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We’ll  try to  track  down  as much intel  as we can for the AFL, Mikey 2 Chins has some go to sources and we’ll  follow those, plus pick  up  some others along the way

Yesterday

Here’s our Scottsdale Scorpions Roster

The team is comprised of prospects from  the Angels, Mets, Phillies, Yanks and Giants

Scottsdale lost 6-4

Great AFL outing for Yankees RHP James Kaprielian—3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO—after missing most of 2016 season.

Two Ks in a perfect first for Kaprielian. FB 95-97, SL 87-90, CB 83.

Kaprielian punches out the side in the second. Still 94-96 FB, mixing some 87-88 CHs.

Kap’s 3rd inning on funky video

And a Kaprelian interview

Greg Bird hit 4th, and is DHing, he went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.. Bird is 3 for 8  with  3 doubles in 2 games

Gleyber Torres  hit an opposite field bomb over the RF bullpen and Greg Bird followed with a double…

This kid is 19 years old, won’t be 20 until December

Ben Badler ‏@BenBadler  6h6 hours ago
And then they have Gleyber Torres, who should be a big leaguer by the time he’s 21.

The one kid who  got mugged was Brody Koerner, who  was out for most of the year

RHP Brody Koerner: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 21 of 40 pitches were strikes (53%) … this is his first appearance since May 3rd due to an unknown injury … last year’s 17th rounder had a 1.85 ERA (2.81 FIP) in 34 innings before getting hurt

Jon Heyman reporting the Yanks need another weapon so Chapman  and Jansen should be the targets.. Can’t put anything past Heyman…

If CashMan wants to resume being a giant ass hole he’ll  do nothing on the FA market and he’ll  continue to  try  and develop a gidrool middle relief core..

Good article by Sherman, Re: how the acquisitions of Chapman and Miller have propelled both the Cubs and Indians

What he needs to  do is stack the pen with 3 sure shots, at least put WMD’s for 7-8 and 9.. So 1 of Chapman or Jansen, preferably Chappy, I’m not sure Id trust a 6’5” 270 pound cry baby..

Remember Jansen started to  whine when  the Dodgers were set on trading for Chapman, but thankfully they  balked, worrying about his DV rap..Cashman needs to stop  messing around with old school methods of building a relief corp, we’re seeing what  wins in October, weapons out of the pen!!!

My skin crawls when I hear CashMan  say  relievers are still  failed starters, which is true in most cases, but it’s knowing when  to fold the starter experiment, and when to stop using the 4A pitchers on the shuttle as your go  to guys….

The Giants went down because   they had no pen, and Buck  went down when he didn’t use his best pitcher…Francona is showing everybody how  shutting down momentum even as early as the 5th  and 6th innings can carry over to  the last 6 outs..

The new modern, 3 attack dogs in the pen, save your money by finding really productive young position players, and at least 2 cost controlled  kid arms that  can crack the rotation..

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Written by Sal

October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am

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  1. Sal

    October 13, 2016 at 8:37 am

  2. Forget Sale and Archer the Yanks can’t afford to give up top prospects like Torres and Sanchez plus for these guys

    but there are a few dudes who could be had cheaper

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2016/10/10_trade_ideas_to_bolster_yankees_starting_rotatio.html#0

    Sal

    October 13, 2016 at 8:39 am

  3. I really hate this time of the year.
    No Yankee games,, only interest is seeing Toronto LOSE please !!!
    BoSucks are out, YAY 😄😄😄😄
    Mutts are out, S. F. Giants are out,,
    Go Cleveland??? Doesnt have the same ring to it lol,,
    Hockey, Football, Thug-ball uhhh nope 😣😣
    Hot Stove League with Girardi still in the mix is useless.
    Fuuuuuuk

    bubbaband

    October 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

  4. Francesa is extremely lost

    First off He’s not trading Sanchez for anybody but for Trout he would think about it but they wouldn’t offer that deal

    “Now maybe Stanton”

    Stanton is a $300m DL Mikey

    Sanchez and Bird or Torres would be 2 of the 5 or 6 prospects Chicago would ask for Sale or even Archer

    With our luck Sale would need TJ in a yr

    Mateo and Frazier might be two kids in a deal for a good young pitcher

    Sal

    October 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  5. Damn,, really wanted The Nationals,,

    bubbaband

    October 14, 2016 at 9:19 am


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