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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  1. Philthy65 says:

    so essentially its 3 free players?

  2. 102 says:

    You sure that’s not in Yen?

  3. What Won't Jesus Montero Do says:

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

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

    • Ellis says:

      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.

      • 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 says:

          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.

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

  5. vin says:

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

  6. Mr Moss says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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.

  7. ultimate913 says:

    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.

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