- Jul 15, 2005
Huh, Loaisiga coming up tomorrow to give everyone an extra day rest, I guess Green will go down and then maybe Tarpley or Acevedo come up on Wednesday for Loaisiga?
I think there may be a question about how much fuel CC's knee has left in the tank and they do need some sort of backup plan if German regresses, Severino never gets fully healty, and Paxton is a coin flip.NY is using an opener again today, the 3rd or 4th time this week, but they are expecting Paxton back Wednesday and CC back Sunday, so then they will have a full rotation again. And signs of life on the Severino front:
"Luis Severino says he will see the doctor today to get cleared to begin playing catch. He expects to throw flatground from just 60 feet today or tomorrow. Says he hasn't felt any pain in his shoulder/lat in about three weeks."
Lots of rumors about NY being interested in Keuchel once the draft compensation is gone in a week, but I'm still not sure I see the fit. With Severino and Montgomery both still out, NY does have a big dropoff to the 6th starter (David Hale? Chance Adams? Nestor Cortes Jr.?), but if the main five guys are healthy on June 3rd, not sure how Keuchel would slot in or even how much of an upgrade he'd be.
Scherzer's deal is a bit unusual. Per Cot's:He's not the first to bring up Scherzer, but WAS have won 9 of 11 and are creeping back into the race, plus it's far from clear they'd be willing to move Scherzer anyway, plus how much talent does it make sense to give up for a guy who is owed something like $90M for the next 2 1/2 seasons?
Plus he gets 10 and 5 protection after 2019, so if they are going to trade him, this year is the year. But it would be some interesting negotiations around how the cash flow would work. I would think NY would have to pick all of it up, but they don't actually outlay anything until 2022.salaries: 15:$10M, 16-18:$15M annually. 19-21:$35M annually
2019-21 salaries ($105M) deferred without interest, to be paid in seven $15M installments each July 1 from 2022 to 2028
for purposes of annual payrolls (including salaries and a pro-rated 1/7 share of the signing bonus), Scherzer will earn $17,142,857 in 2015, $22,142,857 annually in 2016-18, $37,405,562 in 2019, $35,920,616 in 2020, and $34,503,480 in 2021 (salaries and bonus paid before the contract expires are not discounted, but 2019-21 salaries are discounted to $30,262,705, $28,777,759 and $27,360,623, respectively, as money paid after deal’s expiration)
for luxury-tax purposes, Scherzer’s annual salary is $28,689,376
and is 34He's not the first to bring up Scherzer, but WAS have won 9 of 11 and are creeping back into the race, plus it's far from clear they'd be willing to move Scherzer anyway, plus how much talent does it make sense to give up for a guy who is owed something like $90M for the next 2 1/2 seasons?
This would put them over $246M unless they could get rid of some of Ellsbury's money by bundling him with talent elsewhere. I think the latter is probably possible but Cashman hasn't shown an interest in doing that as of yet (maybe if NY had a loaded system like SD or ATL, but they don't anymore), so another reason why I think Scherzer is very unlikely (the main one being I just don't think WAS will pull the trigger on trading him).I would think NY would have to pick all of it up, but they don't actually outlay anything until 2022.
Drew Hutchison, who was in the Toronto rotation for a while, was released from the Scranton rotation tonight which he has been part of since the start of the season. His season-long numbers look bad but he was 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA in his last three starts, I am curious if he asked for his release or if it was NY's decision, interesting to release even a depth guy at this point and if it was NY's impetus, I think that means something will happen soon on the SP front. He was supposed to start for Scranton tomorrow, maybe someone told his agent they would pick him up if he was available.
Unless I'm missing something on baseball ref, German only pitched 94 innings last year between the MLB club and a little time in the minors. 150 seems like a big jump.Well, if German can go 150 innings as Joel Sherman guessed earlier in the season, this break might allow him to keep to that once he is back.
Yeah, he is 26 so they worry a bit less about it once you get over 25, and he has gotten up to 125 or so a few times before. Here is the Sherman piece I referenced:Unless I'm missing something on baseball ref, German only pitched 94 innings last year between the MLB club and a little time in the minors. 150 seems like a big jump.
That said, I know they'll be looking at factors beyond IP last year and this season to make that decision.
Yeah, I was going to put that in too actually, thanks for reminding me. I think NY has a really strong clubhouse and could deal with someone like that if they had ace results, but I'm not sure Bauer quite is that but like I said, I don't see CLE trading him to NY anyway. Could you imagine the flak they would get if Bauer won a ALDS game 5 for NY to knock them out?Would you want Bauer on the team? The Yanks actually seem to have a group of really decent guys on the team. Bauer comes of as a loner, a weirdo and an asshole.
Someone needs to represent the team next year in the White House...I didn’t realize he was a birther until yesterday. I can’t imagine that’s worth taking on for a guy with 1.5 seasons with an ERA under 4 in the AL Central, even if he can throw 20 different pitches.
In the bullpen maybe, no way they’ll let him have enough innings to help in the rotation. Right now he is just a few under his 2018 total, and he has yet to debut in AAA. Mike King is more likely IMO, very curious to see how he ramps up after dominating AAA down the stretch last year.Cashman just said on @Jim_Duquette Sirius/Xm show that Deivi García is “pushing himself into the mix” for helping this year.
In September with expanded rosters? Sure, but that’s a bullpen role to me essentially.Why couldn’t Garcia be an opener?