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Dickerson released

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Designated for assignment a little more than a week ago, Chris Dickerson has been released.

The left-handed outfielder might have been a big league favorite for the Yankees had he hit right handed, but with an all-lefty outfield already in place, the Yankees had no place for Dickerson. He’d already been designated for assignment once in his career, so he was placed on release waivers, not outright waivers. Basically, as soon as the Yankees chose to DFA Dickerson, they had no chance of keeping him.

A team source said that no Dickerson trade talk ever came to life. It seemed that every team knew the Yankees were going to have to release him eventually, and it’s expected that he’ll have plenty of options now that he’s on the market.

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80 Responses to “Dickerson released”

  1. Mike in Harrisburg January 12th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Happy trails to Dickerson. Hope he does well.

  2. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Mike, yeah, always hard to be let go, especially, I presume, in the public eye – best to the young man.

  3. austinmac January 12th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I like Dickerson and think he is a pretty funny guy with some ability. Good luck to him.

  4. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hey, Austin, Donna Mills wants your #!

  5. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I just blew my tube amp Nordmende radio, that goes ditto for the living room pre amp tube thing. I’m sticking to Japanese transistors from now on.

  6. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Fortunately, I have back up amps, or I’d go crazy….

  7. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Heels won a game!

  8. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I hate losing valuable guys for nothing…..

  9. Jerkface January 12th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    They could sign him to a minor league deal, maybe? But I think another team, like the Mets, would probably offer him a major league deal

  10. Tar January 12th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    “Heels won a game!”

    So did Dook… oh wait! :evil:

  11. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Tar, you’re going to have to give me another lecture about this heel thing.

  12. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Jerkface says:
    January 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    They could sign him to a minor league deal, maybe? But I think another team, like the Mets, would probably offer him a major league deal

    Mets or Phillies probably

  13. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I think AL put the big jinx on the doilies this morning

  14. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Yankees. RT @AppFlyer @treyalex09 Logan and Warren/Batances/Phelps (pick one). Who says no first?

  15. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Yankeesource is crazy if he thinks the Yanks wouldn’t give Logan and Warren for Morse…..at least I hope they would…Phelps maybe not….

  16. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    @jnorris427: An update from yesterday: Eric Schmitt will serve as the Asst Dir. of Amateur Scouting alongside Damon Oppenheimer. #Yankees

  17. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Bargain Bin – via ESPN:

    Travis Hafner, DH
    The 35-year-old isn’t technically coming off an injury because he returned in late September from a DL stint for a bulging disk in his lower back — which was preceded by meniscus surgery. However, he has spent at least part of every season since he turned 30 on the disabled list, and the wear and tear has sapped his skills. But he still resembles the patient, powerful hitter he was in his prime.

    Last season, Hafner roughly matched his career walk rate (12.2 percent in 2012 vs. 12.6 career) and isolated power (.210 vs. .229) and bettered his career strikeout rate (17.9 vs. 20.0), but his overall line was dragged down by a BABIP 80 points below his career average, which may have been a result of bad luck. If that luck turns in 2013, Hafner could be a potent weapon against righties and a league-average hitter against lefties, at least until his next injury. But he’ll have to find an AL team with an opening at DH because it has been almost six years since he last wore a glove in a game.
    Good fit: Rays

  18. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Scott Hairston, OF
    Like Hafner, Hairston has the “powerful” part down. Unlike Hafner, the “patience” part eludes him. Hairston posted a career-low 4.8 percent walk rate last season, but he also hit a career-high 20 homers, which made the New York Mets happy. The right-handed hitter has a weighted multiyear true average (TAv) of .300 versus southpaws, and he topped that in 2012 with a .315 mark (and a .286/.317/.550 triple-slash line). He’s also capable of faking center field, which gives him enough versatility to be a valuable bench bat if he’s used in situations that play to his strengths.
    Good fit: Yankees

  19. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about, but I’ve got the Coors on and I don’t care :)

  20. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Dallas Braden, LHP
    Braden is attempting to come back from multiple shoulder operations, which have kept him off a major league mound since April 2011. When healthy, Braden was Joe Saunders with fewer grounders but a better strikeout-to-walk ratio (the two have nearly identical career ERAs). Some team will take a flier on the off chance that he can be that good again.
    Good fit: Twins

  21. Tar January 12th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Jmills

    Start here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_Heel

  22. theREALkevin January 12th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Logan and warren for Morse would be a steal for the yanks. I have to think the Nats would get plenty of offers better than that.

  23. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Night game b/w Niners and Pack should be good – - – -

  24. The Return of Stoneburner January 12th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Peyton’s a happy man right now – - – -

  25. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Tar, thanks, turning to it now.

  26. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    theREALkevin says:
    January 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    Logan and warren for Morse would be a steal for the yanks. I have to think the Nats would get plenty of offers better than that.

