Thursday, October 6, 2016

If the 2017 Season Began Today…..


While the MLB playoffs are in full swing the New York Yankees are home for what should be a very, very long winter. The team came out of the gates sluggish and began 2016 on a 9-17 stretch that ultimately doomed them later on in the season. Next year the team will look to come out strong with their new faces and young players with their eyes on the ultimate prize, the postseason. A lot can and likely will happen for this club between now and Opening Day 2017 but as it stands right now here are your 2017 New York Yankees. The only constant is change so expect that.

The Infield:

Gary Sanchez – C
Greg Bird – 1B
Starlin Castro – 2B
Didi Gregorius – SS
Chase Headley – 3B
Brian McCann – DH

The Outfield:

Brett Gardner – LF
Jacoby Ellsbury – CF
Aaron Judge – RF

The Bench:

Aaron Hicks – OF
Ronald Torreyes / Rob Refsnyder  – INF/OF
Austin Romine – C
Tyler Austin – 1B/OF

The Starters:

Masahiro Tanaka
CC Sabathia
Michael Pineda
Luis Cessa
Bryan Mitchell / Luis Severino / Chad Green

The Bullpen:

Dellin Betances
Tyler Clippard
Adam Warren
Tommy Layne
Jonathan Holder
Nick Goody / Richard Bleier / Other I'm blatantly forgetting
Whoever isn’t the 5th starter



Thoughts? Obvious holes? Areas that need improvement? And….. go in the comments section!

8 comments:

  1. IF THE 2017 SEASON BEGAN TODAY.....With that line-up ?
    I would jump off the Throgs Neck Bridge.

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    1. That lineup did pretty well down the stretch. It's not ideal by any means but still. There is a long way to go between Opening Day 2017 and now thankfully.

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  2. Just because I want to upset everyone!

    The Bullpen:

    Andrew Miller
    Dellin Betances
    Domingo Acevedo
    Tyler Clippard
    Adam Warren
    Cale Coshow
    James Kaprielian
    Tommy Layne
    Jonathan Holder
    Nick Goody / Richard Bleier / Other I'm blatantly forgetting
    Whoever isn’t the 5th starter.

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    1. Domingo stays healthy and he could be in Triple-A by the end of the season. A lot has to go wrong for him to jump from Charleston to the Bronx in 2017. Even if it is in the bullpen.

      Kaprielian I could see. Coshow, sure I'll give you that one since you like him so much :)

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    2. "Ace" has to have many things go right for him this coming year to make the jump. He has the tools just needs the C&C to be a starter or BP. He throws strikes, just not where the ball should be most of the time. If he comes up it would be as another BP arm.

      Two guys we all forgot as starters is Jordan Montgomery and Chance Adams!

      Coshow, has what he needs to be a starter except he would be better as a 8th inning or closer type. he is a lot like a right handed Andy Miller! He has trouble going deep into games because he is so heavy...right now anyhow.

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  3. Ken....Great list of bullpen components.
    Why don't you add Rick Flair ?

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  4. That lineup sucks and would produce a 5th place finish

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    1. That can be said of any line-up we put out there don't you think Ken H?

      Anyone have a better pitching lineup...using the people we already have?

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