June 18, 2024

14 thoughts on “Yankees.com: Rizzo breaks through April ‘grind’ with key HR

    1. As much as I’m curious about seeing him pushed, but I think he’s going to be a classic Yankee AAAA guy who eventually gets traded to some place like Pittsburgh for a relief arm, pumps out a year or three of 1-3 WAR and then disappears as his price goes up while the Yankees pay $20 or $30m (or $40 if they put Judge there) a year for the same production from someone else who had a better pedigree.

    2. Rice is pretty much DH only, so he really needs to have any value until he does it at the ML level. The Yankees don’t have DH room, so there’s not much to do.

    3. possibly, to my understanding Wells was a much better defender than Rice though.

    4. Rice didn’t play for a few years so he has room to grow defensively. Bad defense was Wells rap also.

  1. “The unorthodox ramp-up seemed to hamper Snell’s performance on the mound, as the 31-year-old left-hander ended up going 0-3 with an 11.57 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP in 11 2/3 innings over his first three starts of 2024.”

    And now he’s hurt.

    There’s no particular point I want to make by posting this (e.g., that getting him would have been a bad idea).

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