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  1. #7501
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    Once the Sonny Gray trade is finalized, will the Yankees be done or will there be more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOCARES? View Post
    Once the Sonny Gray trade is finalized, will the Yankees be done or will there be more to come.
    They'll still have a first round pick after losing one when they sign Harper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOCARES? View Post
    Once the Sonny Gray trade is finalized, will the Yankees be done or will there be more to come.
    Ask kj. I heard he has the inside scoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drt1010 View Post
    I would agree. If they don't ink Kimbrel they really don't have a BP. Kelly is gone. No closer. No middle relief. Barnes or Brasier appears to be the fallback plan for the closer role. Neither has any experience as a closer which makes relying on them risky for a contending club. No matter how many times Dombrowski claims heís content with his current options, they need to sign a proven closer.

    In addition to Betts and JD, one could also expect Boegarts to fall back to earth.

    not that I love the guy but I'll be surprised/thrilled if kimbrel doesn't go back to boston

    dombrowski knows better he's been burnt several times in the past (tigers) by not having a legit BP

    a young johnny bench led the league in passed balls and got better

  5. #7505
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    IS it me or is the return for Gray underwhelming? At this point, it would probably be better to keep him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJO34 View Post
    IS it me or is the return for Gray underwhelming? At this point, it would probably be better to keep him.
    Totally disagree. Them paying Gray's salary + the supplemental draft pick would be enough right there. Add in the Shed Long guy (probably a Rob Refsnyder type) and whoever the 3rd guy is (probably a Jorge Guzman lottery ticket type), and the IMO the Yankees are getting a more than fair price.

    Ya know who the Yankees got with a supplemental round pick once upon a time? It rhymes with Sharon Fudge.


    Derek Jeter is a lucky man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSownsU View Post
    They'll still have a first round pick after losing one when they sign Harper.
    You dirty man.

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    And what did Gray cost us originally?

    That trade was a straight loss.
    Weíre pointing out that these statistics breed false narratives, and we value the truth. This isnít about replacing old numbers with new numbers, or attempting to dissuade anyone from enjoying the aesthetics of the game. It is simply about telling the average fan about the reality of what actually happened on the field. The ďHoly TrinityĒ of baseball statistics fail at this most basic task, and so they are not worth deifying any longer. - Dave Cameron

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    Quote Originally Posted by drt1010 View Post
    Or simply come back down to earth. Can you expect career years from multiple players again?

    Some things to consider. Will the stars realign again?

    They won a franchise record 108 regular season games, can we expect the same?

    The 2018 Red Sox finished with the fourth-highest winning percentage (.667) in team history.

    Rookie manager Alex Cora, whose 108 wins are second-most ever for an MLB manger in his first season, trailing only Ralph Houk who won 109 games with the 1961 Yankees.

    Boston was the only team in the majors that did not lose four straight games at any point during the season.

    Red Sox offense hit 208 homers ó the seventh-most in franchise history. Their 592 extra base hits were the most in the majors, and third-ever in team history.

    Sox led all of baseball with a .268 average, .339 OBP and .453 slugging percentage. Their 876 runs scored and 355 doubles also led the majors.

    Mookie Betts won his first batting title with a .346 average, the highest average from a Red Sox hitter since Manny Ramirezí .349 average in 2002.

    J.D. Martinezís first season in Boston finished with a .330 batting average with 43 home runs and 130 RBIs. He is one of three Red Sox hitters to hit at least .330 with 40+ homer and 130+ RBIs, joining Ted Williams (1949) and Jimmie Foxx (1936 and 1938) in that elite group.

    Martinezís 43 HR's are the most by a Red Sox hitter in his first season, passing Dick Stuartís 42 homers in 1963. They are the most by a Sox hitter since David Ortiz set a franchise-record with 54 homers in 2006. Martinezís career-high 130 RBIs are also the most by a Red Sox hitter since Ortiz drive in 137 runs in 2006.

    Xander Bogaerts, who turned in a career year with 23 homers, 103 RBIs and 45 doubles, also set career-highs with a .360 OBP and .522 slugging percentage. He also hit .342 with runners in scoring position. Hit a ridiculous .600 with the bases loaded with three grand slams and three doubles. Of his 103 RBIs, 31 of them came with the bases loaded.

    A lot of career bests and franchise records. Can they repeat the performance? Possible yes, probable, not imo? Too many variables would have to be absolutely aligned. Probability suggests not gonna happen.
    All very true... also very true:
    The Yankees led the AL East into the middle of June.. when a few things all started to happen;
    1. The Loss of Monty was getting felt more because the days off were getting fewer and farther between.. So we had 1 rotation spot filled with the likes of Loasiga, German, Adams, Issa....
    2. on top of that, Sevy suddenly was not dominating.. his stuff was there... now we have heard since the playoffs..he was tipping his pitches...
    3. Torres and others started the parade to the DL which included.. Judge, hicks, torres, sanchez and few others
    4. Bird started the Year on the DL.. so Walker was playing many of the early games at 1st.. hard to believe that Walker was going to be better than Bird when he came back.. when Torres went to the DL.. Walker couldn't help at 1st anymore.
    5. Stanton was playing hurt much of while Judge was on the DL.
    6. Sanchez we now know was playing hurt... that hindered his offense and his ability to block.
    7. The Yanks had not one, but 2 players who were AL ROY finalists... That also means, This team is very young. Setbacks like we saw happen with young teams. They learned a few lessons on how long the season really is.
    8. Sonny Gray sucks in Yankee Stadium. I don't know why, but his splits confirm.. on the road he was a top pitcher last year.. at home, we were better with that group of AA and AAA ball guys we had filling in for Monty. They should be moving him soon.
    9. Kahnle never got on track last year. He's supposed to be back this year.

    The biggest thing to remember... the Yanks had the top spot in baseball until Mid-June. It's hard to win with your best players on the DL.

    the Yanks have done a few things.. First they expect that Ellsbury and Bird will finally be healthy to start the season. They've closed the Gaps in the rotation and should be able to coach the tipping out of sevy. The bullpen looks even better then it was last year with a full year of Britton... they have also filled in the depth so hopefully, when the injuries do occur.. we won't be seeing guys named Robinson suddenly playing for us...

    The Yanks have some questions marks... but if you dig enough, every team that has ever played entered the year with them. Last years centered heavily around Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. This years:
    1. Tulo - What will he bring to the table after sitting out all of 2018 and most of 2017? Is he going to be the Tulo we've always known? After that amount of time off, I do believe that doubtful. But at the MLB minimum, he's worth the chance. If he's only mostly what he used to be.. He's still a damn fine SS and could be a beast at the plate. He used to be that good. Of course, after sitting out he could just be road kill... I don't believe he'll be that bad as it would have showed up in the workouts the Yanks were at , but time will tell.

    ST in less than 4 weeks... then we start finding out really how things are going

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceHawk-181 View Post
    And what did Gray cost us originally?

    That trade was a straight loss.
    Considering not one of those players has provided any actual value to the A's, I'd say it's a wash. Plus, who know what they'll do with that extra 1st round pick(believe it's #36)

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