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The Yankees and Kris Bryant
6 months ago  ::  Feb 01, 2020 - 5:51PM #1
Jon
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empirewritesback.com/2020/01/30/new-york...


Wednesday slugger Kris Bryant lost his labor grievance against the Chicago Cubs over service time. As a result, Bryant can’t become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2021 season. Chicago reportedly has the three-time All-Star third baseman on the trade block. The New York Yankees can strike now.


Its a somewhat acrimonious situation in Chicago between the two sides and Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer knows it. He also knows that Bryant’s trade value will never be higher.


The reported asking price is two Major League ready prospects and possibly more. Yankees GM Brian Cashman can not only meet the price, but he could do so without disrupting the team or deeply damaging his prospect pool. Even considering the high price to make a trade, the Cubs slugger is worth it.


Bryant is one of the best players in the game and he’s only 28-years-old. Over his five year career, he’s slashed .284/.385/.516/.901 with 138 home runs, 167 doubles, and 403 RBI. It’s rare that someone so young with those types of production becomes available. He has been one of the premier hitters of the last half-decade.


For the New York Yankees part of the deal, they could part with both Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier. With Bryant coming over and both Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu on the roster, third base is secure, making Andujar expendable. He’s more of the player from 2018, when Andujar was the AL Rookie of the Year runner-up, than he was in the injury-riddled 2019 season. Frazier is a star in the making but has burned a few bridges with the Yankees. A fresh start in the Windy City would do him some good.


There are two big problems Cashman has to overcome in order to make a deal. According to Sportrac, the Bombers are already well over the Luxury Tax threshold and are looking at over a $21M “tax,” making their total payroll responsibility to $279.5M.


Adding Bryant’s $18.5M salary plus another almost $8M in penalties pushes it to over $300M. One thing he could do to offset the increase is to either find a way to include pitcher JA Happ or find another deal for the 37-year-old starter and the $34M due to him over the next two seasons.


His other issue is with the batting order. Although the New York Yankees would have arguably the most lethal lineup in recent baseball history with Bryant, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Gleyber Torres. they would be righty-bat heavy in a left-handed hitters ballpark. Many teams would consider that a risk they’d be willing to take to put them over the top.

6 months ago  ::  Feb 01, 2020 - 7:25PM #2
bumper
Posts: 6,915

no way they're adding nearly $19 mil + an additional $8 mil in luxury tax. both andujar & urshela have 4 more yrs of control and are way cheaper. yeah trade j.a. happ. if they trade happ, it's not gonna be to clear salary so they can get bryant. 

6 months ago  ::  Feb 01, 2020 - 9:01PM #3
14moose14
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If I’m the Cubs I wouldn’t trade Bryant for Andújar and Frazier. If I’m the Yankees I’d think long and hard about the financial implications but I think I’d make that trade.
6 months ago  ::  Feb 01, 2020 - 9:25PM #4
Jon
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The problem with Bryant is he's not a good defensive 3B, though I guess you could have LeMahieu move from 2B to 3B in late game situations.

6 months ago  ::  Feb 01, 2020 - 9:51PM #5
BATS
Posts: 184

LOL.....


18.6 mil vs. 330K


We don't need him.


Why do these ridiculous sportswriters and low level bloggers STILL THINK the Yankees are better off with expensive players? These are the same people  (and fans) who thought that we needed....


Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.


Do you know (perhaps) the most popular phrases that are used to try to reason why the Yankees should sign players like Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Mooke Betts, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado,etc......? It's the phrases,


"those kind of players are not available often"


"they are once in a generation....."


Ridiculous sportswriters, low level bloggers, and stupid podcasters almost always say that stuff. Remember, these are people who never played professional sports nor have they managed a professional sports team from either the field or that the executive level. 


Look....answer this one question.


Who is 2019 World Series Champions and is Bryce Harper on that team?


Bottom Line: We don't need Kris Bryant.

6 months ago  ::  Feb 02, 2020 - 12:09AM #6
bumper
Posts: 6,915

Feb 1, 2020 -- 9:51PM, BATS wrote:


LOL.....


18.6 mil vs. 330K


We don't need him.


Why do these ridiculous sportswriters and low level bloggers STILL THINK the Yankees are better off with expensive players? These are the same people  (and fans) who thought that we needed....


Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.


Do you know (perhaps) the most popular phrases that are used to try to reason why the Yankees should sign players like Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Mooke Betts, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado,etc......? It's the phrases,


"those kind of players are not available often"


"they are once in a generation....."


