Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Chance Adams had his chances, but Christ-ian hath come

Yesterday, the Yankees dealt Chance Adams to Kansas City for Christian Perez -  a 21-year-old, 170 pound, advanced Single A shortstop who last year a) Didn't hit a HR, b) stole just 5 bases in 15 attempts, and c) batted .252. So... that's the market these days for 25-year-old, RH pitcher prospects in decline.

Coupla things:

1. At least we got something. A warm body, right? We had waived Adams to make room for Gerrit Cole, and the Yanks had almost no leverage. I mean, Cooperstown Cashman had a deadline hanging over his head, and everybody knew it. So, what was he gonna do, bundle Chance with Giancarlo Stanton? Nope. Warm body.

2. The Royals must have seen something in Adams. They won only 59 games last year, so they are low on the totem, and - still - they must have felt Adams would be gone before they could claim him on waivers. So, there was a teeeny tiny bit of bidding. Quatlooms. 

3. Adams never seemed to fully recover from what in the winter of 2018 was described as minor surgery. This reminds us that surgery is only minor when somebody else has it. (Keep that in mind, folks, when thinking of Masahiro Tanaka this winter.) It wouldn't surprise me if Adams blossoms with KC and becomes a serviceable 6th starter/bullpen lug nut. I fully expect to see him pitching against us someday.

4. Our new guy - Christian for Christmas! - was listed by Fangraphs as a potential "bench" prospect in the Royals' system. He the last guy mentioned in a system overview that named almost 60 minor leaguers. He had one sentence, which described him as an "instinctive" fielder, whatever that means. In his four-year career, he has four homers.

5. Hey, if the guy can field, he could start this year at Double A Trenton and, who knows?, maybe our new female strength coach can get him a couple home runs. He just turned 21 in late October. He could fill out and maybe... awww, fukkit. Odds are, this will be the last time you ever read his name in this blog. Our Christmas miracle, 2019. The kid who came with Gerrit Cole.


ranger_lp said...

Maybe Chance does better with an up to date pitching coach? #FYL

TheWinWarblist said...
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TheWinWarblist said...

I bring you this on this Christmas Eve's morning.


Fuck Brian. Fuck Hal. Fuck you, you fat tubby gelatinous ex-strength and conditioning coach.

Alphonso said...

Is being an " instinctive fielder" ( four homers ) the same as being an " instinctive lover?" ( still, only four homers?)

Local Bargain Jerk said...

Being an "instinctive lover" means emptying the dishwasher without being asked...at least that's what the women in my life have said.

Merry Christmas to all.

Carl J. Weitz said...

Win Warb....here is an even brighter Xmas song for you. It's quite uplifting! Everyone enjoy!!!


TheWinWarblist said...

Thank you Carl! Ho-ho-ho!

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