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7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 1:21AM #1
theseth
Posts: 839

1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 


7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 3:19AM #2
ryan2013
Posts: 462

Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I would steer clear of Hanley and Cabrera. Hanley has been about a .250 hitter over the last 3 years, and he is 30 now (best days likey behind him.) As for Cabrera, he has only hit .240 over his last 2 years. FA class for this year blows as far as position players go.


The big problem here for the Yanks is that "post" steriod era, free agency isn't really a viable way to build an offense. Most premiere FA at 28-30.  It made sense to sign guys to long deals when everyone was producing at a high level at 34 or 35. Now, guys seem to significantly slowing down at 31 or 32 (see Tex who is only 34, and is a shell of the guy they signed, and really has been for a while.)  Therefore, you sign guys and get maybe 1 or 2 good years from them, but their on your roster 5/7 years.






7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 3:25AM #3
LiferYank
Posts: 6,728

Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:19AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I would steer clear of Hanley and Cabrera. Hanley has been about a .250 hitter over the last 3 years, and he is 30 now (best days likey behind him.) As for Cabrera, he has only hit .240 over his last 2 years. FA class for this year blows as far as position players go.


The big problem here for the Yanks is that "post" steriod era, free agency isn't really a viable way to build an offense. Most premiere FA at 28-30.  It made sense to sign guys to long deals when everyone was producing at a high level at 34 or 35. Now, guys seem to significantly slowing down at 31 or 32 (see Tex who is only 34, and is a shell of the guy they signed, and really has been for a while.)  Therefore, you sign guys and get maybe 1 or 2 good years from them, but their on your roster 5/7 years.










Just to be fair.



.271, .345, .267 is not a .250 hitter.

7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 3:37AM #4
ryan2013
Posts: 462

Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:25AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:19AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I would steer clear of Hanley and Cabrera. Hanley has been about a .250 hitter over the last 3 years, and he is 30 now (best days likey behind him.) As for Cabrera, he has only hit .240 over his last 2 years. FA class for this year blows as far as position players go.


The big problem here for the Yanks is that "post" steriod era, free agency isn't really a viable way to build an offense. Most premiere FA at 28-30.  It made sense to sign guys to long deals when everyone was producing at a high level at 34 or 35. Now, guys seem to significantly slowing down at 31 or 32 (see Tex who is only 34, and is a shell of the guy they signed, and really has been for a while.)  Therefore, you sign guys and get maybe 1 or 2 good years from them, but their on your roster 5/7 years.










Just to be fair.



.271, .345, .267 is not a .250 hitter.





His averages over the last four years are actually: .243; .257; .345; .267. The stats are kinda hard to read at first glance because he switched teams (he hit. 271 with the LAD, but only .257 over all.) I honestly over looked the .345 season and thought it was only for part of the season. That is certainly very impressive, but he also played under 90 games too. Never the less, you see a stark difference b/w his last few years from his first few when he was considered a top player.





7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 3:39AM #5
LiferYank
Posts: 6,728

Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:37AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:25AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:19AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I would steer clear of Hanley and Cabrera. Hanley has been about a .250 hitter over the last 3 years, and he is 30 now (best days likey behind him.) As for Cabrera, he has only hit .240 over his last 2 years. FA class for this year blows as far as position players go.


The big problem here for the Yanks is that "post" steriod era, free agency isn't really a viable way to build an offense. Most premiere FA at 28-30.  It made sense to sign guys to long deals when everyone was producing at a high level at 34 or 35. Now, guys seem to significantly slowing down at 31 or 32 (see Tex who is only 34, and is a shell of the guy they signed, and really has been for a while.)  Therefore, you sign guys and get maybe 1 or 2 good years from them, but their on your roster 5/7 years.










Just to be fair.



.271, .345, .267 is not a .250 hitter.





His averages over the last four years are actually: .243; .257; .345; .267. The stats are kinda hard to read at first glance because he switched teams (he hit. 271 with the LAD, but only .257 over all.) I honestly over looked the .345 season and thought it was only for part of the season. That is certainly very impressive, but he also played under 90 games too. Never the less, you see a stark difference b/w his last few years from his first few when he was considered a top player.









Oh definitely.. However if we had an open 3b spot and the contract was reasonable i would atleast look at the possibility. Considering how the Yankees are though they will panic and give him a 6/120 contract to play SS.

7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 3:46AM #6
ryan2013
Posts: 462

Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:39AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:37AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:25AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 3:19AM, ryan2013 wrote:


Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I would steer clear of Hanley and Cabrera. Hanley has been about a .250 hitter over the last 3 years, and he is 30 now (best days likey behind him.) As for Cabrera, he has only hit .240 over his last 2 years. FA class for this year blows as far as position players go.


The big problem here for the Yanks is that "post" steriod era, free agency isn't really a viable way to build an offense. Most premiere FA at 28-30.  It made sense to sign guys to long deals when everyone was producing at a high level at 34 or 35. Now, guys seem to significantly slowing down at 31 or 32 (see Tex who is only 34, and is a shell of the guy they signed, and really has been for a while.)  Therefore, you sign guys and get maybe 1 or 2 good years from them, but their on your roster 5/7 years.










Just to be fair.



.271, .345, .267 is not a .250 hitter.





His averages over the last four years are actually: .243; .257; .345; .267. The stats are kinda hard to read at first glance because he switched teams (he hit. 271 with the LAD, but only .257 over all.) I honestly over looked the .345 season and thought it was only for part of the season. That is certainly very impressive, but he also played under 90 games too. Never the less, you see a stark difference b/w his last few years from his first few when he was considered a top player.









Oh definitely.. However if we had an open 3b spot and the contract was reasonable i would atleast look at the possibility. Considering how the Yankees are though they will panic and give him a 6/120 contract to play SS.




LOL Yeah, I definitely see where you are coming from.

7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 8:16AM #7
yankeeoldfan
Posts: 12,741

Biggest need is a replacement for Mr. Jeter.. I would love to trade for a young SS but in the situation we are in every team that has one of those is going to ask us to clean out our farm system to get one.. I don't like that idea at all, again the only/best option is to go the FA way, if Hardy can be pried away from the O's he's the best option.. Next we need one starting pitcher, I'm all for Mr. Lester, don't know if he will come to NY or already has a deal in place with the RS ?? He fills the needs we need, left handed pitcher and takes him away from the RS.. Than I think we have to try and fill from within or make a trade for a right handed power bat..One of them will come easier then a SS or starting pitcher..

7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 1:30PM #8
Max
Posts: 42,830

Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:21AM, theseth wrote:


1.  Korean Jung-Ho Kang for SS (Jeter's replacement?)


2. Cuban Yasmani Tomas for OF (make Beltran DH?)


3. SS JJ Hardy


4. 3B/DH Hanley Ramirez


5. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera


6. Starter Jon Lester


7. Starter Max Schrerzer


8. Starter James Shields


Analysis:  We need some pitching, but most importantly we need offense. 





I don't agree with that order. But the Yanks should try to sign Andrew Miller too. Lindgren, Miller and Betances. That Pen would be lights out. I still doubt that the Yanks will sign D-Rob, that's why I didn't mention him.

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7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 1:43PM #9
theseth
Posts: 839

I was just simply listing the guys we should go after, it's not in any particular order from me. 

7 years ago  ::  Sep 11, 2014 - 1:57PM #10
nystripes2
Posts: 6,287

I can't see the Yankees letting Robertson walk for nothing.. not after Cano.

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