Cano is set for a big contract season. It seems that’s what we can expect from players these days, sign a long term contract, and perform like a great player in your walk year, so you can sign yet another great long term contract.
I fully expect the Yankees to be stupid once more, and over pay a player for what he was, and not for what he’ll be over the full term of his contract. Cano should talk to A-Rod, he’ll give him a few pointers on how to make the Yankees brass do what he wants.
YT, perhaps they are showcasing some players? They may be looking into (a) trade(s). That’s something we don’t really know.
There are no clear favorites, though, and I think it is as simple as that. Though I do agree Dan Johnson should be cut – however, it really makes no difference to us except that I guess we’d like to know for sure he’s out of the running. I am sure they have a timetable for when they’ll do all this. Probably next week, if not Friday.
“Phelps reminds me so much of Mussina, not overwhelming, but consistent, and a winner”
guys Mussina threw mid-high 90s when he was young….Phelps’s stuff isn’t in the same league as a young Mussina…..Mussina was crafty when he was older after years of experience in the big leagues. Phelps is already like 26 and has never even started full time in the majors……I see the similarity in demeanor maybe etc…..but really the comparison as a pitcher is way off IMO……Mussina is a border line HOFer
we just don’t know…..its really hard to say what a guy is until they start in the big leagues…..and Phelps probably isn’t going to get that chance again this year. As I said earlier…..if the Yanks really though he was a long term answer then wouldn’t they make a spot for him now so that that he could build innings and so they could see what they have in him? I think they view him as depth mainly…..that kinda sucks because I do think he could be a solid starter for them or somebody else.
Phelps can be a productive starter, but let’s not make him more than he is. He could probably win 12 games with an ERA of 4-4.50. Valuable for sure, but he doesn’t have the stuff to be more than that, IMO.
I think Musty could likely help, but unfortunately none of the other offensive guys did much this spring. I had hope Almonte could step up but no. Mesa looks like a star one minute defensively and has power, but his swing looks long and subject to being killed with off speed stuff.
On the pitching side, I have been impressed with Marshall and Nuno. Both could help if needed, I believe. Montgomery does not look like a closer to me unless he can add some velocity or movement to his fastball. Some of the younger relievers have a chance, I think.
Of course, Nuno will probably give up ten runs in the first inning today. That seems the way it has been going.