Ronnier Mustelier’s an interesting case… he could be a late bloomer. Never realized he played the OF too, I just thought he was an IF guy. Thanks for the info Chad. Even though you continue to ignore my extremely subtle advances.
ronnier Mustelier, Corban Joseph, David Adams and Nunez gives NY a lot of depth at 2b position.Mustelier seem to be a good candidate for super U next year. despite Nix’s surprising offensive stats in the first half, I think Yanks can do better offensively than him. Question would be if any of the 4 above can play adequate D at multiple positions.
Thats interesting……but Boston would really have to want to move on from Lester to do that Id say….
It would be a bold move for Boston. Lester’s still only 28 and he’s probably been Boston’s most reliable starter over the last few years – but would getting two top prospects (and possibly another piece) make it worth their while and set them up to contend next year?
Theoretically they could get a similar package for Josh Beckett – though Beckett’s contract might hold up St. Louis from making that move.
Either way – it would certainly send a message to RSN that the team is shaking up the culture.
I still think the most likely scenario is that he returns on a 1 year deal. The Yankees love him behind the plate and given this year I don’t think there will be much of a demand for his services. And it isn’t like the Yankees have a ton of other options. Yes they can maybe, possibly, work Austin Romine in if he’s healthy, but if not they aren’t going to spend a lot of money on any of the other FA’s.
One of the dangers of having such a good record at the ASB is that it could lull Cashman into thinking the team doesn’t need to make moves. Afterall if it ain’t broke why fix it. The team is definitely built to win the regular season (talent & depth), but the post season is more about somebody getting hot (can’t plan for that) and impact, game changing players. Don’t have much confidence that ARod, Tex, or Swish can do that. Don’t think Cashman will make a move for a game changer.