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7 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2016 - 9:56PM #2811
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Aug 1, 2016 -- 9:55PM, BigGuy wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 9:54PM, JoeGNJ wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 9:50PM, BigGuy wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 8:59PM, JoeGNJ wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 7:20PM, BigGuy wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 7:16PM, yank0428 wrote:

Aug 1, 2016 -- 5:53PM, BigGuy wrote:

Has anybody looked at the online NY Post Sport Yankees in the last 2 days?  Check it out. I won't say anything more about it. 




I missed that. Bro.....gimme pages plse? 


lmao....new clubhouse 'boy' ????
Better than Jenny BG? Who's your choice!?

I'm easy. lol

I'll take that as you mean both!  

JoeGNJ - 2Timothy 4:7 - Acts 20:24
7 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2016 - 9:59PM #2812
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Trade Deadline Roundup: AL East

Our series of recaps of this week’s action continues with the AL East, which featured plenty of activity, particularly from the Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays.

  • The Red Sox did most of their deadline shopping early and were relatively quiet this week. They did, however, acquire lefty reliever Fernando Abad from Minnesota for relief prospect Pat Light.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
7 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2016 - 10:38PM #2813
Posts: 19,230

Aug 1, 2016 -- 4:10PM, BigGuy wrote:

Source: acquire Jonah Heim from for Pearce.

We'll throw in Jonah Falcon...

7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 12:00AM #2814
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Bg were u shocked the Rangers gave up Tate the fifth overall pick in last years draft
7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 12:02AM #2815
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I was looking at MLB top 30 prospects for the Yankees and 6 of the top 20, Fraizer, Torres, Rutherford, Sheffield, Tate and McKinney weren't in the organization a couple months ago. Pretty amazing. 

7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 1:24AM #2816
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Aug 1, 2016 -- 7:39PM, BigGuy wrote:

This is for Max:

Yasiel Puig Not Traveling With Dodgers

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig “stormed off” and did not travel with the team to Colorado on Monday after being told that he would be either traded or demoted, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal writes. The Dodgers did not trade him before today’s 3:00pm deadline. It’s unclear what the team’s next move might be.

The Dodgers’ recent acquisition of Josh Reddick from the Athletics would appear to affect Puig’s usefulness with the Dodgers. Puig has batted a disappointing .260/.320/.386 in 303 plate appearances this season. He was the subject of trade rumors heading up to the deadline, with the White Sox reportedly showing interest. He had also been connected to the Dodgers’ talks with the Reds regarding Jay Bruce.

He was demoted.

7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 6:59AM #2817
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As the most eventful trade deadline thread in many a year wraps up, let me say thanks to Big Guy for getting it rolling and keeping it rolling.

The easy part, the demolition, is over.

Now comes the hard part, getting the prospects to the majors in working order, and assembling the pieces.

The collection of talent is not the endpoint of building a multiyear title contender, but it is usually where a team must start.


"Now this is not the end; it is not even the beginning of the end.

 But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

                                             ---Winston Churchill, in The Bright Gleam of Victory speech, just after

                                                  the British victory at El Alamein, generally recognized as one of the

                                                  crucial turning points of World War II

Full speech here: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/987-the-end-of-the-beginning

Read it if you have the time. It will lift your spirits.

Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 7:35AM #2818
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Yankees could release Alex Rodriguez before end of season, source says 

The Yankees pawned off four key players over the past week, including pending free agents Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

But what becomes now of Alex Rodriguez, who remains among the significant high-priced Yankees to survive the purge so far?

While the more likely scenario still seems to be parting ways with A-Rod over the winter, a source familiar with the situation told the Daily News on Monday that there’s a chance releasing the slumping DH “could happen” before the end of this season as part of the team’s ongoing overhaul.

“I hope not,” Rodriguez told the Daily News when asked about the story after not playing in the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Mets. “I want to play and think I can make a difference on the field and in the clubhouse.”

Rodriguez, who is four homers shy of 700 for his career, is owed the remainder of his $21 million salary for this season and another $21 million guaranteed for 2017.

“There’s a lot that’s happened today that we haven’t had a chance to really sit down as a staff, sit down with Brian and talk about what we think is best,” Joe Girardi said before the game, before adding cryptically, “I’m not so sure there won’t be other things done during the course of this week, too.”

