• The Chapman Deal

    Posted by on July 25th, 2016 · Comments (58)

    I am concerned about Torres strikeout rate and McKinney’s lack of power.

    If Torres is going to swing and miss that much at High A, what’s going to happen when he gets to more advanced levels? And, McKinney is now on his third organization in a very short period of time.

    It seems that the Yankees could have done better, in my opinion.

    I would have rather seen one solid prospect in return who was proven at the Double- or Triple-A level and just about ready for the big leagues – rather than a package of four players that only contained two reach prospects.

    Let us see if the Royals trade Wade Davis and see what they get in return. That might be an interesting yardstick.

    Comments on The Chapman Deal

    1. KPOcala
      August 4th, 2016 | 12:48 pm

      There might ‘unsustainable exuberance’ in the Yankee Community right now. YES, it IS possible for the prospects making a huge jump, and hit the ground running in ’17 or ’18. But that would be discounting the ‘injury bug’, and a hell of a lot of these players being maybe 5 years from hitting their stride. Even the Fab Five didn’t start hitting bombs, and high batting averages for a few years. People forget that a lot of veterans were traded for, or bought, back in the early nineties. If this team can win 140 games over the next two years, well, I’d be in a funk, but not surprised.

    2. KPOcala
      August 4th, 2016 | 1:11 pm

      Funny. A certain “BRIAN CASHMAN” seems to be garnering major props regarding his trading prowess (which considering the nature of the Beast may amount to nothing). Among other articles I’ve run across, check out this assessment from Jim Callis:
      http://m.mlb.com/news/article/193317666/midseason-ranking-of-mlbs-top-10-farm-systems/?topicid=151437456 Pretty damned nice things to say about the trades, the drafts, and maximizing his assets in acquiring players….. I’m sure that ALL of you will love the evaluation…..

    3. Ben M.
      August 5th, 2016 | 7:06 am

      Hey Steve, our friend Murray Chass, the retired NY Times baseball writer, has more to say about the Yankees and Brian Cashman:

      YANKS TRADE STAR PLAYERS, KEEP DUD G.M.

      http://www.murraychass.com/?p=10242

    4. Evan3457
      August 5th, 2016 | 10:29 am

      Ben M. wrote:

      Hey Steve, our friend Murray Chass, the retired NY Times baseball writer, has more to say about the Yankees and Brian Cashman:
      YANKS TRADE STAR PLAYERS, KEEP DUD G.M.
      http://www.murraychass.com/?p=10242

      Chass’ column is silly for the following reason: Hal Steinbrenner backed each of the overall strategies as they happened. They’ve said that Hal was very “hands-on” in approving each of these trades.

    5. August 6th, 2016 | 3:48 pm

      I’ve basically been offline and unplugged for the last 8 days. So, what did I miss? 🙂

    6. Evan3457
      August 6th, 2016 | 5:57 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I’ve basically been offline and unplugged for the last 8 days. So, what did I miss?

      1) Good for you.
      2) Maybe the first step on the road back.

    7. redbug
      August 7th, 2016 | 7:26 am

      Tune in today at 11 when, at long last, hopefully, we will learn Arod’s time as a Yankee is over.

    8. Mick
      August 7th, 2016 | 11:22 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Arod Calling it a Day… No 700 unless he has a good week @ Fenway

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