So long, Greg Golson


Via Joel Sherman and Bryan Hoch, the Yankees have released Greg Golson to make room on the 40-man roster this morning’s two Rule 5 Draft pickups. They had one open 40-man spot, so only one move was needed.

For all his physical ability, Golson has never been able to put it all together. He has eight hits and one walk in 42 career big league plate appearances, and is a career .261/.318/.380 hitter in 1,383 Triple-A plate appearances. Golson can play some serious defense though, and I’m sure Carl Crawford is still having nightmares after this throw. There’s a non-zero chance that he clears waivers and returns to the Yankees.

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  • Gonzo

    He should try pitching.

  • Plank

    I vividly remember that throw (I thought) and I remembered it as Torii Hunter getting thrown out. The brain is a funny thing.

  • Matt Imbrogno

    Someone make sure Monteroisdinero is okay.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      We’ll be consoling him all day.

    • MannyGeee

      hes holding hope that since he’s a below average OF (instead of a below average IF) he might not get all Jamey Carroll’d and slip through the cracks to accept a MiL deal with us once again.

    • Esteban

      Brutal day for him

  • A.D.

    I assume the Angles will sign him

    • MannyGeee

      The FISH!

      still in the market for like, anything they can overpay.

      I say Loria offers 3/30

    • JohnnyC

      A’s should sign him and have him back up Melky and Pagan.

      • Ted Nelson

        He could probably hit clean-up for the As…

    • JohnnyC

      Giants should sign him and have him back up Melky and Pagan.

    • Jesse

      Sources tell me it’s between the Angels, Marlins, and a mystery team. Stay tuned.

  • Staten Island

    This whole “non-zero chance” thing is a little annoying.

    • Gonzo

      Worse than 50/50?

      • vin

        Gun to your head, is there a non-zero chance you dislike 50/50?

        • Jesse

          50/50 has always pissed me off.

          • vin

            “six of one, half dozen of another” drives me nuts.

            • Gonzo

              Haha, I hate that too. Hate, hate, hate it when my wife says that.

    • FIPster Doofus


  • JohnnyC

    Cashman on Pujols: “He’s a special player. I don’t know him personally, but I see what he does with that bat. It’s Montero-like.” (laughs)

    –Bryan Hoch via twitter

    • Mike

      LOL LOL LOL .. Cash Money !!

    • Cris Pengiucci

      This more than made up for the Golson release in Monteroisdinero’s mind.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Whew. Cash is so smart.

        Thanks for all your support gang.

        We’ll pick up Golson in a late season Proctoresque move.

        • Gonzo

          Like Mitre, he will always come back to the Yankees. No worries man.

    • Monteroisdinero

      This quote will go up on the wall next to DiMaggio’s “I thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee”

      • Adam Parker

        Only in your wacky mind.

      • Jesse

        Eh, let’s not get carried away now…