Ridiculous sportswriters, low level bloggers, and stupid podcasters almost always say that stuff. Remember, these are people who never played professional sports nor have they managed a professional sports team from either the field or that the executive level. 


Look....answer this one question.


Who is 2019 World Series Champions and is Bryce Harper on that team?


Bottom Line: We don't need Kris Bryant.




yup bats, instead of having ideas of his own, jonah combs the internet for this garbage. it's just clueless, entitled yankee fan gibberish. as if the team wasn't good enough, let's make sure we have an allstar at every position and have a payroll of $320 mil. yup that'll get it done ...

6 months ago  ::  Feb 02, 2020 - 9:13AM #7
chl45
Posts: 1,663

Feb 1, 2020 -- 5:51PM, Jon wrote:


empirewritesback.com/2020/01/30/new-york...


Wednesday slugger Kris Bryant lost his labor grievance against the Chicago Cubs over service time. As a result, Bryant can’t become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2021 season. Chicago reportedly has the three-time All-Star third baseman on the trade block. The New York Yankees can strike now.


Its a somewhat acrimonious situation in Chicago between the two sides and Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer knows it. He also knows that Bryant’s trade value will never be higher.


The reported asking price is two Major League ready prospects and possibly more. Yankees GM Brian Cashman can not only meet the price, but he could do so without disrupting the team or deeply damaging his prospect pool. Even considering the high price to make a trade, the Cubs slugger is worth it.


Bryant is one of the best players in the game and he’s only 28-years-old. Over his five year career, he’s slashed .284/.385/.516/.901 with 138 home runs, 167 doubles, and 403 RBI. It’s rare that someone so young with those types of production becomes available. He has been one of the premier hitters of the last half-decade.


For the New York Yankees part of the deal, they could part with both Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier. With Bryant coming over and both Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu on the roster, third base is secure, making Andujar expendable. He’s more of the player from 2018, when Andujar was the AL Rookie of the Year runner-up, than he was in the injury-riddled 2019 season. Frazier is a star in the making but has burned a few bridges with the Yankees. A fresh start in the Windy City would do him some good.


There are two big problems Cashman has to overcome in order to make a deal. According to Sportrac, the Bombers are already well over the Luxury Tax threshold and are looking at over a $21M “tax,” making their total payroll responsibility to $279.5M.


Adding Bryant’s $18.5M salary plus another almost $8M in penalties pushes it to over $300M. One thing he could do to offset the increase is to either find a way to include pitcher JA Happ or find another deal for the 37-year-old starter and the $34M due to him over the next two seasons.


His other issue is with the batting order. Although the New York Yankees would have arguably the most lethal lineup in recent baseball history with Bryant, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Gleyber Torres. they would be righty-bat heavy in a left-handed hitters ballpark. Many teams would consider that a risk they’d be willing to take to put them over the top.




There are many reasons that so called article has no credibility. It ended for me when I read their idea of a lethal lineup and they left off DJLM. Puhleeze.

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
6 months ago  ::  Feb 02, 2020 - 9:47AM #8
manbot
Posts: 745

Feb 1, 2020 -- 9:25PM, Jon wrote:


The problem with Bryant is he's not a good defensive 3B, though I guess you could have LeMahieu move from 2B to 3B in late game situations.




Exactly ... and I'm not even sure Bryant is a better hitter than Andujar.


Their first full seasons, both were 23 years old, and their stats were almost identical. Biggesst difference was Bryant Struck out 100 times more than Andujar .... twice as often!

6 months ago  ::  Feb 02, 2020 - 1:32PM #9
Jon
Posts: 1,339

Feb 2, 2020 -- 9:13AM, chl45 wrote:



There are many reasons that so called article has no credibility. It ended for me when I read their idea of a lethal lineup and they left off DJLM. Puhleeze.




Um... huh? "Credibility"? Did it say the Yanks were pursuing Kris Bryant?

6 months ago  ::  Feb 02, 2020 - 2:44PM #10
chl45
Posts: 1,663

Feb 2, 2020 -- 1:32PM, Jon wrote:


Feb 2, 2020 -- 9:13AM, chl45 wrote:



There are many reasons that so called article has no credibility. It ended for me when I read their idea of a lethal lineup and they left off DJLM. Puhleeze.




Um... huh? "Credibility"? Did it say the Yanks were pursuing Kris Bryant?




I don't have time to explain the English language or reading for comprehension to you. 

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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