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10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 11:15AM #1
louisiana_lightning
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Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.
10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 3:55PM #2
yank0428
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Feb 12, 2018 -- 11:15AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:

Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.



They should have went after Avilia with their concerns about payroll. He was a bargain.I think you mentioned that before.


Lucroy is better but didn't have a good year. I wonder what he would take. The problem is he will want to play alot to get a bigger payday next year. With the Yanks not sure he would. Would like to see it but doubt it happens.

10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 4:01PM #3
louisiana_lightning
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Feb 12, 2018 -- 3:55PM, yank0428 wrote:


Feb 12, 2018 -- 11:15AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:

Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.



They should have went after Avilia with their concerns about payroll. He was a bargain.I think you mentioned that before.


Lucroy is better but didn't have a good year. I wonder what he would take. The problem is he will want to play alot to get a bigger payday next year. With the Yanks not sure he would. Would like to see it but doubt it happens.




If I were to tell anyone that is what Avila would sign for I would have been ridiculed.  That would have been an ideal player at the ideal price for that role but he's off the board.  I hope Cashman doesn't miss another opportunity like that.


They could create at bats for Lucroy.  Have him platoon at first with Bird to ease Bird back and play behid the plate twice a week.  That would have him playing 60% of the time and no catcher is behind the plate more than 70% of the time.

10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 4:28PM #4
ArtVandelay
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10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 4:47PM #5
Bats
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Feb 12, 2018 -- 11:15AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:

Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.



What contact would you offer? 


Me? 1 mil, the most. 


Plus? What's up with you and overpaying for backup players? Remind me, (because I can't think of it) when did the Yankees ever pursue, offer, and sign  5 mil dollar player with the intention of make him a backup? 


I think we're good with backup players and let's not forget.....SWB is just down the road. 


If anything happens to *knock on wood* Sanchez and Bird, those SWB should get a shot. 

10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 5:12PM #6
louisiana_lightning
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Feb 12, 2018 -- 4:47PM, Bats wrote:


Feb 12, 2018 -- 11:15AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:

Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.



What contact would you offer? 


Me? 1 mil, the most. 


Plus? What's up with you and overpaying for backup players? Remind me, (because I can't think of it) when did the Yankees ever pursue, offer, and sign  5 mil dollar player with the intention of make him a backup? 


I think we're good with backup players and let's not forget.....SWB is just down the road. 


If anything happens to *knock on wood* Sanchez and Bird, those SWB should get a shot. 




The Yankees traded for Ivan Rodriguez in 2008 while he was making $12 million to be a back-up and had Jose Molina for $2 million a season.  I guess when we had a really great catching tandem would be Berra and Howard.  Leyritz was a decent bat back-up for a while.  The way I see it I want Gary Sanchez's bat in the line-up as much as possible.  Maybe about 150 games 600 plate appearances like a Buster Posey but for a catcher to do that he needs some time out from behind the plate DHing or at 1B to give their knees a break.  No catcher caught more than 70% of the innings for their team last year and none will in 2018 so we know we are giving about 250-300 plate appearances to Romine who we know doesn't hold runners or hit very well.  If anything happens to Romine we have no top catching prospects above A ball so the pickings are thin.  It's an area where we could drastically improve.  I would offer Lucroy the same deal as Avila got or maybe $6 million for one year.  I also would have offered a minor league deal to Miguel Montero instead of Erik Kratz but Washington already got him on one.


10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 7:45PM #7
yank0428
Posts: 15,598

Feb 12, 2018 -- 5:12PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Feb 12, 2018 -- 4:47PM, Bats wrote:


Feb 12, 2018 -- 11:15AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:

Why not?  Could be a big upgrade at back-up 1B and C.



What contact would you offer? 


Me? 1 mil, the most. 


Plus? What's up with you and overpaying for backup players? Remind me, (because I can't think of it) when did the Yankees ever pursue, offer, and sign  5 mil dollar player with the intention of make him a backup? 


I think we're good with backup players and let's not forget.....SWB is just down the road. 


If anything happens to *knock on wood* Sanchez and Bird, those SWB should get a shot. 




The Yankees traded for Ivan Rodriguez in 2008 while he was making $12 million to be a back-up and had Jose Molina for $2 million a season.  I guess when we had a really great catching tandem would be Berra and Howard.  Leyritz was a decent bat back-up for a while.  The way I see it I want Gary Sanchez's bat in the line-up as much as possible.  Maybe about 150 games 600 plate appearances like a Buster Posey but for a catcher to do that he needs some time out from behind the plate DHing or at 1B to give their knees a break.  No catcher caught more than 70% of the innings for their team last year and none will in 2018 so we know we are giving about 250-300 plate appearances to Romine who we know doesn't hold runners or hit very well.  If anything happens to Romine we have no top catching prospects above A ball so the pickings are thin.  It's an area where we could drastically improve.  I would offer Lucroy the same deal as Avila got or maybe $6 million for one year.  I also would have offered a minor league deal to Miguel Montero instead of Erik Kratz but Washington already got him on one.





Spot on LL. Romine is not that good. Can't throw at all and a weak bat. If anything happens to Sanchez that is a huge dropoff. Nobody good in the minors. If you can get him on a great deal that's CYA.

10 months ago  ::  Feb 12, 2018 - 7:54PM #8
newinn
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I think Romine is a typical backup and he's fine.  If he's the biggest problem we should win about 105 games

10 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2018 - 9:19AM #9
Lulu
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Romine is a better catcher and cheaper. Pass
10 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2018 - 11:21AM #10
yank0428
Posts: 15,598

Feb 12, 2018 -- 7:54PM, newinn wrote:


I think Romine is a typical backup and he's fine.  If he's the biggest problem we should win about 105 games




Well New we want a perfect team .I'm willing to go into the season with the team they have. I think if needed someone in the system can step in the rotation if needed but if Sanchez gets hurt I'm not impressed with Romine. He did OK for his short stint when Sanchez was out but still not a fan. Looked at his stats. 26 SB against. He threw out 3 . Thats 10% . Not good.. In 229 AB's he hit .218 with 2 HR's and 21 RBI. You can get away with that if Sanchez stays healthy but if not he doesn't cut it. Just saying a backup like Avila would have been perfect to spell Sanchez and Bird. They can do better.

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