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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

Figure I'll get this thread started....

http://yankees.lhblo...from-white-sox/

The New York Yankees announced today that they have acquired switch-hitting first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher and right-handed pitcher Kanekoa Texeira from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielder Wilson Betemit and right-handed pitchers Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez.


I love this deal. Figures we had a huge thread on the Yankee forum about trading for Swisher and then it happens. Swisher should finally give the Yankees a solid first basemen for the first time in a while. I'm happy they unloaded Betemit who was junk, Nunez they got for the attorney general in July and is just a career minor leaguer, Marquez had some upside but had more value as a trade piece. I don't know much about Texeira but his stats seem fine at a quick glance.

Swisher had a bit of a down year last year, but I think he rebounds and post an over 100 OPS+ the next couple of years. Great deal by Cash.



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The New York Yankees announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Damaso Marte to a three-year contract with a one-year club option for 2012.


I'm not a big fan of this deal, but I'm not worked up about it. I wanted the picks or them to pick up his option since its risky to sign relievers to multi year deals, especially since Marte projects to get worse over the course of the deal. Hopefully it works out but I doubt he finishes the deal with us.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:24 PM

LETS GO YANKEES!!!

Anyone else surprised they re-signed Dameso? All the reports I heard were that they were gonna let him walk... hmm,
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:25 PM

You guys getting Swisher was highway robery. Very good trade, what were the Sox thinking?
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

I'm not a big fan of this deal, but I'm not worked up about it. I wanted the picks or them to pick up his option since its risky to sign relievers to multi year deals, especially since Marte projects to get worse over the course of the deal. Hopefully it works out but I doubt he finishes the deal with us.


It is nice to have a decnt reliable lefty coming out of the bullpen but I still would have preferred less years. But even with that said if he turns into a bust after 2 seasons it's not like the yanks can't eat the rest of that contract

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:28 PM

It is nice to have a decnt reliable lefty coming out of the bullpen but I still would have preferred less years. But even with that said if he turns into a bust after 2 seasons it's not like the yanks can't eat the rest of that contract

Agreed, I just would've preferred picking up the option (overpaying him compared to the market value for one year of good performance) then getting the draft picks for 2010 since he probably would've stayed a type A. Its not that big of a deal either way though, I won't worry about it.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:43 PM

I like re-signing Marte, I hadn't heard about that - he is far better than the parade of left-handed scraps the Yankees have endured over the years. Who can forget Mike Myers, Alan Embree, Felix Heredia, Mike Stanton (the second time), Sean Henn, and a bunch of guys I am forgetting because they were just that atrocious.

And the Swisher deal is a robbery. I wish we had the intention of putting him in CF, but it seems that's a no-go. Still, he will produce Giambi-numbers with better defense.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:51 AM

I like re-signing Marte, I hadn't heard about that - he is far better than the parade of left-handed scraps the Yankees have endured over the years. Who can forget Mike Myers, Alan Embree, Felix Heredia, Mike Stanton (the second time), Sean Henn, and a bunch of guys I am forgetting because they were just that atrocious.

And the Swisher deal is a robbery. I wish we had the intention of putting him in CF, but it seems that's a no-go. Still, he will produce Giambi-numbers with better defense.

Geez, I'm still trying to forget about Heredia and Henn to this day. At least Stanton the first time around gave me enough good memories to ignore the bad ones. Speaking of lefties, you know who was always a favorite of mine? Graeme Lloyd.

Just out of curiosity, if you put Swisher in CF then what would you do for first base then? I can't see them throwing money at Tex when they seem ready to unload an insane amount of it into pitching.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:46 PM

yankees apparently offered C.C 140 million for 6 years today. Gonna be tough to pass up those numbers.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:21 AM

And Mussina retired today, officially.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:45 AM

I like re-signing Marte, I hadn't heard about that - he is far better than the parade of left-handed scraps the Yankees have endured over the years. Who can forget Mike Myers, Alan Embree, Felix Heredia, Mike Stanton (the second time), Sean Henn, and a bunch of guys I am forgetting because they were just that atrocious.

And the Swisher deal is a robbery. I wish we had the intention of putting him in CF, but it seems that's a no-go. Still, he will produce Giambi-numbers with better defense.


I don't mind re-signing Marte but the contract is nuts. Relivers are notoriously unreliable from year to year. Marte will likely be Spanish for Shoenweis by the end of the deal.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:03 PM

I'm going to miss Moose, he was a great competitor and a class act. Many good memories were made and I am grateful.

Pete Abraham has a some good posts on Moose Should he make the Hall? and Looking back on Mussina.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

LOL @ $175 T-shirts.

