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Piecing together the outfield corners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A Nick Swisher reunion seems unlikely, it’s looking more and more like Torii Hunter is going to sign elsewhere, and the other top free agent outfielders are risky long-term commitments, which seem to be exactly the sort of deals the Yankees are trying to avoid. So is there a way to piece together an outfield with a bunch of spare parts?

Barring an unexpected trade, Curtis Granderson is locked into one spot for the Yankees. Brett Gardner is at least a regular – if not an everyday guy – in another spot. Today, Dan Martin reported that the Yankees have had some early conversations about bringing Raul Ibanez back in a platoon role. He’s not a particularly good outfielder, but he can get by, and he can still hit right-handed pitching.

Who could complete the picture?

Shane Victorino and Ryan Ludwick could be regular right fielders who occasionally sit against right-handers, but it might be tough to get either one on a one-year deal. Cody Ross could bring some right-handed balance, but he seems to be a pretty popular name in this market. Scott Hairston and Reed Johnson have been semi-regulars with pretty good numbers, but it’s hard to label either one as an everyday guy. Matt Diaz and Jonny Gomes are strictly platoon options.

Of course, Melky Cabrera is out there as a complete wild card in this market.

There are always plenty of corner outfielders on the free agent market. That’s the good news for the Yankees. There are also huge offensive expectations from those positions. That’s the hard part.

Outfield corners should be relatively easy to fill, so it makes sense for the Yankees to view those spots as opportunities to save money and cut into that payroll. Question is, in this free agent market, is it possible to piece together an outfield that would make the Yankees comfortable heading into 2013?

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90 Responses to “Piecing together the outfield corners”

  1. CCBiggs November 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    A post on corner outfield options that doesn’t even mention Ichiro is an unbelievably glaring omission. Very bad job by Chad.

  2. Hassey November 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    As we speak, Cash is between dates and scouring the old MTV “Rock n Jock” rosters

  3. blake November 13th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    “Of course, Melky Cabrera is out there as a complete wild card in this market.”

    Do people really think Melky is going to morph into a scrub after like 6 months ? I think Melky will probably be the best value signing done this winter…..unfortunately somebody else will get him

  4. austinmac November 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    JF,

    Good article. You already taught much of that to us that previously. I’m glad your knowledge was recognized. Monopoly money to follow.

  5. Duh Innings II November 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Re-sign Melky Cabrera already!

    One year at what Swisher made last year ($10.25M) so the Yanks don’t spend more on RF.

    He’ll take it. He rejoins and could repair his reputation with the Yanks.

    I’d be thrilled with just .285/.360/.440/.800 with 15-17 HR and 85-90 RBI out of him.

  6. austinmac November 13th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Duh,

    Fair Melky projections. Once again the solution seems obvious to all but the Yankees management.

  7. MoRings42 November 13th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Ichiro.

    The only reason that I can accept for them not to re-sign him is that he decided to retire.

    You do not let a player like that just walk away.

  8. RespectTheGame November 13th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    MoRings42 November 13th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Ichiro.

    The only reason that I can accept for them not to re-sign him is that he decided to retire.

    You do not let a player like that just walk away.
    ————————————————————————————

    Welllllllllllllllllll said!:)

  9. austinmac November 13th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Ichiro of today is not Ichiro of yesteryear. Yes, he did play well for two months, but for the last two years he has been one of the least productive corner outfielders in baseball.

    With the Yankees desire for one year contracts, I have to wonder about 2014. I assume they realize the earth will likely not implode, their is a CBA and their will be baseball that year. If they have so few under contract, what is the plan? I get the idea we may look back at this off season as the good old days.

    Cashman has likely been active on the phones. One question, will you take a one year deal? No, well okay. Next.

  10. jacksquat November 13th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Yuck, yuck, yuck. No Ibanez in the OF or any chance of it!

    Melky is the obvious answer but that would require a mea culpa by Cashman.

  11. bobharrah November 13th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    As things stand now, with upcoming austerity talk, Granderson, Gardner, Ibanez, Ichiro, with Dickerson and Mesa in the wings. I’m not a big fan of Lefty/Righty batting match-ups when dealing with HOF players, such as Ichiro. One does not get a lot of HOF votes if that player cannot hit any pitcher, right or left handed, in general.

