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  • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    So far, I am liking everything that I am seeing, reading, and hearing about Clint Frazier.

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    • Four Yankees catching prospects who could earn non-roster Spring Training invites
      Will any of these four get a nod to major-league camp?

      JORGE SAEZ
      The 26-year-old Saez was originally a 2012 draft pick of the Blue Jays, and he was one of the Yankees' picks in the minor-league phase of December's Rule 5 Draft. Saez spent his first five seasons in Toronto's organization, splitting 2016 between Advanced-A and Double-A and hitting .260 with 12 homers in 58 games, and he's also a good defender (with 40 percent of potential base-stealers thrown out last year and a 38 percent mark for his career). As a bonus, the 2017 season will only be Saez's sixth, so even if he's not added to the 40-man roster following the season, the Yankees would have him under control for 2018 if he's not re-selected in the minor-league Rule 5 Draft.

      KELLIN DEGLAN
      Deglan was the No. 22 overall pick in 2010, and he signed a minor-league deal earlier this winter after seven years with the Rangers. He spent last season at Double-A, hitting .194 with nine homers in 83 games, and if the Yankees do not add another veteran on a minor-league deal, it's very possible that he, Saez, and holdover Francisco Diaz will fill the three open spots at Triple-A (one behind Kyle Higashioka) and Double-A. Regardless of where he goes, though, Deglan may also bring some versatility, as he did also play a little first base in winter ball in 2014.

      WES WILSON
      The first of two Yankees prospects on this list, Wilson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana in 2011 and has spent all six of his pro seasons in pinstripes. The 27-year-old has seen all of his action in the last three years in Tampa, hitting .215 over 117 games there, and last year he threw out 31 percent of potential base-stealers. Wilson could end up as the starting catcher this year in Tampa, but he may also end up in Trenton, if the Yankees choose to move him up with a few of the prospects he worked with last season.

      DONNY SANDS
      The 20-year-old Sands was the Yankees' eighth-round pick in 2015 as a high school third baseman, but he was moved behind the plate following his rookie season and spent all of 2016 learning the nuances of catching. The Arizona native can hit - he batted .309 between the GCL and Charleston in 2015 and .289 between the GCL and Pulaski last year - but is as mentioned very new to catching, so he may be the perfect candidate to be one of the extra catchers in camp; he wouldn't get very many reps in the batters' box, but he could gain valuable experience behind the plate with a vast array of upper-level pitchers under the watchful eye of Joe Girardi, Tony Pena, and others.

      http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...3930&oid=36019
      Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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      • Well, this is my hope: First and foremost, as you see we're transitioning from contracts that we vested heavily in and it did pay off for us in '09 (with a World Series championship). So at the end of the day we are going to be in a position to do a number of things, and maybe we can turn the clock back to be big-game hunters that we have been accustomed to being.

        "I know the talk of the big free agent class of 2018 already had been discussed before the 2016 season started like, 'Ah, the Yankees are going to wait and reset the clock and go after these guys.' And since this time, you saw one of our golden nuggets pop out of our system (when Gary Sanchez) established himself as potentially one of the high-end young players in the game. We could have a few more of those, and it'll allow us to have a lot of different choices to see what's on the open market at the time.time .

        "So who's to say the rumors out there (regarding the 2018 free agent class) are the necessary ones? ... We want our guys to be looked like that six years from now, and hopefully some of these guys become those guys. Therefore, you're not having to rely on going to the market place and pay a steep price regardless of what they're talent level is.

        "The other team's talent ... I can't speak to those guys that are potentially future free agents, but I can tell you our hope is that the young guys that we have in our system become some of the young great players in the game going forward.

        Cashman on the 2018 FA market

        http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headli...ticleId=450598
        Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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        • http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headli...ticleId=450806

          Yankees will go to arbitration with Dellin Betances, GM says

          The Yankees and Dellin Betances are headed to an arbitration hearing.

          GM Brian Cashman said Thursday morning that the two sides, who are $2 million apart, will not reach a resolution, meaning an arbitrator will decide the flame-throwing right-hander’s salary for the 2017 season.

          The Yankees filed at $3 million while Betances filed at $5 million. It will be the team’s first arbitration hearing with a player since 2008 (Chien-Ming Wang). Betances made the league minimum ($507,000) last season.

