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  1. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    I wonder if the Yankees lose the wild card game how Brian Cashman will feel. They would have to burn Severino should they win the WC game. I think Cashman knows he needs a Bumgarner or deGrom if there is even the slightest chance either could be obtained, which currently they are not. He missed out on Verlander last year and watched Houston win the World Series.
  2. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    I don’t think they are in a rush. Especially with the 3 headed GM thing going on. But his value is as high as it’s ever been and teams are more despearate now than they will be in the offseason. If someone outside the division blows you away with an offer, you have to at least consider it. I agree his value is very high at the moment and might be at it's peak. But we won't know until we start hearing concrete offers from some of the playoff teams. Where I disagree is on what would be the best offer a team might make that the 3 headed GM would recommend to ownership now. It really comes down to which direction ownership wants to go in the short term. They give marching orders to whoever the GM is. That's why I hope the Mets hire somebody from outside the organization and give him a budget and let him make the important decisions that need to be made. For me, I would hold onto deGrom, buy out his remaining two years of arbitration and offer him 6 year/$25m per or thereabouts. If he rejects that offer, then I would shop him during the winter meetings. Most Yankee fans don't believe the team will offer a long term deal. I'm not as convinced but if they hire one of the current guys to be the GM, it will be adios Jacob.
  3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B TOR

    From Rotoworld: Blue Jays 3B prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Tuesday for High-A Dunedin. Guerrero Jr. continues to rake in his rehab assignment after missing a moth wit ha strained left patellar tendon. The 19-year-old is now 5-for-13 since coming off the disabled list with three doubles and a walk. Guerrero Jr. is expected to join Triple-A Buffalo in the coming weeks, and if he hits there, he should join the Blue Jays to finish the year. He's the best prospect in baseball. It is not close.
  4. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Again, that's only if the Mets are interested in moving deGrom at the trading deadline. I don't believe they are moving him until a new GM is in place. But if they were overwhelmed with a great offer, I think they might listen.
  5. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    So you would agree the Yankees would offer the best package to have Jacob for the next three post seasons. The best package starts with Gleyber Torres. The Mets can still get a package of prospects in the off season despite what you think. And they would be better off waiting for a new GM to be in place first. If you are saying the Mets should be afraid of an injury to deGrom, that's a fair concern but not something that will make me trade him away sooner. The Mets could also decide to buy out the last two years of arbitration in the winter and extend deGrom four years at $25m per and close out this discussion. Life is full of possibilities of what may or may not happen.
  6. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    I believe deGroms value could be higher if he wins the Cy Young award. I saw a team trade away RA Dickey after winning the Cy Young for Noah Syndergaard and Travis d'Arnaud.
  7. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Would the Yankees have a better chance at winning the World Series this year and next year with Jacob or Gleyber ? edit: and the year after that.......under control through 2020 season.
  8. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    It always depends on how bad team wants to win, doesn't it ?
  9. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    I don't think his value is going down if they decide to trade him in the winter. Two full seasons under contract is still worth quite a bit. They can still get a boatload of prospects during the winter if they want. The Cubs gave up Gleyber Torres for a chance to win the World Series for a RP who was going to be a free agent. This is the type of player that could make the Mets do something before the winter meetings.
  10. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Why would the Mets be in a rush to trade their best player who is under control through the 2020 season ? Why wouldn't they wait until the winter meetings once they've hired a new GM and give every team a chance to bid on him. I mean if the Yankees or some other team is desperate and put a top player like Gleyber Torres on the table, I'm sure the Mets wouldn't hang up.
  11. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    The Dodgers will be trying to squeeze 7 starters into 5 spots once everybody is healthy. Colorado has a plethora of offensive prospects and would probably be interested in a guy like deGrom.
  12. Raimel Tapia - OF COL

    Organizations often face a decision in trying to decide whether to compliment guys like Arenado and Blackmon with other veterans or bring up young guys and give them regular playing time not knowing who will fall on their face or flourish. Getting Parra, Desmond, Iannetta and bringing back Cargo they must have known would block the path of their youngsters. I'm guessing they were hoping to trade some prospects for good pitching. I would love to be able to listen to front office people debate these types of decisions and their honest assessments of their own prospects. Looking back, it's easy to see when a plan doesn't work out so good.
  13. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Quoting talking heads and the crazy shoo in stuff is laughable though. deGrom is really good and what team wouldn't want him ? deGrom is not a free agent after the season which means the Mets would have to be blown away by somebody's best prospect in a package at the very least. The team has been hit with injuries to their best players. Not the time to try and dump those guys so they probably go into next year and try again. When they finally hire a new GM, maybe from outside the organization, they can formulate a plan that makes some sense. I just can't see trading away the teams best player until the off season at the earliest when they can assess the entire organizational depth or lack of.
  14. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    The Mets don't have a GM which means they don't have a long term plan at the moment. So unless somebody offers them something completely ridiculous, deGrom isn't going anywhere before the deadline. Maybe during the winter after they hire a new GM.
  15. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    They don't usually award the Cy Young before the All Star game, so it's not a shoo in at this point, but he is a contender as of now. deGrom has been fantastic and the writers know Wins are not indicative of greatness. (5-4 record with a 1.68 ERA, 123.1 IP and 149 K's) Things changed after that great season by Felix Hernandez when he won the Cy Young and didn't have a lot of wins in 2010. (13-12 record with a 2.27 ERA, 249.2 IP and 232 K's)