Brandon McCarthy is the Nick Swisher of pitchers... so underrated, that they become overrated because everyone talks about how underrated they are. McCarthy is great when healthy, but he also played on a team that stressed defense and has a HUGE ballpark in a generally weak hitting division (put up a lot of his numbers before A's had Trout/Pujols/Trumbo).
I think we should trade granderson for the best package we can get. Either for pitchers or young fielders. Two guys i think the yankees should be taking a look at in other trades are Jason Kubel and or Garrett Jones. Both of these guys are 30 hr hitters and at Yankee stadium they could get 40 plus. That would more than make up for what is lost with swisher and Granderson and a fraction of the cost.
My Offseason Wishlist (Updated)
* Originally posted in other Offseason Thread *
() Bring Back Mariano Rivera
() Re-Sign Hiroki Kuroda
() Pick up Robinson Cano's Option
() Pick up Curtis Granderson's Option
() Re-Sign Russell Martin
() Let Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano walk
() Re-Sign Ichiro Suzuki or Raul Ibanez
() Re-Sign Andy Pettitte
() Sign Joakim Soria via Free Agency
() Sign Scott Hairston as a RH platoon bat
() Hold onto our prospects, accumulate draft picks
Procrastinating from term papers but why not go with an alternative smacked up view of things.
After thinking reading about it and thinking a bit more, though I don't favor it... I think a Cano trade wouldn't be the WORST thing to happen and judging by the 4 year offers Hamilton is getting, I'm sure the Yankees would be very able jump in and grab him. It would have to be a package that blows the Yankees away though.
Again, I focus on Texas - even though their lineup would be downright scary with Cano and he'd probably take it personally especially when playing against us.
Rangers Acquire: Robinson Cano
Yankees Acquire: Jurickson Profar, Martin Perez, Mike Olt, Jorge Alfaro
I'm begrudgingly adding in Youk to the lineup...
Hell since we are already this far fetched lets get more freaky...
Marlins Acquire: Mike Olt, Ivan Nova, Michael Saunders, Mason Williams, Jorge Alfaro, James Paxton, Adam Warren (looks to be an overwhelming package... hell even add in Betances for good measure)
Mariners Acquire: Curtis Granderson
Yankees Acquire: Mike Stanton, Ricky Nolasco (11$ salary dump)
Yeah, I went there... and tell me you didn't just pitch a tent in your trousers...