    Does one sit down or pinch hit for Cano if a Lefty comes in, or Jeter or Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols, if a Righty comes in? Usually not….I add Ichiro to that thought process. At least sign him for the next year or two, tops. It is time to give Mesa a shot as a righty reserve. Dickerson needs to be given a fair shot too [or trade him before they lose him].

  12. UnKnown November 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Cashman probably just decided to have Girardi catch next year and manage too. You know “Kill Two Birds With One Stone.”

    Also there is this quote from Tomlin for all everyone who struggles with reality, for example why we lost to the Tigers besides the fact that we just weren’t good enough.

    “Mike Tomlin: “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.”

  13. UnKnown November 13th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Another beauty from Russ. The guy has really been getting deep lately. Must be a real soul searching activity to decide which team to steal millions from.

    Russell Martin ?@russellmartin55
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot

  14. austinmac November 13th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Ichiro had a .649 OPS against lefties last year. Are you folks really of the opinion that is acceptable?

  15. kd November 13th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    if it’s any consolation, cashman is in stealth mode. good things happen when he goes there

  16. blake November 13th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    JF shamelessly plugging his column on twitter! It is good though and I doubt many writers even know half te stuff in it

  17. blake November 13th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I’m not sure if cash is in stealth mode or stalled out asleep in his office mode

  18. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    It is good though and I doubt many writers even know half te stuff in it

    I think most people don’t know/care because … they never had to. Only 1 team ever had to worry about the luxury tax each season and in general they acted as if it didn’t matter. Because there was never a strategy built around getting under it, there was never any reason to understand how it would be done.

    I mean this article I’ve written has a very narrow focus, even for baseball fans in general. The Yankees & maybe the dodgers are the only teams going forward who need to understand it.

  19. austinmac November 13th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Stealth mode? Yea, sure. I tell you he is waiting until he sees who’s left after others have made their signings.

    We had Mr. October and now Mr. February. Let’s see if the 8-10 roster spots can be entirely filled then.

  20. blake November 13th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    JF,

    Agreed…. I don’t even think a lot of the writers realize that luxury tax is off AAV

  21. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks to good discussion in the IATMS comment section, I now understand that CC will count as 24.4 million against the luxury tax instead of 23.875, great!

  22. G. Love November 13th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    It’s almost borderline negligent for the Yankees to pass on Melky at what they have to spend on an OF.

    He obviously needs a 1 year pillow contract to prove his worth again.

    I was against the thought of bringing him back because of the PED thing, but at this point where we can’t even afford to be in on Tori Hunter, Melky is the perfect fit.

    If he flames out and his stats were all PED built, then we trade for an OF at the break if we’re in it.

    But for what we have to spend, it makes too much sense to give Melky another shot here plus it would be fun to see him and Gardner get to be in that OF together considering all the bickering that’s gone on in Lohud over the years about who is better. They both have something to prove and they both are young and do things this offense desperately needs.

    Thinking about what’s out there for a corner that won’t cost the farm, it’s silly not to have locked him up already.

    Arod & Andy (if he returns) can certainly counsel him how to deal with the media after getting popped for PED’s.

    I’d feel a lot better about the team if he was our RF’er. I’d feel even more better if he were signed and Ichiro were signed as well to be honest.

  23. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    As I’ve said….for the money they want to spend….Melky is by far the best bet to give you what swisher did or better

  24. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    And actually due to this new understanding of the CBA, the team cannot sign an extension and benefit from a reduced AAV in most situations. Instead of merely including the prior contract, you get a rebate based on assessed vs paid salary amounts.

    So if the Yankees traded for Upton this offseason and negotiated an extension, it would take place beginning in 2013 and the prior years would be counted as: 4.25 per year. This is subtracted from the AAV as assessed by the luxury tax which is 8.54 so they would get the AAV of the extension reduced by 4.29 for like 3 years.

    I think.

  25. kd November 13th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    what would it take to sign melky? 1/4 million?

  26. kd November 13th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    i mean 1 year/ 4 million

  27. G. Love November 13th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    blake,

    I don’t think Melky will give Swisher’s power or plate patience, but I think he’ll put the bat on the ball a lot more when it matters than Swisher did.

    Whatever drop off that comes from losing the PED’s can be handled if he can still hit for a high enough average.

    I also think signing him and Ichiro gives you 4 OF’ers so everyone stays fresh. You can DH Grandy or Ichiro at times to keep the lineup as long as possible.

    You’d also never have a DH that couldn’t adequately field their own position.

