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2012/2013 New York Yankees Off-Season Thread

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  • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
    For once we agree. Would have been a great fit.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk 2
    Yeah, good and cheap. Plus the roids won't wear off completely for another year, so I think he'll do fine in 2013. Fantasy baseball is coming, he could be a late round steal.
    Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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    • Originally posted by White Knight View Post
      I think we should have went after the real Melky.
      To me, he was the best signing of the offseason based on dollars-risk-reward.
      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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      • Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
        To me, he was the best signing of the offseason based on dollars-risk-reward.
        I totally agree. Got to give the Blue Jays GM credit - he had the best off season. I always liked Melky and think he made a mistake but he's good and I feel got something to prove. Their top of the line up is upreal. Can't beleive they got Dickey, too. I still want to see our Melky on the roster and don't think they have a place for Dickerson (good earlier post) so it's good he move on. I only hope they hire Valentine like the BoSox did.

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        • Yanks heavy players along with nearly a dozen teams for Mike Morse. Nice RH bat with only one year left on deal for $7M.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • Just marking time until Rupert Murdoch takes full control which means Levine will be out. Stinks of CBS running team on life support, budget will keep going down....
            Last edited by WEB; 01-09-2013, 09:56 AM.

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            • Okay, WEB..
              My top 10 players:

              1. Babe Ruth
              2. Barry Bonds
              3. Ty Cobb
              4. Ted Williams
              5. Willie Mays
              6. Alex Rodriguez
              7. Hank Aaron
              8. Honus Wagner
              9. Lou Gehrig
              10. Mickey Mantle

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              • Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                Yanks heavy players along with nearly a dozen teams for Mike Morse. Nice RH bat with only one year left on deal for $7M.
                Morse could be a good fit. RH without a bad platoon split. Hits the ball well the other way so Yankee Stadium should be ok for him. Injury prone and terrible defensively. No patience. But a good fit nonetheless. The contract is fair if not a bargain.

                Boone Logan and Adam Warren?

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                • What do you think it would take to acquire both Morse and Kurt Suzuki or Ramos? Would you give up a Phelps or a Nova?
                  "Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio."-Ernest Hemingway

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                  • Originally posted by jgangstahippie View Post
                    What do you think it would take to acquire both Morse and Kurt Suzuki or Ramos? Would you give up a Phelps or a Nova?
                    Kurt Suzuki is godawful. I don't want him anywhere near this team. He is no better than Cervelli at the plate and another thing he has in common with Cervelli is that he's terrible at throwing out base stealers. I believe he has one of the worst CS% over the past few years. And he's going to make over $6 million in 2013 compared with a few hundred grand for Cervelli.

                    I'm no fan of Cervelli - far from it. But Suzuki is just as bad at > 10x the price.
                    My top 10 players:

                    1. Babe Ruth
                    2. Barry Bonds
                    3. Ty Cobb
                    4. Ted Williams
                    5. Willie Mays
                    6. Alex Rodriguez
                    7. Hank Aaron
                    8. Honus Wagner
                    9. Lou Gehrig
                    10. Mickey Mantle

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                    • Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                      Kurt Suzuki is godawful. I don't want him anywhere near this team. He is no better than Cervelli at the plate and another thing he has in common with Cervelli is that he's terrible at throwing out base stealers. I believe he has one of the worst CS% over the past few years. And he's going to make over $6 million in 2013 compared with a few hundred grand for Cervelli.

                      I'm no fan of Cervelli - far from it. But Suzuki is just as bad at > 10x the price.
                      I am glad they are giving Cervelli the spot for him to lose. (I have more faith in being a back up but we will find out) I did not like Martin at what he got. It will be an interesting ST. I would love to see Romine as the back up. I heard AJ only got 7.5M and I think that's a bargain. Finally got a date (1/16) for A Rod I still can't believe this delay. RGIII already had his. There is another young catcher in our system so we'll see.

