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nygnyy274 : 10/21/2019 7:27 pm
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RE: RE: RE: It's almost as if tanking for five seasons or so leads to more talent  
BigBlueShock : 10/22/2019 10:06 am : link
In comment 14640602 section125 said:
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coming up through the system. Who could have known?


It also helps to acquire 3 aces seasons in a row at the deadline for a pittance. Much, much less than teams wanted from the Yankees. Itís amazing that teams are watching what is going on and still feel like theyíd rather make a shit deal with the small market, underdog Astros than deal with the big bad Yankees.



haha, small market Houston....

Yeah I was being sarcastic
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arcarsenal : 10/22/2019 10:12 am : link
It's tough... I think after the loss to the Red Sox in '18, it was very, very clear that we lacked situational hitting prowess and needed to prioritize constructing a lineup that would perform better with runners on.

We did that - quite well, I may add. NYY were the the best (if not, right there IIRC) situational hitting team in the majors through the course of the regular season.

What sucks, is that in a playoff series, that can disappear. Great pitchers can neutralize or limit you there. You get less opportunities against starters on fumes or back end relievers to 'do damage' - we saw it happen against Houston. So many times we'd get runners on, in scoring position... and fail to ultimately drive them in.

Good pitching tends to overpower good hitting in the postseason.

If it's me, I am doing what it takes to sign Gerrit Cole. I don't care what it costs, I think that's a guy the Yankees need to go 'old school' on and just buy. Hal probably won't want to go that route... so I'm not expecting it. But, that's what I would do.

Look at how the Astros and Nationals got here...

Cole, Verlander, Greinke, Scherzer, Strasburg, Corbin...

Our pitching isn't in terrible shape, but I think we need a true #1 to go with Paxton and Severino. Paxton is a prototypical #2 starter on a good team, IMO. Severino can be anything from an ace to a 3rd starter... we've seen his performance spectrum kind of vary widely.

If they need to move some players, make some trades, do some maneuvering... so be it. But, I don't think this roster needs a ton of help otherwise. We just didn't have the starting pitching to really hold up against the Astros this year. You could feel it and it was helpless.
Pitching didn't lose this series  
Greg from LI : 10/22/2019 10:13 am : link
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I missed the part of the ALCS where the Yankee hitters  
arniefez : 10/22/2019 10:20 am : link
gave up game tying and game winning HRs. If only the Yankees had used pitchers in those situations it might have different.
What did the Astros hit for the series, Randal?  
Greg from LI : 10/22/2019 10:22 am : link
Until you answer that question, fuck right off.
The Indians aren't going to give up Lindor unless the Yankees make  
Ira : 10/22/2019 10:23 am : link
them a ridiculous offer. Cashman is too smart to do that.
RE: What did the Astros hit for the series, Randal?  
section125 : 10/22/2019 10:53 am : link
In comment 14640653 Greg from LI said:
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Until you answer that question, fuck right off.


He ignored what we posted yesterday where the Yanks batting numbers were better than the Astros by a significant margin...
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arcarsenal : 10/22/2019 11:06 am : link
No, pitching didn't lose the series for the Yankees, but it won the series for the Astros.

Houston's hitters certainly didn't win that series. The difference between us and them is that they came up with the timely hits when we couldn't. Part of that means crediting their pitchers for holding a lineup that was so good situationally all year long in check.

Maybe it's easier to just say the Yankees bats fell silent or sucked or whatever... but sometimes the opponent deserves some credit too.

The Yanks were far too reliant on their bullpen this postseason. Smoltz was insufferable the entire series; but one of the points he made that he was right on is that we really didn't have much margin for error with this strategy. If we got into a spot where a couple of starters didn't have it or didn't give us length, it was going to be tough to navigate so many bullpen innings - especially with a scheduled bullpen game in place of a starter to begin with.

I got a sinking feeling after we had to bring Happ into Game 2. Right before we even lost that game, I felt like that was where the series was going to shift... it felt like they were about to start to get us. Once you've got JA Happ pitching in a crucial spot like that - you're got. We were got.

