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    Jackie Bradley has an OPS+ of 76. That's pathetic and he is a pathetic offensive player. He is probably playing stellar defense but he is a fourth outfielder with the bat. The idea of going into next season with J.Bradley as a starting OF would be pretty dumb unless we are talking about CF than OK, but how many years of stellar defense does Bradley have left in him as centerfielder? Maybe none. Trading for J.Bradley and making him the starting RF (platooning him with a loser in Arroyo) and perhaps getting nothing for Hunter Renfroe (Binelas might not amount to much) is one of the reasons why Red Sox fans are worried about Bloom's ability to make sound baseball decisions.

    The mighty Red Sox, with their big payroll, have a RF platoon combination of J.Bradley and Arroyo. The Red Sox couldn't do better than that? Bloom couldn't do better than that? The situation in RF was doomed from the start and it amazes that Bloom couldn't get that figured out. In the meantime, Renfroe is having a pretty solid season for the Brew Crew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    Jackie Bradley has an OPS+ of 76. That's pathetic and he is a pathetic offensive player. He is probably playing stellar defense but he is a fourth outfielder with the bat. The idea of going into next season with J.Bradley as a starting OF would be pretty dumb unless we are talking about CF than OK, but how many years of stellar defense does Bradley have left in him as centerfielder? Maybe none. Trading for J.Bradley and making him the starting RF (platooning him with a loser in Arroyo) and perhaps getting nothing for Hunter Renfroe (Binelas might not amount to much) is one of the reasons why Red Sox fans are worried about Bloom's ability to make sound baseball decisions.
    This post is mostly nonsense.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

  3. #33
    I do find it hard to imagine us not signing Betts, then going LNL on Judge.
    True. In signing Judge, the Red Sox would be admitting that the Betts decision was a mistake. But maybe the organization should own up to the mistake and attempt to rectify it by signing one of the best players in baseball who also happens to play for the Red Sox's biggest rivals. Sign Judge and the Red Sox weaken the Yankees--an extra benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    True. In signing Judge, the Red Sox would be admitting that the Betts decision was a mistake. But maybe the organization should own up to the mistake and attempt to rectify it by signing one of the best players in baseball who also happens to play for the Red Sox's biggest rivals. Sign Judge and the Red Sox weaken the Yankees--an extra benefit.
    We broke our own imposed rule on signing older than 30 SP'ers when we got Price. We may see the value in stealing Judge from the Yanks.

    I doubt it happens. I think we have set 5-6 years as the upper limit on length. Maybe they go 7-8 on Devers, because of his age, but I wonder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    This post is mostly nonsense.
    Even if you count the JBJ trade as a total bust, the totality of Bloom's moves have been a clear plus, and while he built up the 40 man roster, he also improved the farm and got us 2 wins from the WS.

    Of course, he's made mistakes, but the ones people mention the most have not been completed, yet.

    JBJ & Binelas/Hamilton might out perform the one year renfroe had left.

    Cordero & Winckowski might our perform Beni, who is now on his last year.

    Verdugo has already at least equaled the 60 games Betts played in 2020.

    If I wanted to bash Bloom, I'd stick to Richards, Perez I, Perez II and Diekman/Andriese/Sawamura...
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    I doubt it happens.
    I don't think it is going to happen either. But I do think some team will make Judge a massive offer (maybe the Giants as has been speculated) and then the Yankees will need to figure out if they should match the offer or let Judge leave town. It'll be interesting to see how the Yankees proceed.

    Judge is not only great in terms of performance, but he is a GM and owner's wet dream. He is a leader, the face of a franchise, no one is concerned about Judge putting in less work after he gets paid. The intangibles matter too and the intangibles work in Judge's favor.

    The point that Judge is from California is a good one. I never realized that. The fact that he is from the west coast will probably make his decision to leave the Yankees a much easier one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    I don't think it is going to happen either. But I do think some team will make Judge a massive offer (maybe the Giants as has been speculated) and then the Yankees will need to figure out if they should match the offer or let Judge leave town. It'll be interesting to see how the Yankees proceed.

    Judge is not only great in terms of performance, but he is a GM and owner's wet dream. He is a leader, the face of a franchise, no one is concerned about Judge putting in less work after he gets paid. The intangibles matter too and the intangibles work in Judge's favor.

