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10 Aug 2018 08:54:11
How Well Will The 2019 New York Yankees Do, If They Look Like This?:

Batting Lineup (When Everyone Is Healthy)

1. LF Brett Gardner
2. 3B Manny Machado
3. CF Bryce Harper
4. RF Giancarlo Stanton
5. SS Didi Gregorious
6. DH Aaron Judge
7. C Gary Sanchez
8. 1B Greg Bird
9. 2B Gleyber Torres

Bench (When Everyone Is Healthy)

Nick Hundley
Marwin Gonzalez
Ronald Torreyes
Aaron Hicks

Starting Rotation (When Everyone Is Healthy)

1. Luis Severino
2. Dallas Keuchel
3. Masahiro Tanaka
4. Patrick Corbin
5. Lance Lynn

Bullpen (When Everyone Is Healthy)

Sonny Gray
Chad Green
Justin Wilson
Tommy Kahnle
Dellin Betances
David Robertson
Aroldis Chapman

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10 Aug 2018 14:42:24
So the Yankees will have a payroll over over 300M?

13 Aug 2018 00:35:25
Okay, so it's not quite 300M, but let's break it down:

Gardner (FA) - Est. 12M
Machado (FA) - Est. 33M
Harper (FA) - Est. 35M
Stanton- 26M
Gregorius (Arb) - Est 14M
Judge- 750K
Sanchez- 750K
Bird- 600K
Torres- 600K

Severino (Arb) - Est. 5.5M
Keuchel (FA) - 18M
Tanaka- 22M
Corbin (FA) - Est. 15M
Lynn (FA) - Est. 12M
Gray (Arb) - Est. 8M
Green- 1M
Wilson (FA) - Est. 8M
Kahnle (Arb) - Est 3.5M
Betances (Arb) - Est. 8M
Robertson (Arb) - Est. 12.5M
Chapman- 17.2M

Dead Money
Ellsbury- 21.1M

Altogether, so long as I didn't miss someone, you're talking 266.5M in payroll. Most of that is new, lengthy contracts, and will only rise as Judge/ Sanchez/ Severino/ Torres get into arbitration years. So that's multiple seasons in which they'll be penalized with lower draft picks, significant taxes, and likely spark more limits in the next CBA bargaining.

It honestly doesn't matter how your MLB The Show lineup plays. The Yankees won't pull that off.

14 Aug 2018 15:59:27
So you think the Yankees are going to spend almost a $1 billion on 4 players (Machado, Harper, Corbin, and Keuchel) . Not happening. I think they sign 2 of those players, Either Machado or Haper, then either Corbin or Keuchel. Next there is ZERO chance Sonny Gray is on the roster next year. I think Hicks gets traded, and I am not entirely sure Gardner has option picked up. Judge will probably get a big raise in salary, not that $750K you predict. David Robertson is a free agent, I don't see him coming back. I also predict Romine will be back as the backup catcher.

14 Aug 2018 20:13:32
If the Yankees are in the position of signing all those players, they won't give him a raise. They don't have to. He's not even arbitration eligible this offseason.

14 Aug 2018 20:16:57
Also, in my estimations, I left out the bench players. So add another 15-20M to that final total.

I think this is as likely as the Yankees winning the AL East at this point.

02 Sep 2018 23:41:42
Wait, Hold On, I Am Replacing Lance Lynn, With J. A. Happ, In The Rotation For Us.

03 Oct 2018 00:53:41
Happ and Lynn will make almost the same amount. Happ will probably make slightly more. So that doesn't help.

31 Jul 2018 21:18:11
Great trade for the Rays. Archer is not the same pitcher he used to be.

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01 Aug 2018 14:01:53
I never thought he was that great to begin with, a bit over hyped.

27 Jul 2018 04:24:17
Just looking for opinions on the current playoff format and ways to improve. Letting more teams in like 6 or 8 etc. Or leave it as is?

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30 Jul 2018 22:42:55
Here's what I think is going to happen within the next 10 years. The league will expand to 32 teams, probably eliminating interleague play. Instead of 3 divisions in each league there will be 4, consisting of 4 teams each. that's four division winners and as for the Wild card it should stay at 2 per league. 6 playoff teams per league. The Wild Card game needs to expand to a best 2 out of 3.

31 Jul 2018 01:17:48
There's been a lot of interest, it seems, if the league goes to 32-teams, to four 8-team divisions.

If such is the case, expand to six teams in each league (top 3 from each division), eliminating the "Wild Card" round. Format just like the NFL playoffs, with a 3-5-7-7 series breakdown.

That would be my ideal situation.

31 Jul 2018 02:14:58
The one problem I see with that format is after the wild card team has won, they will have 5 teams. I do agree with making wild card best of 3.

I think they should do top 8 in each league. Two wild card teams play top two teams. (Seeded)

First two rounds best of 5. 2 games at one field then 3 at the other. This eliminates one travel day.

