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    Originally posted by Yankees1962 View Post

    Few of us would want Verlander at that contract.
    And yet, some are complaining that Cashman didn't offer a second year. Interesting.
    More people have walked on the moon than have scored an earned run off of Mariano Rivera in the postseason.

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      Originally posted by jnewmark View Post

      Just curious here. Would you have wanted him for two years for 50 mil ?
      Not just that but with an opt out after the first year (I think).

      Had Cashman signed him for a similar contract as the Astros, I think he would have also gotten attacked here for (a) bad use of funds, (b) signing another question mark coming off of major injury, (c) signing an aging player, (d) getting someone unproven since the Spider Tack crackdown, ...

      Feels to me that critique was headed Cashman's way regardless.

      For me, this is a sign at how much the Yankees are willing to spend. This signing would have taken their payroll to $250M even without a SS resolution. It also shows that they think Verlander has a good probability of being an ace next year. The Yanks don't even really need starting pitching with German as their current 6th man (being a good looking top 5) and many prospects behind that (Gil, Medina, Deivi if he can re-find himself, Clarke Schmidt, maybe JP Sears, ...).

      I'm worried that we will lose a lot of cost controlled players for pennies on the dollar this offseason. I see that already with Sands, Frazier, and Greg Allen. I'm not psyched about possibly losing Lockridge and/or Breaux thru the rule 5 draft. It's amazing how many good prospects we have despite the trade deadline moves (and hopefully we are picking the right ones to keep).

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        Originally posted by Strategerie View Post

        Not just that but with an opt out after the first year (I think).

        Had Cashman signed him for a similar contract as the Astros, I think he would have also gotten attacked here for (a) bad use of funds, (b) signing another question mark coming off of major injury, (c) signing an aging player, (d) getting someone unproven since the Spider Tack crackdown, ...

        Feels to me that critique was headed Cashman's way regardless.

        For me, this is a sign at how much the Yankees are willing to spend. This signing would have taken their payroll to $250M even without a SS resolution. It also shows that they think Verlander has a good probability of being an ace next year. The Yanks don't even really need starting pitching with German as their current 6th man (being a good looking top 5) and many prospects behind that (Gil, Medina, Deivi if he can re-find himself, Clarke Schmidt, maybe JP Sears, ...).

        I'm worried that we will lose a lot of cost controlled players for pennies on the dollar this offseason. I see that already with Sands, Frazier, and Greg Allen. I'm not psyched about possibly losing Lockridge and/or Breaux thru the rule 5 draft. It's amazing how many good prospects we have despite the trade deadline moves (and hopefully we are picking the right ones to keep).
        I consider the Rule 5 an unfair system for fans: good maybe for the players who otherwise get trapped into another two years or whatever, but crappy for the team that pays to train and teach them, not to mention for the fans who follow them through the minors and prefer a major-league team that has a continuing "identity," which is harder and harder to maintain these days thanks to the profligacy of free agent movements..

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          Originally posted by jnewmark View Post

          And yet, some are complaining that Cashman didn't offer a second year. Interesting.
          I'm glad they didn't get him.
          I'm saying offering $10M/1 year when he has a qualifying offer in hand is beyond stupid.
          I'm saying offering $25M/2 year when he has a $50M/2year offer in hand is also stupid.

          I don't think those things are contradictory.

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            Originally posted by sd. View Post

            I'm glad they didn't get him.
            I'm saying offering $10M/1 year when he has a qualifying offer in hand is beyond stupid.
            I'm saying offering $25M/2 year when he has a $50M/2year offer in hand is also stupid.

            I don't think those things are contradictory.
            I'm still trying to find where it was reported that they offered 10 mil. Got a link ? And when did they offer him the two year deal, I thought it was only one ?
            More people have walked on the moon than have scored an earned run off of Mariano Rivera in the postseason.

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              Originally posted by HelloNewman View Post
              Yes, and poorly too. I lost count of the awful takes even before the '"scouts" showed up.
              People read this crap and think how great it is that St Brian is steering this ship.
              Brian Cashman: "I have no idea."