    The point that Judge is from California is a good one. I never realized that. The fact that he is from the west coast will probably make his decision to leave the Yankees a much easier one.
    Going to the NL would be nice. You know the Yanks will spend to replace him, most likely by upgrading 2-3 positions with the money "saved."
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    Yanks won’t let him go is my opinion. They did let Cano go, but he was never the legend Judge is. Also, Judge does have a good grasp on history, and being a legendary Yankee comes with its perks after he retires. My bet is he checks out the market and the Yanks bring him back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    Yanks won’t let him go is my opinion. They did let Cano go, but he was never the legend Judge is. Also, Judge does have a good grasp on history, and being a legendary Yankee comes with its perks after he retires. My bet is he checks out the market and the Yanks bring him back.
    I'd say the odds are close to 60% he stays a Yankee.
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    It'll be Steinbrenner's decision (not Cashman's). They probably bring him back but they will have to pay him top price or very comparable to the top offer. The one thing we have learned is that these players rarely take a discount. I also recently learned that Judge grew up not far from the Bay area and was a huge San Francisco Giants fan as a kid.

    The Yankees have a history of keeping their guys. In that respect, they are very different from the Red Sox who lost: Lynn, Fisk, Boggs, Clemons, Vaughn, Betts, and probably Bogaerts. The Yankees usually keep their homegrown stars like B.Williams, Jeter, Rivera, Mattingly. Maybe I'm forgetting some contrary examples--this is just off the top of my head.

    As far as Cano goes, I wouldn't be surprised if Cashman knew that Cano was a steroids guy and that mitigated the Yankees interest in matching a top offer. In contrast, Judge doesn't have any skeletons in his closet and so the Yankees will probably resign him.

    Cano is such a disgraced player, a guy who may have been on a HOF track due to his production at 2b But now he will get so few votes in his first year of eligibility that he will be off the ballot after his first year.
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  11. #41
    Cano is not in the Hall of Fame conversation. Not even a little bit.
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    If he wasn't a steroids guy and his stats were legitimate, he would be in the HOF conversation. After all, he is approaching 3,000 hits. If he didn't lose time due to PED suspension, that is if his stats were legitimate, he would be very close to 3,000 hits.

    But as things currently stand, Cano has 0% chance to the make the HOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    It'll be Steinbrenner's decision (not Cashman's). They probably bring him back but they will have to pay him top price or very comparable to the top offer. The one thing we have learned is that these players rarely take a discount. I also recently learned that Judge grew up not far from the Bay area and was a huge San Francisco Giants fan as a kid.

    The Yankees have a history of keeping their guys. In that respect, they are very different from the Red Sox who lost: Lynn, Fisk, Boggs, Clemons, Vaughn, Betts, and probably Bogaerts. The Yankees usually keep their homegrown stars like B.Williams, Jeter, Rivera, Mattingly. Maybe I'm forgetting some contrary examples--this is just off the top of my head.

    As far as Cano goes, I wouldn't be surprised if Cashman knew that Cano was a steroids guy and that mitigated the Yankees interest in matching a top offer. In contrast, Judge doesn't have any skeletons in his closet and so the Yankees will probably resign him.

    Cano is such a disgraced player, a guy who may have been on a HOF track due to his production at 2b But now he will get so few votes in his first year of eligibility that he will be off the ballot after his first year.
    They lost Pettitte.

    If they “knew” about Cano, are you saying they condoned cheating?

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    Yankees with at least 24 HR in the team's first 59 games: Aaron Judge (2022), Mickey Mantle (1956), Babe Ruth (1921, '28, '30)

    There is no way Judge comes in under 300 m.

    They lost Pettitte
    I'm trying to remember the circumstances behind Pettitte leaving, it may have been due to his desire to pitch in his home state. But then he returned to the Yankees a few years later. That 2009 championship is so tainted with PED guys Cano, A-Rod, and Pettitte playing a major role and god knows who else on that team was juicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    Yankees with at least 24 HR in the team's first 59 games: Aaron Judge (2022), Mickey Mantle (1956), Babe Ruth (1921, '28, '30)

    There is no way Judge comes in under 300 m.


    I'm trying to remember the circumstances behind Pettitte leaving, it may have been due to his desire to pitch in his home state. But then he returned to the Yankees a few years later. That 2009 championship is so tainted with PED guys Cano, A-Rod, and Pettitte playing a major role and god knows who else on that team was juicing.
    Kinda like the sox title teams led by papi, manny & company.......

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