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terrynever

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Having too much fun reading this but I'm DJJ, new handle since professional doping these days.

Wait, does this make me Lance Armstrong now?
Well, I enjoy your analytical posts. Abbey works overtime around here and could use a deeper rotation. Stick around!
 

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Keith Law on the Jays return for Happ: "The Jays' return here is rather disappointing, even for a rental. Brandon Drury is a solid bench player who can play third and first and maybe fill in at second." Says he doesn't see a big league role for McKinney.

More Law: " I thought that the Jays would land at least one solid prospect for Happ, but either the market didn't offer one or they chose to take Drury instead of someone with higher ceiling."

Seems a little extreme.

Thoughts?
I think I agree with this take. McKinney always felt like that so-so 4th outfielder class of Yankee prospect designed for trade bait and Drury’s a DFA candidate who could only hit in pre-humidor Chase Field.

We’ll see if the Brewers move him for Wheeler but I don’t know why the Jays didn’t take Domingo Santana, who seems exactly like the type of guy they turn into a masher.
 

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Drury's better than that. Saw him against the PawSox last month and he was the best player on the field. He should get steady playing time in Toronto. Let's see how he does before downgrading him.
 

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I think I agree with this take. McKinney always felt like that so-so 4th outfielder class of Yankee prospect designed for trade bait and Drury’s a DFA candidate who could only hit in pre-humidor Chase Field.

We’ll see if the Brewers move him for Wheeler but I don’t know why the Jays didn’t take Domingo Santana, who seems exactly like the type of guy they turn into a masher.
Agreed. But do we know Santana was definitely offered?
 

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Agreed. But do we know Santana was definitely offered?
No, we don’t. There were speculations once he was pulled from his game last night, but nothing definitive. He may be on the table for Wheeler because of the extra control.
 

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Whoa. Berrios has been amazing this year. Why would the Twins trade him?
Dunno, I was trying to think about what NY could offer, maybe start with Frazier and Sheffield, add in a few high-ceiling pitching prospects plus Gray/Warren/Shreve for MIN to flip before the deadline.
 

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They can have all those guys for Berrios.

This would give the Yankees to ace-caliber pitchers under the age of 25.
I don't know quite enough about Berrios, but I tend to agree. The depth of the system would take a big hit, but the team would be loaded throughout, especially after/if they add Machado this winter, and they would have so many pitching prospects still coming and so much money to spend where needed.
 

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[QUOE="RedOctober3829, post: 2931945, member: 6712"]Frazier's value can't be high right now. I'd think Florial and Sheffield.[/QUOTE]

Florial versus Frazier is an interesting debate. Florial has a higher ceiling for sure, but has massive bust potential. He is having a brutal season (impacted by the injury likely) at the high A level, He is still striking out in almost 1/3 of at bats, and is likely 2 + years from majors

Frazier has already had moderate success in the majors, and I have little doubt he'll settle in to being a 20 HR, 825-850 OPS guy at the major league level.
 

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Jon Heyman reporting the Mets just signed Austin Jackson.

I wonder if this is a sign that they're moving Bautista shortly

Would he be worth it for 3 weeks at DH, or would you rather stick with Walker?
 

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I just can't imagine the Twins would trade Berrios - an already good young starter under team control for what 4 years at least - for guys you *hope* will perform as well as he has. The Yankees would have to start with Sheffield and throw in their best 3 or 4 bunting prospects.
 

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I just can't imagine the Twins would trade Berrios - an already good young starter under team control for what 4 years at least - for guys you *hope* will perform as well as he has. The Yankees would have to start with Sheffield and throw in their best 3 or 4 bunting prospects.
Like I said, I'd be willing to give Sheffield, Frazier and Florial and would be willing to talk about more. I really like Berrios.
 

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Turning down a giant quality package for a starting pitcher when you're not contending that season and might not contend next season is dangerous to me, any pitcher's arm can go at any time and this way you spread out the risk much more.

That being said, if Cashman really was trying this, I think yesterday's developments of Gray pitching pretty well for the third game in a row and Judge going out probably killed it from NY's side.
 

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Turning down a giant quality package for a starting pitcher when you're not contending that season and might not contend next season is dangerous to me, any pitcher's arm can go at any time and this way you spread out the risk much more.

That being said, if Cashman really was trying this, I think yesterday's developments of Gray pitching pretty well for the third game in a row and Judge going out probably killed it from NY's side.
Or it raises Gray's value a little bit more and Cashman may decide to move on it.
 