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                Until we know what the new CBA is, I assume the Yankees are going to have to dip under every 3 or 4 years. I don't think the owners want to change that structure. Given the Yankees have Cole, Stanton and DJLM already, I can understand the appeal of short deals that will expire before that next reset. I just don't like Verlander. His age, his injury history, his resurgence driven by his arrival in Houston are all major concerns for me.

                For my money, I'd go after Scherzer and try to convince him on a shorter 2 or 3 year deal by throwing higher AAV at him.

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                  Originally posted by Tock Ada Shot View Post

                  Glad to have you in the forum. Enjoy this phenomenal Yankee Fan Forum...THE ABSOLUTE BEST !!!
                  Thank you!

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                    Originally posted by OhSoSlick View Post
                    Just wanted to introduce myself.

                    Names Rich. Yankees fan since 1985(born and raised), long Islander.

                    Looking forward to chatting with yall.
                    Welcome! I'm not the newest anymore! Good people here. Just dive right in.


                    Originally posted by OhSoSlick View Post

                    I agree, I think it's time to move on from Gardner.
                    I like you already.

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                      Originally posted by JDPNYY View Post

                      People read this crap and think how great it is that St Brian is steering this ship.
                      All this PR gets a me upset. I think Wells K% was 30% at AFL. On pinstrip alley....

                      "The other player headed to Philly in that trade was a bit more of a head-scratcher. Donny Sands had an .816 OPS in 42 games at Triple-A last season and was the closest Yankees catching prospect to the bigs. With the likes of Austin Wells and Josh Breaux at least a year away from the majors, Sands’ departure appears to solidify Gary S├ínchez’s role as starting catcher and Kyle Higashioka’s as backup."

                      In response to Matt's post on my opinion. My top priority is to get a Starting Catcher - anybody. I don't want either Sanchez or Higgy on the roster next year. IMO Trading Sands was a mistake. I know it came down to numbers and all of us would make different choices. I would choose Sands over Higgy and even Sanchez. Our analytics/scouts are not good.
                      Last edited by bucky; 11-21-21, 01:02 PM.

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                        Originally posted by jnewmark View Post

                        I'm still trying to find where it was reported that they offered 10 mil. Got a link ? And when did they offer him the two year deal, I thought it was only one ?
                        That was a typo. They offered him a $25/1 not a $25/2 sorry.

                        As for the $10M/1 that was a few weeks ago but a quick google found...
                        https://twitter.com/ragazzoreport/st...50956792176645

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                          Originally posted by HelloNewman View Post
                          Yes, and poorly too. I lost count of the awful takes even before the '"scouts" showed up.
                          I will always be a Yankee fan, but it gets harder and harder to be enthusiastic about this organization every time I read one of these pieces that were clearly fed to the media to pump up Brian Cashman’s genius decision making.
                          David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

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                            Moderator Post - It would be great if a certain segment of folks here wouldn't get offended at every criticism of the team and would stop, almost exclusively, posting about the opinions of other community members rather than offering their own.

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                              Originally posted by sd. View Post

                              That was a typo. They offered him a $25/1 not a $25/2 sorry.

                              As for the $10M/1 that was a few weeks ago but a quick google found...
                              https://twitter.com/ragazzoreport/st...50956792176645
                              Thanks. Here's a quote from that tweet " They were said to have DISCUSSED a 10 mil offer... ". Even if true, not the same as officially making the offer to the player, no ?
                              More people have walked on the moon than have scored an earned run off of Mariano Rivera in the postseason.

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                                Originally posted by jnewmark View Post

                                Thanks. Here's a quote from that tweet " They were said to have DISCUSSED a 10 mil offer... ". Even if true, not the same as officially making the offer to the player, no ?
                                When he had a QO in hand, formally offering or merely mentioning you are interested at that price are both kind of clueless to the situation.

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