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A few mid-day notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just a few things floating out there and worth knowing…

• Randy Levine has said Yankee Stadium survived yesterday’s storm with minimal damage. There are some broken windows, no flooding, and the electricity is working.

• Joel Sherman offers five players the Yankees should look into this offseason: Carlos Beltran, Torii Hunter, Jeff Keppinger, A.J. Pierzynski and Scott Hairston. All five make some sense, but I tend to think Hunter is the best fit if only because he wouldn’t cost anything in terms of young players and would probably be open to a fairly short-term deal. Beltran is the best of the bunch, but if the Yankees are trying to get younger and cheaper going forward, dealing for one year of a 36-year-old with bad knees seems risky. The short-term upside is big, but such a deal would obviously depend on the cost.

• The Dodgers are reportedly willing to discuss trades for Andre Ethier. With the Yankees in obvious need of a right fielder — and with a left-handed bat fitting so well at Yankee Stadium — it’s easy to make the connection between the Dodgers and Yankees as possible trade partners. Of course, Ethier is also signed through 2017 (with a vesting option for 2018) so that’s a big-time commitment if the Yankees were to get involved. Hard to ignore the fact his splits vs. lefties are horrible.

The Pirates outrighted three players off their roster, including former Yankees minor leaguers Dan McCutchen (part of the Xavier Nady/Damaso Marte trade) and Eric Fryer (part of the Eric Hinske trade).

• Jim Leyland is coming back to Detroit to manage one more year.




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