    Let Arod DH against LHP and let Ichiro/Grandy/Melky get some DH time against RHP to keep all 3 in the lineup plus Gardner.

    That said, Cashman won’t do it. If the Yankees thought Melky was the right fit you’d think they go lock him up & use Cano, Arod, etc to get it done.

  28. ron November 13th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    After 4 more seasons,only arod is left,and i think he won’t make it the whole 5 years left,so only tex,cc,arod are long term.
    You can see where this is going.
    We have a lot of talent in the minors,and in a few short years,a ton of money to spend with a clean slate.
    I think cashman,and co will be very cautious,and spend wisely when the chance represents itself.
    I’d go with great pitching,and 4 realk good bats,the rest high ba players.
    As the giants have proven,and the cardinals,you don’t need an allstar at every position making 20 million.
    This is why i say trade cano,and granderson because they will cost a ton,or we will lose them for a pick.

  29. G. Love November 13th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    kd,

    Don’t know what Melky’s market it, but it would be stupid of him to take a multi-year deal from anyone unless he believes his numbers are going to nosedive without PED’s.

    If he believes he can be close to the player he was in SF w/o the drugs, he should just go to a team with a park he can hit in like YS. His power numbers will be better in YS with the short porch. You just hope he doesn’t come back to the Bronx and pull a Tex and only try to hit it over RF.

    I think a 1 year 5-7 million deal is what he should take for a team with a park he can rake in.

  30. charlestonchew November 13th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Ichiro certainly had his problems against lefties last year, but don’t forget that the guy is a very good defender and baserunner, two things that make up for some of that offensive production. He showed us he can still hit: give him $6-8 million to come back. That, or offer Torii Hunter $15 and see if he takes it just to be a part of the Yankees. Who knows.

    There is an interesting angle to the Melky Cabrera situation: signing him could lead to a Cano extension, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to put him back in that club house. Melky’s time as a Yankee has passed, in my mind at least. I think it has passed in the eyes of Cashman and the ownership, too.

    I guess we’ll see.

  31. charlestonchew November 13th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    PS: What’s the risk in taking a flyer on Jason Bay? He knows how to hit the ball the opposite way, right? He can’t cost more than a couple million, either.

  32. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    JF,

    That’s interesting… Get Upton

    G love,

    If the Yanks can’t make a trade and won’t spend any money then to me signing Melky makes by far the most sense if they both want to stay cheap and win in 2013…….they really need to get over what’s happened in the past and look at the situation objectively

  33. DaSaint007 November 13th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I’m good with Granderson, Gardner and Melky/Ichiro, with Raul as an option.

  34. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    charlestonchew says:
    November 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    PS: What’s the risk in taking a flyer on Jason Bay? He knows how to hit the ball the opposite way, right? He can’t cost more than a couple million, either.

    Id do a ST invite to see if he could win a Jonesy type role

  35. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    DaSaint007 says:
    November 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    I’m good with Granderson, Gardner and Melky/Ichiro, with Raul as an option.

    That’s their best option if they won’t spend money and can’t make a trade

  36. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    @RiverAveBlues: Feinsand: Talks “are ongoing” between Yankees and Martin http://t.co/k753WTYB

  37. ron November 13th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Melky makes a ton of sense.

  38. G. Love November 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I just think when you look at the budget limitations, Melky has to be on the table. Unless he’s getting offers at 10 million or more for a season, he is one of the few guys you can get on a 1 year deal that will be motivated and knows NY.

    Even if he was a party boy on his last trip, you still take the chance on him because there are no sure things at the level of financial commitment we’re talking about here.

    For the Yankees to just pass on him looks spiteful. You’re gonna try to sell a 41yo Ibanez or Jason Bay or Scott Hairston to us when you could just sign Melky, give him a 2nd chance, and inject some youth and bat speed to the lineup?

    If they avoid him then you just draw your own conclusions and know that he & Cano were getting into a lot more trouble than anyone has admitted while he was here.

  39. fantasygame101 November 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    trade granderson, cano and nunez to dbacks for upton, aaron hill, bauer and prospect.

  40. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    If Melky isn’t on the table it’s because of Cashman’s ego….I don’t really see how it could be anything else

  41. blake November 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    fantasygame101 says:
    November 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    trade granderson, cano and nunez to dbacks for upton, aaron hill, bauer and prospect.

