Myshkin

MLB 2017: The House That Bones Built

212 posts in this topic

5 minutes ago, Arch-MaesterPhilip said:

I'm not sure what good starters/great starters are even available.

I think you're right about the current market - I'm glad they didn't give up the package likely required in order to acquire the likes of Sonny Gray or, say, Gerrit Cole (who I've always rooted for since the Yanks drafted him in the 1st round but has just not been very good this year and has been regressing the past couple years).  If that's the case, you hold onto Rutherford and see what opens up in the offseason - certainly they can find at least a good controllable starter at that point, plus the price is always down compared to around the deadline.

The Yanks prospect depth is a point of strength - they could have easily upgraded first base and the bullpen for this season without giving up any of their top 5 (or maybe even top 10) prospects.  Also, to answer your previous post, I would have much preferred Yonder Alonso as a 1B upgrade to Frazier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, dmc515 said:

I think you're right about the current market - I'm glad they didn't give up the package likely required in order to acquire the likes of Sonny Gray or, say, Gerrit Cole (who I've always rooted for since the Yanks drafted him in the 1st round but has just not been very good this year and has been regressing the past couple years).  If that's the case, you hold onto Rutherford and see what opens up in the offseason - certainly they can find at least a good controllable starter at that point, plus the price is always down compared to around the deadline.

The Yanks prospect depth is a point of strength - they could have easily upgraded first base and the bullpen for this season without giving up any of their top 5 (or maybe even top 10) prospects.  Also, to answer your previous post, I would have much preferred Yonder Alonso as a 1B upgrade to Frazier.

According to Bleacher Report they still might try and acquire Yonder Alonso.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Arch-MaesterPhilip said:

I'd prefer to see them see what Chance Adams has got rather than trade a chip. 

Adams' walk rate is a red flag.  As is his fly-ball rate in Yankee stadium.  I'd prefer he got both under control before being called up, but considering the alternatives are Cessa and Mitchell, I'm open to giving him a shot now.

17 minutes ago, Arch-MaesterPhilip said:

According to Bleacher Report they still might try and acquire Yonder Alonso.

They do still really need a lefty bat.  I'm just wondering what you do with Headley at that point, and I'd rather not dump him for nothing (or have him languish on a bench that really doesn't have room for him).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Add Sano to a long list of superstars that own the Yankees. Another series loss.

Edited by Ramsay B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fun fact, only .5% of survey respondents said that the Mariners were their most hated team, but I think we all know who that .5% was

 

Edited by GrimTuesday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

Add Sano to a long list of superstars that own the Yankees. Another series loss.

This was a bit of a surprise.  I had some hope with [insert name that isn't Gibson or Colon here] taking the mound, but the Twins usually play down a level or three when they face the Yankees.  Waking up to find that they took the rubber match helped make my morning a bit more pleasant :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big news! Rumor has it that the San Francisco baseball Giants will be bringing Pablo Sandoval back into the fold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Myshkin said:

Big news! Rumor has it that the San Francisco baseball Giants will be bringing Pablo Sandoval back into the fold.

SCHWEET! I can break out the old Panda lid.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, GrimTuesday said:

Fun fact, only .5% of survey respondents said that the Mariners were their most hated team, but I think we all know who that .5% was

That's pretty funny, truly.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Triskan said:

That's pretty funny, truly.  

I've been trying so hard not to make a self-hating Jew joke...well, guess I just failed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Twins reportedly finalizing a trade for Jaime Garcia.  He's got a steep price (still owed $4.85m) and I'm a little nervous about his transition to the AL.  That nervousness is possibly founded on nothing, though, as I don't actually know how the leagues stack up against each other offensively.  My gut says pitching in the AL is harder?

Anyway... this seems like a smarter move than bringing in someone for whom the term "venerable" could be aptly applied.

I just don't think the Twins have the pitching to actually get anywhere this season, but I do like that the team is trying to make some moves and capitalize on their surprising success.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Lightning Lord said:

My gut says pitching in the AL is harder?

Oh yeah, without a doubt. No free out in the lineup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now