Billy Butler would be nice.In a conference call with reporters today, GM Brian Cashman said he will look to fill the Yankees' DH spot through a trade, with free agent designated hitters being a "secondary" focus. Cashman said it's "a possibility" he will try to acquire a hitter using the Yankees' excess pitchers.
Soriano + cash for Burnett or sumthin.
Joey Votto is who the Yankees need. Young lefty slugger. Their current lineup has too many Metamucil users.
Would Joba, Swisher and Betances be enough?
Swisher would be in the deal to (kinda) equalize the money.
Could have been Teixeira or Fielder. One at 1st, the other DH.
The Reds are contenders in the NL Central who just traded one of their top prospects (1B- Alonso + much more) for a top starter. Votto is very important piece to what they are trying to do over there. Votto a former MVP isn't going to be traded.. and if he was... it would take a hell of a lot more than what you proposed.
Yanks are not looking for a long-term DH. Expect them just to pick up a guy on a one-year deal. I expect them to do that for the next couple of years. Eventually A-Rod/Tex/Jet all will use that spot to take "half day off".
I hear people rumbling that the Yanks have had a quiet off-season. They signed Sabathia and traded for Pineda. Thats a pretty big off-season.
If the Yankees could get Billy Butler, that would be awesome for this season.
Damon or Matsui please. Both would be cheap and can occasionally sit so Jeter or Arod can DH in Damon's case he can also be a 4th outfielder.
Last edited by Mantle & Namath; 01-29-2012 at 03:33 PM.
You are probably correct about the Reds and their intentions. But if I am the Yankees I make them an offer they canít refuse.
My point is Joey Votto is what the Yankees need, a young lefty slugger. The Reds are going to finish out of the playoffs again and Votto will leave Cincinnati after the 2013 season.
The Yankees need to move either Arod or Teixeira (and huge amount of cash) soon. Both are guaranteed $20 million per year till 2016. Neither was worth half that last season.