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  1. #2221
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    That depends on what they get for him . Last I saw they were gonna trade him
    Cincy already got great work out of him and should be able to easily get more for him than the Yanks did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Cincy already got great work out of him and should be able to easily get more for him than the Yanks did.
    Probably will.

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    The most impressive Yankees prospect so far in winter ball is Luis Medina who has been nearly unhittable. Pitching for Indios de Mayagüez he has been in complete control of his opponents through his first three games, tossing 11.2 innings and recording 25 strikeouts. Medina has allowed just four hits, four walks, and zero runs. He will likely have one more regular season start before the playoffs begin just after New Years.

    https://www.pinstripealley.com/2020/...-medina-german

    Link has a recent video of Medina from winter ball. If he can keep the consistent release point and command we're going to be very happy we have this kid. The stuff is unreal and it comes out of his hand so easily. Everything since the start of the 2nd half of 19 has been going in the right direction for this kid. Its a real shame that he missed all of last yr, if he hadn't we might not be so desperate for pitching. Between Garcia, Schmidt, Gil and this kid we have some incredible starting pitching talent that should be ready sooner than later.

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    [QUOTE=Posada20;33757365]I don’t see how they can seriously compete when both britton and Chapman will be gone in 2023 and we don’t know what sevy will be like by then . Plus cole will be 34 or 35 by then . His peak years behind him . They need to rebuild period . Rebooting didn’t work 5 years ago and it isn’t going to work out in less than 2 years . If the yanks want to seriously compete they have to pay for the starting pitching they need now .[/QUOT

    1. I agree. But, it doesn't look like that starting pitching is going to be available given the Yankees budget constraints for 2021. And, we all know they won't give the assets necessary to acquire Castillo. Also, looking forward the SP FA class for 2022 sucks outside of Thor (no way Cohen lets him walk). Lastly, there's a pretty high risk that there will be a work stoppage in 2022 when the collective bargaining agreement needs to be renegotiated.

    2. In 2023, Cole will only be 32 and Sevy will only be 29. Not exactly ancient.

    3. The team still would have a solid core of position players in their prime. Torres, Frazier, Lindor (2021 FA), Stanton at 33, Gio at 31, Andujar and perhaps Dominguez will be ready to patrol CF.

    4. We will have some time to let our SP mature and perhaps be able to strike lightening in a bottle with Deivi, Schmidt, Gil, Medina, and Monty.

    5. We will get a boat load of blue chip prospects which will pay dividends in 2023-2025, assuming a 2-4 year window to get to majors. Chapman, Britton, Judge, Voit and Hicks have to provide a solid return.

    6. Back end bullpen guys can always be bought. We do have a solid good track record of being able to piece together solid middle inning relievers.

    Seriously, what am I missing?

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    Also, by compete, I meant be competitive and watchable. 82-85 wins for the next 2 years.

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    Oh look it's kj.

    Any more sauces?

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    He is talking about the one and only, pure trash: Ereck Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyskilla View Post
    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

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    So now people are hoping for a "reboot" of the team? Why? As things stand now, I would think we are the favorites in the American league. Sure, Toronto has gotten better, but they haven't added to their team yet this off season. Cleveland is going to trade Lindor, Houston is probably losing Springer and Brantely and they won't have Verlander for 2021, and the Rays are looking to trade Snell, and probably won't add this off season. We have always owned the Twins to the point that they should let us use the Home locker room when we play there. The White Sox are getting better and adding, but I don't think they will be good enough to beat us.

    The question is what we are doing. If we don't sign DJ or trade for Lindor, that would make us weaker, but even then if we sign Didi, sign Tanaka, move Torres back to second, and grab at least one quality bull pen arm, we should be fine esp. if we get anything from Sevy and German and the kids take the next step.

    Even at 210M, I think we are the team to beat. If we re-sign DJ, or trade for Lindor, or if Hal goes nuts and signs Bauer, then only disastrous injuries (God forbid) could stop us from getting to the WS.

    I think we have an incredibly good team and even better, we have --esp. with the kids coming up -- an incredibly exciting team to root for. Sure, we have injury problems, and players like Judge, Stanton, Voit, and Sanchez strike out too much, but they also hit baseballs farther than just about anyone else in the league. Personally, I think home runs over 400ft should be worth two runs (like the basketball 3 pointer), but no one asked me.

    We have gotten close and have been eliminated by the ultimate AL rep to the WS the last four years. In almost all of those years, a break here or a break there could have had us in the WS instead of the team that ousted us.

    I just wished the MLB Network would show winter ball. It is fun to see how our guys are doing (good or bad), but it would be far more enjoyable to actually watch the games.

