Jul
31

Yanks acquire Jerry Hairston Jr.

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Yep, that’s the word from Joel Sherman. He’s a righty and plays many positions. Could they turn Shelley around?

Just as some background on Hairston, he’s a 33-year-old utility man, mostly corner OFs, SS, and 3B. Had an excellent season in Cincinnati last year, but ended up overexposed this season and his numbers tumbled. He’d go along well with Ransom as a guy who can play multiple positions.

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  • Mike Pop

    Woooo!

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

      That was my exact reaction to Axisa.

    • Bryan

      So the Red Sox get Victor Martinez without having to give up Clay Bucholz and all the Yankees can do is get Jerry Hairston, Jr? I hope this doesn’t mean they are gonna go try to pick up Bronson Arroyo in a waiver deal later. Good point made on ESPN.com. I believe it was by Rob Neyer that possibly they are stretching out Phil Hughes. I mean why else would he have come back out for the 9th last night when he came in during the 7th?

      • andrew

        Because he had only thrown 24 pitches and he’s their best reliever besides Mo and they didn’t want Mo to pitch in a tie game.

  • Mike

    ew!

    • Mike Pop

      All 3 outfield spots, little 2nd. Not too good at 3rd but either was Ransom.

  • Rich M.

    Goodbye Ransom?

  • JeffG

    Well hopefully this will at least put the Cody Ransom days behind us?

  • Tony

    Shelley AND Ransom can gtfo.

  • Manimal

    This would presumably put Pena back in the infield in Scranton, right?

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

      Why? The idea of playing him in center was for the long-term.

    • Mike bk

      he was being tried in CF before gardy ever got hurt so this has nothing to do with pena.

  • Chili Davis

    Good move assuming it means Ransom’s gone.

  • John Duci

    Pitcher?

  • V

    So, over under at 7 days until Yankees’ fans hate him and want him DFA’ed?

    • Mike Pop

      Heh. I’ll give him 6 AB’s. Only 1 hit and leaving 5 base.

  • E-ROC

    Cool. It spells the end of Cody Ransom.

    • Hova

      But he’s so athletic. And he can jump really high.

  • mryankee

    This is it? this is all we did? this sucks

    • Drew

      We’re screwed!!! We suck!! Ahhhh!

      Oh wait, we have arguably the best lineup in baseball? We have a staff dominated by 2 #1′s in CC and AJ? WE have a pen that has showed promise over the past two months? Oh shit, we’re actually pretty good. Scratch the “we suck.”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yup. That’s like the 50th year in a row we haven’t won the World Series of the Trading Deadline Championship Trophy.

  • Escobar

    Dear Brian Cashman,
    GO GET JUSTIN FUCKING DUCSHERER ALREADY!!!!

    Sincerley,
    Escobar

    • Bo

      Cashman is probably wondering why you are so hip on an injured pitcher. Wouldnt someone who can actually pitch now be better???

      • Jack

        His rehab is already under way and he will be ready to pitch within 2-3 weeks.

        • Tony

          Wang’s rehab was underway 2 weeks ago. Wang also hadn’t missed 2 of the previous 3 seasons.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Tony: 1
            Red Herring: 0

      • Slu

        Couldn’t have said it better myself. I don’t get the obsession with Ducsherer.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          He’s cheap and has upside. That’s the obsession.

          • Mr. Sparkle

            You’re correct on both points but forgot the part about him being routinely hurt ever since he became a starter. He hasn’t had a full season since 2006. There may be an upside, but part of that means actually being available to pitch.

  • mryankee

    well I hope this is not it because we need a pitcher not some has been loser

    • Chili Davis

      If they don’t get a pitcher today, they’ll get one next month. No need to panic if nothing happens yet.

    • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

      A really good utility guy who is an upgrade and will make our bench better? Yeah, we can’t have that.

      Hairston has played six positions this year, and his numbers are better than Ransom’s in every respect. It’s a good pickup.

  • Hova

    Um, can this guy pitch when Joba reaches his innings limit?

    • Tank the Frank

      + 1

  • mryankee

    No need to panic who you going to get in August and by then we could be 10 games back-I mean that because if Joba is in the pen then who is our 3-4-5 starter-Cashman should know this and make something major happen now-

    • Chili Davis

      Really?

    • V

      The sun isn’t yellow, it’s chicken.

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

      You have no idea what you are talking about. Why not sit out a round or two?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you stop talking for a while, maybe sit the next few plays out.

