Yankees Offseason News , Notes, & Rumors

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  1. JMaest Member

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    This is probably premature but "Welcome Back Chavy"...
  2. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    Yes, very premature. Especially considering he can only really play first base and third base... where if we got a guy dumped on us like Figgins he can play multiple positions...
  3. JMaest Member

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    I smell "Get Greedy Get Figgins"...
  4. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    Im quietly jumping on the Chone Figgins for UTIL bandwagon...
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    Fixed...
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    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 18, 2011 at 8:28am CST]
    A year ago, the Yankees showed their reluctance to bid on non-elite free agent pitchers with substantial asking prices. Unless the current market for pitching changes, GM Brian Cashman may be searching for back-of-the-rotation bargains again.

    “I’d like to do something, but I am not going to do something at the current costs,”Cashman said, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
    C.J. Wilson’s agent requested a New York meeting and the Yankees said they’d get back to the free agent left-hander, according to Sherman, Despite the lack of enthusiasm from the team, Wilson tops the Yankees’ list of free agent starters in terms of talent.

    The Yankees have “looked into” Matt Garza, but a Cubs official downplayed the likelihood of any deal involving the right-hander, according to Sherman. The Yankees particularly like Gio Gonzalez and the Athletics are open to anything, but GM Billy Beane is asking for an ace return for Gonzalez or Trevor Cahill.

    The Yankees like John Danks and the White Sox like many Yankees prospects, particularlyAustin Romine. However, Danks is a free agent after 2012 and the Yankees are reluctant to over-spend on a pitcher they’ll have for just one year.

    If the Yankees don't make a major acquisition before Spring Training, they could pencil C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes into four rotation spots. Free agentFreddy Garcia could return on a one-year deal and prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances may contribute at some point in 2012.
  7. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    I want Danks... but I want an extension as well. The Yankees wont do that, unless they quickly change their ways... and I dont see it happening. it will happen for Cano before it happens for Danks. Fuck it didnt even happen for Jeter.
  8. JMaest Member

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    They might make an exception for Danks if we acquire him via trade. They didn't do it in the past for players we already had under contract. However, considering this is a trade for a player in a contract year and we'd be giving up something of value for him, I could see us working out an exception and making a deal with Danks should this rumor actually get legs...
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    Out of those options I like Danks...But I dont want to overpay for a 1 year rental.. Unless it would only cost Romine and Either phelps/mitchell..
  10. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    But then we tell everyone, fans & players both, that we would do it for John Danks... but not Derek Jeter. I know it has to start eventually.. but I dont think Danks should be the guy.
  11. JMaest Member

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    Not sure I agree. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Yankee policy only not to negotiate *during* the season? Since this is technically "off-season" they would still be following that policy, no?

    Either way, I believe it's two different circumstances. In the case of Danks we'd be negotiating the extension as a condition of acquisition. We'd be doing this to protect our investment--which would be a very valuable piece in Romine + something else.

    In the case of Jeter, CC, Mo, etc, we were going to negotiate a fair deal--or even a player friendly deal at the end of their contracts but only because none of those players cost us anything via trade to acquire.
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    By Mark Polishuk [November 18, 2011 at 10:40pm CST]
    It was on this day in 1954 that the Yankees and Orioles finalized a huge 17-player deal that took five days to fully process. The most notable new Yankees were future Cy Young winner "Bullet" Bob Turley and Don Larsen, who achieved baseball immortality two years later when he threw the only perfect game in World Series history.
    Some news from the modern-day Yankees...
    • There are teams interested in dealing for Nick Swisher, reports ESPN's Buster Olney. The Yankees "will listen on anyone" but they say they aren't shopping Swisher despite "a perception in some corners of the marketplace" that the outfielder is on the market.
    • A year after signing with the Yankees for a $500K bonus, Dominican right-hander Jose Rafael DePaula still hasn't made the contract official because he's been unable to obtain a visa, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. DePaula has been working out at the Yankee's Dominican academy in the interim.
    • "Our club is pretty much set except for trying to shore up the back end of the rotation," Brian Cashman told Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News. Cashman said he engaged in a few minor discussions at the GM meetings but they "went nowhere. I floated some weather balloons that popped, mostly trade stuff."
    • For the latest on the Yankees, be sure to follow MLBTR's Yankee-specific Twitter feed,RSS feed and Facebook page.
  13. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    Pretty sure they dont negotiate until they are free agents.
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    Braves have asked Yankees about shortstop Eduardo Nunez as trade posibilities grow

    Braves could make stater Jair Jurrjens part of a deal


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    ^ I'd do that in a heartbeat as long as Montero/Banuelos aren't involved
  16. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    I dont really want any part of Jurrjens..
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    Not so high on Jurrjens...
  18. SouljahPhil... Active Member

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    Really Cash? who is our no 2? Nova?
  19. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    I dont see why Nova wouldnt be our #2
  20. JMaest Member

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    Found this comment over at Bleacherreport:



    So it appears you're correct. But, upon searching, I also found that the Yankees broke from this policy to keep ARod from opting out:



    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2933639

    So the precedent is there to make an exception for Danks. Since this is a trade of a player in a contract year--a player not of the magnitude of a Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay--I think the Yankees can very easily make the exception and negotiate. Technically it's still off-season so they're not really diverting that much from policy.

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