Oh no! Not a Chance!

Oh no! Not a Chance!

Required reading during the off-season is MLB Trade Rumors and while we are not normally in the business of promoting other websites, the aforementioned site is a must stop several times a day. Upon making the last stop of the day there yesterday, a blood-chilling story was listed about a rumor involving the Yankees and the Pirates discussing a Gerrit Cole trade. It was assumed that Clint Frazier would be part of such a deal. And then Chance Adam was mentioned. Oh no! Not a Chance!

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The Cashman Legacy Project: Part 1, Trade 1

The Cashman Legacy Project: Part 1, Trade 1

This is the first installment in what will be a long series that will examine each trade that Brian Cashman has made since becoming the General Manager of the Yankees. 

Brian Cashman's first trade as General Manager brought Chuck Knoblauch to the Yankees...

(An explanation of the overall project can be found by clicking here: The Brian Cashman Legacy Project.)

 

 

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The Cashman Legacy Project - Background and Explanation

The Cashman Legacy Project - Background and Explanation

This is the beginning of a project where I'll look back and analyze every significant trade and free agent signing during Brian Cashman's tenure as General Manager of the Yankees.  

I'll be assigning a grade to each move.

What will Brian Cashman's overall grade be?  Will he be an honors student?  Join with me as I begin a very lengthy project...

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Thanks Chase Headley (And other thoughts)

The trade of Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the Padres was hardly a surprise. The Yankees are trying to position themselves to be a juggernaut while also paring the payroll--a tricky proposition. Headley was seen to have regressed in the field and moving him sheds payroll. The team also has better rotation options than Mitchell (who is out of options) and Mitchell's "stuff" does not translate to the bullpen. But the loss of Headley is a bit of wrangle emotionally.

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First Basemen Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell Traded to Padres

First Basemen Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell Traded to Padres

The second day of the Winter Meetings has already brought the Yankees to another trade, sending 1B Chase Headley back to his roots along with another Yankee 1B Bryan Mitchell. If you don't understand the joke, here is what I am referring to: https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-bryan-mitchell-plays-first-base/c-227408550

On a more serious note however, 3B Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell have been traded to the Padres for OF (???) Jabari Blash. First reporting I heard about this was last night right here. Joel Sherman was the first beat reporter to get this though.

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