This week was pretty fun as the Yanks swept the O's, the Knicks and Giants did some work on their camp rosters, and the Rangers exchanged arbitration numbers with Derek Stepan.
This week will probably be more momentous.
Yankees: The trade deadline is this week, and it really seems likely that they will add a starter - though they have Bryan Mitchell and Luis Severino ready or close as possible on the farm. According to reports, Judge, Severino and Bird are unlikely to be dealt, but there was word earlier this week, that the Yanks might be listening to offers on red hot Gary Sanchez. Trading him, especially with the uncertainty surrounding Luis Torrens' shoulder injury, would be a bad idea. Just as punting a first round pick for what is left of Brian McCann was in November of 2013. So that's a scarty situation. Likewise, there are a bunch of non-Judge/Severino/Bird guys who could be future CORE and thus heald onto. So it's a very dangerous week down on the farm.
Rangers: The Rangers and Derek Stepan could make a new 5 year deal any minute now. They exchanged arb figures this morning, and they'll probably get something done before the hearing. What's more, don't be surprised if they make a trade or two after that happens..
Giants: The New York Football Giants will report to training camp this Thursday -- at least those with two hands will. Thus will begin a really interesting camp for our team. They sent the parts of the offseason they could control adding new pieces for the coordinators, only to lose their Left Tackle and Franchise DE to non football injuries after the draft and after all the best UFA's were off the board. We'll see if Tom and the guys can coach their way out of this one. I wouldn't be surprised if they extend Eli this week and sign Evan Mathis or someone else who might be able to start on the line.
Knicks: The Knicks will continue filling out their 20 man camp roster, as well as looking for a back up 5 and 1 for the 15 man roster. We'll see what their up to as the summer progresses.
I hope all our teams act wisely, and that all of you have great weeks!
UPDATE: The Yanks have called up Nick Goody, and he's not on the 40 so another move must be coming. As you'll recall, the Yanks drafted Goody twice, and he started out like gangbusters before get TJed, and coming back slowly last year. He has been great this year and could now become the long term fixture we've expected him to become.
Further Update: Petit was DFA'd and Pinder was sent down.