Projected Yankees and Mets lineups and rotations.
C- Posada (Homegrown)
1B- Giambi (FA from Oakland)/Duncan (Homegrown)
2B- Cano (Homegrown)
3B- Rodriguez (Trade w/ Texas)
SS- Jeter (Homegrown)
LF- Damon (FA from Boston)
CF- Cabrera (Homegrown)
RF- Abreu (Trade w/ Philadelphia)
DH- Matsui (Japan)
1. Wang (Homegrow)
2. Pettitte (Homegrown)
3. Hughes (Homegrown)
4. Chamberlain (Homegrown)
5. Kennedy (Homegrown)/Mussina (FA from Baltimore)
CL- Rivera (Homegrown)
C- Brian Schneider (Trade w/ Washington)/ Castro (FA from Florida)
1B- Delgado (Trade w/ Marlins)
2B- Castillo (Trade w/ Minnesota)
3B- Wright (Homegrown)
SS- Reyes (Homegrown)
LF- Alou (FA from San Fransisco)
CF- Beltran (FA from Houston)
RF- Church (Trade w/ Washington)
1. Santana (Trade w/ Minnesota)
2. Martinez (FA from Boston)
3. Perez (Trade w/ Pittsburgh)
4. Maine (Trade w/ Baltimore)
5. Hernandez (Trade w/ Arizona)/Pelfrey(Homegrown)
CL- Wagner (FA from Philadelphia)
Interesting, Mets need to draft and scout better.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-01-2008 at 05:20 PM.
Wow, when did the Mets trade for Cano?
Seriously though, I look at it two ways....you either use your farm to replenish your ML roster directly, or to trade for guys who will replenish your ML roster. While they might not have a ton of 'Homegrown' talent, the 'Homegrown' talent brought in Delgado, Castillo, Church, Schneider, and Santana, and Maine and Perez were also acquired through trades.
Who cares, they don't award championships to teams with the most homegrown players. I'd rather have Santana than 4 prospects anyday.
You can't call Pettitte homegrown, he was a FA from Houston.
Being honest, I don't consider people like Reyes, Cano, or Wang homegrown. They were bought international talent where the teams used their heavy financial advantage to acquire. How is it any different then Matsui except that they spent a couple years in the farm first?
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-01-2008 at 05:44 PM.
Anyway, Reyes and Wright are better than any prospect you can list on the Yankees.
Our other prospects also enabled us to land Johan Santana and I wouldn't quit on Pelfrey just yet. Is it time to restock? Sure, but let's not act like our farm hasn't produced superstars in Reyes and Wright.
What is up with you? Grow up? What is wrong with this thread? Hit a nerve?
Also the Yankees and Red Sox let Santana go to the Mets, and you know it...and Pelfrey, kids got a high ceiling, needs to to establish a reliable breaking ball first, but if he does... he can turn into something good. Great fastball, good change up.
Prospects? No crap. Reyes and Wright aren't prospects, they are established major leaguers, or where you talking about home grown players? Well I disagree. Jeter and Rivera are Hall of Famers.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-01-2008 at 06:25 PM.
Many of the trades Id consider homegrown talent. When you bring back guys like Maine, Perez, Church, etc...I consider them legit baseball trades and, for the most part, "my guys". Highest bidder trades(Santana) and signings (Beltran) are rarely looked at as "my guys". Even though Im all for the Santana move its these types of moves that have really hurt my love of baseball these last few years.