MLB Discussion Thread, Part II: Yanks pay Ellsbury
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08-21-2013, 09:50 AM
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Personally I think Montero, Fulmer, Mejia or Familia most likely getting moved for a bat or two this offseason.
Rotation in a year or two would be Harvey, Wheeler,Syndergaard, Niese and Gee.
They need to keep Niese because you need at least one lefty in the rotation. I am also very high on Matz but he is at least two years away from seeing any time. Next year for him should be A+ with maybe a late season call up to AA. Then in 2015 it should be AA and maybe move up to AAA. 2016 is when I think he would be a mid season call up to MLB.
As for FA hitters, I would just try to get Ellsbury this year. The next move I would make would be to trade some of the arms mentioned for a SS which is a HUGE need for us.
Maybe one or two of them for that highly rated SS prospect in the Red Sox orginazation that I can't remember the name of. Or maybe for Sterlin Castro?
That would give you a potential starting lineup of
1b - Davis (there really isn't any available substitutes yet) maybe Flores
2b - Murphy
SS - Castro (or Red Sox prospect)
3b - Wright
Lf - Ellsbury
CF - Lagares (his defense is ridiculous)
Rf - ???? not sure here. Maybe Duda in Lf and Ellsbury in RF. Maybe another trade? Eric Young Jr.?
Rotation of: Harvey, Wheeler, Niese, Gee, cheap signing or Mejia if he isn't traded.
Mets are going to be good next year, but it really is 2015 when they should be a serious threat.
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