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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

RF Judge



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

24 Feb 2017 00:25:03

I was reading an article about NHL players that play in California and have been employed for 7 years may opt out and hit free agency due to a Law. The article brought up Mike Trout as he has played 7 years for the Angels, meaning if he wish he could very well opt out and hit free agency 3 years early. I'm not sure if the Angels are aware of this law but if I'm Trout I'm not staying on a losing team any longer, there's no future in the minors and the team doesn't really have a chance at making the playoffs any time soon.

You could argue all you want but there's a law that states this

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24 Feb 2017 04:53:07
I am not sure how true this is but if it is true I think Trout stays. In my opinion he will be an Angle for life.

26 Feb 2017 02:07:55
Very Interesting. If this is true, the Angels better trade him quickly. Yes, they will probably be dead last if they trade him but it is the only way to get a better future. I even have possible scenarios of what teams could have the players to get him. I even have the White Sox and The Padres but if these teams would be willing to give up there future, i have scenarios. Interested in seeing them?

27 Feb 2017 14:48:24
This is nothing new, I read that article 6 months ago. I highly doubt this will happen.

28 Feb 2017 06:43:59
I work in a law office that deals with employment cases all the time, I can tell you that there's a reason no California athlete has invoked this rule: no judge will hear a case pertaining to it.

The courts are already full enough, and if they have to take time to listen to two sides bicker over matters that are covered in a Union agreement, it's a waste of time. They'll simply defer to the CBA and call it a day.

Otherwise, it'll be in the courts for years, which doesn't affect Arte Moreno one bit and hurts Mike Trout to the fullest.

Judges don't want to take on more cases, and especially not those where the arguments have been settled by a CBA.

20 Feb 2017 17:41:41

C- Travis d'Arnaud
1B- Jay Bruce
2B- Neil Walker
3B- Jose Reyes
SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
LF- Yoenis Cespedes
CF- Curtis Granderson
RF- Michael Conforto

C- Rene Rivera
1B- Lucas Duda
IF- David Wright
MIF- Wilmer Flores
OF- Juan Lagares

SP- Noah Syndergaard
SP- Jacob deGrom
SP- Matt Harvey
SP- Steven Matz
SP- Robert Gsellman

LR- Zach Wheeler
MR- Seth Lugo
MR- Hansel Robles
MR- Fernando Salas
LH- Jeremy Blevins
SU- Addison Reed
CL- Jenrys Familia

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21 Feb 2017 19:11:08
Bruce can't play first. They need to deal Bruce and Granderson they have Smith who will be ready soon to play 1st so just keep Duda there for now and have an OF of Cespides, Conforto and Nimmo.

06 Feb 2017 04:03:39
I wonder if Wieters should try the OF like some other catchers have like Vogt and Norris.

Could elevate his market

If Desmond can sign as an OF from SS and then from an OF to 1B...then why not

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06 Feb 2017 04:49:12
Because Desmond is athletic. Wieters is not exactly the most nimble, versatile of players.

06 Feb 2017 07:01:50
I think that would go terribly wrong for Wieters.

08 Feb 2017 12:47:45
Norris has played OF?

25 Jan 2017 22:00:35
Finishing up the Dodgers' off-season:

Acquire Sonny Gray from Oakland for: Alex Verdugo (OF), Yadier Alvarez (RHP), 1-2 minor prospects

Acquire Ryan Braun from Milwaukee for: Yasiel Puig and Brandon McCarthy

Sign Sergio Romo 1 year, $4.5M

2B- Forsythe
SS- Seager
3B- Turner
1B- Gonzalez
C- Grandal
CF- Pederson
LF- Braun
RF- Toles/ Thompson

Barnes, Ruf, Hernandez, Ethier, Thompson/ Toles


Kazmir, Wood, Fields, Romo, Dayton, Baez, Jensen

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01 Feb 2017 14:26:59
Not bad but I don't see any more major moves being made by them this offseason. I don't think Braun is going to be trade to LAD this offseason neither with Grey but it isn't too bad though.

24 Jan 2017 22:20:20
Sorry to al Twins fan for not being able to get the dodgers to trade for Dozier, your GM must have been crazy to want calhoun and de leon together.

P. S I prefer forsythe than dozier

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25 Jan 2017 19:48:35
Ps you're insane Dozier is easily the best second baseman, excellent power, should've won MVP this past season or at least finished in top 3. He's a top 15 player imo Forsythe doesn't even crack top 100

25 Jan 2017 22:08:44
I agree with Mamba. There's no one on around baseball who realistically sees Forsythe as better.

The Dodgers moved on to Forsythe after they failed to get Dozier in a 1-for-1 move. It was known all along they favored Dozier.