    • John Duci

      wtf did he just say?

      • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

        Let him go, he’s rolling.

  • scared

    Mitre will get rocked tonight… there will be panic.

    • Tank the Frank

      I regretfully agree.

      • Mike Pop

        What happens if he throws 6 shutout innings?

        • Bo

          6 shutout innings? Temper those expectations.

          Getting another starter isnt for Mitre. its for depth and to skip Joba a few times.

        • Tony

          We douse him in water to see if he melts.

        • Tank the Frank

          Then I’m loving the fact I was wrong and The Sergio gets another start. He is going start to start right now. He’s hardly a fixture.

  • mryankee

    Yeah I agree Mitre will be down 4-0 by the 3rd inning-I hope Cash makes the move on Halladay

    • Tank the Frank

      People need to forget about Halladay. It’s not happening. I’d much rather see Cash kick the tires on Bannister or Duchscherer. We need rotation depth if (er, when) Mitre can’t hack it and those guys have upside.

      If Duch can return remotely to form during the next two months I would have no problem seeing him take the mound as our 4th starter in the playoffs.

      • Bo

        People havent figured out Cashman MO yet which is comical.

        He doesnt do these trades. He doesnt trade prospects especially ones he thinks can become stars or even everyday players.

        • Tank the Frank

          That’s correct regarding Halladay. Bannister/Duch wouldn’t cost much.

          • Tony

            I’m glad you know exactly what those teams have requested. What can I trade for a date with Bar Rafaeli?

            • Tank the Frank

              Stop. You’re being too funny.

      • Slu

        Duch is no guarantee coming off the injury and is Bannister really an upgrade over Mitre? They both stink. I am all for an upgrade, but making a move just to make a move seems counter productive to me.

        • Tank the Frank

          Go check out Bannister’s numbers this season and get back to me. Bannister > Mitre.

          But again – and this is important – it’s about DEPTH rather than Halladay-like impact arms.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          We’re not making a move just to make a move. We’re making a move to add depth.

          No, neither of them are guarantees. We’re not asking for guarantees, just more decent spaghetti to throw at the wall.

    • Jack
  • Mike

    Nice to see that the Red Sox stole Casey Kotchman from the Braves for LaRoche

    • Bo

      I give you my poo for your poo.

      • Mike

        Kotchman bats 40 points higher and 30 points better on base.

    • Tank the Frank

      Kotchman’s been somewhat of a bust. But he’s still >>> LaRoche. Much more upside. As a Yankees fan, sometimes it seems like teams are trying to help the Sox. I know…I know…

      • Chili Davis

        I agree. Don’t see why Atlanta would have made this trade.

      • Hova

        Why would you say that? Because they get VMart for nothing? Or because George Mitchell wanted to go after the Yankees and left the Roid Sox alone?

        I cannot wait until August 6th. Let them bring everyone down to NYC. Bring Martinez, Fat Papi, Bucholz, Bard and whoever else they want to bring. This Yankee team is much different from the last time they met. Joba is on fire, Hughes is a killer, and Burnett has been pitching like an ace lately.

        Its gonna be neck stomping time. The AL East will be ours after that weekend.

        • Tank the Frank

          Honestly, the Red Sox are the big winners so far at the trade deadline. I understand everything about Cliff Lee, but based on what the Sox needed, what they got, and what they gave up…it’s nothing less than an absolute steal. Period.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            The Tigers say hello.

        • chickychicky

          Yeah, Hughes looked awesome last night. And Chamberlain has been lights out against the Sox this year.

          8-0? Not an accident. Careful what you wish for . . .

          Roid Sox, that’s AWESOME. Did you think of that all by yourself? And didn’t Hairston admit to PEDs . . .

          • jsbrendog

            boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

            urns.

            • Whitey14

              Crap, here we go again…..

              Any views expressed by chickychicky are not representative of Red Sox Nation, New England Sports Network, The Boston Red Sox or Major League Baseball and should not be mis-interpreted as such.

              • Johnny

                clearly true.

                he said nothing of a desire to make love with livestock and beat women. Also there was no mention of his unwavering support for Al Qaeda or his utter disdain for puppies and jesus.

          • Johnny

            hey the publish the division standings every morning in the paper.

            why don’t you go take a look at those?

            also hughes has given up one run in 25 innings, and that was last night, and Joba struck out 12 red sox last time he faced them.

        • Johnny

          neck stomping time. I like that.

