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In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

19 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

Nathan Eovaldi - from Baseball Reference


He's an SP that's estimated to cost 3 million in arbitration.  This has GOT to be a cost-cutting move, or maybe a move to get a young pitcher.  Jones has 1/5 left on his deal and could easily be DFA'd, and Eovaldi is arb-eligible for the first time this offseason.  The two together will make less than Prado will make this year, and Prado still has one more year at 11 million left, so the deal saves $14 million plus whatever Phelps would have cost.  The upside is that Eovaldi is young and somewhat durable: he pitched 200 innings last year as a 24 year old and stuck out 148 (though it was to the tune of a 4.37 ERA/1.33 WHIP/3.37 FIP).


EDIT: Also reported that the Yanks will get a Class A starter Domingo German from the Marlins.

In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

19 December 2014 - 01:25 PM

This is a bit of a shocker for me: Prado and Phelps to Marlins for Eovaldi and Garrett Jones.


I guess Refsnyder is going to get his looks after all...

In Topic: NFL Wek 15!!!

17 December 2014 - 11:18 PM

I still think Cutler is immovable next year, but if Trestman is out after this year, he doesn't care what this does to ol' Jay/

In Topic: NFL Wek 15!!!

17 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

Even the NFL's own staff reporters are reporting that the split between Harbaugh and the 9ers is inevitable. Harbaugh wont be coaching in SF next year. The only questions are where does he want to coach and whether the 9ers will pay him to sit at home for a year. 6/48 is very appealing money, and i think Jim H will take it if be cant find a coach/GM/"Lord of all things oblong" gig in the NFL. Which he will, since Stephen Ross will do everything but sell the team to hire Harbaugh

In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

17 December 2014 - 06:45 PM

Yankees open the wallets for Chase Headley to the tune of 4/52 with a 1MM trade kicker.


Assuming he can play good defense for at least 3 of those years and average around .260/20/60, I'm OK with this.  Our infield for next year is set, and a bit younger, and A-Rod doesn't have to "play defense" for us. It also enables us to get some groundball pitchers and have them be successful.


The main complaint I've heard on this one is it blocks Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela from competing for second because of Prado, and my problems with that are as follows:


1) Prado can play the corner outfield if needed, so when if one of our outfielders gets hurt, Prado can shift there and they can come up for 2B.

2) If Martin Prado (good player but certainly not elite) is blocking you from playing time in a fair competition, then the chances are your game needs work.