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.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.
Agreed. But do we know Santana was definitely offered?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.
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.Whoa. Berrios has been amazing this year. Why would the Twins trade him?
Frazier's value can't be high right now. I'd think Florial and Sheffield.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.
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.They can have all those guys for Berrios.
This would give the Yankees to ace-caliber pitchers under the age of 25.
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.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.
Or it raises Gray's value a little bit more and Cashman may decide to move on it.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.
Right now San Diego might be where he's going, maybe.Gammons said the Rays are looking for a similar return the White Sox got for Sale. Who’s your Moncada?
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.
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.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?
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.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.
Um where are you going to play Jacoby?By position in 2019:
Severino/Tanaka/??? (Corbin or Happ?)/Sabathia/Sheffield
Compete for the next bunch of championships.