• Yo, Alderaan!

    Posted by on December 16th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    Alden Gonzalez says the Yankees’ options vast yet limited. And, he makes some good points there to back it up. Check it out.

    Comments on Yo, Alderaan!

    1. MJ Recanati
      December 16th, 2010 | 4:30 pm

      Alden Gonzalez is the MLB.com writer for the Yanks? Where did he train, the Bill Madden School of Dunces?

      Montero for Garza? Really?

      Absurd.

    2. Evan3457
      December 16th, 2010 | 5:50 pm

      Literally nothing new in that article. Rehash of current conventional thinking.
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      Montero for Garza is proven #3 starter for extreme high ceiling prospect who may not be able to hold his position. That’s about market rate.

      I don’t think you could get Kershaw for Monetero, even though the Dodgers need a first baseman who can really hit. You might be able to get Billinglsey for Montero even up, though. If you think it’s worth it.

      Me? I’d just hang on to Montero. I think his stock goes up, not down.

    3. MJ Recanati
      December 17th, 2010 | 9:40 am

      @ Evan3457:
      Garza is market rate for one of the three best MiLB hitting prospects? You’ve got to be kidding me. Matt LaPorta is nothing more than a DH/1B and he pulled in half a season of CC Sabathia. Montero’s a better hitting prospect with a DH/1B floor and a C ceiling. He can pull in better than Matt freakin’ Garza.

    4. Raf
      December 17th, 2010 | 10:08 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Alden Gonzalez is the MLB.com writer for the Yanks? Where did he train, the Bill Madden School of Dunces?
      Montero for Garza? Really?
      Absurd.

      Well, the current meme is that the Yankees are panicking because they missed out on Lee, so expect these types of articles until the “issue” is addressed to the media’s liking.

    5. MJ Recanati
      December 17th, 2010 | 10:10 am

      Raf wrote:

      Well, the current meme is that the Yankees are panicking because they missed out on Lee, so expect these types of articles until the “issue” is addressed to the media’s liking.

      I know. I just figured that the guy writing for the Yankees.com website wouldn’t be taking the ZOMG tabloid approach…

    6. Evan3457
      December 17th, 2010 | 7:42 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Garza is market rate for one of the three best MiLB hitting prospects? You’ve got to be kidding me. Matt LaPorta is nothing more than a DH/1B and he pulled in half a season of CC Sabathia. Montero’s a better hitting prospect with a DH/1B floor and a C ceiling. He can pull in better than Matt freakin’ Garza.

      You’re not factoring in the perceived desperation factors.

      The Indians were desperate to trade CC for what they could get, before they lost him for draft picks. The Rays are not desperate to trade Garza at all; it’s the Yanks who are notionally desperate to get a quality starter.

      That changes the current market value considerably, unless you’re lucky enough to be the Yankees and have Cashman for a GM, because he simply won’t succumb to the perception; he won’t make a panic move. Well, at least not before June/July he won’t.

    7. MJ Recanati
      December 18th, 2010 | 7:46 am

      @ Evan3457:
      I’m a touch confused now. Are we talking theoretically or pragmatically?

      I agree that the Yankees may be perceived as theoretically desperate and hence the Rays may demand Montero for Garza. But, pragmatically speaking, if the Yanks aren’t desperate then such a trade would never happen.

      If the Rays want to keep Garza, that’s fine. But if they want to move him to open a spot for Hellickson and to improve their lineup, they’d have to come to their senses and realize that Montero doesn’t go anywhere if it’s anyone other than David Price coming back.

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