Just to mix things up

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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.

Sickels Mock Draft today
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  • Tom

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

  • stuart

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

    Dye has much more power but is very slow…

  • pfistyunc

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

  • Chris

    Plus, Dye is a right-handed bat.

  • steve

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

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    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.