Games 1 and 5 were pretty much how we had it drawn up... but it was tough to win a 7 game series that way given the state of the staff.

I don't know - I think this lineup is mostly good enough with what's here. We'll have decisions to make on guys like Andujar and Gardner. I really feel like Stanton is just not going to work out here... I don't think we really have much of an avenue to offload him this winter. Especially with his value so low and his contract so heavy.

They should focus on term with guys like Torres and Judge... perhaps they can tack on a couple of years for LeMahieu if they believe this is sustainable here. There's also Encarnacion. I think Bird is just a non factor entirely at this point.

Anyway... I think the pitching is where I'd really focus my upgrades if anything this offseason. But that's me.
One thing Iíd like to see the Yanks improve upon is scouting and  
Jim in Hoboken : 10/22/2019 11:26 am : link
and developing amateur pitchers. You donít need to sit at the top of the draft to pick up good prep arms. The Dodgers, Rays, Braves, even the Blue Jays have shown that. Our record in that department is abysmal, I can rattle off names from here to tomorrow. Our next wave is mostly Latin, and it will be interesting to see how many of them actually reach their potential.
RE: One thing Iíd like to see the Yanks improve upon is scouting and  
Gatorade Dunk : 10/22/2019 12:20 pm : link
In comment 14640836 Jim in Hoboken said:
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and developing amateur pitchers. You donít need to sit at the top of the draft to pick up good prep arms. The Dodgers, Rays, Braves, even the Blue Jays have shown that. Our record in that department is abysmal, I can rattle off names from here to tomorrow. Our next wave is mostly Latin, and it will be interesting to see how many of them actually reach their potential.

Oh, yay! Jim is here to trash the Yankees' farm system and player development. Maybe you can tell us again what a small market Houston is.
RE: One thing Iíd like to see the Yanks improve upon is scouting and  
Dunedin81 : 10/22/2019 12:27 pm : link
In comment 14640836 Jim in Hoboken said:
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and developing amateur pitchers. You donít need to sit at the top of the draft to pick up good prep arms. The Dodgers, Rays, Braves, even the Blue Jays have shown that. Our record in that department is abysmal, I can rattle off names from here to tomorrow. Our next wave is mostly Latin, and it will be interesting to see how many of them actually reach their potential.


It's a consensus top 5 pitching development program in baseball. The hitting development program was overhauled this past year, with some initial positive results (but way too early to tell).
A little off the beaten path,  
section125 : 10/22/2019 2:19 pm : link
but do the Sox let Betts go? I can understand Martinez. But are they really letting their best player and a top 5 player in all of BB go someplace else?
Oh no, my nemesis is here.  
Jim in Hoboken : 10/22/2019 2:19 pm : link
Houstonís revenue was $300M less than the Yanksí in 2018. The Yanks consistently generate 400M+ this decade while Houston was barely nearing 200M until their recent run.

I donít know what the total budget or net profit is for either team, but Iíd be upset if I am spending more and getting less. The point is, why should any other teamís facilities, staff, whatever depts be better than ours? We can claim best this and best that, but where is the empirical evidence? Twins can at least look to finances when they are pummeled by us every year, whatís our excuses when Houston sends us packing 3 out of 5 years?

Baseball is a game of bounces and unpredictable, but my gripes are not entirely baseless. Whatís the point of pounding your chest and then having to root against your rivals while your team sits at home?
Kinda like Joel Sherman  
Carson53 : 10/22/2019 2:39 pm : link
I don't agree with everything he writes, but at least I find him credible. He's better than a lot of hacks who
cover baseball. Now with that said, this would sound ideal,
lets get Lindor AND Cole. The reality is far fetched though. Lindor would have have a couple years of team control, and how much would you have to give up to get him?
As Joel points out with arbitration, you are also looking at roughly about 43+ million for those two years.
On top of that, they dish out about 250+ for Cole?
I read the article, and laughed. It does sound good...
Hey Joel, Aerosmith has a song for you called "Dream On".
it's not crazy if you're just playing the card  
bigbluehoya : 10/22/2019 2:48 pm : link
that there is no reason the Yankees should hold themselves to any of the luxury tax levels because they can blow them all out of the water and still be profitable.

