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The 40 Man March

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With  the Bombers 2017 season tumbling into  the abyss, the best players in the organization are not being called on to  replenish the rash of injuries.. Forget the horse shit  coming out of #HalCare’s press secretary Joe Girardi  saying we’re still in first place, and we’ll get it right

Girardi is in first place because the rest of his Division went into  a tailspin early in the season, and it’s taking them  time to  climb back up.. The Orioles ran into injuries and quickly tumbled from the top to  the bottom, and Boston just isn’t as good as the Chalk experts dictated

Boston is a bit more desperate to  win, they have a 3 yr window before it’s time to pay Sale, Betts, Bogaerts, Bradley, and in 3 yr’s Benintendi  will be starting to make money either with an extension or through arbitration

Price can opt out after his 3rd Yr, but who  would give Price more then 4 for $127M, he’s far from a $31M per yr starter  at his age

 Porcello is already making $21M, and he has that contract until  the end of 2019… They  also are paying Fenway Fats $18M through 2019…

The Cafeteria Lady is another joke player, they  can be rid of him after 2019, but he has a 2020 option that looks to be very doable

19:$22M vesting option, guaranteed if Ramirez has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017-18 and passes club physical after 2018 season

No wonder he doesn’t land on the DL despite rumors of his shoulder barking, he wants PA’s…

Anyway Boston had the same problem Cashman is going through Re: the 40 man roster, that’s why they Hired the Big Dombrowski, in 2 yr’s he cleaned out their farm  system so  brining in scrape heap icons like Fister and Peralta is much  easier, they  can thin out their 40 man easily

Let’s keep in mind the Yanks never had a good farm system so Cashman doesn’t have the experience smaller markets have when it comes to prospect hoarding, who  to keep  who  to trade, so  this is where hopefully Gary Denbo  comes in handy

Looking at  the Bombers  40 man roster let’s see what Cashman is up  against, if anything.. Of course he’d love to protect players who might have some upside, and not put his studs on the 40 man because more is better when it comes to Prospect Porn

We poached all intel  from and Yanks Go Yard who also poached  from Our time is limited this morning so just pitchers, and a quick  position player scan

Pitchers First
Dietrich Enns
Currently with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (SWB). Has made two starts with no decisions and has a 1.64 ERA over 11 innings of work. Enns is no longer listed on MLB’s Top 30 Prospects list of the Yankees.

Giovanny Gallegos
Currently with SWB, but has been called twice by the Yankees. Limited to nine appearances, he’s posted a 7.15 ERA with the big club. Gallegos is now listed as the team’s #30 top prospect. In 12 relief appearance with SWB, Gallegos is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA

Ben Heller
Heller is a relief specialist who has appeared in 23 games for SWB, holding opponents to a .191 batting average, while compiling an ERA of 2.71. He is not listed on MLB’s Top 30 for the Yankees.

Ronald Herrera
Herrera is having a pretty good year at Double-A Trenton. In nine starts, he’s 8-0 with a 1.13 ERA and is holding batters to a .173 average. He’s not a fireballer and sports a change-up as his out pitch. Herrera, too, is not among the organization’s Top 30 prospects according to MLB.

Bryan Mitchell
Mitchell is a familiar name to Yankees fans. Over four years, he has made 39 appearances with the Yankees, including eight spot starts. He was in contention for the fifth spot in the rotation that went to Jordan Montgomery.

Yefry Ramirez
This lanky Dominican is currently assigned to Double-A Trenton where he has a 6-3 record over 12 starts. He averages a strikeout an inning, but he also has 26 walks in 60 innings pitched. Again, he does not appear in the Yankees Top 30 prospects list.

I see at least 3 pitchers that can be replaced on the 40 man or traded

Enns, Gallegos, and Heller... There are no  Chance Adams or a Justus Sheffield, or  James Kaprielian’s on that list

As for position players

Refsynder and Williams are the two  glaring possibilities that could be exchanged or used as throw ins for a trade… Mateo a one time big prospect is stuck  at Tampa High A he’s another trade chip, but maybe too much upside to lose for nothing.

Tyler Austin, Tyler Webb, are two usable depth players on the 25 man right now but I’d trade them for an upgrade at first base.. If Bird can’t go in 3 weeks I’d put him on the 60  day DL and store him away  for 2018

Andujar should remain protected

Of course trading Hicks, Headley, Ellsbury, Gardner, and Castro  would also  work but none of that is happening at  the moment.. Hicks is out a month, flipping him in a sell high  mode would maybe bring back  something decent but probably not, he has no  track  record, he’s been a good player for 2 months das it

None of those guys will get flipped in 2017, or maybe never sans Castro who is owed only $20M over the next two  seasons with a $16M  team option.. Over the winter I’d move him if the deal  was right and make room  for Torres to play  2nd base…

Headley Ellsbury and Gardner are pretty much un-tradeable, you would have to  eat money on Ellsbury and Headley, or get next to nothing back flipping Gardner.. but flipping Gardner opens a 40 man spot and relieves the team of $13M AAV

I’m out back later


Written by Sal

June 26, 2017 at 5:57 am

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  1. Cashman needs better players on the 25 man roster of this will nose dive… these guys all played over their heads now most of them are hurt, the calvary he’s sending to the Bronx are the F Troop guys

    Figure it out Cashman, or not, lets keep the Bridge yr concept intact, keep the auditions flowing, and trade more vets at the deadline…just don’t sit on your fucking wallet


    June 26, 2017 at 6:08 am

  2. Mushnick has a must read article in today’s Post about the Yankee Brass and the new stadium. The word greed keeps coming to mind. He also mentions that our favorite Mikey had a recent blow-up with his boss, Chernoff. Mikey is not exiting gracefully and was upset that Kay beat him in some current ratings. So take the summer off. But it was nice you were around for all those dead after the Super Bowl days, discussing the Mt Rushmore lists of horseshit


