Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Did the Yankees Get Better in 2015?

Did the New York Yankees get better this season, specifically with all the trades that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been able to pull off? Let's simplify it and see what you think.

- As far as positional players go the Yankees lost Martin Prado, Derek Jeter and Francisco Cervelli while adding Didi Gregorius, Garrett Jones, and one of Robert Refsnyder or Jose Pirela. On paper the positional players seem better to me.

- As far as pitching goes the Yankees lost Hiroki Kuroda, David Phelps and Shane Greene while adding a "healthy" CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi. The Yankees take their biggest hit of the offseason here but that is all forgiven and forgotten with a Max Scherzer signing.

- As far as prospects go the Yankees really have only lost Manny Banuelos and have added Johnny Barbato, Domingo German and Gonzalez Germen. Banuelos was close to my heart but I think he is ultimately replaceable and has been more than replaced by the current crop of Yankees farm hands.

- Finally as far as the bullpen goes the Yankees lost Shawn Kelley and David Robertson while adding Chasen Shreve, David Carpenter, Andrew Miller and Justin Wilson. D Rob was a good closer, many won't dispute that, but the Yankees bullpen is undeniably deeper and have the potential to be better.


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    1. Drew at worst will be DFA'd mid-season like Roberts was. No big deal. Not a fan of the deal but it's no big deal. Gives Ref some time to fine tune his defense

  2. This has to be a joke!...was my 1st thought, in fact my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

    On 5th thought, taking the place of Ryan, as a back-up for 2nd and SS and even 1st and 3rd...ain't all bad. Didi-SS and one of the two kids at 2nd. Not many will denigrate Drews' glove work, the bat is the wet noodle!
    The only other way to think on it would be, he will be put in a package for a trade.


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