          I cant wait for thursday. I WANT BLOOD!!!

          2 man enter 1 man leave, 2 man enter 1 man leave.

  • Will (the other one)

    Any idea who’s headed the other way?

    • Hova

      Well, they probably wanted Joba, Montero and ZMac. But Cashman talked them down off the ledge with a lesser package.

  • bebop

    Hairston instead of Ransom seems more like it.

  • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H
    • Will (the other one)

      hahahahaha…what a silly man Jonathan Mayo is.

      • Hova

        Wow. How can that dude ever be taken seriously after “reporting” something like that? Credibility = Zero

    • Tank the Frank

      Jonathan Mayo. Quit. Your. Job.

  • Chili Davis

    GTFO.

    • Chili Davis

      That was supposed to be a reply to Joey H’s post.

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    That’s what im talking about !

    Off to get my Jerry Hairston Jr. jersey in time for the next homestand.

  • http://www.supertangas.com The man with 33 fingers

    Just had a semi-stroke…..Mayo reported it was A-Jax at first…..

  • YankeeScribe

    Great pickup for the bench

  • V

    This just in: the Yankees are sending Austin Jackson to the Reds for Hairston, Montero to the Royals for Bannister, and Joba+Hughes to the Red Sox for Penny.

    • jsbrendog

      and peter gammons is really upset they didnt get a smoak type bat for penny

      /dead horse beat’d

    • Jack

      Miguel or Jesus?

    • 27 this year

      Cashman is a genius!!!!!!!!!!! Our problems are solved for the next 15 years!!!!!!!!

      Oh wait…

  • Greg C

    After watching this guy suck for the Orioles all those years and his PED connection ( they didn’t help- I don’t understand why some guys are blacklisted and others get a pass, though), I’m surprised he’s still around. Not bad for a utility guy though.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jayson Stark saying Halladay to the Angels most likely.

    • jsbrendog

      wow…serious?

      • BigBlueAL

        He just said on ESPNews Angels about to announce major trade and sounds like it will be Halladay. Phillips and Gammons talking about it now too. Not 100% confirmed yet though.

    • Tank the Frank

      That would be such a disaster. We can’t beat the Angels w/o Halladay.

      If they get Halladay. The AL playoffs are going to be a dogfight with (most likely) Detroit and their badass rotation, the Red Sox with a recently upgraded lineup, the Angels with possibly Roy Halladay, and then the Yankees.

      • Tony

        w/e, everyone knew the teams anyway. Important points were no additions in Tampa or Texas.

        • Tank the Frank

          w/e, the point is that – should the Halladay rumor be true – every other playoff team upgraded significantly (Detroit not so much, but still) and the Yankees did not. Not exactly a good thing is it.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Again, we needed to make a deal FAR LESS than everyone else because we are the best team.

            • andrew

              True, but it would’ve been nice to make a deal that allowed us to remain the definitive best team rather than just a contender

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                We still are the definitive best team.

  • jsbrendog

    so 4 pm..thats it right?

  • Rob in CT

    So the Sox get VMart for Masterson+ and they turn LaRoche into Kotchman (WT Braves?). Damnit.

  • Ray

    Kotchman is horrible though, OPS is non existent for a 1b.

    • Pasqua

      So is Varitek now the backup? Or does Papi sit and let Martinez DH? I can’t imagine they want Martinez at 1B.

      So sad that I’m asking about the Red Sox plans on a Yankee blog. I just so much want to talk about maneuvers and Hairston ain’t that exciting to talk about.

      • Mike bk

        v-mart takes 2 days a week from tek, 2 at 1st and 2 and dh probably. tek 5 behind the plate, 5 for big roid at dh, youk gets 5 at 1st 2 at 3rd, lowell 5 at 3rd not that complicated.

    • Rob in CT

      LaRoche wasn’t any good either, for a 1B. These are backup 1Bs. I was under the impression that Kotchman > LaRoche. Maybe I’m wrong… can’t get Fangraphs to load right now and I have to run anyway. That’s minor in the end. The biggie is V-Mart, which irritates me but isn’t as bad as A.Gonzalez or Halladay would’ve been.

  • WesternYankeeFan

    V-Mart in 2009:

    April — .386/.446/.636
    May — .321/.413/.468
    June — .240/.322/.480
    July — .175/.280/.250

    • Pasqua

      Tired legs.

      • WesternYankeeFan

        He hasn’t been right since he fouled that pitch into his leg.

