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4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 6:50PM #21
louisiana_lightning
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The only way we should take Machado would be a lopsided steal.  I have no problem with showing interest but we shouldn’t sacrifice anything to rent him.  After the season Cashman should try to extend Didi while pointing out our depth at 2B, 3B, and SS as well as our interest in Machado’s free agency.  If Didi doesn’t sign on a team friendly extension then trade him and develop Torres at SS.
4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 7:20PM #22
TonyG4
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I don't understand why the Yankees should be interested in a guy that says he only wants to play shortstop, when DiDi is one of the best shortstops in the game, the Yankees first priority should be a top ranked pitcher, not a shortstop. Anyone can see that

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 7:29PM #23
louisiana_lightning
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Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:20PM, TonyG4 wrote:

I don't understand why the Yankees should be interested in a guy that says he only wants to play shortstop, when DiDi is one of the best shortstops in the game, the Yankees first priority should be a top ranked pitcher, not a shortstop. Anyone can see this.



I agree but the Yankees have to be careful with Didi.  He is middle of the pack in defense, offense, and speed as a SS and the team only has a year and a half of control left over him.  If he is to stay long term Cashman has to make sure it’s not expensive to keep him and he has viable plans B and C

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 7:33PM #24
TonyG4
Posts: 2,385

Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:29PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:20PM, TonyG4 wrote:

I don't understand why the Yankees should be interested in a guy that says he only wants to play shortstop, when DiDi is one of the best shortstops in the game, the Yankees first priority should be a top ranked pitcher, not a shortstop. Anyone can see this.



I agree but the Yankees have to be careful with Didi.  He is middle of the pack in defense, offense, and speed as a SS and the team only has a year and a half of control left over him.  If he is to stay long term Cashman has to make sure it’s not expensive to keep him and he has viable plans B and C



Yes LL, I agree


But if its a 1 on 1 trade DiDi for Manny, that would be a no brainer. Wishful thinkingTongue Out

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 9:05PM #25
RobS44
Posts: 5,322

Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:33PM, TonyG4 wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:29PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:20PM, TonyG4 wrote:

I don't understand why the Yankees should be interested in a guy that says he only wants to play shortstop, when DiDi is one of the best shortstops in the game, the Yankees first priority should be a top ranked pitcher, not a shortstop. Anyone can see this.



I agree but the Yankees have to be careful with Didi.  He is middle of the pack in defense, offense, and speed as a SS and the team only has a year and a half of control left over him.  If he is to stay long term Cashman has to make sure it’s not expensive to keep him and he has viable plans B and C



Yes LL, I agree


But if its a 1 on 1 trade DiDi for Manny, that would be a no brainer. Wishful thinking




Then who plays SS next year?  Torres?  Then who plays 2B? Don't see them handing out the kind of contract Machado is reportedly looking for.

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 9:14PM #26
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 12,541

Jul 10, 2018 -- 9:05PM, RobS44 wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:33PM, TonyG4 wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:29PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 7:20PM, TonyG4 wrote:

I don't understand why the Yankees should be interested in a guy that says he only wants to play shortstop, when DiDi is one of the best shortstops in the game, the Yankees first priority should be a top ranked pitcher, not a shortstop. Anyone can see this.



I agree but the Yankees have to be careful with Didi.  He is middle of the pack in defense, offense, and speed as a SS and the team only has a year and a half of control left over him.  If he is to stay long term Cashman has to make sure it’s not expensive to keep him and he has viable plans B and C



Yes LL, I agree


But if its a 1 on 1 trade DiDi for Manny, that would be a no brainer. Wishful thinking




Then who plays SS next year?  Torres?  Then who plays 2B? Don't see them handing out the kind of contract Machado is reportedly looking for.




I want the Yankees to steer clear of Machado and Harper but I can’t imagine any team would trade for him without it being an audition for 2019 and beyond

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 9:44PM #27
audierules
Posts: 247

If George was alive Manny would be Yankee just because of today’s game. 

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 9:45PM #28
louisiana_lightning
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Jul 10, 2018 -- 9:44PM, audierules wrote:


If George was alive Manny would be Yankee just because of today’s game. 




True, but is that a good thing?

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 11:08PM #29
bumper
Posts: 4,793

Jul 10, 2018 -- 9:44PM, audierules wrote:


If George was alive Manny would be Yankee just because of today’s game. 




yeah and if he's on our team, we wouldn't have to face him anymore ...

4 months ago  ::  Jul 10, 2018 - 11:14PM #30
Cocopugg
Posts: 6,297

Jul 10, 2018 -- 11:08PM, bumper wrote:


Jul 10, 2018 -- 9:44PM, audierules wrote:


If George was alive Manny would be Yankee just because of today’s game. 




yeah and if he's on our team, we wouldn't have to face him anymore ...




Oh and you forgot the best part...if he was on our team, he would also underachieve (as most of the superstars we sign do, when compared to what they did with their previous teams...see Gray for the latest example).

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