While Brian Cashman claims he views Gary Sanchez as “part of our solution” for the Yankees’ future, they have once again found themselves a top catching prospect to be excited about. The Yankees picked up Anthony Seigler with the 23rd pick in the 2018 draft. The versatile young player has a way to go before he gets a chance in the Big Leagues, but he quickly found high self high on the Yankees’ Top Prospect lists.
Name: Anthony Seigler
Birthdate: June 20, 1999
The Georgia native had committed to the University of Florida, but there was no doubt that he was going to start his professional career as soon as possible. Sure enough, he signed five days after the Yankees drafted him, netting a $2.8 million bonus. seiRead More
As reported by Ken Rosenthal early in the morning on the 3rd day of the 2018 Winter Meeting, the Yankees and J.A. Happ had agreed to a 3-Year Deal.
Then, minutes later, Ken Rosenthal redacted his statement, saying that the Yankees and Happ were closing in on a deal, but nothing was agreed to yet.
However, now 9 hours later, it appears as though Ken Rosenthal was ahead of his time with the news breaking by Mark Feinsand that the Yankees and J.A. Happ have officially come to a deal to bring the Left-Handed pitcher back to the Bronx on a Two-Year deal with a vesting option for a third year- which at this time is said to be based on innings and/or starts.
Update (11:30PM): Joel Sherman confirms that the deal is for two-years (with a 3rd year vesting option based on starts and/or innings pitched), and has announced that J.A. Happ will be making a salary of $17M for each of the three years. (2/$34M or 3/$51M). Tweet Here.Read More
Multiple outlets reported yesterday that the Yankees were the middleman in a rumored three-team trade that would have seen Noah Syndergaard in pinstripes, while JT Realmuto would have landed in Queens. In order to facilitate a trade of that magnitude, a high-end young Yankee, most probably Miguel Andujar, would have been dealt. While a player like Miguel Andujar should be available if the right deal presents itself (if you haven’t read it yet, check out our own Matthew Cohen’s analysis of Andujar’s value), I think it’s fair to say that the threshold for trading Andujar should be very high. Reports today suggest that the aforementioned three-team deal is fizzling, but that does not mean that the Yankees should table discussions that involve the Mets.
I personally feel that a deal centered around Miguel Andujar is a a little rich for a pitcher as volatile from a health perspective as Noah Syndergaard. That said, the fact that these discussions have become so public indicates that Mets’ ownership may finally be willing to swing a deal with the Yankees. If that is the case, I think the Yankees should set their sights on a lower-cost alternative: Zack Wheeler.Read More