    June 26, 2017 at 7:24 am

    • hey Noogsie I’l check out the Mush and post it… thanks… Mikey the Mail Man has so many ass holes kissing his ass, he’s managed to even trump delusional

      He’s losing ratings because his show sucks,

      he was pounding NBA basketball down NY fans throats the whole time the Yanks were winning big…That was the story

      you know why he was doing that, because he picked the Yanks to suck and they didn’t…

      WTF cared about a fixed NBA basketball Championship series or worse the playoffs leading up to the fix between the Dubs and Lebron in NY… Dolan has made basketball unwatchable, and they have a Russian Billionaire running the Nets into the ground…

      Francesa is a star fucker so he gravitates to playoffs even if nobody cares, he’s lost touch, the internet has made his show obsolete, by the time he’s on at 1 PM everything any sports fan needs to know has already been published on twitter or on 1 of the 5 million sports websites that just bury him

      Nobody can know that much about all the sports he pretends to be knowledgeable about, so the dopes that call him are tailor made pigeons looking for their 15 minutes, it’s Reality radio equivalent to the Kardashians

      I have to take his program director to task too, get the fat dummy some real pros he can interview and tell the fat bastard to not interrupt.. even I can listen to a real horse trainer or a real golf pro, if the fat bastard would STFU

      Do that once an hour so we get real intel not some made up horse shit his ass kissing posse tell him is good content

      those 3 idiots Kay LaLapdog and that other no talent poser Rosenberg suck too, but they’ at least get us real NYY and NYM stuff…


      June 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

  3. In front of Guidry, Whitey and Goose this “pitching staff” embarrassed themselves
    100 %.
    With Reggie, The Warrior, Jorge and Bernie they couldn’t manage any real clutch hits.
    Uninspired due to asshole girardi.


    June 26, 2017 at 9:57 am

    • Donny Pineda most definitely came up short that flea bag lol
      J thought the relievers did well
      And for his reward Webb gets sent back to aaa
      Williams down
      Ref and Time Bomb Herrera up
      Cashman is like the guy who keeps grabbing a hot wire
      He’s got a plan and he’s sticking to it

      All good his main mission is to cut payroll 1st winning games is gravy


      June 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm


    Even the Ninja Nerd thinks one of the studs should come up
    Cashman is starting to make curious moves
    Unless he has a bigger plan we don’t know
    But I just think Girardi wants 8 relievers because it’s worked so well over the last 12 games
    I hope Hal is watching and I hope he calls somebody from outside the organization for advice


    June 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  5. Warren maybe ready for next home stand so July

    Saw Dust batting 5th

    Gardner lf
    Castro 2b
    Judge rf
    Sanchez dh
    Austin 1b
    Ellsbury cf
    Headley 3b
    Romine c
    Torreyes ss


    June 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

  6. Just pitch around #3 and #4 in the line up and you can beat the Yanks these days
    Saw Dust batting 5th on paper can make the Tomato can look like Koufax

    Yanks look snake bit


    June 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    • The Twins are battling Sale
      Berrios is a great young pitcher, man I wish the Yanks had him

      Big DP it was looking bleak


      June 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

  7. Pretty pathetic offense Cashman
    Wake up, and get some players up here if they can’t hit king tomato can who are they gonna hit


    June 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    • White Sox finally ran into a team that sucks worse then they do


      June 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm

  8. Boston Red Sox have quietly sent some of their most respected evaluators to his last two starts. This could fall under standard due diligence, but one source familiar with their intentions said the Red Sox are keen for Gray – and when president Dave Dombrowski targets a player, the price for other teams jumps accordingly.


    June 26, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    • Yanks really snake bit


      June 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    • Has this guy ever pitched past the 3rd inning?


      June 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

  9. All of a sudden Frazier turns into Machado


    June 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  10. Castro will be out for a month
    Maybe now Cashman wakes up


    June 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    • Isn’t Girardi supposed to be a genius with giving guys rest

      Saw Dust gets an RBI to RF good job son

      That’s the Frazier we know


      June 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm

  11. Good job blasting the tomato can

    Wade coming up

    Saw Dust with a big fly
    Can they play the white Sox all week🍅


    June 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

  12. The way these top Railriders are playing
    How can they not get Adams up here if Cessa goes south
    I can’t believe Moncada isn’t up for Chicago
    Maybe when they trade Frazier to Boston


    June 26, 2017 at 10:34 pm

  13. Mike Axisa @mikeaxisa

    Aaron Judge is far and away the AL ROY of the year. Jordan Montgomery might be the runner-up

    Slow down mike Berrios is pretty good too
    This Chicago team cashed it in gotta sweep this team before Houston
    Hope the Twins steal one in Boston
    Good team to play with all the injuries

    Headley sell high
    Cashman has better players Flash, he won’t use them finally Wade gets a shot Castro injury must be a month


    June 26, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  14. I thought maybe Claps was gonna go with Clippard after Holder

    Flash he looks like this every outing pay attention


    June 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    • Poor Ref they just can’t find him a spot RF might be his best position but that ship sailed

      Claps put on the tap dancing shoes to yank the Can


      June 26, 2017 at 10:57 pm

  15. That’s why you need better players KAY


    June 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm

  16. One through four in the lineup 0 for 14
    6 hits all night
    Headley got half of them


    June 26, 2017 at 11:20 pm

  17. Man it used to be such a great bullpen


    June 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

  18. Incredible lthey let it get to this 1 swing from blowing to 6-1 lead


    June 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

  19. Even worse Now they’re one swing from losing or their best hitter getting a hit it’s tied almost unbelievable

    Girardi has completely lost this team


    June 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

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