You can't keep Cervelli up. I realize that it would mean Posada could DH more and that the Yankees play normal baseball but it is still a waste of a roster spot. I don't send Pena down. I like him better than Ransom and he can adds Latino Brett Gardner to his resume with his speed. That is something that Ransom cannot offer. Pena isn't really a prospect. He is Alberto Gonzalez without the infamous name.
So what I would do is this:
- Designate Cervelli
- Designate/DFA Ransom
- Call up SHELLEY!
To back this, Girardi has said in interviews that he will not be keeping three catchers on the roster, so Cervelli is a goner. The only way that Cervelli's ML Roster spot is safe is if Matsui blows out his knees, allowing Girardi the flexibility of DH'ing Posada and platooning Molina and Cervelli.
As far as Ransom vs. Pena, I agree that this team could use speed, but I still don't see Ransom getting the DFA. I think Cody will rejoin the main squad.