Saturday, July 9, 2016

Place your bets, you're sure to win

ESPN has an article about the five teams who might trade for Miller and who those teams might be willing to give up for him. It's an "Insider" column, a scam I will never, ever pay for, so it's cut off before you can see who the writer, Jim Bowden, thinks those players could be. But this part is free to the masses, me included:

"Miller clearly has the most trade value of any present Yankee who can be dangled for a deal at this year’s trade deadline. 
"The Yankees would prefer to deal Aroldis Chapman because he’s a free agent at season’s end, but they’ve quickly realized rentals don’t get the same return as they used to, and the return haul for Miller will be much greater because of club control through 2018. So they’ve been listening, framing value and keeping an open mind. In my opinion, it’s only a matter of time before a contending team is willing to overpay and make the Yankees an offer that they can’t refuse."
The Yankees getting overpaid for a player in a trade? Surely you jest, Mr. Bowden. They don't know how to do that. It's not in their genetic makeup. If they trade Miller--leaving them with the garage shooter, who will be gone after this season, and Betances, who will suddenly be the only effective bullpen resident left--you can bet it will be for a garbage can full of never-will-be prospects and promising players who never reach their promise while with the Yankees.

Pass the Xanax.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU SEEING THE BAIT THE CUBS HAVE LAID OUT IN FRONT OF CASHMAN?.....THE CUBS KEEP SAYING, "NO WAY WE'RE TRADING SCHWARBER FOR MILLER, NO WAY." ...THEY KEEP SAYING IT,.. AGAIN AND AGAIN.....THEY GOT CASHMAN THINKING, "I GOT TO GET SCWARBER!"..... MY OPINION IS THE CUBS WILL GIVE UP SCWARBER FOR MILLER.... WHY?....BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT IS A BAD DEAL FOR US, AND A GREAT DEAL FOR THEM, THAT'S WHY.....SCHWARBER HAS NO POSITION TO PLAY, (SUPPOSEDLY HE'S AWFUL IN THE FIELD, HE IS A DH).....HE IS A SLOW RUNNER, (AREN'T WE TIRED OF THE "STATION TO STATION" GAME WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS)?..... PLUS, HE IS COMING OFF A SERIOUS ACL SURGERY!!!..... I BELIEVE THE MOUSE, (CASHMAN), SMELLS THE CHEESE, AND IS HEADED FOR THE TRAP!

Alphonso said...

I totally agree that the Yankees are not capable of pulling off a deal that is heavily weighted to their advantage. They can give up talent, but not get it back in equal measure...and in this instance ( e.g. trading Miller ) they must get back lopsided value.

Cashman doesn't have the ability.

We might as well stay with what we have and fight for .500 every season. Cashman will make it worse, with any transaction.

There is no hope until the ownership/management is re-born. And it won't happen in our lifetimes.

Alphonso said...

Cashman's trades and drafting of new prospects always leaves us with slow players who do not have a position.

Just what we need.

Anonymous said...

THAT'S WHAT KILLS ME ALPHONSO.....YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, AGAIN...."THEY CAN GIVE UP TALENT, BUT NOT GET IT BACK IN EQUAL MEASURE....AND IN THIS INSTANCE, TRADING MILLER, THEY MUST GET BACK LOPSIDED VALUE.. CASHMAN DOESN'T HAVE THE ABILITY"............. WOW, YOU PUT THAT PULITZER PRIZE PERFECTLY...