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  1. James Paxton 2019 Outlook

    Eh, I disagree that it signals a change. They still have Adams, Loaisiga, and a bunch of younger guys too, all who could step up as early as next year. They traded one kind of risk for another I suppose, but from a position of strength. Paxton is the right kind of risk to take on for where they're at.
  2. James Paxton 2019 Outlook

    Paxton has shown he can dominate major league lineups. Sheffield hasn't, and might never. That's the definition of a prospect.
  3. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    Sanchez has opted to under go a left shoulder debridement. Apparently it's been bothering him for a couple years. Reports are that he will be ready for Opening Day, according to Cashman. I would speculate this rules out any of the trade rumors floating around. Anecdotally I had a medial epicondyle debridement on my elbow several years ago. Mine was an open surgery (not arthroscopic). They basically detached the tendon, cleaned up the ragged edges and scar tissue, and reattached it to the bone. I imagine for Gary it will be arthroscopic but basically still just a cleanup op.
  4. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    Here's a good sign:
  5. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    I don't know if fans just see him as the next Jesus Montero or what, but I don't get it. He had a lost year, it happens. You got a taste in the postseason of what he's capable of giving you for years to come.
  6. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Just saw a report that the Yankees are also "lukewarm" on Machado, in part because of his playoff antics.
  7. New York Yankees 2018 Outlook

    I suppose your predicted chain of events coming to pass. I think Corbin + Machado is more likely than Goldschmidt + big name SP trade.
  8. New York Yankees 2018 Outlook

    I think it's unlikely but I totally agree with you.
  9. New York Yankees 2018 Outlook

    Send Clint Frazier back
  10. New York Yankees 2018 Outlook

    I think Machado would be the most fraught acquisition since A-Rod II. I totally dig the idea of getting Goldie, both for the team and for him. He deserves some time in the limelight.
  11. Didi Gregorius 2018 Outlook

    On a fan level, he's my favorite Yankee at the moment. I hope they don't move on.
  12. Didi Gregorius 2018 Outlook

    You're not gonna get him on a Neil Walker deal, for sure.
  13. Didi Gregorius 2018 Outlook

    Problem for the Yanks is it's another lefty in the lineup missing for at least the first half of the season. Definites in 2019: 1. Hicks (S) 2. Sanchez (R) 3. Stanton (R) 4. Judge (R) 5. Torres (R) 6. Andujar (R) 7. Voit/Bird (R/L) Gardner probably gone
  14. Aaron Boone - Yankees Manager

    So I think the warmup thing is a red herring. Whatever the cause is pretty irrelevant - Boone should have done with Severino what Cora did with Price - yank him ASAP. Instead he stuck with him until the game was out of hand and then brought in Lynn instead of any one of the dominant short relievers on standby. That's ok in August but not in a best of five series, especially at home. I suppose it's possible the sheer embarrassment of getting blown out like that will light a fire under the likes of Didi and McCutchen, but I think this series is over and it's pretty squarely Boone's fault. To me this ranks up there with Buck Showalter not bringing in Zach Britton in the '16 WC game. Just indefensible.
  15. 2019 Draft Steals

    I'm not sure he'll be a particularly good or bad value because I expect that at best he'll have to compete for the job in spring training. So assuming you draft after the decision has been made he'll be going where an everyday first baseman with power in that lineup would go, or he won't be drafted at all. That is of course absent any offseason moves they make that might affect the position. I can frankly see a scenario where he is traded too. I think the better chance of a steal in that lineup is Gary Sanchez. I suspect this year was more the outlier.