Yanks, Pads complete Gaudin trade

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Two weeks after shipping Chad Gaudin to the Bronx, the Padres decided to take $100,000 back in return. It was originally reported that the Pads would receive a player to be named later, but apparently they had until Sept. 1st to decide between cash or a player. So that’s a loose end tied up.

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  • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Bronx Baseball Daily

    Interesting. I wonder who is on the list of players if they took the money over all of them. It’s not exactly a lot of cash.

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

      Maybe they needed some extra scratch to make payroll after going all-in on Donovan Tate, Everett Williams, and Keyvius Sampson.

      • Jack

        “The Nationals insist they’re good on the money, just not right now.”

        http://www.sportspickle.com/ar.....onus-check

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Boras is now getting teams to agree to money they don’t even have.

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

            I think I saw Ted Lerner and Stan Kasten in line at the clinic to sell their blood and semen.

            (Not mixed together, of course.)

            • Jack

              Is this a bad time to make a “Don’t cross the streams” joke?

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

                It’s never a bad time to make a Ghostbusters joke.

                It’s true… this man has no dick.

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  If there’s a steady paycheck involved, I’ll believe anything you say.

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

                  Try to battle my boys? That’s not legal!

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhoU7lINYxk

    • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      It is when you consider that most cash trades are for either $1000 or $3000 (I can’t remember which).

  • Tony

    Damn the Yankees are so POOR now.

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

      Hal: [takes $100,000 from Hank’s money clip]
      Hank: Hal, be reasonable. Do not take my pocket money!
      Hal: If you have no more money, you can cause no more mischief!

      • southernyankeefan

        IETC. good movie.

    • jsbrendog

      no, they aree able to do things like this because they get money for guys like hinske which can be rused. you think cashman would have made the pirates pay for him if he didnt think he would need that money to make other moves?

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Hal Stienbrenner

    Brian! Get me the 100 grand I keep in the executive mens room! Yes, the ones I wipe my ass with, those!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    No h/t for “Yankee Von Homerdinger”, huh?

    *pumps fist*

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

      He probably would have gotten a hat tip… had he actually cut and pasted a damn link.

      But he chose not “too”.

  • Landon Alger

    thank God it’s not Ivan Nova

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

      I love your name.

      Sincerely,
      Lisa Simpson

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        You’re a huge “Simpsons” fan, aint cha? That’s like the 3rd reference tonight. Great show.

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

          Bingo-bango, sugar in the gas tank! Your ex-husband strikes again.

          • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

            Your teachers name is Krabapple! Oh, all this time I thought it was Krandall.

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

              Marge: Homer, are you giving up on your religion?
              Homer: No! No, no, no, no, no. Well, yes.

              • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

                I can’t live the button down life like you. I want it all! The terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles. Sure I might offend a few of the blue noses with my cocky stride and musky odors, oh, I’ll never be darling of the so called “City Fathers”, who cluck their tongues and stroke their beards and talk about “What’s to be done with this Homer Simpson?”

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

                  Look Marge, you don’t know what it’s like. I’M the one out there every day putting his ass on the line.

                  And I’M NOT OUT OF ORDER! YOU’RE out of order! The whole freaking SYSTEM is out of order.

                  You want the truth? You want the truth?! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!

                  ‘Cause when you reach over and put your hand into a PILE OF GOO… THAT WAS YOUR BEST FRIEND’S FACE! YOU’LL KNOW WHAT TO DO!

                  FORGET IT, MARGE… IT’S CHINATOWN!

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            Stupider like a fox!

  • wilcymoore

    !!!? … $100,000 for a major league pitcher? Decent one, at least. No player in return?? That’s all?!?

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Looks like we control Gaudin for another 2 years as well.

    http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.c.....60040.html

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Of the guys the Yanks have made trades for, I hope they keep most of them. I love Hairston’s versatility, I love Hinske’s pop off the bench and versatility at 3B/1B/OF, Gaudin can start or work out of the pen. All nice additions that I hope the re-sign.

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

      Agreed. Which is why cementing this awesome World Series win will be the final piece of the puzzle in our pitchjob to get Hinske and Hairston to forgo the extra playing time that the Diamondbacks and Royals (or other reasonable facsimiles of suckitude) will undoubtedly offer them.

      • DreDog

        I wouldn’t mind getting a sandwich pick for Hairston. That is if continues as a Type B.

        • Mike bk

          according to the last elias rankings Hairston is a safe B with 9 guys below him as B’s before no compensation starts and Gaudin is also a B as a RP in the AL w 14 guys b/w him and no comp.

          • Mike bk

            but gaudin has 1 or 2 more years of arb i believe before he is ufa.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          That, too.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +1

      Jose or Frankie for the backup catcher next year? Or, do they sign someone like Benjie Molina to catch most of the time and have Jorge DH most of the time?

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

        Frankie, I’d imagine. He’s as ready as he’ll ever be.

        Bengie Molina was intriguing back on May 15th, when he was hitting .299/.308/.559.

        Since then, he’s hitting .241/.263/.372. I lost interest.

      • Jack

        http://www.baseball-reference......be01.shtml

        I’m not liking that .277 OBP this year, although his page sponser cracks me up.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Yeah, he’s not a high OBP guy, which is shitty.

          • Tony

            What I’m looking for is an old, fat catcher with no power who doesn’t walk.

  • Russell NY

    I just saw a fan that looked like a cross between Peter Abraham and Jason Varitek at the Eagles game.

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

      (shudders)

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      In Tampa this weekend, I saw a guy who looked just like Pete Abe, only bigger. I saw Pete Abe during spring training, he’s not nearly as big as his giant head makes him out to be.

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

        I saw Pete Abe during spring training, he’s not nearly as big as his giant head makes him out to be.

        You know, for a fat chick, you don’t sweat that much!

        • Jack

          Hey tommie: What do fat chicks do in the summer?

  • Mike bk

    speaking of Arb eligible players it is disgusting that nady has been out the whole year and is still almost a type A

  • Accent Shallow

    Great deal.

    I’d much rather do this than fret over the Yankees losing their 25th best prospect.

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

      Bonus point: 3/4ths of the money we gave to get Gaudin, we got for free this year by having Nova, Kroenke, and Corona taken and then returned in the Rule V Draft.

      75K in the bank, burning a hole in our pocket.