Yankees Offseason Chat
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Darragh McDonald
3:29
Okay, since this chat queue has been open since last night, there's already a giant pile of questions.
3:30
No time to dawdle. Apologies in advance for the many I will not get to.
Guest
3:30
As much as I love Judge, not sure how much we improve by signing him to a 300M deal.
Darragh McDonald
3:30
Might as well start with the elephant in the room.
How much does the team decline by not having Judge? Have you looked at it that way?
Pitch slapped
3:31
What is the rotation going to look like? Can we expect a big name or more fillers?
Darragh McDonald
3:31
I think the rotation is already in good shape.
Cole, Cortes, Severino, Montas is a solid front four, I think.
They will probably give Taillon the QO. If he accepts, that's a great five.
Even if he doesn't, you've got German and Schmidt.
Brian Cashman or am I?
3:32
Any team that might take Donaldson or IKF?
Darragh McDonald
3:32
I think IKF is move movable. They both played well defensively despite not hitting much. But IKF is way cheaper.
Gerritt Cole
3:33
Can you guarantee on time start times for all of my starts next season or will the tributes get long winded?
Darragh McDonald
3:34
If I was an opposing team, every Cole start would be Royal Sampler Day or something.
Tstats
3:35
as it stands… is there any chance cole opts out?
Darragh McDonald
3:36
Interesting long-term question. Let's get the facts out. He can opt out after 2024.
At that point, he will be 34 years old.
3:37
His contract will still have 4/144 on it.
3:38
I think it's possible if he's still pitching well. Scherzer just got 130 when he was 37.
3:39
deGrom might beat that going into his age-35 season, even with injury concerns.
Reys
3:41
There has been little to no talk about Masahiro Tanaka since he did not exercise his opt-out for the 2022 NPB season. Now that he is a free agent, how likely is it that he returns to the MLB in 2023?
Darragh McDonald
3:41
Haven't heard anything about him wanting to come back. I would guess he's staying in Japan. But we'll definitely put it on the site if we hear otherwise.
Brandon Nimmo
3:42
Am I a under the radar option for the Yankees, even if Judge Re-signs? I would make sense, right? Y/N, Why/Why not?
Darragh McDonald
3:42
I don't think so. Nimmo can play the corners but will probably be paid a lot by someone who wants him in center.
Y
3:42
Have you ever been to the new Yankee stadium
Darragh McDonald
3:43
No, but I went to the old one when I was a kid.
YankeesBleacherCreature
3:43
What happens to the Judge's Chamber at Yankee Stadium if Aaron Judge leaves? Does it convert into a grooming station for mustaches - Nasty Nestor's Chop Row?
Darragh McDonald
3:43
I'm into that.
3:44
This is something we've sadly neglected to cover on the site.
Kirk
3:44
I feel like Aaron Hicks would benefit from a change of scenery. I wish things had gone better for him and I wish him well, going forward. We should be able to move his contract for some mid-level talent, right?
Alec
3:44
Is there a team that will take Donaldson and his contract? The Giants or Marlins?
Darragh McDonald
3:44
There are dozens of questions in here on both Hicks and Donaldson, understandably.
3:45
Donaldson is really tough because he's owed 27 mil and is about to turn 37.
Someone might be interested but only if the Yanks pay down most of that or take on something else.
3:47
Hicks isn't much better. He's only 33, but owed over 30 mil. It's over a three-year stretch but that's still a lot of money.
Bye Bye Balboni
3:48
I believe at thisStanton has minimal trade value and doesn’t need to be moved for another big contract. Do you agree he can be moved this winter?
Darragh McDonald
3:48
Stanton has a no-trade clause, so, highly unlikely he goes anywhere.
Nearhan
3:49
why did you skip the dodgers team chat?
Darragh McDonald
3:49
All of the team chats are being conducted by whoever wrote the Offseason Outlook for that team.
Mark Polishuk wrote that one and he usually works the evening shift on weekends.
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