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  1. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    They've been "saving money for next year's big FA" for half a decade now. Meanwhile the Red Sox have won two championships in that time frame.
  2. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    The ARod and Teixeira deals were both well worth it for the Yankees. Signing good players is a good thing. It's even better when they're in their prime. The line of thinking you're promoting is why the Yankees have been lapped by the Red Sox these last 15 years.
  3. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    It's amazing how cheap the Yankees have become in recent years and how a large percentage of the fanbase has bought into it... no matter the fact that their primary rival has completely surpassed them in every which way in the same time frame. Pretty incredible they could've gotten Corbin/Machado and instead brought in the corpse of Tulo, LeMahieu (.699 OPS away from Coors last year) and JA Happ. And a lot of Yankees fans are happy about it!
  4. Eno really made the show, IMO. Paul is just as condescending and petty as Justin Mason. Just two guys who are tough to listen to.
  5. Bryce Harper 2019 Outlook

    People said Stanton would hit 70 in YS, remember?
  6. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Anyone can rip off the Reds. Just check out their recent trade history.
  7. Carlos Correa 2019 Outlook

    I'd definitely take all 4 over Correa. Lindor is the clear #1 for me.
  8. Manny Machado 2019 Outlook

    I'd prefer Machado to every single one of those guys. And they don't need him, but he inarguably makes them a better team and the Yankees need to start acting like a "win-now" team during this window in which Judge/Sanchez/Severino are all in their primes and being paid peanuts.
  9. Shohei Ohtani 2019 Outlook

    People are seriously discussing taking this guy in the first three rounds? That seems crazy to me. Can't imagine they allow him to run much due to his elbow and if he does play everyday I think exposing him to LHP far more often could really drag down his average. He hit .222 against them in 110 PA last season with a 32% K rate.
  10. Carlos Correa 2019 Outlook

    He was very good in 2017, true, but the lack of steals would've prevented him from returning first round value, even if he had managed to stay healthy.
  11. Manny Machado 2019 Outlook

    I doubt it. Sounds like the Yankees are lowballing him, as they're apt to do nowadays. They've also been operating under a self-imposed salary cap these last few years to stay out of the luxury tax zone... signing Machado would put them in tier 2 of the luxury tax penalties, that's a big jump for a team that's been so determined to avoid it in recent years.
  12. Ron Shandler projects 24/87/.265 with 5 SBs. Steamer projects 26/91/.265 with 4 SB. He hasn't cracked the top-50 since his debut season. Obviously injuries have taken their toll, but I think a lot of people put a bit too much stock into those 400 PA in 2015. As a fantasy asset, I've been pretty down on him ever since the steals dried up, especially in traditional 5x5 formats. Without bags he's a good, mid-round fantasy SS, but not the top-2 rounder he's been drafted as in recent years, IMO I see he's still going in the late 2nd round in a lot of drafts which I think is way too high for him still.. especially with these somewhat mediocre projects in mind.
  13. He's shown more improvement on his shot in one offseason than John Wall has shown in the last 8 years. He's playing at an all star level right now so to say he has all star potential is a pretty bland take. He'll be better than John Wall. And he has a chance to be the best PG in the league.
  14. Well I completely disagree with your assessment. He's a poor defender right now... 2nd year players often are. He'll learn and improve in that department just as he has improved virtually every other aspect of his game in one offseason. The basketball IQ remark makes me think you just haven't watched him much. Invest in League Pass and watch with an open mind. Because that's just an asinine, mindless comment.
  15. I mean, why do you think it's out of the question? He's playing at an all-star level RIGHT NOW in his 2nd season in the NBA... he's probably the fastest player in the league end to end, he's turned into a capable 3-pt shooter in one offseason, he's an excellent passer... what doesn't he have? Would love to hear your assessment.