A Yankees prospect who got shot while being robbed in the offseason has suffered another injury and might be finished for the season.
Shortstop Thairo Estrada has a back injury and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Bobby Mitchell said he thinks it’s going to be tough to come back from this year, The Times Leader’s D.J. Eberle said on Twitter.
Estrada has battled wrist and hamstring problems this year, too.
Teams cut veterans and break contracts all the time. It’s almost a daily occurrence, and that is the right of NFL teams.
It’s conversely also the right of players to break contracts if they feel those contracts are outdated or if they’ve outplayed them.
None of this means you should have sympathy for players, but it’s always fascinating when people ask players to behave one way while failing to acknowledge teams behave in the exact same manner.
That core consists of two of the best pitchers in baseball: Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.
DeGrom is having a Cy Young-caliber season, leading the majors with a ridiculous 1.51 ERA.
Certainly, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson could get quite a haul for one or both of his right-handed studs. Just imagine what Yankees GM Brian Cashman might be willing to give up in exchange for deGrom. Perhaps a package built around Miguel Andujar and/or Justus Sheffield?
But SI’s Tom Verducci doesn’t think that’s the way the Mets should go, and he’s not bashful with his opinion:
The Mets have made many dumb moves in recent years, but even entertaining the idea of trading Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard would plumb new depths to their foolishness.
The Mets hold five more combined years of control on deGrom and Syndergaard–that’s about 135 starts after this season. One of the most valuable commodities in this game is a young, controllable, front-of-the-rotation pitcher. The Mets have two of them.