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          so they won't give Dellin $5M but gave Headley $12m a year?
          Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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          • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
            http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headli...ticleId=450806

            Yankees will go to arbitration with Dellin Betances, GM says

            The Yankees and Dellin Betances are headed to an arbitration hearing.

            GM Brian Cashman said Thursday morning that the two sides, who are $2 million apart, will not reach a resolution, meaning an arbitrator will decide the flame-throwing right-hander’s salary for the 2017 season.

            The Yankees filed at $3 million while Betances filed at $5 million. It will be the team’s first arbitration hearing with a player since 2008 (Chien-Ming Wang). Betances made the league minimum ($507,000) last season.

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            so they won't give Dellin $5M but gave Headley $12m a year?
            And Ellsbury 20+ million a year. LOL

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            • Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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              • 2. New York Yankees

                2016 rank: 13

                I’m so glad something is finally going right for Yankee fans, who have been suffering for, like, seven whole years now, but this system is absolutely loaded.

                Brian Cashman went bananas once he got the green light to turn the roster over, flipping two very good relievers for enormous packages that gave the Yanks three of their current top six prospects. The other three are all recent first-round picks, and the system is full of the products of the team’s drafts, a side benefit of the end of their trades of prospects for veterans to prop up the aging big-league roster.

                The system just keeps on going, with tons of pitching depth, a passel of natural shortstops -- we need a better collective noun for that; a "belanger" of shortstops, perhaps -– who will end up playing all over the diamond, and a lot of outfielders who rake. Even Dermis Garcia, who isn’t among their 20 best prospects, has 80 raw power and finished second in the advanced-rookie Appalachian League in homers as an 18-year-old.

                There’s no weakness here. They will trot out teams full of prospects at every level, and several of them will show up in the Bronx this year. I don’t know if Gleyber Torres is the new Jeter or James Kaprelian the new Pettitte, but I’ll take that bet.

                http://www.espn.com/blog/keith-law/insider/post?id=6159
                Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                • This would be great.... This kid has great potential and we could see him early in 2017.

                  The Yankees are hoping they found their very own Corey Kluber in righty prospect Chance Adams

                  Have the Yankees discovered their very own Corey Kluber?

                  It's way too early to say Chance Adams can deliver that dream scenario for the Yankees, a No. 1 starter that nobody saw coming. But he's at least taken a few steps along that path, an unheralded college reliever who put up eye-popping numbers last year as a starter in the minors.

                  Adams, a 22-year-old righthander, was so dominant, in fact, in Class A and Double-A, that the Yankees showed him off in New York City last week along with their more ballyhooed prospects as part of their Winter Warm-up publicity tour.

                  The difference is that the others — Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, James Kaprielian and Justus Sheffield — are all either first-round draft choices or, in Torres' case, an expensive international signing out of Venezuela.

                  Adams, meanwhile, was a fifth-round draft pick out of Dallas Baptist University, by way of Yavapai Community College in Arizona.

                  Yet Cashman seems to be at least as intrigued by him as any other prospect.

                  As the Yankees GM said by phone last week, "It's early in his pro career, but a lot of people who saw him last year thought he was one of the best pitching prospects in the game."

                  That's quite a statement. But the Yankees are so taken with Adams' combination of pure stuff, fearless approach, and work ethic that they believe the kid will build off his success last year, which played out over both levels to a 13-1 record with a 2.33 ERA and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

                  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.2953659
                  Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                  • I swear the top 100 list is made by Peter Gammons. Red Sox prospects all move up while Yankees prospects all move back, with the exception of Torres who is now ranked the 3rd best prospect in baseball.

                    But of course, Anrew Benintendo is the #1 "prospect" now, followed by Moncada and Torres.

                    Not that it matters much (all you have to do is see Gary Sanchez not ranked in the top 100 for 2015 to see that), but it does create stronger bargaining chips.

                    Anyways

                    3-Torres (was 17)
                    24-Frazier (was 16)
                    37-Rutherford
                    45-Judge
                    47-Mateo
                    58-Kaprielian
                    79-Sheffield

                    In my opinion, Frazier, Rutherford, Kaprielian and Sheffield are too low.

