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Could Be Worse (Could Be Raining)

Tough way for our boys to go out this year but it was nice to see the Nats swipe the championship from the Astros.

Hot Stove is on. Chapman already back.

What else?

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 3, 2019 6:12 pm

I have a few things to note, but I'll save it for a post (you beat me to the punch) >;)

2 rbj   ~  Nov 3, 2019 7:06 pm

Strasbourg is a free agent.

3 Greg G   ~  Nov 3, 2019 9:21 pm

As far as extensions go, not that bad for Chappy. 4 more years is ok. Strasburg seems like they will be overpaying for a guy about to go on the decline.

If we get Sevy back and German hopefully learns from his domestic violence and that is a pretty strong rotation with the big Maple and Tanaka. Maybe Greene as a 5th starter?

It will be interesting if the Yanks resign Didi. They need some lefties to balance the lineup. But maybe you shift Gleyber to short and sign LeMahieu to an extension? I like Urshella but not sure if he just is having a Brosius blip. Andujar could maybe learn to play 1B? Bird is another lefty that appears to be gone from Yanks plans.

Too many DH types on the Yanks.

A healthy year of Stanton and hopefully Gardy and Big Red can Man the outfield until Hicks returns.

Considering how the Yanks felt with so many players on the IL and thrived, not sure it could be worse in 2020?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 3, 2019 10:10 pm

[3] You're forgetting Jordan Montgomery. He'll hopefully be healthy; he's got talent and would be a stronger option than Green as a 5th.

I don't expect the team to sign either of Cole or Strasburg. I anticipate them stuffing the bullpen as usual. They do have two good young pitchers in Sevi and German (whenever he's ready to come back); though if they move either one of them and don't resign a significant player, I could see them making a play for either then. If Andujar stays, hje'll probably spend some time in SWB learning a new position.

Frankly, the Yanks don't need to make that many moves, they just need to stay healthy. I was pretty sure Rothchild was a goner; once Severino turned to Pedro and improved noticeably, it was just a matter of time. I'm willing to believe it wasn't a blame game as some outlets insist, it was just time for a new voice and perhaps a new direction. Somehow, they have to get more innings out of their starters and stop wearing out a great bullpen; though I'm not sure how much that has to do with Rothchild + player development versus analytic department.

5 Greg G   ~  Nov 4, 2019 12:32 pm

True. Montgomery, I hardly remembered thee.

Green rebounded and it is helpful when you have someone like Green who can come into a game in basically any situation.

I agree on the health issue. There are very few conceivable ways that a team this young could be that injured again.

Instead of firing Rothchild, they should have let the strength and conditioning coach go. It likely wasn't their fault either, but Rothchild did ok with what he had to work with. I hate the knee jerk reaction, especially after making it so far. (2 wind away from WS, should be an "attaboy," instead of "there is the door."

6 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2019 7:58 pm

[5] Rothchild and Harkey were holdovers from Girardi's staff. Everyone else is new. Maybe they figured why not release him now since it was on their minds to do so; perhaps Joe would corral them in for his new gig (Joe hired Bryan Price, so no) or maybe he resurfaces in Miami. I don't feel that bad about it, he may be one of the best coaches in the game, but this staff recently has been riddled with issues that the bats have covered for much of the time.

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