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3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:20PM #1
qwik3457
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The Yanks could use either or both. Buxton is probably too expensive for them, but Maeda might work, and after a terrible start, he's been very good for the last month...but mostly facing weak hitting teams.
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3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:36PM #2
jimwest
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:20PM, qwik3457 wrote:

The Yanks could use either or both. Buxton is probably too expensive for them, but Maeda might work, and after a terrible start, he's been very good for the last month...but mostly facing weak hitting teams.



Why get Maeda, if, as you said, he is only pitching well vs weak teams. His ERA, FIP, WHIP aren't bad, ERA+ of 95, so-so. Seems to slot as a back of the rotation guy at best. We already have enough of those.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:38PM #3
Hobbs
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An outfield of Judge, Buxton and Gallo is tempting but when your discription of a player starts with the sentence " when healthy he can be very good" I'm inclined to stay away.


Meada could be a #4 or 5 starter.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:43PM #4
qwik3457
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:36PM, jimwest wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:20PM, qwik3457 wrote:

The Yanks could use either or both. Buxton is probably too expensive for them, but Maeda might work, and after a terrible start, he's been very good for the last month...but mostly facing weak hitting teams.



Why get Maeda, if, as you said, he is only pitching well vs weak teams. His ERA, FIP, WHIP aren't bad, ERA+ of 95, so-so. Seems to slot as a back of the rotation guy at best. We already have enough of those.




Because he has a good long-term track record, he's a solid rotation arm, and a very good post-season record. He got off to a very bad start this year, and there was evidence that his stuff had dropped off, but I read somewhere recently it had mostly come back. Even against those weak teams, he's struck out 36 and walked just 6 in 29 1/3 innings with just 2 HR allowed. (Actually it's 3 starts against the Royals, who are a weak hitting team, and 1 each against the Angels and Twins, who were better than league average in runs scored per game.)


The most important thing: it looks like that even with incentives, his contract fits under their cap, even with the incentives.

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3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:47PM #5
qwik3457
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:38PM, Hobbs wrote:


An outfield of Judge, Buxton and Gallo is tempting but when your discription of a player starts with the sentence " when healthy he can be very good" I'm inclined to stay away.


Meada could be a #4 or 5 starter.




With the current rotation, Maeda is a #3 or #4. If Kluber makes it back and pitches well he's a #4 or #5.


Plus he can do the job of multi inning reliever quite well. Just about every year, the Dodgers would take him out of rotation at some point to limit his innings and they turned him into a multi-inning reliever, and it's in that role that most of his good post-season work was done.


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3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:52PM #6
jimwest
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:43PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:36PM, jimwest wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:20PM, qwik3457 wrote:

The Yanks could use either or both. Buxton is probably too expensive for them, but Maeda might work, and after a terrible start, he's been very good for the last month...but mostly facing weak hitting teams.



Why get Maeda, if, as you said, he is only pitching well vs weak teams. His ERA, FIP, WHIP aren't bad, ERA+ of 95, so-so. Seems to slot as a back of the rotation guy at best. We already have enough of those.




Because he has a good long-term track record, he's a solid rotation arm, and a very good post-season record. He got off to a very bad start this year, and there was evidence that his stuff had dropped off, but I read somewhere recently it had mostly come back. Even against those weak teams, he's struck out 36 and walked just 6 in 29 1/3 innings with just 2 HR allowed. (Actually it's 3 starts against the Royals, who are a weak hitting team, and 1 each against the Angels and Twins, who were better than league average in runs scored per game.)


The most important thing: it looks like that even with incentives, his contract fits under their cap, even with the incentives.




I had only just reviewed his current season stats. Looking at his career, like him better. ERA of 3.82, FIP 3.69, WHIP 1.133, ERA+, 107. Fairly low HR rate, SO/9 is 9.8. Yes, he does fit under the cap.


Edit: I am just now hearing on the MLB Network that the Yankees have traded for LH pitcher Andrew Heaney of the Angels.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:54PM #7
Jon
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He's Hiroki Kuroda II, wouldn't mind him.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:55PM #8
Hobbs
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I'm not opposed to getting Maeda if he is not very expensive He could be usefull but Buxton is a no for me.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 3:56PM #9
qwik3457
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 3:54PM, Jon wrote:


He's Hiroki Kuroda II, wouldn't mind him.




Unfortunately, they went for Andrew Heaney instead.


Sigh.

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