Why? Castillo is a player like Gleyber.I'm rarely in agreement with the consensus of twitter but it does piss me off that the Yankees would need to pay for Castillo with a player like Gleyber when superstars have been moving around the league for prospect packages that aren't all that impressive in most cases.
Castillo gets paid a lot less than Darvish or Snell, and the Snell package was pretty sizable.I'm rarely in agreement with the consensus of twitter but it does piss me off that the Yankees would need to pay for Castillo with a player like Gleyber when superstars have been moving around the league for prospect packages that aren't all that impressive in most cases.
Best Outdated Old Guy reference I can offer is the 1960 trade of Rocky Colavito (27) for Harvey Kuenn (30).Sure, those packages were sizable but they didn't demand a middle of the order cost-controlled bat. When is the last time teams swapped star young players?
Gleyber is a pretty similar comp to Cano at this age. Robbie was a better all-around hitter but Gleyber hits with more power at a similar age. Both are thick-bodied with a tendency to gain weight. Robbie was the better fielder. Pretty amazing Yanks developed them both within 15 years of each other. Can you trade a potential HOFer at 24? Tough call. Can Castillo handle NY, or is he Javier Vazquez? Good thing Abbey is the GM. I think Crow is Constanza, assistant to the traveling secretary, and funny.Yeah, I'd be thrilled to have Gleyber as NY's 2B for the foreseeable future, but now DJ is locked in there.
You have to admit that there is a part of Cashman that seemingly values prospects too highly during SP trades. He seems unwilling to make trades like this that wouldn't hurt the system much. You know me well enough to know I'm Cashman's biggest fan but I'm getting pretty frustrated with how many pitchers just come off the board that we could have really used. His track record finding offensive players is insane, but he sucks at getting SP.That Padres offer seems like it would have been very easy for Cashman to top, so maybe he didn’t think Musgrove was an answer.
It's exciting if you're letting one or two of the kids fight for a spot and then cover injuries during the season. It's not exciting if your championship contending team only has 1 SP who has pitched more than 75 innings since 2018. Severino, Kluber, Montgomery, and German are all absolutely unknowns. And the pitcher who is the most likely to contribute in that group, JM, has the lowest ceiling.Maybe but there’s so much that we never know. In the past, he got Sonny Gray and Lance Lynn for totally reasonable prices, they sucked when they got to NY and then when they left, both immediately turned into top 10 pitchers in the entire game and have stayed there for two seasons. That isn't on him. This winter, if they are genuinely determined to stay under $210M and reset the tax rate, then there wasn't much he could do if they wanted to keep DJ, which they obviously did. Getting DJ and Kluber for $26M total in 2021 when other teams offered more for each (TOR offered DJ 4/78 and one article said multiple teams offered more than NY for Kluber) is impressive on its own.
Also NY hasn't had young pitching like this in a long time, certainly not this many guys. If NY doesn't make another SP move, it means they think those guys are ready to contribute now, starting with Deivi and Schmidt, but with Vizcaino and Gil and Medina and Contreras and Gomez (all seven on the 40 man already) right behind them. That is damn exciting to me as a Yankee fan.
But I would still try to do a deal centered around Gleyber and Castillo.
I appreciate it to the point that he isn't using his big chips and hurting the future of the team but we are establishing a bit of a trend where Cashman comes up empty and short when filling out the rotation via trade.I'm glad that Cashman is secure enough in his position that he doesn't have to make (or not make) a deal out of fear that he will 'lose' a trade, or (I think), feel too much pressure to placate the local media and fanbase by making a deal he may not fully believe in.
He doesn't always make the right call, but I never feel like he's rolling a couple of 20-sided dice when making a decision. As a fan, I appreciate that.
Yeah, trades for guys like Sonny Gray, Lance Lynn and James Paxton didn't work out as well as we hoped. I think Cashman has done better with young pitchers already in the organization like Severino, Montgomery and German...but we are establishing a bit of a trend where Cashman comes up empty and short when filling out the rotation via trade.
It's very easy to shift pull-happy lefties in Yankee Stadium and most of NY's RHH hit righties just fine, but also I think it has just worked out that way. NY's kryptonite is certainly still hard throwing righties like Verlander and Glasnow but I think that might be true if they had a few more lefties in there also.And to Jon's post above, I really don't understand why we've built the offense SO right-handed.
Sign off on this 100%. If you would have told me Clint Frazier would be on this team in 2021 3 years ago, I would have laughed.FWIW I think the last time that Cashman gave up a genuine prospect in a trade was Sheffield for Paxton in Nov 2018. Developing your own pitching is probably the single best thing you can do as a GM, but you gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to move 'em.
Rays are sniffing around Taillon, too.There is a good chance NY has multiple trades very close because PIT Cherington so far has preferred to trade for guys he mostly doesn't have to protect yet on the 40. NY has plenty of those but still need to clear 40 man spots for DJ/Kluber. Whether that second deal will be major or minor, obviously no idea, although Taillon would push all of the rotation depth down one. Guys like Vizcaino and Yajure and Gomez are very talented arms, Loaisiga and King too, two of those plus a position player or two seems like enough to me but I guess we will see. If Cherington prefers someone like Osiel Rodriguez (very talented Cuban SP who just turned 19), Cashman has possibilities all along the development spectrum.
Bloggers with sources. It's a whole new crazy world out thereHe's getting there. Has picked up a few stories, part of the younger group of bloggers who seem to potentially have real sources. But, right after he posted that, Passan claimed an identical package. So, yes.