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Wright is designated

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

To make room for Andy Pettitte on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated LHP Chase Wright for assignment.

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  1. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother January 27th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    So Wright is not left?

  2. JeffG January 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    this seems dumb to me. How is a 26 year old lefty less valuable than a 32 year old journey man righty (Dan Geise).

    Any reason as to why Wright got the axe versus Geise, Pete?

  3. Patrick Bateman January 27th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Even though he’s 26, he had nothing stuff wise.

    No big loss.

  4. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    We have Phil Coke, Micheal Dunn and Wilkins DeLaRosa are waiting and are better than Wright will ever be, if someone picks Wright up of the DFA then luck to him but roster space is needed, he likely doesn’t get picked and gets assigned to Scranton or Trenton so don’t worry about it.

  5. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    “Any reason as to why Wright got the axe versus Geise, Pete?”

    You saw Giese last season right ? He was swing and miss and Ramiro Mendoza like.

  6. tyler January 27th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    It is pretty simple why they released wright instead of geise… wright allows 4 straight hr’s and is just not good while geise helped us stay in or win games we probably shoudnt have

  7. Tom January 27th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I guess you can say he was Chased of the roster

  8. JeffG January 27th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    And Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon rocked too…for about 60 innings.

  9. dave January 27th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Geise will possibly be on the roster out of ST and wright definitely would not have been. Geise was just plain better. At a certain age, if a pitcher if not making the major league club, you just have to let them go. Wright was at that point whether he was a lefty or not is irrelevant. Best thing to be to make the majors without any talent – a lefty relief pitcher.

  10. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother January 27th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Tom

    Yeah, or that it was well within the Yankees right to do it.

  11. Nick in SF January 27th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Can the assignment for which he was designated be to give up a lot of consecutive homers to the 2009 Yankees?

  12. aron January 27th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01.....152283.htm

  13. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother January 27th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    “Can the assignment for which he was designated be to give up a lot of consecutive homers to the 2009 Yankees?”

    - – - – - –

    We already got the Orioles for that…

  14. Steve B January 27th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Some pitching starved NL team will grab him up.

  15. Tom K January 27th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    dave –

    You pretty much just described Giese, as well. Giese didn’t make it to the big leagues until he was 30 years old.

    I am not sure if I agree that you should just let a player go after X number of years just because he hasn’t made the major league roster – eventually, these players are free to go on their own due to minor league free agency. You should try to keep them as long as you possibly can, especially when they have shown hints of ability.

    Is Wright a major loss? Of course not. But he does have talent.

  16. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “And Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon rocked too…for about 60 innings.”

    Again Chase is not gonna get picked up because a team would have to put him on the 40 man roster, so he will be in our Scranton or Trenton roster. The worse that happens is what a team picks him up, he’s not our best LHP in the system, he’s our 2nd most seasoned but the big talents will likely pass him Micheal Dunn, Wilkins DeLaRosa maybe even Jeremy Bleich

  17. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother January 27th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Steve B

    well then, they’re still gonna be hungry.

    The NL – where all mediocre AL players go on to become stars…

  18. Steve B January 27th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    “Again Chase is not gonna get picked up because a team would have to put him on the 40 man roster”

    You think he can fit on the 40 man of a team like the Nats? They’ll take him as a #5 right now. Pads or Pirates might too. He’s better than Karstens was and the Pirates were using him in the bigs.

  19. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    The Nats might, I doubt the Pirates would.

  20. m January 27th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Good luck to Chase Wright (though I know that Boston won’t be picking him up). Tough to be a Yankee pitching prospect, but he may get a chance to play with another club.

    aron,

    I didn’t click the link, but espn radio hinted that the market for Manny is heating up. Boras claims they’re in talks with at least 3 teams (guess they couldn’t get the normal 5). First thing I thought of was that the Yankees were one of the teams. Second thought was, that’s crazy, probably the Angels and Dodgers. No idea on the third.

  21. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Nolan Ryan has a Texas obsession he is from Texas so you never know. My guess if not the Nats or Rangers he’ll fall back into AAA or AA.

  22. Nick in SF January 27th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Brandon, are you going to keep Sheets in your tagline until he signs with a team or with Dr. James Andrews?

  23. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    m -

    Aren’t the Giants still in the Manny discussion?

  24. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The Giants and Dodgers are going head to head for Manny. Perhaps another team has gotten in but, since Boras is the source, take it with a grain of salt.

  25. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    ‘Brandon, are you going to keep Sheets in your tagline until he signs with a team or with Dr. James Andrews?’

