Monday, August 1, 2016


The Yankees are waving the White Flag. I told you in my tweet that the headline would be as much...
and it is... sort of. 

Look, the Yankees traded Carlos Beltran, the only Yankee who has truly been productive this season. Why? Well, his value was high, and the Yankees are not expected to do a God damn thing down the stretch.  That's just the reality.

Beltran had a great season, but not a great career as a New York Yankee, and that's OK.  The reality was, he wanted to be a Yankee and was one, and now he's not.

(In Photo: Dillon Tate)
According to everyone, but we'll use my son as the story on this one:

My son: "Dad."
Me: "Yes Bud"
My son: "The Rangers got Beltran. Yankees traded him."
Me: "I just saw that."

(In Photo: Dillon Tate)
My son: "We got some guy named Tate. He's young. That's good, right?"
Me: "Yes it is. "

Dillon Tate is a pitching phenom, or that's what's being reported. The New York Post writes:

"The Yankees are receiving Dillon Tate, a hard-throwing righty pitcher who was the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft, and two other prospects...Hal Steinbrenner had been hesitant to authorize the selling, but after rubber-stamping the bullpen deals, he was presented the Beltran terms on Monday and signed off.

(In Photo: Erik Swanson) 
Two other righty-throwing pitching prospects, Erik Swanson and Nick Green, are also going to the Yankees in the deal."

And just like that, while the Yankees have waved the white flag on 2016, God damn we have an amazing farm system!

Jack Curry said it best:
Love Jack and he's correct.  And believe me when I say this folks... while this feels like the end, it is just the beginning.  Brian Cashman has done something incredible with the amount of talent he has hauled in for the New York Yankees in the past few days.  Not to mention what we already have on the farm. Look at this:

(In Photo: Gleyber Torres)
Gleyber Torres
Justus Sheffield
Clint Frazier
Dillon Tate

Throw them in with guys like:

James Kaprielian
Aaron Judge
Greg Bird
Jorge Mateo
Ben Gamel
Tyler Austin

and more.

In all, 10 prospects the Yankees have collected.  In the end, despite losing veteran players... you should be applauding Cashman on what will happen moving forward in Yankeeland. 

Pretty incredible. There's more to come.

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