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Yankees add Coke and Moeller, not Melky

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 31, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In Scranton, Chad Jennings reports that the Yankees will add left-handed reliever Phil Coke and catcher Chad Moeller to the roster today as rosters expand. Neither player is on the 40-man roster, so two moves will have to be made.

Melky Cabrera is apparently being held back until Scranton is finished with the playoffs. That is if he’s coming at all. The same seems to be true for Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy. It would be interesting to see RHP Mark Melancon in the majors. But perhaps it would be better to wait. As the Yankees have learned, promoting young pitchers needs to be handled carefully.

As was predicted here earlier this week, Hughes is headed for the Arizona Fall League. So is Humberto Sanchez. Phil needs the innings, so it’s a smart move.

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79 Responses to “Yankees add Coke and Moeller, not Melky”

  1. RIGHT after you see pigs fly... August 31st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    throwing in the towel, boys and girls…see ya in the new stadium…..Septemeber record will be at least 5 games UNDER .500 ! Bet on it.

  2. myrtlebeachfan August 31st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Hughes really needs to get himself back together, this should help him substantially.

    I’m really, really happy with it.

    Oh, and Phil Coke.. interesting. I’m a little confused, but I suppose he’s earned it as much as anyone else.

  3. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Chad Moeller ? Fire Cashman.

  4. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    With Phil Coke, a lefty, probably want to see if he has the tools to get major league hitters out, since Yankees not sure if they want to pick up Marte’s 6M option.

  5. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    (from previous thread)

    Um, just because Nady is a Boras client doesn’t mean he’s going to want/get 7 years and $100 million. How has Nady done so far for the Yankees? Pretty good, wouldn’t you say?

    All Nady has been is a solid player who hasn’t shrunk in pinstripes. Nah, players like that aren’t the long term solution at all. We need flashy all-stars only.

  6. Sea Net August 31st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    It’s sad that Cashman still thinks we have a chance to win. Wastes a valuable 40 man roster spot for Moller, keeps starting Rasner/Ponson/Pavano, keeps playing the veterans instead of guys like Miranda, Gardner etc., isin’t bring up Melancon etc.

    And that other poster was right, he should have put everyone on waivers to see if we could move someone.

    Last year he had a chance to pick up an elite lefty power arm like Jonathan Sanchez who is only 24 for a banged up Matsui and we said no. Damon was coveted last year in Orlando at the winter meetings and we didn’t even explore trading him. We trade Farnsworth, a type B pick who would fetch a multi year deal for I-Rod who will certainly accept arbitration and not get us any picks.

    Just bad move after bad move from Cashman. He has no idea to how build a team and has ZERO creativity. He lives in the past too often and has blind faith in veterans. We really miss Stick– he was always proactive and knew how to identify talent and intangibles in players.

  7. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    (from previous thread)

    Getting value for X would be outside the box thinking you know he’s a FA after this season he’s not settling for little money, I love what Nady has brought but he isn’t a longterm solution and wasn’t the type of player you sell low on Jose Tabata he just isn’t.

  8. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    And that other poster was right, he should have put everyone on waivers to see if we could move someone.

    The name is Brandon.

  9. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Brandon, my above re-post is an answer to your re-post.

    Tabata might be great or he might be nothing.

    There’s outside the box and then they’re outside the brain (no offense).

    You don’t need value for Nady; he IS the value.

  10. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    “and then *there’s* outside the brain” is what I meant to type.

  11. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    seriously what would putting giambi on waviers accomplish…nothing…damon?…fine if hes traded will you have a suitable replacement next year…pettite…what you getting for him?….nady was just traded for your not trading him back after a month….i dont see what all the hub bub is about…

  12. Vin August 31st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Nick – Boras always takes his clients to FA. Nady hired him for a reason, so he could get paid big bucks. He will be 30 when he hits the FA market and his numbers have been going up every year of his career. He is probably going to hit 36 doubles and 25 HRs this year and drive in 90 while hitting .315 between NY and PIT. In this market, someone will give him a 6-7 year deal. Whoever loses out on Holliday next offseason will go for Nady. Do we really want to commit to Nady until he is 36-37? It’s not like he is going to accept a 4 year deal.

