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Hindsight is 20/20, but boy are the Yankees making our 2015 trade deadline look bad


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We were in a similar position in 2015 as the 2016 Yankees in late July, and we opted to make a moderate buy. The Yankees sold heavily and are now better than they were before.

Had we sold Davis, Wieters, Chen, and O'Day last season, I'm hard-pressed to believe we couldn't have received a similar prospect haul as the Yankees did this year. Instead we bought a flash in the pan outfielder who stunk for two months.

Not a good look, DD.

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We were in a similar position in 2015 as the 2016 Yankees in late July, and we opted to make a moderate buy. The Yankees sold heavily and are now better than they were before.

Had we sold Davis, Wieters, Chen, and O'Day last season, I'm hard-pressed to believe we couldn't have received a similar prospect haul as the Yankees did this year. Instead we bought a flash in the pan outfielder who stunk for two months.

Not a good look, DD.

And that flash in the pan outfielder cost us one of our best pitching prospects, who would have been a key part of our rotation this season.

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And that flash in the pan outfielder cost us one of our best pitching prospects, who would have been a key part of our rotation this season.

It was a brutal trade but I am not sold he would pitch well in this division. That being said it would have been nice to see.

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I will say this - the prospects that the Yankees are enjoying right now (Sanchez, Judge, Austin, Torreyes) were all in place before the start of the season. We haven't seen what the trade deadline haul will mean for them yet.

That's scary. They have a ton more talent, too.

When we are struggling for arms and have to call up McFarland and guys like Ondrusek...you know 2017 and on is going to be a disaster.

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That's scary. They have a ton more talent, too.

When we are struggling for arms and have to call up McFarland and guys like Ondrusek...you know 2017 and on is going to be a disaster.

You have been preparing yourself right?

I'm up to five years worth of "I told you this was going to happen." posts macroed up. :P

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It was a brutal trade but I am not sold he would pitch well in this division. That being said it would have been nice to see.

He may not be great but he'd be better than jiminez and we wouldn't have had to pay 22 mil for gallardo and give up a draft pick.

Just a terrible domino effect.

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That's scary. They have a ton more talent, too.

When we are struggling for arms and have to call up McFarland and guys like Ondrusek...you know 2017 and on is going to be a disaster.

Another apocalyptic prediction from Mr. Hockey Puck. Shocking!! Eventually you will be right because you haven't been for the last 5 years.

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If they keep the current team together (letting Wieters and Trumbo go) the Orioles should be competitive next year. Not great by any means, but they will still have the infield intact plus a strong bullpen plus maybe some progress out of Bundy and maybe Gausman, though I'm skeptical on the latter. It's 2018 and 2019 that looks grim to me.

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That's scary. They have a ton more talent, too.

When we are struggling for arms and have to call up McFarland and guys like Ondrusek...you know 2017 and on is going to be a disaster.

Oh my gosh this is getting crazy. New York is a big market. Baltimore is a mid-market. I don't know why things have gotten so bad recently. I am not so quick to blame DD for everything. He has some blame for sure. You talk about the Yankees cut ties with some of their players and got some good prospects back. Peter A. might have kept DD from doing the same thing. No one knows what goes on behind the closed doors of the FO.

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