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  • Yankees would be wise to acquire Kyle Schwarber to fill DH role after missing out on Shohei Otani

    The Yankees wanted Shohei Otani mostly for his pitching, but they were also willing to let him hit as a DH when he wasn’t on the mound, so his refusal to consider playing in the Bronx raises the question of who will get those at-bats.

    GM Brian Cashman could plan on dividing them up among his surplus of position players, but here’s a better idea: trade for Kyle Schwarber.

    Such a notion has been out there going back to the 2016 trade deadline, when the Yankees would have gladly taken Schwarber for Aroldis Chapman, except the Cubs weren’t about to give him up at the time, even though he was sidelined due to knee surgery.

    Above all, Schwarber is no longer off-limits. The Cubs were more than willing to find a position for him when it appeared he was going to be a superstar with the bat, but his defensive shortcomings aren’t nearly as easy to overlook after he hit .211 last season with 150 strikeouts in 129 games.

    Of course, he still hit 30 home runs, but in this longball era of big-league baseball, that power has been devalued a bit.

    In addition, the Cubs are also loaded with young position players, and the emergence last season of rookie Ian Happ, a power-hitting switch-hitter who played infield and outfield, allows them more freedom to move Schwarber.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.3678992



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    I for one, hope not. Last thing we need is another .200 hitter even if he hits 30 HRs. We have a bunch of pop already. Id rather a player who can hit .300 with 15-20 HRs so they can get on base for Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to hit those HRs
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    • Please, no. He's been awful against LHP.
      Just play the kids at DH

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      • Originally posted by facundogabriel View Post
        Please, no. He's been awful against LHP.
        Just play the kids at DH


        +1

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        • Bryan Hoch@BryanHoch
          Hal Steinbrenner: “We will be active in the free agent market. We will leave no stone unturned.”
          1:14 PM - Dec 6, 2017 · Bronx, NY
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          • Hold on to your hats...

            Giancarlo Stanton on his approved trade list:

            Astros
            Cubs
            Dodgers
            Yankees

            Imagine a Judge - Stanton combo the next 4-5 years

            The new Twin Towers of Power

            I still think we need to add another lefty bat though. Gardner, Didi and Bird are the only lefties we have. Ellsbury off the bench.
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            • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
              Hold on to your hats...

              Giancarlo Stanton on his approved trade list:

              Astros
              Cubs
              Dodgers
              Yankees

              Imagine a Judge - Stanton combo the next 4-5 years

              The new Twin Towers of Power

              I still think we need to add another lefty bat though. Gardner, Didi and Bird are the only lefties we have. Ellsbury off the bench.
              I don't want this to happen. I doubt that it will happen. Let him go to the Dodgers where their payroll will nearly reach 400 million. The Yankees have FINALLY come around to getting rid of those bad contracts. Why get another one?
              “It drops deep as it does in my breath

              I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death

              Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined

              I think of crime, when I’m in a New York state of mind.”

              Nasir Jones

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              • Originally posted by facundogabriel View Post
                Please, no. He's been awful against LHP.
                Just play the kids at DH
                Then don't use him against LHP. He would be a good DH for the Yankees. It really comes down to how much they would be giving up. Anything more than a C prospect is too much IMO.
                “It drops deep as it does in my breath

                I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death

                Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined

                I think of crime, when I’m in a New York state of mind.”

                Nasir Jones

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                • Originally posted by SG88 View Post

                  I don't want this to happen. I doubt that it will happen. Let him go to the Dodgers where their payroll will nearly reach 400 million. The Yankees have FINALLY come around to getting rid of those bad contracts. Why get another one?
                  Yeah I agree.
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                  • Manny Machado has become available via trade by the Os and the Yankees are interested!

                    Hmmm. 1 year left so he won't cost a ton, but still most likely costly. Huge upgrade over Headley. But what about Torres and Andujar? Better not cost them
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                    • Ohtani is heading to the Angels. Anaheim fits the profile of being a middle sized town. It is a good fit IMO.
                      “It drops deep as it does in my breath

                      I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death

                      Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined

                      I think of crime, when I’m in a New York state of mind.”

                      Nasir Jones

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                      • Originally posted by SG88 View Post
                        Ohtani is heading to the Angels. Anaheim fits the profile of being a middle sized town. It is a good fit IMO.
                        And irrelevant he becomes....

                        .270 hitter and 15-20hrs and a ERA in the high 3s.
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                        • Jeff Passan@JeffPassan
                          Sources: Yankees making progress on a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. One source cautioned nothing done. Another was confident it’s moving toward that. Either way, momentum for Stanton to Yankees is significant.

                          Ken Rosenthal@Ken_Rosenthal
                          #Yankees in play for Stanton, sources tell The Athletic.
                          10:24 PM - Dec 8, 2017

                          I still doubt it happens, but those involved could be Clint Frazier and Starlin Castro. Hopefully Ellsbury too if no money is being exchanged.
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                          • Per Sherman, deal is virtually done for castro and some prospects, not top prospects though.. this is great..
                            https://www.pinstripealley.com/2017/...starlin-castro

                            Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Torre, Didi, Bird,Gardy in the same lineup. Holy Cow!!

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                            • Originally posted by DarkSaint View Post
                              Per Sherman, deal is virtually done for castro and some prospects, not top prospects though.. this is great..
                              https://www.pinstripealley.com/2017/...starlin-castro

                              Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Torre, Didi, Bird,Gardy in the same lineup. Holy Cow!!
                              Not sure I like this. We would have to be unloading a OFer. Mainly Ellsbury to make $ sense. And it better not include Andujar or Florial.
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                              • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                                Hold on to your hats...

                                Giancarlo Stanton on his approved trade list:

                                Astros
                                Cubs
                                Dodgers
                                Yankees

                                Imagine a Judge - Stanton combo the next 4-5 years

                                The new Twin Towers of Power

                                I still think we need to add another lefty bat though. Gardner, Didi and Bird are the only lefties we have. Ellsbury off the bench.
                                Eh when Judge can't play the outfield in 3 years its a huge problem, Both of these guys can't play any other outfield spot. Spend the money on top flight starting pitching.

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