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NFT: Yankees sign Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract

Jints in Carolina : 8/20/2019 10:47 am
After missing all of last season, the 29-year-old former closer had a 13.50 ERA over 22 appearances with the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers. Washington released the right-hander in June, and he opted for free agency after Detroit designated him for assignment earlier this month.

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arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 10:50 am : link
After the way this season has gone, I certainly won't turn my nose at any guy the Yankees acquire...

Odds are Rosenthal is toast; but who the heck knows. No risk. If he's trash, we move on.
Saw him pitch numerous times for the Nats  
Jints in Carolina : 8/20/2019 10:51 am : link
the dude is lost. When Detroit cuts you....you know it's bad.
Just can't find the strike zone...  
Dunedin81 : 8/20/2019 10:51 am : link
I really doubt Rothchild draws him a map, but we lose nothing by letting him try.
I mean, I get it. But it would basically be impossible to trust him  
Heisenberg : 8/20/2019 11:13 am : link
in a big spot at this point.
Had TJ surgery last year  
TheMick7 : 8/20/2019 11:16 am : link
May take him until next year to recover. Maybe the Yanks keep him in AAA & hope next season Cash has another "find"
we'll see  
Jints in Carolina : 8/20/2019 11:19 am : link
one thing for sure is he isn't coming up this year.
RE: Had TJ surgery last year  
Dunedin81 : 8/20/2019 11:20 am : link
In comment 14536597 TheMick7 said:
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May take him until next year to recover. Maybe the Yanks keep him in AAA & hope next season Cash has another "find"


He will be a free agent this offseason, I believe... Likelihood is he never throws a pitch in pinstripes, but you never know.
RE: I mean, I get it. But it would basically be impossible to trust him  
arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 11:24 am : link
In comment 14536593 Heisenberg said:
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in a big spot at this point.


I don't think they anticipate him ever being in that position to begin with. With Ottavino, Kahnle, Britton, Chapman and eventually (hopefully) Betances, there's really no reason why Trevor Rosenthal would ever find himself on the mound in a big spot for the 2019 Yankees.

I think it's more just a flier and if they can get him back in the strike zone, he might help alleviate more middle innings in September just to help get us into the Fall without riding our leverage guys too hard.
RE: Had TJ surgery last year  
Ira : 8/20/2019 11:37 am : link
In comment 14536597 TheMick7 said:
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May take him until next year to recover. Maybe the Yanks keep him in AAA & hope next season Cash has another "find"


That's the best strategy. Hold on to him and hope he's better next season. Gambles like that sometimes pay off and, if they don't, they don't cost too much.
no risk  
Stan in LA : 8/20/2019 11:42 am : link
High upside.
RE: Saw him pitch numerous times for the Nats  
UConn4523 : 8/20/2019 11:45 am : link
In comment 14536568 Jints in Carolina said:
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the dude is lost. When Detroit cuts you....you know it's bad.


I don't disagree. But teams like Detroit can't really afford to keep guys like this hanging around. Yankees have the depth and patience to see how some of these longshots playout. I certainly don't expect anything, but they will give him every opportunity to put it together which is pretty cool.
RE: no risk  
RobCarpenter : 8/20/2019 11:45 am : link
In comment 14536675 Stan in LA said:
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High upside.


The risk is if you have to pitch him in a major league game this season. Oof.
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arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 11:47 am : link
FWIW... Rosenthal had a 2.17 FIP in 2017 which was the last year he pitched before his injury. So, he actually was pitching fairly well.

Might just need more recovery time.
Eh....two years ago, Clippard was horrendous for the Yankees  
Greg from LI : 8/20/2019 12:03 pm : link
And then a few days ago he shut them down for a couple of innings. Relievers are volatile.
RE: Had TJ surgery last year  
Carson53 : 8/20/2019 12:52 pm : link
In comment 14536597 TheMick7 said:
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May take him until next year to recover. Maybe the Yanks keep him in AAA & hope next season Cash has another "find"
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He won't be under contract next season, he will be free
to sign with anyone. The Nats are paying most of his money.
RE: RE: Had TJ surgery last year  
jpkmets : 8/20/2019 2:17 pm : link
In comment 14536865 Carson53 said:
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In comment 14536597 TheMick7 said:


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May take him until next year to recover. Maybe the Yanks keep him in AAA & hope next season Cash has another "find"

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He won't be under contract next season, he will be free
to sign with anyone. The Nats are paying most of his money.


I like this move -- had the Marlins as a client in 2003/2004 and talked to Marlins people about AJ Burnett's comeback from TJS -- said he had numb fingertips into 2004 and that the control was just impossible without the touch -- especially on secondaries. They said that was very normal as far as TJS recovery.

Rosenthal could pay big dividends -- you get him into a premier organization and you can bet he re-signs if the Yanks are interested.

Question about signing waived players (if anyone knows) -- say a team DFA's a guy with 2+ years left on his deal at 10 mil per. I get that if he clears waivers and signs, the team is liable for a pro-rated share of the league minimum. Say that the team/player like each other and want to negotiate a new deal after that first partial season. Does the player get his guaranteed $$$ from the original team plus whatever he can negotiate or is there some sort of offset?

Just have always wondered that.
Why even  
Mike Graves : 8/20/2019 4:37 pm : link
Make a thread about this? This is the 3rd garbage reliever they have signed the last week. Tyler Lyons. Ryan Dull. And this guy who had a 22.74 era for the nats and couldn’t even stay on the tigers roster.. Betances must not be coming back if they are desperate for crap like this
RE: Why even  
arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 4:50 pm : link
In comment 14537282 Mike Graves said:
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Make a thread about this? This is the 3rd garbage reliever they have signed the last week. Tyler Lyons. Ryan Dull. And this guy who had a 22.74 era for the nats and couldn’t even stay on the tigers roster.. Betances must not be coming back if they are desperate for crap like this


Go away. You're fucking annoying.
One of those no risk signings; we may need a guy to pitch  
yatqb : 8/20/2019 5:01 pm : link
some innings in a blowout after rosters expand. He becomes another option for that.
Worrying about this  
Mike from SI : 8/20/2019 5:13 pm : link
might be one of the most first world problems ever.
RE: Worrying about this  
arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 5:18 pm : link
In comment 14537328 Mike from SI said:
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might be one of the most first world problems ever.


IT MEANS BETANCES IS DEAD!!!!!
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