26 Jan 2017 23:59:59
Listen to how his teammates are talking about Forsythe. Evan Longoria is upset with them trading him. Over the past few seasons they are comparable in WAR. Yeah Doizer hit 42 HRs last season but i would bank on Forsythe to stay consistant

29 Jan 2017 05:31:56
What does his clubhouse reputation have to do with his talent level?

Dozier is equally beloved by most of the Twins clubhouse. Your point is moot.

21 Jan 2017 15:13:06
Every pitcher in the MLB became a free agent. Yet they're only willing to sign a one year deal. You're a GM. What's your top 10 big board look like?


1) Kershaw
2) Scherzer
3) Bumgarner
4) Sale
5) Syndergaard
6) Kluber
7) Verlander
8) Hendricks
9) Cueto
10) Porcello

*I think you could make an argument for putting 2-6 in any order

*Hendricks is great but not in that top group until he can consistently pitch into the 7th

*Honorable mentions: Tanaka, Lester, Quintana, Roark, Sanchez

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22 Jan 2017 16:49:11
What about Price

22 Jan 2017 20:56:01
He's very good no doubt. Probably should've been mentioned in honorable mentions but other than innings (which is very valuable don't get me wrong) he didn't rank top 10 or even 20 in almost any of the advanced stats last year. Even his WHIP, ERA and FIP were worst of his career since 09.

23 Jan 2017 00:27:21
1. MadBum
2. Kershaw
3. Scherzer
4. Syndergaard
5. Sale
6. Kluber
7. Archer
8. Arrieta
9. Martinez
10. Tillman

Madbum above Kershaw, mainly because of playoffs, both are great in regular season but Madbum is that guy I know can dominate in the playoffs.

Archer he's very very good just on a really really bad team.

Martinez one of the best young pitchers

Tillman has dominated the AL East no doubt he'd do the same in any other divison

24 Jan 2017 05:37:54
I love Bumgarner as much as the next guy, but you can't possibly believe he's better than Kershaw.

25 Jan 2017 01:24:50
Tillman is not even in the top 20.

No one is better than Kershaw right now. I don't want to hear anything it is not a question.

Archer is a very good pitcher but as of right now he is not in the top 10.

Aaron Sanchez won the AL ERA title at the age of 24 in his first full season starting.

Cueto has to be up there. No question

25 Jan 2017 15:24:07
Zammer, what's your top 10 looking like?

25 Jan 2017 19:52:35
Tillman is one of the best he's had a era of 3.50 or lower in the past 5 out of 6 seasons I believe and he's pitching in the AL East the dude is a stud.

If Archer actually had a good team behind him I'd say he has the potential to be the third best starter

MadBum Kershaw debate, I love Kershaw but both are great in regular season but MadBum is flat out dominate in postseason. Same thing with Archer is Giants scored more he'd be putting up Kershaw numbers

25 Jan 2017 22:04:42
Tillman isn't even the best pitcher on his own team.

25 Jan 2017 23:57:54

If i was only to sign 1 of them to a one year deal, Kershaw is number 1 no doubt. I chose Synergaard over MadBum because i feel there is still improvement with Synergaard while MadBum is going to be consistently the same. The last 2 picks in Sanchez and Martinez are 2 really young pitchers who have already dominated and i expect them to take it to the next level

26 Jan 2017 01:50:36
Verlander over Kluber and Sale?

26 Jan 2017 02:45:04
Zammer, are you a Blue Jays fan? As a Canadien, it's the only way I can see someone putting Sanchez in the top 10. He's not better than Arrieta, Lester, or even deGrom.

26 Jan 2017 04:12:53
Verlander should have won the AL Cy Young over Porcello

26 Jan 2017 04:15:54
Tillman has had an ERA under 3.50 twice in the last 2 seasons and 1 of those seasons he only started 15 games. He has a career ERA of 4.15. He hasn't dominated the AL East

26 Jan 2017 12:44:20
Fair enough, agree to disagree about Verlander.

But exposfan, Jake is not a top 10 pitcher, probably not top 15 imo. I'd take Sanchez over him rn as well. He had an amazing run for about 20 games and started the season strong but after that has come down to earth. Era was above 4 closing out this season and failed to hit 200 innings.

