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MLB Offseason 2018: Harper, Your Herald Boras Sings

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29 minutes ago, PyroclasticFlow said:

@DMC, does the signing of Tulo further push the needle on the odds of the Yanks trading Andujar into “Possibly” territory? 

Or is he just a Torreyes replacement?

Well, I wouldn't say Toe replacement - if he doesn't have a starting spot by the end of Spring Training I expect there's at least a handshake deal to release him.  But, yes, infinitely closer to Toe replacement than increasing the odds of trading Andujar.

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Looks like best case scenario for the Yanks at this point is signing Machado and Britton.  Was thinking about, and it'd almost be like they bought the O's a year ago and reinvested in the only things worthwhile.

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One down, the much more important one to go...

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Yanks sign DJ Lemahieu for 2/24.  Another meh signing - just fine in a vacuum but almost certainly means the Yanks will not be signing either Machado nor Harper.  I got MLB ticket last season cuz I was excited for the Yanks.  I will not be doing so again, fuck the cheap ass MLB.  I've never been more pro-strike in my life.

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1 hour ago, DMC said:

Yanks sign DJ Lemahieu for 2/24.  Another meh signing - just fine in a vacuum but almost certainly means the Yanks will not be signing either Machado nor Harper.  I got MLB ticket last season cuz I was excited for the Yanks.  I will not be doing so again, fuck the cheap ass MLB.  I've never been more pro-strike in my life.

I am livid that he is the big ticket acquisition of the offseason. Hal Steinbrenner is the second coming of Jeff Wilpon.

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At the very least, they should now sign Ottavino because they're definitely gonna be over the tax anyway.

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54 minutes ago, DMC said:

At the very least, they should now sign Ottavino because they're definitely gonna be over the tax anyway.

They should absolutely sign him.

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Yanks sign Ottavino - 3/27.  Have to admit I really like that - but I'm still made at you Yankees!

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A few days ago I read that Red Sox were the leaders for Ottavino, and started to get really sour. A minor victory I guess.

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6 hours ago, DMC said:

They have the 3rd ranked starting pitching in baseball, according to Fangraphs' projections.

It isn't about the ranking of the current five on paper, CC is just coming off heart surgery, Paxton has never pitched more than 160 innings in a season. I'm concerned we're in for another season of 15 or 20 starts from Domingo German, Loaisiga and who ever else they can trot out there.

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Yeah, the rotation is fragile.  Just pointing out that they're depth is just as good as almost anybody's - German/Lasagna/Adams are pretty great 6-8 starters comparatively.  I agree they could use a veteran swingman though, especially since I'm still assuming they'll trade Gray and I'm pretty sure Cessa is out of options (which means he'll probably be DFA'd or traded before the season).  Something like picking up Liriano sounds good.

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So sounds like they're finalizing a deal of Gray for Shed Long (the Reds' 7th ranked prospect), their competitive balance round draft pick, and a lesser prospect.  That draft pick is 36 right now.  I like Long, looks like a pretty good lefty hitter who will start next year in Triple A, and really like the draft pick.  That's cool.

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