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Bye Bye Stanton - to the Yankees

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#21 jimmer

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:52 AM

 

I can't even imagine why the Yankees would trade for Giancarlo Stanton when they already have Aaron Judge.Someone explain it to me.  

 

Sure Yankee stadium will feel like Williamsport to these two - but why would an opposing team let these guys beat them. 

 

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing - right?

it won't happen.they are waiting for Harper and/or Machado.

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#22 gunnarthor

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

They've got Harper coming and Clint Frazier is a young stud who stumbled a bit last year. They could put Stanton at DH/1B or something (last year their primary 1B and DH were Matt Holiday and Chris Carter, uff-da) and that would be a major upgrade though. If they think Stanton will opt out after 3 years, I think they'd do it in a heartbeat. That lineup is older than I thought though so I don't think they want to be paying him 30m+ in eight years.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

Looks like it will happen, according to MLBTR. Marlins get middling prospects plus Starlin Castro - any bets on how long until he is flipped for further salary relief?

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:00 AM

I wonder about team chemistry. Judge can't love this idea. Good luck to Aaron Boone trying to be a first time manager, with enormous expectations in the biggest media market with the most most impatient and demanding fan base in baseball, trying to manage the enormous egos in his dugout.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

Well, if healthy, he and Judge could combine for 100 homers at that park. But he also has some serious injury history and might be an anchor on their payroll in the years to come.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:20 AM

Kinda makes you feel sorry for the Yankees coming problems. Two 50 homerun hitters in the lineup, plus Sanchez etc. To beat them in a playoff series will take elite pitching and defense, or hope for them all to hit a slump at the same time.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:34 AM

Idk what's more disgusting; watching the Yankees get even better or the way the Miami organization operates...

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:35 AM

 

Kinda makes you feel sorry for the Yankees coming problems. Two 50 homerun hitters in the lineup, plus Sanchez etc. To beat them in a playoff series will take elite pitching and defense, or hope for them all to hit a slump at the same time.

Eh, we heard this before and they've constantly underwhelmed with major payrolls. Since 2001, they've only won one World Series despite being loaded with PEDS, future HOFers and the best home field advantage in baseball. **** em. It'll be great to watch Buxton et al win more World Series than the Yankees in the coming years.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:46 AM

You still got to play the game.Hopefully, this will be another ARod situation for them. 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:01 AM

Jeter continues to help the Yankees.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:01 AM

 

it won't happen.they are waiting for Harper and/or Machado.

Oops.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

Do the Yankees still go after the big free agents next offseason or does this take them out of the running?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:05 AM

 

Do the Yankees still go after the big free agents next offseason or does this take them out of the running?

Well, IMO, Stanton to the Yankees didn't make sense.So who knows.Maybe it takes them out of the Harper sweepstakes, but Machado is likely still a target.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

Well, IMO, Stanton to the Yankees didn't make sense. So who knows. Maybe it takes them out of the Harper sweepstakes, but Machado is likely still a target.


My impossible dream is getting Machado. Would hate it if he ended up a Yankee. They can have Harper. Sigh.

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#36 Carole Keller

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:33 AM


Yeah, that’s kind of it. Marlins will end up be a feeder for the Yankees. I’d say that’s kind of a conflict of interest there.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

This feels a lot like the Fielder trade the Tigers made when they already had Cabrera. They twisted themselves in knots to get them both on the field and it simply didn't work well. I think having 3 of the exact same hitter in the lineup can be a liability. I would have been patient and went for Harper. Of course they still may go after him too.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:51 AM

Castro and middling prospects? For real?

Am I underestimating Castro’s value or did they just get Stanton for a bag of baseballs?

If this is the case, at least we don’t have to talk about trading Dozier for 3 more months. Being the NL MVP got a return that isn’t exactly expected

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:06 AM

This is one bizare offseason. The Ohtani sweepstakes, and now Derek Jeter sended Stanton to join Judge and the Yankees. My god. Gehrig and Ruth, Mantle and Marris, Stanton and Judge, unbelievable. 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

This contract doesn't hurt the Yankees and won't hurt them ever. They make soooooooooo much money any number of contracts won't hurt them. They might complain about cutting payroll but don't ever worry about them running out of money.

 

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