Adrian_05 wrote: Skin Blues wrote: Adrian_05 wrote:
This FO really loves their mediocre outfielders.
Anyways, of course Stroman would be starting for the Yankees in the playoffs. Who's Cashman trying to fool?
Paxton/Tanaka/German/Severino would be the rotation they were counting on for the playoffs. With Sabathia and Happ as long-men already in the bullpen. Obviously you can't count on the health of all those guys. And it might be a bight hyperbolic to say Stroman woudl be in the bullpen. But if things went to plan, Stroman would only have been a marginal improvement for the rotation. Hard to count on German slapping his girlfriend, which is the reason they could really use Stroman right now.
You'd really put German in there over Stroman?
No, I definitely wouldn't. But if that's the guy who is your #4 starter in the playoffs - a guy who might make 1 or 2 starts, if you're lucky - then I don't know if it's worth giving up Frazier for Stroman.
As Schad (and Stroman, in hilarious fashion) have mentioned, the Yankees starters are very prone to homers. And these days, I don't think that gets as much attention as it should. Keeping the ball on the ground is all of a sudden a huge asset. Unless MLB switches the balls again, which seems like a foregone conclusion, we just don't know what the effects will be. But for now, a guy with a high groundball rate even if the K% isn't quite there, is very desirable. It's why I think Zeuch is a bit more valuable to us than most people would think when looking at the peripherals, which are completely underwhelming.