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Postby 1955Yanksfan » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:09 pm

Smart to give Andujar reps at 1b and LF imo. I would like to see his bat in the lineup everyday.
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Postby davis2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:13 pm

If he proves to be even adequate at first, his bat will make it a huge plus. It would make Voit expendable...
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Postby 1955Yanksfan » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:58 pm

Greg Bird signed with the Rangers today.
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Postby FW57cLIPPER51 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:13 pm

1955Yanksfan wrote:Greg Bird signed with the Rangers today.


Also, they gave him an invite to their 2020 MLB Spring Training Camp.


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Postby FW57cLIPPER51 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:20 pm

Ex-Yankees, Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez in critical condition, fighting for his life
Updated Feb 02, 2020; Posted Feb 02, 2020
By Mike Rosenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Former MLB shortstop Tony Fernandez is fighting for his life, according to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

2008 Hall of Famer Tony Fernandez is in critical condition. Prayers for the Fernandez family. @BlueJays pic.twitter.com/VX4pZAwDfR

— CDN Baseball HOF (@CDNBaseballHOF) February 1, 2020
Former teammate Jesse Barfield shared some details of Fernandez’s battle.

Juan Guzman just texted me with this update on Tony. That’s good so continue to pray him thru this! Thank you to ALL of you who are praying for him! pic.twitter.com/4yIVvhzuwK

— Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfield29) February 1, 2020
Yahoo Sports reports Fernandez’s health had been deteriorating for the last three years.

Fernandez revealed in 2017 that he is living with Polycystic Kidney Disease. He recently suffered complications and was placed in very critical condition, according to reporter Hector Gomez of z101 digital.

Fernandez spent most of his time in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays, but also suited up for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers. Toronto sent Fernandez, along with Fred McGriff, to San Diego in the 1990 trade which brought Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter to the Blue Jays. In 1992, the Padres traded Fernandez to the Mets, who then traded hum back to Toronto in 1993. Fernandez signed with the Yankees as a free agent in December of 1994. He played 108 games for the Yankees in 1995, batting .245 with five home runs and 45 RBI. That was the same year Hall of Famer Derek Jeter made his MLB debut, playing in 15 games for New York. Jeter took over at shortstop full-time in 1996 and helped the Yankees win their first World Series title in two decades. It would begin a run of four championships in five seasons. Fernandez played 12 of his 17 seasons with the Blue Jays, where he won four Gold Glove awards. He also won a World Series with Toronto in 1993. Fernandez was a five-time All-Star who last played in 2001. He retired with a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,276 career base hits.
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Re: Yankees Off Season Thread

Postby davis2 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:10 pm

Sources: Red Sox trade former MVP Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers
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The Boston Red Sox agreed to trade former American League MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday in a three-team blockbuster, sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports.

Left-handed starting pitcher David Price, a former Cy Young winner, will also join the Dodgers in the deal, which is pending medical reviews. In return for Betts and Price — heroes of the 2018 World Series champion team — the Red Sox will receive young outfielder Alex Verdugo from the Dodgers and pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol from the Minnesota Twins. Veteran right-hander Kenta Maeda will move from the Dodgers to the Twins.

The Red Sox are expected to pay a little more than half of Price’s remaining $96 million over three years.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported the agreement.

In an another twist, the Dodgers reportedly have a deal in place to send outfielder Joc Pederson to the Los Angeles Angels if the Betts trade is finalized, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Infielder Luis Rengifo would go back to the Dodgers.
Boston sheds salary — and an MVP

The blockbuster trade comes after months of speculation. Boston entered the offseason seemingly intent on shedding payroll to get under the Competitive Balance Tax threshold. Once J.D. Martinez opted to stick with the remaining three years and $62.5 million of his contract, rumors that Betts — who will be a free agent following the 2020 season — would be traded immediately picked up steam.

Those rumors heated up and cooled off several times over the last three months. Tuesday night, it all became reality.

Betts, 27, has been the clear second-best player in the sport over the past five years. His 39.7 WAR trails only Mike Trout in that time and stands almost 9 WAR clear of the next position player. The 2018 AL MVP avoided the arbitration process by agreeing to a $27 million salary for 2020 that was record-setting for players under team control, but 16 players are still set to make more than Betts this season.

