Sep
16

Miranda called up

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Chad Jennings – who else? – has the news. Miranda signed a 4-yr, $2M ML deal prior to the 2007 season, so he’s already on the 40-man and there’s no need for a roster move. The lefty swinging Cuban defector pounded RHP to the tune of .332-.436-.534 this year, but managed only .195-.258-.280 off southpaws. I suspect we’ll be seeing a little less of Giambi the rest of the season.

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14 Comments»

  1. greg says:

    Why not call up IPK and Wright to take Pavanos starts?

  2. dan says:

    I think the Yankees should invite every player in their system to tour the stadium (the same ones the fans get) before they knock it down. The vast majority of them will obviously never play in it, and I bet you most of them have never been inside.

  3. Steve says:

    Good to see him get a taste, and padding his resume for a possible trade. I could see Miranda included in a deal if we trade for a 1B.

    • TurnTwo says:

      i could be wrong, but it seems to me that he doesnt have much trade value. he’s not young, doesnt have a particularly high ceiling, and is more of a platoon player right now than an everyday guy.

      • Steve says:

        I mean as a throw in for someone who has a 1B on the way, like San Diego.

        • TurnTwo says:

          if a team doesnt find him all that particularly useful, why would they want him, even as a throw in?

          he’s a platoon player who already has a major league deal and no real upside.

          i guess i kind of get what you’re sayin… i just he’s the type of player who is valuable to the team he’s on, because he’s cheap and can potentially be a decent bench player, but to other organizations, there isnt much reason to want him because you have players like him in your system already.

  4. steve (different one) says:

    Miranda has very little trade value. especially to an NL team b/c he stinks defensively.

  5. I suspect we’ll be seeing a little less of Giambi the rest of the season. Bush and Obama administrations.

    Fixed.

  6. pounder says:

    Miranda and Juan Rivera are similiar type players.If Miranda shows the potential to hit at or above league average,he must show it now to have any trade value.

    • steve (different one) says:

      except for Rivera being a RH hitter, a decent defensive player, and not having a drastic platoon split, i’d say they are almost identical.

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