Tuesday, July 30, 2019


You know Cashman, if he can't have a top pitcher, he'll find a way to make one... or in Matt Harvey's case, reinvent one. And I am terrified of that realization. But sadly, it's a realization we've seen way too many times at the trade deadline.

Great piece in Newsday today about how every team wants a ton in return. Many of them wanting Gleyber Torres. The Tigers for example:

Don't forget, the Blue Jays just tried this garbage with Marcus Stroman. He ended up on the Mets.  Terrible move for all parties... although the Mets can twist it any way they want. It's stupid.

Now look... we have a good farm system. Everyone knows thats a problem. What will Cashman do about it?  Well, this is what I fear. I fear he'll sign Matt Harvey.

Don't forget, Harvey was just Designated for Assignment by the Angels.  The Washington Post writes:

"The Los Angeles Angels designated 30-year-old Matt Harvey for assignment Friday after another dismal performance. Harvey, the former all-star who signed a one-year, $11 million deal with the Angels in December, allowed six runs over six innings against the Houston Astros on Thursday. In 12 starts this season, Harvey is 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 29 walks. His ERA hasn’t been lower than 6.35 since his first game on March 29.

'The decision was made because we felt like it would increase our chance of winning games...'”

Now Cash doesn't see failure, he sees opportunity. Opportunity for a player to reinvent himself and opportunity for the Yankees to get a few wins going down the stretch.  It's silly, and many will think I'm nuts, but let's not forget the days of this happening, nearly every year.  The Cory Lidles, the JA Happs and yes a guy named Brian Gordon. It was during the 2010 or 2011 season... but the move didn't go the Yankees way. And Cashman pivoted and it was not for the better:

"Asked whether he was worried the Phils would be upset at his maneuvering, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman answered: 'Hey, they got Cliff Lee, I got Brian Gordon.'"

The point is, if you wake up on August 1st and we have Matt Harvey... do not be surprised.

Look, no one knows how this will play out, my guts telling me this trade deadline could be a disappointment. Damn I hope I'm wrong.

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