It’s the holiday season, so of course gifts are on our mind. While we may celebrate different holidays and give/receive gifts in our own special ways, when it comes to the Yankees, we get a little greedy, don’t we? We want what we want for the team and we want it now. I wrote a [...]
Slowly but surely much of the Yankee fan base and blogosphere is realizing that the Yankees will probably not make a splashy move this offseason, something I’d believed was likely for some time now. The reasons for this are both clear and sound. The Yankees really only need starting pitching. C.J. Wilson and Yu Darvish [...]
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There’s no doubt that Yankee fans have had their fill of Allan James Burnett over the past two years. Since signing with the Yanks for the 2009 season he’s been maddening, going from brilliance on one night to unwatchable the next. There’s been one excuse offered up after another, from Posada’s catching to Dave Eiland’s [...]
Christmas has come early (or Hannukah has come on time, depending on your religious persuasions) for Yankee prospect followers, as Trenton Thunder beat writer Josh Norris has some great reports from scouts on his blog. You should visit Josh’s site to get the full impressions, but he has info on a number of the Yankees’ [...]
I’m on the record saying that Yoenis Cespedes is a poor way to spend a big pile of money, if his market price is as high as advertised. I still believe this, although the new CBA makes me a little more apt to endorse going big on super-risky guys like Cespedes. But since the word [...]
The Washington Nationals had been rumored to have a strong desire to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the A’s, and though Oakland had been asking for quite a high price in exchange for their young lefty, the Nationals decided to pay the price. Washington will send four of their top ten prospects to Oakland in exchange for Gonzalez, who will join Jordan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg in the Nationals’ rotation, and eliminate another name the Yankees have supposedly been interested in acquiring.
I’m not really a big believer in Gonzalez because of his walk rates, and probably wouldn’t have even entertained the idea of trading Jesus Montero or Manny Banuelos for him, but it’s a timely reminder that pitching is getting really expensive these days (or that prospects aren’t as valuable as some people think, if you want to look at it that way). Mat Latos fetched four pieces from the Reds, Gio Gonzalez returned four top prospects from Washington, and when Chicago couldn’t get the kind of package they wanted in exchange for John Danks, they decided they’d rather keep him around and give him $65 million than trade him for a lesser package.
One year of Roy Oswalt sounds better and better with each passing day.
I discussed this topic over the weekend when the blockbuster Mat Latos trade occurred, and I think it still holds true following the news of the recent John Danks extension with Chicago. To paraphrase worldly philosopher Jimmy McMillan: The price of pitching is too damn high. Danks was considered a likely trade target for the Yankees [...]