Once one accepts the fact that the owners just aren't going to do that, it's nothing more than pie in the sky.
RE: Oh no, my nemesis is here.  
Carson53 : 10/22/2019 2:51 pm : link
In comment 14641192 Jim in Hoboken said:
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Houstonís revenue was $300M less than the Yanksí in 2018. The Yanks consistently generate 400M+ this decade while Houston was barely nearing 200M until their recent run.

I donít know what the total budget or net profit is for either team, but Iíd be upset if I am spending more and getting less. The point is, why should any other teamís facilities, staff, whatever depts be better than ours? We can claim best this and best that, but where is the empirical evidence? Twins can at least look to finances when they are pummeled by us every year, whatís our excuses when Houston sends us packing 3 out of 5 years?

Baseball is a game of bounces and unpredictable, but my gripes are not entirely baseless. Whatís the point of pounding your chest and then having to root against your rivals while your team sits at home?
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I just think some confuse population size with what
is and is not a big market team. Most likely, some of
the younger fans. It's revenues generated, it's the local TV deals in each market, etc. I am sure you know that.
Hell Boston is not the biggest city around, but nobody is going to call them a small market team. Outside of the Yanks and Dodgers, they can spend with anybody, and in fact, have had the highest payroll the last two years.
That's why John Henry has decided that's enough, wants to cut back. So you hear rumors start about moving Betts this offseason, we'll see there...
They developed Sevy and German...  
Dunedin81 : 10/22/2019 2:55 pm : link
they turned Deivi Garcia into a prospect of consequence, they've developed a bunch of MLB arms and trade chips over the last several years. And they have maybe the best reputation in the sport for adding velocity. The proof of the esteem in which they're held is the annual ratf-cking of the Yankees front office. That's not a coincidence.

The Rays got creative because they had to. If they got creative and failed so be it. The Yankees couldn't pioneer the opener because if it failed heads would roll. That's the difference in their respective organizations. Their pitching development has been more uneven than you allow, in that they've had a number of good and even great prospects stagnate or fizzle.
RE: They developed Sevy and German...  
Carson53 : 10/22/2019 3:04 pm : link
In comment 14641282 Dunedin81 said:
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they turned Deivi Garcia into a prospect of consequence, they've developed a bunch of MLB arms and trade chips over the last several years. And they have maybe the best reputation in the sport for adding velocity. The proof of the esteem in which they're held is the annual ratf-cking of the Yankees front office. That's not a coincidence.

The Rays got creative because they had to. If they got creative and failed so be it. The Yankees couldn't pioneer the opener because if it failed heads would roll. That's the difference in their respective organizations. Their pitching development has been more uneven than you allow, in that they've had a number of good and even great prospects stagnate or fizzle.
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Keep in mind that German came from another organization
as a throw in, just saying. Nobody could have expected what he did last season on the field. The Rays had the lowest payroll in baseball this year I believe, yep no doubt, they have had to get creative.
They target guys...  
Dunedin81 : 10/22/2019 3:22 pm : link
in trades, and they build value. Tarpley was another one. Is he a world-beater? No. But he's a major league arm. They got Juan Then for Nick Rumbelow and turned him into Encarnacion. German was injured shortly after the trade, but they put a lot of development time into him. Same with Johnny Lasagna, who was a minor league free agent.
RE: Lindor for is a the overall better player  
Mike Graves : 10/22/2019 7:40 pm : link
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But Iíd rather be loyal to Didi.


