Yomiuri sends Yankees $1.2M for Albaladejo


Well check this out. According to a report passed along by MLBTR, the Yomiuri Giants have sent the Yankees $1.2M for Jon Albaladejo. Albie finalized his deal with Yomiuri yesterday. I didn’t expect the Yanks to get anything out of the move other than a free 40-man roster spot, so this is a pleasant surprise. Granted, $1.2M isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but it’s just about enough to cover the salaries of Jesus Montero, Frankie Cervelli, and Ramiro Pena next season.

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  • Philthy65

    so essentially its 3 free players?

  • 102

    You sure that’s not in Yen?

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      $1,200,000 = ¥14,278.92

      ¥100,847,963.29 = $1,200,000

      • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Oops switch the signs in the first equivalent and those are right.

  • What Won’t Jesus Montero Do

    Can we add that to the new Jeter contract offer and say take it or leave it?

    • Bryan L

      Or better yet…

      Cashman: We’ll offer 3/50.
      Close: Still not enough to get it done.
      Cashman: …AND the rights to Jonathan Albaladejo.

  • Benjamin Kabak

    We still have to pay Francisco Cervelli next year? Damn.

    • Ellis

      cervelli’s 2010 OBP > A-Rod’s, Granderson’s, and Swisher’s.

      I’m not a big fan of cervelli, I’m just sayin’. That’s not too bad for a backup catcher.

      • Benjamin Kabak

        It’s not bad for a backup catcher, but in 2010, Cervelli was not the back-up catcher. He got the majority of the playing time behind the plate. If Cervelli is the true “play once-a-week” back-up, I’m fine with him. But if he has to catch over 700 innings again, it’s a problem.

        • Ellis

          Agreed. That’s why I’m pretty happy to have Cervelli on board for 2011 – his playing time should be greatly reduced with Montero in the mix.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Every fist pump should be an incentive to lower the contract as close as possible to $0

  • vin

    Perhaps they’d be interested in a certain lefthander whose future is so bright he has to wear shades?

  • Mr Moss

    Sweet use that 1.2 mil too sign Tony Womack…argh i mean Derek Jeter

    • bexarama

      yeah, I said it in the last thread:

      Tony Womack 2005: .249/.276/.280, 50 OPS+, -1.7 bWAR.
      .261 wOBA, 57 wRC+, -2.3 fWAR.

      2010 Derek Jeter >>>>>> Tony Womack. Probably not enough >s there. Not that I think they should give whatever, but this is insanity the other way.

      • Gonzo

        Bobby Meachem is better than Jeter right now! Didn’t you get the memo?

  • ultimate913

    Granted, $1.2M isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but it’s just about enough to cover the salaries of Jesus Montero’s, Frankie Cervelli, and Ramiro Pena next season. salary for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    That sounds better.