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Monday, October 23, 2017

Yankees’ next youth revolution is already in motion | New York Post

In the moments after the Yankees’ season came to a crashing end in Houston on Saturday night, one win away from the World Series, general manager Brian Cashman had a blunt assessment of where the loss in the ALCS left them.

“We’re like 28 other clubs,” Cashman said. “We’re in that pile of ‘What’s next?’ ”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 23, 2017 at 08:26 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Brian Posted: October 23, 2017 at 09:19 AM (#5560267)
TFA says Sheffield came over from the Cubs for Chapman but that is wrong. He was acquired in the Andrew Miller deal with Cleveland. Also, didn't mention Chance Adams. Adams is worth a mention even if he isn't in the AFL right now.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 23, 2017 at 03:07 PM (#5560484)
Third base looks like the key to the Yankees roster moves for next season. Todd Frazier has expressed an interest in returning, but Chase Headley is signed for 2018, and Gleyber Torres, as well as Miguel Andujar, should be MLB-ready at some point next season. The situation is somewhat reminiscent of the 1998 offseason, when the Yanks re-signed World Series MVP Scott Brosius and traded away Mike Lowell. Brosius contributed toward winning 3 more pennants & 2 World Series, but not nearly at his 1998 level, while Lowell played for another decade, and the return on the Brosius trade never panned out.

Even if the Yanks managed to trade Headley, and as popular as Frazier apparently is in the clubhouse, there just doesn't seem to be roster room for the Toddfather. At this stage of his career, he's unlikely to be interested in a 1-year deal, and there's too much talent about to emerge to make a longer commitment. The obvious decision, which I expect the Yanks to do, is let Frazier go, start the season with Headley at 3rd, and have Torres or Andujar step in for the second half if (when?) Headley falters.

Signing Two-Way Shohei Otani is the other key move; other than that, I'd mostly stand pat and rely on the Baby Bombers & prospects.

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