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Friday, May 6, 2016

Cashman traded Solarte for Headley, ignoring Donaldson.

Not only have main stream media people ignored the first part but the second part never occurred to them in their defense of Yankee general manager Brian Cashman. The Yankees are currently buried in last place 9-17.

Solarte for Headley: why isn't Cashman critiqued for this trade? Sunday, March 27, 2016

Did I miss it? Or does Yankee GM Brian Cashman get no flack for this trade? ...


In their first full season after being traded and both playing third base, Solarte had more doubles, triples and home runs than Headley. OPS+:
Solarte 109
Headley 93

BA OBP SLG OPS:
Solarte .270 .320 .428 .748
Headley .259 .324 .369 .693

If you're into WAR:
Solarte 2.2
Headley 1.1

Obviously, Chase Headley was not better than Yangervis Solarte in 2015 and Headley certainly was not 25 times better as his salary would suggest.

Cashman traded a player almost three years younger who was paid about half a million dollars for a guy who was paid $13 million and whom Cashman signed through 2018 for $13 million per year.


Has anyone even suggested that Cashman made a mistake? A big mistake?
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Photo of Chase HeadleyPhoto of Josh Donaldson
Chase Headley:
Josh Donaldson:
Donaldson was traded BEFORE Cashman signed Headley. Cashman could have acquired Donaldson instead. How much more clearly can it be stated? Trading Solarte for Headley was bad enough and signing Headley when he became a free agent was worse still but the worst thing was Cashman entirely missing the boat on Donaldson. Cashman wanted someone to play third and obviously took Headley over Donaldson. It's really obvious. How come Cashman isn't held accountable?

Since it's May 6 and Headley has zero extra base hits and was benched yesterday for a guy who has no credentials as a hitter Cashman is being scrutinized generally but not on this timeline.

2015 MVP:
RankNameTmVote Pts1st PlaceShareWARGABRHHRRBISBBBBAOBPSLGOPSWLERAWHIPGGSSVIPHHRBBSO
1Josh DonaldsonTOR385.023.092%8.815862012218441123673.297.371.568.939
2Mike TroutLAA304.07.072%9.415957510417241901192.299.402.590.991
3Lorenzo CainKCR225.00.054%7.214055110116916722837.307.361.477.838
4Manny MachadoBAL158.00.038%7.116263310218135862070.286.359.502.861
2015 third basemen:
Rk Player OPS+ HR Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Josh Donaldson 155 41 2015 29 TOR AL 158 711 620 122 184 41 2 123 73 0 133 6 2 10 16 6 0 .297 .371 .568 .939 *5/DH
2 Matt Carpenter 134 28 2015 29 STL NL 154 665 574 101 156 44 3 84 81 5 151 6 0 4 5 4 3 .272 .365 .505 .871 *54/H3
3 Kris Bryant 133 26 2015 23 CHC NL 151 650 559 87 154 31 5 99 77 0 199 9 0 5 7 13 4 .275 .369 .488 .858 *5/789HD3
4 Manny Machado 131 35 2015 22 BAL AL 162 713 633 102 181 30 1 86 70 2 111 4 2 4 17 20 8 .286 .359 .502 .861 *5/6
5 Nolan Arenado 124 42 2015 24 COL NL 157 665 616 97 177 43 4 130 34 13 110 4 0 11 17 2 5 .287 .323 .575 .898 *5/H
6 Mike Moustakas 120 22 2015 26 KCR AL 147 614 549 73 156 34 1 82 43 1 76 13 4 5 14 1 2 .284 .348 .470 .817 *5/H
7 Kyle Seager 118 26 2015 27 SEA AL 161 686 623 85 166 37 0 74 54 6 98 5 0 4 17 6 6 .266 .328 .451 .779 *5/H6
8 Todd Frazier 117 35 2015 29 CIN NL 157 678 619 82 158 43 1 89 44 3 137 7 1 7 19 13 8 .255 .309 .498 .806 *5/H
9 Yunel Escobar 113 9 2015 32 WSN NL 139 591 535 75 168 25 1 56 45 0 70 8 1 2 24 2 2 .314 .375 .415 .790 *5/DH
10 Matt Duffy 110 12 2015 24 SFG NL 149 612 573 77 169 28 6 77 30 0 96 5 2 2 22 12 0 .295 .334 .428 .762 *5H/463
11 Evan Longoria 110 21 2015 29 TBR AL 160 670 604 74 163 35 1 73 51 8 132 6 0 9 11 3 1 .270 .328 .435 .764 *5D/H
12 Adrian Beltre 110 18 2015 36 TEX AL 143 619 567 83 163 32 4 83 41 4 65 3 0 8 18 1 0 .287 .334 .453 .788 *5/D
13 Yangervis Solarte 109 14 2015 27 SDP NL 152 571 526 63 142 33 4 63 34 0 56 6 2 3 15 1 0 .270 .320 .428 .748 *53H4/D
14 Martin Prado 102 9 2015 31 MIA NL 129 551 500 52 144 22 2 63 37 4 68 5 1 8 9 1 0 .288 .338 .394 .732 *54/H
15 Trevor Plouffe 99 22 2015 29 MIN AL 152 632 573 74 140 35 4 86 50 0 124 4 1 4 28 2 1 .244 .307 .435 .742 *53
16 Nick Castellanos 98 15 2015 23 DET AL 154 595 549 42 140 33 6 73 39 1 152 1 0 6 21 0 3 .255 .303 .419 .721 *5/DH
17 Aramis Ramirez 95 17 2015 37 TOT NL 137 516 475 43 117 31 1 75 31 3 68 5 0 5 23 1 0 .246 .297 .423 .720 *5H/3D
18 Chase Headley 93 11 2015 31 NYY AL 156 642 580 74 150 29 1 62 51 0 135 7 0 4 17 0 2 .259 .324 .369 .693 *5/H3
19 Brett Lawrie 92 16 2015 25 OAK AL 149 602 562 64 146 29 3 60 28 1 144 5 3 4 8 5 2 .260 .299 .407 .706 *54/HD
20 Pablo Sandoval 76 10 2015 28 BOS AL 126 505 470 43 115 25 1 47 25 1 73 7 1 2 14 0 0 .245 .292 .366 .658 *5/H
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/6/2016.

Rank as batters in 2015:
1. Donaldson
13. Solarte
18. Headley

How is this not gross incompetence by Cashman? And how is it not gross incompetence by the Steinbrenner Kids for not holding Cashman accountable? The main stream media is just plain incompetent.

Steinbrenner Kids failed and should sell the Yankees. Friday, April 22, 2016

1 comment:

Raul Vazquez said...

I totally agree! Specially since that contract came in tjus new austerity yankees phasr. Worst than that is that cashman is very rarely accountable for his multiple mistakes. What about the albatros contract to ellsburr? Or why is rodriguez even playing for the yankkes? It seems to me that the yankees have literally bought the main stream media!