So you rather have a 30 year old Didi coming off a injury and is going to cost a lot of money to resign instead of trading for a younger and better player?? I swear some Yankee fans are absolutely lost itís comical.
Speaking of German  
Hsilwek92 : 10/22/2019 8:18 pm : link
Is there any news of what the hell his status is from MLB?
RE: Pitching didn't lose this series  
MM_in_NYC : 10/22/2019 8:38 pm : link
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but it did win it
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section125 : 10/22/2019 8:44 pm : link
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but it did win it


If you look at the Astros stats in the playoffs, they really have been putrid.
There is nothing wrong with the Yankees and their farm system.  
BlueAgave : 10/22/2019 9:45 pm : link
Yankees, Dodgers, and Astros are ahead of everyone else right now.

All the blue chip prospects have graduated, but the depth this year made all of the difference. Talking about the Indians and Lindor, they have a huge hole at 3B. You better believe they wish they had gotten the performance the Yankees got out of him in 2019.

As far as prospecting, there are teenage outfielders and high ceiling pitchers that can make the jump to be the next studs everyone dreams about. Be patient, they can't graduate 2 studs every year!
RE: RE: RE: Pitching didn't lose this series  
MM_in_NYC : 10/22/2019 9:48 pm : link
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but it did win it



If you look at the Astros stats in the playoffs, they really have been putrid.


i watched yankees series. they won it.
RE: Speaking of German  
BigBluesman : 10/23/2019 5:02 pm : link
In comment 14641764 Hsilwek92 said:
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Is there any news of what the hell his status is from MLB?

If he really slapped his girlfriend at the CC Sabathia dinner, his ass should be canned regardless.
Some notes on Yankee arms in the high minors...  
Dunedin81 : 10/24/2019 8:34 am : link
and what role if any they might have next year. Good stuff.
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arcarsenal : 10/24/2019 9:03 am : link
I believe IncarceratedBob is the source here - so, I'm hesitant to even post it. But, I believe he tweeted that NYY will look to potentially engage in moving Stanton - perhaps to a West Coast team, if they can get him to waive his NTC.

I realize the source is generally shit, but I have a feeling the Yanks will, indeed, explore moving him this offseason if they have an avenue to do so and he's willing to waive his clause.

Stanton just doesn't feel like a guy who is going to work out here. I'd definitely be on board with cutting our losses at this point.
I just wonder about the OF going forward  
Greg from LI : 10/24/2019 9:10 am : link
Hicks gets hurt a lot. Judge has as well in the last two seasons. Gardner will turn 37 next season. Expecting either Maybin or Tauchman to duplicate their 2019 production seems like a longshot. Frazier's glove was hideous, his hitting was up and down, and he made himself a tabloid target.

Lots of questions.
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arcarsenal : 10/24/2019 9:19 am : link
I'm guessing Maybin doesn't return. We might have something solid in Tauchman. Obviously he's not the guy who was playing like Mike Trout post ASB for a bit - but I think his ability to play all 3 OF spots and a decent profile as a hitter make him an attractive/cost-efficient 4th/5th OFer.

Gardner is going to be the tough call. I bet he'll want to play another year, but I worry that if we try to squeeze one more out of him, it'll be that season where he just hits a wall and really has a rough year. It kind of feels like we were fortunate to get the year we did out of him in '19 - now feels like the right time to move on.

Definitely a lot of questions.

I wasn't an anti-Stanton guy and still am not necessarily one - but, this year certainly made me feel like he's a player we can't rely on. Unreliable, ridiculous contract... I just don't see it working out with him here. If we can unload him, I feel like it'd be the best for both parties. Decisions, decisions...
RE: I just wonder about the OF going forward  
bigbluehoya : 10/24/2019 9:26 am : link
In comment 14643369 Greg from LI said:
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Hicks gets hurt a lot. Judge has as well in the last two seasons. Gardner will turn 37 next season. Expecting either Maybin or Tauchman to duplicate their 2019 production seems like a longshot. Frazier's glove was hideous, his hitting was up and down, and he made himself a tabloid target.

Lots of questions.


sometimes it's hard to believe when guys come out of nowhere, but I really think Tauchman is an everyday outfielder for the long term.

There really wasn't anything unsustainable or so far outside of his track record in his 2019 numbers -- he's had a double-digit walk rate throughout his minor league career at every stop. If anything, his 2019 K rate was a decent bit higher than he'd shown.