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Berrios is probably worth over 100 million in surplus value until free agency if he's just a solid pitcher. It would be a coup if you guys got him.
 

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I'm still laughing to myself about Buster Olney putting Starlin Castro on NY's possible trade list for a fill-in bat, and how dumb it was for one of the NY beat writers jumping on it as the best idea. Not only are there plenty of better solutions for this season, but Castro is under contract for $10M for next season with no role or position on the team, and do you really want to bring back the well-liked clubhouse guy you traded away to make a space for your 21 year old wunderkind rookie? So hilariously dumb.
 

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So if it's true that Cashman wants to do something big, here is one that came to mind in this Matt Carpenter trade value article on Fangraphs today:

"If there is a deal to be had, one that would make both sides squeamish, it might be a one-for-one exchange for Miguel Andujar, who did make Honorable Mention in Trade Value. The Yankees would get about a one-win upgrade the rest of the season, and at least the same next year. It also might free them up to pursue a certain free agent who has a long history at third base while moving Carpenter to first base. (It also seems possible, as Buster Olney notes, that Carpenter’s teammate Jose Martinez might fit in New York, with Brett Gardner’s departure next season via free agency opening up the corner-outfield spots for Giancarlo Stanton and Judge.)"

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/lets-see-about-a-matt-carpenter-trade/

So I am proposing Carpenter and Martinez for Andujar and Albert Abreu (top 100 pitching prospect). Carpenter replaces Andujar at 3B for the rest of the season, both an offensive and defensive upgrade.

Then in the offseason they sign Machado for 3B, move Carpenter to 1B and trade Bird (sorry dude). Martinez can be their main DH until Judge is back, he is still pre-arb with options and under control through 2022 (although he is already 30) so he can always go to AAA if needed (sorry dude). He has little value for a NL team as he is a born DH, I wonder who says no to that exchange. So 2019 by position:

Sanchez
Carpenter
Gleyber
Didi
Machado
Stanton
Hicks
Judge
DH: Martinez/Frazier/Bird

If they move one or two of those last three, Gardner could stay another season also.
 

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Abreu's numbers ever since Houston moved him up to A+ have not been that impressive. I'm not talking about his K's I'm talking about his HR and BB per 9.
This year alone his BB/9 is 4.28 and his HR/9 is 1.68.

Yikes - he's still regarded as a top 100 MLB prospect? He's almost 23 and in A+ so its not like he's in the league he should be in age wise.

Edit - last year his per 9's weren't as bad (3.93 BB - still bad), (0.52 HR/9 - good)
 

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He was great in Arizona last fall but yes, his results mostly haven’t been very good so far. He is still a top 100 guy, though, #79 on the new mlb.com list.
 

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I am really going to hate this Chris Archer trade if it happens. Don’t do that, Cashman.
 

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Please no. I don't want any part of Archer, especially at a high price. I don't know how he does it, but he's had a lot of success with basically two pitches. Maybe this crappy season is an abberation, but I don't trust him.
 

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Via Yankees:
The New York Yankees tonight announced that they have acquired right-handed hitting 1B Luke Voit and international signing bonus pool money from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for LHP Chasen Shreve and RHP Giovanny Gallegos.”
 

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They needed more international signing money to honor the commitments they'd already made, that's why the stud Cuban pitcher hasn't been announced yet. Anyway, no more Shreve, yay!
 

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Ben Badler‏ @BenBadler
Ben Badler Retweeted Yankees PR Dept.

Yankees could use extra international pool space to help them officially sign Osiel Rodriguez, the No. 1 international pitching prospect. Cuban SS Carlos Verdecia another target.
 

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The Braves were supposedly scouting Sonny Gray last start, that is at least three teams with seeming genuine interest in him (MIL, OAK, ATL). It would be ballsy by Cashman to move him when he seems to maybe be finally finding a bit of a groove, but Sheffield has been great in AAA (1.21 ERA in his last 5 starts) and they have Cessa too and Cashman said Loaisiga should be back sometime in August. Clearing Gray's guaranteed roster spot/salary (probably $9-10M) for 2019 would be nice, I'd like to see this happen if possible.
 

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Also I wonder how much Billy Hamilton would cost, he could be the spare outfielder for now (although he has only played CF) and would be a good bench guy in September and possibly on the postseason roster.
 

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Also I wonder how much Billy Hamilton would cost, he could be the spare outfielder for now (although he has only played CF) and would be a good bench guy in September and possibly on the postseason roster.

