Between Taillon/Kluber/Severino/German, they threw a combined 1 IP last year. #Yankees
NYY ideal August rotation:
1. Gerrit Cole
2. Corey Kluber
3. Luis Severino
4. Jameson Taillon
Ladies and gentlemen, the Yankees officially have a starting staff that we can actually be excited about.
With addition of Taillon and Kluber, Yankees are looking at a 1-2-3 of Cole, Kluber and Taillon w/ Montgomery, Garcia, German and Schmidt vying for back end spots and Severino due back by the summer. Taillon and Kluber must prove selves after combining to pitch 1 inning in 2020.
Taillon underwent his second Tommy John surgery in August 2019, but he has been throwing bullpens and is expected to be ready for Opening Day. If Yankees finish a deal, he would slot in behind Gerrit Cole (his former Pirates teammate) and Corey Kluber in New York’s rotation. https://t.co/khpaEls1Fn
The #Yankees rotation has a sky high upside.
But with Severino, Kluber and Taillon .. they have 3 guys who pitched a combined one (1) inning in 2020. The floor is low, but it could be an excellent rotation.
Yajure and Contreras were on the Yankees' 40-man. They should have one open spot when trade goes through — since Taillon will be taking the other. Still have to get LeMahieu, Kluber on there/make deals official, but remember: there's no timer on that.
I’ll take my chances against anyone with this in the playoffs.
2021 Yankees Pitching
How many of these guys are 1. Healthy and 2. Look good come October decide the fate of your 2021 Yankees
BUCKLE UP https://t.co/0kZmq7Cn9w
If the Rays got Kluber and Taillon it would be them outsmarting the league.
But when the Yankees do it it’s taking too big of a risk
It'd be pretty fun if we sign Tanaka and Paxton and they both shove while Kluber and Taillon bust.
Brian Cashman in the last 2 weeks:
Pays everyone to avoid arbitration
Trades a bag of chips for Taillon
Yankees twitter after he didn't trade for Mike Trout and Jacob deGrom: https://t.co/PCmuscvmQl
Since 2017, the Indians have traded away all of:
Cole > Jacob
Taillon > Syndergaurd
If the Yanks got both earlier this off-season, does this mean Kluber would not have happened? Or were they aiming for 3 SP's this whole time and there's still one more move left in them? https://t.co/6KKxqExegd
Yanks were in on Musgrove after signing Kluber, and now have Taillon. Could they look to add one more arm? Would depend how dedicated they are to staying under $210M. https://t.co/bCUILP1Iz5
Brought DJ back, but losing Tanaka is a big risk because he’s been a durable innings eater. Kluber is a risk, but that upside is fun to think about. Really love the Taillon trade, but I really wish we could get another RP to bump my grade up https://t.co/xhMQMUlqNr
Sevy, Deivi, German, Schmidt, King
A lot of “IFs” but a lot of potential.
Except who knows what Kluber can do, who knows what Sevy can do, who knows what Taillon can do and who knows what the other guys can do. We have 1 pitcher we can feel good about and a bunch of question marks
Taillon has the #2 draft pick expectations driving him. Kluber has the strongest track record of the group. Garcia has the youth factor. German has the most recent full season success of any of them. Reasons to vote for all!
Feel like taillon will be sub 4 just not sure on the starts.
Have no idea what to think about kluber or german.
Garcia will pitch and I think he's got the stuff to have it click and be a sub 4 guy.
Taylor Heinicke was the best QB the Bucs had to face this postseason and it isn’t particularly close
I like Taillon as a flyer trade where you’re really depending on him more for 2022.....counting on him in 2021 is risky at a minimum. Cashman could be just going with this for now though and readdress in July when he knows more what him and Kluber are
I've watched Kluber his entire career. He wasn't doing good at all before he broke his arm in 2019. We should've traded him that off-season. At best he is an average pitcher now. He'll never get his Cy Young caliber seasons back.