LCS and WS best of 7.

Adding 2 best of 5 rounds should only add a couple of weeks on.

Reduce season schedule by this much to end things around the same time.

I know the league will lose revenue which is why it will probsbly never happen but some of those stadiums will have a lot more people in them in August/ September with many teams chasing a spot.

This really is a no brainer to me but I am maybe missing some things?

31 Jul 2018 14:41:35
You brought up a good point as the wild card game would result in 5 teams left. So what they could do is 8 teams per league. 4 division winners and 4 wild cards. The Wild card series I still think should be a 3 game series, but needs to be played within 4 days. We don't want the postseason going into mid November. So they could also start the season a few weeks earlier, or have scheduled double headers and giving out more off days.

26 Jul 2018 20:30:35
Not a big fan of Happ trade to Yankees. McKinney might be ok down the road but Drury is average at best and another third baseman the Jays don't need. Yanks won trade by far.

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26 Jul 2018 22:22:38
McKinney is worse than Hernandez, Alford, Pompey, Grichuk, Pillar. At 24, I'm not sure where he finds the playing time in that roster.

Drury and his 50 wRC+ is absolutely putrid. He's a classic AAAA player.

Maybe the market for Happ wasn't strong, but they probably could have received more elsewhere for him. If they were aiming for Drury, their entire front office should be fired.

26 Jul 2018 22:49:46
Geez I didn't realize he was 24 already. Yeah definitely could of got a better deal.

Atleast go for a pitching prospect.

26 Jul 2018 19:16:46
What will the Braves do if anything?

Chris Archer?
Reds Bullpen arms?
or a hitter.

Outside of the Padres they have the farm system to get anyone they want.

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26 Jul 2018 22:24:44
If I'm the Braves, I'm targeting a big named, controlled starter.

Go get Syndergaard. They could give 3-4 top prospects and still have a top 5 farm system. You don't win championships by counting prospects.

25 Jul 2018 09:00:11
Anyone know if the Cubs have the minor leaguers for J. A. Happ? Thanks.

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25 Jul 2018 14:47:28
They probably do, but not as much as they use to have so they may have to give up more than other teams to get him. But do the Cubs really need another starter?

25 Jul 2018 16:03:22
The Cubs would have some pieces the Blue Jays would like, but Toronto will likely wait to see if better offers come their way. The Cubs farm system is empty.

17 Jun 2018 14:33:34
Any opinions on where Donaldson and Happ may end up at the deadline?

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19 Jun 2018 14:28:26
Donaldson I'd say Atlanta or St. Louis. Happ Yankees, Seattle, Phillies.

27 Jun 2018 01:53:59
Donaldson will remain on the DL at the deadline, watching his 2019 salary drop a million dollars per week.

29 Jun 2018 15:50:11
He'll probably get traded in August for not much more then the 2nd round pick they'll receive.

I still think he gets 20 mil a year with a lesser term. Lots of big money will be flying around this off season.

30 Jun 2018 06:46:25
He'll be 33 in December and his health has all but deteriorated. For the life of me, I cannot even think of a team that might consider giving him 20M a year. Any GM who gives him 15M a year at this point should immediately be fired.

There will be 2 players who will receive ungodly salaries (I don't think Kershaw opts out) and I think the rest will receive very modest figures, maybe even another low year.

14 Jun 2018 05:04:47
That's too much for Machado, I think he could get Russell or happ, not both. And that is wayyyyyy too much for Donaldson, he doesn't have much value at the moment.

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17 May 2018 23:47:42
With the Machado to Cubs talks being brought up, does Happ, Russell and Montgomery really get it done?

A SS, albeit still young, who has never hit .250, highest wOBA is .316 and has never been at least average in terms of wRC+. Plus a guy in Happ who doesn't really have a position (he can "adequately" play the corners, decent in CF) who is hitting .233 (.396 BABIP) with a 44.2%(!!!) K-Rate. Sure these guys project as much better, but these are the cornerstones in return for your franchise player?

If I'm Baltimore, I'm pushing for Almora Jr. instead of Happ and I want Adbert Alzolay instead of Montgomery. Plus I think the versatility of Montgomery is more valuable to a playoff team like the Cubs.

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18 May 2018 23:05:52
I can't see the Cubs giving up that much controllable MLB-ready talent for less than a full year of Machado.

I'm definitely not high on Happ or Russell, but the Cubs seem to be. I don't see it.

03 Feb 2018 17:49:44
Just when I thought the Rangers could get any worse they are going to sign Bartolo Colon I wish we would just start a rebuild now.

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06 Feb 2018 16:33:44
It’s a minor-league deal. It’s purely a depth move.

08 Feb 2018 20:19:23
its a minor league deal, and there were/ are worse players they could have signed.

28 Mar 2018 20:32:18
Well there you have it they released him.

02 Apr 2018 22:24:29
Well, there you have him, they are starting him tonight.


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