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.
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.
Edited by thefiestygoat, 05 November 2009 - 06:03 PM.