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Dickerson outrighted to Triple-A

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s a somewhat surprising note from the Yankees:

Please note OF Chris Dickerson cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster today. He will remain in Major League spring training camp.

Based strictly on his splits and his ability to play all three outfield positions, I would have thought some team would have jumped on Dickerson as fourth outfielder. If he’s cleared waivers, that’s a nice bit of additional outfield depth that can be assigned to the minors. That should also open a 40-man spot for Eric Chavez.

 
 

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34 Responses to “Dickerson outrighted to Triple-A”

  1. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Chad, does this move surprise you more than attempting to make the same move with either Maxwell or Mesa?

  2. Chad Jennings February 26th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Maybe not with Mesa because the Yankees know they can option him to the minors without risking losing him, but I’m a little surprised they passed Dickerson through waivers before they passed Maxwell.

    Maybe they think Maxwell has more trade value and they think they can actually get something for him at the end of spring training? Maybe they think they can fudge the situation and put Maxwell back on the 60-day?

    Whatever the reason, it was clearly the right move. That Triple-A outfield was looking pretty thin, and this helps.

  3. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    “You mean irrational discussion. You’ve got Yankee fans on a Yankee fan board hoping and praying to the Baseball Gods that the Yankees were wrong in trading a hitting prospect for a promising starting pitcher.”

    I have already posted that I hope Pineda rocks and Montero sucks. I realize it’s a character flaw, but it is, what it is.

    “Rich, whatever point I was making was about the quality of your opinion and comment, not whether you should have any or whether this is the proper forum to express them.”

    Nick, why is it unreasonable to think that maybe it would have been smart to trade a player who plays a physically demanding a position like catcher, who has had back issues, now more than once? Plus, there’s the issue of whether or not he will hit much at the ML level.

  4. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks, Chad. I really like the things that Maxwell and Mesa can do, but, being right handed is the biggest issue for NY. They have so few lefty hitters in the system. I like Dickerson for the lefty bat, but, never saw him as an outstanding fielder. Adequate at best. Will you be looking in on the minor league camps this spring? Really curious to see what Mesa and Heathcott look like.

  5. Ys Guy February 26th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    i took a few days away from here b/c the board is so negative and can’t get past the trade. Just jumped in here and its the same unending discussion. I guess I came back a bit too early.

    ill try back maybe when games start.

    later folks

  6. LGY February 26th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Randy

    The Yankees were ranked 12th in MLB in catcher fWAR last season.

  7. Melkmanisinhotlanta February 26th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    It’s a shame that the NYY make so much money and MLB punishes them for not spending their money the way they want too. Sounds like a fool president in DC.

  8. randy l. February 26th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    “The Yankees were ranked 12th in MLB in catcher fWAR last season.”

    lgy-

    thanks

    i assume that puts them in the middle of the pack in the american league.

    what about total WAR? offense included?

  9. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Randy, it has to be a mechanical thing with Cervelli, but, on offense, he does have a knack for driving in runs. I don’t recall this throwing thing being an issue in the minors, but, never saw the constant jumping around, either.

  10. LGY February 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Randy

    That does include offense.

  11. MTU February 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Isn’t Cervelli at greater risk due to the # of concussions he has sustained in recent years ?

  12. Nick in SF February 26th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    “Nick, why is it unreasonable to think that maybe it would have been smart to trade a player who plays a physically demanding a position like catcher, who has had back issues, now more than once? Plus, there’s the issue of whether or not he will hit much at the ML level.”

    I haven’t made any reference to retroactive proposals to trade Romine.

  13. CompassRosy February 26th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Granted, Miggy’s no speedster but….
    Jesus just threw him out trying to steal 2B

    http://tinyurl.com/7aaxslm

  14. Tar February 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    “That does include offense.”

    The real question is does it include defense. If so, it’s probably useless.

  15. randy l. February 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    lgy

    thanks again

    assuming this war is accurate , the yankees have room for improvement at the catching position.

