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Astros Miller Market

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While we have no idea what Cashman has up his sleeve, we do know the Yanks don’t match  up in trades for the pitchers that  would make an immediate impact

Heaney from Anaheim, Carrasco / Salazar from Cleveland, Sale from Chicago, Gray  from Oakland, any of the pitchers on Seattle, Paxton and Walker were the rumors

What  Cashman is dangling, Gardner and Miller, both players probably have more worth  to the Yanks then  any team  they  trade these two  guys to

We know the Astros were hot for Andrew Miller  last winter but when you look  at their farm, what  the Yanks need, they  don’t have unless you want to  get rid of the Reliever of the Year for Mark Appel who has been  less then awesome in the minors so  far

Which might not matter to Cashman if indeed he’s watched this guy  pitch.. The scouting report screams NYY, big kid, throws hard, has pedigree, highly touted, didn’t take the draft money from Pittsburgh  and went to Stanford, end result: Houston’s first pick in 2013

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft by the Houston Astros … Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2012 Draft, but did not sign and instead returned to Stanford University for his senior season … Made his Minor League debut on July 5, 2013. … Pitched in the Arizona Fall League in 2014, going 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA across 31 innings for Salt River and was named to the All-Prospect Team.

Appel would be the 2nd school boy stud that  could impact the rotation  late 2016   / 2017, The Bombers first  round pick James Kaprielian is due to make some noise in 2017

Here is a take on what  went wrong with Appel

And it also  appears he did a little better as his 2015 season  advanced.. If so, why would the Astros give up on a number 1 pick for a reliever?

The Astros have a few other kids in their top  30, but I have no idea what  they are.. Michael Feliz was popped for using PEDs

Francis Martes seems like a finness type youngster, and they  usually don’t generate much  interest  as a feature in a trade for a guy like Miller

The rest of the Astros top prospects are either out fielders, SS’s or 1st baseman

The one kid already pitching for the varsity is Lance Mccullers, now that  would be a nice addition, but it’ll  take more then Miller


Written by Sal

November 25, 2015 at 7:52 am

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  1. I keep checking MLB News hoping for a Catfish or a Paul O’Neil signing,, silly me
    Hal ain’t George and Cash-less ain’t Stick,, 😠😠😠😠


    November 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

    • Donny the CBA in 2014 made sure the Yanks can’t just buy everything anymore.. The O’Neill deal was a bit of insight though…. Yanks got greedy in 09 looking for Joe the plumber’s bucks in a new Shopping Mall , and Hank was a greenhorn signing Rodriguez, now they’re paying for it

      2 more yr’s Donny, then the bad paper will be gone…. Not even George would be able to over come his oldest son’s stupidity.. Bad enough he inked ARod then he inked him when nobody else’s was even bidding

      The Ellsbury deal is still worse, at least ARod gave back, Ellsbury is a dog that wants to hunt, but he can’t


      November 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

  2. tremendous job by Cano giving back

    Congrats Cadillac , we miss you, or at least I do


    November 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

  3. Dave Roberts getting a lot of love in LA.. poor Donny Baseball had to be exiled to that dump in Miami


    November 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

  4. Dombrowski will spend Henry’s money, they wouldn’t allow Cherington to do it, but like the Yanks after 2013 debacle when they wanted to stay at $189M and blew the Martin deal Dombrowski will get his way

    Let’s hope Price is just driving up the money and lands in Chicago or LA

    It’s an insider article but i asked a Boston acquaintance to cut and paste it


    November 25, 2015 at 11:52 am

  5. Among some executives involved in the David Price bidding, there is an expectation that the Boston Red Sox will generate the highest offer for the left-handed pitcher. The Red Sox are looking for an ace to front their rotation, and Boston president David Dombrowski knows Price, having acquired him before on behalf of the Tigers, and he knows his medical history and the impact he can have
    on a staff.
    What is not really known by a lot of the parties involved is if Price really wants to pitch in Boston, and whether the Red Sox need to crush the field with their bid in order to land him. When CC Sabathia signed his seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees, New York’s offer was about $60 million more than that of any other team. That’s how much the Yankees had to pay in order to separate themselves from the field and shift Sabathia away from his preference of signing with a team in California.
    On the other hand, Jon Lester bypassed a $168 million offer from the Giants in order to take a lesser$155 million deal with the Cubs because he was more comfortable signing with Chicago and a front office he knew from his days in Boston.
    Keep in mind that it was only a year ago that the Red Sox ownership was reluctant to make any long-term offer to pitchers over the age of 30 because of the track record of erosion among starters who had signed those megadeals in the past. The Red Sox initially lowballed Lester
    because of this, with an offer well short of $100 million, and their last proposal to him was for $135 million — which will presumably be far short of the offers Price will get.
    Boston’s interest in Price makes sense.
    Price ranked among the top 10 starting pitchers earlier this week. We’ll resume the top 10 positional rankings tomorrow with the first baseman.


    November 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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