Here are some of the day’s notable minor transactions …
- The Yankees have a minors deal in place with veteran southpaw Rex Brothers, per Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). Brothers, who’ll turn 31 tomorrow, still has an intriguingly high-powered left arm — he pumped 97 in his lone MLB appearance in 2018 — that’s capable of racking up swings and misses. Unfortunately, Brothers has also been exceedingly prone to issuing free passes over his career. Last year, at Triple-A, he recorded a 56:44 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 frames. It’s an extreme profile, but the Yanks will take a shot at trying to harness the upside. At a minimum, the team will add an experienced reliever to its depth mix.
- As expected, the Royals have brought back a trio of recently non-tendered (non-arb-eligible) players. The club announced minor-league pact with former top prospect Bubba Starling, righty Jason Adam, and first bagger Samir Duenez. Starling, certainly, is the most notable member of this group given his status as a former fifth overall draft pick. He’s now 26 years of age and still trying t work things out in the upper minors. The Royals are obviously still pleased with his effort level and think there may be something more in the tank. At a minimum, the organization would surely like to see what he can do if he’s at full health for a complete season.
No southpaws in the bullpen but don’t want Brothers…
Edit: No LHP in bullpen outside their closer
now I disagree with x. Rex can be a comeback candidate..heck he had a few good seasons in Col….that’s not a pitcher place.
so a minor league deal with a contention team I sniff comeback.
As currently configured, Tarpley actually IS in the pen when you look at the depth chart.
Two bullpen signing will push him to AAA, but as currently constructed – he’s in there.
They will when they sign Britton
Even Andrew Miller..I’d love that reunion
Rex Brothers = Joe Kelly on steroids with all the walks.
His ERA was infinity in 2018.
Appeared in one game Lol
I want to know Xabial’s outlook on Gleyber Torres. Thank you in advance Xabial 😉 I am a fan 🙂
Lol X! Now that you mention it.
That’s what happens when you divide by zero.
Torres isn’t a zero. He’s very very skilled ya know.
Some loser keeps downvoting me 7 times. one of them was prob troll account made of you. Do you think he’ll ever find a life? Happiness?
Lol xabial.. I’m not a troll. You can look back on any of the posts and I’ve never said anything bad about you. I have read MLBTR enough to see you. I just want to talk baseball. I got 21 downvotes when I said puig for mad bum. Nobody wants to talk baseball. Just downvote. I thought asking you about Gleyber, seriously bc I would like to know, on a minor league transaction post that you might respond. I’m not a troll and I understand a lot of people talk crap for a very stupid reason. I want to talk baseball
I’m not talking about you! You must’ve missed the Brantley thread. admittedly your comment was ambiguous, still forgive me for not being specific. Guy we talking about, keeps stalking, and banned more times than I could count.
Xabial, do you play fantasy baseball?
I don’t read every thread. Just don’t have time. Not everyone that says anything to you is a troll I don’t think. I feel like there is probably a Xabial fan base. I am just wondering about your player evaluation. I play fantasy baseball. I like Gleyber Torres.
Kinda. I pick championship teams but forget to set roster everyday. I had triple crown winner!! Things like school got in the way too. Im prob better at basketball, but not for the the reasons you think. Add generation man 😉
Keep one. Judge or Torres?
But Thank you! You just made my day. feels good to be loved, anonymous or not, with all the hate been getting lately., it’s like these people would rather threads with no comments. You know?
Judge for sure, dude had a fluke 2018 hit by a pitch from **** Royals pitcher. (Forgot name) wrist injuries are tricky man… think it took “Boston X” a year plus to really get back 100% after a similar injury. Go for Judge, dude broke MLB records
I feel like I could already write a book on Judge’s accomplishments and his career has yet to take off. He strikes out a lot… but he walks a lot, hitting closer to .300 than .200. Torres plays a more premium position, but Judge is the more premium talent IMO.
I am anonymous. I have no idea who you are. I’m just a guy that wants to spread to love of baseball across the MLBTR fan base. But I will admit that I am kind of upset that my proposal of mad bum for puig had 21 downvotes. I mean they do 3 trades since 1954 and everyone is going to take that post serious!?
Unbalanced, unrealistic trades especially hated here. Dont feel too bad. I have a loser who made 7+ accs to downvote every post I make. After a while u sorta get used to it 🙂 proposing trades, is a losing game…Someone almost always gets offended calls u on “bias”
Thanks Xabial, still think I’m going with Torres lol. But spread love, not hate. No one should be mad at someone for posting on a message board!!!!!!
His rookie year..Even with anemic 2nd half
“Judge joins Adam Dunn of the 2012 White Sox as the only players to strike out 200 times and walk 100 times in a season. When Dunn did it, he had a .204 average. Judge hit .284.”
How could you say no to Adam Dunn with 80 points higher BA? 😉 I expected better 2018, but stupid injury, stupid pitcher, learn control
Read this Oct 2017 piece on Judge incredible rookie year, what (potentially) saying no to, if improve further from rookie away from injury
That is true. Like how every time a trade is proposed the best player from either team gets involved lol. Whatever tho, half the time I’m on my phone not even seeing the down vote. It doesnt even effect anything anyway. Im pretty sure the people always going after you have more serious problems other than keeping track of your posts.
Acuna, Bregman, Judge. Who do you get rid of?
Me? Personally Bregman.
That’s just me. Astros fans might disagree.
These cools stats made me an Acuña believer. I posted this before, but what the heck:
Sure. True Yankees fan could never get rid of the Judge 🙂 Bregman does have a bit of that cocky attitude. But those are 3 very good players we both know that 🙂
Seems niche, maybe… but the dude is doing amazing things at the ripe age of 20 years — Not a Braves fan. But definitely Acuña Jr. fan
I believe with you! Who is brave enough to say Acuna is better than Trout!?
Brave? More like suicidal. Even these werent good enough to convince many here he might be the real deal
“sample size”? “Prove it”? the kid’s only 20!
lol!!! Acuna will have better career numbers than Trout 🙂 kaskro says so
Thanks for the baseball conversation Xabial 🙂 fun talking, maybe a little bit outrageous, ideas
Np, wish many others here were like you.
Get a room, you two.
Absolutely love this signing.
Rex Brothers with the Bronx Bombers.
Yankees always find a way to buy the best players in the game…wouldnt surprise me to see them land both Harper and Machado and even sign tulo to the league minimum and watch him rip it up…The Red Sox are still the champs…but the bronx bombers will give them a run for their money next season
I hope it’s a dogfight in 2019.
Very slim chance they get both. Not even sure they get one of them. If Yankees low ball them like they did Corbin, they won’t get either. The days of “Come play with the Yankees because we are the Yankees” is over.
A minors signing. If he finds plate, could be a good call up mid season. If not thanks for stopping by.
Bubba Starling??? Really??? Its time to cut bait with him!!!
Yeah he sucks! To make matters worse, the Royals could have gotten Francisco Lindor instead of him. Francisco Lindor!!!
Some late bloomers?
44 walks in 40 innings? What could possibly go wrong?