    When Wang gets traded you won’t be so snippy :lol:

  26. SteveB January 27th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    apparently there is another Steve(space)B out there—

    But I am the spaceless SteveB——-

    I am sad to see Wright go. He lost out to the numbers game, I knew it had to happen. Between Scranton & Trenton, the Yankees have way too many good-quality starters, and more coming up. He’s a lot better than that one night against the Red Sox. He will be picked up by someone and hopefully given a real chance to pitch in the majors. He pitched well in Trenton, where I saw him. I wish him well.

    I wish there was a way to rid ourselves of Igawa. He is taking up a worthless spot on the roster.

  27. Tom January 27th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Spaceless SteveB-

    Igawa is already off the 40 man roster (he has been since the Nady trade). Nobody wants him.

  28. Nick in SF January 27th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I think we’ll see baby Wang in pinstripes before we see Sheets pitching for the Yankees, but only time will tell.

    (and to be clear, I’m talking about Chien-ming Wang’s future child, not Jose Tabata!)

  29. Tom January 27th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    With Boras there is always a mystery team….

  30. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Oh listen to that Fernando from Weahawken NJ the 25 yr. old all knowingly former Yankee pick. :lol:

  31. Stateman January 27th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    What’s right is right and Wright was the right man to go. B

  32. Tom January 27th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    In 2001 the Yankees did draft a Fernando Fuentes of Weehawken HS (Weehawken, NJ), in the 36th round.

    He’s still a crackpot though.
    http://www.baseball-reference......ype=junreg

  33. Tom B January 27th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    sorry steve, there’s no way chase “4 in a row” wright was better than karstens…

  34. SteveB January 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Tom, I knew Igawa was off the 40-man roster, I didn’t mean that. What I meant was that he was taking up a spot in Scranton which would be better filled with a potential MLB pitcher, instead of dead-end Igawa. He is blocking someone’s path.

  35. Joe from Long Island January 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Mike is talking with Kim Jones.

    They are torching Torre over the hypocrisy – their description. Kim says “Nothing in professional sports surprises me.”

    Torre is really getting killed in the press over this issue of breaking trust.

    On another note, Kim seems to work well with Mike on the air. Wonder if she is being considered for his sidekick on the show. She should be, at least on a part time basis.

  36. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Ian O’Conner is a moron!! I love these generalities that are being thrown around. Half the fan base hates Alex. Don says all the Yankee fans were rooting for Joe to win another WS. Really???? I was rooting so hard against him. I didn’t want him to win.

  37. SteveB January 27th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Tom B, why are we comparing Wright to Karstens?
    OIC– You are answering the ‘spacey’ Steve B, not me.

    Karstens and Wright are about equals in my mind. Karstens has had a little success in the MLB, but overall hasn’t gotten over the hump. I’d like to see someone give Wright 10 starts & see how he does.

  38. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother January 27th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    SteveB January 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “Tom, I knew Igawa was off the 40-man roster, I didn’t mean that. What I meant was that he was taking up a spot in Scranton which would be better filled with a potential MLB pitcher, instead of dead-end Igawa. He is blocking someone’s path.”

    - – - – - – - –

    Could that someone be Fernando from Weehawken?

  39. SteveB January 27th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Kimmy works well with Mike because she is doesn’t let Mike push her around.

    I don’t think much of her as a baseball person.

    Typical on-field question with the game’s star– “so, how do you feel about (fill in achievement)”

  40. E-Man January 27th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Unreal.
    He only pitched 10 innings in the majors.

    At least they didn’t release Ian Kennedy! He’s a future Tom Glavine!

  41. William Buckner January 27th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    “Good luck to Chase Wright (though I know that Boston won’t be picking him up).”

    Don’t be so sure. He’d throw a mean batting practice session for them!!

  42. Joe from Long Island January 27th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Steve B – Yeah, but I wonder how much of that is dictated by YES. She does appear to really know football.

  43. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I guess that is the Fernando that calls Micheal Kay and talks about being an all knowingly Yankee fan at the young age of 25. :lol:

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....ntes.shtml

  44. William Buckner January 27th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    “Ian O’Conner is a moron!! I love these generalities that are being thrown around. Half the fan base hates Alex. Don says all the Yankee fans were rooting for Joe to win another WS. Really???? I was rooting so hard against him. I didn’t want him to win.”

