So after all those years of great offense and statuesque defense by Jeter, they are overreacting the other way?Kozma of course can't hit at all and will be the AAA shortstop and third-string behind Didi and (ugh) Brendan Ryan, but for a 27 year old with only 689 regular season PAs, it's kind of amazing that he's played in seven postseason series already, 97 postseason PAs.
This plan makes sense to me. They can find enough plate appearances for Hicks especially when Ellsbury gets hurt again. Beltran will need days off.Well, that is why trading Gardner and keeping Hicks as a 4th outfielder for the year and signing Heyward is the way to go. Then in 2017, you have an outfield of Heyward/Ellsbury/and either Hicks or Judge. Then in 2018, after ARod is gone finally, Ellsbury can become the full-time DH.
This is their team currently:Can one of you Yanks fans write out how you'd like to see the offseason unfold as it relates to the 2016 roster. I don't mean pipe dream offseason but how you'd like or expect it to playout based on what you're seeing. Starters, relievers, fielders, bench...
The article is absurd, though. The Marlins are gong to trade Fernandez for Judge, Miller, and a lower level prospect? Judge has never demonstrated he can hit Triple A pitching and so I doubt the Marlins would want him as a centerpiece of a deal for Fernandez. Judge has demonstrated that he has a long swing, perhaps too long for the major leagues, and that he strikes out too much against Triple A pitching. To acquire Fernandez, the Yankees would need to start with Severino and go from the there.wow, just wow....
Yankees should go for Jose Fernandez....
That's a nugget of wisdom. Who doesn't want young, cost-controlled players? I mean is there any doubt that players like Sonny Gray are the most valuable in baseball?Yeah, that's not happening from either team's perspective, agreed that the article is silly.
Cashman with a quote yesterday that I think sums up NY's current plan very succinctly, so much so that it's my new sig:
"I want young, cost-controlled everything. It doesn't matter the position."-Brian Cashman, 12/6/15
I think so. Their roster is pretty set, but they can see the light at the end of the tunnel for some of their older, more expensive contracts. Be patient, see how kids on the farm develop, and hope to be competitive enough while waiting out those contracts without compromising the flexibility that's just around the corner.That's the plan? Be competitive and patient and see what young pieces might become available?
Well on the pitching side of things at least, the Yankees have some room to dream with their current rotation. Let's just imagine that Tanaka stays healthy, Severino continues to prove that he is the real deal and Pineda and Eovaldi really bust through the door with their talent. I would call that the best top 4 in the AL East (especially if Tampa trades Cobb). At the same time it could all not break that way.I can't disagree with you jon.
What you thinking for next season at this point? That doesn't scream great team, and not a huge amount of obvious growth, but room for disappointment and injury. Other than the Yankee magic dust for Ackley etc.
It's not a bad rotation, though some concerns on injury especially. The lineup is ok, but not exactly scary. Decent team, but playoffs seem to need a lot of luck on injuries etc.
That's the plan? Be competitive and patient and see what young pieces might become available?
Another wild card berth is certainly in reach. There will be some decline, but there might also be some growth from young players or bounce back years from guys like Ellsbury and Nova. Maybe even Sabathia.I think so. Their roster is pretty set, but they can see the light at the end of the tunnel for some of their older, more expensive contracts. Be patient, see how kids on the farm develop, and hope to be competitive enough while waiting out those contracts without compromising the flexibility that's just around the corner.
Well, pretty clearly the idea is to trade for guys who have fallen out of favor in their current situations so he doesn't have to give up top prospects in exchange. Last offseason he got Gregorius and Eovaldi, then Ackley at the deadline and Hicks this offseason. All four of those guys are between 25-27 and under control for multiple years (Eovaldi and Ackley can be FAs after 2017, Didi and Hicks after 2019).The real question is how Cashman is going to find these players going forward.
I like Ozuna but I don't think I would deal Miller for him. I would however deal Miller for Velasquez and maybe another piece.Though the talks haven’t advanced to getting a deal done, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday at the Winter Meetings the Yankees could be planning to acquire Velasquez and deal him to the Marlins for outfielder Marcell Ozuna.
The Astros are looking for a closer and Andrew Miller is certainly that, having converted 36-of-38 save chances last season, his first as a closer. Should the Yankees move Miller, Dellin Betances would shift from the eighth inning to the ninth.
However, while Cashman remains “open to anything’’ with regard to dealing Miller, who has three years and $27 million remaining on a team-friendly deal, doing so for a pitcher with 19 big league games under his belt is risky. Unless the Yankees believe flipping Velasquez into Ozuna is a move they like. Should that happen, the Yankees could deal Brett Gardner for a starting pitcher.
Steamer currently projects the Yankees as the 2nd best rotation in the League (behind the Indians)....Let's just imagine that Tanaka stays healthy, Severino continues to prove that he is the real deal and Pineda and Eovaldi really bust through the door with their talent. I would call that the best top 4 in the AL East (especially if Tampa trades Cobb)...