    Id do that…..I don’t think they would

  42. pat November 13th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Buster_ESPN

    The Red Sox are among the teams in contact with Jason Bay, as he considers his options for 2013. Looking for opportunity, familiarity.

  43. RhapsodyInBlue November 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I’d love to see Melky back in the Bronx.

  44. blake November 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The Yankees need to get younger…Melky is 27 ….they need an outfielder….Melky can play all 3 spots…..they need more average in the lineup…..Melky was the NL batting champ…..they’d like to keep contracts to 1 year….Melky probably takes a one year deal…..

  45. ron November 13th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Bay would cost almost nothing.
    The yankees should get him,trade granderson,and shift gardner to cf,or trade gardner.
    Then sign melky for rf,then trade cano for olt,and a pitching prospect.
    The rangers are looking to replace hamiltons production.
    Payroll will be significantly lower,then move on trying to trade arod.

  46. Pat M. November 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    In a way I wish The NY Yankees would sign Mikey Naps and let Martin walk, this way many here would see how little Face knows about watching on the field talent…….There’s not one person in the game that I’ve spoken to over the years who would rather have Napoli squatting behind the plate flashing signs over Russell Martin……..More importantly I doubt there’s a pitcher who would want to throw to Naps over Martin……..I guess former big league cathcers Scoscia and Giradi ( Mgr. of the year award winners ) also know less than the esteemed Jerkface…….Man this place misses guys like SJ , GB CB etc………If Austin didn’t have back issues this was the year for him to take over the position and let Russell move on, however things have changed…..JAP, as for your insaine obsession with Jesus Montero and how the Yanks wasted him on a starter …..Well buddy, as of right now the rotation is CC, Hughes and a whoppley Ivan Nova………A healthy Pineda would look mighty fine right about now…..Kuroda is going to return to Chavez Ravine unless the Yanks get serious very soon………

  47. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    jonmorosi

    Source: #BlueJays on verge of acquiring Josh Johnson from #Marlins. Deal could be even larger than that.

  48. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Buerhle headed to #BlueJays along with Josh Johnson, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

  49. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal

    Buerhle headed to #BlueJays along with Josh Johnson, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

  50. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Pat M, your obsession with me is cute, but why not channel that energy into making the blog better instead of lamenting the state of things in the same breath as crazily attacking me?

  51. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Yunel Escobar and Hechavarria part of package going from #BlueJays to #Marlins. Monster deal.

  52. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Mike Scoscia loved Jeff Mathis, who is barely a baseball player. Ron Washington & the Rangers like Napoli enough, and last I checked they have been the WS/made the playoffs more than Scoscia the past 3 years.

  53. Pat M. November 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Face……Nice try on the spin Face, just calling it as I see it…….Back off the absoute crap and then ranking on anyone who dares to question you……Nothing cute about this

  54. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal

    Jose Reyes could – repeat, could – be part of this. Two shortstops – Escobar, Hechavarria – going from #BlueJays to #Marlins.

  55. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Neat monster deal:

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Jose Reyes could – repeat, could – be part of this. Two shortstops – Escobar, Hechavarria – going from #BlueJays to #Marlins.

  56. ron November 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Bluejays just got a whole lot better.

  57. kd November 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    josh johnson when healthy and right is a beast. where did the jays get the prospects/money for that trade? They’re better than they played last year.

    al east just got better

    what’s up pat m?

  58. Pat M. November 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    And Washington selected Martin to be on The AL All-Star team in 2011…….And your point is ???? Napoli sucks and anyone who knows the game will tell you, 2011 was a fluke

  59. Pat M. November 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    kd….Hi

  60. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    jonmorosi

    The shorthand of this deal is something like this: If you are earning a big salary with the Marlins, you are now a Blue Jay.

  61. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Face……Nice try on the spin Face, just calling it as I see it…….Back off the absoute crap and then ranking on anyone who dares to question you……Nothing cute about this

    No spin, Pat M, you were dead wrong on Napoli & Wells. I would have loved to have Napoli the past 2 seasons, which is all I ever said I’d acquire him for. You are literally obsessed with me, and that is fine, but just admit it.

    Napoli is a much better hitter than Russel Martin, and Martin’s defense does not make up for his lack of offense because he can’t play anywhere else. Napoli can atleast hit at DH or 1B.