    • Salty Buggah

      I hope that trend continues

      • Drew

        Unfortunately it won’t.

        V-Mart is a beast.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          No.

          Adrian Gonzalez is a beast. Victor Martinez is a decent, quality piece.

          • Drew

            I disagree, IMO, V-Mart is a beast. 288/354/494 vs the yanks. Beastly if ya ask me. that 494 scares me.

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  • Rick in Boston

    Why is everyone overreacting and acting like the season’s over and the Yankees have no chance? Boston added a piece that is awful defensively at two positions (V-Mart), whose production at those two spots is not as good as what the Yankees have there. Kotchman is good defensively, but he’s not a stud hitter – he’s still living off of what he was as a prospect.

    Yes, Cashman didn’t upgrade the pitching staff yet. YET being the key word. There are still waivers, and a lot of guys are going to get through. Why didn’t he make moves? The guys that we all talk about on here were one of two things: 1) too expensive or 2) not good enough, in Cashman’s eyes, to be a New York Yankee; and I’d trust him a lot more than any of you guys (no offense). Hairston gets rid of Ransom, probably, and isn’t that what all of you guys have wanted all year anyways? He’s an upgrade as the 25th man on the roster. That’s all he is. That’s all Ransom is. This year, the 1-9 hitters for the Yankees are better than what the Sox are trotting out there, even after the trades.

    Relax. Step off the ledges.

    • WesternYankeeFan

      For sure. V-Mart’s offensive numbers have been in a freefall since he fouled a pitch into his leg. Kotchman’s an able first baseman, but he’s not about to reinvent the AL East.

    • Mr. Max

      word

    • scared

      So the guys available now aren’t good enough, but guys who go through the waiver wire will be?

      • WesternYankeeFan

        Who was available right now that fit our needs? Jarrod Washburn’s first half was a pipe dream compared to what his second half will be. He was getting extraordinarily lucky on his BABIP while playing with an incredible defense behind him. Halladay cost too much. Bannister’s been lights out against bad teams and mediocre against good ones. Who does that leave?

        • scared

          That’s whats troubling – there’s very little out there. So where does Cashman go if one of our guys go down? Kei Igawa? Yikes.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well said

  • Tony

    DAMMIT. WE LOST CHASE WEEMS.

    EFF THIS.

    • V

      LOL

  • BigBlueAL

    Now Buster Olney saying Halladay to the Angels not happening.

  • Salty Buggah

    You would think being in 1st place in the AL wouldn’t cause so much panic? A lot of overreactions.

  • UNION YES.

    so we gave up chase weems?

  • http://thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

    Yes, Chase Weems was dealt for Hairston.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jake Peavy traded to White Sox again, this time he is supposed to approve the trade.

  • E-ROC

    The White Sox traded for Jake Peavy for minor leaguers. WOW!

  • Tony

    Peavy-Buehrle-Danks-Floyd

    Say what you want about Ken Williams, but he has balls.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      + Contreras and Colon

      It will be funny if the Tigers added Washburn and still don’t make the playoffs. If Peavy can get back and pitch well, it’s an interesting race.

  • Januz

    I honestly have no idea what Cashman and company are thinking of. Jerry Hairston jr is not going to help them win the division, let alone the Series, they needed a pitcher. PERHAPS IT IS MONEY. I never would have believed they went cheap, but after spending very little money on IFA’s, and so far not getting many players from the draft signed, maybe their finances are in worse shape than people realize. We will get an idea comes August 18, when we see which draft picks are signed.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Januz, I love you, dude, but calm down.

      We didn’t make any trades because we didn’t like any of the prospect costs involved.

      And none of this has anything to do with the draft pick signings or the IFA market.

      • Januz

        What is frightening is the likes of the MARLINS were more proactive then the Yankees were. I certainly would not have favored trading Montero (Let alone Joba or Hughes) for Washburn. But I am really interested to see what the motivation for not making trades were. If we see guys like Lyons, Aplin, Cotham and Meade heading to school then we will know that money was a prime motivation.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          The Marlins had bigger holes than we do, and were more motivated to try and leapfrog other teams to make a playoff push. We did NOT NEED TO MAKE A TRADE.

          And again, no, what happens with Lyons, Aplin, Cotham, and Meade has NOTHING TO DO with what happened today and is NOT a referendum on how much we’re willing to spend on the 2009 payroll. They’re unrelated.

          • Rob H.

