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Yanks Trade for 3B Chase Headley

Discussion in 'New York Yankees' started by purguy12, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. purguy12

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    Love this move. Buy Low on a player that was awesome 2 years ago. I like this move a lot. Now we need another starter.
     



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    lets hope he can bring some production to the plate cause we need it
     
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    I agree
     
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    Padres Asst. GM AJ Hinch was just interviewed before the Padres game and he said it'd be impossible to exaggerate what a true pro Headley is.

    I hope he comes out of this funk and his excellent performance over the last couple of months continues.
     
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    He is now a true yankee
     
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    Great way to start our Yankee Career. What a game. Great job by the pitchers.
     
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    Too bad the O's won.

    Good things is we are right in the WC race.

    1.5 back of Seattle for that 2nd WC spot
     
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    He doesn't have to revert to 2012 form to be an upgrade. Headley was a good player in 2013 and 2011. Yankees didn't give up much of anything either.

    McCarthy was also a good pickup IMO. His peripherals (good K/BB numbers and a high ground ball rate) suggest he's a lot better than his ERA shows.
     
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    At the 100 game mark we are 3 out in the east and .5 game out of the 2nd wildcard spot
     
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    I think we are 1 move away from taking over the East. We need a Pitcher. I also wouldn't mind trading for Kemp from the Dodgers. Word is Kemp wants out.
     
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    I watch a lot of Dodgers games and you need to realize what Cashman and other GMs do about Kemp; he's never going to return to his glory days. That said, I can totally see the Yankees overspending on him. I don't doubt right now that the Dodgers would be fine with just dumping his salary and maybe a token player to be named.

    Who'd have ever thought a couple of years ago that Kemp would be on the block and Ethier still in Chavez?
     
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    As long as he's DHing... I guess. But he still wouldn't be worth the money. Kemp was never a good fielder to begin with (despite the Gold Gloves, most metrics have rated him as a well below average defender), but his defense has actually gotten worse. Despite a very respectable 114 OPS+, he's been "worth" -1.5 WAR because of his defense.

    DRS: -23 runs
    Plus/Minus: -19 runs
    UZR: -17.9 runs

    That's very bad. Especially when you consider that's through only 88 games.
     
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    We got Capuano
     
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    I really liked the Capuano signing coming into the 2014 season. I thought he would have been a really good swingman/long reliever for the Red Sox. He started out nicely, but he really struggling over the last 2 months before getting DFA'd.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/explaining-the-chris-capuano-bargain/

    Burke Badenhop, however, has been pretty darn good. Doesn't strike many guys out, but he doesn't walk many either and he gets a lot of ground balls.
     
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    I hope this isn't the last move. Not a big fan of this move but I can live with it. Gives us insurance just in case.
     
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    Headley now hitting .429 as a Yankee
     
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    :clap:
     
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    Headley looking like a steal. It looks like he just needed to get away from that ballpark. The best thing about Headley is he is one of the better Defensive players at 3rd. Love this trade.