Dec
24

Yanks continue to steal players from Boston

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A few hours after stealing a big fish away from Boston, the Yanks nabbed themselves a little fish too. MLB Trade Rumors points to a Joel Sherman report noting that the Yanks signed Kevin Cash to a Minor League deal worth around $700,000. Cash will play the role of Chad Moeller next season, serving as the AAA catcher and third-string Major League catcher in case Jorge Posada or Jose Molina goes down. Unlike Mark Teixeira, though, Kevin Cash isn’t very good, and Boston won’t really miss this one.

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33 Comments»

  1. Mike Pop says:

    But he is gritty.

  2. jsbrendog says:

    can he grow a beard? a grit-beard? does he run out every ball as hard as he can even tho he hits 90% of them back to the pitcher (when he even makes contact)?

    is his middle name eckstein?

  3. 27 this year says:

    You know, with all the signings we have made, no team really likes us at all now and making trades is going to be harder. Plus, no one is going to take Matsui off our hands because who wants to give us salary relief? The funnies thing is, our team improved like crazy and we still shed payroll.

  4. Matt M says:

    this is the classis : “i’ll get you…and you’re little dog too”

  5. Alan says:

    But now Wakefield won’t have a catcher! It’s all part of Cashman’s glorious plan to topple the Red Sox.

  6. Mike Pop says:

    Do they even have a catcher on their roster now? I see Tek going back but if not him maybe Pudge. Then make some kind of deal for a youung catcher.

  7. Dirt says:

    On the Red Sox mlb.com website:

    “Why is it when New York fans need an education they come to Boston. When they need a good hospital, they come to Boston. New York has two teams for every sport and still Boston’s four professional teams are more competive, New York has three out of eight that are competitive. Hey Yankee fans, how are those Knicks doing?”

    and

    “You know what. I saw let him go to NY. I am a diehard Red Sox fan. We will be fine. Tek can go he has no offensive abilities anymore anyhow. We need to get Lowe or Peavy and someone for left field. Our team is still better than the yankees. There should be a limit you can spend in an offseason seriously they spent over 400 million dollars. And they will still lose.”

    I enjoyed both of these immensely.

  8. Mike Pop says:

    According to ESPN we are at 209 million right now? That accurate

  9. MattG says:

    After signing Sabathia, Burnett, and Teixeira, the Yankees apparently need Cash.

  10. A.D. says:

    Nice insurance, otherwise if Molina went down then Cervelli would essentially be forced to ride the bench as a back-up all year which would hut his development.

  11. Ken says:

    He was Wakefield’s cacher. Maybe the Sox will have another fiasco like when they got rid their other knuckle ball catcher a few years ago (forgot his name)? That would be great.

  12. JeffG says:

    The only way that Brian Cashman could impress me more than he already has this offseason would be if he called a meeting with Theo and Hendry, sat them both at a table, and maced their eyeballs out. Pretty much he has already done everything we could reasonably expect.

  13. [...] but it’s clear neither player represents an every day catching option. The Yanks have already brought Kevin Cash aboard on a minor league to fill that emergency third catcher role, but they can do better than that. [...]

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