                    Here is the complete list:

                    http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=prospects
                    Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                    • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                      2. New York Yankees

                      2016 rank: 13

                      I’m so glad something is finally going right for Yankee fans, who have been suffering for, like, seven whole years now, but this system is absolutely loaded.

                      Brian Cashman went bananas once he got the green light to turn the roster over, flipping two very good relievers for enormous packages that gave the Yanks three of their current top six prospects. The other three are all recent first-round picks, and the system is full of the products of the team’s drafts, a side benefit of the end of their trades of prospects for veterans to prop up the aging big-league roster.

                      The system just keeps on going, with tons of pitching depth, a passel of natural shortstops -- we need a better collective noun for that; a "belanger" of shortstops, perhaps -– who will end up playing all over the diamond, and a lot of outfielders who rake. Even Dermis Garcia, who isn’t among their 20 best prospects, has 80 raw power and finished second in the advanced-rookie Appalachian League in homers as an 18-year-old.

                      There’s no weakness here. They will trot out teams full of prospects at every level, and several of them will show up in the Bronx this year. I don’t know if Gleyber Torres is the new Jeter or James Kaprelian the new Pettitte, but I’ll take that bet.

                      http://www.espn.com/blog/keith-law/insider/post?id=6159
                      WHY WE DIDNT GO GET ENCARCION INSTEAD OF HOLIDAY i HAVE NO IDEA , 60 MILLION FOR 3 YEAR FOR THAT BAT IS FANTASTIC

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                      • Originally posted by Redeyejedi View Post
                        WHY WE DIDNT GO GET ENCARCION INSTEAD OF HOLIDAY i HAVE NO IDEA , 60 MILLION FOR 3 YEAR FOR THAT BAT IS FANTASTIC
                        I think they misread the free agency market. EE Trumbo stayed FAs a while longer than anticipated. Plus Encarcion would have cost us our 1st round pick, pick 16 in 2017 draft. They didn't want to cough that up and I don't blame them. It's also why the Sawx didn't go after him. I'm good with a 1 year deal on Holiday. If we aren't good this year we could flip him easily at the trade deadline if he is having a good season.
                        Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                        • Yankees 'won' the 2016 Aroldis Chapman trade with Chicago Cubs, argues SB Nation
                          01/30/2017 2:26 PM ET
                          By A.J. Herrmann


                          Did the Yankees 'win' the 2016 deadline deal that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs?(AP)
                          Back in July of 2016, the Chicago Cubs made a fateful trade with the New York Yankees to acquire dominant lefty reliever Aroldis Chapman, paving the way for their eventual historic World Series victory.
                          But now that the confetti has settled, some have begun to argue that the Yankees came out way ahead in the immediate aftermath of the deal, as they head into 2017 with a haul of former blue-chip Cubs prospects, and Chapman back in the bullpen.

                          SB Nation affiliate BeyondTheBoxScore.com recently published a case arguing that Yankees GM Brian Cashman helped New York emerge as the ultimate victors of that deal, after he was able to land former Yankee reliever Adam Warren, current top prospect Gleyber Torres, as well as two other outfield prospects, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.

                          http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...t_id=214732302
                          Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                          • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                            I swear the top 100 list is made by Peter Gammons. Red Sox prospects all move up while Yankees prospects all move back, with the exception of Torres who is now ranked the 3rd best prospect in baseball.

                            But of course, Anrew Benintendo is the #1 "prospect" now, followed by Moncada and Torres.

                            Not that it matters much (all you have to do is see Gary Sanchez not ranked in the top 100 for 2015 to see that), but it does create stronger bargaining chips.

                            Anyways

                            3-Torres (was 17)
                            24-Frazier (was 16)
                            37-Rutherford
                            45-Judge
                            47-Mateo
                            58-Kaprielian
                            79-Sheffield

                            In my opinion, Frazier, Rutherford, Kaprielian and Sheffield are too low.

