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    Chapman signs with Yanks 5/86

    Title says it all. Holy shit, I'd hesitate to sign any reliever to a 5 year deal and 17M+ for one is asinine. You could get a solid #2 starter for that kinda money...

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    Yankees get Chapman

    This is a solid get. He's young and throws smoke. He and Betances will be a devastating combo at the back end.
    The rebuild is complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    This is a solid get. He's young and throws smoke. He and Betances will be a devastating combo at the back end.
    Do you see him being effective for 5 years?

    Dominant or not, that is a big commitment to a reliever.
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    It's a big commitment for sure. But he and Dellin will form a shutdown pen for a few years and potentially take us from being a .500 team to something more. We aren't in the sox league, but this move could be enough to keep us relevant into the late summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    It's a big commitment for sure. But he and Dellin will form a shutdown pen for a few years and potentially take us from being a .500 team to something more. We aren't in the sox league, but this move could be enough to keep us relevant into the late summer.
    If all else fails, trade him back to Theo at the trade deadline in year 2 or 3.
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    Well, you can't beat this contract. Not even Chapman could. He could still take a shot at it, though.


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    So they basically did what the Red Sox should have with Miller: trade him for a nice haul, then sign him right back in the offseason.
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    The next couple closer signing are going to make Kimbrels 13m look like a fucking bargain.
    Sup MEF

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    Will the Yankees be making a move for a starter?

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    I don't think so. Chapman and Betances should lock down close games late. This should outperform our pythag as we won't have the usual 15-20% loss rate when leading after 6.

    Our offense should be strong. Sanchez for a full year. Bird replacing Tex. Holliday is a better hitter than McCann. We won't lead the league, but we should easily be top 5 in the AL. Tanaka is an ace. CC needs to hope Father Time grants him one final wish. I hope Pineda puts it together like he did at the end last yr. we have a ton of young arms who need their chance. We have a shot to be a potential WC team. More likely, as is, we'll be competitive into Sept and probably fall short. Chapman at least makes up for some of our other deficiencies

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    The rest of our pen looks pretty good too. Clippard and Warren fill out the bridge. You'll probably see a lefty in there be it the Red Sox transplant or someone like Mantiply that we plucked off waivers. The past couple spots all be filled by guys who throw absolute smoke a la Johnny Barbara, Ben Heller etc.

    The other candidates for the rotation are guy who did well there last yr. Luis Cessa likely has a spot. If Chad Green is healthy, he should have one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flap View Post
    So they basically did what the Red Sox should have with Miller: trade him for a nice haul, then sign him right back in the offseason.
    That my thought at the time, even before we knew RP'er costs were going to go through the roof.

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    hahaha. another contract that will be an albatross in less than 2 seasons.
    and this season the NYY are a .500 team at best. alot of $$$ for a closer for a .500 team.
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    The market for receivers is insane!!!

    What if Kelly and Barnes look really good in the pen with Thornburg and Kimbrel? and then on top of it all Carson Smith comes roaring back?

    You could probably trade one of those guys at the break to make room for Smith and help restock the system and be just as good. You might be able to save some money that way too.

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    And by receivers I mean relievers.....keep in mind we are in football season.
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