    Totally agree Jennifer. I didn’t root for Joe when he left. And I don’t hate Arod. Ian O’Conner is awful. Not a good writer at all. I hate the “half the fan base” BS. Really, Ian, did you take a poll? Are you the pulse of the Yankee fan base?

  45. pat January 27th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Kim knows sports. She’s better in the talk format than interview format though.

    She’s also no dummy when it comes to talking about the Yankees because she knows when not to say too much.

  46. Tom January 27th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Brandon, Let’s scrounge together 7 bucks and sponsor his page!

  47. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “maybe you can help. i’m writing another book called,” livan , the inning eating years” , but livan and i are trying to decide if the book should be written in the first or third person. i’m suggesting third person ,but livan doesn’t want to split the royalties three ways
    ——————————————————————————————
    Ok…I’m out of this conversation. I have no smartazs comebacks for that one.”- gb7

    at last! now i can cross one more thing off my bucket list. i left gb 7 comeback-less.

    … now to work on nick in sf.

  48. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    pat I agree. She seems to get nervous when the players are right in front of her and she has to question them. But on the radio she is very good.

    To the person who said Kim is ripping Joe, lets not forget that while she may truly be speaking her mind, she does work for the Yankees and they could have asked her to be especially harsh and Joe.

  49. PAT M. January 27th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    If the Torre book has tweaked the folks here, you should have been around for the 77-78 Yanks…..I wonder how Sparky’s Bronx Zoo would have been received…..He let it fly the year after being dumped in a trade to Texas…..The trade did bring Dave Rags to the Bronx……Man, Billy, George, Reggie, Thurman, Nettles, Pinella and so on…..This is small potatoes folks……Besides we really don’t know exactlly what’s in there unless you’ve read it……I think some of the content will be redundant…The Front Office subject matter is what I’m looking forward too….Man The Bronx Zoo,,,,,Great Book

  50. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    “Brandon, Let’s scrounge together 7 bucks and sponsor his page!”

    LOL I’d do it, this would be a hoot :lol:

  51. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    You know, I almost forgot there’s a superbowl this week.

  52. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    doreen-

    if you like football you might like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHH-6ZQktRQ

  53. Pokey January 27th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I wonder if this will be a Duncan situation where they keep him around.

  54. bodhisattva January 27th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    SJ44
    January 27th, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    The Giants and Dodgers are going head to head for Manny. Perhaps another team has gotten in but, since Boras is the source, take it with a grain of salt.

    XXXXXXXXXX

    There is at least one team, appearing for all the world like spectator, blithely keeping one eye on the action, just out for a stroll., y’know, no real interest… :)

  55. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    pat m-

    cy young to sayonara. sparky is still never invited to birthday parties.

  56. pat January 27th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    “I’m comfortable with what I contributed to the book,” Torre said, “even though I’m probably going to get more credit or more blame than I deserve, whichever way you want to look at it.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01.....f=baseball

  57. JoeyA January 27th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Abreu lowers expectations to a Milton-esque 3/30 deal? HAHAHA Is Bobby on Mars?

    I put him on the Braves @ 2/14 or 14 with a player option for 3rd year with a 3M buyout.

  58. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Torre apologist Bob Costas on. No shock in what he is saying.

  59. bodhisattva January 27th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    So, shall we bat Manny fourth? Fifth?

  60. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    “Joe will not run and hide from anything in this book” says Tom Verducci.

    HMMM that above quote looks like he is.

    What was it that Joe said to David. Your name is on it, you own it. Funny how things you say have a way of biting you in the butt!

  61. joeman January 27th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Torre has great communicating skills to get the players to play hard for him,he wasn’t the best game manager. I thought that was his weakness.There are a lot of managers that could have taken those last four WS teams & did the same thing

  62. Craig January 27th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    What bugs me about this is that Wright was left on the roster during the Rule 5 draft, where we lost some potentially useful relief prospects. Granted, we don’t know whether or not they will be offered back to us, and granted, the Yanks have a lot of depth in that realm…but it seemed that Wright was always just filler anyhow, so why was he taking up the 40-man spot of a potentially more valuable player?

  63. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    randy l
    January 27th, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    “maybe you can help. i’m writing another book called,” livan , the inning eating years” , but livan and i are trying to decide if the book should be written in the first or third person. i’m suggesting third person ,but livan doesn’t want to split the royalties three ways
    ——————————————————————————————
    Ok…I’m out of this conversation. I have no smartazs comebacks for that one.”- gb7

    at last! now i can cross one more thing off my bucket list. i left gb 7 comeback-less.

    … now to work on nick in sf.