I feel bad that Moose never got to win a World Championship, but so it is sometimes. Lots of great players retire ringless, and I don't think it'll bother him much to walk away now.

As to Hall of Fame, I say yes based on what I've seen.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:21 AM

Call me nut$ but I like the possibility of the Yankee$ signing AJ Burnett.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:48 PM

Call me nut$ but I like the possibility of the Yankee$ signing AJ Burnett.

Power pitching wins in the playoffs

Well it depends on what terms you are talking about before I would call you nuts. I'd rather avoid Burnett, but if they are unable to get Sabathia and/or Lowe then they are in somewhat of a hole. The rumors are that they are not going to offer him a 5 year contract, which is great news, that would've been a big mistake. If they were going to sign him I'd rather it be on a 3 year deal with a ton of money per year (which won't happen, he'll get a 4 year deal in the end which I may be able to live with depending on how free agency plays out).

A couple of interesting items I came across today:

Did the Yankees Offer CC Enough?
What If the Yankees Strike Out on FA Pitching?
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:20 AM

I don't mind re-signing Marte but the contract is nuts. Relivers are notoriously unreliable from year to year. Marte will likely be Spanish for Shoenweis by the end of the deal.


so you don't like the marte signing, yet you hated the idea of using all these young pitchers in the bullpen last year. okay then.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:57 PM

so you don't like the marte signing, yet you hated the idea of using all these young pitchers in the bullpen last year. okay then.


No. I hate signing Marte for three years. Especially when you had a team option for 2009 already.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:16 PM

Call me crazy but I wouldn't mind if the Yankees take back there offer to CC or fail to sign him. I was concerned about him since he has logged a ton of innings the past couple of years and weighs a ton. I'm afraid that he is just ready to get a big injury after all that stress on his arm and as he gets older the weight can become an issue.

Rumors have the Yankees possibly signing sheets for 2 years at $15M per. I would love that. There is not much on the market for starting pitching, you can either go at guys like Burnett and Sheets who are major injury risks, or you can go at old guys like Lowe for multiple years with a ton of money. While Sheets is a risk, if they can get him by paying him overvalue but for less years like the rumors have them doing, then that would be a great investment. If he is healthy he instantly makes the rotation more respectable, if he gets hurt its not like they are hamstrung with a bad contract. With the weak pitching market getting Sheets for a deal like that would be awesome.

Another rumor has the Yankees trying to get Burnett by topping the Braves offer. I'm not a fan of that since that would be either a 4 year deal with an option for a fifth year or maybe a full five year deal. He is a great pitcher but like Sheets has a ton of injury issues and I'd rather not get hamstrung with that large contract for a guy who may be going on the DL multiple times.

I'd look into re-upping Pettitte for another year. I know he doesn't want to take a paycut, and they want him to, but hopefully they can reach some sort of compromise. Pettitte is reliable and proven. If they sign Sheets and can bring back Pettitte then they are looking at something like:

Sheets
Wang
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Pettitte
Chamberlain

I think Hughes and Kennedy both start the year out in Scranton. They and Aceves provide decent depth for when someone gets injured. I wouldn't be surprised to see Kennedy excel this year if he gets called up. He finished the year strong in AAA last year and is pitching well in winterball right now.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:35 PM

http://yankees.lhblo...-brian-cashman/

That crafty Brian Cashman blew off his meeting with the New York writers today. According to an e-mail from the Yankees, Unfortunately Brian is off hotel property and unavailble for the rest of the evening. This was not scheduled and we apologize for the inconvenience.

This means one of two things:

1. Cashman is having dinner someplace nice with an agent.

2. Hes out looking for who killed Tupac.


Haha, love the tupac reference, gotta put some of his songs on now..well here is an update...


http://yankees.lhblo...ve-on-sabathia/

Giants GM Brian Sabean said that CC Sabathia is a back-burner issue for his team. The Angels said roughly the same thing.

And it seems that tonights last-minute meeting that Brian Cashman dashed off to involves one CC Sabathia.

More to come as it becomes available.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

It's kinda pathetic how the Yankees have to get down on hands and knees to beg Sabathia to come after they already made him an offer probably $40 million more than he's seen from anyone else.

They might as well just bring in Lowe, a Garland-type (I wouldn't mind him on the Mets as a replacement for Ollie actually), and bring back Petttite as the #5. They're hell bent on having Joba start so just leave him in the rotation to begin with and don't look back. At some point he's gotta swim in the deep end of the pool, they can't have him doggy paddle in the shallow end forever. Jerking him back and forth is more of an injury risk than pitching him a few innings more than some chart tells them to.

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