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Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:05 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2012 8:57 pm
The Yankees desperately seek a No. 2 starter, and fortunately for them, there are still many viable alternatives available on the trade and free agent markets.

But ultimately, the choice could come down to Matt Garza or Edwin Jackson.

The Yankees' like Hiroki Kuroda, but there is no certainty he wants to pitch in New York. They do not appear to be in on the Jair Jurrjens trade discussions, nor even the Wandy Rodriguez or Gavin Floyd talks. And they haven't seemed anxious to go for Roy Oswalt.

That could leave Garza vs. E-Jax.

They like both pitchers. But so far the Yankees don't like the cost for Garza in terms of prospects, and they don't love the price tag for Jackson, either. The Cubs surely would like some combination of Jesus Montero, Manuel Banuelos and Dellin Betances for Garza. Jackson's asking price is said by sources to be about $60 million for five years.

The Yankees so far would like to keep new contracts to one or two years, as they are hopeful of getting below the $189-million luxury tax treshhold in 2014. If they stuck to that, that would make signing Jackson very difficult.

The Yankees like Jackson's arm, his potential and his durability. But they wonder about his consistency. He is one of only three active pitchers 27 or younger with more than 30 games started each of the past five years, the other two being Matt Cain and Felix Hernandez. He is also one of only three age 27 or younger to have thrown 950 innings with no D.L. time the last five years. The others? Cain and Tim Lincecum.


Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:34 am

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

Hey house of xia, Wow dude your a moron... It's called fantasy baseball for a reason dumbass, it's a FANTASY... The mechanics of redraft baseball have almost no similarity to the mechanics of real baseball. Wow... Just wow.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:43 pm

Acid Test is Whether You Would Draft Them as a #2

The acid test for the Yankees acquiring a number two pitcher is quite  simple; would you draft him as the #2  pitcher for your fantasy baseball team.  No way in the world  would  I draft either of these guys as number two pitchers for my teams (which win quite often).  Let's look at what is available during the second round of pitchers during most drafts:

1.  First Round - Hernandez would have been great,  but they missed  the boat on him, Halladay not available, Wainright locked with Cards, Lee was a boat they missed earlier, Lincecum not available,  Sabbathia locked with Yanks.

2.  Second Round - this is the round they are talking about if they are seeking a number two starter; but number two pitchers can go as well in round three, four and even round five and six on occasion. - Lester not avail, Josh Johnson (they missed the boat on him as well), Dan Haren (I dont really like him, though), not available

3. Third  Round - Ubaldo Jimenez -  suspect because of pitching in Colorado, Hamels locked in with  Phils

4. Fourth Round - Cain not avail, Kershaw locked with Dodgers (and should be rated higher than fourth round next year), Carpenter locked with Cards, Weaver locked with Angels, Zach Grienike (this is the one they SHOULD have landed)- locked with Brewers, Latos locked with Padres

5. Fifth Round -  By now, you are drafting many number THREE pitchers:  Hanson of  Atltanta locked, Price of TB  locked, Gallardo Brewers locked,

6.  Sixth Round - final chance for a lucky hit on a number two starter and number threes beginning to vanish:  Billingsley LA locked (and not that great), Oswalt, a bit over the hill, Beckett locked  with Boston (and  thank God for that), Lewis a nice choice, but locked with Rangers, Danks ok with White Soc, but not too exciting, Scherzer locked with Tigers, Marcum (another missed boat) locked with Brewers.

7,   Seventh Round - by now, no chance of getting a legitimate number two pitcher.  You may have noticed nobody in ANY of the fantasy league baseball teams picked either Garza or Jackson in the first six rounds.  Many of these owners are at least as smart as  most GMS and some of them are  smarter.  ALL of  them together are most likely more accurate than any one major league GM.   

GARZA - went in ROUND 14 in most drafts; that should tell you volumes

JACKSON - went in ROUND 15 in most drafts: that should tell you volumes as well.

Pitchers that were drafted in EVERY league before Jackson above were:  Garcia - Cards, Nolasco- Fla,  Santana Ana, DeLaRosa - Col, AND THIS IS MY FAVORITE POINT OF REFERENCE - JAVIER (JUST GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE) VASQUEZ - Fla, Arroyo - Reds,     

Those drafted before GARZA - Braden - Oak, Cahill - Oak, Kennedy (that name sounds familiar) - Arizona, Myers -Houston, Baumgarner SF, Sanchez - Fla, Cueto Cincy, Romero -  Tor (I like him), Baker - Min, Kuroda, LA, Shields (missed the boat on this one too) - TB, Anderson Oak, Gavin - STILL AVAILABLE AND GOOD #4, Volquez Cincy, Bulcholz -Bos, Hudson, Ariz, Hughes (still can be number three?, although he will probably drop almost as low as Garza and Jackson after disappointing year, Sanchez - SF,  Rodriguez Houston, Morrow Tor, Demster Chi (shaky one there), and there you have  it from rounds 15-7

Final  Result:  19 pitchers drafted between ROUNDS 8-15 BEFORE  Garza 

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It should be fairly obvious that neither of these turkeys is a number two pitcher for ANYONE.  The draft results and numbers speak for themselves unless everyone who plays fantasy baseball for money knows less TOGETHER than one man.

Hire me, Brian, and I'll help you get the best one available.

Arthur Tafero        
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Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:34 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

Dont yall love when these expet writers tell us what the Yankees are thinking?LOL
reminds me iof kindergarten

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:32 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

hey dew_amped88... we dont smoke you, we smoke the real stuff, not turds like you

Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:54 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

Ugh.  I really hope Cashman isn't dumb enough to sign Jackson.  He wouldn't be much better than a number 4 or 5 starter, which the Yankees already have in Hughes and Garcia.  Would love to see Garza in a Yankee uniform but I think Theo's asking price will be too high, especially since he is dealing with his former AL East rival.  

fuck you yankees over spending drug hippies turd smokers 
One of the many reasons why I love being a Yankee fan is b/c I enjoy reading the moronic/angry comments like this one.  

Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:18 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

fuck you yankees over spending drug hippies turd smokers

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:12 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

The Yankees should trade Jesus Montero to Oakland for their remaining starters. They are certainly no worse than what the Cubs are offering...or anyone else for that matter.

So what if a guy starts 30 or more games a year for 5 years. How did he do? How did the team do? Since the Yankees are signing pitching retreads I suppose durability is all that counts. In that case trade for Barry Zito. He has longetivity. He has playoff experience...both pitching and riding the bench (or was that being completely left off the roster all together). Zito's rcent stats might not be "eye-popping" but there is no one here on this board who can honestly say that they would still take AJ Burnett over Zito in a must win game.

Zito is not terrible. It's the SF Giants pitching coach that is terrible. Remember that Tim Lincecum has looked like a mediocre pitcher...all thanks to Dave Righetti. 


Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:25 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax

spare us e jax all together.  no way i could stand to watch him and burnett implode on a regular basis throughout the year. 

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:49 pm

Yankees choice could be Garza vs. E-Jax


Oh come on.

Spare us the absurd scribal nicknames.

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