  16. Bo knows February 26th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I’ve been a big Cervelli fan forever.

    I’ll admit that the rah rah stuff bothers me no end. Maybe he’ll outgrow it. Yeah riight.

    Reminds me of the – old bull, young bull thing and the cows in the other pasture.

    “Let’s walk down and get them all”

  17. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    “I haven’t made any reference to retroactive proposals to trade Romine.”

    That was what my original post was about.

    “He’s the catcher that should have been traded, a year ago.”

  18. randy l. February 26th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    “Granted, Miggy’s no speedster but….
    Jesus just threw him out trying to steal 2B”

    compass rosy
    catcher stealing on catcher?

    friendly competition there or is there some animosity there?

    is olivo taking montero under his wing and helping him or he is taking the… other approach?

  19. Nick in SF February 26th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    “That was what my original post was about.

    “He’s the catcher that should have been traded, a year ago.””

    Well, that’s pretty silly too, but I was just responding to this:

    “…yet they still traded their only ML ready catcher.”

  20. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Whatever, Nick.

  21. Best To Ever Do It February 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Ys Guy February 26th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    i took a few days away from here b/c the board is so negative and can’t get past the trade. Just jumped in here and its the same unending discussion. I guess I came back a bit too early.

    ill try back maybe when games start.

    later folks

    ——————

    You’re going to be waiting a long time

  22. CompassRosy February 26th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “is olivo taking montero under his wing and helping him or he is taking the… other approach?”

    Randy ~

    from all accounts, the former.

    http://tinyurl.com/7yry2gc

  23. grouchonyy February 26th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    “It’s a shame that the NYY make so much money and MLB punishes them for not spending their money the way they want too. Sounds like a fool president in DC.”

    What’s Dubya got to do with this?

  24. Crawdaddy February 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    “I have already posted that I hope Pineda rocks and Montero sucks. I realize it’s a character flaw, but it is, what it is.”

    You’re not the only Yankee fan that posts here that was anti-Pineda/Montero trade so my comment pertains beyond you.

  25. randy l. February 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    compass rosy-

    that’s good to hear with olivo.

    then there’s going to be some catcher humor between them with montero throwing out olivo :)

    … and keep those montero links coming.

  26. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Don’t forget that the ST games start sunday on YES at 1 PM.

  27. Melkmanisinhotlanta February 26th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    “What’s Dubya got to do with this?”

    I suppose you spend 140% of your income like barry spends ours? My point is that MLB is enforcing artificial salary caps on the NYY all in the name of “fairness”. Total hogwash and a libtrd like you would agree.

  28. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Cleveland Indians takes a hit with Chris Perez being out 4-6 weeks with an oblique strain. That’s a long time, so it must be fairly serious.

  29. BX33 February 26th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I, too hope that Montero sucks just so that we are not haunted in the future. While it would be nice to teach Hal/Cashman/Girardi a lesson, it is not worth the rage that we’ll experience everyday when Montero becomes Cano with power in the Pacific Northwest while our lineup deteriorates before our eyes with no way to fix it.

    Hopefully Pineda pans out then we can try and become a slightly better offensive, scaled-down pitching version, of the Phillies.

    It’s been a while since the Yankees were so modest offensively at key positions – LF, DH, C, SS and if A-Rod’s power doesn’t return, then 3B.

  30. rm February 26th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I am surpised Dickerson cleared waivers. He could compete for a starting job in RF for the Red Sox.

  31. Tar February 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    There is a reason why the blog doesn’t allow political commentary.

    Melkman you’re out of line, Groucho don’t respond, Let it go.

  32. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I’m not sure that Dickerson couldn’t outhit Ibanez v. RHP.

  33. grouchonyy February 26th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Tar:
    I apologize. I tried to use humor, but you’re right

  34. Tar February 26th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Groucho

    No problem. We certainly have enough bickering without adding that to the mix. :D


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