He's having himself a pretty damn good year following a slow start. Easily eclipses 4 fWAR if his defensive ratings weren't so down for some reason. I
1) Whether you or I think it's a lot of money is irrelevant. You know as well as I do the Yankees do. They simply will never eat a contract, even at 5M
He likely would not.
I agree that would be the fiscally prudent move, but they could also just sign Chapman in the offseason.
rankings understate their upside prospects. almora/mckinney are solid of prospects, and close to ready. a guy like eloy jimenez could be easy top 50 after
If they trade for Schwarber, Baez, Gallo, etc they're going to need to get rid of Joe, because he'll keep them on the bench for the veterans