    You continue to have no answer for Jeff Mathis’ CS%, PB rate, WP rate, errors, or any back of the baseball card stuff that says he isn’t a good catcher. You have no answer for Russ Martin’s PB rate, WP rate, CS%, error rate, his poor offense. You’re building a strawman argument where it becomes purely Russel Martin vs Napoli, which I have never framed the debate about.

  62. kd November 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    reyes maybe a blue jay. wow. the marlins really can’t help themselves. why would anyone sign there?

    maybe we can get one of their outfielders

  63. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    And Washington selected Martin to be on The AL All-Star team in 2011…….And your point is ???? Napoli sucks and anyone who knows the game will tell you, 2011 was a fluke

    Never said 2011 was his average, or not a career year, so whats your point? How does he suck when he OPS’s a 100 points higher than Russ Martin? He has thrown out runners at a better than league average rate 2 out of the last 3 years. Career .259 .356 .507 .863 hitter.

    Russ hit .211 .311 .403 .713. He has sucked the past 4 seasons.

  64. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Guess the Marlins are STILL in fire sale mode.

    Wow.

    I’ll take Stanton off their hands.

    :)

  65. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I know. Stanton is cheap.

    :(

  66. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    jonmorosi

    Emilio Bonifacio, come on down!

  67. Pat M. November 13th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Face…..You’ll always be a punch & Judy banjo hitter who thinks he can hit cleanup….And that’s the bottom line…..And frankly you’re flattering yourself with the obsession nonsense…..You’re a knat that buzzes near my ear on hot mugggy night….A nusance of sorts

  68. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm

    Blue Jays payroll doubling with one GIGANTIC BLOCKBUSTER with Marlins

    75 M to 150 M? Wow.

  69. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Someone’s out there spendin’ money.

    ;)

  70. kd November 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    marlins are officially a AAA team now

  71. ac1 November 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Josh Johnson, Mark Buherle AND Jose Reyes?
    WOW!
    Why are the Marlins even allowed to be a pro-baseball organization?

  72. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal

    Confirmed: Reyes going to #BlueJays. Henderson Alvarez also going to #Marlins.

    jonmorosi

    One source told me Johnson, Buehrle, Reyes, Buck and Bonifacio are all going to #BlueJays. I am working to confirm this.

  73. ac1 November 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    and Henderson Alvarez?

  74. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I wish we were in a spending mood.

    JJ would have looked nice in the Yankee Ro.

  75. RMS November 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Cashman should sign Melky. He is the perfect choice. You can get him on a 1 year deal. If not, sign Ichiro and Hairston for 1 year, if you must platoon. I am keeping with 1 year since it seems to be the way Cashman wants to go.
    Ibanez is a liability in the outfield.

  76. ac1 November 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Blue Jays are major contenders now…..

  77. pat November 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal

    Confirmed to #Marlins thus far by me and @jonmorosi. Escobar, Hechavarria, H. Alvarez, Nicolino.

  78. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    We’re talking about a contract for Melky or Ichiro and Jays just DOUBLED their payroll.

    Too funny.

    The AL East just got even tougher.

  79. blake November 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    News flash Yankees…..other teams in the sport aren’t messing around and want to get better…..improve or you’ll miss the playoffs next year

  80. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    No facts from you only insults, so sad. Maybe you’d like to down some painkillers and try again? Considering you only drop in to insult me you are lying to yourself if you think you aren’t obsessed. Note that I never mention you at all.

  81. kd November 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    gotta think the red sox are scared right about now. two last place finishes in a row and that fan base will revolt

  82. G. Love November 13th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Um, the Blue Jays just got a whole lot better.

  83. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    The Red Sox have money to spend.

    They’re gonna improve.

    ;)

  84. MTU November 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    G. Love-

    You’re a master of understatement.

    :)

  85. blake November 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    They should seriously contract the marlins….they are a joke

  86. blake November 13th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    This isn’t the trade the Dodgers made with Boston if its all true…..this makes the jays a lot better and a playoff contender pretty much instantly

  87. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    You are also advocating the yankees do something you think is sub optimal purely so I can be ‘taken down a peg’. Lmao. Do you care more about the yankees or proving someone wrong on the internet?

  88. PacoDooley November 13th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, if that deal goes through for Toronto they may become the favorites to win the east

  89. RMS November 13th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Johnson, Buehrle, Reyes

    =============================================================
    Any one of those 3 would have looked good in a Yankee uniform.

  90. Jerkface November 13th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Replacing alvarez with johnson adding beurhle and replacing escobar with reyes is huge.


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