    Yea Id think they could beat that as well…..Logan and Phelps would be a strong offer…

  27. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Id take a flyer on Dallas on a minor league deal for sure just because he throws with his left arm

  28. Tar January 12th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Jmills

    WHen you’re finished go here

    http://www.goheels.com/SportSe.....SPID=12965

    BTW Rush played at the Dean Dome (Heels basketball arena) in 1992!

  29. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Tar, ok, sent and saved the last link to myself.

  30. Bo knows January 12th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    What a bloody waste.

    Yep, they had Dickerson and Maxwell. Both excellent in the field, play all three OF positions. The two couldn’t duplicate the Swisher production? Maxwell was worse than Jones? Neither of them got a chance. They had Jones and Ibanez, a band aid that’s now gone.

    Bad asset management. Really bad.

  31. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    alex to braden: stay out of my locker room chump!

  32. MTU January 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’m not giving up a Phelps for one yr. of Morse.

    No deal.

  33. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    denver/bolimer off to a crazy start…

  34. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks, Tar! Ys knows I’m too stoopid to get the basketball thing. I hope Nancy Wilson sings with Rush at the rock and roll hall of fame. Public Enemy are going to have to fit in there somewhere. Maybe, Quincy Jones can add some strings?

  35. blake January 12th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    MTU says:
    January 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    I’m not giving up a Phelps for one yr. of Morse.

    That’s fine…..I might would…..tough call there

  36. Tar January 12th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I heard a stat on Mike and Mike that went something like

    In the last 25 years when 1 team has beat another team by more than 20 points during the regular season ( like Denver beat the Ravens) they went on to have a 3-11 record during the play-offs.

    Denver is in for a dog fight.

  37. Duh Innings II January 12th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Watch Dickerson be the 2013 version of 2012 Justin Maxwell as they’re essentially the same player.

    So now the Yanks don’t have a fourth outfielder as well as a DH or a righthanded batter (I’m assuming any two from Romine, Stewart, Cervelli, and Wilson with my guess being the former two will be the catcher.)

    Good job Cashman! PBBBBBBBBBBTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All he had to do this offseason besides re-sign Rivera, Pettitte, and Kuroda was re-sign Martin (C), Melky Cabrera (RF) and Chavez (half of a 3B platoon), and sign Jeff Baker or Jack Hannahan (righthanded part of the 3B platoon.) He should’ve signed Scott Baker so he would have the option to trade Hughes, Nova, or Phelps for a hitter.

    Cabrera $8M + Chavez $3M + Jeff Baker or Hannahan $2M = $13M, a mil more than the cost of Youkilis but $200K less than the cost of Youkilis and Matt Diaz if Diaz makes the team ($13.2M Youkilis-Diaz – 13M.)

    Get Pettitte to take $7.5M and sign Baker for $6.5M he’d have taken = $14M, only $2M more than the cost of Pettitte (possibly minus the cost of whoever is traded for a hitter among Hughes, Nova, and Phelps if one of them is traded – if Hughes then the cost of Pettitte and Baker would be less than the cost of Pettitte.)

    You give Martin two years $17M not Suzuki two years and $13M.

    Gardner CF
    Jeter (the only old guy in the lineup besides Chavez)
    Cano
    Teixiera
    Cabrera RF
    Granderson LF
    Chavez/Baker or Hannahan 3B platoon
    Martin
    Nunez or Mustelier DH

  38. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Bo, had the Prelude up to 100 today; pulled a bit to the right with hard braking.

  39. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    jmills.
    100 KMH, I presume.

  40. Nick in SF January 12th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Tar, if you want a sneak listen of some of the new YLT songs live, they did a webcast from Penn yesterday:

    http://thekey.xpn.org/2013/01/.....o-setlist/

    This tour better be good. Not only are you going on my recommendation (I think) but I tipped off a friend of mine in Portugal and she’s driving three hours to see them in Lisbon.

    Go Ravens +7 1H!

  41. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Tom, I’m consiring your language mon ami.

  42. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    mills, 100 of those commie ‘miles’ you guys use or American miles?

  43. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    ” Conspiring “

  44. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Ys, the Russians employed the worst East German refs ( Kompala etc. ) Vs Canada in ’72.

  45. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    jmills,
    Still don’t get it!

  46. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Tom, 100 mph

  47. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    mills we got a little taste of some crazy officiating that same year when they stole the gold medal from the men’s basketball team (on their third ‘attempt’)

    crazy ship!

  48. jr1212 January 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Logan, Phelps and Cervelli for Morse and Wilson Ramos

  49. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    jmills,
    Death wish, maybe? My old Merc 380 sl does it in comfort.

  50. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Ys, I remember when you guys got ripped.

  51. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Tom, you’re the man! :)

  52. Tar January 12th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Nick

    Upon further review my my son didn’t think he could make it, so I didn’t buy tickets. It will have to be a show time decision. We are however going to a show there tonight– Toubab Krewe.