  13. george August 31st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    “It’s sad that Cashman still thinks we have a chance to win”

    sad? is this a blog for the Yankees or for the National Quitters Association?

    sure, a run is very unlikely, given how inconsistent the team’s been. but this strikes me as a resilient group that is capable of putting all that behind them and going on a collective tear. they should bring up Christian & Melky ASAP too – pinch-running and defense.

  14. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    There are desperate play teams out there Ralphi/Nick they’d be willing to give some good talent for those types of players. A Giambi to a team like an Arizona it would net something of value. What’s going on here is that they are right now in stupidity mode thinking this team will make the playoffs ! WE SHOULD BE SELLERS !

  15. Peter Abraham August 31st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Brandon:

    Stop using obscene words or words that sound like them, etc. Thanks.

  16. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Maybe every single player will sign with Boras and we won’t be able to field a team because we just can’t sign Boras clients.

    Sorry, Nady, we can’t afford your skills, so don’t get too happy in New York.

  17. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Nick – Boras always takes his clients to FA. Nady hired him for a reason, so he could get paid big bucks. He will be 30 when he hits the FA market and his numbers have been going up every year of his career. He is probably going to hit 36 doubles and 25 HRs this year and drive in 90 while hitting .315 between NY and PIT. In this market, someone will give him a 6-7 year deal. Whoever loses out on Holliday next offseason will go for Nady. Do we really want to commit to Nady until he is 36-37? It’s not like he is going to accept a 4 year deal.

    Exactly what I’ve been trying to say, X isn’t staying unless we’re the highest bidder, he’s never had a big money deal, he’s not turning that down. Could you imagine a team like the Cubs or LA or SF paying him 12- 15 million going up to 16 for each of his next 3-4 yrs. you think he turns that down ?

  18. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Sea Net

    Sanchez for Matsui might have been brought up but the Giants were offering lefty Noah Lowry and/or Kevin Correia.

  19. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Brandon:

    Stop using obscene words or words that sound like them, etc. Thanks.

    Sorry Pete.

  20. Mr. Exceptional August 31st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Sorry I had to.

  21. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Garrett Atkins a 28 yo righty contact/power good defensive,3rd baseman might be traded in offseason. That’s the kind of player we should be looking at for 1st base or move A-rod to 1st.

  22. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    That’s the kind of player we should be looking at for 1st base or move A-rod to 1st.

    Arod is not the liability in the infield.

  23. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Why does Nady need Boras when you guys already have the rest of his career mapped out? It’s just a shame that the small-market Yankees can’t compete with the big-money teams for the big free agents.

  24. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    p.s. Nady is a free agent after 2009? Hmmm, Abreu is a free agent after… October 1?

  25. Steve August 31st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “Chad Moeller ? Fire Cashman.”

    Best. Post. Ever.

    I find it hilarious when people say “Fire Csahman” over minor, minor moves. Like when they claimed Oneli Perez or signed Richie Sexson.

  26. Joeysdadjoe August 31st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    It’s over this year….let reality set in.

  27. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    p.s. Nady is a free agent after 2009? Hmmm, Abreu is a free agent after… October 1?

    Yeh so he’ll be in RF next year and a FA in the offseason w/ Marte, how does this deal look now ?

  28. Chris August 31st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    “Last year he had a chance to pick up an elite lefty power arm like Jonathan Sanchez who is only 24 for a banged up Matsui and we said no”

    Elite lefty power arm? Do you watch baseball? Sanchez has NO control, a career era near 5 and his whip is well above 1.30. That’s really “elite”. Having him on our team instead of Matsui, who until the past 2 years has been healthy every single year, would have really put us over the top.

  29. Tank August 31st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Charleston boys finishing off their season strong—

    Montero – 2-5 with his 34th double and 3 RBIs. Will finish hitting .326

    Romine – 3-4 with his 24th double and will finish hitting an even .300. Missed 25 or so games so his numbers could be much better and thats scary.

    Laird – 2-4 with his 23rd HR, 2 RBIs and another walk. Will finish hitting .274 with a ton of walks lately.

  30. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Brandon, are you really being serious? I know you liked Tabata a lot, but how does the deal look now? So far it looks pretty good on the Nady side of it. You realize that we’re not *forbidden* from keeping Nady after 2009, right?

  31. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 31st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Just got home from the game. Wow was it horrible. Crowd wasn’t into it, but who can blame us? The team gave us nothing to cheer about. Andy has been awful all year long, no way to the Yankees bring him back, and I don’t see him returning. Yeah Nady probably should have had that ball, but it was very bright, and cloudless sky. Still doesn’t excuse the other 4 runs that Andy gave up.

