Just to mix things up


Apparently, the Yanks were talking to the White Sox about a Abreu for Jermaine Dye swap. Neither is hitting particularly well. Abreu has the advantage of his usually-high OBP. Jermaine Dye is more of a power hitter.

At this point, 1) it can’t get much worse and 2) we could use another power bat. At worst it’s a wash. If this is a real possibility, I urge Cashman to pursue it. There is nothing to lose at this point.

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  1. Tom says:

    If Dye isn’t afraid of padded walls, then I say go for it.

  2. stuart says:

    I would do it.. It probably could help both teams..

    Dye has much more power but is very slow…

  3. pfistyunc says:

    There really is no reason not to at this point. Dye can’t be any worse than Senor Hustle.

  4. Chris says:

    Plus, Dye is a right-handed bat.

  5. steve says:

    is dye in the last year of his contract ? if so do it

  6. Yes, he’s in his final year.

    2 years/$10.15M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option
    * 05:$4M, 06:$5M, 07:$6M club option ($1.15M buyout)
    * club exercised $6.75M 2007 club option 10/06

  7. Joseph P. says:

    As an added bonus:

    After the Yankees decline Abreu’s option, they’d be hesitant to offer him arbitration. Hence, no compensation. But at $6 million, Dye would certainly be offered him arbitration. Hello draft pick.

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