BABIP was slightly high at .333 for his contact profile, but some of that is that he uses the whole field and didn't/won't be shifted against. His defense and versatility is good enough that even if he slides back to something like .260/.330/.450, the team should be perfectly happy to have him playing 5 days per week and batting 8th or 9th. And that feels like a moderately downside case based on the skillset.

I'm may be in the minority because I've hated the back half of the rotation so much and that's where I want to build, but an OF group of Judge / Hicks / Stanton / Tauchman and one of Frazier / Maybin doesn't bother me at all.
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Greg from LI : 10/24/2019 9:27 am : link
Since this was before your conversion, there was a recent analogue to your comment you may not know of to Gardner potentially falling off a cliff next year. It's exactly what happened with Posada. He had a terrific season at the plate in 2009 at age 37, then a solid one in 2010. They brought him back for one more year in 2011, as a DH, figuring that he might have a couple of productive seasons left in his bat if he didn't have the wear and tear of catching anymore.

He was terrible and had the worst year of his career, then retired.
RE: arc  
arcarsenal : 10/24/2019 9:36 am : link
In comment 14643397 Greg from LI said:
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Since this was before your conversion, there was a recent analogue to your comment you may not know of to Gardner potentially falling off a cliff next year. It's exactly what happened with Posada. He had a terrific season at the plate in 2009 at age 37, then a solid one in 2010. They brought him back for one more year in 2011, as a DH, figuring that he might have a couple of productive seasons left in his bat if he didn't have the wear and tear of catching anymore.

He was terrible and had the worst year of his career, then retired.


I remember when Po signed the last contract with the Yankees - the Mets were trying to make a play for him; but he wound up staying in the Bronx.

But yes, I do vaguely remember Posada's last year and how he fell off. It happens... I have a feeling that's what we're going to get if we try to go back to the well with Gardner. Now feels like the perfect time to walk away.

Gardy plays a tough game. He's had one of those careers where eventually all the bumps and bruises add up. Have immense respect for him and the way he's played the game and the career he's had. I just wouldn't put myself in any sort of position where I am reliant on him playing 150 games.
I agree  
Greg from LI : 10/24/2019 9:39 am : link
Better to part ways a year too early than a year too late. Gardner's longevity with the team and popularity in the clubhouse makes it a bit trickier, so I can understand why it's a tough decision.

He wasn't supposed to play that much this season, anyway.
Gardner  
bigbluehoya : 10/24/2019 9:42 am : link
nobody wants to hear it, but he was about as big of a beneficiary of the 2019 juice-ball as any player in baseball. His walks were down, his strikeouts were up, and his HR/FB rate was just under 20%, which is nearly 6% higher than his previous career best and nearly 10% higher than his career average.

If luxury tax levels matter at all, it's $8-10M much better spent elsewhere, IMHO.
Gardy's launch angle is the only thing that changed...  
Dunedin81 : 10/24/2019 10:22 am : link
exit velo still comparable.
RE: Gardy's launch angle is the only thing that changed...  
bigbluehoya : 10/24/2019 10:44 am : link
In comment 14643505 Dunedin81 said:
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exit velo still comparable.


right, so more fly balls, but the frequency with which those balls left the stadium increased by 50%. #juiceball

I don't think you were disagreeing, but just clarifying...
That had to be one  
section125 : 10/24/2019 10:55 am : link
of Gardy's healthiest, most consistent seasons. Hard to believe it would happen again. I did see some cracks in his fielding(well for Gardy). And at 37 his rough and tumble ball to the wall style could crash at any moment. Off the bench he'd be fine for 1 more year. But at what salary.

I am a huge Gardy fan, but if Cash decides to move on I'm ok. I think Tauchman is pretty close to Gardy in ability, speed, with a better arm and more power. He may get better with more playing time.

Judge, Hicks, Stanton, Tauchman with Maybin or Frazier or even Wade....Wade actually started to hit.