            TSJC, sometimes people just aren’t going to understand this very basic and easy notion that you presented in the second paragraph. It won’t matter that Damon Oppenheimer has said this, it doesn’t matter that I believe Cashman has said this too.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              People also need to understand that they don’t hand out trophies for winning the trading deadline day championship.

              • Jack

                They don’t? Shit.

  • UNION YES.

    clayton richard is traded, who are the yanks facing tonight then?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I think the Sox are bringing Black Jack McDowell out of retirement.

  • V

    The sun isn’t yellow. It’s chicken.

    • V

      Reply fail.

  • Yeah. Ok.

    Really panic? You think Yankee fans are over reacting due to the fact we are in 1st place? We have been in that spot for 2 weeks, only 2.5 games up. The Joba rules will kick in, Mitre is our 5th starter, Hughes isnt stretched out, Wang is on the DL. I wasnt asking for Doc Halladay but some starter depth might have been smart considering. One injury to anyone on the staff and it will be the typical cashman scrap heap waiver deal.

    • panic button

      more like crap heap

  • Cokie

    Do the yanks face Peavy in next 3 games?

    • UNION YES.

      He’s still a few weeks away from returning.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s not even throwing yet.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      He’s on the DL.

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  • Chase Weems

    Thank you everyone for your support. Hairston can be a good addition. Maybe the Yankee version of Dave Roberts. I am going to improve and hopefully get up to the big leagues soon. I am going to do my best to have the Yankees regret this trade. They will regret this trade.

    • Jim

      Good luck Chase!

    • Tony

      “To the fans and everybody in the Yankee Universe, I’m sorry. I’m extremely sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal. Something Charleston has never done here. That, and not getting traded for a washed up utility man.

      I promise you one thing: A lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season. You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God bless.”

      — Chase Weems

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Lemme guess… Tony’s a Florida Gator fan?

  • Jim

    Okay, so here’s what happens:

    Chase Weems starts off with the Reds Advanced A-Ball team and mysteriously hits .331 with 3 HR’s and 18 RBI’s to finish out the season.

    Weems goes 3-7 with a HR and 2 RBI in spring training with the big-club next season.

    At AA next season, Weems hits .282 with 12 HR’s and 81 RBI’s, and gets raving reviews for what he does behind the plate defensively.

    Weems spends time at AAA in 2010, hitting .271 with 3 HR’s and 22 RBI’s before being called up due to an injury to the Reds catchers. He spends the rest of the year platooning at catcher, hitting .258 with 2 HR’s and 31 RBI’s.

    Then, the next three years:

    2011: (.273, 9 HR, 68 RBI)
    2012: (.281, 13 HR, 80 RBI)
    2013: (.305, 15 HR, 101 RBI) *FIRST ALL-STAR SEASON*

    Weems goes on to be a career .300 hitter with 182 career HR’s. There you go.

    • andrew

      Jim, why don’t you sit the next play out…

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Jesus Montero is furious that AllStar spot wasn’t his with 2.4 million more votes…

  • Jim

    He will, however, be best known for his defensive capability.

  • jsbrendog

    so are there any scrap heap/rehab free agent pichers out there for depth?

    • E-ROC

      Mark Mulder?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      No, but most of the names we’ve been talking about all month will probably still be available during August:
      Duchscherer
      Bannister
      Arroyo
      Garland
      Davis
      Pavano
      Correia

      Interestingly, though, what may change during April is the Mariners are now sellers, and the Brewers and Astros may drop out and sell too. So, guys like Braden Looper, Mike Cameron, and my boy Jose Valverde may be back in play in a week or so. Particularly since they all have nice hefty price tags.

      • jsbrendog

        the duke gets claimed no doubt cause he is a pending free agent and cant have that much left on his deal, bannister will be claimed cause he is owed 600000 and then is arb eligible right? or is he still on a team renewal basis? whichever, he gets claimed too.

        pavano? youre better than that. garland, davis, arroyo? 3 people youve lampooned others for suggesting?

        this seems like you’re just trying to talk yourself off the ledge

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I didn’t say I liked all those deals. I just listed who would be available.

        • Billy

          davis isnt THAT bad, he’s put up decent numbers this year. i know its the diamondbacks, but still …

      • Billy

        pavano?

  • barry

    This move makes the carl pavano signing look great.

    • Billy

      that is just a stupid statement

      • barry

        just like acquiring jerry hairston jr is a stupid fucking move?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • Billy

          how is it stupid? we get an upgrade over ransom and give up nothing.