                            Here is the complete list:

                            http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=prospects
                            Outside of Torres, Rutherford and Kaeperlin are the best prospects in the system

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                            • Yankees announce 23 spring training invites

                              The New York Yankees today announced that they have signed 11 players to minor league contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training: C Wilkin Castillo, INF Ji-Man Choi, C Kellin Deglan, C Francisco Diaz, LHP Jason Gurka, INF Pete Kozma, LHP Joe Mantiply, RHP Nick Rumbelow, LHP Evan Rutckyj, INF Donovan Solano and INF Ruben Tejada. Diaz, Kozma, Rumbelow, Rutckyj and Solano were in the Yankees organization last year and return in 2017 after signing new minor league deals. The club has also invited 12 additional players to 2017 spring training, bringing the total number of invitees to 23 (11 pitchers, four catchers, six infielders and two outfielders). The number of players now scheduled to report is 63.

                              Six of the Yankees' non-roster invitees have been tabbed among the organization's Top 10 prospects by Baseball America entering the 2017 season, including INF Gleyber Torres (No. 1), OF Clint Frazier (No. 2), RHP James Kaprielian (No. 5), LHP Justus Sheffield (No. 7), RHP Chance Adams (No. 8) and OF Dustin Fowler (No. 9). The Yankees' No. 4 prospect, INF Jorge Mateo, and No. 6 prospect, OF Aaron Judge, will also be in camp as members of the 40-man roster. Torres, acquired by the Yankees as part of the July 2016 trade that moved Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, became the youngest player ever to be named MVP of the Arizona Fall League, after batting .403/.513/.645 (25-for-62) in 18 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions following the 2016 season. Frazier and Sheffield, along with fellow non-roster invitee, RHP J.P. Feyereisen, joined the Yankees organization in the trade that sent Andrew Miller to the Indians at last season's trade deadline.

                              Of the Yankees' 23 non-roster invitees, nine were originally drafted by the club: Adams (2015, fifth round), LHP Daniel Camarena (2011, 20th round), OF Dustin Fowler (2013, 18th round), Kaprielian (2015, first round, 16th overall), RHP Brady Lail (2012, 18th round), LHP Jordan Montgomery (2014, fourth round), Rumbelow (2013, seventh round), Rutckyj (2010, 16th round) and INF Tyler Wade (2013, fourth round). In 2016, Adams went 13-1 with a 2.33 ERA (127.1IP, 33ER) in 25 games (24 starts) and led the minor leagues with a .169 (76-for-450) opponents' batting average, the second-lowest opponents' BA by a qualified minor leaguer since at least 1993, according to Baseball America. He also led all minor league pitchers (min. 125.0IP) with a 0.90 WHIP.

                              YES PLEASE!

                              http://www.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...t_id=214806384

                              Pitchers and Catchers in 3 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!
                              Last edited by TheAnalyst; 01-31-2017, 05:17 PM.
                              Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                              • What to expect from Gary Sanchez in 2017:

                                We have been blessed with many outstanding rookie seasons throughout the history of baseball, especially in recent decades. Ichiro Suzuki crossed the Pacific and instantly turned into a super star. Mike Trout, well, he did Mike Trout things. We’ve seen Mike Pi***a, Britt Burns, and Troy Tulowitzki all put up 7 WAR rookie campaigns. Each of these stories are amazing in their own right, but they are all about guys with truly phenomenal rookie seasons. Emphasis on season. Gary Sanchez, well, he was just a little bit different.

                                Gary Sanchez put up similar power numbers to a lot of those guys I just mentioned, he hit 20 home runs and 12 doubles, not too shabby for a rookie. That isn’t the story here, of course. No, he did this all in less than half a season, 229 plate appearances. Closer to a third of a season, really, and in that time he put up over 3 WAR and made a strong case for the league ROY (and MVP, which lead to many silly arguments).

                                Wait a sec, I think I skimmed over that a little too quickly: Twenty home runs in 229 plate appearances?! That is crazy, simply crazy, and it makes analyzing his potential all that more difficult going into 2017. Is he a 40 home run guy? Is he a 20 home run guy? He hit 11 home runs in the month of August, how can anyone suggest he *only* has 20 home run power? Eleven in a month?

                                Even if you cut that by 2/3 you’re still talking about 25 home runs on the season. How about that batting average, though? He hit .282 in AAA and .299 in the majors. Clearly, if you have a catcher who can hit 25-40 home runs while also batting .280-.300, he’s probably going to wind up being one of the most valuable guys in fantasy baseball.

                                http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/wha...nchez-in-2017/
                                Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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