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    Yankees: While no official statement has been made, owner Hal Steinbrenner clearly stated after the season that manager Aaron Boone will be returning in 2021, so it’s safe to assume the Yankees have exercised their club option on Boone. There hasn’t been any buzz about an extension, and until then, there will be plenty of media focus on Boone’s lame-duck status. Boone has a 236-148 record and three postseason appearances in his three seasons as manager, but as always in the Bronx, the focus is on playoff success — the Yankees have only made it as far the ALCS once during Boone’s tenure. Anything short of a World Series appearance could spell the end of Boone’s stint as manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJO34 View Post
    So now people are hoping for a "reboot" of the team? Why? As things stand now, I would think we are the favorites in the American league. Sure, Toronto has gotten better, but they haven't added to their team yet this off season. Cleveland is going to trade Lindor, Houston is probably losing Springer and Brantely and they won't have Verlander for 2021, and the Rays are looking to trade Snell, and probably won't add this off season. We have always owned the Twins to the point that they should let us use the Home locker room when we play there. The White Sox are getting better and adding, but I don't think they will be good enough to beat us.

    The question is what we are doing. If we don't sign DJ or trade for Lindor, that would make us weaker, but even then if we sign Didi, sign Tanaka, move Torres back to second, and grab at least one quality bull pen arm, we should be fine esp. if we get anything from Sevy and German and the kids take the next step.

    Even at 210M, I think we are the team to beat. If we re-sign DJ, or trade for Lindor, or if Hal goes nuts and signs Bauer, then only disastrous injuries (God forbid) could stop us from getting to the WS.

    I think we have an incredibly good team and even better, we have --esp. with the kids coming up -- an incredibly exciting team to root for. Sure, we have injury problems, and players like Judge, Stanton, Voit, and Sanchez strike out too much, but they also hit baseballs farther than just about anyone else in the league. Personally, I think home runs over 400ft should be worth two runs (like the basketball 3 pointer), but no one asked me.

    We have gotten close and have been eliminated by the ultimate AL rep to the WS the last four years. In almost all of those years, a break here or a break there could have had us in the WS instead of the team that ousted us.

    I just wished the MLB Network would show winter ball. It is fun to see how our guys are doing (good or bad), but it would be far more enjoyable to actually watch the games.
    Right now I agree.
    But here's a scenario and it is very plausible.
    The Mets sign DJ and Cleveland trades Lindor and Carasco to the Jays. That makes them a very tough team. The Yankees had some battles with them last season but I believe, that trade gives the Jays the edge.

    I think any moves where DJ and Lindor end up elsewhere, really hurt this team. They will still have a puncher's chance but the Rays know how to slip those punches. I think they are the team to beat.
    If the Yankees don't get stuff in order and make some smart moves, they could feasibly be sitting with the Os in the basement.


    Then there's the injury comment. We know how that rolls.


    That said, if Sevy returns to form, Geman is solid and one of the young guys surprises out of camp and the rotation is really, good? We are in shape.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevemil505 View Post
    No way the remaining team would be above .500, atleast in 2031 snd msybe not for several years.
    My sources tell me, that you were hitting the eggnog a bit too much when you wrote this.



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    PJO34- I agree. A reboot is unnecessary overkill and over reaction. DJ should remain the priority, however I believe, despite the lip service, Yankees are prepared to move on. If that is the decision they should go all in on Lindor. You won't replace DJ bat, but you can replace his glove and then some. I would hate to lose DJ, but Lindor would soften the blow. If Yanks lose DJ and don't deal for Lindor....not good, how and where would they find the offense to replace DJ's?
    Pitching, I think those that expect a huge signing, i.e. Bauer, will be sadly disappointed. They may resign Tanaka and bank on a Sevy return with German at the back end. I fully expect Happ and Paxton to be playing elsewhere in 2021.
    What I expect the rotation to look like:
    Cole
    Tanaka
    Garcia
    Monty
    German/ Schmidt

    Does it strike fear in the hearts of the opposition? Probably not. But, they are young, cost controlled (except for Cole and Tanaka) and have taken huge strides, they have instilled a certain level of confidence. Monty's gutsy performance in the ALDS and Garcia's performance (sans game 2) down the stretch has given the FO a sense of security (false?) that the young arms have taken the next step in their development.

    Sevy's return, assuming health, bolsters the rotation. I have said before, imo we are underestimating the loss of Sevy. If Yanks had Sevy or German to go in game two rather than a green Garcia the seasons outcome MAY have been different.
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    Here's a wild thought. Could the Yankees ask Gio to play second and stick Andujar at third?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    Here's a wild thought. Could the Yankees ask Gio to play second and stick Andujar at third?
    Well with Gio recovering from his surgery, Andujar may see some time at 3B.
    "Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality,” JFK 1963.
    "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    I said at best . But he ended up being a third tier starter while with the Yankees. That’s why they traded him to Cincy .

    But that's NOT WHAT YOU SAID.
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    FWIW:
    Talkin' Yanks@TalkinYanks 12/18/2020.
    Miguel Andújar is on fire! He's 7-for-13 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in four games since returning to the field on Tuesday, raising his batting average to .360 in 29 plate appearances this winter Fire
    "Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality,” JFK 1963.
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    "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts."--- Einstein
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”---- James Baldwin




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