The Big Stick wrote:What is wrong with the Yankees? First Nomo, now Chacón. The Yankees need to stop spending money and rebuild the farm system. The only prayer the Yanks have is that leaving Coors will help this guy. He has 30 plus walks and 30 plus K's.... WOW (what a pitcher)!!! I rather see the Yanks tank the season. Adding trash will not help. It will just cost the Yanks young players and more money. Not that I'm paying the contracts but when does the madness end?
I pose this question to you fellow Yankee fans. Whill Chacón take us past the Red Sox, the O's or the Angles? I think not why did we make that trade?
How did it help us?
You're being so unrealistic its frankly sad. You want to rebuild the farm system midseason AND be able to make it through the year? You'd have to be a fool to tank a season when you're .5 game out of the playoffs; its ludacris.
What Chacon does is provide a body out there that can eat some innings; they have no in-house options to eat those innings with all the injuries, so they have NO choice. Chacon is necessary, as is Leiter, as is Small to eat innings so that the team can tread water until Pavano and hopefully others come back.
Chacon, Leiter, Small and Nomo are costing the Yankees nothing but money; its not our money, so its not too big of a deal when all those guys are cheap as well (example: Leiter is only costing 200k).
And no david, they can't trade a hitter. They're all too expensive and Cano is too good to trade. There's also no pitchers available to trade for; you can't just say trade a hitter for a pitcher; the possibility for a deal has to actually exist first and one does not.