I really think Frazier just does not belong. He has ability but his attitude is tough to take. Taking the three days to go from the Bronx to Scranton was a dumb move. He also hit like shit both in SWB and when he eventually came back up.

They go to a 26 man roster next season, correct?
kinda agree with a lot of my compatriots on the last few posts  
Bill2 : 10/24/2019 11:06 am : link
I also think Tauchman is for real

I think Maybin walks.

Gardner maybe at an even lesser salary?

They cant trade him so to me if they get a player ( and OF are not that hard ) for some topped out minor leaguers...lets say goodbye to Grit. Im ok either way.

Stanton reminds me that we all wanted to dump ARod and his contract before 2009 ( although he was durable).

His injuries don't match his history. His AB started to show greater discipline or pitch recognition. Seems a good teammate. Works hard. young enough.

To me, and this is going to be an out of left field id get another 3rd or 4th SP and id add 1-2 BP arms. Id trade German to do it

That base done, id pay Romine so I could trade him or Higgy at the deadline or back up Gary who sure looks like he has a shorter Yankee career ahead of him than Stanton does. And I sure don't want to pay long term for what we have seen from Sanchez so far.

So that leaves one bold idea you aren't going to like...Id look at two left side of the infield high hit rate junior DJ guys and drop Didi, trade Andujar (late spring or mid season) and trade or teach Urshela to back up at 3rd and 1st.

Defense, flexibility and better left right balance.

I think Urshela has more chance to revert to mean than Tauchman. I like the season he had but don't see a hitter who gets to elite pitching

EE is a Posada story in waiting. Frazier is among many a corner OF in MLB. I don't think Frazier has much trade value unless packaged.

and this year with the Soto story in front of all of us, id trade Florial now and Id accelerate Dominguez as fast as we can.

I don't thi
A Stanton trade sounds like a great idea...  
Dunedin81 : 10/24/2019 11:07 am : link
until you start vetting potential suitors. The Angels would seem to make some sense, but you know Moreno is terrified of another Pujols. And if Stanton slows down or has lower body injuries, it's tough to DH him with Ohtani needing reps and with Pujols still under contract for two more years. Plus probably their three top prospects, including their top prospect Adell, are OF.

If you're SDP or SFG, are you putting him out in a cavernous OF and expecting him to stay healthy (and to age gracefully as an OF)? That contract goes against everything LAD does in the FO.

I could see the Cardinals being interested because their middle of the order hasn't scared anyone in years, but he's a guy who really needs the opportunity to take DH reps and to have that as a fallback if his lower body continues to be a problem.

A better option would be to give him a lot of DH reps this year, hope for a bounceback (he's still got a huge bat), and then MAYBE see about trying to ship him out next offseason.
RE: That had to be one  
Greg from LI : 10/24/2019 11:08 am : link
In comment 14643591 section125 said:
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Taking the three days to go from the Bronx to Scranton was a dumb move.


Not this again. A lot of players do the same thing. It got blown into a big deal by the scumbag parasites that write for the papers because they were looking to make a big deal out of it, but it's a total nonissue. Fine if you want to cite his mediocre play in Scranton, but the 3 days stuff was nonsense.

RE: RE: Gardy's launch angle is the only thing that changed...  
Dunedin81 : 10/24/2019 11:08 am : link
In comment 14643558 bigbluehoya said:
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exit velo still comparable.



right, so more fly balls, but the frequency with which those balls left the stadium increased by 50%. #juiceball

I don't think you were disagreeing, but just clarifying...


Yup, not disagreeing. As long as the ball remains juiced he could still be a productive bat, but if it gets dialed back that'll be a lot of warning track fly balls.
Bill  
Greg from LI : 10/24/2019 11:09 am : link
Urshela's exit velocity was better than Tauchman's, though, which would suggest that he's the better bet to at least come close to his 2019 production in the future.
RE: Bill  
bigbluehoya : 10/24/2019 11:14 am : link
In comment 14643622 Greg from LI said:
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Urshela's exit velocity was better than Tauchman's, though, which would suggest that he's the better bet to at least come close to his 2019 production in the future.


both worthwhile players to me, but I see more volatility in Urshela's game (offensively). He walks about half as frequently, and as hard as he hit the ball, .350 BABIP high.

