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Trader Cash? I Don’t Think So

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Yanks Not In A Trading Mood

I remember a time when  we’d fall in love with  a Yankee prospect (see Montero, Banuelos) in Montero’s case we saw him have a nice September call  up, 18 games, 4 HR’s, .328 / .406 / .590 / .996 slash line only to  see him traded next season  for the injured Michael Pineda, bummer right?

As it turns out, so  far Pineda has helped the Bomber varsity and given them a whisper of hope that he and Tanaka can  anchor the rotation.

Monty on the other hand has had to  endure some growing pains, in 170 games for Seattle he’s yet to put up at least a .700 OPS

Shit Meet Fan

Monty was popped for PED’s, had a run in with  some punk bitch  cross checker ( probably better for his career then  a run in with a cross dresser) forcing Jack Z who is on a bad roll acquiring former Yankees  to  shut him  down  for a while.

Thankfully for Monty from Venezuela, the worm  seems to be turning,  at the moment after 53 games he has 8 HR’s, 423 RBI’s and a .311 / .350 / .481 / .830 slash line.. As recent as June 2nd he had a 4 hit game and knocked in 6 runs

“I just try to have fun, try to relax, try not to think about much, do this or do that. Just let it go, let it happen,” Montero said. “I feel good to help the team win today, that’s what I’m looking for, that’s what I’m trying to do each game. It’s always good to be a good helper.”

So  some good news for Montero  fans, except why did Jack Z go out and trade for Mark Trumbo  and not promote Montero?

Well  for one Jack Z was looking for some pop  from a corner outfielder, so once again Montero is a man with a projected  bat but no position. The Yanks flipped him as a catcher, obviously the Mariners tried him with the tools but it didn’t pan out. The Yanks had enough DH’s, not enough young pitching,  and they had man crushes on Murphy, Romine, Sanchez and at the time O’Brien, then signed Martin and soon after Bubba McCan’t so  Monty had no  where to  go

The Mariners also  acquired old buddy Vidal Nuno in the Trumbo  deal and they  have high hopes for the Little Lefty

Anyway  good luck  to  all  those guys, including Cano and Banuelos who  also looks to be coming around for the Braves AAA team, we enjoyed everyone of them but right now they’re Jack Z and John Hart’s  problem, we have issues of our own in NY

I’m gonna take a shot at  reading the tea leaves Re: any future heart break we may endure if Cashman trades an up and coming prospect . The list of potential  future A list Baby Bombers that  are closest to  the varsity are Severino, Judge, Bird, Jagielo, Refsynder, Clarkin, and Bird. We’ve seen Murphy, Romine, Heathcott, Lindgren, Pirela, Flores, Mitchell and Pinder wet their beaks in a cup of coffee already

I don’t think Cashman  would put any of the recent draft picks  (Severino, Judge, Bird, Jagielo, Lindgren or Clarkin) in a trade for that much needed rotation  stud, and it would take  one or three of those kids to bring back a Hamels or Cueto who  would both look good in Pinstripes…

I do  think any of the other kids would be pieces in a McCarthy type deal, but you would hope if Cashman  does trade any of the 2nd tier prospects for a pitcher, he can  either sign the guy or bring in a young pitcher that’s a cost controlled acquisition.

You really don’t want to lose any of those kids for a rental, like McCarthy, but I wouldn’t fall in love with Romine, Flores, Pinder, Refsynder or Pirela, those players might be vulnerable to  a trade

In my minds eye the Yanks will  finally not trade away their future,  so  fall in love with the double A prospects and a few of the AAA kids.. Hal wants to cut payroll, (Hamels and Cueto)  are too  expensive, and there is nothing better then  young cheap help to  achieve that  goal…

On the brighter side, Things in Boston are escalating to  a heated frenzy after they  blew that  4-0 lead and lost 8-4 lol..

Like we thought, and really tried to  tell  them this winter, Ramirez is a butcher to  start off with, put him in Left field and he’s  a body parts wood chipper…They  can’t put him  at DH with Grand Papi clogging  up  the spot, they owe him $88M, so  there’re stuck.. Hanley Ramirez makes Manny Ramirez look like Roberto Clemente

Fenway Fats is trying to  find a way  back to San Francisco, boy did that  fat  bastard walk into  a mugging, they’re destroying him up north

The 3 Amigos and their bastard son  the Cuban Rusney Castillo  are flat out sucking so  far.. They’re finding out that  the touted farm system takes time to mature and none of them  are Mike Trout’s despite them  thinking they had 5 or 6 of them.. At least in NY we knew our team  was a .500 squad  at best,  so  we’re farting through polyester at the moment

