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  1. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Cole was very good with Chirinos last year: 2.46 ERA, .596 OPS allowed, K-ing 152 of 398 batters faced or 38.2%. But his numbers with Maldonado were ridiculous, 10 dominant regular season starts after they got MM back at the deadline: 1.57 ERA, .471 OPS allowed, K-ing 114 of 249 batters or a...
  2. jon abbey

    What Will Happen With Gerrit Cole This Winter?

    Yeah, Dewey’s Cannon nailed it there, impressive. The Dodgers were evidently right up with NY also, I’m sure we’ll get more details soon.
  3. jon abbey

    NY 40 man roster 2019-2020

    Bumping this thread too, NY has got to move some pitchers off this list. Current 40 man list without Cole (not yet official) or German (in suspension limbo): ============================= SP (13): Paxton, Tanaka, Severino, Happ, Montgomery, Loaisiga, King, Garcia, Gil, Medina, Yajure, Abreu...
  4. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    I would try to sign him to 2/8 and bring him and Higashioka to camp and make a decision in March. Also you would get the bonus of learning exactly what Houston hitters were up to the last few years and Houston knowing that they know.
  5. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Thanks man! I was actually going to ping you, Tim Naehring couldn't stop gushing about my man Luis Medina tonight on the YES show, he said he is the next Severino.
  6. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    It's going to be interesting to see if Happ is a net positive or negative, I think it is close. He was NY's best SP down the stretch in 2018 (he started game 1 of the ALDS for a 100 win team), then the jumpy balls messed him up for most of 2019 but he was very good in September (1.65 ERA in 5...
  7. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Also I guess Cole will buy #45 from Voit, not sure if baseball players do that much but he can afford it.
  8. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Also trying to add 2-3 more years to LeMahieu's deal has to move up the priority list with Cole signed and Didi elsewhere. He has 1/12 left for 2020, I would offer him another 2/30 or even 3/44, that would pull him up to a $14M AAV.
  9. jon abbey

    What Will Happen With Gerrit Cole This Winter?

    Comeback Kid deythur Mooch the1andonly3003 CarolinaBeerGuy streeter88 The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa foulkehampshire gingerbreadmann soxin6 Brand Name Ale Xander DeadlySplitter Bread of Yaz Take a bow.
  10. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    They're not moving Bieber, so it's a moot point, but I am still down for some version of the deal I talked about moving Gleyber (plus a bunch) for Lindor/Clevinger. They'd take on Lindor's salary for 2020 (he is a FA after 2021) but Clevinger's presence means they could let both Paxton and...
  11. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Cole's numbers are just insane, his 13.8 K/9 was the highest for any SP season in history. His 2018 was #9 on the list. https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/strikeouts_per_nine_season.shtml
  12. jon abbey

    NY rotation 2020

    Montgomery is the favorite for the 5th starter (King and Deivi maybe in the mix too, it will be settled in spring training) while German is suspended which will likely be around a month (just my guess), and both he and Loaisiga have options. Loaisiga will be a long guy, I think.
  13. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    The last game he lost in the regular season last year was in late May. He started 22 games after that, HOU went 20-2 in those games, Cole was 16-0 with a 1.78 ERA, 226 Ks in 147 innings.
  14. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Happ is likely going to be gone in the next few days, but even if he isn't, Tanaka and Happ and Ellsbury are all off the cap after 2020. Also you're assuming the next CBA will be similar to this one, and that is very far from clear currently.
  15. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Nah, put the lefty in between the two power righties.
  16. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Right, definitely could be. I think the thinking behind hiring Matt Blake is attempting to avoid this scenario and trying to create their own Biebers internally, but a lot easier said than done of course.
  17. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Yeah, Matt Blake (their new young pitching coach) already deserves a raise and he just got hired a few weeks ago.
  18. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    Their system is really well set up, they have a huge group of high ceiling SPs who will be ready over the next few years and then quite a few very talented teenage position players led by Dominguez after that, so they will hopefully be able to fill some holes from within as guys get pricier or...
  19. jon abbey

    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    I heard him say this too, that makes me feel even better about this because Friedman just doesn't make commitments like that.
  20. jon abbey

    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    So NY is around $246M currently with Cole, $229M if they move all of Happ's salary (both those numbers include Ellsbury). Gardner is presumably the next order of business, 40 man spots are an issue too. I wonder if they would bring in Martin Maldonado also, since Cole was so so good once HOU got...