Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Empire Re-Signs JA Happ, Noah Syndergaard Pursuit Likely A Smokescreen

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UPDATE: May not be a done deal
The Yankees have re-signed left-handed starter JA Happ to a three-year contract extension—rendering moot the fake pursuit of New York Met starter Noah Syndergaard. It never seemed likely that the Met ownership would ever allow "Thor" to be on the back pages of the Gotham tabloids winning games for The Evil Ones. So, The Pinstriped Posers now have a 2019 rotation of  Happ, Luis Severino, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia. And, of course, they still have to unload joke-starter Sonny Gray. Happ was supposed to shut down the Red Sox—but, while he had his moments, was ultimately ineffective against Boston's triumph in the ALDS. Look for The Bronx Embalmers to now focus on landing the one guy who best typifies the Yankee player profile—the despicable Manny Machado.