  32. deluca August 31st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Hey- let’s not sweat the phil hughes/ kennedy thing too much- look at pelfrey, he was pretty rough until this season- these dudes are still young.

  33. Jose August 31st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    We can afford Nady, who said we can’t? It’s a question of whether or not Cashman wants to give a player who will be 30 a long term deal. Cashman has said numerous times he wants to get away from that.

    Nady, IMO is the classic late bloomer and is just hitting his prime. Who cares if we overpay? We’re the Yankees, we have that luxury. You don’t give up a talent like Tabata for 1 year of Nady. Unless Boras demands a Teixeria type contract for him, you have to re-sign him.

  34. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    brandon..it might be your opinion that the yankees were selling low on tabata but no one knows that for sure…yes he has great upside and draws manny comparisons but it is such a stretch to think he WILL pan out..theres no guarantees…maybe if tabata didnt have those “attitude problems” this year he might have never been treated..but he did and admitted to saying he felt a lot of pressure being in the yankees system…if he felt pressure in double A…how could he survive in the Bronx…to many what ifs to say it was a bad trade/we sold low…marte could have been better since getting him but nady has been thouroughly impressive and there is no reason to think hes gone after next year.

  35. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    If we really want to think outside the box, we should trade nady for some 2015 draft picks. They’re cost-controlled until, what, 2020? We’ll save bank!

  36. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Nick you know we sold low. Come on man love ya but we sold low on a 19 yr. old w/ his upside. That deal was done as a last gasp to make the playoffs there was nothing longterm about it except for quitting on a kid w/ his potential.

  37. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    There is one final game tomorrow afternoon for Charleston. Gotta go see Laird and Montero park a couple into the pine trees in center field.

  38. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    maybe if tabata didnt have those “attitude problems” this year he might have never been treated..but he did and admitted to saying he felt a lot of pressure being in the yankees system…if he felt pressure in double A…how could he survive in the Bronx…to many what ifs to say it was a bad trade/we sold low

    I hope that’s not the reason because the only reason he had those “attitude” problems is because he expects not to get dominated at any level. He was sent down got use to hitting the ball then was called up and right now seems to be taking off. I have never met a 19 yr. old that had to be 100 % proper, I don’t dislike Nady but we sold low on this.

    …marte could have been better since getting him but nady has been thouroughly impressive and there is no reason to think hes gone after next year.

    There is plenty of reasons why Nady might not be here after this year, the first reason is Scott Boras the 2nd is Nady will most likely go where the dollars point.

  39. Forntoso August 31st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Why are we so obsessed with draft picks? We either don’t sign them, take somebody who is injury prone or needs TJs, or reach for someone (Kennedy, Bittle, Bleich etc.)

  40. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    There is one final game tomorrow afternoon for Charleston. Gotta go see Laird and Montero park a couple into the pine trees in center field.

    GB how’s Abe doing ?

  41. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Quitting on a kid? Well, if trading him for actual valuable major leaguers is the same as quitting, maybe.

    Are we back to giving the verdict on deals and non-deals the month after they happen?

    As has already been said, Tabata might end up being a terrific major leaguer or he might end up being average or he might be a bust.

    We’ll see how long Nady is a Yankee, I guess.

  42. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t think that, as good as Tabata could be, that he’ll be a Manny Ramirez type hitter. I think that he’s much closer to a younger version of a right handed Bobby Abreu, though, and, that’s nothing to scoff at. He’ll get his walks and he’ll strike out some, but, not quite as much as Abreu.

  43. 27 this year August 31st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Going off another post, I love how everyone says why have Moeller? Why not, you could always use a thrid catcher just in case. No harm, no foul. Two catchers is not always going to work and looking back at teh last time we said get rid of Moeller, boy aren’t we glad we kept him?

  44. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Brandon, Almonte had a mixed night. two hits, one was his 7th triple, his 30th steal, 2 RBI (46), and 3 more strikeouts (100). He also misplayed a fly ball into a triple.

  45. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    sorry…20th steal. he was 2-5

  46. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    ***29th steal***

  47. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    GB what do you think his position will be COF or CF or other ?

  48. Buddy Biancalana August 31st, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Brandon-

    You have Duncan’s saying mixed up.