    ————————————————————

    Ok…I have a list of 25 snappy comebacks to make, but, I can’t get them through the censors.

  64. S.o.S. January 27th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    from the last thread.
    What team got the better incentive laden deal for players?

    a.boston for Penny 5 mil +
    b.boston for Smoltz 5 mil +
    c.Yankees for Pettitte 5.5 +

    I would have to go with C, even if Pettitte isnt happy, he will be the best bang for the buck. Thoughts?

    Did anyone see the top 9 best shortstops on mlbtv yesterday?
    I left it with Jeter at 7 i believe. Who was #1 and was Arod concidered?

  65. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez
    January 27th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    When Wang gets traded you won’t be so snippy

    ————————————————————

    Sorry, Brandon, but, I’m just not comfortable seeing those two words in the same sentence.

  66. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Hal Steinbrenner on Michael Kay and ERPN radio at 5:02 PM.

  67. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    If you can’t get ERPN, it’s also on ESPN.

  68. Bronx Jeers January 27th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Lyle’s book is the best Yankee book ever. Nettles book wasn’t too bad either.

  69. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    SoS, Honus Wagner was #1, Rodriguez was #2.

  70. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    “Hal Steinbrenner on Michael Kay and ERPN radio at 5:02 PM.”

    torre’s book seems to have lit a fire under someone’s derriere .
    i haven’t heard so many yankee brass speak out since lucchino called them the evil empire.

  71. Betsy January 27th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I can’t get the link now (at work), but per Kay, Jack Curry has posted the first words from Torre regarding the book on the NY Times website. Kay is not happy with one of Joe’s final comments because he basically states that he is going to get “too much of the credit, too much of the blame”. Kay and La Greca both are disappointed – Torre’s name is on the book. He gets ALL of the credit and ALL of the blame.

    Kay’s friend apparently read the book and think’s its outstanding – lots of terrific information about the changing game of baseball and, apparently, this guy claims there’s only about a page and half (out of almost 500 pages) about Alex. A poster I respect greatly on another board has read the book and says that it makes Joe look “small and petty”. I honestly don’t care how few pages are devoted to the sorts of comments re: Alex, RJ, Knoblauch, etc….that we have been discussing. The fact is, the words were written and they are out there for everyone to read. Just because these comments are being hidden amongst reams of pages doesn’t make them less stupid and less hurtful.

  72. Rishi January 27th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01.....ref=sports

  73. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    randy l
    January 27th, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    “Hal Steinbrenner on Michael Kay and ERPN radio at 5:02 PM.”

    torre’s book seems to have lit a fire under someone’s derriere .
    i haven’t heard so many yankee brass speak out since lucchino called them the evil empire.

    ————————————————————

    Well, it’s understandable that they’d be talking to one of them, since Francessa and Kay are both broadcasting from Tampa. Both shows also had Doug Williams on, too.

  74. S.o.S. January 27th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks gb. I should of known you could answer that and asked you directly. Do you agree with Honus being ahead of Alex on that list?

  75. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Hal was originally scheduled to be on both Kay and Francesa’s shows prior to the book release.

    He’s in Ocala on business today and is doing the interview by phone from there.

    Originally, it was to announce that single game tickets were to go on sale in March, as well as a recap of the off-season signings.

    Obviously, the storyline changed once the book hit the fan.

  76. 86w183 January 27th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Keeping Giese of Chase Wright makes no sense to me. Wright is lefty, he’s six years younger and last year had a very good year in Trenton (8-2, 2.96) and Scranton (2-1, 2.41) averaging six innings a start.

    Too many harp on the four straight homers — an ugly sight, I agree — but he got no decision that day and got the win in his other two MLB appearances. Also in that start it was scoreless with two out in the third before the HR barrage… so he has at least some talent.

    I’m not sure how high his ceiling is, but it’s gotta be higher than Giese’s.

  77. S.A.-Brian "The Ninja" Cashman: Showing free agents lots of love January 27th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    You know, I almost forgot there’s a superbowl this week.

    ===========================================

    Same here. Torre mania seems to have taken too much of my attention

  78. 86w183 January 27th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I’ll chime in on the SS list… Alex would have been # 1 had he stayed there, but you can only really consider part of his career, much like Ernie Banks.

  79. bodhisattva January 27th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Is Belanger in the group?

  80. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    S.o.S.
    January 27th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Thanks gb. I should of known you could answer that and asked you directly. Do you agree with Honus being ahead of Alex on that list?

