Open Thread

Good evening. Not a lot has happened in Yankee Land today, but another pitcher is off the Free Agent market. Roy Oswalt agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.

This thread is for you to talk about anything that comes to your mind.

Have a good night.

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Posted on January 28, 2012, in No Category, Open Thread and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Very interesting piece on bleacherreport yesterday. Here is the link if anyone is interested.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1043081-new-york-yankees-5-reasons-cole-hamels-will-be-in-pinstripes-in-2013

    • UYF busy day just catching up on everything now. interesting take. Still alot needs to happen. I think if Mo comes back that will hurt the chances of getting Hamels.

      It could happen though.

      One thing I know for sure is when/if Hamels becomes a Yankee that you will be first in line for his jersey at Model’s. ;-)

    • The author’s math got a little confusing to me. I know when UYF broke it down we decided they had a certain amount to fill basically 7-8 positions.

      It will basically come down to what do you think the yanks should invest there money on because they really can’t afford a $20-24M SP and a $18-20M OF unless you short-change a lot of positions in the everyday lineup.

      We can hope Mason Williams, Gary Sanchez, etc can contribute in 2014 but I think it’s very unlikely they are both ready to be significant contributors as starters at premium positions (C & CF) in 2014 when they haven’t played above Rookie Ball and Low A, respectively.

      UYF – Do you recall what we came up with in terms of available money for open positions?

      • Fishjam – Yes it was $39 to $40MM +/- for 5 positions.

        CF
        RF
        Set Up Man
        DH
        Starting Pitcher

        Here were my suggestions when we discussed it:
        Possibilities for:
        Center Field $18MM
        Jacoby Ellsbury
        Curtis Granderson
        Josh Hamilton

        For SP $5.5MM:
        Chin Ming Wang

        Set-Up $5MM
        Joba Chamberlain

        DH:
        Use Money for CF

        RF $10MM +/-
        ??????

        • This was basically the scenario I drew up:

          ……………………………….W/Jeter in Line Up
          POS…………… NAME ……………………………….2014
          C……………..Austin Romine………………………$500,000
          1B………….…Mark Teixeira…………………….$22,500,000
          2B……………Robinson Cano…………………..$20,000,000
          SS/DH…….…Derek Jeter………………….…….$8,000,000
          3B/DH…….…Alex Rodriguez…………………..$27,500,000
          LF……………Brett Gardner…………..………….$7,000,000
          CF……………Center Field Player TBD…$16,000,000 / $18MM if we use DH Money
          RF……………Right Field Player TBD……..…..$10,000,000
          DH/Util Inf.….DH / Util. SS – Player TBD………$2,000,000 / -0- if reallocated to CF
          SP1………….CC Sabathia……………..………$23,000,000
          SP2………….Michael Pineda……………….…..$3,000,000
          SP3………….Ivan Nova…………………………..$3,000,000
          SP4…..….….Manny Banuelos………..…..………$500,000
          SP5….………Comp. To Hughes or Garcia………..$5,500,000
          CL…….………David Robertson…….……………$7,000,000
          SU…….………Set up man (Joba)…….…………$5,000,000
          RP…………….Cory Wade…………………………..$600,000
          RP……….……Adam Warren…………..…….…….$500,000
          RP……………Dellin Betances………….………….$600,000
          RP……………Relief Pitcher…..………………….$1,000,000
          RP…………….Relief Pitcher…….…..…..……….$1,000,000
          C……………..Francisco Cervelli…………………$1,500,000
          Util.-SS…..…..Eduardo Nunez………………..….$1,800,000
          Util.-OF…..….Chris Dickerson…………..……….$1,500,000
          Util.-OF Prospect/Rookie (ie:Justin Maxwell)………$500,000
          15……………Balance of 40 Man Players…….….$2,000,000
          ………………Player benefits………………………$10,000,000
          ………………Incentives, etc……………………….$6,000,000
          TOTAL Payroll………………………………………… $188,500,000

      • Just a quick little follow up to the post I just did. Those numbers assume Jeter is in the line up without him there is a little more money because the assumption I guess would be Nunez would pick up that without picking up what would have been Jeter’s salary.

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