  53. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    jmills,
    With the top down, too. 76 Fahrenheit today. At least the damned thing runs when it’s warm Too bad it has a steering wheel as big as the Bounty’s helm, but it’s still fun.

  54. Nick in SF January 12th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Ah, I see. Well, not sure but I bet it will sell out before the show. But the venue in Lisbon looks pretty big, so you’ll have a second chance if you decide to head over. I’m thinking about it.

  55. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    there’s jeter’s new flame….

  56. blake January 12th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    @Rotoworld_BB: Mike Trout won’t play for Team USA in WBC http://t.co/PG4SoeWA

    That sucks

  57. joeman January 12th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    jr1212 January 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Logan, Phelps and Cervelli for Morse and Wilson Ramos
    ————————
    Who would really want Cervelli

  58. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Good for C-Dick… I hope he lands on a team that gives him a real chance.

  59. theREALkevin January 12th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Blake, agreed, although I’d rather part with nova than phelps. JR12, I don’t think that’s enough for both morse and Ramos. I like phelps a lot but Morse is very solid and Ramos is young and has above average starting catcher upside. I think the Nats would want more than that, and frankly I don’t see much reason for them to be wanting to trade Ramos in the first place

  60. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    cervelli actually has quite a bit of value. anyone who can at least hold his own behind the plate and with the stick has value in mlb b/c there are so few who can even do that.

    low budget teams often have catchers who shouldnt even bother heading to the batter’s box.

    he’s not real good at anything, but passable is pretty damn good in a lot of organizations.

    not saying he brings back much but he does have value.

  61. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Tom, knock ‘urself out! The WRX has a momo wheel, like Villeneuve had with Ferrari.

  62. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    jmills,
    Mine is stock, 1983, with 80K. I’d trade it for Jacque’s, not yours.

  63. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Tom, you’re a wise man; Gilles supercedes me,…any time!!!!!

  64. Bo knows January 12th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Mills

    I’m a big Honda fan as a given. Best ergonomic cars I’ve ever driven. But those bast*** so called sports sedans scare the livin bejaysus out of me. Go ahead, break it loose for a four wheel drift, square a curve. They fishtail the hell out of you. Totally out of control. Almost as bad as that abomination the “Corvettie”. Bootleg turn, forget it. I want to drive the car, not vice versa.

    I had an RX 7 SE. At a hundred plus it started liftoff, driving tippy toes, cornering was an adventure, adrenaline rushes were too frequent. A great car within its limits, but you could not push the envelope. As the saying goes “If blood is brown, I’m seriously injured”.

  65. Nick in SF January 12th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, that FG attempt looked like my golf swing: way behind the ball. And a TD comes after!

  66. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Bo, let’s get you into a mid engine turbo MR2.

  67. blake January 12th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    “Blake, agreed, although I’d rather part with nova than phelps”

    That’s a tough one …..phelps has an additional year of control…..but I think nova has more upside…..though I think Phelps’s floor may be higher.

    Labeling rotation “numbers” is arbitrary but for the comparison id say maybe nova has # 3 upside with a reliever floor and Phelps has maybe #4 upside with a #5 floor if that makes any sense…..

  68. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    O.k., blake,…back to baseball my friend

    :)

  69. blake January 12th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    @Rotoworld_BB: Giancarlo Stanton to play for USA in WBC http://t.co/r0v7usFv

  70. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    WBC. Does this mean we’re going to break mid season and see who has what?

  71. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    im looking forward to the wbc.

    i would NEVER want any of my pitchers to be in it, but it’s more interesting baseball to watch than a regular ST game.

    They actually try to win the wbc games.

  72. Bo knows January 12th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Bo, let’s get you into a mid engine turbo MR2.

    ————-
    Not a big fan of turbos. You spend a day tuning and an hour driving. I went for a ride with a kid in a street Civic that was punched into some 500+ HP. It was scary but a total abortion. Give me a well balanced powertrain and body car everytime.

    The most fun I had was during the Calgary Olympics where we drove Audi Quattros up into the mountains and back. The power poles were picket fences and the things just hummed along. Ho hum.

    Snowdrifts, what snow drifts? Hairpin curves – just trust the car. Slow down then drive throught the curve. They have engineering knowhow on board.

  73. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Bo, Gilles used to have a ball driving his 4 WD Bronco all over the place. ( Including, Europa )- sometimes he had his family in the 5th wheel.

  74. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Fergie Jenkins, r u ready to pitch!

  75. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Fergie, who else has 6 straight 20 plus seasons? :)

  76. Ys Guy January 12th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    why don’t they just eliminate the tuck rule?

  77. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    On the whole, I was happy with the Prelude,…even if it was pulling to the right.

  78. jmills January 12th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Granted,…I might have a calliper problem – will take her to my mechanic.

  79. Nick in SF January 12th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Tom Brady said no. :arrow:

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