Saturday, November 3, 2018


Photo: Houston Chronicle
We all know that the Yankees need some starting pitching. Sonny Gray is not very good and he'll most likely go away sometime in the Winter, and the pitching staff is getting alittle older.  I actually think having JA Happ back would be amazing. He really opened my eyes and was awesome as a Yankee.

Masahiro Tanaka, he still has it, but he's not the guy we thought we were getting when we signed him. I still like him, but you know what I mean. Unpredictable.

Luis Severino has a future in New York. You can rip on him for a lousy second half, but the kid's still young. He has time to figure that all out.

Of course Sabathia is on my list as a must have, even if he's a #5 guy. I like him as a question about it. But we need more:

Bryan Hoch writes about 7 guys that could end up in pinstripes. I'm gonna choose 4 of them that I see as real possibilities or at least pitchers the Yankees need to at least try to get:

"Patrick Corbin, LHP 2018 stats (D-backs): 11-7, 3.15 ERA (137 ERA+) in 33 starts 

Why he might fit: Corbin grew up in upstate New York, rooting for the Yankees, and told USA Today in April that "it would definitely be great to play there. My whole family are Yankees fans. My mom, my dad, my grandpa, everybody." The Yanks tried to acquire Corbin last offseason. His 246 strikeouts would have ranked second in franchise history, only behind Ron Guidry's 248 in 1978...

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP 2018 stats (Rays/Red Sox): 6-7, 3.81 ERA (112 ERA+) in 22 games 

Why he might fit: The Yankees are familiar with Eovaldi, who spent the 2015-16 seasons in New York's rotation before requiring his second Tommy John surgery. He emptied the tank against the Yanks in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium, cruising in Boston's 16-1 rout...

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J.A. Happ, LHP 2018 stats (Blue Jays/Yankees): 17-6, 3.65 ERA (117 ERA+) in 31 starts 

Why he might fit: Happ was an excellent pickup for the Yankees in July, going 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA through his 63 2/3 regular-season innings with the Yanks. The 36-year-old impressed with his professional demeanor, and he will likely be looking for a two-year deal...

Dallas Keuchel, LHP 2018 stats (Astros): 12-11, 3.74 ERA (108 ERA+) in 34 starts 

Why he might fit: The Yankees already know that Keuchel can handle their stage, having been silenced by him in the 2015 AL Wild Card Game. The idea of a brighter spotlight is thought to appeal to Keuchel, who could easily embrace New York City's flashier lifestyle while assuming a prominent role in the rotation."

Damn... I'm getting excited about the offseason moves.

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