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Welcome Back Chapman! Aroldis back for 5 years, $86MM and we get Torres for a loaner!

Yankee Stadium Frieze

How desperate were the Cubs to get a WS win after 108 years? So desperate they gave up someone that is being called the next Derek Jeter (Gleyber Torres, who hit .403 in the AFL at age 19 and was the Arizona Fall  League MVP) for just a few months of Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman is bringing his 104 MPH fastball back to the Yanks, signing a 5 year, $86 MM deal to return to the Bronx.

This will move Dellin Betances back to the 8th inning and set up Tyler Clippard for the 7th. The two setup guys are righty pitchers, so don’t be surprised if the Yanks make a play to bring lefty Boone Logan back (even though I did like the job Tommy Layne did after the Yanks acquired him last year).

Chapman was 3-0, 2.01 in his limited time with the Yanks in 2016, with 20 saves.

Best of all, he doesn’t cost the Yanks a draft pick, and for “loaning” him out to the Cubs for a few months and a WS title, the Yanks get Torres, and reacquire Adam Warren.

Baseball Winter Meetings.

Yankee Stadium Frieze
No more action on the Yankees front since the signing of Matt Holliday.

They are rumored to be in discussions with Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. Chapman is said to want a six-year deal, which is probably a bit much for a closer, although the Yanks did give a six-year deal to the Goose (1978-1983).

There also have been rumors of reuniting with Boone Logan for the bullpen, and of maybe going after Luis Valbuena as a utility man.

There are other relievers the Yanks are looking at also.

A couple of teams did make some moves.

Mark Melancon to SF. 4 yrs., $62MM.

Joaquin Benoit to the Phillies on a 1 yr. deal. $7.5MM

Steve Pearce to Toronto.2 yr. $12.5MM

Washington is still a rumor hotbed regarding them getting Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale or both.

 

 

 

Game 64. T-time. Tanaka, Teixeira lead Yanks to 4-2 win.

Masahiro Tanaka had a shutout for 8 1/3, and wound up with a 4-2 complete-game victory. He improved his record to 10-1, and his ERA remained at 2.02.

Tanaka’s bid for a shutout was ruined when Robbie Cano hit a 2-run HR with one out in the 9th.

Tanaka went 9, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 11 K.

Tanaka leads the majors in wins (10) and winning pct. (.909). He leads the AL in ERA (2.02), CG (2), and WHIP (.940).

He became the first Yanks’ rookie to win 10 in a season since El Duque in 1998.

The Yanks offense didn’t help much, but just enough. For the twelfth consecutive game, the Yanks’ offense scored fewer than five runs.

The Yanks got a run in the third on an Ellsbury single, and then the big blow, a 3-run HR by Teixeira in the fifth.

Teixeira’s HR was his 11th of the season and #352 of his career.

The win improved the Yanks’ record to 33-31. They are tied with the Orioles for 2nd in the AL East, 4 1/2 behind Toronto. They are 1/2 game out of the last WC spot.

Derek Jeter got two hits and is now at 3374 for his career.

Before the game, the Yanks DFA’d Wade LeBlanc and brought back David Huff from SF for cash considerations. They activated Shawn Kelley off the DL and sent down Matt Daley.

I must admit, I don’t understand the Huff move. He was there last year, and was 3-1, 4.67 in eleven games (ERA+ 87). He wasn’t doing that well with SF either, 1-0, 6.30 in sixteen games of relief. For his career, 22-27, 5.38, ERA+ 75.

For what it’s worth, Boone Logan is struggling with Colorado. 1-1, 5.87, ERA+ 74.

Ex-Yankees destinations.

So Boone Logan goes to the Rockies, $16MM over 3 years. Hughes Twins, Joba Tigers. Cano Seattle. Granderson Mets.

David Adams went to Cleveland after the Yanks non-tendered him.

As for 2B, forget about Infante. He goes to KC, 4 years, $30.25MM.

Since when is Robbie Cano Rodney Dangerfield?

So Robbie Cano at his press conference insinuates that he didn’t get any respect from the Yankees?

$170 MM over 7 years is no respect? Since when did Robbie Cano turn into Rodney Dangerfield?

I wish I was shown such disrespect.

Eat my shorts, Robbie.

Meanwhile, apparently Boone Logan is close to signing with Colorado.

Game 157. Yanks shut out 7-0, on the brink.

The Yanks managed just four hits in getting shut out by Tampa Bay 7-0 last night and are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs.

They are now five out of the last wild card spot with five to go.

Hiroki Kuroda gave up a HR to the first batter of the game and three in the first.

He went 5 2/3, 5 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 5 K. (L, 11-13, 3.31).

Boone Logan 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 3.23.

Cesar Cabral 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.38.

Adam Warren 1 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 3.62.

Shawn Kelley 2/3, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walks and 2 K. 4.39.

Dellin Betances 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 15.43.

Price vs. Hughes tonight. Stick a fork in them, they’re done.

Game 142. Yanks set ignominous record in 13-9 loss.

The Yanks set a record today in a 13-9 loss, and not one they are proud of.

They became the first AL team ever to lose 3 straight at home in which they scored 8 or more runs themselves in each game.

For those who clamored for Huff to replace Hughes in the rotation, reality set in. Huff isn’t as good as Hughes (and even though Hughes hasn’t been good, I warned that Huff would be worse). Huff stunk today.

Huff lasted 3 1/3, 9R, 8 H, 0 walks and 2 K. He goes to 2-1, 6.45. Lit up like a Christmas tree.

Then it was garbage time. Two SWB pitchers finished up.

Jim Miller 1 1/3, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. ERA 20.25.

Then Brett Marshall. 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 5.40.

An important September game to play, just 2 1/2 out of a playoff spot and who are your pitchers? Three guys who spent the year at AAA: Huff, Miller and Marshall. Speaks volumes.

Meanwhile, Robertson has shoulder tendonitis and will be shut down a week. Kelley and Logan have trouble and will each be shut down also. Like I wrote in a previous post, stick a fork in them, they are done.

Gardner had 2 H, 2 RBI. Jeter left the game early, 1 for 4 (Hit 3316, 3 behind Molitor) b/c of problems w/the ankle he broke last year.

Prediction: Jeter exercises his player option for 2014. He has problems and retires mid-2014. He passes Molitor for 8th on the all-time hit list. He does NOT pass Yaz’s 3419. Right now Jeter is at .190 and looking bad.