How All Of The Yankees Hitters Were Acquired: 2014 Roster Tree
How All Of The Yankees Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The success of most franchises usually occurs when a huge core is built up through a drafting system, and then the club can piece the rest of the club together.
The 2nd best way to create a winning squad is to trade for players with the organizational pieces you have supplanted in the Minors or Majors.
Then there is the Yankees way of doing things. Hiring Free Agents – and spend boatloads of dollars.
Out of the majority of their hitting roster in 2014, most of them came through the Free Agent route.
Alfonso Soriano, was brought over in a deal, and is in the last year of his current contract signed back in 2007.
Yes, he was originally signed by the “Pinstripers”, but the new chain of transaction, had the club giving away a pitching prospect for his services, even though he is still tied to A’Rod.
A lot should be said about doing business this way. It is not a good idea.
New York spent $153 MIL on 7 years for Ellsbury, 3/$45 MIL for Beltran – and 5/$85 MIL for McCann’s services, with a 6 Year, it could reach $100 MIL.
All of these players are now north of 30 years old.
In fact, Solarte (now not the starting 3B), is the only player under the age of 30 to 100 AB for the franchise this season.
With all of the incoming talent struggling thus far, the best offense has come from Gardner, Suzuki, Jeter and Teixeira.
I will give an average pass to Ellsbury right now, but he needs a stronger 2nd half.
For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.
It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.
It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.
New York Yankees 2014 Hitters Age/Position (Roster Tree)
5 World Series Titles in 7 Fall Classics, 313 BA, 3300+ Career Hits – all awesome achievements.
Lets all hope El Capitan can play well in his last half of a year .
It is to be noted, that Suzuki did re-sign as Free Agent, prior to the 2013 year.
September 29, 1998: Alfonso Soriano was Purchased by the New York Yankees from Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Japan Central).
Good early production couldn’t find this guy having a role with the future of the club for right now.
From 2009 – 2011, he had 3 straight 30+ HRs and 100+ RBI. He had similar power numbers last season to because he missed 40 games.
His absence in 2013 has been felt. Having 3 YRs/$67.5 MIL left after this season might begin to hurt a little, but it was the market back then.
Brett Gardner (30) OF: Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft.
www.baseballreference.com – the source behind all roster transactions.
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