The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

Another outfielder comes off the board01.12.11

Another right-handed outfielder came off the market this afternoon, with Reed Johnson agreeing to a minor league deal with the Cubs.

I’m not sure Johnson was ever a legitimate option for the Yankees — they weren’t especially interested last winter, and last year’s numbers probably didn’t do much to change their mind — but he technically fit their needs to a certain extent. Even in a down year, Johnson hit .301/.324/.466 against lefties last season. There are much worse options out there.

Around this time last year I thought Johnson made good sense for the Yankees, but Brian Cashman disagreed, waited out the market and landed Marcus Thames on a minor league deal. It wound up being his most productive signing of the winter. Granted, he also waited out the market and landed Randy Winn on a deal that wasn’t so productive.

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Miscwith 84 Comments →

Sponsored by:





    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.


Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581