26 Jan 2017 19:48:17
This is about taking a pitcher on a 1 year deal. Lester is one of the top 10 in the game but he has a ton of innings on his arm and is on the wrong side of 30. Arietta struggled with control and was not the same dominant self. DeGrom is coming on an injury season where he struggled down the stretch.

02 Feb 2017 01:24:38

02 Feb 2017 16:11:19
You could also argue that Sanchez doesn't have enough of a track record to buy in on a 1-year deal.

I think Sanchez is very, very good. I don't think he's anywhere close to a top 10 pitcher.

03 Feb 2017 22:21:44
Hasnt had a bad season yet and had the lowest in the AL in his first full season as a starter? i'd bet on that any day. Aaron Sanchez is that good man.

08 Feb 2017 20:07:20
1. Kershaw
2. Scherzer
3. Bumgarner
4. Kluber
5. Lester
6. Sale
7. Verlander
8. Hendricks
9. Cueto
10. Syndergaard

Syndergaard could very likely be higher than this after the season, but he just hasn't played enough yet for me and we will see if he can stay healthy. and I'm sorry, but Mamba you're crazy if you think Tillman is near the top 10 in all of baseball.

13 Feb 2017 23:38:33
Puts Lester over Sale like a true cubs fan lol.

19 Jan 2017 18:47:23
I could see the White Sox adding someone like Hanigan on a 1 years deal. He is a great veteran presence and is a great defender and can really help their young pitchers develop. The White Sox aren't going anywhere this season not are they going any where the season after that so they should do everything they can to help develop their young guys and adding Hanigan would do just that.

What do you guys think?

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19 Jan 2017 21:33:25
sull i'm going to try to be nice about this, but who really cares about these insignificant signings as much as you do?

20 Jan 2017 21:32:28
Hanigan would be better than anyone the white sox have at catcher now.

22 Jan 2017 01:31:38
That was my thinking

23 Jan 2017 22:52:06
The Sox need to acquire a young catcher in a trade in case Collins doesn't turn out to stay behind the plate.

18 Jan 2017 15:42:43
Pirates should bring Jason Rogers back on a minor league deal. There is a good chance that Kang gets suspended and that would probably force Freese and Frazier to platoon at 3rd and they could use some depth at 1st. Bringing back Rogers on a minor league deal should be done even if Kang isn't suspended because he can play some 3rd as well and some corner outfield. But he would be a cheap insurance policy for the Pirates and I think it makes too much sense.

What do you guys think? (personally I think this is my most believable post yet)

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18 Jan 2017 17:57:08
who is jason rogers?

19 Jan 2017 13:03:44
The guy they traded for last offseason from the Brewers and gave up Keon Broxton to get him. That's who, they DFAd him earlier this offseason

19 Jan 2017 15:33:54
idk, he seems rather insignificant to me. I think there are better options sull.

20 Jan 2017 14:52:16
You believe your most believable post yet is saying a guy who got DFAd and no one knows about him will be a starter LOL that's hilarious man, might as well have the guy of the men's softball team in Pittsburg start as well eh

22 Jan 2017 01:33:00
I never said that he would start I said he would be good depth behind Freese and Bell now that Rodregez is gone.

03 Feb 2017 02:53:18
They're not going to sign him because he is on the AAA roster, DFA doesn't mean he gets released

16 Jan 2017 18:01:29

Everyone is posting Jay Bruce trades. However, I think he actually could enter the year on the team because the teams interested have filled their needs elsewhere (PHI- Saunders, TOR- Bautista) .

Jeremy Blevins
2 years $16 million

C- Travis d'Arnaud
1B- Lucas Duda
2B- Neil Walker
3B- David Wright
SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
LF- Yoenis Cespedes
CF- Curtis Granderson
RF- Jay Bruce

C- Rene Rivera
IF- Wilmer Flores
IF- Jose Reyes
UT- TJ Rivera
OF- Juan Lagares

SP- Noah Syndergaard
SP- Jacob deGrom
SP- Matt Harvey
SP- Steven Matz
SP- Zach Wheeler

LR- Robert Gsellman
MR- Seth Lugo
MR- Jeremy Blevins
MR- Sean Gilmartin
MR- Hansel Robles
SU- Addison Reed
CL- Jenrys Familia

Let Conforto and Nimmo go down and fine-tune their swings. The Mets have several players who are FA at the end of the year (Duda, Walker, Cabrera, Granderson, Bruce, Reed) who will free up a lot of money. They have young players ready to step in when needed.

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