians.


3.) 19 Dec 2016 02:39:15
Yes you do.


4.) 19 Dec 2016 11:52:11
MambaGOAT, yes I do what?


 

 

19 Nov 2016 18:15:24
Just curious what you guys think.


Position Players

Gary Sanchez
Greg Bird
Aaron Judge
Tyler Austin
Clint Frazier
Gleyber Torres
Jorge Mateo
Blake Rutherford
Miguel Andujar
Rob Refsnyder
Tyler Wade
Wilkerman Garcia
Dustin Fowler
Billy McKinney


Pitchers

Luis Severino
Justus Sheffield
Chance Adams
James Kaprielian
Domingo Acevedo
Albert Abreu
Dillon Tate
Bryan Mitchell
Jordan Montgomery
Chad Green
Luis Cessa
Jesus Guzman
J. P. Feyereisen
Jonathon Holder
Ben Heller


Do the Yankees have the best collection of young talent in the MLB now?

bwright0628

1.) 19 Nov 2016 18:53:44
It certainly looks as if they do, but will they all pan out is another question.


2.) 19 Nov 2016 19:57:08
That's supposed to be Jorge Guzman not Jesus.


3.) 20 Nov 2016 02:05:33
of the 30 or so guys u posted, how many will actually pan out? odds are only 5 or 6.

severino may be nothing more than a bullpen guy. refsnyder isn't good. judge screams bust as does tyler austin. no one wants billy mckinney. lots of those pitching guys will never even see major league innings.

everyone brags about their teams youth. it rarely ever plays out how they hope.


4.) 21 Nov 2016 01:54:00
They would be better off trading refsnyder Austin McKinney fowler heller holder and wade for some pitching.


 

 

 

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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.

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31 Jul 2018 16:10:46
Just realized I forgot about Holder in the bullpen. He has been stellar this year. Maybe he would be an attractive piece for the Nationals as a controllable dominant relief arm. Maybe he is included in the deal in place of either German or Medina.

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12 Jul 2018 03:40:20
I think I made the team better now and don’t think I gave away their future. They would still have Sanchez, Bird, Torres, Machado, Didi, Frazier, Hicks, Judge, Stanton, Austin, Torreyes, deGrom, Severino, Tanaka, Gray, Sheffield, Adams, Tate, Schmidt, and Sauer all under the age of 30 going into next season. Some are MLB players, some are prospects with high upside but they would still look to have a pretty bright future to me.

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31 Mar 2018 16:10:16
Ellsbury is negative value which is why I included Florial for taking him on. Florial has otherwise been called untouchable by the organization. Gardner is a valuable expiring deal. Andujar has a big ceiling. Montgomery is a big league tested young controllable arm. And Shreve is just a throw in Lefty Reliever to replace Watson. I thought this was a pretty good return for an often injured Bumgarner with one year remaining on his deal. He is going to be wanting a big contract and the Giants are going to be going into a rebuild and trying to unload their older veterans.

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01 Feb 2018 14:43:33
I think they would because Fulmer has 3 more years of control left than Cole. Fulmer has 5 more years whereas Cole only has 2. Also Fulmer has been better than Cole the last two years so he is worth more. I think Torres is off limits for just about anyone but I believe Florial would have to be in play for a pitcher of Fulmer’s caliber and affordability.

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