Via Tim Brown: Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired and not join the Yankees. Oh well, never hurts to ask.
Sounds good to me.
Come on, Scott Rolen!
Make it happen, Cash!
Rolen was cooked two years ago. At this point, roll with you have and hope you get Aaron Small type lucky with one of these guys. It is all one can hope for.
Pretty sure a fan of both Derrek Lee and the Yankees were hurt by this notion and subsequently having his dreams crushed.
this bottom feeding is getting scary.
Lee is not bottom feeding. wRC+s of 109 his last two seasons.
Those numbers lose a lot of their steam when a guy has already given up on playing, retired, and sat out a year.
It was a season ago.
What was a season ago? He sat out all of 2012. We’re now in the 2013 season. So his numbers are 2 seasons ago now.
It has been one season since he had a 109 wRC+. Not two seasons. He missed the 2012 season, which was not two seasons but one. Why are you arguing otherwise?
Guys take a season off with some regularity (I.e. it is not uncommon) whether due to retirement or injury and come back to comparable levels of performance.
I would not call it bottom feeding if the Yankees signed Lee for 1.5 expected months of starting and then a bench role. The funniest is that the same people keep making similar comments about Chipper, who took no seasons off and was still a strong performer last season. It would seem to reflect no real knowledge of MLb and a parrot the MSM mentality.
Wow, I can’t believe you’re actually arguing this (ok, I guess I actually can believe it). That’s enough for me, I’m not going to bother anymore.
To add to your point, it worked well (broken fibula aside) for Andy Petitte
*runs for the hills*
I’m just gonna sit back and wait for the call…
So awesome that we are reduced to dumpster diving
All those years of too many LFers playing in the OF and too many 1B playing in the infield and now we don’t have any haha. I really hope Cashman is doing his best to swing a big trade because we desperately need some offense if we’re going to survive. Imagine Hafner and Youkilis making their scheduled DL trips before Tex/Grandy come back.
Is the cost of that happening for a week, five weeks even worth overpaying on a deal you didn’t want to make otherwise?
Classic case of someone reading what they want to see. Please point out where it says I hope Cashman gives up the farm and/or overpays for offense. Before both of these injuries this team needed some offense for now and the future. Now we really need it and there are a lot of places they could be put before and after Grandy/Tex return. All I said was I hoped Cashman can bring in a difference maker on offense. Not to mention the costs of not getting an extra bullpen arm (killing Wade/Logan and bringing Joba back way too early) or replacing Gardner last year were pretty high. And both players could be out until June and we could be pretty much out of it by then even if Teixeira’s wrist injury doesn’t linger.
You know you have to give up something in a trade, right? If you need some offense now and in the future, trading talent away is not necessarily the way to accomplish both.
I read what you wrote, but then I analyzed it. This is a time of year when teams are very, very rarely looking to move impact players. To get someone a team doesn’t want to give up you’re going to overpay. Not to mention that if you are bringing in someone only because of the injuries, it implies a move you wouldn’t have made otherwise.
The Yankees will be out of it in June?
Calling Ron Bloomberg..calling Ron Bloomberg…
How’s the mayor’s non-existent son going to help?
Maybe they call Hoorace Clark next since, you know, this is the worst team get off my lawn etc.
Blomberg? He was never any good in his prime. Rather call Willie Mays and switch him
Forget these stupid trades. Either put together a blockbuster for Stanton or play with what we have.
Agreed. There is certainly no option that falls between doing nothing and trading for one of the 5 most valuable properties in MLB. Has to be one or the other.
I think they should bring back josh phelps for comedic purposes. Plays a little first,a little catcher, sits on the bench to keep it warm for the other players. Have tony pena rile him up and unleash him on division rivals during the middle of a game. Maybe even do some personal favors for the yankees brass and front office.
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