Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Most Important Offseason

We may be on the verge of the most important offseason for the Yankees of all time.

"What? No 'lol'?"

Okay, there may be a bit of hyperbole in that statement. After all, I was born in 1977, and the Yankees' history goes back a little further than that. But what this team looks like on Opening Day 2017 will tell likely tell us for sure about where this organization is going.

Yeah, it's great to see young players like Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge play as often as they have. Knowing a prospect the caliber of Clint Frazier is so close to Major League Baseball is very exciting, too. And there's so much more talent in the minor league system. But what happens once the World Series is over with?

Do the Yankees use top prospects like Clint Frazier and Jorge Mateo, along with sprinkling in a few other good prospects, to trade for a starter like Chris Sale?

With their need for pitching, I could see the Yanks making the aforementioned trade as well as signing somebody like Doug Fister. And we all know Fister, along with every other starter, is going to get a larger contract than they deserve due to the outrageous prices for starters these days.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want either of those thing to happen, but looking back on this team's history it wouldn't be that much of a surprise. Which is scary.

Thin about it. A rebuild like this is unheard of for the Yankees (at least since free agency became a thing). The last time we can remember the Yankees being anything close to "sellers" at the trade deadline was in 1989 when they traded away Rickey Henderson. And in my opinion that's a big stretch, seeing as how their offense was not the problem that season (out of 26 teams, the Yankees were tied for 7th in MLB in runs scored/game and 25th in runs allowed/game).

But if we go into Opening Day with a lineup similar to what we've seen in the past couple of weeks, that will tell me for sure that the New York Yankees are headed in the right direction, and truly have a very bright future ahead of them.


5 comments:

  1. I have said it many times but, I won't get tired of saying it again as many times as is needed...You are one smart guy Bryan! Let's hope they don't trade away the future as has been done time and time again.

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    1. I can't say it enough... Thank you. Means a lot coming from you.

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    2. When he is right...in my opinion...he is right!

      No need to complement you much more...you already have a big head! LOL

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    3. I'm going to sign all my articles as "Big Head Bryan" from now on. ;)

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