I was wondering that last month, after seeing his highlights.

The guy literally creates runs., And his wall climbing ability would be perfect in the late innings of playoff games. Reminds me of the old 'Baseball Stars' nintendo game
 

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NY trades another reliever:

"Source: Yankees have sent Caleb Frare, a LH reliever who was just promoted to AAA, to the White Sox for $1.5 million in international signing bonus money. Frare pitched one game for Scranton. He was 4-1 with a 0.62 ERA at AA."
 

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Cashman in two days has turned Shreve, Gallegos and Frare into 2.5 million in international spending money - and correct me if I"m wrong but the international spending is the Yankees bread and butter in developing talent.

Can the Red Sox start doing this stuff at some point in the next couple of years?
 

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Cashman in two days has turned Shreve, Gallegos and Frare into 2.5 million in international spending money - and correct me if I"m wrong but the international spending is the Yankees bread and butter in developing talent.

Can the Red Sox start doing this stuff at some point in the next couple of years?
The Yankees have a bunch of guys that other people want as well as a real crunch coming on their 40 man roster. The sox are far away from being in that position though they have made trades that include international spending money, just not this year.
 

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Cashman in two days has turned Shreve, Gallegos and Frare into 2.5 million in international spending money - and correct me if I"m wrong but the international spending is the Yankees bread and butter in developing talent.
They've been doing it all recently, Carroll and Rogers and Frare were all late draft picks. Kiley McDaniel has said a few times this year that NY is the best organization right now at developing pitchers once they get them, that's what you're seeing there.
 

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Cashman has made four trades in six days, less than 48 hours to go. It is kind of crazy to do this much dealing for a team on pace to win 104 games, but some of it is continuing to set up for 2019 and beyond.

But if it was up to me, I would still try to do a lot actually, as always depending on price and return, but:

Trade Warren, he can probably bring something back and he is a FA and replaceable, start with Kahnle or Tarpley or Feyereisen or Espinal, Acevedo when healthy is an option here too.

Trade Gray to MIL or OAK or ATL if you can get a good return, I think you can. Bring up Sheffield and make him the 5th starter, not only does he have a seemingly rejuvenated Cessa (5 strong starts in a row, 3 in AAA, 2 in MLB) behind him but once they get to Sept 1, everyone on the 40 man can be up and German and Acevedo and Loaisiga will all ideally be back by then. Also getting a look at Sheffield for a few months will help both him and let NY get a better idea in what they have in him before they have to make offseason decisions in the winter of lots of money to spend if needed.

Bring in a DH type, Jose Martinez or Mark Reynolds or Matt Adams, someone like that who is available for not too much, Thairo Estrada and Chance Adams are two more 40 man guys I'd move if needed, both were top 100-150 guys just last winter but have been passed. Martinez would be ideal as he is still pre-arb, I'm sure there are other options too.

Trade Tyler Austin if he has value, if you are not bringing him up now in favor of Shane Robinson or in the above DH spot, just let him go. This might be more of an offseason move.

I don't know if there is a roster spot, but a cheap Billy Hamilton acquisition for late inning defense and/or pinch-running is tempting if there is. I'd suggest Austin for Hamilton, but they have that Votto guy clogging things.

Don't trade for Chris Archer.

Compete for a championship.

Sign Machado and a pitcher for the Gray spot in the offseason, maybe Patrick Corbin, maybe JA Happ, maybe someone else. Resign Britton if he stays healthy. Let Robertson go (sorry David). Keep Andujar as the bench 3B/1B/DH. Keep Frazier, let Gardner go (or maybe pick up his option and trade him, sorry Brett). By position in 2019:

Sanchez
Bird
Gleyber
Didi
Machado
Stanton/Frazier
Hicks
Judge
Andujar/Frazier/Stanton

Severino/Tanaka/??? (Corbin or Happ?)/Sabathia/Sheffield
Holder/Green/Britton/Betances/Chapman++

Compete for the next bunch of championships.
 

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By position in 2019:

Sanchez
Bird
Gleyber
Didi
Machado
Stanton/Frazier
Hicks
Judge
Andujar/Frazier/Stanton

Severino/Tanaka/??? (Corbin or Happ?)/Sabathia/Sheffield
Holder/Green/Britton/Betances/Chapman++

Compete for the next bunch of championships.
Um where are you going to play Jacoby? :)
 

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I'd at least make a new Yankees mascot and force him to wear the costume


At least earn SOME of that money