Price, a 5-time All-Star who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2012 with the Tampa Bay Rays, signed a seven-year, $217 million deal with Boston prior to the 2016 season. He compiled a 3.84 ERA over four sometimes rocky seasons with the Red Sox, but conquered postseason demons by winning two games and posting a 1.98 ERA in the 2018 World Series against his new team.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 29: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox runs to first base during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on September 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Mookei Betts is headed to Los Angeles. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Dodgers add Betts after quiet offseason

The Dodgers were one of two teams consistently connected to Boston in trade talks. The other was the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles always felt like the favorite though because the players it could reasonably offer seemed to match Boston’s needs. It was also difficult to believe the Dodgers would miss out on yet another impact player — especially when directly battling a division rival. Top Dodgers executive Andrew Friedman also, notably, worked alongside new Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom during their tenures with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite connections to nearly every top free agent and reported discussions with the Cleveland Indians regarding All-World shortstop Francisco Lindor, the Dodgers’ top addition prior to Betts was reliever Blake Treinen. Getting Betts changes the tone of an otherwise stagnant offseason.

It also enhances what was already one of the MLB's best lineups. Betts, 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner and Max Muncy will be a daunting challenge for opposing pitchers.

Price will slot into a rotation that was already crowded, replacing Maeda and perhaps pushing younger arms such as Julio Urias, Ross Stripling and Dustin May into part- or full-time bullpen duty.

The question now is whether the trade will pay off for Los Angeles in the long run. With Betts headed for free agency after the 2020 season, it's possible his Dodgers tenure will be a one-and-done. Most will agree it's worth it if Los Angeles finally gets over the World Series hump. If not, it could be the centerpiece in a long stretch of disappointments.
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Re: Yankees Off Season Thread

Postby davis2 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 pm

I can't believe the Dodgers bailed those bastards out again... Makes me sick!

Nobody will laugh louder than I do when JD Martinez opts out, next chance he gets... That will be hilarious, but he must be pubic enemy #1 in Bahston, for staying so they had to trade Mookie...
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Postby davis2 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:15 pm

FW57cLIPPER51 wrote:Ex-Yankees, Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez in critical condition, fighting for his life
Updated Feb 02, 2020; Posted Feb 02, 2020
By Mike Rosenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Former MLB shortstop Tony Fernandez is fighting for his life, according to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

2008 Hall of Famer Tony Fernandez is in critical condition. Prayers for the Fernandez family. @BlueJays pic.twitter.com/VX4pZAwDfR

— CDN Baseball HOF (@CDNBaseballHOF) February 1, 2020
Former teammate Jesse Barfield shared some details of Fernandez’s battle.

Juan Guzman just texted me with this update on Tony. That’s good so continue to pray him thru this! Thank you to ALL of you who are praying for him! pic.twitter.com/4yIVvhzuwK

— Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfield29) February 1, 2020
Yahoo Sports reports Fernandez’s health had been deteriorating for the last three years.

Fernandez revealed in 2017 that he is living with Polycystic Kidney Disease. He recently suffered complications and was placed in very critical condition, according to reporter Hector Gomez of z101 digital.

Fernandez spent most of his time in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays, but also suited up for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers. Toronto sent Fernandez, along with Fred McGriff, to San Diego in the 1990 trade which brought Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter to the Blue Jays. In 1992, the Padres traded Fernandez to the Mets, who then traded hum back to Toronto in 1993. Fernandez signed with the Yankees as a free agent in December of 1994. He played 108 games for the Yankees in 1995, batting .245 with five home runs and 45 RBI. That was the same year Hall of Famer Derek Jeter made his MLB debut, playing in 15 games for New York. Jeter took over at shortstop full-time in 1996 and helped the Yankees win their first World Series title in two decades. It would begin a run of four championships in five seasons. Fernandez played 12 of his 17 seasons with the Blue Jays, where he won four Gold Glove awards. He also won a World Series with Toronto in 1993. Fernandez was a five-time All-Star who last played in 2001. He retired with a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,276 career base hits.


That sucks about Tony. I hope he makes a recovery.
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Postby davis2 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:16 pm

1955Yanksfan wrote:Greg Bird signed with the Rangers today.
The warm weather should help recovery time...
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Postby davis2 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:20 pm

Where the fuck is everybody??????
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