The Angels will be tough this weekend

Weaver, Richards, and Wilson will be no walk in the park

Yanks counter with Eovaldi, Warren  and Pineda

more later


Written by Sal

June 5, 2015 at 8:16 am

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  1. Miller’s faced 95 batters. 39 K, 10 BB, 4 HBP. So 56% of his PA have ended with no contact.

    gotta stop hitting guys with 1-2 / 0-2 counts though, sometimes that wipeout slider has a mind of it’s own

    not sure how sustainable Betances and Miller are, but the first 6 weeks have been a fun watch

    that said no deeper pen in baseball then the Royals, and that should make them top dog in the Central.. It’s almost silly how well Moore has constructed that pen, and in my book Pens are where it’s at in this pitch count era.. nice having that big stud or two but it’s heaven knowing you have 7 guys that are all earners backing them up


    June 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

  2. Cashman said on a radio interview that he guesses he needs to get a righty reliever-lol Good guess!!
    Carpenter needed to be gone but they could have just put him on the dl like the other teams do. I watched the Mets last night,the DBacks are no longer playing Aaron Hill so maybe the Yanks could trade Carpenter for Hill. Hill is a lot better hitter at 2b than anyone we have here.


    June 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

  3. Righty relievers such as Tyler Clippard, Mark Melancon, and George Kontos all come to mind. all were home grown Yankees at one time, and were jettisoned by Cashman for next to nothing,
    They are all very solid and very productive performers now, and two of the three are closers.
    We got garbage back for all three of these guys.


    June 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

  4. hey boys thanks for the content

    Found the Clippard trade write up kool to read when and why

    “Clippard became expendable when several other young pitchers emerged for New York, including Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy. Bowden said he would have a chance to make the major league club out of spring training”.

    I know it’s pretty damn hard to predict guy’s futures but Cashman is the quintessential hog looking at a wrist watch, be it players or women

    he traded for Jonathan Albaladejo lol

    “He’s a big, strong, imposing guy. Six-foot-5,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “If he replicates what he did last season, then he will be an interesting character for us.”

    Then we had Fat Elvis for Melancon, Boston missed on him to, I remember he was a flame thrower

    then one of our all time favs Stew-Nod for Kontos… madone

    thanks for the memory jog Noogsie

    Big D… Aaron Hill for Carp, thanks for the tip, I have to research, not familiar with what he’s doing.. Interesting thought.. my guess Cashman would cut off his nuts before he gets rid of Drew for some reason

    this is all I can find on Hill.. Reads like they want a utility guy who won’t pout

    heres his metrics

    Here’s his contract

    3 years/$35M (2014-16)
    signed extension with Arizona 2/7/13
    14:$11M, 15:$12M, 16:$12M

    My guess, looks too me unless La Russa eats a ton of his contract he’ll never see NY… at 50 cents on the dollar that $12M escalates

    Cashman will stick with Drew and Pirela, then give Refsynder a shot, if he doesn’t trade those kids for a pitcher like McCarthy, but you never know ….


    June 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

  5. Good day for chain saw work Mikey will be all over horse racing

    Try not to let him drive you crazy boys

    I’m heading into the bush catch you later


    June 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  6. Mikey doing the reverse Mush today. He wants the “hawse” American Pharoah to win so badly, he’s saying a million times today that the “hawse” won’t. Even Mikey knows he is a mush.


    June 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  7. lol.. Mikey desperately wants to be at a triple crown winner event, with him dissing the hawse hahah, the pony might win.. he couldn’t tell his audience fast enough how he told you Garrett jones was gonna hit in Ny lol….

    I love when he gets the hoops expert on that Ira guy then cuts him off mid sentence, the guy must really need the money and the exposure, to hang with that pompous wind bag.. you horse guys must be getting a good laugh today.. enjoy.. i wouldn’t know the difference so i’m getting work done and can’t hear the radio

    thanks for the update..


    June 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    • Come on bubba $18m a yr catch the ball


      June 5, 2015 at 7:18 pm

  8. Drewee, that’s why we got him hit those taters lol


    June 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    • Alright Phil has a 2 run lead to blow


      June 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  9. Babe Drew lol
    Saw the switch pitcher vs Boston
    Looked pretty good
    Better then Carpenter
    Good job Cash kid covers 2 needs in one


    June 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm

  10. Get Rogers out of here


    June 5, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    • Head and Pirela really messed up

      Is curry kidding its a friggin pop up

      One dummy just take charge

      Rogers gotta go Girardi we have to get him going
      Get him going to the airport
      We’re glad Phil found his splitter but he’s gotta get deeper
      Get Severino up here put him in the pen saves innings next yr he starts


      June 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

  11. You really have to pull guys with one inning left ?
    Come on Joey Daycare


    June 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm

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