Asked if “other things” alluded to possibly making a move with Rodriguez, Girardi quickly clarified to say: “I’m not talking about that. Obviously we called up two players really quickly…When I said that, that’s not what I meant.”

Girardi added he’s “not sure” how he plans to divvy up playing time at designated hitter now that Beltran has been traded — and once the Subway Series shifts back to the Bronx on Wednesday. Rodriguez’s playing time, especially against right-handed pitching, was reduced last month; he is 2-for-25 with one homer and one RBI since July 16.

“A-Rod is a choice for our manager and coaching staff as they try to dissect every day what’s the best lineup to put out there,” GM Brian Cashman said when asked what the Yankees’ string of moves means for Rodriguez. “He’s going to do everything he continues to do to try to put himself in a position to succeed and then leave the decision making to the field staff if there’s opportunities to play or not.

“The answer to that’s easy, I guess. We evaluate everything on a daily and weekly basis. We’re always trying to do the right thing. We’re always trying to do the best thing. Nothing has changed there.”

Last Monday, a source had told the Daily News there was “almost no chance” that Rodriguez would be released during the season and that a recent chance meeting between A-Rod and team owner Hal Steinbrenner that weekend in a hallway at Yankee Stadium was “not a big deal” and nothing more than a brief five-minute encounter in which the two discussed the team and exchanged pleasantries about their families. 

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 7:38AM #2819
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Time for Yankees to play the kids for rest of season 

Now that we’ve lived through a Yankee trade deadline unlike any other in recent memory, it’s time for the club to back up all this selling by doing something else we’re not used to — playing young players in the big leagues, en masse, to see what they’ve got.

Call it two months of advance evaluation on the 2017 club, or at least parts of it.

That means Rob Refsnyder should play every day, regardless of who’s pitching, Luis Severino takes over Ivan Nova’s vacated rotation spot and Chad Green pitches high-leverage relief innings. Let Aaron Hicks continue to get at-bats so they can see if he can do anything in his dreadful season to remind the Yankees why they thought he’d be a significant piece of a contending (snicker) team this year.

Aaron Judge, who is supposed to be activated at Triple-A on Tuesday from a recent stint on the disabled list, should be given right field now that Carlos Beltran was swapped at the deadline for pitching prospect Dillon Tate and two other hopefuls. Call up Gary Sanchez and give him some catching assignments, that way we can all stop guessing if his defense is good enough to keep him behind the plate long-term. Brian McCann can get some work at first base, share some designated-hitter at-bats with Alex Rodriguez. It’ll be fine.

Tyler Austin has had a nice season at Triple-A, a year after being off the roster. Reward him for reshaping his career and see if he’s a first-base option next year if Greg Bird’s return from shoulder surgery has hitches.

It sounds like more changes are coming beyond the deals, based on what both Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman were saying Monday before the Subway Series began at Citi Field. The Yanks added outfielder Ben Gamel and relievers Tyler Clippard and Nick Goody to the roster Monday, but they may make other moves once they are back in their own park Wednesday and not playing under National League rules.

Girardi sort of let that slip when he said, “I’m not so sure there won’t be other things done during the course of this week, too.”

At first, it seemed like that had to do with A-Rod — a recent popular narrative is that the Yankees ought to release him — but Girardi said he wasn’t talking about that. Cashman said Rodriguez would continue to be a lineup choice. Why not? Sit back and watch the Chase for 700 Homers while the kids play. Plus, Rodriguez genuinely is a mentor to younger players.

At no time in recent years have Yankee fans seemed as accepting of a fire sale than now. The second wildcard makes optimists of us all — yes, here in this space we are guilty as charged. But this team did not have enough and it finally proved that to the deliberate Hal Steinbrenner by getting bowled over in Tampa. It’s clear Cashman knew it for a while.

If you want a model for this kind of approach, look in the same division. The Red Sox have sold in recent years and then won and they’re contenders now after two lean years. They’ve been right about a certain amount of young players and then they let them play in the majors to get the hang of it when even the Fenway faithful didn’t believe they could add to the shelves of trophies.

In other words, that’s exactly where the Yanks are now, except we don’t yet know if they’re right about Judge and their other youngsters.

