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Don't Trade for Sabathia

Posted on: June 17, 2008 3:24 am
With the rumors swirling of a trade for Sabathia, the Yankees need to stand pat and just deal with the loss of Wang for a couple of months. Even with Wang in the rotation, the Yankees were six games behind. Stick with the game plan and just bring up some kids from the minors and give them a shot regardless of the outcome. Be realistic for a moment, step back and take a close look of what the Yankees have accomplished by giving legitimate opportunities to their own talent. Wang (their ace of the staff), Cano, Melky and Joba have all come through the system. Hughes and Kennedy have shown enough potential to warrant more time in pinstripes and there are plenty of others in the minors right now who are up and coming.

I don't want to see any more one off trades that end up crippling the franchise. How will you ever discover another Joba or Wang if you keep trading them away for players with a lot of mileage? Bring up Dan McCutchen or whomever and see where it goes. You have to figure that if the Yankees can continue to watch Farnsworth and Hawkins out there (don't ask me why) and get booed by the home crowd, then let's see what the farmhands can do. If there was ever a season to conduct this kind of experimentation, now is the time. I said from the beginning of the season that this would be a transition season for the franchise. Some things have worked out like Joba and some haven't such as Hughes and Kennedy. Don't mortgage the future for a quick fix. Give the kids an opportunity...a legitimate opportunity.
Category: MLB

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 11:15 am

Don't Trade for Sabathia

hey sportsgirl, nice avi. i've had cc on my fantasy team all season and i agree early on it seemed a downer from his cy young season, but boy would the yankees have cashed in big on their attempt at chasing down the sox and rays had they traded (the brewers can attest to that). oh well, maybe next season.


Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2008 10:42 am

Don't Trade for Sabathia

Just had to drop in and comment.  As a Brewers fan, it has been a great trade to get Sabathia.  He is 8-0 since the trade.  The Brew Crew has given him great run support but he has done a great job of keeping the ERA down.  They probably will not be able to keep him after this year and so it was a pretty costly trade from that standpoint but I guess when you are making a run for it, you can spend a little for the short term gain.

P.S. Love the AVI.  Especially the one with a little reflection in the mirror.

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2008 2:15 am

Don't Trade for Sabathia

Totally agree Sabathia would be a terrible move.  With Joba on the rise and Wang back soon the Yankees should be in great shape to contend.  Dan McCutchen has a lot of potential and I'd love to see what he could do.  But there are also a lot of young pitchers out there playing for a lot of sub .500 teams that are wanting to be trade.  Zach Grienke and Tim Lincecum are both extremely talented, want out of where they are, and under 24 years old.  Either would make great additions to the Yankees. 

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2008 9:17 am

Don't Trade for Sabathia

You are correct. The Yanks should keep their young players. The way that championships are won today is through the farm system. Us O's fans saw our farm system decimated by years of trading away young players for big name players who were on the downside of their careers. The Yanks won championships building from within and adding a player here and there. That is the way to win championships in baseball.

Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2008 3:51 pm

Don't Trade for Sabathia

the yankees dont have anyone worthy of trading with cleveland anyhow..............CC will be going to the cubs!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2008 7:41 pm

Don't Trade for Sabathia

The bad side is he may not be there and the yanks may not make postseaon this year.  I am willing,  and hope the team is as well,  to take that chance

Wow another Yankee fan with smarts... got added to my favorites for that.  I mean so many would want to see us unload the farm to get CC last year would love to see Santana... me no way I don't care what Santana is doing.  Keep the youth sign someone and thats that.  Pavano will be gone (12 million off the pay roll) Giambi who is playing great should be gone (17 million) I would love to see something happen but I doubt they would try and move him since he is important this year.  We aren't taking him back for 17 million though.  So we'll see what we get in the FA market. 

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2008 11:43 am

Don't Trade for Sabathia

I agree with you completly.  Keep what we have and go with it.  I am glad Dan grese is going to pitch in the spot of wang at least the next start.  As far as cc is concerned the team shouldn't go after him until the end of the season.  If cc is still availible once the season is over the yanks can flood him with money where no one else could because of all the 1 year deals that the yanks aren't going to pick up like farnsworh, and hawkins and maybe even giambi.   CC would be a fool to say no.   This way if CC is available at the end of the season we keep our prospects as well as possible get another #1 starter.  The bad side is he may not be there and the yanks may not make postseaon this year.  I am willing,  and hope the team is as well,  to take that chance

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2008 5:38 pm

Don't Trade for Sabathia

I agree with not getting CC but if there is a chance for Wang to come back without him further hurting himself then I'm all for getting Arroyo or Wolf cheap.  Which those are the rumors I'm listening too. We didn't give the farm for Santana we won't for CC... mark my words.  Everyone is saying we will look in house first but look for cheaper Starters. 

Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2008 4:01 pm

Don't Trade for Sabathia

Sabathia would cost more in prospects than Santana. He is overweight and this is not the time to mortgage the future for another pitcher. I for one was glad that they passed on Santana as I still think his best days are behind him. The key to the success of the Yankees is to allow the kids to develop so that we can win consistently over a long period of time as we have done in the past. If it means not winning this year then so be it. As long as the kids improve we will have won in the long run.

Since: Aug 25, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2008 3:38 pm

Don't Trade for Sabathia

But is there anyone out there that we can get some-what cheap?  Is Roy Oswalt still an option?  Im sure Houston would like to get rid of the contract.  And since he is having a slightly "down" year, maybe we wouldn't have to give up as much.  CC is only worth going ofter in the off-season.  As is Ben Sheets.  Is Carl Pavano going to be ready soon?  HA

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