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So much depends on whether Andujar can learn to become an adequate defender. Not expecting him to reach Arenado's level, but just be adequate. If he can do that, then the Yankees will have a solid infield and more money to pay Judge, Betances and Sanchex.
I’d let betances walk.

Yanks have abused him. Soaked up all his best years.

Find the next Robertson or Chad green to replace him.
 
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I’d let betances walk.

Yanks have abused him. Soaked up all his best years.

Find the next Robertson or Chad green to replace him.
Not sure I agree. Betances seemed to have figured it out towards the end of last season and was pitching at a high All-star level. Not sure how much more contact he has, but the one I'd let go is Chapman. Scares me how much he's started to rely on his slider as opposed to the overwhelming heat, which is frankly, not so overwhelming these days.
 

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Just before his first start of the Spring. And remember last season's 2nd half.

 
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Just before his first start of the Spring. And remember last season's 2nd half.

That's scary. He's the reason I believe we needed another starter would love for Dallas or Gio to be added for depth anyway. But the way he finished concerns the hell out of me and while I do believe tipping pitches was part of it, it wasn't all of it because his ball wasn't moving like the 1st half, add the so many less swings and misses. This may be a lot more than a quick couple weeks off I'm afraid. Hope not.
 
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That's scary. He's the reason I believe we needed another starter would love for Dallas or Gio to be added for depth anyway. But the way he finished concerns the hell out of me and while I do believe tipping pitches was part of it, it wasn't all of it because his ball wasn't moving like the 1st half, add the so many less swings and misses. This may be a lot more than a quick couple weeks off I'm afraid. Hope not.

I am concered, too. Will the Yanks do any last minute shopping to add a veteran hurler?
 
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I am concered, too. Will the Yanks do any last minute shopping to add a veteran hurler?
I think their next moves will tell us everything we need to know about the severity of Severino's injury. This regime is not as quick to make the panic moves as they used to be. I'm guessing we'll see Loisiga or German step up. If we see them chasing Keuchel, then we may need to start worrying about Severino.
 
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I don't think either Gio or Keuchel are a good fit in new Yankee. Both are contact pitchers who rely on GB rate to get outs. Andujar is already on the left side of the diamond and Didi is out for at least half the season. Needless to say, left-side INF defense is not as good as it is in Washington or Houston. Worse yet, if either guy's breaking stuff is off and they leave pitches hanging, those pitches will get murdered into the retired numbers back wall.

My guess is that they'll see how spring plays out first. Perhaps add a veteran on a cheap 1-year deal. But it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to give Loasiga some SP5 innings in April/May to see what he has. Get Severino's shoulder back to 100% with some rest and maybe even bullpen a game or two.
 

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Luis Severino is out all of April
CC is out mid to late April.
Aaron Hicks will miss time, too.
 
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Luis Severino is out all of April
CC is out mid to late April.
Aaron Hicks will miss time, too.
Better now then later (knock on wood). Severino is the one that worries me hopefully he only misses a month, CC might as well make his season debut in June given his age. Gonna be some very tough decisions to make have a feeling Bird and Voit both make the opening day roster, and Tyler Wade makes the roster as well. Can live with German and/or Cessa in the rotation for a month.
 

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Have you not moved on from Luis Cessa? That guy blows as a starter. German first then Loiasiga (sp?).
 

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Apparently Cessa has been the best of the three guy who might fill the two open spots. He is out of options and has a confidence that is helping.
 
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There's talk that the Yanks have made an offer to Gio, which makes me very concerned about Severino (less so about CC as the 5th starter roll can be adequately filled by Cessa, German, etc.)

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It also looks like with Hick's injury that both Bird and Voit, who are doing well in Spring Training, will stick with the big team and so will Wade as the jack-of-all-trades fill-in. Fraizer will be send to the minors to get more reps in light that he missed nearly all of 2018. Another concern is Sanchez as his defense looks better; but, he's still struggling at bat.

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Losing Florial is a broker wrist is tough, too, as he has had a very good spring.

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In 2 years, I still think the Yank's outfield will be Fraizer in LF, Florial in CF, and Judge in RF with Staton as primarily the Dan Hurley and Hicks will be traded.
 
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Great battle going on between Bird and Voit to be the everyday first baseman. Great to see both guys stepping up to accept the challenge. I'm partial to Bird as he's the better fielder and his lefty bat breaks up the righty-heavy lineup better, but Voit is proving that last season was not a fluke.
 

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Yanks closed the deal with Gio Gonzalez. Minor league contract. If Gio makes the team he will be paid $3 million. Gio can opt out of the contract if he doesn't make the big club by April 20.
 
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Add another to the DL as it looks like Betances loss of velocity was not just off-season rust. Bad omen to the start of the season; but, I rather this happen now and not later in the season. Thank heaven for a deep roster.

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Add another to the DL as it looks like Betances loss of velocity was not just off-season rust. Bad omen to the start of the season; but, I rather this happen now and not later in the season. Thank heaven for a deep roster.

Yankees drop Dellin Betances injury stunner | What it means

In light of Harper's and Trout's new contracts, also talk about the need for the Yanks to hammer out a new contract with Judge now...

MLB rumors: Angels’ Mike Trout’s record deal means Yankees need to pay Aaron Judge ... now | How much and for how long?
Yup. Look at the Bregman deal. Go up from there
 

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