WHO TO GET? (Part 3)

WHO TO GET? (Part 3)

Many (most?) baseball experts, wanna-be experts, writers, commentators, podcasters, posters, and bloggers feel that the Yankees need at least one more starting pitcher to enhance the club. There is this sense that the Yankees need an ace. I agree.

I also think that with the post-season seemingly within easy reach, the time is NOW for the Yankees to build the rotation that will allow them to dominate in the post season and bring home a championship.

But, this begs the question… WHO TO GET? Is there an ace pitcher that will be available before the end of July? If so, who?

In this exercise, I am not going to speculate on what the Yankees might need to give up to get an ace starting pitcher. Rather, I’m just interested in finding a would-be ace who is available. Or, rather, is an ace even available?

For this exercise, I’ll now look at the list of the Top-10 pitchers in 2019 in WHIP and quickly determine if that player might be able to be acquired via trade…

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WHO TO GET? (Part 1)

WHO TO GET? (Part 1)

Many (most?) baseball experts, wanna-be experts, writers, commentators, podcasters, posters, and bloggers feel that the Yankees need at least one more starting pitcher to enhance the club. There is this sense that the Yankees need an ace. I agree.

I also think that with the post-season seemingly within easy reach, the time is NOW for the Yankees to build the rotation that will allow them to dominate in the post season and bring home a championship.

But, this begs the question… WHO TO GET? Is there an ace pitcher that will be available before the end of July? If so, who?

In this exercise, I am not going to speculate on what the Yankees might need to give up to get an ace starting pitcher. Rather, I’m just interested in finding a would-be ace who is available. Or, rather, is an ace even available?

For this exercise, I’ll first look at the list of the Top-10 pitchers in 2019 in ERA and quickly determine if that player might be able to be acquired via trade…

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Final Thoughts on the Edwin Encarnacion Trade

Final Thoughts on the Edwin Encarnacion Trade

The main reason the Yankees were able to land Encarnacion is because they want to win and understand that marginal improvements often lead to pennants. Other teams decided it was more important to save a little money while telling their fans they are out of the race. The Yankees are frequently derided as being bad for baseball because of how they spend money, but teams who pass up the opportunity to pick up a top slugger at a discounted price do much more to damage the competition, and indeed fun, of the game.

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