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Readers Thread: You Only Get One

January 7, 2024

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On Sundays at 10:00, we pose a question to our readers to respond to and to debate and discuss respectfully...


Here's this week's question:


Assuming you have the resources to sign or trade for only one pitcher for the 2024 Yankees, who do you sign or acquire via trade?


Please answer in the comments below:

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22 comments

22 kommenttia


Cary Greene
Cary Greene
08. tammik.

I'd go with a free agent and I believe Blake Snell would be the best available at this point. I don't like the idea of giving up valuable prospects for a starter, not after liquidating so much depth for Soto and Verdugo.


According to Ken Rosenthal, the Guardians are interested in trading Bieber, but they're having trouble lining up with teams who are willing to give up assets for him. Though Baseball Trade Values lists Bieber at a surprisingly low $5.6 MTV, the Guardians will want double or triple that it seems.


With Snell in hand, going after Bieber makes sense and I'm on record for believing that if they have the depth at the start of the season, the…

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Jonathan Silverberg
Jonathan Silverberg
08. tammik.

Sorry, but I never like to accept hypothetical constraints, so Snell and Bieber.

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jeff
07. tammik.

Snell, because of is experience and proven success pitching in the American League East and in big games for an AL East team. He has had great success pitching against VERY GOOD Boston Red Sox teams at Fenway Park (when the Red Sox were a "top of the division" team before they sank to the bottom of the division in recent years), so that is a HUGE plus for me.

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mikemarinelli54
07. tammik.
Vastataan

Prefer Monty by a hair for reasons stated in my comment. But, your point is well taken.

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mikemarinelli54
07. tammik.

Montgomery.

Should perform well as a solid #2/3. No health issues (yet?). Will cost only a pile of Hal’s money. No qualifying offer. That separates him from Snell. So does having a higher floor and being a known quantity in the Bronx.

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yankeerudy
07. tammik.

Dr Paul. He'd only cost money.

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