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    Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    As it stands now, Phil Hughes will become a free agent next winter at just 28 years old. With the 2014 budget target looming, should the Yankees lock him up now to potentially save some money?
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brien Jackson View Post
    As it stands now, Phil Hughes will become a free agent next winter at just 28 years old. With the 2014 budget target looming, should the Yankees lock him up now to potentially save some money?
    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives...-an-extension/
    yes. i feel like he'd take a 5 year 20-30 million dollar deal. he's entering his prime years, and that's a bargain for someone who looks like he can be at the very least an innings eater.
    forget his injury history, you can either take that risk and lock up a guy who may or may not make that deal look like a steal-- like cano's contract--or he can have a breakout year next year, and just force the yankees to shell out more cash.
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by dont_ya_know24 View Post
    yes. i feel like he'd take a 5 year 20-30 million dollar deal. he's entering his prime years, and that's a bargain for someone who looks like he can be at the very least an innings eater.
    forget his injury history, you can either take that risk and lock up a guy who may or may not make that deal look like a steal-- like cano's contract--or he can have a breakout year next year, and just force the yankees to shell out more cash.
    If he signs for a $6 million AAV through his prime years, MLBPA should probably take away his agent's credentials.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Am I missing something with the giant blue box around your huge ass name?

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    Am I missing something with the giant blue box around your huge ass name?
    Perk of writing the Yankees' blog on the SNY blog network, I guess.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brien Jackson View Post
    If he signs for a $6 million AAV through his prime years, MLBPA should probably take away his agent's credentials.
    what do you see him getting? more than that and fewer years, because he hasn't exactly earned the most lucrative contract
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    you should get that name format looked at. it seems pretty painful.
    always reasonable

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by dont_ya_know24 View Post
    i feel like he'd take a 5 year 20-30 million dollar deal.
    Why would he take that deal?
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Hughes could/should probably be in that 40 million dollar range...and I still wouldn't sign him to that now.

    He's a servicable pitcher, but I'd wait to see what the open market is offering first.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by dont_ya_know24 View Post
    what do you see him getting? more than that and fewer years, because he hasn't exactly earned the most lucrative contract
    If he has another season like 2012, I'm thinking 5 years/$40 million at least, if only because he doesn't turn 28 until the end of June, 2014. If he's better next year, or even if he ends up with the same numbers but doesn't have a disaster month like he had this past April, I can easily see him getting into the $10-15 million range over 4-6 years.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    The Yankees don't give extensions to any of their players. No chance they bend this rule for Hughes.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    kind of think we have no choice, maybe somewhere in the 3yr/$28 mill range
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Eh, no.
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    i dont see why not. even if you trade him, his contract wont be an issue for the acquiring team

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    The Yankees don't give extensions to any of their players. No chance they bend this rule for Hughes.
    That has to change is Cashman really believes he needs to get younger/cheaper.
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    i would do it. then again, i would have done it after last season as well.
    always reasonable

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    The Yankees don't give extensions to any of their players. No chance they bend this rule for Hughes.
    Agreed. I don't like the policy, but Hughes is not a guy to bend it for. End of the day, he is a league average pitcher. (or has been the last few years)

    Nice job staying healthy this season, but not a guy to rush to lock up.
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Put Hughes on the block.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    league average pitchers are also worth quite a bit guys.
    always reasonable

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheScooter View Post
    Put Hughes on the block.

    Not saying that I agree or disagree, but who replaces him in the rotation?
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brien Jackson View Post
    Perk of writing the Yankees' blog on the SNY blog network, I guess.

    Not much of a perk. You should demand free coffee.

    To be on topic, yes I would extend Huges now. One less hole to fill later.

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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    The Yankees don't give extensions to any of their players. No chance they bend this rule for Hughes.
    Didn't they extend CC? I mean granted he was going to optout if they didn't but I thought technically it was an extension before he opted out. Not that Hugehs has that kind of levergae.

    But yeah, I don't see them extending him either. He pitches well again next year Yanks will try and lock him up then but it isn't like Hughes is going to give them a home town discount so why add the injury risk?
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brien Jackson View Post
    If he has another season like 2012, I'm thinking 5 years/$40 million at least, if only because he doesn't turn 28 until the end of June, 2014. If he's better next year, or even if he ends up with the same numbers but doesn't have a disaster month like he had this past April, I can easily see him getting into the $10-15 million range over 4-6 years.
    your question was do they lock him up now. i thought 5/30 was reasonable right now at 6 AAV. why then if he puts up another solid season, an AAV of 8 justifies his agent keeping his credentials?
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    Re: Should the Yankees extend Hughes?

    The answer to this question is the answer to a more pertinent question - "Do you see Phil Hughes as a significant cog in your pitching rotation in 2014?"

    I, for one, do not - while Hughes has been very serviceable, there have been too many 5.1 IP appearances for me. He pitched 191.1 innings in 32 starts this year - that averages put to 5.97 IPS.

    In 2014, we will have CC to head the staff. Assuming the Yankees sign Kuroda to a multi-year contract this off-season (he has earned one and deserves it), he's the likely #2. Pineda is the logical #3 at this point.

    This spot is one of the places that the Yankees can save some money in their quest to get below $189M, so I believe that issue will be a big factor in their decision as well. With David Phelps, Adam Warren, Nik Turley, and Jose Ramirez (not to mention the two B's and Ivan Nova) in the pipeline, I find it hard to believe that the Yankees will make extending Phil Hughes a priority - in fact, I would be very surprised if he does not end up as part of a trade this winter.
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