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                      • Originally posted by clipper View Post
                        I am glad they are giving Cervelli the spot for him to lose. (I have more faith in being a back up but we will find out) I did not like Martin at what he got. It will be an interesting ST. I would love to see Romine as the back up. I heard AJ only got 7.5M and I think that's a bargain. Finally got a date (1/16) for A Rod I still can't believe this delay. RGIII already had his. There is another young catcher in our system so we'll see.
                        Gary Sanchez? I liked him better than Montero...but he won't get real mention until maybe 2014.
                        "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                        • Sanchez is not going to be ready.
                          Stewart is terrible.
                          Romine is probably not ready.
                          Cervelli has shown very little and is now showing he does not care to compete for the job by going to the WBC.

                          The A's just DFA'd Kotteras. Get him!!

                          I wish we would have gotten Morse but honestly lucking into Kotteras might be better.

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                          • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
                            Sanchez is not going to be ready.
                            Stewart is terrible.
                            Romine is probably not ready.
                            Cervelli has shown very little and is now showing he does not care to compete for the job by going to the WBC.

                            The A's just DFA'd Kotteras. Get him!!

                            .

                            I wish we would have gotten Morse but honestly lucking into Kotteras might be better.
                            I think Cervelli played WBC every year and may help. Heard he got hit in the head again! I agree with Stewart and hope Romine is our back up. As for Sanchez I hope he our answer but it's too early. Forget Kotteras, I do feel Cervelli is better.

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                            • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
                              Sanchez is not going to be ready.
                              Stewart is terrible.
                              Romine is probably not ready.
                              Cervelli has shown very little and is now showing he does not care to compete for the job by going to the WBC.

                              The A's just DFA'd Kotteras. Get him!!

                              I wish we would have gotten Morse but honestly lucking into Kotteras might be better.
                              Right, like I said 2014 for a cup of coffee. 2014, is banking that he doesn't get hurt and he keeps progressing like he has.
                              If anything he'll could be ready by 2015 Opening Day.

                              Romine has to be ready, he's been a Top Prospect for 3-4 years now. I know injuries have set him back but if ever there was a time for him to step up and take this role, it's now! There's no big time free agent catcher in the mix and there isn't a Top Prospect Catcher ahead of him on the depth chart. His time is now.

                              Cervelli is a nice guy to have on your team has he can hit in some pressure situations and he does provide plenty of spark for his team, but he's probably the guy you want as a backup.

                              Kotteras? Why? Why in the world would you want him?? He's a career .200 who throws out about 15% of would be base stealers. I'd much rather go with the guy already on the team. Cervelli's a .271 hitter who's throws out 20% of runners....at half the price. At least with Romine you could be building towards something that may have value, with Kotteras you already know what you get and he's just a warm body quite frankly.
                              "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                              • Originally posted by TonyStarks View Post
                                Romine has to be ready, he's been a Top Prospect for 3-4 years now. I know injuries have set him back but if ever there was a time for him to step up and take this role, it's now! There's no big time free agent catcher in the mix and there isn't a Top Prospect Catcher ahead of him on the depth chart. His time is now.
                                What does the availability of other players have to do with Romine's development?
                                He only had 200 PA's last season.

                                Cervelli is a nice guy to have on your team has he can hit in some pressure situations and he does provide plenty of spark for his team, but he's probably the guy you want as a backup.
                                In Cervelli's major league career, he's hit .313/.289 in high-leverage situations. That's a .275 wOBA which is about 40% worse than league average.

                                Kotteras? Why? Why in the world would you want him?? He's a career .200 who throws out about 15% of would be base stealers. I'd much rather go with the guy already on the team. Cervelli's a .271 hitter who's throws out 20% of runners....at half the price. At least with Romine you could be building towards something that may have value, with Kotteras you already know what you get and he's just a warm body quite frankly.
                                Because Romine's probably not ready.
                                Because batting average does a terrible job of indicating offense.
                                Cervelli has a career .339 OBP. He's made 389 (B-R outs minus CS) outs in 562 PA's. That's 484 outs per 700 PA's
                                Kottaras has a career .320 OBP. He's made 485 outs in 694 PA's. That's 489 outs per 700 PA's

                                Cervelli has a .353 SLG and Kottaras has a .412 SLG.

                                Kottaras is the better hitter.

                                The best thing to do would be a platoon
                                Kottaras vs L: .336/.323 - 14% worse than league average
                                Cervelli vs R: .305/.336 - 28% worse than league average

                                Kottaras vs R: .315/.436 - league average
                                Cervelli vs L: .414/.393 - 25% better than league average

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