Monday, September 1, 2014


In a late summer move, the Yankees announced today that they have made a cash deal for a right handed pitcher.  Management signed 27-year-old minor-leaguer Chaz Roe from the Miami Marlins. It might not be a big deal but it is something.  Roe spent all of this season in Triple-A New Orleans going 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA and picking up 14 saves in 47 relief appearances.

Something key to note is that Roe spent part of 2013 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and we have had luck signing former D'back pitchers in Brandon McCarthy.  This could be a key move but not the move we truly needed from the Marlins.  We need the big bat and future potential of Marlin slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who much like former Chicago Cub now Oakland Athletic Jeff Samardzija, has had it with management and lack of resources for making a real run for the pennant.

"We've definitely done better than anyone thought we would do," Stanton said. "At the same time, we're still not where we need to be to keep playing beyond the designed schedule. …I want to be the only game on TV at the end of the day," stated Stanton in an interview with Yahoo Sports last week.

According to USA Sports, "While Stanton’s words should hardly echo like his thunderous homers, they will inevitably revive trade talk that has surrounded the slugger since he Tweeted his frustration with the Marlins’ fire sale after the 2012 season. And though fans of every other in the Majors will now, understandably, clamor for their clubs to acquire Stanton for some lousy package of undesirable prospects and well-seasoned scrubs, it still makes very little sense for the Marlins to trade Stanton this offseason if they have any real interest in winning."

So we pick up a mediocre pitcher, but in reality, the bigger picture is we need some big bats, which we could have in someone like Stanton.

 --Suzie Pinstripe, BYB Senior Staff WriteTwitter: @suzieprof
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