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Yankees trade for Kerry Wood

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 31, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just made their trade for Kerry Wood official.

They will send a player to be named or cash to the Indians. Cleveland is also paying part of Wood’s salary.

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30 Responses to “Yankees trade for Kerry Wood”

  1. Betsy July 31st, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Good risk……..there’s really little risk actually and big reward.

    Berkman on MLB now…

  2. indy42 July 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I like it. Finally, bullpen help, and right before the deadline too.

  3. Anthony Murillo July 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Said he’s batting 2nd.

  4. indy42 July 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Finally, bullpen help.

  5. Tyler July 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Alright somebody has to go to the first game back at YS dressed as a Puma. Lets make Berkman feel at home in the Bronx!

  6. GreenBeret7 July 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Hopefully, the Yanks get genuine Wood and not laminated Wood.

  7. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 31st, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I forgot that Girardi caught Wood.

  8. mick July 31st, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Berkman up 2nd matches the blueprint that had NJ in that spot.
    Swish behind Grandy breaks up the lefties.
    I approve.

  9. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    “Hopefully, the Yanks get genuine Wood and not laminated Wood.”

    Cute, GB7. Very cute!

  10. pat July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    benshpigel The berkman era begins for #yankees vs rays: jeter, berkman (dh), tex, a-rod, cano, swish, granderson, cervelli, gardner

  11. CountryClub July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    How can you complain about the Yanks adding 3 players for 5 mil? A fullbtime dh, a legit bench player and a low risk, high reward reliever for 5 mil. Great job by Cash.

  12. mick July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Hopefully, the Yanks get genuine Wood and not laminated Wood.
    ===========================================
    Any wood is good!

  13. Rich in NJ July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they add another reliever between now and August 31st.

    Robertson should still get their most important non-Mo relief innings.

  14. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Maybe Girardi is batting Berkman 2nd to get his bat going. Batting before Tex and Arod is a great place to hit. But if he doesn’t hit right away they will have to move him down since Jeter isn’t hitting at all.

  15. MTU July 31st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    GB-

    Or Hard Wood instead of Balsa Wood. :)

  16. SJ44 July 31st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    From the other thread….

    Rich,

    That’s not a lot of money, especially for three players.

    Texas couldn’t do it but, if you look at Minnesota, the White Sox, Detroit, Boston, Tampa, and the Angels, all teams chasing a playoff spot, could take on 5 million dollars.

    Its not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things.

  17. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Pressure-treated Wood? Let’s hope it’s pressure-resistant.

  18. Phil in Columbus July 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Like the Berkman, Wood and Kearns pick up. Who has more speed, Berkman or NJ? Watching Berkman run reminds me of NJ.

  19. Rich in NJ July 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “How can you complain about the Yanks adding 3 players for 5 mil? ”

    You talking to me?

    Who’s complaining?

    But if you don’t realize that only 9 of 30 teams have a payroll over $100m and as a result, adding $5m is significant money, you have your head in the sand.

  20. Rich in NJ July 31st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    SJ44

    It’s not a lot of money to the Yankees, but as I just posted, if you one fo the 21 teams whose payroll is under $100m, that’s over 5% of your current outlay. That’s not nothing.

  21. SJ44 July 31st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Swish offers Cano protection and Berkman is a guy that sees a lot of pitches.

    Good way to start out and see how it goes.

  22. SJ44 July 31st, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Its not a lot of money to most teams Rich.

    Its not the size of the payroll you look at.

    Take a look at the revenue sharing money teams like Tampa, Florida, and Pittsburgh get.

    They are all under 100 million dollar payroll teams and they each get close to 20 million annually from the revenue sharing pool.

    They could all take that on if they so choose and it would be using other peoples (mainly the Yankees) money.

  23. rconn23 July 31st, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Verducci just put a great spin on the Yankees moves on MLB.

    They got:

    Another team’s cleanup hitter and are batting him second.

    Another team’s starting leftfielder and are bringing him off the bench.

    Another team’s closer, who they’ll likely use in the 7th inning.

    All of that for no prospects of value.

  24. SJ44 July 31st, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Team payrolls are not all solely a function of what a team can afford.

    In many cases, its a function of what a team chooses to pay.

    In other words, they can take on more payroll if they so choose.

    Given their revenues, teams like the Marlins and Pirates can afford payrolls in the 80-90 million dollar range.

    They choose not to do it because it affects profitability.

  25. jesusmonterofordh July 31st, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    park gone, alfredo 60day dl

  26. Crawdaddy July 31st, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Park gone isn’t surprising and Aceves on the 60 day DL was expected.

  27. ryanm July 31st, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Rconn: I still consider melancon a prospect of value. Not one of monteros caliber, but a good prospect.

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