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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jimmy the Saint, Aug 6, 2016.
Not exactly the type of guy I'd consider a "breakout" candidate.
I'm going to give it April before I come to any conclusions about a number of the things being discussed.
I'm not a Donaldson hater because even through the terrible hitting he's robbing motherfuckers with his glove at 3rd. If Boone says he's seeing something out of him that makes him think this year will turn it around? I'll take that endorsement.
I have been known to be very anti-Hicks. Love that he's a switch hitter that can work a walk but his hitting has been beyond abysmal and he's never healthy. That said, he hit in the 290's this Spring and stands to benefit greatly from the shift ban. His D looked like ass though.
I'm a big Gleyber fan and hope they can figure out a way to keep him around but he makes the most sense as the prize in any deals the Yankees make this season. If he has a bad first half it'll be easier to deal with but his streakiness just tells me he'll look good enough for me to fret over dealing him. I love his aggressive base running even though it burns him sometimes. With the pitch clock in place it only makes me think he'll take even better advantage of it. If they deal him it had better be for something "can't miss", not a middle reliever with a history of IL stints.
As far as this Franchy character goes, he just looks like more of the same big bat philosophy that the Yankees love and I'm over already a long time ago. This guy seems to either launch the ball into the stratosphere or K (35% of the fucking time). I guess for a million bucks he's a cheap MLB proven depth piece. Still rather see a kid get a shot.
My breakout (or maybe a re-breakout) pick is Domingo German. I think he uses that fifth starter spot to relaunch his assault on the AL.
Cordero sounds like a poor man's Chris Carter...which is really something.
yeah i'd rather just watch florial struggle
Poor choice of words there lol.
Fully agreed on Gleyber. I think he's kinda underrated at this point among Yankees fans. I get being a bit bummed that he never really hit his ceiling, but start naming the clearly better 2B in baseball. The list isn't very long.
oh fuck yes
JUDGE IS AT IT AGAIN!!!!!!!
cole fuckin dealing
Cole getting straight whiffs on those fastballs. He's definitely feeling it
that was fun. let's do that every time.
can't give games away like that.
Stanton hurt playing DH lol
Always amazes me
Boggles my mind that a guy like him who clearly takes care of his body and looks like he is chiseled out of marble is just constantly having nagging injuries like that.
Volpe is that dude though.
Anyone watch the Yogi Berra documentary that just came out? It’s so good. I can’t believe how much I forgot about him. I definitely had some dust in my eyes.
What platform is it on? Wil try to watch this weekend.
I think it is Amazon, but I just download it so I could be wrong. It was in theaters last month.
It's called "It Ain't Over"
It really is so good.
German is perfect
Let's fuckin go!!
Lineup is big trash. idk who is to blame, Cashman, Boone, hitting coach, analytics, but it ain't working. I mean look at our regular lineup right now. Judge and the bullpen really masked this team early. When we're arguing that Jake Bauers and Billy McKinney should be getting more run, it's bad.
And that Stanton contract is looking worse and worse every year.
Only four more years of Stanton...
And people said we robbed the Marlins and that it was a favor from Jeter smh. 2018 and 2021 are the only years I'd say were really good and worth that money.
Yeah, the guys body is just glass at this point. It's kind of amazing since his body looks like a Greek God, so he clearly puts in the work to be in shape. I'll never understand how guys like Bartolo Colon just play forever and never get hurt and guys like Stanton just fall apart for the fun of it.
lifting heavy weights strains them ligaments
Yea it got bad real quick.
the lack of quality left handed hitters on this team is simply astonishing.
Got late REALLLLLY early
Cashman shouldn't survive this but he will
On paper the team should've been solid. Almost every player has underperformed. Idk who that's on. Playere? Coaching? Both? That's not a defense of Cashman, I'm fine with him being replaced at this point. Just saying I don't think he's the biggest issue.
So what is everyone's starting lineup for next year?
trading for juan soto just doesn't make sense to me. why would they consider aquiring another outfielder who can't play defense?
Because we need albatross of a contract to be mad at when Stanton's finally comes off the books.
We only have 2 OF, one of which has 8 games in the bigs, and need a lefty bat. And he's really really good and is only 25. Idk how it doesn't make sense tbh.
he's really good at hitting. one of the games worst defensive outfielders.
and for the all the bitching (by steinbrenner) about staying under the luxury tax, let's just add another 30+ million dollars a year!
Corners are small in Yankee Stadium. Good defender in CF and the other corner covers that up some.
Fuck it, it's not my money. Maybe Cohen forces them to spend some.
Bottom line, if we can add Juan fucking Soto to the team. fuck yes I want to do that. There's few players I'd rather add tbh, 25 yr old lefty elite bat? Sign me up.
I feel like I’ve heard some version of this exact thought process so many freaking times in the past.
How many 25 yr old top 5~ bats have we signed? He's not the 34 yr old aging bat we normally go after lol
i'd like it a lot more if we could rid ourselves of stanton
lol nobody is taking this for a league average bat.
thank god. he literally does nothing well in the game of baseball.