  49. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    You have Duncan’s saying mixed up.

    It’s the new saying for 08′

  50. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Brandon, Almonte could play center, but, he gets careless and his routes aren’t the best. He needs somebody that can show him. (wonder if Bernie Williams is doing anything, next spring…snicker). He’s so young, but, he can lear. He’ll be alright as a center fielder. Loads od speed to outrun his mistake, usually, and a good arm.

  51. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 31st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    From Chad Jennings blog

    Before I get into some final September call-up speculation, let me update you on Alan Horne (left). The story has been floating around that Horne had surgery to repair a slightly torn rotator cuff. I just shot some text message back and forth with Horne himself who confirmed the procedure took place on Friday. For a guy who spent far too much of the season using he word “frustrated” over and over again, it must have been — in a strange way — good news to find out that there was a physical problem.

  52. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    ***I can lear (leer)…Almonte can learn.***

  53. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    another words Alan Horne out till 2010

  54. Forntoso August 31st, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Should have sold high on him last year

  55. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    If you guys living in Tampa get the chance, go see Laird and Montero hit. Incredibly impressive bats. Great, controlled swings, especially Montero, given his age. Their defense has really impressed, though. hard to say about Montero’s pitch selections, because I think most come from Tyson. He moves well behind the plate. Not Pudge rodriguez or Johnny Bench, but, he’s not Carlos Delgado back there, either.

  56. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    You can just about bet that they’ll be in Trenton by mid-season, next year, if there are no injuries or setbacks in development.

  57. Josh August 31st, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Young guys should be called up and get some playing time. The Yankee organization needs to admit that we are done. It’s okay to miss October. Joba should be shut down for the rest of the year to limit the risk of injury. The older guys should sit more (and they’re not producing much anyway). BoSox were able to admit that their season was over in 2006, didn’t let Papelbon pitch, called up some guys from the minors, and then won the 07 WS.

  58. Dave D August 31st, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Sanchez and Garcia pitching in Trenton tomorrow.

  59. Mike August 31st, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    All of this back-and-forth on Nady is absolutely ridiculous. The outfield situation isn’t nearly as complicated as people are making it out to be. Yankees will probably offer Abreu arbitration due to the fact that it’s a win-win scenario for them: (1) If he accepts it, they have a decent OF for one more season and a tradable commodity (2) If he declines it, they will acquire two draft picks when another team signs him. If he were to go (which I fully expect he will), then Nady will most likely assume the RF role for ’09. I doubt the Yankees are gonna negotiate a contract extension with him this offseason for a couple of reasons: (1) He is coming off a career year is going to want top dollar due to the fact he’s underpaid (2) He has one more year on his contract and the Yankees are probably going to want to see if he can repeat his performance in ’09 (3) Same situation as Abreu. If he does well, the Yankees will offer him arbitration and hope to re-sign him. If he doesn’t, then they offer him arbitration anyway and receive the compensation picks for him.

  60. Mike August 31st, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Josh, who do you want them to call up? Hughes should not get the call cause I am under the impression his confidence is pretty shot right now. The last thing I would want to do is call him out, watch him be overmatched once again, and become another Buchholz. Let him pitch in the AFL this offseason and get his innings in and confidence up. That way, when he comes back to ST in February, he’ll be fresh and ready to go.

  61. Vin August 31st, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Laird = Adam Dunn?

  62. Mark (Brett is back) August 31st, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Was in Trenton early tonight. Jason Jones got beat up pretty bad. Gave up 2 bombs that were hit to dead center. I would just write it off as a bad start as he has been very good this year. I was very surprised to see that Austin Jackson does not have the greatest arm in the wolrd. Guys were easily tagging up on him with no plays at the plate. Not much more to see at Trenton. Nice to see Francisco Cervelli back at there and he hit a hard line drive base hit tonight.

  63. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Sanchez and Garcia pitching in Trenton tomorrow.

    Wow that was out of the blue.

  64. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Nice to see Francisco Cervelli back at there and he hit a hard line drive base hit tonight.

    Yet Chad Moeller is called up up :?

  65. Buddy Biancalana August 31st, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Cervelli has played 20 games in AA & he should be called up to the show? What point would that prove?

  66. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Cervelli’s not ready. Maybe AAA, but, I don’t seeing him ever being more than a backup catcher. Not much more than Jose Molina. No power but he can run.

