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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weighing Yankees’ 1st-base trades, which are crucial for Matt Holliday

In theory, they could acquire someone such as Atlanta’s Matt Adams, Texas’ Mike Napoli or Toronto’s Kendrys Morales with the idea that they are the first basemen the rest of this year and then become the DH next year, providing also a better security blanket for Bird, who so far has shown a penchant for both injuries and slow healing. But that would mean not bringing back Matt Holliday, who has proven an asset as both a hitter and a clubhouse sage, particularly for Aaron Judge.

Anyway, some thoughts on which way the Yankees could go:

1. Alonso: Oakland VP of baseball operations Billy Beane is one of Cashman’s best friends, yet they have made one minor trade (involving Jeff Francis) in the past 14 years. Alonso has had a breakout season, and the Yankees could obtain him and use this as a cameo to decide whether they want to sign him long-term — though keep in mind the Yanks have so many prospects coming and, thus, might want to keep the DH spot as a revolving door.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mike Napoli, other MLB sluggers struggle in free agency | SI.com

Ben Reiter has some idea.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 28, 2017 at 07:10 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Report: Mike Napoli agrees to 1-year deal with Rangers

Free agent first baseman/designated hitter Mike Napoli has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com.

The deal is pending a physical, MLB.com reported.

Napoli, 35, played in 150 games with the American League champion Cleveland Indians last season, setting career highs in homers (34), RBIs (101) and strikeouts (194).

This will be Napoli’s third stint with Texas.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2017 at 03:26 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Friday, February 03, 2017

Texas Rangers: Why a Valentine’s Day marriage makes sense for the Rangers flirtation with Mike Napoli | SportsDay

He makes a lot of sense.

Mind you, this is just theory. For now.

But here’s why I’m circling Feb. 14 as the day Napoli, the perpetual Bachelor, accepts millions of roses from the Rangers and comes back to play some first base, some DH and be part of the glue that holds the team together:

For insurance purposes, the Rangers must carry Prince Fielder on their 40-man roster during the offseason. In addition, Jake Diekman is out for at least the first half of the season while recovering from colon surgery. In effect, the Rangers have had 38 usable spots on the 40-man roster during the important roster construction phase of the winter. Pitchers, a position where the Rangers are trying to build up depth, take up 23 of the spots.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 03, 2017 at 12:57 PM | 6 comment(s)
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