Both Cashman and Girardi talked Monday about the idea of still trying to win this year, maybe surprising some teams. Girardi stressed he’s “going to do what I think gives us the best chance to win” when he picks lineups. He’s not giving up, he says. “Some people are probably going to think I’m delusional,” he said.

That sort of lip service is nice, but unnecessary. Of course Girardi will strive to win; that’s his job, just like it’s the job of all the players who didn’t get traded.

But this goes deeper than that. The Yanks are in dutch right now, but they may have some assets who can help, as long as they develop. Now that they’ve traded their three best players, it’s time to get more data on the ones they have left.

Girardi sounds like he’s heading toward that conclusion, too. It just might take awhile for him to realize it’s a new pinstriped chapter.

“I don’t think you ever want to feel that it is that time, in a sense,” Girardi said. “Because I really believe in the guys in that room. But I think we put the organization in this position — me, the players, the coaches — where we didn’t perform at the level that we were supposed to perform.

“I understand why they did it. Obviously I had good relationships with the players that we lost, and that’s always hard, but I completely understand why they did it.” 

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
7 years ago  ::  Aug 02, 2016 - 7:40AM #2820
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How this week’s humiliations can restore Yankees glory in long run

The 2016 Yankees failed their pop quiz, miserably.

If they can pass their test, though? What happened last weekend might go down as the most important opponent sweep in Yankees history.

The Yankees completed their first massive sale in a generation, and their largest sale ever, by dealing Carlos Beltran to Texas and Ivan Nova to Pittsburgh as Monday’s non-waivers trade deadline passed. Adding these to the swaps of Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs and Andrew Miller to the Indians, and Yankees fans have themselves a full-blown renovation, one which many of them desired.

And it probably wouldn’t have happened, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged, if not for the Yankees’ terrible showing against the awful Rays, which halted the modestly positive momentum that preceded it.

“It didn’t impact it for me, but I think it definitely influenced the people above me more,” Cashman said in a news conference at Citi Field, before the Yankees edged the Mets, 6-5 in 10 innings, to kick off the Subway Series. “… This team started to play better, started to impact the win column better. Then the inconsistency of our club reared its ugly head again when we went into Tampa Bay and lost all three games.

“A true playoff contender, not a playoff pretender, wouldn’t do that.”

When you occupy the middle ground, as did the Yankees entering Tampa Bay — 52-49, six games out of the American League East lead and 3 ¹/₂ games out of a wild-card spot — then your season and beyond really come down to three games. Had they swept the Rays, the Yankees would’ve put themselves at 55-49, four games out of the division penthouse and the same 3 ¹/₂ games behind the wild-card hunt — and, just as important, 11-5 in the second half and 14-6 in their last 20 games.

Yankees GM Brian CashmanPhoto: AP

It would’ve been awfully difficult to pull the plug on Miller and Beltran at that juncture, wouldn’t it? Maybe the Yankees even would have acquired a reinforcement or two to boost the players’ chances and spirits.

Their climb to October still would’ve been daunting, especially since we’ve seen how difficult it has been for both this offense and this pitching staff to be consistently effective. Which is why you can argue they’ll be better off in the long-term for losing three straight, rather than winning three straight, in Florida.

“The leadership that Hal Steinbrenner showed in making some very difficult decisions for this franchise, ones we are not accustomed to doing, that’s not easy,” Cashman said. “But I think he showed a great deal of strength and leadership to get us closer to where we need to be, which allows me to get players in here that are going to bring a championship back to this club sooner than later. When that can be, I can’t tell you. But I think that being forced into some difficult decisions, I personally appreciate that he allowed me to do what he did. I think we’re turning a bad situation into a better situation.”

It’s on Cashman and his development and analytical staff to make that a reality. To ensure that a sufficient number of the 12 young players plus veteran Adam Warren they acquired turn into viable ingredients — be they as Yankees players or trade chips — in the recipe that produces the next great run of Yankees teams.

“We put the organization in this position,” Joe Girardi lamented in his pregame, post-deadline news conference. Really, though, he, his coaches and his players might have done the organization a favor in the long run.

Can’t you see a marketing opportunity 20 years down the road? Bring back the gang that made the next wave possible by falling on their faces at The Trop? If this reboot goes as the Yankees hope, that group will get itself a standing ovation in The Bronx.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
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