Dec
02

Yanks non-tender Moseley, Aceves

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The Yankees have non-tendered Dustin Moseley and Alfredo Aceves, Mark Feinsand reported a minute ago. In light of the team’s decision to re-up with Sergio Mitre, Moseley’s departure was a foregone conclusion. The Yanks do not need to mediocre right-handers clogging up the roster in the name of depth, but the decision on Aceves is surprising. My guess is that the Yanks did not want to burn a 40-man spot on a guy who missed most of 2010 and will be out for around the first six-to-eight weeks of 2011. The club will, in all likelihood, try to resign him to a minor league deal without burning a 40-man spot on a question mark.

Categories : Asides, Transactions

46 Comments»

  1. Mike Axisa says:

    The Mexican Gangster will ride again.

  2. vin says:

    Wow. Didn’t see the Aceves non-tender coming at all. Makes some sense I guess. Why not non-tender Aceves then use the roster spot on Moseley (probably depnds on whether he has options left or not)?

  3. bexarama says:

    I’m surprised about both of these, really. Didn’t see that coming with Aceves at all and I figured they’d keep Moseley around until Spring Training at least, just for insurance, then cut him. Hope they get Aceves back.

  4. JGS says:

    Hope they get Ace back too.

    If they don’t, how much will be made of his ridiculously vulturific 14-1 record?

  5. o says:

    must know something that we dont

  6. Jonathan says:

    Wow…i think this really tells us about Aceves’s back. They must know some bad stuff we don’t. I really hope we re-sign him.

  7. Damn we need gangster to come back! I really don’t know who they figure is worth protecting instead of Aceves.

  8. vin says:

    With these movies, I’m counting 30 players on the 40 man roster, with the following needs:

    1. SS (Jeter)
    2. Starter (Lee)
    3. Starter (Pettitte)
    4. Catcher (Montero)
    5. Closer (Mo)
    6. Second LOOGY (Choate?)
    7. 4th OFer (S. Hairston?)
    8. Bargain Bin Reliever (too many to choose from at this point)

    That’ll leave the team with 2 open 40-man roster spots and a full 25 man (assuming a 4 man bench of Cervelli, Golson/Curtis, Pena/Nunez, and the 4th OFer from above).

  9. Jerome S says:

    Time for a fun time-killing question: Who is the best Major League player age 25 or younger? They have to have already have MLB experience, so no prospects.

  10. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Bobby Jenks also got non tendered, maybe they’ll pick him up and use him in Aceves’ role.

  11. theyankeewarrior says:

    Hey Alfredo, nice 450K bike ride.

    Memo to professional athletes with cycling habits and non-guaranteed contracts:

    Stick to stationary bikes.

    • Yes, because it’s freaking impossible for a grown adult to get on a bicycle and ride it without breaking a bone. He might as well have been juggling knives naked in a bear pit covered in honey on a slip-n-slide on a balance beam while being pelted with medicine balls for the way you’re portraying it

      What Ace did was a freak injury. You know how you avoid freak injuries? You don’t. They’re freak injuries, they’re unpredictable. He wasn’t Jay Williams driving a motorcycle at 80 mph on the freeway, he was riding a f#$%ing bicycle.

      Shit happens.

    • Stratman9652 says:

      Dude. Let. It. Go.

      • theyankeewarrior says:

        Dude. This is a post dedicated to the fact that Alfredo Aceves was non-tendered by the Yankees today because he fell of a bicycle in Mexico and broke his clavicle.

        If you want to Let. It. Go. Then Let. Yourself. Go. To. Another. Part. Of. RAB. Like. The. Open. Thread.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          “This is a post dedicated to the fact that Alfredo Aceves was non-tendered by the Yankees today because he fell of a bicycle in Mexico and broke his clavicle.”

          That is your opinion. There’s a pretty good chance they know something about his back and not optimistic about his long-term future.

  12. Adam says:

    That stinks, I’ve always liked the Ace a lot, and he was so valuable in ’09. Hope they do re-sign him, his versatility is just like Ramiro Mendoza, who was always undervalued in his importance to the dynasty teams.

  13. Can’t say I’m gonna miss Dustin Moseley too much

  14. hello9 says:

    Other interesting non-tenders:

    Wang, Milledge, Russell Martin, Okajima, Jenks, Zach Minor

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