          • barry

            do you really see that much of an upgrade considering the amount of money ransom gets paid is less than what hairston makes for the rest of the season? Plus defensive metrics say hairston sucks

            • Billy

              even if he’s only slightly better than ransom, he’s still an upgrade, and we gave up nothing. hairston had his best season last year and he has 8 homers this year

        • jsbrendog

          this is batshit insane

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
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      • barry
        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          DBHOF, is that you?

          • barry
            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              That doesn’t make sense. Again.

              I have no idea where you’re going here, so I’m jumping ship. Have fun with your crazy by yourself.

          • jsbrendog

            how could they trade for a former ROIDER!? at least it’s not Roid Ankles (rick ankiel) but i dont want no steroid hairston. it doesnt matter whatyour spreadsheets tell you i see him and he sucks. with my own eyes.

            /dbhof’d

  • Mike bk

    DJ Carrasco is starting tonight for Chicago.

    With the yanks needing to make a 25 and 40 man roster move for Shelley do they have to waive him to send him back down when Hairston shows up this weekend?

  • Drew

    It’s funny how people hate on Ransom, cry for Cash to get rid of him, then cash gets what is most likely his replacement and seemingly no one is happy.

    • Mike bk

      i know and people were all excited about someone like josh anderson. they are just pissed cause they think boston got better, not sure that is really true, and the yanks didnt make a big move.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The last time the Yankee fanbase was happy with the 25th man utility infielder on our roster was December 24th, 1990, the day before Al Gore Tim Berners-Lee invented the internet.

  • bobmac

    Chase Weems we hardly knew ye.

  • Tony

    Alphabet down for S-Dunc. I haven’t seen any mention of Pabe’s theory on Hughes… that he’s being surreptitiously stretched out right now.

  • Billy

    some people had the same negative reaction when the yanks got hinske. dude hits a homerun every game he plays. i think hairston is a good upgrade over ranson defensively and offensively

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Agreed. There are far, far worse options for the 24th and 25th men on our roster than Eric Hinske and Jerry Hairston.

      • Billy

        i actually get pumped when i see hinske in the lineup

        • jsbrendog

          depends on the rest of the lineup but yeah i def do not feel anything negative or like oh man dammit. more like, dudes totally gonna crush one ab at least

      • jsbrendog

        i would call them 23 and 24 and melancon 25 since he hasnt pitched since like 2006

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Touché.

          Go ahead and make your jokes, Mr. Jokey… Jokemaker.

  • Billy

    im starting to think that the hughes could be stretched out. he could start in the playoffs, and joba will go to the pen. i would rather have hughes start a playoff game than the garbage that will be available in august. hughes was lights out in the 07 ALDS.

  • nycornerstone

    i had hope of a deal with the reds for johny gomes not hairston

    • Billy

      we already have johnny gomes. his name is shelley duncan.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yeah, but Hairston can also play 2B/3B/SS, allowing us to dump Ransom when Gardner comes back.

      I agree that Gomes is a better bat than Hairston, but Hairston probably helps the team more than Gomes does, all things considered. Gomes just duplicates Hinske.

      • Billy

        hinske is better than gomes and duncan is almost as good as gomes

    • Mr. Sparkle

      I had hope the Yanks might actually try to get a real pitcher. Instead, we’re going to get typical Girardi crap dealing with Mitre every 5th day because he liked him in Florida. I think we’ve seen enough to know even another team’s #3 would have been a step up…but please, PLEASE…NO ARROYO!

  • James

    Remember how much people hated Hinske? How many home runs does he have in under 20 at bats?

    • Billy

      that was my point exactly. dont judge a trade until u actually see the guy play, especially if u give up nothing

    • Jack

      Was there really that much Hinske hatred?

      • Billy

        the comments under the post announcing the hinske trade was full of negative comments saying that he was just another veteran past his prime that cant defend.

  • Billy

    i saw some jerry hairston top plays and im impressed with him defensively at short

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s already got a SWEET, totally KICK-ASS YouTube photo montage set to the PIMPTASTIC sounds of Seether.

      And look, OMG, KEN GRIFFEY’S IN IT!!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OtAu1yFpUY

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        Does he jump on a 61″ box?

        • Billy

          no but he’s still better than ransom

          • dkidd

            and his father broke up a perfect game with two outs in the ninth

            i feel old

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