Yanks send Shive, Cusick to Indians to complete Kerry Wood trade


Via Marc Carig, the Yankees have sent minor leaguers Andy Shive and Matt Cusick to Cleveland as players to be named later in the Kerry Wood trade. Shive had some sleeper potential as a relief potential, but he hasn’t really pitched much since having Tommy John surgery and will be 25-years-old in a few weeks without ever getting out of A-ball. Cusick, a 24-year-old utility infielder was the guy the Yanks got from Houston for LaTroy Hawkins a few years ago, and his best asset is probably his versatility. The Indians might have some use for him, but the Yanks definitely didn’t. No big loss at all.

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  1. I really enjoyed Cusick’s work in Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity.

  2. dc1874 says:

    kerry wood trade…the gift that keeps on giving…

  3. Jerome S says:

    Cashman’s the fucking man sometimes.

  4. First Time Poster says:

    Not Cusick!

  5. Jorge says:

    But for Kearns they get a AAA pitcher who sill flirts with prospect status? Probably splitting hairs, but still somewhat strange-sounding to me.

    • Rob says:

      prob bc the Indian’s main reason to trade Wood was salary relief..and he was just injured so prob coulnt command much in a trade..while Kearns was producing a little, but more importantly was on a minor league deal (so basically league minimum I guess) so there was no “salary relief factor” if you will

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