  67. gayle September 1st, 2008 at 12:02 am

    In terms of 40 man roster moves and the website may be wrong as usual but they still hae Jorge on the 15 day dl so they can move him to the 60 to make room for one of them right??

    Then it looks like one of these are gone Billy Traber, Scott Patterson maybe even chaswright but from what all have been saying he has been pitching well.

  68. AZ Four September 1st, 2008 at 12:24 am

    A lot of dead weight on the roster going into the off-season.

    Definitely gone (6):

    Giambi
    Pudge
    Moller
    Ponson
    Pavano
    Traber

    Likely to be gone (3/4):

    Pettitte/Mussina (1 or both)
    Rasner (may want to have him around as a long man)
    Abreu
    Ransom (unless they want him as the backup INF)

    Could be packaged or be roster casualties (8):

    Britton
    Marquez
    Betemit
    Duncan
    Christian
    Patterson
    Albaladejo
    Geise

  69. shawn m September 1st, 2008 at 12:25 am

    “Mr. Exceptional
    August 31st, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Sorry I had to.”

    Okay I give up! Was that some sort of joke? When did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor??

  70. Mark (Brett is back) September 1st, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Shawn- Animal House.

  71. hank hal September 1st, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I guess PEDitte can’t blame Pudge anymore for his subpar performances.

    6 ERA post All-star game.

  72. Mitchell September 1st, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Why Moeller over Closser?

  73. Mitchell September 1st, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I think they’re trying to protect Melky from arbitration. He’s real close to being “super two” status so I think they want to squeeze one more year out of him at near minimum salary. Not that he’d make all that much in arbitration…

  74. Nick in SF September 1st, 2008 at 1:01 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtP3whUbgZE

  75. Hitman September 1st, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Some of you must have realized by now that Nady will be 31 when he becomes a FA right? Please do not sign anymore aging players to long term deals. Trade him now!

  76. yanksince57-is this 1959 or is it 1965? September 1st, 2008 at 4:09 am

    i think the following will all be off the 40 man:

    abreu/FA betemit duncan giambi/FA moeller ransom irodriguez/FA

    marquez mussina/FA patterson pavano/FA pettite/FA ponson rasner traber

    that leaves 9 slots for newcomers:

    malec? pena? russo? arias? claggett? garcia?

  77. hobbie September 1st, 2008 at 8:31 am

    While I am a big fan of Andy Pettite, I think we must part ways. This season hasn’t been worth the 16 Million. I would re-sign Messina.
    I would offer Pavano a one year deal with incentives.
    I would not pursue A.J. Burnett as we are the only team he can beat.
    Yankees should be active in the bidding for CC and Texija but only to drive up the cost for the teams that ultimately sign them- the dodgers and Baltimore.

    I think we must consider leaving first base open for Posada. He would play a competent first base and is a switch hitter with some power. Ramon Hernandez of Baltimore might be a stop gap #1 catcher until our kids develop.

    I would not restore Melky to the team for September. Let him think long and hard about Spring training. Hope he enjoyed Scranton.
    Next years outfield, if we lose Abreu to FA, would be Damon, Gardener and Nady w/ melky and Christian in reserve.

    We are not drafting enough quality position players. A number one priority ought to be a new shortstop and a new catcher baseball defense needs to be strong up the middle. Assuming Austin Jackson will be here in two years and Cano will rebound, we need a shortstop and a catcher

    Pudge can go. Giambi should go. I would keep Ransom and drop Betamint

  78. bru September 1st, 2008 at 9:27 am

    the yankees should let all the free agents walk.whoever accepts arbitration,trade them.
    the problem the yankees might have is that there are no good young free agents available because they are all locked up so it will take a few trades to bring in young players.
    except for their pitching,cano,nady they are an old team and need to get younger.
    package hughes,kennedy,melky,cano,nady and some minor leaguers for a good young center fielder,first baseman and pitcher.
    damon and matsui should also be considered in a package.
    what good would it do to trade anybody or everybody for older players and be in the same position.
    the yankees risk sitting on all these players and minor leaguers when they could be bringing in the right pieces.

    they made a mistake in giving up karsens,olendorf,tabata and 2 other pitchers for nady and marte,huge mistake.they have to use guys like that for young studs,first base,center field,pitchers,instead it created more of a log jam.

  79. Brandon...Brandon... July 3rd, 2009 at 11:46 am

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