    ————————————————————

    Oh, definately so. Wagner is, at least by the numbers, the best ever. However, even as the voiceover on the show said, had rodriguez played the last 5 years at shortstop instead of third, you’d have to probably flip them. I don’t agree with having Ozzie Smith at the fourth or 5th spot. I would have moved Ripkin and Jeter into the three and four spots. I was surprised that Aparicio and Alan Trammell were left off the list.

  81. Stultus Magnus January 27th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I have to say that I don’t like this move. Was it the homeruns vs. the Red Sox? I thought he had a decent year last year?

  82. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Between Wright and Geise, Geise can and has shown he can handle different roles without much advanced notice. I like Wright, but, there are so many better in the system. I’m sure that the NYY will try to arange a deal, maybe as a package deal with a reliever and Nady for a center fielder and a middle infield utility type.

  83. PAT M. January 27th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Chase Wright is most likely considered a borderline journeyman….There was a time when the organization was stocked with Chase Wrights…As recently as 3 years ago….

  84. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    PAT M.
    January 27th, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Chase Wright is most likely considered a borderline journeyman….There was a time when the organization was stocked with Chase Wrights…As recently as 3 years ago….

    ————————————————————

    He’d be a perfect fit for a low budget, West Coast NL team or a Houston kind of team, as a number 4 or 5 starter.

  85. 86w183 January 27th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I guess this is another one of those times when the bests interests of 2009 trump the long term. Giese is mor elikely to help the Yanks as a long reliever/emergency starter, but Wright likely to win more games in MLB over the next 4-5 years.

    I don’t see any reason to deal Nady unless it’s for a major upgrade in CF. Who can they get with him as the centerpiece? Surely not Matt Kemp.

  86. PAT M. January 27th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    GB7,,,,Much like the Met’s Tim Redding, who was a former Yankee journeyman

  87. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    86w183
    January 27th, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    I guess this is another one of those times when the bests interests of 2009 trump the long term. Giese is mor elikely to help the Yanks as a long reliever/emergency starter, but Wright likely to win more games in MLB over the next 4-5 years.

    I don’t see any reason to deal Nady unless it’s for a major upgrade in CF. Who can they get with him as the centerpiece? Surely not Matt Kemp.

    ————————————————————

    All depends. I’d like to see Skip Schumaker from St. Louis playing center field in NY. St. Louis needs pitching more than an outfielder, though. They already have two minor leaguers ready to go. San Diego hasn’t got anybody to help, and neither does SF or Arizona, because they aren’t eating any of Rowand’s contract, and, he’s basically a corner outfielder playing center field.

  88. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    PAT M.
    January 27th, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    GB7,,,,Much like the Met’s Tim Redding, who was a former Yankee journeyman

    ————————————————————

    Yep….much the same type of pitcher. Or, a poor man’s version of Noah Lowrey of the Giants.

  89. Ryan January 27th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    there’s just so much depth in their minor leagues right now that wright was expendable.what use is juan miranda on the roster with tex and swisher to back that position up though?

  90. Joe January 27th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Because Chase has not fit in the Yankees plan says nothing about his long term prospects in the game. Scott Patterson was designated while a middle reliever in AAA, and HE got picked up in season and sent right to the big leauges. Make fun of the Padres pitching depth if you want, but I bet there are two whole teams (Scranton and Trenton) worth of pitchers that wouldn’t mind that trade-off.

    Chase Wright- left handed starter with a very good track record in the high minors and is just 26? He will get picked up.

  91. Yankee2123 January 27th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Organizational depth, that’s about it.

  92. Joshua January 27th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I think it was the wright thing to do. :)

  93. Todd January 27th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Wright was just wrong in pinstripes…

  94. nyyfaninlaaland January 27th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Only real short term downside of ditching Wright is that we likely have no LH reliever in waiting in AAA. But Coke of
    course could step in, and there’s no shortage of starters to back fill, so it’s no big deal. And Greinke could get returned, so I guess it all makes good sense. Giese does appear to have value at the majors level right now, and that allows us to keep Aceves stretched out as a fill-in starter.

    Since most rosters are pretty full right now, Chase could slip through waivers, and can be outrighted. But a couple of clubs are short of close to ML ready starters for depth purposes (Brewers, maybe SD, KC, Hou, etc.) so he’s got a shot.

  95. Yankee2123 January 27th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    They showed him Wright to the door.

  96. fernando from weehawken April 21st, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    fernando here from weehawken…26 years old now…got any questions for me?

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