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NFT: Nice recap of 2016 Yankees deals by Joel Sherman

Victor in CT : 5/6/2018 7:08 am
I agree with him that Sheffield can make an impact if he continues to progress.

coupla quotes:

"But Sheffield has put himself into play and, with the forecast for impact starters for the July trade market looking slim, Sheffield (who turns 22 next Sunday) could become a vital figure for the 2018 Yankees. "

"“So far [Sheffield] has honored our pro scouting and amateur scouting assessments,” Cashman said. “He is living up to everything we expected. He is a competitor. He is hungry. He is extremely talented and performing and progressing. I see him as a viable major league starter.”
The big impact 2016 trades are having on 2018 Yankees - ( New Window )
Cashman is Yanks MVP  
averagejoe : 5/6/2018 11:37 am : link
Two year ago Yanks were an old age home for fading superstars. Today they have the youngest most talented roster I have ever seen. They are beating up the best teams in AL and Sanchez, Stanton, and Judge haven't even gotten hot yet. Rookie 3B leads league in doubles and rookie 2B is hitting .330. It's embarrassing. The only thing left for Cashman is to somehow move Ellsbury and acquire another starter.

Cashman has been on a HOF tear. Yanks will contend at a high level for next ten years.
If I'm Cash and company  
Jeever : 5/6/2018 12:36 pm : link
I remove Ellsbury from the 40 man roster. In fact he'd be on a permanent rehab at AAA. If he doesn't like it or doesn't get the message move him to AA and forget about it.

We need to package him for another arm. Eat the money.
Jeever  
arniefez : 5/6/2018 1:54 pm : link
Don't you think the Yankees would have already done that if they could? It doesn't work that way in MLB. It will cost the Yankees 68 million dollars to "remove" Ellsbury from the 40 man roster. This isn't the NFL.
RE: Jeever  
CromartiesKid21 : 5/6/2018 2:19 pm : link
In comment 13956088 arniefez said:
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Don't you think the Yankees would have already done that if they could? It doesn't work that way in MLB. It will cost the Yankees 68 million dollars to "remove" Ellsbury from the 40 man roster. This isn't the NFL.


Ellsbury is on the DL...hes not on the 40 man roster.
Correct while he's on the 60 day DL he's not on the 40  
arniefez : 5/6/2018 3:06 pm : link
but it makes no difference about his 68 million dollars. Either he stays on the 60 day DL or he stays on the 40 man roster or he gets 68 million dollars to be off the Yankees. The union isn't going to allow the Yankees to keep him on the 60 day if he can play unless Ellsbury chooses to stay there. Maybe thats what he wants. He did something like this in Boston.
Those teams  
old man : 5/6/2018 5:23 pm : link
willingly overpaid,really foolishly in the case of the Cubs,knowing 2 of those 3 would be rentals anyway.
Those deadline trades are far more likely to be failures than success, but teams will keep trying for short term success.
Cashman is the reverse Belichick of baseball, and the contra Dumb rowski.
RE: Cashman is Yanks MVP  
micky : 5/7/2018 6:25 am : link
In comment 13955997 averagejoe said:
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Two year ago Yanks were an old age home for fading superstars. Today they have the youngest most talented roster I have ever seen. They are beating up the best teams in AL and Sanchez, Stanton, and Judge haven't even gotten hot yet. Rookie 3B leads league in doubles and rookie 2B is hitting .330. It's embarrassing. The only thing left for Cashman is to somehow move Ellsbury and acquire another starter.

Cashman has been on a HOF tear. Yanks will contend at a high level for next ten years.


agree +1000 times
also, we have to give Hal S. credit here. He tuned out jerks like  
Victor in CT : 5/7/2018 8:11 am : link
Levine and listened to Cashman's advice on what was best long term for the franchise, and had the patience it let it play out.
We are in excellent shape...  
Dunedin81 : 5/7/2018 9:06 am : link
Keep in mind, however, that the Sox of three years ago were in excellent shape. A mix of poor trades, bad signings and stalled farm development and suddenly their window looks a little shorter and they seem an injury away from irrelevance (that team without Chris Sale is utterly pedestrian). Cashman has done a spectacular job, but we still have a thin rotation right now and we're relying on one or more of the elite starting pitching prospects to become an elite MLB pitcher. We have a lot more payroll flexibility and prospect ammo than the Sox do and Cash would never pull a Dombrowski - for the last decade he has taken the long view - but things can change quickly.
Victor..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/7/2018 9:07 am : link
Great point. In the old days, George would've likely canned Cashman a couple of years ago. Sticking with him and seeing the plan come together has been excellent. What a fun team to watch and was one of the lone bright spots for the teams I follow last year and so far this year.
RE: Victor..  
Victor in CT : 5/7/2018 9:47 am : link
In comment 13956580 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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Great point. In the old days, George would've likely canned Cashman a couple of years ago. Sticking with him and seeing the plan come together has been excellent. What a fun team to watch and was one of the lone bright spots for the teams I follow last year and so far this year.


Thanks Fats. Since August of 2016, this has been such an enjoyable time watching these kids come up and fulfill their promise. And they all seem like good people too. Very easy bunch to root for.
RE: Those teams  
Pete in 'Vliet : 5/7/2018 9:56 am : link
In comment 13956289 old man said:
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willingly overpaid,really foolishly in the case of the Cubs,knowing 2 of those 3 would be rentals anyway.
Those deadline trades are far more likely to be failures than success, but teams will keep trying for short term success.
Cashman is the reverse Belichick of baseball, and the contra Dumb rowski.


Depends how you look at it for the Cubs.

They traded away their future to "rent" Chapman for a year and win the World Series. Given how desperate they have been to finally win one, I think most fans are still happy with the result.

But, it still has to sting when they watch both Gleyber and Chapman tearing it up in the Bronx.

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