Damon or Matsui please
Yankees plan to seek 2 players this trading season: a hitter (to replace Nick Johnson) and a reliever.
Damon or Matsui please
Stay the course. If the KC closer is available for the right price ( late July) pull the trigger
C. Jorge Posada
1B. Mark Teixeira
2B. Robinson Cano
SS. Derek Jeter
3B. Alex Rodriguez
LF. Brett Gardner
CF. Curtis Granderson
RF. David DeJesus
DH. Nick Swisher
I don't really know who may be available in terms of a OF hitter. I'm not too big on the Dunn/Konerko bandwagon. I'd prefer to get someone younger, but who's out there?
As far as the pen... I never want to see Chan Ho Park ever throw as a Yankee again. He's the Randy Winn of relief pitchers.
Well, this is a chance for Mark Melancon to step up and make a case for that reliever spot. Can he do it?....Does he have it in him to fill that void for the Yankees?........
Go after Hinske. I couldn't be more serious.
Yankees definitely need another reliever. As for hitter I know I'm going to get heat for saying this but Jermaine Dye would give us some additional firepower on offense and we wouldn't have to give up anything to get him.
The Angels are probably going to be out of it with Morales out for the year, I wouldn't mind adding Matsui to the team since if they are out of it they probably would let him go for almost nothing. Sure hes not batting that well right now, but his swing is perfect for Yankee stadium and better him at DH than Miranda or Thames. He was hitting .248 at June 30th last year before he really started getting it going.
They probably won't do it though as they probably go after some player that can play the field, though Matsui has played LF 5 times this year...
We could definitely use a arm, sucks that the Padres are in first place because they were going to trade Heath Bell.
Last edited by k.Rhodes25; 05-30-2010 at 08:58 PM.
Just letting go of 2 players we really could've used this season. Dumb move. Spending a little extra wouldn't have killed George. I believe he would've signed back both Damon and Matsui for one more year. Hank and Hal need to brighten up here. I didn't like the Vazquez move, and it hasn't worked out well. I didn't like the Johnson move, and that blew up in our faces. Keep what you have. We won a World Series for a reason, and it wasn't the guys who we accquired that won it, it's the ones we didn't keep who were responsible for that.
G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
48 173 35 49 74 14 1 3 18 29 29 3 1 .283 .387 .428 .815 Damon:
48 173 36 50 64 4 2 2 15 22 26 18 2 .289 .371 .370 .741 Gardner:
And I agree. I'm dissapointed about Nick Johnson. Everyone new he is fragile but geez I didn't think he was this fragile. The guys made of glass. The Yankees will get him back before the August but who knows what other injury he might get. The Yankees felt that Matsui was past his prime (his numbers are showing it this year). The loss of Matsui was that big of a deal for Cashman and Girardi because their original plan for the DH position was for it to be a circular position where you can give guys in the lineup half days off.
My biggest concern is the bullpen. They need a set up guy who is more consistant than what they have now. Maybe Joba & Robertson can right their ship. We'll see.
Last edited by Cool Papa B.; 05-31-2010 at 12:08 PM.
I imagine the Yankees could get Lance Berkman for a song.
He is a 1b and having a bad season but he is a switch hitter and is in his walk year.