But I won't pit them against each other -- they can both hit in the bottom third of my lineup any day given what they bring with the glove.
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section125 : 10/24/2019 11:14 am : link
In comment 14643617 Greg from LI said:
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Taking the three days to go from the Bronx to Scranton was a dumb move.



Not this again. A lot of players do the same thing. It got blown into a big deal by the scumbag parasites that write for the papers because they were looking to make a big deal out of it, but it's a total nonissue. Fine if you want to cite his mediocre play in Scranton, but the 3 days stuff was nonsense.


Oh bullshit. It is a 2 hour drive for a single guy - no family to move. The contract allows it and it is meant to allow families to make arrangements. It was a stupid effin move to take the full three days. Did it take him three days to come from SWB to the Bronx, ever?
Frazier has a lot of cats, or dogs, or gerbils I donít know.  
Jim in Hoboken : 10/24/2019 11:42 am : link
I think if a player gets in Cashmanís doghouse it will be tough to get him unburied. Trade him if they are not planning to give him a big role.
the volatility in Urshelas OBP  
Bill2 : 10/24/2019 11:45 am : link
is exactly what I am targeting, especially as it feels to me like it comes with an ever improving book on how to pitch him and a concern he doesn't hit elite stuff.

To me, they have one too few elite stuff contact guys, so 2/3 of Urshela, Didi and Gardner needs to be upgraded.

I think they were two high contact/any pitcher hitters and one more elite BP guy away from Championship
Donít remember where I read it but  
LauderdaleMatty : 10/24/2019 11:45 am : link
Rather than trading real assets for Lindor the idea of moving Gleyber to SS And letting Didi walk if they canít get a reasonable deal done. Pushes Adujar to first in that scenario. I actually like DJ at first rather than him at 2nd i. Also relying on Gio reverting.

8 years left on Stanton will scare anyone off IMO. And unlike ARod seems to be well liked.

I just get wanting Lindor but the coast will be justifiably super high. The core is there.
I dont think Fraziers interactions  
Bill2 : 10/24/2019 11:54 am : link
have anything at all to do with it.

He is flawed on the fundamentals of OF play and he does not use his legs consistently or well as a hitter.

He is also prone to not being a smart head in the game player.

He has a quick arms so that in streaks he can hit when he is planted in the same place each AB.

Not good enough a fielder or a hitter for a Championship team that also has other choices and needs upgrades here and there

imho

RE: the volatility in Urshelas OBP  
section125 : 10/24/2019 12:04 pm : link
In comment 14643701 Bill2 said:
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is exactly what I am targeting, especially as it feels to me like it comes with an ever improving book on how to pitch him and a concern he doesn't hit elite stuff.

To me, they have one too few elite stuff contact guys, so 2/3 of Urshela, Didi and Gardner needs to be upgraded.

I think they were two high contact/any pitcher hitters and one more elite BP guy away from Championship


Bill not many people hit elite stuff. LeMahieu can hit anybody because of his approach, as will Torres. Judge had trouble, too. I would have expected him to catch up to a few more and he left a number of hittable pitches on the table. 2 RBIs out of 9 games postseaon..

Haven't seen too many Yankees hit quality high FBs(Verlander and Cole) In reality aside from Altuve, who actually did consistently well against the Yankees? Springer and Correa hit spinners and aside from that, zilch. Alvarez was invisible.

I agree that Didi's OBP is pretty poor and father time is catching up with Gardy. I was totally surprised EE failed so miserably. Hard to say if the book caught up with Urshela or he was in a slump at the wrong time.

Bigger concern is Gary. I haven't a clue what is wrong with him or if he is just overrated at the plate. He was clueless in the playoffs. Was he still hurt or more hurt than reported? But he was easily the worst batter on the team with only Eddie coming close, IIRC.

Nobody has mentioned Estrada? He looked good when he was up in the field an at the plate? Thoughts?
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