PLAYING BIG! RODON A YANKEE!!!
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!
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:
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 .
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...