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  • Paul Semendinger

PLAYING BIG! RODON A YANKEE!!!

From MLBTR:

The Yankees are signing top free agent starter Carlos Rodón, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (Twitterlinks). It’s a six-year, $162MM guarantee with a full no-trade clause, according to Heyman.

MY QUICK THOUGHTS!

  • YES!

  • YES!!

  • YES!!!

  • The Yankees are baseball's most valuables franchise, worth about seven billion dollars. For years and years and years and years and years and years, I have wanted the Yankees to go all-in and acquire not just some of the talent they need to compete but whatever talent they need to compete. The Yankees just went big and improved the 2022 team in a significant way.

  • When the Yankees win, they most often have high quality left-handed starting pitching. They just acquired the best left-handed starting pitcher available.

  • I like this rotation:

  1. Gerrit Cole

  2. Carlos Rodon

  3. Luis Severino

  4. Nestor Cortes

  5. Frankie Montas

  • This week we were debating, a lot, about which team is better on paper, which team is going all-in, and etc... the Yankees or the Mets. I kept saying the Mets were more all-in than the Yankees, but that the Yankees could change all that. Guess what? They're doing that now.

  • Great Job Mr. Steinbrenner and Mr. Cashman!

  • I also shared my hope, for a few years now, that once the Mets starting to compete for the hearts and dollars of New York that the Yankees would have to act in a similar manner. They seem to be doing just that.

  • The Yankees are playing in the deep-end of the pool. This is what they need to do. And it's great!

  • The job, though, is not finished. There is more to do. The Yankees need a left-fielder, preferably a left-handed one with some power and high contact skills. I eagerly await the NEXT BIG MOVE.

  • With the rotation listed about, one (or both of) Clarke Schmidt and Domingo German are now available in a trade. Might one (or both) with a prospect (or two) be able to land the Yankees a top left-handed hitting left fielder?

  • THIS IS FUN!

  • Watching the Yankees acquiring top talent is fun .

  • VERY FUN!

  • Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.


NOTE - We broke this story twice. I turned off the comments here. Please comment on the other thread. I'll merge the two posts in a while...

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