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 by dieterbrock
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PARAM wrote:It's going to be one of 'those years'. Seve is out until who knows when. CC will start the season on the DL. Didi may not be back until August. Wow!!!!

Well.... Sevy may be a set back, or it may be exactly what they are saying. Need his arm in September/October, don't need him in March. If its only going to be the 2-3 weeks they are saying, no big deal.
On CC? Well.... I'd fire anyone in the organization that is surprised he isn't ready to go. The fugh they have any dependence on him at this stage in his career is beyond me. I'm glad they didn't sign Corbin, and don't want Keuchel, but the lack of another starter being added was always puzzling to me.
They will be fine, may need to win a few 8-6 games early on is all

 by PARAM
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dieterbrock wrote:Well.... Sevy may be a set back, or it may be exactly what they are saying. Need his arm in September/October, don't need him in March. If its only going to be the 2-3 weeks they are saying, no big deal.
On CC? Well.... I'd fire anyone in the organization that is surprised he isn't ready to go. The fugh they have any dependence on him at this stage in his career is beyond me. I'm glad they didn't sign Corbin, and don't want Keuchel, but the lack of another starter being added was always puzzling to me.
They will be fine, may need to win a few 8-6 games early on is all


Like you said, CC not being ready shouldn't be a surprise. Combine that with the fact Seve won't be ready and it's an early issue. I wanted Corbin, would have taken Keuchel. Then when Seve went out some were saying go get Gio. Would love him. His competitiveness and another left won't hurt. But Cashmen seems to be fine with Joey Lasagna and German.

 by dieterbrock
2 weeks ago
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PARAM wrote:Like you said, CC not being ready shouldn't be a surprise. Combine that with the fact Seve won't be ready and it's an early issue. I wanted Corbin, would have taken Keuchel. Then when Seve went out some were saying go get Gio. Would love him. His competitiveness and another left won't hurt. But Cashmen seems to be fine with Joey Lasagna and German.

I like Johnny Lasagna, and look forward to seeing him pitch. Im with Cashman on that one. But Gio? And allegedly he'd sign a short 1-2 year deal? They're nuts not to bring him in.

 by PARAM
5 days ago
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GioRumor

The Yankees are nearing a Minor League contract with left-hander Gio Gonzalez, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports. The deal will pay Gonzalez $3 million in base salary if he makes New York's Major League roster, per Feinsand, and the veteran lefty can ask for his release if he is not added to the roster by April 20.

The Yankees have not confirmed the deal, but manager Aaron Boone shared his opinion on the reported news.

"Excited to get some depth," Boone said. "Looking forward to getting him in here and seeing what we got. You can never have enough pitching."

Gonzalez, 33, was among the most accomplished starters remaining on the free-agent market after going 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA with the Nationals and Brewers last season. Washington dealt its long-tenured southpaw to Milwaukee on Aug. 31 along with international bonus pool money for two Minor Leaguers, and Gonzalez went 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA across five starts down the stretch for the Crew. He also made two brief starts against the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

"Obviously [we like] the curveball, still an effective pitcher at this point in his career," Boone said. "Right now, especially being a couple guys down, to have a guy like him still available, [it's] a luxury to be able to add him just for some depth."

While it's highly unlikely that Gonzalez will be on the Yankees' Opening Day roster, he could eventually slot in toward the back of their rotation or serve as a long man out of the bullpen while the club waits for ace Luis Severino to return from a shoulder injury that's expected to sideline him until at least May. New York's rotation mix likely consists of Opening Day starter Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, J.A. Happ and either Domingo German or Luis Cessa, with CC Sabathia likely joining the group sometime in April.

Gonzalez owns a career 3.69 ERA across 313 Major League appearances (307 starts) and has averaged 187 innings per season over the last nine campaigns with Oakland, Washington and Milwaukee. He has finished as high as third in NL Cy Young voting, with that placement coming with the Nationals in 2012.


Tanaka, Paxton, Happ, Cessa and Gio to start the season? I like it. If Gio lights it up there are awesome options. Trade Cessa. Not likely. Trade German. Possibly. Trade Gio. Possibly.

 by dieterbrock
5 days ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
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PARAM wrote:Tanaka, Paxton, Happ, Cessa and Gio to start the season? I like it. If Gio lights it up there are awesome options. Trade Cessa. Not likely. Trade German. Possibly. Trade Gio. Possibly.

Lets see how long it takes Gio to get up to speed. Doubt he'll be ready for opening week
Glad they got him, starting lineup looks pretty weak past Happ, and Happ has been getting knocked around all ST

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