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Yankees have deal in place for J.A. Happ | MLB.com

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that Toronto is expected to receive infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney, the Yankees’ No. 20 prospect.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 26, 2018 at 03:24 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Spahn Insane Posted: July 26, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5716500)
Billy McKinney may never do anything in the majors, but he's been involved in a number of interesting trades. (This is probably the least interesting.)
   2. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 26, 2018 at 04:46 PM (#5716518)
Billy McKinney may never do anything in the majors


Well, at least this trade means he'll likely get his shot, which is all you can ask for ...
   3. Walt Davis Posted: July 26, 2018 at 10:07 PM (#5716635)
So we've got Mike Morgan and Dotel and ... whoever it was recently who topped Dotel ... is there a list of guys who've played in AAA for a ton of teams? I'd imagine a good number must have made it to 10-15 but anybody know what the record is? (Note, we could look at it by AAA franchise but given how often ML teams change affiliations and other changes in the minors, I'm not necessarily interested in counting a guy as having played for two AAA franchises if that's just because the parent club changed affiliations or Round Rock replaced the team they were already playing for).
   4. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: July 27, 2018 at 09:03 AM (#5716712)
Edwin Jackson just joined Dotel in the 13-team club. Is that the record?
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: July 27, 2018 at 09:04 AM (#5716713)
yes
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 27, 2018 at 09:36 AM (#5716728)
Octavio Dotel and Matt Stairs both played in MLB in the period of 1999-2011 (13 seasons).
During those years, Dotel played for 12 different MLB teams and Stairs played for 11 different MLB teams.

They never once played for the same franchise at the same time.
In fact, they only both played for four franchises (OAK, KCR, TOR, PIT).
Combined, they played for 19 different franchises in that time period.

Edit: Matt Stairs also never played with Edwin Jackson, although their cross-over period is much smaller (2003-2011).
Stairs played for 8 teams, and Jackson played for 6 teams in that time period.

Edit #2: This is kind of freaky, actually.
Matt Stairs (12 teams) and Miguel Batista (11 teams) played at the same time between 1992 and 2011 (although Batista was not in the majors between 1993 and 1995).
They also never played on the same team together.


   7. McCoy Posted: July 27, 2018 at 09:57 AM (#5716746)
Geezus, McKinney is still around and considered a prospect? First round draft pick in 2013, traded in the blue chip/all in trade the next year with the Cubs, and two years later he gets sent to the Yankees along with Torres for Chapman. Now this. I guess it helps to be drafted out of high school.
   8. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:15 AM (#5716756)
Matt Stairs really played for 13 teams. The 1993 Expos and 2011 Nationals seem like two different teams to me.

Related: Elmer Valo was on 3 different teams at the moment they moved to a different city. He was forced to move to Kansas City with the A's, he was forced to move to LA with the Dodgers, and he was forced to move to Minnesota with the Senators. Is that a record?
   9. PreservedFish Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:21 AM (#5716761)
Edit #2: This is kind of freaky, actually.


Matt Stairs had a personal assistant named Batista, and Miguel Batista had a personal assistant named Stairs!
   10. Ziggy's screen name Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM (#5716763)
McKinney is still only 23, but he doesn't look very prospect-y to me. Limited power, limited on-base ability, not much speed. He probably tops out at 4th outfielder, but for ten starts from J.A. Happ maybe that's about right.
   11. Rally Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM (#5716772)
Edit #2: This is kind of freaky, actually.


And we slowly come to the realization that Matt Stairs and Octavio Dotel, despite the disguises and apparent height and nationality differences, were actually the same person!
   12. Rusty Priske Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:34 AM (#5716776)
It is amusing that both Yankees fans and Blue Jays fans think they are getting screwed.


   13. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:45 AM (#5716788)
McKinney's problem is that he's a bit stretched in CF.

If he could play CF more than just in a pinch, he'd be a decent get. He reminds me a lot of Matt Murton.... though, being a LHB might give him a leg up on Murton.
   14. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM (#5716797)
#8

The closest I found was was Don Mincher.

Don Mincher played for the Washington Senators in 1960 and moved with them to Minnesota in 1961. He then played for the Seattle Pilots in 1969. He was dealt from that franchise in January 1970, just before they officially became the Milwaukee Brewers. He then played for the Washington Senators in 1971 and moved with them to the Texas Rangers in 1972


   15. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM (#5716799)
Final note about Matt Stairs: He also never played with Ron Villone (who played also played for 12 franchises between 1995-2009).
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 27, 2018 at 11:08 AM (#5716802)
The closest I found was was Don Mincher.

pretty fair country ballplayer

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