Last week, with the official signing of Gerrit Cole, the Yankees designated Chance Adams for assignment.
Today they traded Adams to KC for a minor league infielder, Cristian Perez.
Perez, 21, is primarily a SS who has played a little at 2B and 3B. The righty hitter was at High-A Wilmington last season and hit .252-0-42 in 117 games. He stole 5 bases but was caught 10x.
Adams had some nice minor league seasons in 2016 and 2017 but had arm surgery and in the past two seasons hasn’t been the same. In 33 MLB IP (2018-2019) he is 1-2 with a ghastly 8.18 ERA (ERA+ 55).
So, when will MLB finally decide on German’s punishment for the domestic abuse incident? It’s taking long enough, isn’t it?
Only 50 ballots are known so far in the HOF vote, and I do see some surprises.
Now 50 is just 12.4% of ballots known, but neither Jason Giambi (an MVP, 440 HR) nor Paul Konerko (439 HR) have received a vote so far. I can see Giambi being snubbed due to BALCO and the steroids, but Konerko?
Raul Ibanez and Adam Dunn (462 HR) also have not received a vote so far, either.
Neither has Cliff Lee, or Alfonso Soriano (412 HR) for that matter.
Bobby Abreu is at 7.8%, Andy Pettitte 13.7%, enough as of now, to keep them on the ballot.
Andruw Jones (434 hr) 21.6%, Gary Sheffield (509 hr) 29.4%.
Showing that a lot of HR doesn’t matter to the voters anymore. 400 or 500 HR isn’t automatic anymore.
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are just shy of the 75%, both at 74.5%. Usually the votes that are NOT known about bring Clemens and Bonds further down.
As of now, and it’s still EARLY (vote announced 1/21), the three that WOULD get in are Derek Jeter (at 100% so far), Larry Walker (86.3) and Curt Schilling (82.4).