I'd do that trade, and COL would be getting a lot of value in return. However, aside from Stanton’s NTC that you and EE mentioned there’s also the issue of Stanton’s money. My understanding is that NY will owe 9/214 from 2020 -2028 and this is after the Marlins discount and about AAV 23.7 compared to Arenado’s 32.5. Maybe if NY takes on a bit of that, maybe 3.7 million, the Rockies would be interested.If you're NY, do you offer Stanton, Urshela and a pitching prospect (Gil or Deivi or Schmidt) for Arenado? Then maybe you sign Maybin back as the extra OF until Hicks is back:
bench: Ford, Higashioka or Iannetta, Wade or Estrada, Maybin or Frazier (Hicks back midseason)
Stanton and Arenado both with full no-trade clauses and so both would have to approve, I doubt Stanton would but who knows.
I was going to post a bit more positively but then pictured the throw that crow216 described from left to home but ends up on first. So, if playing left is not a possibility and playing 1B is then that’s too many first basemen on the team. Yeah, and the root of the problem remains. Unless, Voit is traded.Andujar to learn first base and left field.
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is back to full health after missing most of last season with a small tear in the shoulder labrum of his throwing arm.www.nj.com
Yes it is. So with Happ taking the 5 spot in the rotation, what will happen with Montgomery?Strange that Andujar and Frazier and Happ are all still on the team as none are really needed.
That sounds like a good plan. A bit of anxiousness regarding what they’re going to do with all the talent. And quite frankly, the depth that the team has is overwhelming.It's not the worst thing for him to start in AAA, he basically won't have pitched almost at all in MLB for two full seasons (hurt in early 2018 and back for just a bit at the end of last season). Happ isn't going to stay in the rotation all year even if he stays on the team, because there's no way they're going to let his 2021 $17M option vest unless 1) he is awesome and/or 2) they are desperate.
But both he and Arenado only play third. If you move Andujar and Urshela for Arenado, you have an infield of Voit/DJ/Gleyber/Arenado, with Ford and Wade or Estrada as backups. You need someone who can play backup SS on the roster, which is Wade or Estrada as of now.I'd trade high on Urshela but would also love to keep him as a backup INF in a situation where we trade Andujar and acquire Nolan.
Maybe not exciting from a fantasy perspective, but why would they care about his awesome defense?Was listening to a fantasy podcast this morning and they were saying Urshela was just about an average 3B last year. We just think he was spectacular because Andujar is so terrible.
Might be the time to sell high.
Eh. I get that, but it is still evaluating Gio almost entirely through an offensive lens. We know he is a good defender. He's more valuable to a baseball team trying to win games than he is to a fantasy league team. Citing a fantasy podcast as a reason to consider selling high seems inapt.Being a great defender impacts playing time. Being a bad defender limits at bats, as we may see with Andujar.
That's not what I was trying to do.Eh. I get that, but it is still evaluating Gio almost entirely through an offensive lens. We know he is a good defender. He's more valuable to a baseball team trying to win games than he is to a fantasy league team. Citing a fantasy podcast as a reason to consider selling high seems inapt.
Gotcha. I interpreted "average 3B last year" to mean "average fantasy 3B" given that it was a fantasy podcast. Didn't realize they were specifically talking about his defense at 3B.They were just discussing his defensive stats last year, and I was surprised to hear that he was just about average, while I thought he was much better than he actually was.
Agreed that it's a bit tricky but if NY has already decided/accepted that they will be over $248M this year (I don't know if this is the case), then Arenado obviously doesn't affect that. Then after this season, Tanaka, Happ if he is still here, Paxton, Ellsbury, probably Gardner and possibly LeMahieu all drop off the books. That is something like $97M off the books.Putting all that aside, I really don't see how the money is a fit for the Yankees.
There has been a lot of analysis of this topic in the last few years, COL home/road splits, and what appears to be the case is that while COL hitters are helped at home, they are hurt even more on the road. DJ LeMahieu's splits over 7 years in COL:Arenado's home/road splits (career):
Of course, if the Yankees trade for him, he'll put up a slash line of .330/.400/.630/1.030.
Hale has proven he can pitch effectively in a pennant race. Really exceeded expectations of many people, myself included. Jon, you probably bought in a lot faster. Hale just seems very composed, and he throws strikes.
This is very good news and quite surprised that another team didn't sign him. What am I missing here, his low K rate?
I mean, I can't think of a WS matchup I'd rather see more than Price vs. NY, no matter who he is playing for. They own him.I don't view the Betts/Price trade as positives for the Yankees. Both the Twins and Dodgers get better. The Yankees will likely have to face both in the postseason.