Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Brian Mccann Newsbeat

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Astros acquire Brian McCann from Yankees | MLB.com

Brian McCann seemed like a perfect fit for the Astros, a left-handed-hitting catcher who could still provide some offensive punch while giving them some veteran leadership. The Astros pulled off a deal on Thursday to acquire McCann, sending Minor League pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 17, 2016 at 07:09 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, brian mccann, trade, yankees

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Why Yankees shouldn’t be so quick to trade Brian McCann | New York Post

Posturing.

“They [McCann and Sanchez] are our best two catchers by far, and our best team has both on the field. I would venture to guess that Sanchez-McCann would be the top catcher tandem in the game. McCann has struggled in the second half, but he was a borderline All-Star this year. So as far as I am concerned, he has a lot of value to us, let alone anyone else.”

Maybe that is posturing, but I don’t think so. Cashman said the playing time is skewed now because Sanchez is hot. The 23-year-old has the AL’s second-best OPS in August (minimum 50 plate appearances) and just was named the AL Player of the Week. But this is about 2017. The Yankees are going to try to contend, and their best chance to do so would be with McCann and Sanchez because:

Jim Furtado Posted: August 23, 2016 at 11:40 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: brian mccann, yankees

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Renegade (((JE)))
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 16 Jan. 2017: The ‘honor’ Trumps politics in scheduling Cubs’ White House visit
(42 - 12:15pm, Jan 16)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-16-2017
(9 - 12:10pm, Jan 16)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(771 - 12:09pm, Jan 16)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogThe Ballot 7: Larry Walker
(161 - 12:03pm, Jan 16)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogOT - NFL stretch drive/playoffs (December 2016 - February 2017)
(590 - 11:55am, Jan 16)
Last: Rickey! No. You move.

Newsblog10 baseball trades that look more lopsided now | MLB.com
(4 - 11:51am, Jan 16)
Last: Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb

NewsblogWe assigned cooler names to old players to get them into the Hall of Fame
(91 - 11:28am, Jan 16)
Last: DanG

NewsblogJose Bautista close to signing with Blue Jays | MLB.com
(2 - 11:26am, Jan 16)
Last: Russ

NewsblogOTP 9 Jan. 2017: What’s next for sports, politics, and TV in 2017?
(1949 - 11:07am, Jan 16)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1017 - 11:04am, Jan 16)
Last: Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted

NewsblogSunday Notes: Baseball Scotland, Projections, Posada, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(21 - 10:58am, Jan 16)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogFive Candidates Who Have Fallen a Single Vote Shy of Election to the Baseball Hall of Fame
(1 - 10:27am, Jan 16)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(74 - 10:15am, Jan 16)
Last: SPICEY WITH A SIDE OF BEER ON A BABYYYYYYY

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1788 - 8:38am, Jan 16)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogMaterials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ... - The New York Times
(4 - 6:27pm, Jan 15)
Last: Morty Causa

Page rendered in 1.3403 seconds
50 querie(s) executed