Jul
30

Yankees spoke to Padres about Hairston

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Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees have called the Padres to inquire about the possibility of acquiring Jerry Hairston Jr. for the second straight trade deadline, but they were told he’s not available. San Diego has the best record in the National League and leads the NL West by five games in the loss column, so they’re not going to give him away despite his .290 wOBA (.323 at home, .255 away, so it’s not Petco either). That’s a kind of player the Yankees are looking for though, a versatile righthanded bat that could platoon with Curtis Granderson if needed.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline

17 Comments»

  1. I seem to recall a player of Hairston’s caliber on the 2009 Yankees…

  2. Bronx Ralphie says:

    why don’t they check to see if Melky and Hinske are available also?

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I know you’re being sarcastic, but Hinske would be a great addition. Too bad the Braves are an elite team in their league and aren’t going to move him.

      Plus, as the last three years proved, having Hinske guarantees you a spot in the World Series. :)

  3. Poopy Pants says:

    We’re gettin’ the band back together.

  4. kenthadley says:

    we could have kept him; why didn’t we?

    • Probably because the Yanks thought Hairston’s salary demands were too high and because Hairston wanted a starting job. Only one of those reasons is a valid excuse. Hint: It’s not the first one.

  5. mikebk says:

    any chance the A’s would deal rajai davis? he has a reverse split to fit the granderson platoon criteria, excellent bench PR

  6. j_Yankees says:

    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Hmmmm…that names sounds familiar.

  7. Mark says:

    Can’t get on Hairston, got nice money, great city, playing with his brother, and as an added bonus on a first place team.

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